The Seeing Southern Wedding
Narrative. Authentic. Inspirational.
We are so glad you're here.
For the past five years, we have been telling love stories through photography, creating heirlooms for your family that will stand the test of time.
We are honored to document your wedding day, and we promise, we'll give you the best of us.
This will be THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE
for THE GREATEST JOURNEY
of your life.
We only curate a small number of weddings each year in order to provide the service we feel is so important. Once you book your venue and secure your date, reach out to us and we'll build a package that perfectly meets your needs and budget.
Now is the time to book your storyteller.
Welcome to the Seeing Southern family.
We're Len + Judy. Our love story began 12 years ago after each of us had experienced the not-so-pretty side of love. A chance meeting. Love at first sight. We haven't been apart since.
With a passion for travel, stories, and photography guiding our lives, we are seeing the world through unified eyes and while we're home, we continue our love of storytelling by documenting your story.
The mantra that guides us? The timeless legacy of photography. As time passes, the few images that we have of our parents and families have preserved our memories. The good moments, and even the bad, that have been documented have preserved our history. We believe this was our gentle nudge to pick up cameras, tell stories, and create heirlooms for our family as well an any others who will allow us the honor to photograph their moments.
We believe that photography is meant to live on your walls, on your desk - a daily reminder of moments and family. That's why prints, canvases, albums, and wall art should not be the exception to your wedding package; these things should be one of the most important inclusive elements.
We're not trendy or hipster: being older has its perks! We will be the one thing that will never cause you worry or pause; consistency produces excellence. We are classic in our photography and in our relationships. We're hands off, narrative and documentary, discovering the in-between moments that will tell your authentic story. Our style is random and pure, not stiff or choreographed. Of all the images over the years, the unexpected and the undefined move the hearts of our clients most. And we love that. We advocate quality of service, product and experience above everything. We have fun. We laugh, and we think you will, too.
We hope that you'll be part of our story, and in turn, we'll give you the best of who we are. We might just fall in love with you and consider you part of the family. In fact, that's rather a given.
Contact us today, and let's continue your story together.
Here's some answers to your photography questions.
Why should we hire you as our wedding photographer?
Since we only book 15-20 weddings each year, our time is yours. Any more and we'd sacrifice what we believe is so important to the service we provide. From the time you book until, well, forever, we'll be there for you. Zoom calls. Pre-wedding consultations. Engagement session. Bridal session. Organizing and planning is one of our strengths, and every client receives our numerous years of business knowledge and training in addition to our artistic, creative and passion for our genre.
And on your wedding day, we'll hem your pants, walk your dog, tie your bow-tie, fetch water, carry your tissue and love you like family.
Being a talented photographer means more than knowing how a camera works; it means taking care of you like family.
What does your pricing cover?
The process begins with choosing what is most important to you on your wedding day. How many hours on the wedding day? An engagement session? Bridal portraits? Prints and parent albums? Once we talk through your needs and budget, we'll share all the information with you that will work for everyone.
How many weddings do you shoot each year?
We book between 15 and 20 weddings each year. We also dedicate the entire weekend of the wedding to you, never booking events the day before or the day after your scheduled event.
Do you have a second photographer?
Well there's two of us, so yes, there's a second photographer! No matter who you choose, always hire a photographer that will have a second shooter.
Do you edit the images?
Yes. Every. Single. One. We also work with one of the premier national labs for additional editing.
Do you have an assistant?
On occasion, we do hire an assistant to help with larger weddings.
Where do you live and how far will you travel?
We live just outside of Athens, Georgia, in a small community called Farmington. Although most of our work takes place in the southeast, we adore destination weddings and hope that a destination wedding is in your future. We are comfortable traveling and have no problem traveling with the gear we need. Your travel fees are based on the package you purchase.
Do you offer videography?
No, we don't. We believe in doing one thing and one thing well. We have a list of fantastic vendors that we would love to recommend.
When will I receive my images?
Engagement session, 4 weeks; weddings, within 6 weeks. All prints (including prints, canvas, albums and wall art) must be ordered within six months of the event date.
Are my images watermarked?
No digital or print images are watermarked. You'll see sneaks on Facebook and Instagram and those will be watermarked for image protection.
How many pictures will we receive?
Every wedding is different, so that answer is different. Every delivery is dependent upon hours of coverage, type of events, reception, etc.
Do we get the copyright of the images?
Copyright simply means that we created the images and we "own" the copyright. You own the images and have the right to your images as spelled out in your contract. As creator, Seeing Southern Photography will always retain copyright.
Can we have the RAW files?
We never release raw or unedited files.
What if we don't really want an engagement session?
You might not think you want one, but they are so much fun. We get to know you, and you get to know us. When the wedding day rolls around, you know exactly what to expect. A complimentary engagement session is included in the Heirloom Booking Package which also includes access to digital files of this session. Engagement sessions (2-hours) booked separately are $299.
I would love to hire you, but I have a friend who will shoot our wedding for free.
Wouldn't you rather have a committed photographer (bound by contract) that will be at your wedding no matter what? Don't you want your friend to enjoy your wedding? It's simply one less thing to worry about. And if your friend pulls the plug weeks before the wedding, chances are professionals are already booked.
How soon should I book you?
As soon as you get engaged and set the date, book the venue and the photographer. Those are the first to be booked. We do not hold dates until the signed contract and non-refundable retainer are received in the studio.
Do you take payments or set up a payment schedule?
We require a $1,000.00 non-refundable retainer, along with a signed contract, to reserve your date. Payment plans are available, and we offer a Client Portal which has all your account information at your finger tips.