If you’re still on the hunt for a wedding photographer and/or videographer, take some time to get to know Oakwood Photo + Video. Alexa and Wes are a wife/husband duo who take their craft seriously. With a rustic, folk vibe and sweet as can be dispositions, they’re two of my favorite talents. From the smallest details to the biggest belly laughs, they long to capture every element of your wedding day with photography AND videography. There are lots of reasons you should put them in charge of your wedding day footage, but here are my top six!
They’re a photo and video TEAM.
You guys, this is SO important! If your wedding photographer and videographer haven’t worked together before, they could have a difficult time. They need to stay out of one another’s shots, someone needs to take the lead and pose you, not to mention that’s just a lot of feet in the way. Alexa and Wes work together every.single.day. That means they know how to move around one another seamlessly, so they aren’t tripping and you aren’t annoyed. They can read each other’s body language easily and know what the other is thinking or where they’re headed. This TEAM performs a gorgeous, silent dance around you as they capture your love.
Your wedding day coverage will have a cohesive look.
When you look back on your wedding photos and video, it’s a magical thing if they can both reflect the same style and vibe. Alexa and Wes apply their photography editing style to their videos as well, creating a consistent look to all of the day’s coverage. Similar lighting, perspective, and focus can mean you’ll be re-experiencing the day in the exact same way, no matter if you’re looking at still or moving images. Check out what I mean with this photo and highlight from Alex and Chris's wedding!
You’ll feel relaxed around them.
It’s easy to feel nervous with a camera in your face. But Alexa and Wes try really hard to make you forget they’re even there. Well in advance of the wedding, they get to know their clients, whether over coffee, a few drinks, or even FaceTime. They ask questions about your wedding, but also about you as a couple, what makes you tick, what makes your relationship unique. By the time the wedding rolls around, they’re almost like old friends, making you feel more relaxed and comfortable while they’re your personal paparazzi.
They’re down to earth and fun to be around.
You’ll spend A LOT of time with your wedding photographer and videographer. You better actually like being around them. Alexa and Wes are kind, friendly, gracious, and humble. Always smiling, their energy is practically contagious. I can’t think of two people I’d rather have following me around for an entire day.
They love adventure and are up for trying anything.
Climbing mountains, standing under waterfalls, or laying in a pile of fallen leaves, Alexa and Wes love to push their limits, both physically and artistically. Got a crazy idea for a cool photo? I bet they can make it happen. These two love trying new things and getting outside their comfort zone. They even have a travel bucket-list and offer a nice discount to anyone getting married in one of their must-see locations!
They love to create long-lasting, woodsy boho magic.
If wearing a flower crown and a long, soft dress is your thing, go for it. If you’ve always imagined going barefoot on your wedding day, Alexa and Wes will be there for it. And if the folksy, woody thing is your jam, these are your people. Their free-spirited style lends itself to their signature blend of nature-meets-wedding-day artistry. While their work is whimsical and organic, it’s simultaneously timeless, meaning you’ll love it for years to come.