For ten long and really awesome years, Eva shot weddings on her own and got pretty darned good at being in all places at all times. Or so she thought until Andrew Caldwell rocked up beside her with his camera one day and made her re-think everything.
Weddings are fast. They are unrepeatable, hugely significant and filled with unexpected things happening at lightening speed. Even though one awesome photographer can anticipate a lot of this, the simple physics of it are that they can't be in two places at once, or in one place covering two different angles.
It takes about 30 seconds for the bride to walk down the aisle, say goodbye to Dad and be handed over to another man. That's probably going to be the most significant 30 seconds of her life, the groom's life and maybe even Dad's. It's impossible for one photographer to do that moment justice.
But with two of us working together we can track every expression on all those faces - especially the groom when he sees the bride in that first heart-stopping moment.
Two photographers also means they can spend quality time shooting documentary-style as you both get ready apart from each other. These images are some of the best - unscripted, emotional and jam-packed full of memories that you can later show and share with each other. Because you don't meet until mid-afternoon on your wedding day, we think it's important to document your time apart from each other well.
And while making time for an epic creative session with the bridal party is an important part of the day, two photographers can reduce the time you need to be away from your guests by shooting the same moment in very different ways. Or you can choose to deploy your second shooter to spend time with your guests while Eva or Michelle focus on you.
Different photographers bring different skill sets and strengths to your wedding day. Eva's second shooter, Andrew, is a specialist in astroscape photography (check it out HERE, seriously, it will blow your mind). This means he really knows how to handle his camera at night and how to use darkness for dramatic advantage. Meanwhile Michelle's second shooter, Rebekah, has a great way of quietly observing people - especially children - so that when sweet and special moments happen away from the main action, she's often there to catch them.
And as if all that isn't enough, what we do that's different (and we think much better!) is work in two tight little teams that are - a little like marriage - permanent and lasting. Like husband and wife learn each other's quirks and how to get the best out of each other, Rebekah has learned where to be when working with Michelle and Andrew anticipates what Eva's shooting and goes for something totally different.
With 700 weddings behind them, Eva and Michelle's goal these days is to always make the next wedding just a wee bit more awesome than the last. And working with another experienced professional beside them is the way they get that. It's how they roll.