It all started with a game of Spades, late one night at our local bowling alley. We met in a small Southern town, where inventing your own kind of fun was not only a creative pastime, but imperative to life without boredom. We got partnered against another couple, and I peeked over my cards at Ed, trying desperately to send him signals about my hand through telepathy. Ed, perhaps like any other college-aged guy, took this as flirting.
Years later, we’re still playing cards, though that one small game has evolved into full-blown game nights with family and friends. We got hitched in 1994, when white tuxes with tails, lots of tulle, and big bows were all the rage (we know better now). We were both in college, and knew nothing about photography (they used film back then!), but thankfully, my mom’s top wedding priority was the photos. Today, our kids love looking through our wedding album and making fun of us, and we secretly love it too.
We started our business on accident. We shot our first wedding in 2009, when my brother, ever frugal, got married. Somehow, he talked me into taking the photos and Ed into doing the video. My brother got free wedding photos, and I discovered that I had never had so much fun behind a camera! I posted the photos on Facebook, and have had couples calling me ever since. My brother likes to say that I owe my entire business to him, but I like to say that it’s a good thing he’s such a cheapskate!
We know firsthand how the words “I do” can change the course of your lives. We know firsthand the pain and pride of watching a child grow, graduate high school, and leave the safety of their parents for a life of their own. We know firsthand that having tangible memories of these life-changing events is not only a responsibility, but a legacy. For us, preserving love and history is an honor and a privilege.