Josh and Amber will be with us at the Fall Open House on Thurday, October 13th to document the night, so we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to them here!
Company: Ulmer Studios
We’re Known for: Wedding Photography & loving on our couples!
What we do for fun (when not working): We really are simple people. We love spending time with our daughter at the park. We love thrifting & doing DIY projects around the house. A night when we can just hang out enjoy the company of each other and watch a movie & eat some popcorn equals a great night!
Favorite Nashville Area Hang: We are really digging on Crema. Great small little quaint place to get coffee & the people are so nice there!
What got you in to photography? And what interested you in shooting weddings? Josh first got into photography in highschool. He learned on black & white film and developed it himself. So it was always something he loved to do. Once we got married Amber was on some design teams for various companies and her desire to take better photos for those companies began her journey with photography. When it comes to weddings honestly we love the aspect of marriage and what that means to the couple. While the wedding is awesome and is a great celebration, it’s just the beginning. We like to really have the chance to chat with couples about marriage and some of the things that are great tools out there to help have a great marriage! Also, we are hopeless romantics and love wonderful, giddy, funny, stories of boy meets girl!
What should a couple look for in a wedding photographer? A true and honest connection. While there are a lot of photographers out there that can take great pictures, if there is a hint of something that just doesn’t completely sit right with you then don’t book them just because they have a good price or photos you like. If you can’t really get along with the person it will make for an uncomfortable experience on your wedding day. Also, when it comes to their work, look for consistency, if someone is following trends constantly then there is the likelyhood that their work might look different by the time it comes for your wedding!
Do you have any advice for brides and grooms who are uncomfortable in front of the camera? One thing is, as we stated above, really make sure you have a good connection with your photographer. Also, remember it is completely natural to feel uncomfortable. The majority of people are not used to a camera and that is completely okay. Biggest piece of advice - just soak up being with your fiance and really be present with them and don’tworry about the camera! This is a little escape time for the two of you!
Where is the most unique location you have shot a wedding? As of now, we will have to say it was in the middle of a field that the ceremony site was carved out. The rest of the field was left alone. It was beautiful & peaceful!
We have seen a lot of great location shoots for engagement pictures lately. How do you find the perfect setting for your couples? We really get to know our couples and what they are into together. Also, we like to find out what settings they are most comfortable in. We want the couple to really look back at their images when they are 50 and be able to remember the things they were really into at that time in their life!
Wedding photography can cost several thousand dollars. What do you suggest to stay on budget but not sacrifice quality? If photography is really important to you as a couple, then really make that 1st or 2nd priority in your budget. It’s a hard thing to plan for if you have already put your budget into everything else, so if it is really a priority, really take a look at the photographers you like and find out what they cost – don’t use an online wedding calculator. Those online things don’t know what your priorities are & they are misleading.
What shots would you share with us to best represent your wedding work?
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