Who We Are:
We are Samantha and Tom Hibben, husband, and wife by luck photographers by trade. We met at a friends wedding, spent the entire reception talking, and within an embarrassingly short amount of time, we were married. The irony of meeting at a wedding and now all these years later spending our weekends photographing them is not lost on us! We started photography in 2008. Now ten years later we are still at it together. We like to connect with our clients as friends instead of customers, capture moments instead of Pinterest poses, and invoke a feeling as we tell the story through photographs instead of just taking pictures.
We like to say we are working photographers because while weddings are our love, our jam, our bread and butter we’ve done so many different things since starting out ten years ago. We have photographed all kinds of things we never thought we would have. When we started this career we thought it would be weddings, senior photos, family pictures, and birthday parties but in ten years we have photographed political think tanks, celebrities meet and greets, casinos promotions, hotel marketing projects, restaurant menus, UFC cage fighting, business ribbon cuttings, award ceremonies, governors mansion dinners, and more. One of our favorite things is as we are doing something we never thought we would do is stop and appreciate where photography might take us tomorrow.
How We Roll:
The Engagement: let’s hang out for an hour or so. Let’s get to know each other, have some laughs, and on the side, we will create some pretty pictures. By the time we are done and you get the images back in 7 days you will be so much more relaxed going into the wedding day because you know what to expect now. It’s not as awkward as you think it will be I promise.
Before The Wedding: There is so much to plan for during a wedding and sometimes you just need someone to ask. We have been doing this for a long time and are always happy to lend a hand. It’s not uncommon for a bride to text asking for cake suggestions or where to go for a great deal on flowers. Whatever the issue we got you covered.
On The Big Day: We work with you to come up with the perfect photography timeline that best uses the time in your package so we can ensure we capture every moment of the day. Rolling up about halfway through hair and makeup so we don’t start taking photos when you’re…raw but you’re not all the way done either. Then we can just be with you to document everything from slipping into the dress to seeing each other for the first time. It’s about capturing the moments to tell the story of the day so as your friend who couldn’t make it to the wedding or as you show the photos to your grandchildren 40 years from now they relive the day with you through these moments. That’s what’s important to us.
After The Wedding: 4 to 6 weeks is a hard wait when you are talking about wedding photos! We get that so starting just a couple of days after the wedding, usually while you are waiting to get on that flight to somewhere awesome for the honeymoon we start posting on social media little sneak peeks of the day. Then once the images are online in your gallery there is no wait for your USB to come in the mail you can download images directly to your computer or use your custom mobile app to share with friends and family or on social media.
On Down The Road: The first wedding we ever photographed was a beautiful couple that we have had the privilege of watching grow their family year after year. Many of the families we photograph started with a wedding and now we get to photograph maternity photos, gender reveals, birth photos, newborns, family photos and more. We are all about family.