Studio 220 was born with the purpose of offering exceptional, professional photography for an affordable price to brides and grooms. They have been honored with numerous awards and their photos speak for themselves! This week we had the honor of catching up with Sally and Tim of Studio 220 to get the scoop on what makes Studio 220 stand out when it comes to capturing the best day of your life! Don’t forget to check Studio 220 out this weekend at The Twin Cities Bridal Show on Sunday! Tickets are still available here!
Q: What does Studio 220 Photography specialize in?
A: We specialize in Exceptional Client Experiences!… Delivered through an intense focus on excellent customer service and a modern approach to photojournalistic style wedding photography.
Q: What makes Studio 220 Photography stand out in terms of wedding photography options couples have in the Twin Cities area?
A: We believe it’s not just one thing, but a combination of things that make us stand out as one of the best choices for couples in the Twin Cities. We like to say that we are “different by design”, and what exactly does that mean? Find out what “different by design” means to us here!
Q: When and how did Studio 220 Photography begin?
A: We were founded about 10 years ago. We think it’s a great story and we love to tell it to couples when they meet with us in our studio. But equally as important as the “when” and the “how” is the “WHY”. In 2006 we recognized that as the internet and photo technology advanced, hundreds of untrained and inexperienced photographers with high prices flooded the market. We noticed that clients were having a difficult time identifying photographers who were truly experienced professionals, and finding photography that met their needs and budget. So, in mid 2007, Studio 220 was born! Born with a purpose… to make high quality photography service available at an affordable price.
Q: How are you able to show the personality and love between the couple through photography?
A: You can’t force it and you can’t pose it. This has to be natural. While we certainly provide creative direction to our couples at times throughout the day… we find that the best way to capture the love and personality between the couple is to always be prepared to capture any moment, and to have the alertness and awareness to recognize the moment as it unfolds… unscripted, naturally, beautifully.
Q: What do you love about working in the wedding industry?
A: There’s A LOT to love! But mostly it’s the clients and the people. We get to be a part of one of the most significant moments in the lives of our couples. We believe it’s one of the greatest honors to be asked to participate in someone’s wedding.
Q: What’s an average (wedding) day at like with Studio 220 Photography?
A: There are no average wedding days, only exceptional wedding days!
Q: What would you want a couple in the wedding planning process to know about choosing the perfect Wedding Photographer?
A: Minnesota has no shortage of technically skilled photographers. But we recommend that couples look beyond simply the portfolio of a photographer’s best images and the price. There are numerous other considerations that make a photographer the right choice.
– Are they considering proof or evidence of delivering great service, such as “Best-Of” awards and client reviews that provide verifiable evidence that the photographer has a history of very happy clients?
– What about the interactions from the first meeting to the delivery of the final images? Are they okay meeting in a coffee shop or co-working space, or prefer the photographer have their own studio? Do they expect regular full time office hours from someone that is easy to communicate with & highly responsive, or are they comfortable with someone that is only available on an very limited and inconsistent part-time basis, and difficult to get ahold of?
Q: Have you captured any unique weddings that stand out?
A: Every wedding is unique because every client is unique & special, so we think they ALL stand out. That said, we’ve certainly got weddings that come to mind that pop… for a few examples think superheroes, classic cars, dancing in the rain. Our Facebook page contains highlight galleries of all of our recent weddings: or you can find more images on our website gallery
Q: Anything else you want couples to know about Studio 220 Photography or about capturing their big day on camera?
A: Yes! There is A LOT we’d like couples to know. That’s why we would love to have them visit us in our studio! We are centrally and conveniently located in Loring Park, and we invite brides and grooms to make an appointment and spend some time with us. Contact us here if you’d like to learn more
Q: Describe yourself in three words:
A: Best Team Ever! (since we are a studio and have a fantastic team)
Q: Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?
Q: Red or White?
Q: Heels or flats?
A: The never ending debate… let us know when you figure it out!
Q: Veil or no veil?
A: UNVEILED of Course!
Q: Black Tie or Farm to Table?
A: Farm to Table
Q: Chocolate or Vanilla?
Q: Coffee or Tea?
Q: What’s your go-to comfort food?
Q: What is your hidden talent?
A: Dancing like nobody is watching! (which I suppose means it’s not very hidden!)
Images Courtesy of Studio 220