But this time… let's take a moment to really get to know the two crazy kids behind the lenses.
They're all sorts of awesome and they really remind me of why working with offbeat vendors is one of my favorite parts of this website. Check out our fun Q&A!
First of all, tell us a little about yo' fine selves!
We are Mike and Nickie, a newly married duo of wedding photographers with an affinity for offbeat couples! We recently moved from Southern California to Seattle, Washington, and while most of our weddings take place all along the West Coast (we offer discounted travel rates for So Cal), we are willing to travel anywhere!
How has being an offbeat couple shaped your wedding photo business?
We went into this wedding photography business as an engaged offbeat couple ourselves — frustrated with wedding traditions and expectations, and outrageous quotes from vendors. Because of that, we knew that we wanted to offer unique, nontraditional, budget-friendly photography to the masses. That is why we aim to keep our prices low, and work with our couples based on their individual needs. [Editor's note: keep reading for more info about the discount.]
It's also why we like to share all of our prices on our website and be as up front about everything as we can. We also take pride in our correspondence, and aim to respond to all e-mails within one or two days.
I am BEYOND sure that Offbeat Brides everywhere have just issues audible "thank yous" to their monitors.
So, what kind of weddings are your favorites to shoot?In 2011 we advertised EXCLUSIVELY through Offbeat Bride and we LOVE the clients we've been able to work with because of that! We are up for shooting all kinds of weddings, and we LOVE LOVE LOVE weddings that are unique/weird/offbeat in any way! We especially adore couples who identify with the punk, vintage, indie, nerdy, goth and DIY communities, and of course we are super tolerant of all different beliefs, ideals, lifestyles, etc. We have a nontraditional style that tends to be very photojournalistic, but when it comes down to it, our main goal is that each couples' pictures turn out to be a beautiful reflection of the two of them and their unique love for each other.
Okay, back to you guys. Besides moving from LA to Seattle (to be closer to Ariel, I'm sure), what else is new in MadLove land?
We recently changed our packages by combining them into just ONE simple, easy package that includes EVERYTHING:
- two photographers (we do all jobs together and never hire outside photographers who you've never met before)
- up to 8 hours of coverage
- complete editing
- and a disc of your high-resolution images with printing rights.
We also offer a la carte services that include discounted prices for engagement shoots for couples who book a wedding with us, and a discounted hourly rate for hours after the first eight. Custom packages are also available for elopements and shorter weddings.
OFFBEAT DISCOUNT: In addition to all of that, we are offering $200 off to all couples who mention that they found us through Offbeat Bride!
You guys are awesome. We love your attitude and your work ethic. Anything else you wanna add?
We are happy to set up meetings with potential clients either in person or over the phone, because we love to get to know our couples before we work with them. We encourage any interested couples in Los Angeles, Portland, or Seattle areas to contact us.