5.17.2010

Papa-Paparazzi

If there was one thing I could go back and change about my wedding day it would be the photographer. The person I hired was a friend in photography school who ended up taking all of the pictures of the receiving line. Now I have a giant collection of everyone’s profile. Biggest mistake! If there is one thing you don’t want to skimp on it’s a photographer. These are going to be the memories that you’ll want to catch and look at again and again. Your kids are going to want to see them. Don’t waste your money on a non-professional. It will inevitably be a waste of time, money and worry. Also if I could offer a tidbit here about the big day- make a list of all of the pictures you want to get. If you want to get one with your grandmother and grandfather, put it on the list. Your best friend and you? Jot it down. The bridal party and parents is a no brainer, but when it comes to everyone else you’ll be glad you have a list. Every other shot can be a bonus, or candid.

Here is a little blurb about a local photography company here in Columbus. They did my sisters wedding and it was amazing:

ShutterHead Studios is two guys—Mike Stempler and Bredt Covitz. They met working at the McGraw-Hill Education Group and discovered a common interest in photography. Realizing the business potential of two young, charming guys with unique photography talent, they pooled their resources, bought some lenses, flashes, and memory cards, and found some weddings to shoot.


Since their first gig in February of 2009 (shout out to Mandi for her blind faith!), Bredt and Mike have booked 15 new weddings. Considering their relative newness in the wedding photography scene, the shutterheads demonstrate surprising adeptness, confidence, and comfort behind their Canons. They can corral an antsy pantsy wedding party, pose them, get them laughing, and have them back inside before the guests even realize they’re hungry (okay, maybe guests are always hungry).

But their real passion is the candid shot.

“Many people become actors when they know they’re being photographed,” Mike says. “It’s not intentional, and it’s not everyone. But we don’t shoot actors. We shoot brides. We shoot grooms, moms, dads, sisters, sons, brothers. . . . We want emotion and interaction, because that’s what our clients want. That’s what’s real.”

Similar to photojournalists, Mike and Bredt can assume the role of the omniscient narrator—wallflowers when it’s necessary, and up in your face when it’s appropriate.

If you’d like to know more about the shutterheads, visit them at http://www.shutterheadstudios.com/ , or email them at contact@shutterheadstudios.com.

Here are a few examples of the outstanding work they do:
They also have a page on facebook if you're interested.

1 comment:

realmaplesyrup said...

If I could make a t-shirt with SHUTTERHEAD STUDIOS on it, for the whole world to see I would. I used them for our wedding, and it was the BEST decision we made in regards to our budget, and what was important to us. If you like the "tell a story" approach these guys are it!