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. 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.
By the way, this is Brit talking to you. And just so you aren't freaked out by the thought of internet people showing up to meet you at a remote location to take your photos, let me tell you a little bit about us.
What we do. We primarily shoot weddings in the Rockford, IL area, but love to travel and are now doing destination weddings as well.
How long we have been doing this. I started taking photos 11 years ago, and eventually quit cubicles for good to make wedding photography and health blogging my full time job. When I met Cole, he was learning photography as a hobby and we shot our very first wedding together and every single one since then! He is a financial analyst by day, and so he takes care of the business-y side of things that I HATE.
How we got started in weddings. I've got news for you - no one ever sets out to be a wedding photographer. It took me about five solid years to agree to do my first wedding, for a friend, and I could still throw up just thinking about how scared I was. I didn't want to ever commit to something unless I was confident I could deliver on a day that can never be redone. Once we got married ourselves, we fully realized the value of having beautiful memories to document the emotion, hard work, and money that goes into such a meaningful day. So, we decided to start actually responding to wedding inquiries instead of ignoring them (whoops).
About Brit. I can't really tell you that 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 hate fluorescent lights, fake smiles, and milk. So if we can just not drink any milk under fluorescent lighting while acting happy about it, I'm pretty sure we'll have a blast. I'm also an extremely poor athlete who still can't whistle. Or cartwheel.
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!