You are beautiful, just the way you are. Your future life-partner gets it, and so do we. Whether you're a bookworm, a donut aficionado, a jet-setting world explorer (or all of the above), we want to capture all of it: your quirks, your silly inside jokes, and all those moments-between-the-moments when you think nobody's watching. Because 20 years from now, when you look back at your photos, our only hope is that you continue to fall head-over-heels in love with each other, all over again.
With so many choices out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed & frustrated. What is "light & airy", do these awards mean anything, and even more importantly: will my photographer make my arms look skinny?
Friend - you are not alone!
Nothing is worse than getting a gallery full of terrible wedding photos, or hiring a photographer who makes you & your friends do a whole bunch of corny, cheesy, awkward poses. And what about your 90 year old grandma who's going to be shaking her hips on the dance floor - will your wedding photographer give her a little photo-love'n too?
Finding the perfect wedding photographer can be a complicated process, with complex pricing guides, confusing add-on options, and client-experiences that will span the entire spectrum. (Don't even get us started on all that crazy editing that's currently out there in the universe) The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way.
That is our promise to you. When you bring us on board, you're not just getting beautiful wedding photos; you're getting an extra groomsman, an extra bridesmaid, a wedding planner, a wedding-day therapist - and if we play our cards right, possibly a friend for life. It means never having to ask if we can take a quick photo if you and your favorite uncles, because the answer is always going to be "yes". It means never missing a moment, because we totally have eyes on your friends dancing on the tables. It also means having the permission to be yourselves, because that's where the magic is - that's the good stuff, and we want to capture all of it.
Are you both awkward when the cameras come out? We're about to find out :). Every Pearl Paper couple gets some camera-time before the wedding day, and we'll even throw in some dad-jokes for good measure. And yes, this engagement session is 100% FREE!
From those must-have getting-ready shots, to all the crazy dancing that's going to happen on your dance floor - we've got your whole day covered. With 10 hours of coverage, you'll never need to rush through your photos, and there's a good chance you won't miss cocktail hour. How's that for having your (wedding) cake and eating it too?
Want your photos in color & BW? You got it. Bug bites, monster zits, and that tattoo mom doesn't know about (yet)? We got you, fam. And not only that, we offer lifetime access to your online galleries, heirloom albums, sign-in books, canvasses and so much more. If you can put a photo on it, we can make it happen!
Karis // Co-owner
Kimchi aficionado, online-shopping expert, and someone you definitely want on your team during a zombie apocalypse
Ben // Co-owner
Bourbon drinker, alpaca lover, and world-renowned donut-eating champion
Think about the last time you dined at your favorite restaurant - you know, the one you visit at least 3x a week. The hosts know you by name, and the waiters already know how you like your fries. It's the best feeling in the world, isn't it? It feels like home. It feels like family. When we started Pearl Paper Studio in 2013 - we wanted this to be the core of everything we did. From our associate photographers to our clients, we've taken great care to make sure everyone felt like family.
We are Karis & Ben, your modern-day Mom & Pop wedding photography shop. Not only do we want to know your name, we want to know your story. We want to know what inspires you, and what excites you. But even more importantly, we want to know why you've decided to latch onto this other human for the rest of your life :). There's a story there, and we sooo definitely want to hear it.
And while we're proud of all the awards & accolades our Pearl Paper family has received over the years, our greatest achievement will always be this little Pearl Paper family we've grown & nurtured over the years, along with the hundreds of happily married couples who now call us their friends. Despite our many (many) years of doing this, we can honestly say that we still enjoy the work we do, as well as the wonderful folks we get to do it with. And you know what? We think that's pretty cool, and we hope you'll think so too.
MJ | Steve | Ed | Miles | Jeanie | Darold | Ann | Gabe
Like every family, we've all got something special we bring to the table. Yourself included. Featuring a roster of super-talented photographers, each with their own distinctive styles, personalities, and price-points, we're confident you'll find a photographer on our team whom you'll absolutely adore.
If you've made it this far, THANK YOU for allowing us to be a part of your journey, for listening to our story, so that we may one day capture yours. We are honored and humbled to be considered, and we can't wait to hear what you've got planned. Now let's go make some magic!
Office hours // Tue-Fri, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Email // firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone // By appointment only