What is Boutique Wedding Photography?
When they say boutique, you probably think of a small but upper-scale specialty store.
The shop owner may know you and greet you by name. They may also know your style and what you are interested in. This is exactly what boutique-style wedding photography is about: Crafting upper-scale work, a personalized experience for each client’s “once in a lifetime” event.
Why should you prefer it?
For a Boutique-Style Wedding Photographer, you are not just a number, you are valued, and so cared for. And you may gain a friend in the process. They run a smaller operation, and the vendor-client relationship is much more intimate.
And also having a connection with your photographer before your wedding day, prevents potential awkwardness, and reflects positively onto your images.
When you work with agencies, mega studios, or All-in Service Entertainment Companies for Wedding Photography, it is more like a Mega Retail Store.
You wouldn’t buy your Wedding dress from Walmart, would you?
You would shop for it in specialty stores, and you would try to find the unique one that complements your features. If it needs tailoring they would do it for you. Same with Wedding Photography.
Deva Photography works as Boutique-Style, I am the lead photographer and typically work with my husband/assistant/ business partner. Fully insured, Member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America). We are the ones coming over to your wedding.
What Should you expect from us?
First, flexibility. With over 10 years of experience shooting weddings, I know how important it is to find the right photographer and have your special day your way. Our service can be tailored to your needs and wishes.
Second, Integrity. Your images are as important as my own wedding images to me. I confess, earlier in my career I had to consider working for an “all-in agency”. Their volume was amazing, I thought I could fill the off-season dates easily. All I had to do was make one 10-minute phone call the week of the wedding, show up and shoot for a set number of hours, and upload the photos in the next couple of days. But in the end, I wasn’t allowed to use the photos for my portfolio and was going to get paid very little. Worst of all no connection to the clients. On top of that agency asked for my photos to use in their portfolio. They weren’t created under the same circumstances.
Soon after I signed a contract, I felt like I lost my artistic soul, and felt it was incredibly unfair to the couples who are having a “once in a lifetime” day. But I was lucky enough to end my contract early.
Third, quality. This is the big one. If clients don't get to know the wedding photographer beforehand, they have no idea what to expect.
I take pride in creating images my clients cherish and are proud to share with the next generation. I am motivated to produce the best quality of work possible due to a combination of having far less volume and the ability to listen to the client's specific requests and an artistic desire to create beautiful additions to my portfolio.
In order to capture photos you and your loved ones adore, It is important to me to learn as much as I can about you. Being a Boutique Photographer we schedule a limited number of weddings every year, to make sure all my couples get the attention they deserve.
I focus on your connections, and the love you share, while I constantly search for the best light possible to create timeless portraits.
If you hire Deva Photography, you are getting someone you can get to know, and whose work you like, and a wedding day experience that will be tailored to you. And you contact us to photograph you and your family years after the wedding, this time for milestones like graduation, anniversary, baby, and family portraits. And we can’t wait to meet you and your loved ones again!