By Appointment Only:
259 E Campbell Avenue, Suite 1 Campbell, California 95008
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Greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Tri-Valley area, and the Monterey Bay area.
Rhee likes to say they capture the big picture, the tiny details, and everything in between. Focusing exclusively on wedding photography, Rhee and her team will do whatever it takes to tell your distinctive wedding story—capturing all the beauty of your day with a fun, friendly, photojournalistic approach.
Quite a lot is included in every commission including engagement session, two photographers and plenty of time on the wedding day. And all the packages include digital negatives. These “nicely loaded” commissions run about $5600. Customized packages with more or fewer services are also available.
Questions and Answers
What 3 words describe your work?
Emotive. Unobtrusive. Timeless.
Why should someone hire you?
Because I care. I know that sounds a bit silly, but I do. I do everything as if I'm the bride and it's my wedding. That means paying attention to little things that you may have spent a month designing or making, or getting a bunch of photos of grandma laughing with your dad, or removing a razor cut on the groom's face in post-production, or sharpening up the flowers so they look exactly like they did that day. I will not let anyone else do the retouching or album design, simply because I'm the storyteller; it's my point of view brides and grooms pay for. I'm hands-on. From our engagement session through the album, that's how I work and I just love every bit of it.
I also care enough to make sure your wedding day stays special and doesn't turn into a photo shoot. I play diplomat when family issues arise. I'm quick with the ResQ Tape when a bustle breaks and can get a car smudge off a wedding dress in under two minutes. I've set down the cameras and bustled, taped, fetched, directed traffic, become a chauffeur, started ceremonies… if my brides or grooms needed me to be something other than a photographer, I morph into it pretty darn quickly.
There are some talented photographers in our area, but I think this is one area where I really do stand out. I care.
What are the common misconceptions about your services?
That anyone with a camera can do this. They can't, even with the best camera on the market. If they haven't honed their timing, or have the experience of 300+ weddings to anticipate the moments or seek out special portraits without being intrusive or annoying, they should not be asking payment for their "services." Anyone can throw up a few photos on a blog and say they're a photographer, and anyone can get one or two photos right amongst 4000 or 5000. But what are they missing as they hold down the shutter and rapid shoot?
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?
The great photographers from the last century, including Robert Frank, who were more interested in capturing emotion and place rather than just shooting pretty photos.
Tell us about a favorite, unusual or most interesting moment at a wedding:
I'm a complete sucker for a dad or a groom who cries.
What is the best advice you give to a couple when planning their wedding?
Hire a planner. No really, they're amazing. It was the best investment my hubby and I could have ever made, because we didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day. Sure you could use the on-site coordinator, but they're only for while you're there on site; not for the month of or the day of when you need a pair of scissors or your videographer can't find the hotel where you're getting ready or your limo doesn't show up to get you to the church. But a planner? If they're on it and they're good, you won't even notice your limo is late.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?
Easy! Invisibility, but I strive for it each and every wedding, at least until it's time for family photos, then I'm a big fun clown so everyone relaxes and enjoys their time with me.
What are 3 words that describe your personality?
Goofy, caring and just a tiny bit anal. Hehehe.
What's your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?
Snuggling on the couch with my little guy Donovan while he watches Curious George before heading off to bed.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any.
We until very recently had two wonderful pugs I found through Little Angels Pug Rescue in Pasadena. Einstein I found first, then adopted Molly six months later to help him learn how to be a dog! Einstein was quite abused, malnourished and had so many issues, but not Miss Molly, she came from a loving home and quickly taught him how to just relax and enjoy sniffing the grass.
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?
I'm so blessed—my studio is directly above an amazing Mediterranean restaurant called Café Artemis. The PruneYard in Campbell has a ton of great places to eat, but this place is just so delicious! Every client meeting that's even within sniffing distance of dinner or lunch, I send them downstairs for an amazing meal.
Rhee Bevere Photography Covers These Areas:
- East Bay
- Monterey and Carmel
- North Bay / Marin
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- South Bay / San Jose
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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