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  • WELCOME!

    Concept Photography is a husband and wife shooting team that travels the world in search of amazing weddings and awesome clientele. It was designed through the simple idea that there should be a higher standard for creativity and performance in the wedding photography industry.

    One of our main desires is to transform the wedding scene – by picking it up, breaking the status quo, shaking it some more and putting it back in a new form.

    Please consider this as our way of introducing ourselves, as an invitation to check out our website and get a glimpse of something a little different in lifestyle photography.

    We really look forward to getting the chance to work with you and, together, rock the wedding scene!

    Wishing you luck + love,
    Jason + Sara

    P.S. - We travel EVERYWHERE!

Here is an interview with the wonderful + lovely Cathleen + Marc:
HOW DID YOU MEET? We met at graduate school in San Diego, California. We started out purely as good friends, one of those classic cases of never eyeing each other in that special light until that one day. Actually, what it really came down to is Marc wrote Cathleen a love poem and the oldest trick in the book worked.
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU THE MOST TO YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE?
Cathleen: Obviously it goes without saying that no one can help being attracted to Marc’s model good looks. But more than that was his easygoing nature, that he was so grounded, distinctly independent, and approached life in the same way I did // being together was the most natural thing.
Marc: Two things – she was always the best player on the soccer pitch and the smartest person in class. I vividly remember her commanding presence on the pitch and looking over her shoulder in our accounting and economics classes to see that she already had the answers. She was intriguing and I knew that interest would last a lifetime.
HOW DID HE PROPOSE? On our one year anniversary of being in our first apartment together, Marc made up like it was something to celebrate, first with an epic dinner at Little Serow, a place we’d been dying to try. Afterwards, we came home to a dozen photographs of our favorite moments together that Marc had blown up and plastered across our living room wall. The first letter of each photo caption spelled out the sneaky question. Intimate, understated, and unexpected, couldn’t have a more special moment.
WHAT INSPIRED YOUR VISION FOR YOUR WEDDING? We just ended up defaulting to our favorite look for furniture, fashion, and design: simple and modern, but we also love industrial. So we tried to emulate a modern but natural look with wood + metals + mercury glass + soft neutrals.
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR VENUE: Thanks to a tip from a family friend, we stopped by the beautiful grounds of The Alfond Inn, a boutique hotel in Winter Park and it just felt perfect. The fresh architecture and interior peppered with contemporary art, that pretty glass-domed Conservatory, plus some seriously delicious food, thanks to the charming chef Marc Kusche – had us sold!
WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST PLANNING CHALLENGE? Planning a wedding from afar in DC with all its built-in logistical challenges.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT OF YOUR WEDDING?
Cathleen: The hanging centerpiece for the head King’s table made of branches, white dendrobium orchids, and hanging pendant lights set some beautiful and whimsy ambience.
Marc: The melding of all the creative efforts from both the vendors and family. It was a truly special experience to look up at the hanging centerpiece, down to the custom-made favors, and over to the refinished photobooth backdrop.
DID YOU HAVE ANY DIY DETAILS? We didn’t really have the stamina or vision to give justice to those epic DIY weddings. But we did add in small DIY details to try and personalize the day with our fortune cookie favors, signs, and photographs. But by far, probably the best DIY element was the spin on the photobooth concept, made from a set of repurposed, shabby chic antique doors by the estimable, mother of the bride.
WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF YOUR WEDDING DAY?
Cathleen: The most memorable moment of the wedding was definitely stepping up to join Marc at the end of the aisle (and looking into his teary eyes ;)). A close second is eating leftover cake in bathrobes and slippers at 2 am, looking at each other and grinning did this really happen.
Marc: It’s actually a pretty liberating moment to be up there in front of all the people I know and love, expressing my feelings and intent to the love of my life. I think we always try to hide one thing or another- be it a small white lie or secret- from friends and family. But during the ceremony there’s no hiding; your heart is on your sleeve; everyone can see exactly what you’re feeling (if the tears don’t already show it). It’s those moments, looking over at the groomsmen and the two sides of the aisle, with a mutual understanding of “Finally! This is how I feel” that I will remember the most.
DESCRIBE YOUR CAKE: It was a 4-tiered, rustic buttercream cake, set with fresh flowers of blush peonies, sahara roses, lambs ear, and white ranunculus. We chose an amaretto cake with chocolate ganache and vanilla buttercream to make for something a little more fun than just vanilla, but not too sweet.
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER? Sara and Jason were a dream team! They made us feel ridiculously at ease and spoiled us (and as apparent, everyone else they work with too) with their ability to transform any vista and pose, those seemingly mundane to the normal eye, into something speculator. Their good humor and personalities are so much fun as is their willingness to experiment and tell a story with your day.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND AS A COUPLE? Buy some art for the house, get a pooch, plan a honeymoon for the Spring // enjoy the married life.
CAN YOU PLEASE LIST YOUR VENDORS:
Venue & catering: The Alfond Inn
Day-of wedding coordinator: An Affair to Remember
Officiant: A Beautiful Ceremony
Photographer: Concept Photography!
Florist & décor: Fairbanks Florist
Ceremony & cocktail music: Strings & Things
Market lights & centerpiece lighting: Get Lit Productions
DJ & LED lighting: Soundwave Entertainment
Cake: The Sugar Suite
Hair: Luma Bridal

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Cutie Patooties! The members of the Marchman family are as sweet as they are adorable (if you can believe that!).

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Interview with the gorgeous Kristin + Chad:
HOW DID YOU MEET? We originally met in October of 2006 at an insurance golf event. Chad is a very good golfer and hit a pretty impressive shot on hole #3 that caught my attention. Afterwards we talked and I told him I was from New Smyrna Beach. He was very surprised as he had been vacationing in New Smyrna his whole life and his parents own a condo on the beach. While we didn’t start dating for several months to say the hook was set at that conversation would be an understatement!
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU THE MOST TO YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE?
Chad-She is unlike any girl I have ever met. Very laid back, down to earth, adventurous, and not to mention pretty good looking. She has pushed me to try new things and to see the world. Each journey we take just gets better.
Kristin-Chad is always up for anything! Even though he grew up golfing he has thoroughly embraced the coastal lifestyle and now loves boating, diving, fishing, loberstering, and most of all traveling. I think we really bring out the best in each other.
HOW DID HE PROPOSE? June 2013, we were on a sailing trip in one of our favorite places, Anguilla, early one morning we took our dingy for a ride over to a beach to check out an old shipwreck. We were sitting on the beach and I turned around to find Chad down on one knee! It was the best surprise and we got to celebrate with great friends for the rest of the trip.
WHAT INSPIRED YOUR VISION FOR YOUR WEDDING? Our love of the water, boating, and New Smyrna Beach.
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR VENUE: I had always wanted to have my wedding in New Smyrna but there are limited venues on the water that could hold the number of people we needed. Then last year New Smyrna Marina & Outriggers was built. It was the absolute perfect place for us as it is a little piece of Key West right in NSB!
WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST PLANNING CHALLENGE? Like most weddings it was the guest list. Since I grew up in New Smyrna Beach & my Dad is very involved with the community we had a lot of friends and family that we wanted to include. We spent long nights going over and over the list. But in the end it all worked out and we were surrounded by an amazing group of people!
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT OF YOUR WEDDING? The Right Hook, A beautiful 58’ sport fisher we got married on. That was a group effort with the groomsmen fishing on the Right Hook earlier in the week and our Groomsman/Officiant, Kenny, bringing the boat logistics together.
DID YOU HAVE ANY DIY DETAILS? We had a lot of DIY personal details that added to the planning and to our day. Our seating chart was based on pictures from places we have visited. Our ropes, lanterns, & pictures added to the tables and decor. We made directional signs for the event made from paddles and painted “Park & Bride”. Chad’s Mom, Robin, made similar table displays from wine corks and pictures for the rehearsal dinner. My Dad made Chad’s ring from a half dollar coin. After the invitations were prepared, we boxed them, and sent to the Postmaster in Pearsall, Texas. He hand stamped each one with the “Pearsall, TX” postmark.
WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF YOUR WEDDING DAY? Walking in after being announced as Mr. & Mrs. Chad & Kristin Park. It was so wonderful to see all the smiles and welcoming expressions on friends and family. We had the most beautiful sunset over the water which was the perfect backdrop.
HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER? Jason & Sara are the absolute best! We (Chad!) were pretty nervous when we first met them for our engagement photos as we had never done anything like this before. They are both so laid back & fun that it really took the pressure off the situation and we had a great time. Not to mention the pictures turned out amazing.
Our experience with them at the wedding was much the same. They put everyone at ease and just made it simple. Jason & Sara are very professional and truly a gifted team. We could not have asked for a better experience with our photographers!
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND AS A COUPLE? We just got back from a dream honeymoon in Moorea & Bora Bora! On to planning the next trip and seeing what married life has in store for us.
CAN YOU PLEASE LIST YOUR VENDORS:
Venue-New Smyrna Marina
Band-The Leonard Brothers & RythmTrail Steel Drum Band
Photography-The One and Only Concept!
Florist, Linens, & Décor-Pink Flamingo
Cinematography-Ocean Video Photography
Catering-Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille
Wedding Coordinator-An Affair to Remember
Cake-Sweet Boutique
Tent & Lighting-Kirby Rentals
Rental Items-Special Event Services
Hair (Bride & Mother of the Bride & Groom)-Kelly Boren of the Beauty Studio
Hair (Bridesmaids)-Carol Wemple of Tresses
Makeup-Makeup Artistry by Camila Santos

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Meet Mitzi + Chad – they are awesome! We had such a great time getting to know this adorable couple as we explored the grounds of Casa Feliz in Winter Park, then followed the light to Baldwin Park for sunset. We get to work with them again in November for their wedding at the beautiful Bella Collina! Can’t wait:)

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We had such a fantastic time with Christina + Chop in Baldwin Park! They are so adorable, easy going, and fun :). We cannot wait for their wedding next summer.
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