Working with Sean and Affinity was one of the highlights of our wedding. From the start we knew that a photographer and the resulting images were top priority in our budget and wedding plan. As designers both of us are extremely picky with aest...
hetics and the visual aspect of our wedding. We wanted a photographer who was as picky and demanding with the visual nature of the photos, but was easy to work with, professional, and excited to try new things. That was Sean and his team.
We interviewed a few different photographers via FaceTime sincere weren't Seattle residents. Sean made himself available and was easy to talk to. He was excited about our ideas and happy to contribute his own to make the results as succesful as possible. Affinity shared multiple albums and proofs of different types that we requested to help us make our decision. They were patient and understanding in our decision making progress as we compared other photographers.
At first glance, Affinity's pricing seamed high, but as we spoke to other vendors and got some details on the actual deliverables from Affinty, the value was evident. Not to mention the exhaustive preparation Sean did prior to the wedding day, and the exceptional quality of the photography itself.
As part of their package, Affinity offered an engagement portrait session, which I was not terribly excited about, but very glad we took the time out to meet Sean and do the shoot. We shared some ideas on backdrop and Sean physically scouted a few locations and sent a comprehensive email with the scouting details, down to time of the sunset and how it would affect the shoot. It was a great experience and the results were an amazing guest book for our wedding day.
The same diligence was applied when it came to our wedding. We brainstormed some ideas and Sean scouted a bunch of great shot locations. He was willing to combine his ideas with our desired schedule, we didn't want to spend hours standing around taking pictures. His second shooter Lydia was great as well, lending a second set of eyes and an additional lens that you didn't even know was there. They orchestrated a fantastic first look, managed our rather large wedding party, and made us laugh and feel comfortable the entire time.
We can't say enough about the Affinty team and our experience with them. The pictures speak for themselves. Sean applies a practiced and deliberate eye to all his work and it shows. From staged to candids, black & white to color, action to stills, he not only captures all the emotion and energy of the shot, but does so in an incredibly skilled artistic manner. We are so glad we found Affinity and got to work with them for our big day. Professional, organized, communicative, fun, and highly skilled, Affinity is a top notch operation.