A little bit about me summed up in the quick version... I am a Christ Follower, Wife, Aussie Mama, Nutella lover and a big time family girl. I have a heart for traveling and meeting new people. Photography is not only my professional career, it's my absolute passion. Through CHRIST, he gives me power over any struggle. One struggle being the WHY for how I became a photographer in the first place. I have many goals, but one very important goal is to connect with YOU! I want to know you on a friend level and give you a full experience because that's what I would want as a past bride. I will walk you through everything you'll need to know plus more. I would never give you less than what I'd want. Life is such a beautiful gift we're given and to sum it all up, LOVE is the greatest thing a person can grasp. I am genuinely, here to serve you. I believe that EVERY couple deserves beautiful pictures they’ll treasure forever, but with an experience they’ll never forget.
the artist behind the pictures you came across through social media, or maybe you're here from a friend who referred you. Either way, I'm so glad you're here
Faith is very important in my life. I believe having a personal relationship with Christ is the #1 thing. I aim to put him at the top of my list daily. At times, I tend to put my marriage or business over my relationship with Christ and this so something I struggle with. Thankfully, I’m continually reminded, I have to make Christ a priority and when I do, it’s so worth it!
I’m saved by the grace of Jesus Christ!
My Husband Mike!
Seriously he is amazing and is starting his new Journey as entrepreneur! We just hit our one hear anniversary which flew by! I’m so blessed to do life with him as my partner and truly my best friend!
Family Is Everything!
I’m a big time family girl! Growing up in a family of 7 was the BEST. Now that I’m married, I have a second family and I couldn’t be more blessed by a close relationship with my in-laws.
Nutella is my weakness
Keeping it real though, pretty much any chocolate is! I tend to crave it a lot while I edit and would 100% live on sweets if I could!
I am DYSLEXIC...
I used to hate this about myself and prayed that God would remove this piece of me... but now I’m thanking him for my creative spirit of dyslexia. So many of us struggle with it, I've been there. What I have learned, is when you can turn a struggle into a positive, you will find your voice. The gift of dyslexia is my “WHY” for being an artist through images.
I LOVE Shopping!
Whether it’s shopping to buy or window shopping I love it all! I will say though, I’m a horrible online shopper. A Few Of My Favorite Stores Are, Dillards, LOFT, Anthropologie And WorldMarket For House Decor
I'm an EXTRA caramel macchiato type of girl
I Never Stop Learning
I LOVE podcasts & trainings! Each week I spend large amounts of time driving and this is when I am so inspired. As an entrepreneur you must work towards your dreams & goals, because they aren’t handed to you. The best way to continue with your goals is by knowledge and being open to learn new things and apply them to your life and business!
The Notebook is my favorite movie!
Where are my cryers at? I hardly ever cry but put me in front of almost any Nicholas Sparks chickflick or good story, I'll be a mess in tears. This might be why Mike isn't a fan of the chickflicks ;)
p.s. I've Cried In Beauty & The Beast... no joke
I worked one season on the ski slopes as a snowboard instructor! Such a fun winter season, ready to go back even though I don't like the cold!
I also worked with my family as horse riding instructor for 8 years! I've enjoyed teaching these things!
When scheduling your wedding, I will email you the client guide with the collections I offer so you can review it. We will also, talk about availability to see if I have your date open. Depending on the collection you choose we will chat about the location you're wanting for your Engagement/Bridal photos. If you don't have a specific location that is meaningful to you, I have plenty of beautiful places to shoot at and I love finding new locations. Engagement & Bridal Sessions are so much fun!!
#1 - SCEDULING
I love to meet with couples whether that's over coffee at a near by shop, a Phone call or even Skype. I also love to hear about your story and how you met and fell in love!! This allows me to better know both of you and your personalities, which comes in great handy when photographing you. Throughout the months between now and your wedding, I will be sending you a few Questionnaire forms that are super easy to fill out, while giving me even better knowledge of how to serve you best. I will also, send you a wedding day photography timeline so you don't have to stress about figuring out all the times, yourself!! This list I call the WEDDING SAVER I follow and keep track of this list on the day of, to keep everything running smoothly.
#2 - AFTER BOOKING YOUR WEDDING
This is always the BIG question I get asked a lot! After booking a collection, I will send you a super helpful style guide. This goes into detail of what looks amazing in photos and gives it that "classy" look. If you're still unsure on 2 outfits, message me! I enjoy helping narrow down your choices.
#3 - WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENTS
Be prepared for me to get super giddy and have a big smile on my face when I snap a shot. If you haven't caught on yet, I'm talking about the excitement I feel when I know the shot is a keeper! I often hear laughter back from my couples in response to my excitement, which then produces even better "keeper photos" of natural laughter. This is how the session time plays out. There will be times that are more serious, than others I may ask both of you to do something completely opposite.
I hear the phrase, "he's/she's not super photogenic" pretty often before a shoot, or when scheduling. I'm here though to tell you that I try my best to ease any doubts of feeling uncomfortable or awkward. My goal is to make whoever I'm shooting feel like a special model, because both of you are plus, this is a FUN process!
#4 - SESSION TIME!
I begin to EDIT your lovely images, this is a 2-4 week process. In the meantime, while you're so patiently waiting, I will send you a few sneak peek images! Once the editing time is finished, you will receive an online gallery with a code to download the images from the session, or even to share the gallery to your friends and family on Face Book.
#5 - AFTER YOUR SESSION(S)
We will set up a time to meet or chat over the phone! We will go over all the final details and times. I like to plan this a month before because one thing that's true to AOP is not to stress you out. There are so many little last minute things on your list the week before your big day. By having our final meeting one month in advanced, this allows the photography to be something you don't have to stress about because I have you covered!
#6 - 1 MONTH BEFORE YOUR BIG DAY
Well hello, Vacationing for the both of you! But Im referring to after the wedding, what happens with the process and when you receive your images. Within the first week I will send you via email a few sneak peek images! The editing time takes up to 6 weeks. Once the editing is finished, you will receive an Online Gallery with a code to download the images from your wedding! I also have photo albums, prints ect. that I offer, for if you choose to not mess with designing it yourself. I Love offering fine art albums to couples because it's so important to not only offer these special images digitally but to offer them in print.
Giving an album to partents as a gift or displaying them in your home is worth so much.
#7 - AFTER THE WEDDING
I am so happy to have this opportunity to capture one of the most important stages of your life, Marriage. You have a very special story, and my hope is to tell about it in the images I capture. Just because we are finished with a session or a wedding doesn't mean I will drop you, because I meant what I said by, "I'm here every step of the way." For my returning clients, I have monthly newsletters with great information about Angel Owens Photography, sometimes free downloads, or special offers or just a go to blog read , ect. I can't wait to capture a lifetime of your memories in your future.
#8 - ONCE EVERYTHING IS FINISHED
I'm a firm believer in marriage and finding your soul mate. Weddings are seriously my favorite thing to attend! Being able to capture your love, in my element is one of the BEST feelings I could ever describe. I want your day to be exactly how you envisioned it. Maybe you're someone who hasn't done much dreaming about your wedding day, either way, I will make your process easy and give you so many helpful tips along the way!
Wedding planning definitely has it's perks and I had a blast with the process, even though, I will say there are still many little stresses of planning a wedding for us brides. From booking a venue to finding, "the Dress" down to little details and all the vendors which, is where I come in. I truly want your experience of finding someone to capture the most important day of your life to be one of those things on your, "wedding to do list" that isn't stressful. I love working with couples and helping them with their big day as their personal photographer who understands! Once the wedding you planned and worked so hard on is all over, the images are the thing that you'll be able to treasure forever and share with generations.
To me, photography is way more than just taking images. I want your big day to be amazing and an even better experience because I am here serving you and capturing this beautiful stage of life.
I am beyond blessed to be married to such a wonderful man, my partner and my best friend.