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- How long has X = 2 been in the business of photographing weddings?
- Do you guys travel? How does that work?
- Do I get a disk of all of my images?
- I am looking at the packages, but don't see one that fits my exact needs. Can they be customized?
- OK, so I like the work. What next?
- Does Jim have references?
- Is Jim a member of any associations?
- What style of photography do you use?
- What is the capital of Delaware?
- What else do I need to know?
How long has X = 2 been in the business of photographing weddings?
X = 2 is owned by award winning photographer Jim Miller. Jim is a Dallas-based photographer who has been photographing gorgeous weddings for more than 30 years.
X = 2 is the new company and brand that Jim has introduced. So while the name is new, Jim (unfortunately) really isn't :)
Do you guys travel? How does that work?
Yes, X = 2 photographs weddings all over the world. But we really enjoy staying in the home area whenever possible, so we cover most of North Texas without large, or usually any, travel fees.
Do I get a disk of all of my images?
Yep. Jim was the first photographer (that we know of) who began providing clients with the copyrights to all of their images. And that includes the engagements, bridals, and of course, the BIG day.
How do we know he was the first? Easy. Because of all of the death threats from the film shooters :)
I am looking at the packages, but don't see one that fits my exact needs. Can they be customized?
Absolutely. The packages are just a starting point, and no matter what clothing manufacturers say, one size does NOT fit all.
If you schedule an inital meeting, you can tell Jim all about your photographic needs and budget, and there's normally no problemo coming up with a customized package that gives you what you want at a price that you can afford. Stuff can be done...
OK, so I like the work. What next?
Well first of all, thank you.
If you enjoy the portfolio, then the next logical step would be to set up an appointment to meet with Jim and check out an album or two.
It's always a great idea to meet with potential photographers before you make ANY decisions. Jim thinks it's really important to click (no pun intended) with your photographer personally, so that everyone involved can collaborate with each other in a fun and creative way.
Does Jim have references?
Excellent question. And it's important to understand that some references are better than others.
Jim will not give you names and phone numbers of people who could be his cousin, neighbor or bookie who will tell you that he is the world's greatest photographer.
Jim will give you a large list of wedding vendors with whom he has worked for years...venue owners, florists, videographers, even other photographers. And THEY will tell you that he is the world's greatest photographer :P
What style of photography do you use?
Now that's a difficult question because there are sooo many answers. Some of the adjectives that have been used to describe our style by others (and ourselves) are:
- Story telling
The main thing is, we shoot in a very modern and artistic way, yet at the same time a timeless one. We think the most important job we have is to capture the real moments in an honest way, flatter our clients with the way we present them, and do so in a way that doesn't look ridiculously trendy. We don't want your wedding photos to scream
"I GOT MARRIED IN 2013 WHEN EVERYONE THOUGHT IT WAS COOL TO DRAG A COUCH INTO THE WOODS AND BE PHOTOGRAPHED OUT OF FOCUS AND THEN HAVE OUR IMAGES LOOK PHOTOSHOP PEE STAINED FOREVER AND EVER".
Look, you have to trust someone with your wedding day images. So why not trust someone who has been earning the trust of brides and grooms for 30 years without one single negative review?
What is the capital of Delaware?
What else do I need to know?
How to tie a sturdy knot.
To always say 'please' and 'thank you'.
That it's OK to tear the tags off of mattresses if you are the consumer.
All kidding aside, if you like Jim's work, then by all means send him a note on the contact page, or give him a call at 214.949.3636.
He's always available to meet with you, and really, that's the first step in building a great relationship!