But first: Our lives are completely run our Goldendoodle, Bernie.
As far as everything else, I feel like photography websites are so dramatic. We're not going to spend three paragraphs trying convince you how much we LOVE photography , and HOW IMPORTANT it is on your wedding day.
If you didn't think it was important, you'd just ask Aunt Susie to take your photos with her iPad. But, you're here, so I think we're on the same page.
Who we are. Indigo Photography = Cole + Brit. We are married, and yaaassssss, we hated getting our pictures taken too.
What we do. We primarily shoot weddings in the Rockford, IL area. However, we love to travel (except Brit hyperventilates when flying) and are now taking destination weddings as well. Particularly warm places, and particularly in the winter, k?
How long we have been doing this. I (Brit) was asked to shoot my first wedding in 2011. I was dating Cole at the time, who happened to also be into photography, and I said I would only do it if we shot it together because I was scared out of my mind. For some reason, I wasn't considering the fact we might break up before the wedding rolled around? Luckily, we didn't. We've shot every wedding together ever since.
About Brit. I'd just love to have some cliche story to share with you about how I picked up my dad's camera when I was eight and decided that "capturing memories" was my life's ambition. In fact, I don't even think my dad had a camera for me to pick up. I'm just assuming based on the serious lack of photos of his daughter. So. That's out. I also can't tell you that I studied photography in college because I didn't. I was too consumed gaining life experience in the area of wrong relationships to be concerned with anything productive.
Here's what I can tell you: photography started accidentally. As all of my friends started having babies, I was horrified at the JC Penney studio pictures that were hanging on their walls. So, I started taking them. And I kinda liked doing it. As much as you can like taking pictures of screaming children. Since then, I have loved the opportunity to create memories for people that aren't... lame.
Other important things of note: I'm probably too sarcastic for my own good. I can quote almost every line of the entire Friends series. I hate fluorescent lights and milk. I find it particularly repulsive when people drink milk with pizza. So if we can just not drink milk under any circumstances — especially in fluorescent lighting — I'm pretty sure we'll have a blast. I'm 1,050% right brained and math gives me hot flashes, which is why I married a financial analyst. It's so convenient.
About Cole. Hey, it's Cole. I'm a financial analyst by day - and, well, that's enough about that. Brit often reminds me that if I was like any other person she knows who works in finance, we wouldn't be married. I began to show an interest in photography when I was in my late teens. Like every 19 year-old guy, I thought the coolest thing was to take pictures of my car, which come to find out wasn't even that cool. #1988Firebird
Like all accounting majors do after graduation, I purchased a halfway decent camera. I was still searching for that "cool" factor, which I hope explains why I had an 80's firebird. After taking a few pictures, I put the camera back in the box. Three years later, Brit comes around and all of the sudden I am a "hobbyist." Needless to say, I landed the girl and BAM! Cool factor.
I'm fairly certain that when Brit first asked about starting weddings, that she wasn't actually inviting me to be a part of it. But, as we all know, persistence pays off and I've even coined the hashtag #coletakespicturestoo, which has yet to trend anywhere. If you've always dreamed of having a fantastic photographer and a random guy awkwardly staring at you waiting for the perfect opportunity to drop a one-liner, then we would be a great fit!