It means a lot when childhood friend trusts you and hires you for one of the most important days of their lives. I met the groom, Bryan, at summer camp YEARS ago! Through his own ventures of being a DJ at several weddings I met his now-wife Ashley. I'm thankful to them for choosing Hacker Medias! It's no secret that one of my favorite parts of the wedding day are the details. It's actually fun for me when I get to search for all the important elements the couples have brought that is unique and special to them. Rings, flowers, memorabilia, etc. I get to combine everything that's important to you and tell a visual story. Bryan & Ashley had a very sentimental gift exchange during their "Getting Ready" photos. It's moments like those where I understand how much deeper my passion is than just taking photos. These are memories with strong emotions attached to them. When they look back it is important to me that they see and feel that! They laughed, cried, prayed and turnt up! Another highlight of their day that I loved capturing was the reception. It lived up to all the expectations for #TheGriffinExperience. When you can dance and take pictures while being surrounded by hundreds on the dance floor, that is a great time! Until next time, enjoy the gallery below and send us a message if you're ready to #gethacked!
Lead shooter: Kris Hacker; Owner of Hacker Medias, Assistant shooter: Loren Viera. All of Hacker Medias wedding packages include an additional photographer. Loren of Loren Viera Media is one of the best and I really enjoyed having him assist on this wedding day. While we both have our own separate business entities, we do come together to create an amazing experience for couples on their wedding day. He has a high fashion photography style and I shoot more journalistic style. Our two strengths mesh perfectly for wedding day photography. It is important to have both of those elements when looking back through your wedding day. We're fun and laid back and definitely get the job done!
What's up with the V&V
The venue and vendors! Starting with the amazing venue! You can not go wrong with Howe's Farm. Their scenery appeals to every bride and groom with such elegance. Whether you are in search of an intimate setting or ready to bring out the crowd this venue has the capacity to do so at each of their barns. It's also a photographer's dreamland as they have every prop imaginable available at your fingertips. Leslie Mayfield of Majestic Moments let her creativity flow when setting up the show-stopping reception for The Griffins. Rose gold, black & white, stripes and jewels; she, along with her team completely transformed the reception hall. Yanetta Bowman of Grand Finale Events & Decor placed together a beautiful sweetheart table at the reception and drapery for the ceremony. LeMont's Urban Soul had a fruit bar, roast, and so much more. For 250+ guests everyone left full and satisfied with food left over. Sugar Chic Bakery had a beautiful tiered bride cake with blush colored details and a cool grooms cake to match DJ Brezzy's passion. Speaking of DJ's, DJ Chi had the entire crowd jumpin'! The Griffin's wanted their guest to have an experience and that it was. No slow jams allowed! From their reception pics below, you can see they came to conquer! The MUA's and stylist all came together and had everyone looking their best. The brides make-up done by KayJanae MUA was absolutely flawless. A classic look with a pop of glam we couldn't pass up the opportunity to give her a mini bridal session. All the amazing vendors are listed below. I'm sure they would love to assist you on your wedding day or special event!