Allie + Clif | March 3, 2017
“Paperbird Photography shot our wedding and we were 100% thrilled with every part of the process and results. I seriously can’t recommend Caroline and Amy highly enough. Their wedding package includes an engagement session, which was very fun and turned out gorgeous. At first, we didn’t know if we needed an engagement shoot — it hadn’t really been part of our plan — but I’m so glad we did it. The photos were adorable and imaginative and captured our personalities well. On the wedding day, they were absolute pros. They were friendly, helpful and figured out the images we needed so I could rest easy. It was fabulous to know I could leave things in their capable hands! This pair made the whole process of the wedding so much less scary and stressful. They helped with the timeline as we figured out what portraits to do when. They were really thoughtful about adjusting for lighting and weather. They’re artistic and savvy photo professionals but also fun, warm, kind and easy-going. Hanging out with them felt like hanging out with good friends. They helped put my husband and I at ease, so the photos are relaxed and a good representation of us.”
Ryan + Matt | October 21, 2017
“Without one single shred of doubt, Paperbird was THE BEST decision we made for our wedding. Photography was the number one priority for us, so we met with several photographers before making a decision. Amy and Caroline 1000% stood out immediately, and we walked away from our initial meeting with them feeling a combination of excited and relieved that we had found exactly who we were looking for. They are low key, chill, and fun but also extremely professional, technically proficient, and creative/artistic. The perfect combination for a wedding. We seriously could not have been happier, and every. single. person. from our wedding has commented on how amazing our photos turned out.
A quick few bullets/highlights:
– We are a gay couple and though DC is a liberal city, as we all know, meeting with wedding vendors can feel a bit daunting or frightening when you are not sure how people will personally react. Amy and Caroline immediately made us feel right at ease and were very warm and welcoming to us, our friends, and our families.
– I said this earlier but it is worth repeating. Amy and Caroline have superior technical skills and did amazingly to find the right lighting at every point of the day.
– They are extremely creative and artistic. They made our engagement session and wedding day feel special and different. It felt very tailored to us and unique. We did not at all feel like we were getting generic shots.
– They got so many amazing candid pictures that we did not even expect.
– They accommodated every crazy request we made and made time for every type of group shot we wanted.
– They have very calm and kind personalities but were still great at wrangling/dealing with our crazy friends and families.
– They exerted the time and effort necessary to make our final photos flawless.
I cannot repeat enough how amazing of an experience it was working with Paperbird. We would recommend them to anyone and everyone.”
Joyce + John | May 13, 2017Joyce said…
“Hire Paperbird Photography! You won’t regret it! Amy and Caroline are the BEST. Vendor wise, wedding photography was my number one priority. As someone who didn’t have a photography degree, I was being unreasonably picky about my photographers. Fortunately, Amy and Caroline do have photography degrees and oh man oh man, it shows in their work. Their work is thoughtfully composed and beautiful. Plus, they are so easy to get along with— funny and a blast to be around! We felt completely at ease with the pair, despite the new/unfamiliar experience of getting photos professionally done. I love how they were willing to roll with whatever I threw at them. Our engagement session was shot at an “unconventional” location. With the wrong photographers, it could have looked cheesy and awful. Paperbird took my Dinosaurland location (it’s exactly what it sounds like), and captured the greatest engagement photos of all time. One friend told me that despite hating everything wedding related on social media, our blog photos were the only ones he ever scrolled all the way through (this was the greatest wedding-related compliment I could ever hope to receive from this person, not joking). Our engagement photos were quirky and charming vs creepy and weird, and it’s all thanks to Paperbird. Amy and Caroline were just as, if not more, fantastic on the wedding day. They were there the whole day– from the getting ready photos until the big send off. They captured everything I wanted and everything I didn’t know I wanted. Again, we had another “unconventional” location featuring a lot of street art. Amy and Caroline flexed their creative muscles, and delivered really rad wedding portraits! Having Amy and Caroline document my wedding was the best decision I made in the planning process. I’m thrilled to have met them, and even more thrilled with my photos that I’ll treasure forever.”
Sarah & Louis | July 1, 2017
“Pictures are hands down THE most important part of your wedding. With that said, don’t look anywhere else when it comes to photographers, Paperbird Photography is the best choice. Both Amy and Caroline, have a soft spoken way of capturing all the beauty of your wedding. I did a lot of comparing between photographers and hands down, they offer the best package that no other photographers did. From the moment you start putting on your make up; all the special moments in between, to the very last dance as a married couple, Amy and Caroline are there up front and center snapping all of you with your loved ones. One thing that I enjoyed working with them is that they really like the idea of doing your engagement shoot. My husband and I weren’t so keen at first at doing one but I am so glad that we did. When receiving those pictures from our engagement shoot, I was completely floored and knew that our wedding pictures were in amazing hands. The wedding gallery we received from them, with all of the beautifully edited photos were completely stunning. At no point throughout going through the pictures did I say, “I didn’t like that”, they truly caught everything I could have asked for. Amy and Caroline also send the most beautiful wooden box with a USB of all of your photos. The cutest keepsake! I can’t say enough about Paperbird Photography, they were an absolute delight to work with and if you are so lucky to have them be your photographers”
Laura & Josh | December 8, 2017
“My situation: my husband and I had decided to elope in a civil ceremony. Although we’re planning a more extensive ceremony in my hometown later, we still wanted to capture the day professionally. Relatedly, my brother has severe autism, and would be attending the ceremony (of course). I wanted photographers who were accommodating, could roll with the punches, and were non-judgmental about my brother’s behaviors. I met Amy & Caroline for the first time in the civil ceremony room at the Moultrie Courthouse. We had corresponded before and I felt very comfortable with them. Professional, five-star women who had ideas about mise-en-scene and getting some really nice snaps. I enjoyed that they obviously work off each other and could use different camera settings and lenses fluently because each had a different camera they were operating. The photos were delivered in a timely fashion.
Amy & Caroline know their business and are lovely. Wonderful overall experience.”
Pat + Kendall | April 28, 2017
“I cannot say enough good things about Paperbird. Caroline and Amy were so attentive, professional and kind every step of the way. Leading up to our wedding, they were present and responsive, they accommodate all of our questions and requests, and they shared in our excitement with us! On the day of our wedding, they made us feel like a true priority, but in a very gentle, supportive way. The finish product (which they sent to us in a very timely manner) is absolutely stunning. We will treasure their work for the rest of our lives. Do yourself a favor and ask them to be your photographers!”
Robyn + Judah | April 2, 2017
“I can’t recommend Paperbird highly enough – hiring Amy & Caroline to photograph our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. They are so easy to work with and our engagement and wedding photos all came out so beautifully. They were totally accommodating of changes we wanted to make, and of the really long portraits list that we had for family photos. On the day, they helped us stay calm and got perfect shots of us, and our family and friends. We looked at a lot of photography options, and I am so glad that we ended up choosing Paperbird.”
Kevin + Christy | September 16, 2017
“I have 0 complaints. Amy and Caroline were fantastic. There were no surprises, their photos were great, they were where they said they would be when they said they would be there. They got great ‘serious’ photos and great fun photos, they spread the photography around so there’s photos of everyone who attended, they didn’t get in the way, and they provided the final photos on time. They also don’t watermark their photos in any way, so no need to pay per download/print like some photographers insist on (you just need to credit them when posting).
Would highly recommend them to anyone getting married!”
Whitney + Lisa |May 06, 2017
“Paperbird Photography was an amazing addition to our wedding day! They were an essential part of our big day and made us both feel so comfortable and relaxed. They fit right in with us and our guests, and were able to get great shots without feeling intrusive. When we got our photos back we couldn’t believe how well they captured our wedding- their unique style and post production skills enabled them to capture the wedding as we felt it, visually. We were very impressed and will cherish our wedding photos forever. They were incredibly professional, communicative, and worked well with our videographer, and venue. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice of photographers.”
Stacy + Russell | June 10, 2017
“Paperbird Photography was lovely to work with! They were professional, responsive, and so personable! My husband and I were married at Bluemont Vineyard near Leesburg, a place they had not been to previously. We ended up meeting a few months before the wedding so they could scope out the place. Throughout the whole process, they were responsive to all of my questions. We had a detailed photography plan for the big day. Pictures were executed flawlessly. We have so many gorgeous couple photos, posed and candid, including a wide range of locations throughout the property. They had scouted locations before so it was easy to get right to portraits and family photos after the ceremony.
After the wedding, they send a personalized box with prints, a USB, and a very thoughtful note included, in a gorgeous wooden keepsake box. It made it so easy so I didn’t have to order every print I wanted! All my favorites were already included! I would definitely recommend Paperbird to other brides! They truly captured the happiness of the day.”
Kimberly & Jeremy | December 4, 2017Kim said…
“I love Amy and Caroline, they were the sweetest ladies and they made my husband and my wedding day awesome!
Our pictures came out gorgeous and would definitely recommend them to anybody!”