I can’t believe I haven’t shared this yet! Derek and I have a photographer!
My cousin Andrea (Andrea Hubbell Photography) is an AMAZING photographer. I’ve been drooling over her work for years now and had been secretly planning on asking her to take our wedding photos even before we got engaged.
Andrea is based in Charlottesville (which is why I asked a local photographer take our engagement photos) and was kind enough to pass along a slight “family discount.” <– major score for the budget department!
However, I promise the discount was not the only reason we went with her. Derek and I had already agreed from the get-go that we were willing to invest a little extra money in photography since it’s something that’s so important to us. We’ve seen too many friends cut corners with wedding photography and ended up with less than stellar results. We wanted photos that would be timeless, beautiful, and not crazy photo-shopped, which we believe Andrea can deliver. It just lucked out that our top choice, was also also a member of the family. (and even with the discount, it’s still a good chunk of change)
I spoke with Andrea before officially booking her and discussed a little bit of the day-of timeline (very vague numbers since nothing is even close to being set in stone yet), printing rights, and the type of photos we wanted. I told her we preferred natural snapshots that tell a story of our day. We love in-the-moment photos that are bursting with of love and happiness, not necessarily just a group of people awkwardly smiling at a camera. We’ll need a few family shots (just a shot or two of immediate family), but nothing crazy.
(p.s. ^Love the look of the cardigan with the wedding dress ^)
Andrea is also shooting my sister’s wedding next month, which will be fun since I’ll get to see her in action. Kelly and I spent a good portion of our flight up to Cincy last weekend basically discussing how much Andrea’s photographer rocks and how we can’t wait to have her photograph our weddings. To say we’re excited would be an understatement.
Seriously – how can you not love her work?!
*all photos courtesy of http://www.andreahubbell.com/
How did you choose your wedding photographer?