You CAN Have 'Too Much Awesomeness'!
We love working with awesome vendors. And this photography company (Too Much Awesomeness) has a reputation fitting its name! They take an event, like your wedding, and bring LIFE to the photos. So when you look back on pictures from that day, you actually feel transported in time. And no doubt that their team is incredibly fun to work with! Check out our interview below!
AEP: How would you describe your brand?
Too Much Awesomeness: We are creative photojournalists. We're storytellers.
We care deeply about our craft, but even more so we care about the connections we make with the amazing people we get to work with.
We create images for passionate people that are authentic, real, and emotional
We're interested in the in-between moments. The realness. The fleeting time where giggles happen uncontrollably and smiles can't be stopped.
AEP: Who is your ideal client?
TMA: Our ideal client is everyone and anyone. We make the magic happen with whoever. The industry has been telling this lie that you have to work only with people that fit your ideal client. That's bullshit. We're craftsman and artists, and we develop solid and meaningful connections with everyone.
AEP: What are a few mistakes couples sometimes make when booking a photographer?
TMA: Not making sure they connect with whoever. Straight up treat it like a relationship, because that's what it is. Don't be too analytical and instead trust your gut. It has to feel right completely, or it won't be.
AEP: What questions should people be asking when interview potential photographers?
TMA: Most importantly it's just to get to know them. Do they sing in the shower, what do they do on a Friday night, what kind of people are they? Do they care about the details more than the people? Do they agree that Breaking Bad is the greatest TV show ever?
That said everyone should also as a baseline confirm whoever they hire has these three things:
a business license in which they pay the proper taxes (to make sure they don't get shut down before your wedding)
backup equipment for the day including writing to multiple memory cards (to make sure as equipment inevitably fails they can keep working)
backup systems including having the files in two local locations and one off site (to make sure that as drives inevitably break your files are safe)
AEP: What has been one of your favorite events to capture?
TMA: When we got to shoot the fifth wedding of a group of friends. Every year for the previous five years we got to see these people and continue the fun. Their wedding itself was amazing too, all of that love and energy, with such a great group of people. We feel lucky to be invited into such an amazing circle. Eff yeah. It gives us life.
AEP: If you had a client who had endless funds what unique ideas and products/services would you offer them?
TMA: Nothing. We make kick ass images for everyone in any budget. We shoot 150k multi day events or 10k intimate weddings.
Love is love and people are people. We just connect with all people. We have amazing albums and wall art options for any budget.
AEP: What do you think sets you apart from other photographers in the industry?
TMA: "Pound for pound I'm the best to ever come around here
Look what I embody"
Jay Z - What More Can I say
AEP: What are some of the biggest misconceptions about your industry?
TMA: That social media is anything other than a lie.
See? Real, authentic, awesome. That perfectly describes this interview. It takes guts to be true to who you are and what is important to you. And we admire vendors that are able to carry this into their brand. If you are looking for a totally unique photographer who will make your day even MORE fun, and give you stunning photos that tell your story, look no further than Too Much Awesomeness!