3 ways San Francisco-based 43rd Ave. Photography will bring out your wedding's inner mojo #Sponsors: Photographers#california#san francisco#wedding photographer May 12 2015 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. It's a huge challenge finding photographers who are open to your ideas (offbeat or otherwise) and can capture real moments in your wedding that aren't just staged group shots. That's why we especially love Nicole and Stephen from 43rd Ave. Photography. Let's talk about our top three ways these guys totally rock your wedding journalism-style to capture all of its (and your!) personality. 43rd Ave. Photography is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide! They'll capture your actual wedding day Masters of observational, documentary-style photography, Nicole and Stephen will capture the elements that made your wedding day uniquely yours. They met while studying photojournalism so they know exactly how to tell your story including your decor, your ceremony details, your interactions with your guests, and the sweet little moments you share with your partner — in short, the stuff that you want to remember. They'll calm your nerves and help you be your rad self They won't make you post awkwardly or stop to take an unnatural photo, but they will encourage you to have fun and be yourself to capture those natural moments you'll find yourself smiling at when you see all your photos later. You know you want those little photo surprises where you didn't know the shot was being taken. That's where 43rd Ave. Photography shines. They will make you LAUGH Nicole and Stephen love catching funny and ridiculous moments and are skilled at pulling out your real smiles and laughs. Photographers with a sense of humor can take any awkward moment and give it a great reaction. Let's hear from a couple of clients who already know how rad these guys are, including when they pulled out some mad bounce house skills: "We both really appreciated that [Nicole and Stephen] met in photojournalism school. This conveyed to us that they not only had the passion and love for storytelling through pictures but also the skill." – Angeliki Menig "They were a joy to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process, and handled everything (including a photo shoot INSIDE A BOUNCE HOUSE) calmly and joyfully." – Kathy Menchaca Big discount for Offbeat Bride readers: Let 43rd Ave. Photography know you found them through Offbeat Bride, and they'll knock $200 off any wedding collection! 43rd Ave. Photography is just one of those photographer duos who know exactly how to navigate weddings to find the balance between showing what you've created for your wedding and showing how much love exists between you and your partner. Get in touch and put your photography into their skillful hands. Don't forget to snag that hefty discount by telling them we sent ya, too! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Wrestle power from the government with this blessing for your nonlegal wedding NEXT Brittany & Thomas' garden wedding in Baton Rouge gives us all the feels Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.