- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2007
Back in August of 2006, I volunteered to help a new business with their fashion show. The photographer booked for the shoot talked to me a bit after the show and shared his web sites with me. I thought his photos were amazing!
In December, I posted a blog about getting engaged! When Chris, the photographer, found out, he asked if I wanted him to shoot my wedding. I told him I would love it, but we weren’t sure we wanted to spend quite that much on photos.
I visited his website, http://www.holymoleephoto.com/ , to puruse his photos and prices. His photos were so beautiful, but my first impression was that his prices were too steep.
I showed the photos to my husband and he agreed to sit down with Chris. We decided that there was going to be at least one thing we wanted to "overspend" for the wedding. We determined that to be our photos. And why not? They will last longer than flowers, decorations, limos, etc. They’ll be forever.
So, we hired him. He did exactly as I asked. He was completely creative in the way he photographed the "tradtional" shots, placing us and family members in pews with the stained glass behind us instead of at the alter. When I asked if we could shoot the bridal party at the alter he said, "Of course!"
While Chris was running around everywhere (literally), he had another photographer, John, taking in other shots as well. I told Chris to follow his more artistic nature while John took all the traditional wedding photos.
My father expressed how interested he was in seeing the product of their labor. He stated that he could really see the passion and joy for photography and for capturing the essence of every moment as they worked. He said he could see an actual desire to be there, which surprised him since he used to be a wedding photographer and actually knows what it’s like.
Chris Lee is worth every penny we paid. If we could afford it, we’d have paid him more! He is a wonderful person aside from being a spectacular photographer. He gets to know you a bit before shooting anything so he knows exactly how to capture you.
If you don’t believe me, visit his blog. There are 10 pictures up as a preview from my wedding. If the first few don’t inspire awe, the picture of my father and me dancing most certainly will.
Sit down and talk to Chris. If you decide he isn’t for you, he even offers to help you find someone that is!