We thought our Vendor Spotlight blogs were finished, but we’re so excited because one of our favorite photogs just sent us over her information so we knew we just had to post it! If there is one we’ve learned in this business, it’s that no two photographers are the same. Some shine in portrait photography, others in journalistic, and (much to our excitement) some really shine behind the lens when they’ve got a bride and groom as the subject. Lucky for us, Teri of tPoz Photography does just that. When we started working with tPoz, we knew we’d found true talent and it is so evident in her work! She’s not only become a go-to vendor for us, but also a killer friend and lunch partner!
Type of Work:
Years in Business:
7.5 years in business
Based in Federal Hill, Baltimore
1. Tell us a little bit about your company.
Ever since I was a 5 year old flower girl in my aunt’s wedding, I’ve been in love with weddings! After my own wedding in 2007, I knew that my passion for photography, and specifically for wedding photography was being rekindled. Sharing one of the happiest days in a person’s life, the energy and love fuels the creative fire in me!
2. What sets you apart from other vendors within your line of work?
I think that my photographic style of crisp vivid colors in my images, helps to set me apart from other photographers. I’m fun-loving and spontaneous, with a fast and furious shooting style. I’m constantly looking for “the light” and love to use it in different ways to create drama and dimension for dynamic images. I love the excitement of weddings – plus, I can hold my own against your crazy groomsmen, and I’ll leave your wedding feeling like I’m BFF with you and your bridesmaids!
3. What’s your favorite part about a wedding?
I have 2 favorites – The moment that I walk into the bride’s room, and I feel the excitement buzzing around her. Brides usually tell me that it feels *real* for them, once I show up & start to document the day! I absolutely adore capturing the First Look – when the groom sees his bride for the first time. It is truly an intimate moment carved out for just the two of them to share, before the hubbub of the day begins, and usually is the only chance for 5 minutes of ‘alone time’ during the whole day. To this day, my husband still says it was his most favorite part of the entire day. To see each other up close and not be focused on walking down the aisle, guests or details, for him to be able to spin his bride around, and to get a reassuring hug before the I Do’s. Not to mention, it allows a good portion of the formal portraits to be done before the ceremony, usually allowing the bride and groom to attend their own cocktail hour.
4. What is something you wish couples knew?
This is the fastest day of your life – but things always take twice as long as you think they will. Allow more than enough time for photos, and PAD YOUR TIMELINE!
5. Why do you think a couple should hire a planner?
A great wedding planner, like the girls at Moore & Co Events, is absolutely essential to your big day being all you ever dreamed of. Your planner is going to become your personal creative stylist, bringing your ideas to life in a cohesive manner, giving you more than you could ever imagine. Your planner will also become your ally – against momzilla’s, imposing guests, strict church ladies and will keep the day on track with a realistic timeline built to fit your needs.
Tips from tPoz
- Remember to be authentic during the ceremony – hold hands and stand close together – don’t stand 5 miles apart!
- When you are getting ready – jack up the AC – it will get real hot real quick with lots of people moving around!
- Have your bouquet & boutonnieres delivered where you will be getting ready, if possible. You don’t want to have portraits done w/o them!
- If the guys are wearing real bow ties, make sure someone knows how to tie them ahead of time!
- If you don’t want to stop the party, cut the cake as soon as dinner is over, then open the dance floor & don’t stop!
- Consider having the toasts before dinner starts – pictures of people eating/laughing is never pretty