So What Exactly Does Tommy Do? He Is More Than Just My Second Shooter | Behind the Lens
It’s still something that makes me laugh, the way I stumbled upon this love affair with photography. I obsessed over planning our destination wedding in Akumal, Mexico for about two years. Tommy says there wasn’t a day that went by where I didn’t have my hand in the wedding pot during that 24-month span. Looking back, he was right. I was a “bride” enough for 12 weddings. I was nuts and I loved it 😉
One of things I completely went bananas on was looking at wedding photography blogs. OK fine, more like drooling over them. I visited my favorite blogs daily, including our fabulous photographer, Stephanie Williams (now known as This Modern Romance.). But a funny thing happened, after our wedding was over, I continued to visit these blogs. Religiously. Until one day I decided to buy a camera for myself and teach myself to shoot. Some months later, I ended buying another camera and Tommy inherited my first love, my Canon Rebel Xsi. And before we knew it, we were shooting sessions together and the first true challenge we both experienced together was the opportunity to shoot a wonderful wedding on the Dominican Republic shores. After that, the rest they say was history.
Today I am proud to say that Tommy and I are partners in life, love and in business. When prospective clients contact us, they sometimes ask if I have a second shooter. And yes, Tommy is that second shooter, but he’s also so much more. And I say that not just because he’s kinda cute 😀
And extremely corny …
While I am usually the “in your face” photographer giving you directions and tips on posing, Tommy is there getting the shots that I often love even more than my own. And yes, I will not hesitate to express my jealousy over the images he captures …
In a gist, when people ask me, “Can I just have you as my photographer so that it might cut down on the costs?” I then reply with the many reasons why we are a two-person package, but most of all why it’s totally worth it!
So you ask, what exactly does Tommy do? Well …
I could probably go on and on about the many things my husband does to make our business tick, but most of all, he is my other half and together, we promise to always rock the heck outta your session or Wedding Day because we know how important photos are in preserving wonderful memories. So while our business is currently known as MarieSam Sanchez Photography, Tommy is so much more than just a second shooter. We are a package deal and you are essentially getting two primary shooters when you hire us — yes he is that great of a photographer! Oh before I forget, the kids ALWAYS love him, especially the little girls … Exhibit A. (A photo that one of the guest took from the wedding we just shot in New York!)
But my husband is not only a great photographer, he’s my partner, my love, and an integral part of what makes this business of ours “go.” And if you ask any of our past clients, they will tell you how much fun it is to work with him. By working alongside him on every shoot, every session, and every wedding, it reminds me just how lucky we are to get to do what we do. And honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way … (image by the incredible Stephanie Williams Photography aka This Modern Romance)