Your Happiest Day Remembered Beautifully

by rickandteresa on January 26, 2015

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It is so exciting to see so many couples getting engaged. It really gives us a thrill. Yes, partly because we do hope that we get to photograph your engagement session or wedding, but also just because love unfolding is so wonderful to watch.

This year will be our ten year anniversary, and we can remember our wedding day and those months leading up to it, like it was yesterday. It was the most special time in our lives up to the point (and until we started having children!). And it went by so fast. We are very thankful for the pictures we have.

It’s super important to us to document your “best day ever” beautifully, and we hope it’s important to you, too. Your flowers will fade, you may never wear that dress or that tux again, all those special touches you made part of your day… and most importantly, all that lovely emotion you felt on that “day of days,” all of it, should be captured in gorgeous pictures. You deserve it, your love is worth it, and you’ll never regret the investment you make to get professional wedding photos.

As you set your date and find that perfect venue, be sure to contact us early to see if we have your date available. We’d love to customize a quote for a perfect wedding package for you.

Until then, Dream BIG and Love WELL,

~ Rick & Teresa

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Announcing Our Dream Day Contest

by rickandteresa on January 23, 2015

img 9617 6 e1422052313522 Announcing Our Dream Day Contest Your best day ever should be captured as beautifully as possible. We believe every couple deserves that. That’s why we try to keep our pricing within reach for most couples, and why we put together some really good offers already this year.

But this one is crazy good. And we’re making it a contest. Here are the details:

Dream Day Contest 2015: We’re offering a full day digital wedding photography package for $800 (an $1,800 value) to one couple for their 2015 wedding. Package includes full wedding day coverage starting from “getting ready” until your send-off, editing of all images, an online viewing gallery, and high resolution digital files. We’ll even throw in a complimentary save-the-date or engagement session (optional).

Other optional add-ons would be available for an additional cost, such as a photo guest signing book or wedding album.

How to enter and win? Easy. Contact us and nominate either yourself or another couple and be sure to indicate the 2015 wedding date. Tell us briefly in the email: about yourselves, what your dream day of photography would be to you, and why we should select you. If you are nominating another couple, please have them also email their interest.

We’ll receive entries from now until Feb 12 and we’ll make our announcement of the winner on Feb 14.

Please note that we must be available on your wedding day in order for you to be selected, and a few other restrictions apply. Candidates will also be asked to answer a few questions, and must be willing to book with a deposit upon being selected.

Let the fun begin! We can’t wait to see your entry.

Until then, dream BIG and love WELL, ~ Rick & Teresa IMG 7831 e1415667828388 Announcing Our Dream Day Contest


Spring Wedding Special (starts NOW!)

by rickandteresa on January 14, 2015

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Okay, okay, we are not even a month into winter, but Spring IS just around the corner, yes? And if your wedding is between now and April 30, we want you to enjoy our Spring wedding special: 8-hr digital wedding package for $1,400 or wedding album package for $1,800. That’s almost a $1,000 saving from our regular pricing. AND we will do your engagement photos for free.

Why are we offering this? Because we believe in your love story, that yours and every love story is beautiful & deserving of celebration, and should be told and remembered in gorgeous photos. Let us tell yours.

We really want to work with you, and would be honored to be part of your happiest day. If you are looking for a full day wedding package or album package, OR if your event is smaller and you need less, we can customize a quote just for you. Ask us. Or, pass this to someone you know who is getting married.

Until then, Dream BIG and Love WELL,

~Rick & Teresa

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Off To A Fantastic Start

by rickandteresa on January 9, 2015

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Our bride & groom, featured above, are off to a fantastic start this year as newlyweds, and we couldn’t be happier for them. Our year is off to an excellent start too, having just been awarded the Couples Choice Award for 2015 by WeddingWire. A big thank you to all who reviewed us & helped us to earn the award. It is our honor to photograph so many amazing people & places.

We’d love to help you get off to a fantastic start this year as well, by offering some super deals, such as:

Weddings: Digital packages for less than $1,500 and album packages for less than $2,000. Free guest signing book or parent album if booked by Feb 14.

Photo Booth: Purchase a minimum 2-hr package and get a free hour, or 50% off when added to a wedding package. Book by Feb. 14 and get a second free hour.

Portraits: Senior or Engagement/Couple packages starting at $250, with free announcements included. Family portraits starting at $250, with free 11×14 mounted print included. Free photo book included with any portrait package if booked by Feb 14.

Google Business View: Show off your store, studio, office, or business with a 360 tour for $350 or less, any size tour. Contact us by Jan 30 to take advantage of this fantastic offer. This is an especially great offer for businesses with larger floor plans.

Quick, get in touch with us before it’s too late to find out more about our offers and to book your photography. And pass this along to your friends and family. We can’t wait to make you shine in 2015.

Until then, dream BIG and love WELL,

~Rick & Teresa

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Happy New Year: Reflections & Resolutions

by rickandteresa on January 1, 2015

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Welcome to 2015!

It’s good for the heart to remember what God has done and be thankful. Here are some of our highlights from 2014:

Isaac improved dramatically in reading and in karate. We are very proud of how he has applied himself to seeing things through and not giving up. He impresses us daily with his thoughtfulness, curiosity, and exuberance for life.

Judah started preschool this year, and has us endlessly entertained us with his acrobatic antics, his affection for his big brother, and his playfulness.

We took trips to the snow, the Bay Area for family visits and work, a summer trip to New Castle, PA, annual Thanksgiving trip to Lake Tahoe and more trips to the Bay Area for the holidays. We love our family and enjoy traveling, and look forward to more in 2015.

We pressed into and focused even more on growing our photography business, and had an exciting year. We were increasingly busy all year with the things we love and helping people shine doing: weddings, portraits, photo booth and Google Business View. We made great connections, such as partnering as the exclusive photographer for a local magazine, and we added value to our services everywhere we could.

We are very thankful for all He provided and taught us, for our family & friends and good health, for play and for work, and we are hopeful for even more of His good plan unfolding in 2015.

Resolutions? Yes. Why? Well, not because it’s expected, or that we need to be busier, or we want another lofty goal we can’t meet. We aren’t looking to set ourselves up for disappointment, because we aren’t expecting perfection. We are a work in progress. We make resolutions because “without vision, people perish.” It’s good and right to have goals, to be intentional about personal growth, to look at areas that could use improvement or that are proper places for focus, and to purpose to change and grow in those areas. So, for 2015 we resolve to focus on 6 “C”s:

Christ: to know Him better and be more like Him

Character: to work on forming higher character and not giving in to our lower character traits

Connection: to value connection & relationships (and love) above all

Contentedness: to be at peace & glad for what we have while we still work & believe for more

Cheerful giving: to give of our time, talents & treasures as He leads, cheerfully

Careful: to be careful with our words & actions, paying attention to details, that others would experience from us kindness & excellence

There you have it. If we can manage to also lose 10 pounds, bring in a bunch more business, save 10% of our income, and get rid of at least 20% of the stuff we have piled and stored up around the house, so much the better.

Happy New Year everyone. Cheers to an amazing & abundant 2015!

Dream BIG and Love WELL,

~ Rick & Teresa

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