A lot of other wedding photographers ask me about hiring others to photograph weddings for them. I give each and every one of them the same answer: don’t do it. So, why would I say that when Twisted Oaks has seen such great success over the past 3 years as a multi-photographer studio? Well, I spent 3 years studying other large studios, hiring a business coach, and really preparing ourselves to bring on our first two photographers. The first was Cecilia, the second was Angela. Sandi and I basically lucked out big time with the both of them and extremely appreciative that they are still here with us today. Not only were they willing to learn how to do things a little differently and go through the initial growing pains with us, but they truly believed in our business model and helped us turn the studio into what it is today. I really don’t know where we would be without the two of them and I’m extremely thankful to say the least. Especially, with Angela gaining the reputation as the photographer who loves clients who want their fur babies involved in the engagement shoot and/or wedding.
Angela was the only photographer that I hadn’t personally met before bringing her on as an associate. I felt at first that it was a risky move but was willing to take the chance. She hung in there with us as we made a lot of changes over the first two years and tried our best to make things go as smoothly as possible for them while making sure it also benefited the studio. It paid off as clients began falling in love with her laid back approach and it didn’t take long for her to learn why we wanted each of our associate photographers to take the time getting to know each and every client. She quickly began booking weddings and it hasn’t slowed down since. While there are a lot of things that we like all of our associate photographers to do to keep consistency across the board, especially as far as shooting is concerned, we also encourage them to stay true to their personal style.
Angela’s works really stands out and it’s easy for clients to see if she is the photographer for them or not. She has a somewhat traditional yet artistic and editorial style that clients have fallen in love with. She is the photographer best known for making clients comfortable in front of her camera and it’s easy to see while scrolling through the photos below. She is momma of a Cavy pup and because of her love for animals quickly became known as the pet whisperer, with almost every client with pets hiring her to capture their special day. She’s become more than a photographer to us, she’s become a good friend, and we don’t know where we would be without her. She had a kickass season last year and we couldn’t be more excited to show it off!