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Kansas City Husband Wife Wedding Photographers | Your Real Moments
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OUR
STYLE

Hey there! We’re so grateful you stumbled onto our little corner of the interwebs on your journey to finding your perfect wedding photographers. We want your wedding images to be…

authentic. moment-driven. relaxed. fun.

There are two key elements in making this possible.

The first is this: We believe your entire day is a story, made up of hundreds of moments. Even as we say the word ‘story’ your mind probably jumps straight to the big, expected moments. The first kiss, family portraits, walking down the aisle… But, what about all those moments in between? What about the rush of emotion you felt just before you walked down the aisle, standing arm in arm with your dad as the church doors swung open?

There is such beauty in the unexpected moments, the in-between times, and we are chasing after it all. The big and the small, the sweet and the silly, the happy and the sad. We consider ourselves moment seekers, always hunting. We’re not here to stage moments. We’re here to document the authentic ones. No one ever swooned over that staged ‘mom pretending to put the boutonniere on the groom’ image.

The second critical element is getting to know YOU, learning what you two are about, what matters to you, developing a mutual trust. You know how you always seem to let your hair down and show your true colors around those you know well and trust? We hope that by the end of your time with us, you’ve granted us that trust, let us into your bubble, and had a ton of fun throughout the entire process. The better we get to know YOU, the better we can tell YOUR story.

OUR
STYLE

Hey there! We’re so grateful you stumbled onto our little corner of the interwebs on your journey to finding your perfect wedding photographers. We want your wedding images to be…

authentic. moment-driven. relaxed. fun.

There are two key elements in making this possible.

The first is this: We believe your entire day is a story, made up of hundreds of moments. Even as we say the word ‘story’ your mind probably jumps straight to the big, expected moments. The first kiss, family portraits, walking down the aisle… But, what about all those moments in between? What about the rush of emotion you felt just before you walked down the aisle, standing arm in arm with your dad as the church doors swung open?

There is such beauty in the unexpected moments, the in-between times, and we are chasing after it all. The big and the small, the sweet and the silly, the happy and the sad. We consider ourselves moment seekers, always hunting. We’re not here to stage moments. We’re here to document the authentic ones. No one ever swooned over that staged ‘mom pretending to put the boutonniere on the groom’ image.

The second critical element is getting to know YOU, learning what you two are about, what matters to you, developing a mutual trust. You know how you always seem to let your hair down and show your true colors around those you know well and trust? We hope that by the end of your time with us, you’ve granted us that trust, let us into your bubble, and had a ton of fun throughout the entire process. The better we get to know YOU, the better we can tell YOUR story.

THEIR PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE KIND YOU JUST FEEL. WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO HAVE FOUND THEM AND TO HAVE THESE AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS THAT WILL ALLOW US TO RE-LIVE THE EMOTIONS OF THE DAY EACH TIME WE LOOK AT THEM. WE WILL ALWAYS ASPIRE TO HAVE A MARRIAGE LIKE THEIRS AND WILL CONSIDER THEM LIFELONG FRIENDS!

-Brandon + Sommer

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CHOOSE FROM OUR 4 COLLECTIONS

Our base collection, the Petite ($3300), comes with complete pre-wedding photography timeline planning, two lead photographers, 8 hours of continuous wedding day coverage, an online viewing gallery for family and friends for one year, jump drive of high-res images, a set of social media images, and a personal print release. Inquire directly to get full pricing.

additional

details

Coverage for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starts at 8 hours. Shawnee, KS sales tax will be added to all purchases. Contact us to receive our full pricing guide. A signed contract and non-refundable retainer are required to reserve your date. 

Be sure to reach out to us for special pricing on rehearsal/rehearsal dinner coverage, custom design services, intimate/unique weddings, or destination weddings.

Wait... I still have questions!

WELL, GOOD. PULL UP A CHAIR AND READ ON... CUZ WE'VE GOT ANSWERS.

Wait... I still have questions!

WELL, GOOD. PULL UP A CHAIR AND READ ON... CUZ WE'VE GOT ANSWERS.

How long have you guys been around?

We’ve been shooting kiddos and family portraits since 2007. We began the crazy adventure of shooting weddings in 2009. In 2018, we stepped away from the name ‘JSi Photography’ to ‘MIKE + JULIE | storytellers’.

What would you say your style is?

We are fun, unfussy, and moment-driven! We want to tell your story, the real one. We’re here to give you permission to ditch the posed photos and let us capture the authentic story of your day.

How do I book MIKE + JULIE for my wedding?

Once you decide what you’d like to include in your collection, all we need to secure your date is a signed contract and a 40% non-refundable retainer. Once we have those two things-boom! We’re yours, baby!

What kind of equipment do you use?

Team Canon! We use professional grade camera bodies, lenses, and memory cards which we keep maintained through Canon’s maintenance program. We will absolutely have back-up camera bodies and lenses on your wedding day.

Do you have insurance?

That’s a good question, glad you asked! Oh yeah, we’re fully insured and even if you don’t go through us for your wedding day, please make sure your photographer has insurance and back-up equipment.

Do you offer digitals?

Yep, we sure do. You receive the final gallery of high resolution digital images from both your engagement session and wedding day with a personal print release. But, that jump drive sure won’t look as nice on your walls as a big, beautiful print though ????

What is a personal print release?

A personal print release means that you have permission to share your images with your friends and family and print those bad boys at the lab of your choice. Really, what else could you want to do with them? However, you don’t have permission to distribute to vendors, edit, or sell these images. We retain copyright ownership of the images we create. Which means that we still have the ability to use them on our website, blog, Facebook, display them at our studio, and submit them to publications.

Why should I get an engagement session with you before the wedding?

Okay, well besides the fact that with MIKE + JULIE, they are actually fun, we think it’s super helpful for you to get used to being in front of the camera before your wedding day. It’s a great chance for us to get to know how the two of you are in front of the camera, learn your smiles and natural mannerisms, again before the day of your wedding. Plus, every chance we have to get to know you better makes us that much more in tune with how to capture you best on the big day.

What if I only need an engagement session, but not wedding coverage?

We’re bummed you won’t be needing us on the big day, but we’re just grateful to have a part in your story! An engagement session is $150 plus tax. This gives you a 60-minute session at the location of your choice and a personal reveal and ordering appointment at the M+J studio in Westport. Session fee and signed contract required to hold your spot, minimum product purchase of $200 is required.

I'm new at this, how many hours do I need?

Our wedding day coverage starts at 8 hours. In our experience, for a typical wedding day that includes the traditional elements, less than 8 hours is stressful for you and not as much fun. We suggest booking the minimum you know you’ll need and adding hours of coverage later to make sure you get exactly what you want. We will work with you in the planning process to see exactly how much coverage you need.

What is your approach to wedding portraits?

We think your day is like a documentary. Only about 5% of that story is made up of portraits. We’re big on capturing your relationship rather than just a picture of you smiling at the camera. You only need like one of those anyway, right? We love to create interactions not poses. During portraits, you won’t spend much time looking at the camera and we certainly hope you don’t feel stiff, or the need to be still while you’re in front of our cameras. We want you to have FUN, move around, and interact with each other! We’re not big fans of hours and hours of portrait time when you could be spending that time with all the people you love most. We’d love to spend 30-45 minutes with the two of you and then get a few great shots of you with your bridal party too. Oh!! If you want the BEST light of the day, it’s definitely around an hour or two before sunset.

I have no idea where to have my portraits taken, help!

Breathe! It’s okay! We love shooting in unique and under-utilized locations. You know, NOT the same locations you’ve see everyone else is using. We want to hear your ideas on colors, textures, and places that are personal to you. You never know what might make the coolest spot for pictures.

Will you do our Pinterest poses?

Oh, Pinterest… what a beautiful beast it is. You know, if you really want to use your portrait time on Pinterest poses, who are we to say no? It’s your wedding day and we respect that. Although, if you choose us as your wedding photographers it means you saw a quality in our work that you appreciated and desired. Every image you saw was the result of a genuine moment happening between the people in the photographs. We would LOVE the opportunity to create something authentic for you.

Do you do save-the-dates?

Yes!!! Annnddd… we also do wedding invitations, magnets, and thank you cards too! We offer complete custom design services. We looove creating something 100% unique and awesomesauce for you!

Who will actually be shooting my wedding?

Well, MIKE + JULIE, of course, silly. We’re the ones you met with, planned with, and we’re the ones who will show up on your wedding day.

How long after the wedding are my images ready?

Your images are always ready 6 weeks after the wedding.

What if your house catches on fire, what happens to my images?

AWESOME question. Let’s all watch as Mike gets his ‘geek’ on. Mike-“After your wedding night, we will back up your files to our computers and keep the memory cards safe. From there, we back up your files on the cloud and one more time with an external hard drive that we keep stored off-site in a Safety Deposit Box. Your images are safe!”

How much pizza does Mike really eat?

Well, the man bleeds pizza sauce so it’s a given that the level of pizza consumption is pretty high. (You know us so well!)

Are you itching to ask us something else? See that cute lil’ button? It’ll take you right where you need to go.