I knew having a great photographer was going to be one of the top 3 important things for our wedding (along with food & DJ), so I was prepared to be discerning in our search.
Bottom line - We 100% made the right call hiring Bee Two Sweet and w...
e loved them.
We met Brittany & Johnny at an expo and their booth was incredible compared to so many of the other photographers there. They displayed so many shots that were clearly candid yet managed to have amazing lighting, color, drama, energy... Tons of professionals can capture a great angle or beam of light, but these two obviously had a talent for understanding how to put the artistry in their photojournalism in a way that showed you the STORY of each couple or wedding, not just the way they looked. Learning that they both had backgrounds in technical theatre, this made complete sense. They understand how to tell a story in a visual medium.
Not only were they clearly talented, but both Brittany & Jonny are incredibly friendly! Quick to smile and make a joke, it felt like we were going to be working with old friends. We booked them immediately :-D
As I'd said, these guys were the best vendor we had for our wedding, really going above and beyond more than anyone else we had. Here are some specifics on why --
1) Advice & manner -- My DH hates being photographed. I got us the package with the engagement sessions, and Brittany explained that this was a valuable opportunity for him to get used to the camera, so he wouldn't be feeling uncomfortable on our wedding day. Excellent advice and Brittany was wonderful at talking to him during our shoot so that he got over some of that unease. Her ability to quickly create rapport really helped us have a great time downtown as we took our photos.
2) Communication & forethought -- We were able to text, FaceTime, and email with Brittany and Johnny, which made scheduling and planning a breeze. I was especially pleased that they were sure to create our spreadsheet of family shots well ahead of time, so that on the day, we wouldn't be scrambling to track down great-aunts or toddlers. These guys were always responsive to our questions and concerns, and they were one step ahead on advising us how we could make our lives easier.
3) Empathy & flexibility -- I had to have a medical treatment the month before our wedding and unexpectedly started to lose my hair 2 weeks before the big day. I was devastated and panicky. I told Brittany & Johnny what was happening, and they generously suggested we do a small shoot of me and my DH before the big day while I still had my hair. We went to one of my favorite parks on a Tuesday with Johnny and, dressed in our wedding best, we got some portraits of the two of us with me looking like myself. This was not something they were contractual obligated to do, but it spoke volumes about their kindness and their desire for us to have the best photos possible for this important event. How many other photographers would have done that for us without charging us extra? True heroes to me, in that moment.
Of course, on the day, they were stellar. Barely noticed that they were there at the ceremony, we did some gorgeous formals (they were very conscious of my energy limits, the dears), they suggested some shots that I now cherish, and the candids from the reception are outstanding!
Amazing quality photos from two thoroughly professional, empathetic, and fun souls. Completely worth their fee. I adore these two. Thank you, guys!!!