Whether you’re searching for a photographer to capture the serenity and intimacy of your wedding day or one to go along with your “far-out” ideas that others might deem a bit off-the-cuff, then look no further, Raven Shutley is the one for you. We’re all about Lord of the Ring and Dr. Who themed weddings and engagements which Raven has experience with, as well as those romantic, whimsical moments that couples share. She’ll help you to add those big personalities to your shoot while still keeping your love as the focus. That’s why we wanted to spotlight Raven of You Are Raven Photography since she manages to effortlessly capture the quirkiness of the “Big Day” without losing any of the sophistication that is desired. Read on to see how Raven infuses her awesome personality into the many sessions that she shares with her wonderful clients, and see for yourself why you too will rave about the wonderful service that you’ll get when you work with this fun and talented photographer.
How did you get your start in photography?
My photography story is a little unusual: I didn’t get my start in photography in the traditional way. I got my start in photography at Medieval Times. Yep. My story began at a place where people eat with their hands, watch knights on horseback, and wear paper crowns. I didn’t go in looking for photography, and I sure didn’t expect to fall in love with photography while I was there, but that’s how love works, isn’t it? You see something or someone from across the room, and you fall mad, you fall hard, and you don’t rely on anything but your gut. It’s wild and liberating, and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
How long have you been in business?
I’ve been a professional photographer for around 9 years total and started focusing on weddings as my heart of hearts around 6 years ago.
What is your turn around time for couples to get their photos and what formats do you offer, i.e. albums, electronic etc.
Engagement sessions typically turn around within 3 weeks, and weddings within 8 weeks. I offer so many awesome things! All of my packages include the USB of digital images, plus I offer unique things like prints on metal or wood, gorgeous reclaimed barn wood-framed prints, and stellar handcrafted albums.
Do you work only in the state of Georgia or are you willing to travel?
I go where the party animals are! I love to travel and I also love exploring home with them.
What sets you apart from other photographers?
I love the sophisticated and untamed creatures of the world, and I have a real knack for using my camera to coax out the best in them. No fences, boxes, or leashes here – just a little trust, a big smile, and an invitation for you to be your wonderfully undomesticated selves. My job is to photograph party animals of all shapes and sizes, happy in their natural habitat, celebrating real love.
What’s the most fun or unique photo shoot that you’ve done?
Oh man, that’s so hard to choose! I strive to make every session completely unique to the couple. To capture what their love and life looks like. But recently I had the complete pleasure of photographing a couple who cosplay a ton, and for whom Lord of the Rings & Doctor Who play a huge part in their relationship, so we added that into their session! Really capturing the spirit of those fantastic lands and the elements that these two love so much.
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