Azzura Photography began as Seattle’s best-kept-secret: a husband-wife team quietly working out of their Bellevue home studio, creating stunning wedding images for a select group of clients. After winning national recognition and the ‘Seattle Bride Best Photographer’ award eight years in a row, Ken and Tania Shepard of Azzura Photography quickly became the Northwest’s most sought-after wedding photographers. Visit www.azzuraweddings to explore more of their unique Illustrative-style of photography.
What is your style of photography?
Azzura Photography specializes in the ‘Illustrative’ style of photography, a unique blend of the best of the photojournalistic approach with fun and relaxed group photographs, then transformed with unmistakable artistic vision. The result is fun and natural photographs that truly tell the story of your Wedding Day.
What is your philosophy towards weddings?
We have a passion for getting to know our couples and creating photographs that are not just beautiful, but are also deeply meaningful to them. There is a quality of genuineness in our images that is hard to describe, but you can feel it; when you look at the photographs, you know the moments are real and that our couples are truly being themselves.
What is your price range of services?
Our Collections begin at $3,600 and go up from there based on the details of your day and what will fit you best. Every couple is a little different, but most will invest 15-20% of their overall budget in Wedding photography.
What does this include?
Because every wedding is unique, we will often create customized Collections based on the day; please contact the studio for more information.
Do you shoot with an assistant?
Absolutely, we have the option of either one or two photographers on your Wedding Day, which gives us the flexibility to photograph events of all sizes - from intimate events with 30 guests to elaborate multi-day events with 300 or more! .
Will you be the one shooting the wedding or do you hire other photographers as well?
We personally photograph each and every Wedding. We can best serve our clients by remaining a boutique, and this allows us to preserve our artistic vision and remain true to our artistic style. We love being small, love meeting our clients in our home, and love being personally invested in our couples – we just couldn’t imagine it any other way.
Do you shoot digitally or with film or both?
Digital photography gives us the flexibility to create an unlimited number of images, and to feature any of your photographs as either color or black & white.
After the wedding, how long until the proofs are ready?
We unveil your photographs at a Premiere Show party at our studio, complete with champagne and slideshow of all your photographs set to music. Your digital images will be ready for you to take home that night, and we usually schedule the Premiere Show for about 4-6 weeks after the Wedding Day.
Special services offered:
Azzura Photography always allows an unlimited number of locations and photographs, so you have complete freedom to relax, enjoy the day, and know that the images will be amazing. We also offer custom-designed Italian Albums, hand printed and bound in Italy to be the best in the world. Please visit our website at www.azzuraweddings.com or give us a call at 425.746.0888 to experience our albums or schedule a time to meet to see if we are a perfect fit for your Wedding Day!