Jake + Jessica
When we got engaged in October we knew we wanted a spring wedding and instead of waiting a year and a half for our wedding, we decided to set a date for the upcoming spring just 7 months away. Being in the wedding industry myself I was elated and panicking all at the same time. My first thought was, who is our photographer going to be?! We managed to find a venue and set a date very quickly and after a few referrals and seeing her breathtaking work, we found ourselves contacting Autumn. By the grace of god she was available for our date! We had a FaceTime meet and greet set up with her to ensure we were a good fit for each other, my fiancé and I were so nervous! We wanted her to like us so very badly, almost desperately haha! Based on her humorous comments on her Instagram we knew we loved her already. After our FaceTime we instantly hit it off and we were secured for our date! I cannot tell you how excited we were. Soon after we met for our engagement session in Yosemite, in her hotel room, and it was as if we had known each other for years, it instantly put our photo shoot jitters at ease. We made our way to a field with half dome looming over us with the sun just before setting. We popped bottles, Autumn brought a speaker so we danced as if we were in a music video, ran around and laughed. It wasn’t an uncomfortable, awkward photo shoot at all. It was hanging with a friend and having our true selves and love captured. We quickly got the photos back and were obviously obsessed! So excited for her to capture our wedding day! Leading up to the wedding was great as well, Autumn checked in and was flexible with her timelines as well as making sure she knew which photos would be most important to us to be captured on our wedding day. On the day of the wedding she was early and through out the day was a calm and often a shoulder to lean on during moments of stress,etc. a true friend! She was able to wrangle our unfortunately wild groomsmen with such ease, her background in bartending definitely gives her grace and patience with the rowdy! It made our wedding all the more special to have Autumn capturing it. It was like having a long time friend capturing the best day of your life and I’m getting emotional now thinking about it! I can feel the love and attention she gives her couples when I look at our wedding photos. Autumn never makes you feel as if this is just a job for her and you’re just another paycheck. She truly cares and is so passionate about what she does, you can see that radiate through her photos. Booking Autumn for your wedding will be the best decision you will ever make. We know it was our best decision! Thank you so much Autumn from the bottom of our hearts. You’re part of our tribe forever!
Grace + Ryan
I found Autumn on Instagram. So many thought that was so “odd” but I was so disappointed with the options I was given for a “Hawaii Wedding Photographer.” I knew the look I wanted and that I wanted a photographer that I could call a close friend. I searched #hawaiiwedding and #hawaiiweddingphitographer on insta, saw her website and fell in love with her ability to capture each couple’s unique love story. I was pleasantly surprised with her “Hey, I’m Autumn!” page to learn of her love for coffee, wine, “Friends” and capturing genuine, authentic love stories, so I set up a call to see if we’d be a good fit. My now husband, Ryan, and I had a less than enjoyable experience with our engagement photographer (NOT AUTUMN) where we felt totally misunderstood and super uncomfortable the whole time. I made it clear to Autumn that we needed someone who was going to make it fun and help capture our “hopeless romantic” connection on our special day. Not only did Autumn effortlessly capture this and more in our forever photos, she quite literally saved the entire day by taking over wedding coordination. She knew what would look best in photos and helped keep the entire bridal party calm and happy through all the “day-of” jitters. Not only would I recommend her as a wedding photographer but I’d recommend her AND her husband, Spencer, as a go-to friend you want by your side in a natural disaster, foreign country adventure, or zombie apocalypse. If you want real and want to capture your genuine, authentic love story, do yourself a favor and hire your next best friend, Autumn Agrella.