Experience the difference of Edward Mendes Photography
Not all photographers or photography studios are the same, far from it, this is particularly true today. With digital SLR cameras becoming so mainstream, its a common misconception that a nice camera creates professional pictures and thus it seems that more people than ever before are trying to tote themselves as a “professional” when in actuality they are simply camera owners. Buying a DSLR camera doesn’t instantly teach you how to correctly or dynamically light someone, it doesn’t teach you how to pose or compose an image and it certainly doesn’t help you at all when something goes wrong at a wedding and you need to know what to do and how to adapt to the situation. Photography is my passion, it’s how I make a living and its what I love to do. I take great pride in producing images of your wedding that you’ll cherish for a lifetime, something that will bring a smile to your face each time you see it hanging in your home. So give me a call and come on by for a creative consultation where we’ll discuss your wedding, show you some album samples and I’ll have some warm cookies ready for you too.
What sets us apart
The Consultation – When you come in for a wedding consultation its more than just showing you some pictures and shoving a contract in your face. I want to get to know you, one of the most important things to consider when choosing a photographer is how well you get along. Having a great rapport with one another will help in every facet of image making and make the images look natural and beautiful. We’ll take the time to chat, have some cookies and also look at a lot of pictures and albums. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and then I’ll shove a contract in your face……just kidding.
The Perfect Image – Every image that leaves the studio is completely retouched, and the retouching isn’t limited to just your face but the entire image, body and background. This is something that’s becoming a lost art with “professionals” simply giving you a disk of images. The truth is most of the time they do this because they don’t know how to retouch and finish an image; they don’t work with a professional lab and they just do this on the weekends for “fun”. Now your stuck with a disk of badly lit, badly posed, blemish filled images to take to the local warehouse store. I don’t consider that a professional job that warrants either your time or money and you won’t get that here; every image that leaves the studio is perfect, perfectly lit, perfectly retouched, perfectly posed so you’ll love perfect. I consider each image that leaves the studio and displayed in your home to be a reflection of me and my work, when someone see your images and asks who created them I want it to be because they are taken away by there beauty and depth, not because they want to make sure and never use “that person”.
Only the best – I don’t cut any corners when it comes to your wedding. While others may include low quality albums in their wedding packages or as an additional cost, I want to make sure you receive a true piece of art. I feature the finest albums available today, each is hand crafted either here in the United States or in Italy and feature rich leather covers, permanent library stitching, inlay covers, engraving and much more. In addition, the layout of each album is custom designed for your wedding, I use no pre-designed templates and do all the design work myself, each album is as unique and beautiful as your wedding day. I take the same pride in providing high quality frames, thank you cards and many other products as I do with my albums and I’ll be happy to show you some during the consultation.
Your the top priority – Nothing is more important to me than making sure you have the best images, albums and memories possible from your wedding. I’ve heard a few horror stories of couples that hired “professional” photographers at a budget price and the horrors that ensued, from photographers not showing up to couples ending up with only a few dozen pictures to choose from. One of the benefits of working with a true professional is this is what I do, it isn’t just a weekend hobby. My team and I will be one time, professional and ready to create breathtaking images.
Images where you want them – Don’t be limited by your location, we are available for travel worldwide, weather its the beaches of Hawaii, a Tuscan Villa in Italy or right here at home we love to capture your wedding anywhere you want.
A true professional – Would you go to a doctor that didn’t go to medical school? How about a dentist that only does it on the side and just got into density because the drill “does the work for you”? I bet not. So why should it be any different with photography. This is Edward’s career, he has a degree in photography, teaches workshops on photography, writes articles for major photography magazines and websites, has won numerous awards for his photographs. On top of it all his fine art work is carried by numerous galleries and companies around the world. He’s a professional who’s going to make you look your best and create awesome images.
Multiple Photographers, All the angles – I don’t know how someone can try to photograph a wedding alone, you just miss so much. Weddings are filled with activity and memories and no one can be everywhere at once, because of this I always have at least one other photographer photographing with me, sometimes two. This gives us the opportunity to be everywhere to capture all the emotion and memories of your wedding day.
No limits – Your wedding day is all about you and the last thing you need to be worried about is how much longer you have the photographer for. I want you to be worry free on your wedding day and to help with that we work unlimited time. No 2,4 or 6 hour packages here, just full coverage, beautiful images from the morning hair and makeup to the rock’n reception, a typical wedding for us will be 8 to 12 hours. We also don’t limit the number of images we take or anything else. So relax and enjoy your wedding, the photographer is one thing you don’t have to worry about.
The Little Things – I think its the little things that count, the music playing in the background, the warm cookies waiting for you at the consultation, cold drinks during the session and of course personal attention and great customer service. If you have questions you should always feel free to contact me, via email or phone, I’m always available to you and will do everything I can to to make your portraits a memorable experience.
Anything you want – Traditional photographic prints are beautiful and they come in a number of finishes for you to choose from, but if that’s not exactly what you’re looking for we have many other ways to display your prints that will be the envy of everyone who sees them. Canvas gallery wraps, multi-segment canvases, metal prints, water color prints, just about anyway you can think of to display your prints or have them printed I can do, just ask.
A Custom Products – Everything we do is custom created specifically for you, to that end we also offer many products in addition to prints. Some of these products include, framing, album designs, multiple image compositions, cards, announcements, invitations and a lot more. All products are custom designed without the use of “cookie cutter” style templates, each product is unique and one of kind, just like you and your loved ones.