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Photo: Together We Click

Sarah and Jared Williamson are the husband-and-wife duo behind Together We Click. Their own version of a full house-they have two children, two dogs and two barn cats-resides in an 1850s farm house in Circleville. They've been clicking together as wedding photographers and videographers for nearly a decade, though Sarah says they are also self-professed foodies and aficionados of coffee, music, travel, Disney World and destination weddings.

We sat down to talk about what it's like to work with your spouse, where they love to take photos and how to get great wedding party images.

Photos: Together We Click

You've been shooting weddings as a team for nearly a decade. What's your most memorable moment?

Jared: The most unique wedding was a surprise-only a select few members of the wedding guest list knew a wedding was happening … The experience was new for us; it was very candid and raw. If I could shoot things like this all the time, that would be awesome.

Photo: Together We Click

What's it like being a married couple, documenting other peoples' weddings?

Sarah: Jared and I both value marriage, believe in the commitment at hand and love witnessing people vow their lives to one another. I've had a few happy tears behind the camera.

Jared: Kind of like Sarah said, we understand the joy and the importance of a wedding. We also planned our own, and knowing what goes into all of that, we know what our clients should have to walk away with. We want to make sure to capture the essence of each client's personal wedding experience. Being able to deliver that certainly is a heartfelt experience.

What's your favorite thing about working with your spouse?

Sarah: Spending the day together, being able to be in love at work! Our early dates were photographing weddings together.

Jared: Along with being together, it's nice to able to push each other creatively, [having] someone to bounce ideas off of, and to critique each other's work and to grow together.

Photo: Together We Click

What's your favorite thing about shooting weddings?

Jared: Free cake.

Sarah: I was going to say that!

Jared: I'm kidding. I'm all about telling the story of the wedding day, whether it's photo or video, telling a unique story about each couple.

Sarah: It's interesting because as each couple is unique, so are the locations and the weather, and the feel of each wedding we photograph.

Photos: Together We Click

Where do you love to shoot in the city?

Sarah: I'm a huge fan of playful photography. A couple who can let loose and engage with the environment makes any location great. We've had a lot of great shots taken along the Scioto Mile, the Short North area and local parks like Schiller and the Topiary Gardens.

Jared: Wherever makes the most sense for the couple. I love a tough situation like bad weather and making the most of the moment rather than the environment. In our shots, the background is second to the couple.

Photo: Together We Click

Ok, so let's talk wedding parties. How do you corral so many people and still get a good photo?

Sarah: The best group photos are the ones with energy … everyone's having a good time, people are showing their personalities and the result is a true representation of your closest friends and family. It helps, as the photographer, to get to know the parties, making sure they are treated as well as our clients, making friends, and getting them comfortable as well. Our strategy is to first ask if there are any real couples in the wedding party-ahusband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, etc. -and pair those people together in pictures; same with siblings! If you can get the pairings right, your chance of a better outcome is higher.

Since there are so many dynamics, we pay attention to who's naturally buddying up together and try to use that to our advantage; in some situations, where people are essentially strangers, it's nice to ask the couple ahead of time to introduce them and give them some topics they may have in common to talk about at the rehearsal dinner or prior to the photos. If we run into some awkward body language, we can switch people up on the fly. To get the wedding party going, sometimes we ask them to all do a popular dance move, like the "dab" or "whip."

Photo: Together We Click


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