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Signature service: Wedding photography
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Q&A with Nathan Larimer, Owner/photographer
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Everything I do revolves around wedding photography. That's my bread and butter. However, I do a lot of engagements and boudoir. My couples really appreciate our engagement sessions because of our artistic approach and unique and often scenic locations.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
I approach an engagement session with plenty of energy and encouragement that will help my clients become excited about being photographed. There will be cameras constantly clicking on their wedding day and an engagement shoot is a great opportunity to prepare for that experience. So, even if you don’t know if you really need engagement pictures, the experience of the shoot will allow us to get to know each other, become comfortable with the camera, and have a lot of fun. We’ll get some awesome shots that will be fun to share with your friends and family, too.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
I think it’s how simple an engagement shoot can be. Sometimes the more simple, subtle, sophisticated portrait is the best. We want to have fun, but that doesn’t mean I’ll have you jumping into each other’s arms for an hour or trucking around a bunch of gigantic balloons through a field. Instead I’d rather you express your uniqueness and love in your own way while I step back and document it.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Since engagement sessions are a great trial run for the wedding I often offer deals on them. I want my clients to spend the big bucks at their wedding because those images are, ultimately, more important. This way my clients have a low risk way of experiencing my work.