Where are you based?
The short answer: Atlanta, Georgia. The long answer: We both spent 10+ years of our lives living in Orlando, Florida and moved to the Atlanta area (my childhood hometown) in 2016. So we’re currently located in Georgia but travel to Central Florida many times throughout the year and offer discounted travel fees for Orlando weddings.
how do you pronounce your name?
A valid question. We’ve had people say Heem, Hame and even Helm before (yes really), but it’s pronounced “H-I-M-E”. Rhymes with time.
Fun Fact: Heim is the German word for Home.
What services do you offer?
While our primary focuses are Weddings + Elopements + Engagements, we also LOVE to photograph the following: Families, In-Home Newborn Sessions, Expecting Parents, Seniors, Events + Concerts, Spaces for Real Estate + Designers, Gatherings, and personal branding content (Are you a fellow small business owner? Let’s chat!)
what does your average client spend on their wedding photography?
We offer a variety of packages with different lengths of coverage, but on average the majority of our couples spend between $3,000 - $4,000. All packages include two photographers and our most popular options offer eight hours of coverage. || We know every couple is different and we are always down for creating totally custom quotes to fit any needs + budget. Just let us know what you’re hoping for and we’ll do our best to make it happen!
when is the best time to book you for my wedding?
Right now (kidding……but not really). We typically book weddings 6-15 months in advance. In our experience, the most popular months for weddings are April and October, but it can change year to year. There’s nothing more upsetting than getting an inquiry from an amazing couple to find out we already have something booked on their date. We hate turning people away (even though we have some amazing friends in the industry we always recommend!), so we always suggest booking the vendors you love the most as quickly as you can and snag up their free dates!
what does the booking process look like?
Once we’ve gone over which package will be the best fit, we send over our contract + retainer invoice via e-mail. Our retainers are 30% of your chosen package total. Once those two things are taken care of, your date is officially reserved on our calendar! We will do a full-on happy dance, possibly give a toast in your honor, and then we can go over a few payment plan options that work best for you. If you decide to opt out of the payment plans, your remaining balance won’t be due until two weeks prior to your wedding date. Between the time of booking and your wedding date, we’ll always be in touch for planning questions, timeline help, an engagement session (if you’d like one!), as well as consultations in person or via face-time.
do you edit all of the photos you deliver?
Yes! Every photo you receive will be sorted through and individually edited. While editing we straighten, correct white balance, fix minor blemishes, and put our style on each image. We do cull (sort) through all of the images before editing and narrow them down to the best of the best for your gallery. That being said, you won’t receive every single image taken, but we promise to try and never leave anything out. We believe quality is more important than quantity, so we want to give you the best of each moment, and leave out all of the outtakes, out of focus, blinking, excessive images.
best quote from the office?
“Do I need to be liked? Absolutely not. I like to be liked. I enjoy being liked. I have to be liked. But it’s not like a compulsive need to be liked. Like my need to be praised.”
“I was never in this for the money. But it turns out that the money was an absolute necessity for me.”
- Michael Scott