I think it is HIGH time I introduced you to our wedding photographer, and I could not be more excited to do so!! Tanja Lippert will be shooting our wedding, and I will be so bold as to say I think her work is both epic and exquisite (and I don’t use those words lightly). But let me back up a bit and tell you how we came to choose Tanja…
Photography was pretty much at the top of our wedding budget priority list. It was one of the first things I thought about after we got engaged (and, truthfully, for years before that. Yes, years.) There are a few reasons for this — most importantly, that the photos are what we will cherish long after almost everything else has been eaten, sold, thrown out, packed up, or forgotten (kind of sad, but true). But the photos? The really good ones? Those will bring us back to that day years and years in the future.
There were a few things we were looking for in our photographer. Some of these things were more important to some of us than others :) They were:
1. Someone who shoots film.
2. Someone who has a great personality.
3. Someone who effortlessly directs her subjects and has a knack for natural posing.
Though I admire SO many photographers, in my opinion, there is one lady who clearly comes out on top when you consider our criteria. And that lady is the lovely Tanja Lippert.
I have loved Tanja’s work for a loooooong time — ever since I saw this wedding almost four years ago. From what I’ve seen, she does an amazing job effortlessly posing single subjects and large groups.
She also seems like she’ll be a blast to be around on our wedding day — just check out this video for evidence :)
She has a strong commercial background, which gives her a matchless editorial eye.
She has a huge heart, which is evident in how much love and emotion comes through in her images.
And, of course, she shoots film, which gives her work the most beautiful color and quality.
You know what the best part about hiring Tanja has been, though? She is SO EXCITED about shooting our wedding, and I think that is in part because she knows that I am SO EXCITED she’ll be shooting our wedding. It’s been my experience that vendors can tell when you love what they do and are thrilled to get to work with them — and those seem to be the conditions under which they produce their finest work. There are still eight months to go until our wedding, but I already can’t wait to meet and work with Tanja!!