Almost 8 years ago in 2010, Dani and I were sitting around our friend’s dining room table and we were brainstorming business names. We were only 20 years old and one of our friends who knew we were “really into photography” had asked us if we would like to photograph her wedding and of course we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. We knew next to nothing about wedding photography or just how difficult it could really be! After attempting to draft our first wedding photography contract, we had hit a roadblock….what do we call ourselves? In the beginning, there were 3 of us, so we didn’t want to use one of our names. Then after a few moments of quiet brainstorming, Dani said “Oh Snap!” and all of our light bulbs went off! It was perfect!
Not too long after that, we became just a team of two. We kept the original name since we had some people that were interested in our services and we immediately set out to become a legal business! We spent all of 2011 building our business doing all kinds of random sessions and soaking in all the knowledge and practice we could. In 2012 we booked the first couple that wasn’t a family friend and didn’t know us personally.
Betty and Sarn are such amazing people and we’re so incredibly grateful to have met and worked with them. When they first contacted us, they had sent us a link to a video they made of their own photos and a song they wrote and recorded themselves! We can remember their engagement session like it was yesterday! They had the fantastic idea to have their shoot at the California State Fair and even though it was late in July (it was hot!), they were just so excited to be getting married. It really did feel like we were just hanging out with friends and going on a hunt for beer at the state fair!
Since then, we’ve been so blessed to have worked with so many great couples! That has really been the best part about this job for us, getting to know all these truly amazing people and making some real friends along the way. Which brings us to the reason for our new name! We’ve learned a lot about running a business and for us we’ve never wanted it to be get in, get what you want, and get out. We love getting to know you, your fiance, and even your family!
We believe that the best way to serve our couples is to really get to know them so we can tell their love story the way it deserves to be told. We want to run our business with honesty, integrity, and to have fun with people along the way. Plus it’s much easier to get genuine portraits when you trust your photographer and they feel like just another one of your friends. So we really want our couples to get to know us right from the start. No hiding behind a quirky name, just Adrienne and Dani cheering you on and celebrating your great love story.
So fear not, we know change can be scary (it is definitely scary for us!) but we’re still the same great people, and our photography is only going to get better.
If you liked us as Oh Snap! Photography, you’re going to love us as Adrienne & Dani!