We are so happy and excited to officially announce Ed & Aileen Photography! Our friends and family have played a huge role in supporting our dream in becoming a husband and wife photography team. We honestly are so grateful and blessed to have such amazing people in our lives. We can’t wait to share our journey with you all!
When we first announced our idea to start Ed & Aileen Photography, we got some weird looks and lots of questions, especially since both of us work in corporate America. So today, we are going to answer the two questions we were asked the most! 🙂
AILEEN: My passion has always been photography. Since I was a child, I always had a camera in my hand. My poor parents probably have so many random cats and “artistic” lawn photos from all those disposable cameras. During my time at University of Wisconsin – Madison, I worked with Ed at a family photography studio. I remember how amazing it felt to be able to document the love that families had for each other. I looked for any opportunity to increase my experience and knowledge of what to do behind the camera. Unfortunately, I stopped photography while pursuing my law degree. But luckily I had my iPhone, so I was still able to capture meaningful moments when I was with friends and family. I didn’t realize just how much I missed holding an actual camera until our honeymoon. It felt amazing. When we got home from our honeymoon, I never looked back. Ed & Aileen Photography was born!
ED: Similar to Aileen, I always wanted to be a photographer. I was lucky enough to have been able to study the art of photography during college, learning the fundamentals of film photography and honing in on my skills in the darkroom. Now, I always have a camera by my side. Aileen and I decided to pursue wedding photography because we understand just how important it is to capture the emotion and love that takes place on a wedding day. We love being able to freeze a moment in time where you can just see the love in someone’s eyes.
Why Work Together? Aren’t You Guys Going To Drive Each Other Crazy?
AILEEN: I think we perform at our best when we are together. We have an uncanny ability to communicate without talking and know exactly what the other person is thinking. Maybe it’s because I’ve known Ed since I was 14! We actually worked together when I was 17 and again when I was 21. We thrived in those environments because we were together. Ed helps and supports me in ways that I can’t even start to explain. I absolutely love working with him!
ED: Having been together for over 13 years, we are able to communicate almost telepathically and know exactly what the other is thinking. The benefit of that is we won’t be shouting across the ceremony space during your wedding! 😀 We also have personalities and styles that compliment each other perfectly. And most importantly, we are always able to keep our senses of humor even in stressful situations.
We are so excited to see where this takes us! More soon!
Ed & Aileen