When I first wrote to Cathy and David Photographers about being a part of Middle of the Map, they said they’d be happy to answer any questions, and that they were an “open book”. Their friendly and fun loving spirit shines through in their images, but they are also experts at capturing the quiet, romantic moments between a couple in love. Here’s a little more info about this dynamic photography duo:
Cathy and David mainly work in and around the Chicago and Indianapolis are, but are open to traveling throughout the midwest, and nationwide. They live with their cat, Charlie Anne (see her little ears), and love thinks like ethnic food, a good book, and will never grow out of playing video games.
They’ve both always had a love for photography, and took courses in college for fun. Before their own wedding both were full time graphic designers. While planning their own nuptials they realized they would get so much more fulfillment documenting the best day in someone’s life, and never turned back. They officially started their business in 2007.
When I asked what their favorite subject to shoot other than weddings is, they said that weddings are their absolute favorite, but other than that they love photographing engaged couples, and also images from their impulse vacations they like to take every year.
They’ve been shooting weddings from the very beginning. Their favorite part of being wedding photographers:
“We love being there for people on such an important day of their lives. Being able to show them little moments throughout the day that they never would have noticed otherwise.”
When asked a few words of advice to couples picking their photographer they responded:
“Budget for your photography coverage, and extras seperately. Starting prices can range from $2000 to well over $15,000. Start with a minimum of 10-15% of your total budget for a photographer, and then depending on how much you value your photos go up from there. Some brides have spent 90% of their budget on us. Next budget for your extras…once you’ve figured out your budget you can start looking around and asking prices…if your first choice for photographer is booked for your date, ask them who they would recommend. A lot of photographers network with each other, and are happy to refer you to someone else.”
Thanks so much to Cathy and David for sharing their insights, and beautiful work. To see their complete portfolio, please check out their photo blog at: cathydavidphoto.com/blog