We strongly believe in open and honest communication and truly want you to ask anything and everything you want. Planning a wedding or a photograph session isn't something a lot of people are used to so we fully understand that there might be some questions here are there. We always do our very best to help answer any questions that comes our way. If you can't find the answer here - feel free to reach out directly to us!
We will process all your images and deliver your gallery within 8 weeks of your session/wedding/elopement. (You often get them much sooner!)
To secure your date, we ask you to sign and complete your contract and invoice. Weddings & Elopements will owe 50% upon booking and the remaining 50% is due one month before your wedding day. Portrait Sessions have their full payment due upon booking. You can use and Debit or Credit Card you'd like. We don't accept checks or cash.
Absolutely! A large part of what we do is to location scout! Reach out and let us know what you prefer as a backdrop (trees, mountains, lake or all of it) and we'll send you our recommended locations and favorite spots.
Yes! This is something we hear ALL the time - trust us! We will help you feel relaxed, natural and have so much fun with you that you'll forget we're even taking photos.
Yes! Our passports are always up-to date! Even though most of our couples choose to get married in the Lake Tahoe area we're always up for an adventure so let us know where you want us to go and we'll start to pack our bags.
Yes. Both of us decided quickly to quit our previous jobs back in 2016 to focus on VILD. Between photographing, helping our couples plan their days, location scout, and everything else we do with and for our couples it keeps us pretty busy. We would never change it for the world!
We believe in our work: It might sound like we're a bit full of ourselves but we honestly and truly believe that we are really good at what we do. We would never expect anyone to invest in something we did if we didn't believe in it ourselves. Because we have photographed for a number of different vendors, avenues, clients and settings we feel that we are well rounded and capable to take on any new challenge. Not to mention Robs technical knowledge about cameras and light is on the next level..
We invest in ourselves: Every year we make a point to invest in ourselves so that we can better what we do and how we do it. We attend workshops, summits, and other educational forums to learn from other industry leaders. We work with true business experts and professionals (such as a lawyers, accountant ect.) to strengthen our business, ensuring that we will have a long-term sustainable business that won't go bankrupt or be forced to shut down in a moments notice.
This depends largely on how you want your day to look like. Elopements usually need 4-6h and bigger weddings often use 8-10h of coverage.
How much coverage do we need?
Let us anwser your questions
We always encourage you to to embrace the weather as stormy skies typically offers magical light. However there are ways to work around it.
What if it rains/snows?
Tahoe has SO much to offer! When you work with us we often act as local guides as well. We'll share our favourite places with you.
What should we see/do in Tahoe?
We photograph Couples and Families. We don't often do a one-on-one session but are open to your ideas.
You betcha! We don't care how you look, if you're gay, straight, religious or not. We believe that you are beautiful as you are and that everyone deserve to have their love and connection documented in a beautiful way.
No. We work best as a team. We don't slit up to do details/getting ready photos at two different locations. Insead we work more efficiently in one place at the same time. We will start in one place and then go to the other.
As soon as possible! Our most popular weekend dates fill up about 12-14 months in advance. However it's not uncommon for us to photograph days with short notice either.
got more questions..
We don’t. We want to focus on what we do best and that is still photography. However, we are happy to recommend some great videographers who we love working with.
That's totally fine - you don't have to be! Because we know Tahoe really well we also know a lot of beautiful spots that require little to no hiking at all. Some spots you can drive right up to.
Rob and M are one of the most talented, efficient and professional photography teams my husband and I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I deal with a vast amount of photographers in my line of work, and I have never seen such honest beauty in the detail of the moments that these two capture. THEY ARE TRUE ARTISTS. Not to mention how well they managed time as well as the versatility in all the different shots. They took the stress off of us by having a schedule of events of where and when requested shots would take place, so we never had to worry about missing out on a moment. Like I said I am truly their #1 fan because they were an absolute dream to work with and the quality of their photos really speak for themselves.
Rob and M are simply the best!! They were incredibly caring, communicative, detail-oriented and TALENTED! They are amazing people who are so good and what they do and put so much care into the process and their couples. We were lucky enough to work with them this summer. We didn't want the photo-taking to be a focal point but of course still wanted some great pictures to remember the day. They did a fantastic job of capturing the day as it happened, authentically, and making us feel at ease the entire time. Many of our friends and family told us our wedding photos were some of the best they had ever seen. They couldn't have captured the people or the nature/venue better.
They captured the entire atmosphere of the day-PURE JOY. They were calm, professional, and totally at ease, even when we ended up running 30 minutes behind! (Not their fault) You will be beyond satisfied with the photos, and I can guarantee that they will be some of the most beautiful photos you’ve ever seen. Because of their extensive experience with outdoor shots, they were able to capture the best natural lighting. Couldn’t recommend them enough.