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And How! Imaging: Embracing Unique Nashville Wedding Photography

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Capturing the emotion + personality in your wedding is essential. And sometimes finding a photographer who can do that along with being personable AND professional be can be a tough find! But let me introduce you to Amy + Chuck of And How! Imagaing. This couple brings their own unique style and personality to your big day and will understand YOU as a couple first and foremost. So I've had the privilege of interviewing Amy about their photography business below! I absolutely love Amy's quote "So yeah- all you dreamers, adventurers, weirdos, puppy love addicts, and brave hearts- we see you. We get you. We LOVE to work with you." This seriously makes me smile every time I read it and it fully describes their unique sense of humor and personality that shows through in their beautiful photography. Without further ado, I'll hand it over to Amy!

Tell us about your company + how long you've been in business.

Amy: While in school working toward a fine art degree, I decided to add a photography class into my schedule and within only a couple weeks I could feel myself falling in love with it. Things just blossomed from there! It lit a fire in me, and I knew this was what I wanted to devote my time and passion to. My obsession began to rub off on my husband, Chuck, and he started learning right along side of me. That journey started seven years ago, and we now have been running our business together for five years. We live in Gallatin, TN, and photograph weddings and boudoir sessions in Nashville and all throughout Middle Tennessee.

How did you get started in weddings?

Amy: It actually all started with my childhood best friend! We grew up together and had always been like sisters- so when I moved to Tennessee, and she moved to Arizona, it was hard. But one day she called me and told me she was engaged, and that I had to come, and that she wanted me to photograph her wedding! Chuck had also grown up with her. (Fun fact- Chuck and I actually have known each other and have been friends since we were about six!) Of course we said yes! Experiencing the feeling of capturing such real and beautiful emotions, moments in peoples lives that you know they will always want to remember, and being able to preserve those for them- we knew we had to keep doing this. And man, let me tell you- that feeling never gets old!

What's the philosophy behind And How! Imaging?

Amy: We love helping to tell a couple's story- that unique and beautiful connection that ties you and your love together. We believe that story deserves to be told, and are passionate about creating photos that capture it. From your engagement, to your wedding, and then the day after- we want to help you be able to go back and experience all of those emotions and beauty from your entire journey together again and again through your photos. And not just through some digital file on a computer screen, but by custom made albums. Even fifty years after your wedding, you can still sit with the ones you love, flip through the pages, and feel all of those emotions again and again.

What are your strengths compared to other photographers?

Amy: I feel that our strengths really lie in the ability to connect with what makes you you, and to show that. We don't go into your wedding knowing nothing about you and take the exact same "cookie-cutter" photos for every single wedding or engagement session we do. We take the time to know you, to talk to you, to understand what makes you you, and what makes your relationship tick. Then we can come to your engagement session and wedding with that knowledge and capture it and you authentically- all while having a ton of fun. Even clients that tell us that they normally hate having their photo taken, or that they were nervous about it, end up having a blast, and consistently tell us how much fun they had by the end of it. We are super laid back people, and will most likely have some sort of inside joke that we will all be laughing about together by the time we get to your wedding! We love the fact that many of our clients have become our good friends.

What attracts brides to your work?

Amy: I feel that brides are often attracted to our business because of our distinct style, and our ability to understand theirs. It's like when you meet someone new at a party- you dig their style, so you start chatting. Then you find out that they are also addicted to Doctor Who as well, that their favorite place to travel to is also Joshua Tree, that they also have dachshunds and are equally obsessed with them as you are. You leave that party with a new best friend, because they get you- they connect with you. So yeah- all you dreamers, adventurers, weirdos, puppy love addicts, and brave hearts- we see you. We get you. We LOVE to work with you.

What are some trends you're seeing in wedding photography?

Amy: I feel that brides and grooms really do appreciate the fact that we are tapped into current styles and trends, and will understand what they are going for. At the same time- we will also make sure their images will stand the test of time, and that they won't cringe at them 20 years down the road like an 80's prom photo, ha! Another thing that I think is appreciated is that we are full service photographers, and don't just drop a ton of digital files in their lap and say "see ya!" While we do always include digital files, we also take the time to work with them after the wedding to get their images off their computer and into their hands and homes. Our design service for album, prints, and wall art is always complementary, and we love being able to offer a full service and whole product that they and their family can enjoy for years and years to come.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about And How! Imaging?

Amy: We've had the pleasure to work with so many amazing couples over the course of our five years in business. We can handle whatever you have to throw our way with our experience and skill set. You can rest assured in knowing that you are hiring true professionals, and not someone who is "a friend of a friend with a camera." Chuck and I work together to capture all the elements of your wedding day as it unfolds. We give you our full attention and are very organized. We are assertive when needed to help assist you in staying on schedule (without being pushy), and always have your back.

Thank you so much for sharing all about your business with us, Amy! You can find more of And How! Imaging's work on their website here and also here on Instagram

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Alyssa

Hi - I'm Alyssa! Owner of Nashville Bride Guide. I'm here to help you plan your Nashville wedding by highlighting local wedding professionals, along with tips and finds that will help make your day the best ever! Don't be shy - email me at contact@nashvillebrideguide.com.

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