Savannah here! I F R E A K E D out when I saw this submission, y'all! Everything about this vendor is spectacular. The traveling, the colors, their attention to detail...just wait and see. Jake and Liv are GOOD at what they do! Take a look:
Who are you and what do you do?
Quilt + Color are wedding and elopement photographers who desire to capture authentic and intimate moments, and having a crazy fun time doing so.
Why is your role important on a wedding day?
Photographers have the potential to either be the most peaceful or the most stressful vendors on a wedding day. The last thing people want is a camera shoved in their face when they’re experiencing so much emotion and trying to scramble to get all the last second details together. We try to blend into our environments, lay low, and be available to help wherever we can. I can’t tell you how many dresses we’ve helped lace, ties we’ve helped tie, and people we’ve helped shoo away. I also can’t tell you how many brides and grooms have looked at us through tear-filled eyes to tell us that we made their day so much easier - because they could trust us, appreciated our calm and non-invasive approach, and our ability to crack a joke when the mood needs lightened. Not to mention, you’re literally giving them basically the only tangible memories they’ll walk away with from that day! It’s really such an honor to be seen as important.
Your favorite part and your most stressful?
Gosh, there are so many to choose from. For me (Liv), it’s probably when we get the chance to draw the couple away for pictures by themselves. We give them space and permission to be themselves and really take it all in - away from people. It’s so special. For Jake, probably the chance to kick it with the boys before hand and capture all the fun. Once, he even got to watch a couple of episodes of The Office with the groomsmen since they finished pictures early and were waiting on us girls. Guys are so easy, let me tell you.
This is going to sound awful, but the most stressful part of shooting weddings for us is probably the parents of the couple. It’s not every couple, but we’ve found that parents can be really pushy with what they want for their kids’ wedding day. While I think it comes with good intention, it’s reeeeally stressful for our couples - which means it’s stressful for us. It’s just sort of hard to ask parents to step back for a minute because the bride and groom don’t want to take more family pictures or don’t care that they forgot the custom hanger for the dress pictures. But honestly, it’s not that big of a deal. We’ve got it made.
Who is a vendor you look up to or seek inspiration from?
The Mango Market. They’re also photographers and videographers based here in Charlotte. They’re some of the kindest people we’ve ever met, sweet friends, and have a talent unparalleled in their arena of photography.
Favorite travel spot within the Carolinas?
THIS IS SO HARD. There are so many! Charleston, maybe? We are also huge fans of the mountains, so that’s a hard one.
Describe one of the most memorable experiences of your career.
Once, I (Liv) watched as a bride was really having a stressful time before the wedding. Her dad walked into the bridal suite and into the bathroom where she was hiding from everyone else, wrapped her in his arms, and just started singing and praying over her. It was one of the sweetest moments I’ve ever witnessed. Better believe I cried.
If you could send a mass message out to anyone planning a wedding day, what piece of advice would you give them?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. At the end of the day you’ll be married, and it won’t matter if the boutonnières were crooked during the ceremony or not, we promise. Just have fun!