By Appointment Only
Sacramento and Sonoma County, California
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Mainly service the Sonoma County, Napa County, and Sacramento County regions, but love to travel so please inquire about your location!
Jon and Chelsea are the quirky, fun-loving husband and wife team behind Capture Create Studios. They specialize in candid, creative wedding photography and videography that captures the unique elements, raw emotion, and small details of the day. While they love beautifully posed shots, they really focus on telling an authentic story. They say, “We capture the moments that are so easily forgotten once the day is over. A quick laugh at a joke, a tear on Dad’s cheek when he sees his little girl for the first time, or that look between the bride and groom that says so much. These are the moments you will treasure forever and these are the moments we strive to capture with every click of the shutter.”
Furthermore, their packages are affordable and they don’t believe in putting a time constraint on their services. One bride told us, “When I asked how many hours they would stay their response was, ‘As long as it takes to get what we need.’ I really appreciated that they didn’t focus on the hours like some other companies did. They would come as early and stay as long as needed—until they felt they got enough to tell our wedding story.”
Packages start at $3000, and Jon and Chelsea are refreshingly transparent about all aspects of their pricing (no hidden fees!) They have custom packages and A La Carte services available as well, so contact them today for more details or a custom quote.
Questions and Answers
What 3 words best describe your work?
Candid. Creative. Crisp.
Tell us about your company name.
We chose Capture.Create because we really wanted to give the feeling of that candid creativity that we love so much. We capture all of the moments throughout the day as creatively and as non-cheese worthy as we can.
Why should someone hire you?
We understand how stressful weddings can be with all of the planning and immense detail that goes into this one special day. Because of that, both my husband and I do everything we can to make sure our couples feel comfortable and relaxed and have fun with their photos, since those will be a huge memory that they get to carry with them for the rest of their lives. Neither of us are high stress personalities, so even if a day goes a little array, we know how to react calmly and help convey that to our couple.
What are the common misconceptions about your services?
I think before people realize how powerful it is to have a husband and wife team on your wedding day shooting you, there are some misconceptions about our packages. We don't just offer 2 shooters, we mainly offer ourselves together as your team, which not only gives you two lead photographers, but also two people who completely understand each other's style, temperament, and can easily bounce off of each other to only better your images and your experience with us!
What drew you to this field/how did you get started?
To be honest we wanted to start our business after going through the wedding process ourselves and being somewhat let down by what was out there and how our experience was. We wanted to give brides the opportunity to enjoy their photographers and get great images of their wedding while keeping within a reasonable budget.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?
The details and the couple themselves. We love arriving to the venue once everything is done up and really seeing the full picture of how hard that couple worked to make their vision come to life! And then once the vows are wrapped up we love being with that couple and all the stress they may have felt before the wedding just rolls away, and pure joy fills both of them. It's an amazing and contagious atmosphere to be around!
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?
The best advice that I wish someone had given me on my wedding day is to enjoy every minute as it comes and not worry about small details or vendors. Enjoy all of the loved ones that are there with you on that special day because it goes so fast! Dance, drink, laugh, and have fun, it's the beginning of your new life as a marriage couple!
What's your favorite marriage advice?
I heard a pastor at a recent wedding talk about not airing your significant other's laundry in public, and I thought that was really great advice. Every couple has their fights and issues, but I think what makes a strong couple is someone who knows their boundaries and are able to have a united front when necessary, and can deal with some of the dirty laundry in private.
If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead?
I am also an Interior Architect, which I think is why I am so drawn to weddings and details. Both my husband and I are pretty artistic people outside of photography, which helped push us into the industry, but it also allows us to enjoy all of the details and work that goes into each and every wedding we are a part of.
Capture Create Studios Covers These Areas:
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- Sacramento and Central Valley
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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