Magnetic. Unposed. Unpretentious Documentary Photography.
Do you remember your Mom and Pop’s dusty old albums hiding under their side table drawers? The ones that were likely captured in their trusty film cameras from the 80’s or 90’s? And how soulful, sentimental, nostalgic, reminiscent, and classic they still are today?
Now, picture yourself in those photographs. Only this time, it’s you and the love of your life on your wedding day.
We are Colove Studios, a team of arthouse visual storytellers and imagemakers. We think it’s cool to relive the oldschool film look as we try to pay homage to the classics. We believe that there is a way to do justice to all of the weird and wonderful things that happen at a wedding. We may look like a quirky team but we value the simplicity of raw emotion and candid intimacy. Your story is the heart of our photograph. We spy on every little details and we strive to create deep connection in producing genuine imagery.
We capture a lot of our couples spontaneously, candidly, and in a photojournalistic manner. We only give direction when it’s called for, and always in a collaborative way. No tacky fashion maagazine-cover poses needed! We want you to be the real YOU. No extra cheese. No fancy prop. No faking it. No frills. We deliver shots that bare your soul, with your mask gently removed.
We make photos that’ll outlive us all. No matter what kind of shoot that is, our lenses are aimed squared towards the souls of people – catching your spirit leaping out of your core when you laugh, when you cry, when you embrace…complete with the alcohol spills, awkward dances, and gummy smiles. We trigger deep feelings.
I’m sure you’ve heard about “all things cinematic, timeless, and eye candy visuals” from others, but we don’t make marketing promises here. We’re all about authenticity. We stand for honest images, filled with unique details in an ode to celebrate you and your loved ones altogether. Quiet glances, coy smiles, the tears and laughter are all translated into still and moving images that can stand beyond the passing of time, exactly the way you cherish and remember it.
Now that you already know that we favor candids over contrived…
Are you ready to make photos that won’t make you cringe after 10 years of staring at it?