Why Green Tea Photography? What sets us apart from all the wedding photographers out there?
First, we just want to point out that there are many different dynamics to photographers and that there are many great photographers out there. Many of us will share similar strengths and traits, and this happens to be a handful of the things we feel we bring to the table, time and again.
You get the chance to have two world class photographers – Both Ann and Matt of Green Tea Photography are internationally acclaimed, multiple award winning wedding photographers ranked amongst the best in the world by some of the most respected individuals and organizations in the industry. While we now primarily photograph weddings separately we still offer photographing weddings together for a fraction of what it would cost to hire two world class photographers separately.
You have the option of a husband and wife team – We truly understand how each other works are almost frighteningly able to anticipate what the other is planning to do. This not only enables us to stay out of each other’s shots 99% of the time, but also allows us to make sure we capture the same story from unique angles, or different stories that may be going on at the same time with confidence. Also, we’re quite competitive with each other (in a loving, friendly, in-your-face kind of way) so we’re always at the top of our game to show off our work to each other at the end of the night.
We truly LOVE what we do – We sincerely love photographing weddings. We love to capture the story of one of the most important days in a family’s life. We love the rush we get. We love the challenge of always pushing ourselves to take our passion one step further. We love the incredible sense of reward we get when our clients see and share their pictures. This is honestly one of the most rewarding jobs we can imagine.
We really are good - All humbleness aside, we are darn good at what we do. From the quality of images to the level of service and experience we provide. With just 51 weddings under our belt (at the time of writing) we have currently earned 117 awards with the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada, 12 international Fearless Awards, and 8 awards with the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. We have also been designated in the Top 2 Photographers in Canada with the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (PWPC), Top 25 Wedding Photographers in the World with Fearless Photographers and Top 35 Wedding Photographers in the World with Nikon and MyWed, in addition to numerous acclamations and recognition from other respected organizations as well. See our Artist page for our most recent accolades.
We genuinely care – We are very sentimental people (especially Matt) and we sincerely realize and appreciate how important this day is for you. We are beyond honoured to be the ones to photograph your wedding, and we take our work very seriously - albeit we do so in an upbeat, friendly and very high-fiveish kind of way.
We put everything we have into your wedding day – We finish every wedding absolutely mentally and physically exhausted – funny enough we usually don’t feel it until we pack everything up and finally sit down in our car (must be all that adrenalin flowing). Spending the entire day “in the zone”, is akin to a mental and physical Ironman. Not only are we constantly looking, listening and anticipating moments to be captured, but we are always looking for interesting, creative and beautiful ways to capture them. We are going non-stop for 8, 10, 14 hours straight - and as mentioned above - we are loving it!
We edit each and every picture we give you – Every single picture we give, we process individually to bring out the very best we feel possible. We’re not talking about one giant batch edit. Each picture is individually optimized with love and care. This is why a typical wedding will usually take us about 40-50 hours for editing alone. Each moment captured in a photograph is a direct representation of us and our work. We are adamant about giving you the best we possibly can.
We are completely upfront and transparent with our pricing – No hidden fees or hidden incentives to try to up sell to you. Also with our prices posted publicly you know you’re getting the same deal as all our other clients at the time of booking with us.
We know what we’re doing – We’ve been doing this long enough to feel very confident and in control of almost any situation imaginable (we’ve noticed the more challenging the situation, the more it forces us to think outside the box and create some of our best work), at the same time we haven’t been doing this so long that this is just another day at work for us dragging our feet. We are beyond pumped and super excited for every single wedding we photograph and there is almost nothing you can throw at us that we feel we can’t handle. Our one hour portrait session together has run late and we now only have five minutes? We’ll rock it. Aunt Becky is in an especially bad mood? Matt will become her best friend. “Bad light"? Ha! Photographers have come from all over the world to learn how we deal with difficult lighting situations. You guys are in good hands. We promise. =)
We understand not to be overly intrusive – We are trying to tell your story, not distract from it. Matt is known to go shoeless in his sexy socks for indoor wedding ceremonies and Ann has been proclaimed “a super stealth ninja” by guests from almost every wedding we have ever photographed. We may be laying on the floor and climbing trees to get that magical shot, but we try to do it in the least distracting fashion possible. Hustle without the bustle we call it.
We are very proud of our work – We are both international award winning photographers who are very appreciative and proud of how far we’ve come in our pursuit and passion for photography. We understand that tastes in photography are subjective and that every photographer has their own styles, therefore we wholeheartedly invite you to have a look at our portfolio, and see if our style is the right one for you.
We are genuinely good people – Meet with us and see for yourselves. =)