We go behind the lens and chat to Laura from Lurey Photography who are based in New Jersey.
How long have you been photographing weddings for and how did you get into it?
Laura has been shooting weddings for 10 years now. Easton only started 4 years ago.
What do you particularly like about photographing weddings?
We absolutely love the raw emotion that we are able to capture. From tears, to laughter, to insane dance floor moments. We live and breathe to capture whats really going on in front of us. Life is beautiful, and it’s our job to prove it.
What is your favourite part of the day?
Laura’s would have to be the bride getting ready. There are so many sweet moments that unfold between the bride and so many of those around her that love her. There is such an in depth story to be told during this time. Easton’s would be any opportunity that he gets to think outside the box, and create interesting imagery.
How would you describe your style and approach?
We like to describe our work as timeless elegance meets high artistry. Our approach is very organic with one thing in mind…tell their story!! We believe that the final product that our client receives, should be timeless, not trendy. We want them to look at their pictures and still be moved to tears in 30 years from now.
Who, or what inspires you?
LOTS of people and things inspire us. Especially the raw talent of so many amazing photographers we have met along the way. But we must say, that there is no better inspiration then our clients own love story. We learn who they are by building a relationship with them, and get inspired by who they are and allow that be our avenue of inspiration.
What advice would you give to couples looking for a wedding photographer?
Make sure you connect. Make sure that you feel a connection between you and your potential wedding photographer. There is nothing more important, in our opinion.
What tips would you share with couples to help their day go more smoothly?
Relax and trust the professionals. If you want a simple answer to the question, “What is the common denominator in the weddings you shoot that are chaotic?” Our answer would be simple….Couples who want to control every detail of their day. You spent A LOT of money on A LOT of vendors who do this….A LOT! Let them do what they know how to do best. If you hire vendors that you trust, then you need to let go and trust your vendors to run your day for you. It will go the smoothest it can.
If there was one place in the world you would love to capture a wedding where would it be and why?
Just one?! Man, this could be hard. Greece!!! So many beautiful colors and beautiful people.
Finally… Whats the best moment you’ve had as a wedding photographer?
It was an eye opening moment for both of us. Our couple had a groomsmen who they were very close with, dying from cancer in their wedding party. The morning of the wedding, there was talk that he wouldn’t make it at all due to how sick he was. However, he ended up coming for portraits and the Ceremony. Knowing the situation we made sure to get lots of pictures of him. A few days after the wedding, we got a call that he had sadly lost his battle to cancer, and the couple was requesting all images of him from their wedding day. That moment right there was such a humbling moment that defined what we do as not only important, but a vital part of many people’s lives. Now, I never take that for granted.