Fun Punch Studio was created for couples wanting something different. For those brazen personalities looking to do their wedding their way and no one else's (sorry mom). Looking for a photographer can be tough, especially when so many are doing the same thing. Whether it's overly dramatic websites or washed out color in every photo, we understand your frustration. Well we're here to bring that color back and capture your day in a way that truly represents just how spectacularly fun it was. Welcome to FUN PUNCH.
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It was over a cup of coffee that we wondered out loud "what if we built a new company together, the exact way we want it, for people just like us?" And with that question FUN PUNCH STUDIO was born. Catering to the adventurous, the jet-setters, the dreamers...our goal is to show the world just how you light up those around you.
“Hey! I’m Jim and I live here in Charlotte. I love music and taking pictures. Australia is one of my favorite spots and I’ve been there heaps. It’s neat and I love it. Greece is another place. Oh snap I’ve been there too! Places are cool. If you don’t know me, I’m Jim and I live here in Charlotte, but traveling is important. I once did an around the world trip, which is possible because it isn’t flat. Science is dope. Coffee and beer are both great, but for totally different reasons. Drop me a line and lets PUNCH up some ideas on how we can make your wedding FUN and totally unique. Then let’s talk about other rad life-stuff….like movies. They’re more inspiring than a Pinterest board ever will be. When I’m not taking pictures or traveling, you might find me at Wooden Robot, Not Just Coffee, or Growlers Pubhouse. My name is Jim and I live in Charlotte. Cheers!”
"Soooo yeah...he's Jim. And I'm Ryan! I grew up in Ohio, and yes I'm a Buckeye fan (unless you hate them and that stops you from booking us then I'm a fan of any team you want me to be...except one). From Ohio I went to Connecticut to work as a video editor for ESPN, and even won an Emmy Award! It was at ESPN I met my wife, Lacey. We relocated to the Charlotte area in 2014. I'm a Spotify junkie, logging over 60,000 minutes a year on average. I like my chocolate light, my coffee medium, and my beer dark. I did a year abroad in college down under in Australia, and just like what's his name over there, I love that place! Lacey and I actually got engaged along the Sydney Harbour with the Opera House in the background! We now have this awesome little boy Holden that is so damn cute he's been known to make TSA agents smile."
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How much is peace of mind worth? Planning a wedding is a lot of work. It can also be a lot of stress. Your wedding day should be neither. You've put countless hours of thought and preparation into this day, a day that will come and go in a flash. When the moment arrives your focus should be entirely on the love you share with the person you are about to marry. The last thing you need is added stress that your day is not being beautifully captured. The first kiss, the smiling guests, the ring bearer crying in the aisle (because you know, he's 4), and all of the details you've worked so hard on deserve to be preserved. This is where we come in....
You spend your entire day with your photographer so enjoying their company is important. We do everything we can to make you laugh, smile, and feel totally at ease. An investment with us also means lasting images you'll be sharing for years to come (and we don’t mean on facebook). We really value print, which is why every package we offer comes with an album and print credit. Your wedding is a big deal, and deserves more than quickly passing through a social media feed. Long after the dress has been boxed, the gifts opened (and maybe returned), the freezer burned cake tossed out, one thing remains....the images. They are the only part of your day that will gain value over time.
"Nobody will ever come to your house and ask to see your facebook album". Wise words right there. EVERY couple we work with gets an album. Print is so important. During your premiere date we will also design your album together (taking unnecessary work out of your hands) and have it ordered by the end of the session. It's that simple.
When it's all said and done let's meet over another coffee or beer (I know, we're the worst!) at one of our places or yours. Together we will relive your wedding day as you see your images for the first time. It's a great way to hang out again and it's much more personal than seeing your images for the first time on a blog.
By the time your wedding rolls around we want you to be so comfortable around us you don't even notice the big cameras in your face all day. Leading up to the day we will be sure to have the timeline nailed down and every detail hashed out so you don't have to worry one bit about it being beautifully captured.
How does more beer or coffee sound? No, seriously. After booking we'd love to try and make time to hang out once or twice ahead of working your wedding. We want to harness real relationships because your photos will be better if you are 100% comfortable with us being there. We want to show up as friends, not vendors. That's the FUN PUNCH way.
Before you even consider booking us, please take the time to meet over coffee or beer and let us explain exactly what it is we do. We believe in transparency and you should know what you are paying for. Our straightforward approach to business means a better experience for you (just look at our reviews) and more fun come your wedding day!
"Planning a wedding can be a tall order, especially if your day-to-day life is quite busy. I can't tell you how comforting it was to have Ryan and Lacey in our corner leading up to the big day. They work so splendidly as a team, bouncing ideas off each other and using their environment to create beautiful pieces of art. Many of their photos will live with us for the rest of our lives, wonderful symbols of our love and affection for each other. As customers, Chelsea and I have never felt more justified and pleased by a purchase in our entire lives. But then again, maybe we aren't customers at all. ;-) Ryan and Lacey are the absolute best kind of people: thoughtful, caring, and masters of their craft. Five stars is simply not enough! Reach out to them and you'll quickly find out why."
"We cannot say enough wonderful things about Ryan and Lacey; they are phenomenal and talented photographers and even better people. Ryan and Lacey work together seamlessly, communicating almost without words. They made us look forward to a marriage as giving and understanding as theirs. On the day of the wedding, they were professional and efficient, but honestly we regarded them more as our guests than one of our vendors. Photography was one of the most important aspects of our wedding and we couldn't be more pleased with the results. Literally every photo they delivered is stunning, because they captured the soul of our celebration. Every detail had a story and they listened with intent so they could fully share in our vision. They captured our hearts!"
"You will never find a better team than these two – they go to any length to get the shot and make sure you are comfortable the whole way along. These two have an innate sense for finding the perfect shot and where many people would spend decades perfecting this talent, they possess a natural skill and beauty to their work. Without a doubt, I recommend Gandee Photography for your next event. I asked Ryan and Lacey to travel 600 miles to photograph my wedding – not because I love them dearly as my friends, but because they are the best photographers I know! You can rest assured they will be professional, courteous and most importantly – FUN to work with!"
Unlike most other photographers, we don't offer a variety of packages, forcing you to compare and contrast to find the right fit. Our pricing is simple and straightforward. $4100 will get you everything you need on your wedding day, with optional add-ons available. If you are simply price shopping for the best deal, we can't guarantee that we are for you. We pour ourselves into our work, providing the most amount of value possible to our clients. We want clients that value photography and who we are as people. So let's meet for coffee or drinks on us. What do you have to lose?
Unfortunately we do not. We understand that wedding day photography is a large upfront expense, but sit down with us and let us show you why it should be your top priority.
"Well, I say that homosexuality is not just a form of sex, it is a form of love. And it deserves our respect for that reason."
Engagement sessions are one of the few add-on items not included automatically. We've been doing this a long time and we've found not everyone wants one, but it's easy to add. We LOVE engagement sessions though, and always encourage clients to consider one as they are a great way to hang out and get to know each other better.
Simply put, no. Our experience ensures we can capture everything within a set amount of hours. Every client gets 2 photographers and working as a team means we can split up and maximize our coverage. Extra hours can always be added later.
Yes, each client gets at minimum standard resolution digital files. Under NO circumstances however, do we give out the RAW files. (You wouldn't want the chef at a restaurant to bring the raw ingredients out to your table for you to do the work, would you?). Files aside, we value print above all so EVERY client also gets an album and print credit!