OUR APPROACH TO WEDDING DAY
Beautiful images: lots of people can make them. What sets AGPcollective apart is a client-focused approach to wedding day.
What can you expect when you work with us?
It's your day, not ours.
From the most modest celebrations to the grandest affairs, there is one universal truth that applies to every wedding: the day goes too fast!
Whether you realize it or not, your photographer has a lot of control over how thoroughly you enjoy (and get to participate in) the most elaborate party you have ever thrown. Unlike many photography studios who are still in a growth phase, we have all the accolades we ever dreamed of. This includes having our work featured widely across the US, as well as in Europe and Asia. We've seen our images on Good Morning America, in The Knot, Philadelphia Weddings, and on all our favorite wedding blogs. We are no longer building a portfolio, and that means we won't hijack your day to make it about our goals and whims as photographers.
Because whatever that ego-driven approach is, it's the opposite of ours. Whether you work with Sarah or an associate photographer, your day will remain YOUR day. We hang back and wait for the magic moments to occur naturally and we make sure we never stop paying attention so we don't miss them when they do. We will help to create moments when necessary, or when our clients need a hand with getting comfortable in front of the camera. And of course, we always make sure we satisfy the need for classic, timeless formal portraiture when the appropriate time comes. Otherwise, we let you live your day. The day you've been waiting for all of your life. The day that is yours.
a modern processing style that feels natural
In the photography industry, there is a lot of pressure to develop a strong signature 'preset' (much like the filters you see on Instagram or Snapchat). The prevailing idea is to make all of your clients' events look as similar as possible, for "brand consistency".
We ain't about that life. While AGP has a definite look, and in general operates under a preset processing technique, we approach each client's event as a unique one. We look at the elements you have provided us: florals, venue space, available natural elements and settings, your hair and make-up choice, colors, shoes...we get a flavor from all these elements and develop a look for your wedding that honors the design you so meticulously worked to perfect. We aim to translate the mood of your day into our images, so that the viewer can immediately feel exactly what it felt like to be there with you. Each completed gallery will have a strong consistency within it, but it won't look exactly like everyone else's. We'd hate to distract from our subjects with a strong, heavy-handed (and trendy) filter.
So. Maybe our "brand consistency" is a little off, but you know what's not? Our 5-star client satisfaction rating. That's the only kind of consistency we care about.
we get life.
Life is sweet, life is hard, life is different for each of us. Families are amazing, families are complicated, families are all that we've got. Our team has lived some pretty intense life between the bunch of us. We understand that the people you've chosen to surround yourself with on your wedding day are the people you love and cherish the very most, no matter how complicated things may be today. We also understand that some day, these cherished friends and family members will go on to live in our memories alone.
We make it a priority to capture meaningful moments whenever we spot them happening (and believe me, we have eyes like a hawk for this). It's one thing to create a formal portrait of you and your mom or best friend or grandparent standing stiffly next to one another. It's something else entirely to catch a little slice of the two of you, just being your very you-iest, and to freeze that moment in time for forever.
If you don't get the importance of that just yet, believe me: some day you will. We've got your back til then.