Choosing the photographer who would capture our Mendocino wedding was both the most difficult and the easiest choice we had to make. As with most couples, having beautiful wedding photos that would provide lasting memories was one of our highest priorities. Although we were getting married in Mendocino, we were willing to bring a photographer from elsewhere if he/she were the right person for the job. This broad search made the decision process a long one as we spent weeks interviewing photographers and scouring websites to find that photographer who could not only take beautiful pictures (there are many photographers who can take a great shot) but also capture the spirit and story of the wedding.
When we met Joyce and Randy, the decision became an easy one – they were the perfect match. While we had seen many great photos, their body of work was by far a cut above the rest. They are the consummate wedding photographers who continue to see the beauty, love, and joy in weddings. In addition, as a team they brought two different artistic styles which would ensure our wedding would be captured from a number of perspectives. Finally, although we didn’t know it when we began the process, we quickly realized how important it was for us to also work with true professionals with a great sense of humor and flexibility. Weddings after all bring all sorts of craziness, and Joyce and Randy stepped beyond their roles as chroniclers to help calm nerves and ensure things ran smoothly! And we were certainly not disappointed by our photographs. Their photographs captured not only the events and emotions of the day – they tell the story of family and friendships, of past, present and future.
We chose not to have a videographer at our wedding because we knew that what actually happened there was not as important as the emotions that were felt as we brought our lives together in celebration. From traditional formal shots to poignant moments caught in passing, Joyce and Randy’s photographs capture that spirit exactly, and we can’t thank them enough for providing eternal reminders of the joy of that time!
Sophia and Kyle, MacCallum House Inn, Mendocino