How long have you been photographing weddings?
Eddie's first job out of school in 2011 was second shooting weddings for a studio just outside of Chicago. Jordan began her photography career working in the studio with product and food packaging, then later began helping as a second shooter for Eddie's wedding business in Austin. In 2016, we began doing Raven and Hare full time and the rest is history!
What is your favorite thing about being a wedding photographer?
We love being in that moment. Watching true emotion happen through a lens is how we fell in love with photography in the first place. Visual storytelling is undeniably beautiful and rewarding. Plus, getting to dance and eat cake at work is pretty awesome!
How many photos can we expect?
For 8 hours of coverage, you can expect 1,000 - 1,200 images. Those images are all edited to our style. We try not to think too much about final image amount when making selections. We spend hours just choosing the very best images to include in the final gallery.
What is your editing style?
When editing, we aim for natural, yet enhanced. Our color grading is mostly used to enhance the colors that are already there, not to change it too drastically. With wedding trends coming and going, your images will always be in style this way. We prefer to edit to our current style, however, if you prefer something different we can make adjustments.
What type of client do you prefer to work with?
Our ideal clients are couples who are without a doubt, positively, head over heels in love with one another. We vibe best with fun and confident people who appreciate good photography.
How would you best describe your shooting style on a wedding day?
Easy going is a term that people often use to describe working with us. We try to find a balance between professional and fun. Always bringing the mood up and never bringing unnecessary stress. Throughout a wedding day, we need to be both a fly on the wall capturing candids, and a director letting you know where to stand and what's happening next. Our balance is there in the middle.
When will our photos be ready?
On average we deliver our wedding galleries in 2 weeks, but in our busier months (Spring + Fall) you can expect a 1 month turnaround. We understand that's a super long time, but we edit all your images ourselves and want to ensure that all your images are perfect before we send them your way. You'll receive highlights from your special day in the first week!
How do we book with you?
Our booking process is very easy. Our contract is very simple to read, fair and honest. Once you decide you'd like to reserve us, we'll send you over the contract via Docusign where you can electronically sign. A 50% down payment is also needed to lock us in for your date. Payment plans and installments are also offered for our top tier packages.
Will you help us make the photography timeline for our wedding?
Absolutely! We actually prefer to help with this. We've been to many weddings, so we are a wealth of knowledge in that department.
What makes us different?
Since we've been working together for 5 years, we are very in tune with one another while shooting. We know each others' strengths and weaknesses best. We often implement new techniques and skills to keep our work relevant and to progress it forward. We work together toward the same common goal.
Do you make albums or offer prints?
Yes, so glad you asked! Tangible photography is something that you cannot beat. You can have the newest iphone or a 12k monitor with all the bells and whistles and we'd still prefer to look at a nice framed image. With everything on your phone these days, it's nice to sit and reminisce as you flip through your wedding album in real life.
Have you ever had to cancel on a clients wedding day?
Never have, never will.
How far do you travel for your clients?
To the moon and back, but really we cover up to 50 miles (100 miles round trip) to the wedding venue or engagement location. Outside of that, there will be a small travel fee.