Over the past few years, our business has grown in 2 directions quickly. One: Shooting tons of destination weddings & Two: Shooting the weddings of other photographers.
We have said it before, but we will say it again. Both, are exceptionally huge honors. Destination weddings are such an honor because the couple incurs a decent amount of cost to get a (non-resort) photographer there. Not only is there the Collection fee (package they chose), but also fights & accommodations for two. So when a couple chooses to bring us to their fabulous destination wedding, it is very flattering & something that we feel VERY privileged to go and photograph.
Similarly, it is very flattering when another photographer hires you for their wedding. Out of a sea of very talented photographers, it is YOU that they had to have. What an honor! It is not an honor that we take lightly.
When we were able to photograph Nicole & Shawn’srecent Los Cabos wedding, it was both of those things combined. Not only that, but Nicole wrote some pretty sweet things about us on her blog (she has written some great recent blog posts about wedding planning & destination wedding tips, from one who knows!).
” I will say this, and I completely stand by it, you get what you pay for. I had the most fabulous wedding photographers I could’ve asked for. I think they could’ve charged me a million dollars and I still would’ve booked them. I loved their photos that much. Photos are one of the most important (tangible) things in my life. But one thing that I didn’t know until it was all over was how much you miss being a bride (vs being the photographer). I have shot a ton of weddings and get to see all of the glamorous things. All of the details and all of the guests. I don’t miss a moment. But being the bride, I woke up the following day, not really remembering a thing. When I got my photos in the mail, my new husband and I sat close together on the couch and went through every single photo. I don’t even know how many times I said, “Oh ya!” or, “I forgot about that, that was so great!” If I didn’t have those fabulous photographers, my feeling of not remembering much of the day would still be there. But because I made it a must-have for my wedding I now have these unforgettable moments, something I will cherish forever. Something that will be on my walls, and in an album. Those photos will be in my heart and in my life for the rest of it, and I am so happy to have them. You will make a lot of decisions, and a lot of cuts to stay in the budget. A photographer was never going to be included in one of those cuts for me!”
and even more sweet words from a different blog entry:
“These ladies are simply amazing. Kari and Radelle run Eternal Reflections out of Edmonton and Victoria. They are not only the most brilliant photographers I have ever seen, but they are the sweetest girls in the world and I am so glad I had the opportunity to not only be in front of their lens but to also get to know them.”
We have always said that we have the very best brides in the world. We do. We have also said that we have the best job’s ever. We do.
Thank you to all of our lovely couples who trust us with their precious wedding memories.
Radelle & Kari
p.s. ANOTHER destination wedding coming to the blog on monday!!