Rachael McCoy travels the greater Forth Worth area snapping portraits of families, couples, and kids. Up to five people can ensnare camera eyes during candid shoots that take place in a setting prearranged for its beauty and lack of tire-factory odor. After the shoot, subjects can hang onto their wallet-sized portraits for impromptu sharing and send their greeting cards to half-deserving frenemies. Five watermarked images venture out onto the internet, and a CD loaded with 15–20 high-resolution edited snapshots makes it easy to flaunt images to family and friends.
Tell us about your business.
Sassybomb Photography is a husband and wife team that specializes in Wedding photography. Because they don’t have the overhead of a traditional studio they can offer a very high quality product for less. Their goal when shooting is to capture and emphasize the romance in our couples! .
What makes your business stand out?
Outside of "the church"—bridal and engagement sessions—a lot of photographers are "natural light only." Unfortunately, natural light doesn't always produce the most desirable result. We take professional-grade studio lighting and light modifiers to almost every shoot. Carrying all of that gear into the field isn't the easiest thing to do, but in our opinion it's worth the effort.
What inspired you to start this business?
We have done several weddings for friends and family just because we liked doing it. When we finally were able to get high quality equipment that was when we decided to create a business. From the beginning our goal was to allow every couple the opportunity to have high-quality yet affordable images. We felt it was important because years later all they will have left to remember their day will be those images.
What is your most popular offering?
Our all-inclusive wedding packages that include either a 10"x10" or 12"x12" flush mount leather-bound albums. Our large prints on Canvas or Metal are also very popular.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Tears. When a bride looks at their photos and cries again as they relive their day it gives us a great feeling of satisfaction.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
What begins as a business contact really transforms into more of a friendship so the relationships we develop would be the most rewarding aspect of this job.
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