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    Wedding Photography

    Authentic Moments

    Most couples book us primarily for our award-winning photojournalism. As much as we love a killer portrait, those tender moments fly by on a wedding day. For us, not much beats the thrill of documenting a genuine moment well. Whether it’s a big exit or a brief exchange, we live for the real shit.

    Professional & Easygoing

    If you read reviews from past clients, nearly every one references our professionalism. We don’t make wedding days about us. We spend most of a wedding day blending into the background, but we are also super comfortable herding distracted family members for formal portraits.

    Experienced Team

    After ten years of photographing weddings as a full time team, we’ve developed an intuition for predicting moments and preparing for anything. We’ve seen a lot in those 300 weddings, and as a result feel comfortable making great images in any situation.

    Q&A

    Q.
    What is your pricing?
    A.
    We offer three wedding photography packages, and they all come with: at least 6 hours of coverage by both Emily & Bobby, hand-edited high resolution digital files, a slideshow preview, and a proofing and ordering gallery. If you contact us with more details about your wedding (date + location), we would be happy to send your our wedding information guide with more pricing information and any potential travel fees. Our payments are split evenly into thirds so you never have one ginormous payment!
    Q.
    Do you shoot same-sex weddings?
    A.
    Of course! It bums us out that gay couples even have to ask. We believe that #loveislove and are proud supporters of marriage equality. Additionally, we would be happy to send you referrals for other vendors who we know would love to work with you.
    Q.
    Do you always shoot together?
    A.
    Yes, we shoot every wedding together, even if it’s a teeny tiny elopement! We love the peace of mind knowing that two cameras with two memory card slots are artfully documenting everything we shoot.
    Q.
    Where are you based out of and how far will you travel?
    A.
    We are based in Charleston, WV and have traveled as far as Italy for a wedding. We are happy to travel to you for your wedding/portrait session, and can give you a more accurate quote on travel fees when we know more about your date/location. We have an extensive background of wedding experience from not only all over WV (Charleston, Fayetteville, Lewisburg, southern WV, and northern WV ) but also surrounding states like Ohio (Columbus, Cleveland, and more), Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, and beyond), Kentucky (Lexington, etc), Virginia, Washington DC, and North Carolina. We’ve photographed weddings in almost half of the states in the US, so we get around!
    Q.
    Do we get high resolution files so we can make our own prints?
    A.
    Yes, all of our packages include high res files for personal use! In addition to the files, we give all our clients a broad print release so you can print your photos as you see fit- put them on thank you cards, put them on a t-shirt, go crazy! You will download your files from the same online gallery where you can order prints from us, so you have plenty of options.
    Q.
    How many photos will we receive?
    A.
    This number is highly variable, dependent on so many factors such as: how many hours of coverage we’re there for, how many guests you have, travel time, how detailed your event is, size of wedding party, etc. Our average for an 8 hour wedding day is about 650 photos, but generally you can expect 75-100 photos per hour of shooting. We make sure to not bog you down with repetitive images, while still giving you tons of options for your album and wall prints!
    Q.
    Will you edit all our photos?
    A.
    All delivered images have been color corrected with a few images lightly retouched by us. One at a time. By hand. Lightly retouched means if you or your partner has a super noticeable zit or bruise, we will do our best to get rid of or minimize them, but we will not open every single image in photoshop and reconstruct your bone structure or make big changes.
    Q.
    How many hours of coverage do we need?
    A.
    This answer is highly variable, but typically we shoot about 9-10 hours on a wedding day. Our coverage is not something you can add on once the wedding is over like you can with the flushmount albums, so we encourage couples to prioritize time over everything else when it comes to wedding photography. And it’s important to keep in mind that time is subject to different laws of physics on a wedding day – once you are dressed and ready to go, time will start FLYING, and a 10 minute drive down the road can easily take 20 minutes. Moving people from point A to point B can often be comparable to herding kittens, so we recommend building in extra time throughout the day so you don’t feel rushed.
    Q.
    Do you offer discounts?
    A.
    Our January- March weekend weddings are available for up to $1000 off each package, which is a pretty rad deal! But from April - December, all weekend weddings are subject to the same pricing. If you want to work with us on a weekend date for less than our standard base weekend rate and your date is flexible, consider having a winter wedding!
    Q.
    Do you also offer videography services?
    A.
    We do not offer videography, but if you feel strongly about hiring a videographer, we’d be happy to give you recommendations for the videographers we’ve worked best with in the past! Keep in mind that when you hire photographers and videographers, they are both going to impact each other– every wedding we shoot with videographers means a more challenging day for us and some great photos that are either ruined or just not possible due to the constrictions of working with another team. If you are sure you want to hire videographers, make sure they have filmed at least 50 weddings and own a variety of focal lengths (so they aren’t 3 feet away from you all day).
    Q.
    What is your background? Do you have “day jobs”?
    A.
    Emily went to Ohio University for interactive multimedia (a fancy way of saying ‘web design’) and Bobby went to WVU Tech for business management/marketing. Emily has been shooting professionally since 2006, and Bobby started shooting weddings in 2009. We’ve shot over 300 weddings together- every month of the year, in half of the fifty US states, in the mountains, in cities, and on beaches. We have been full time photographers for nearly a decade, so working with couples like you is our full focus.
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    PORTFOLIO GALLERIES
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    If you'd like to familiarize yourself with our best work, these galleries are a nice starting place. After you shoot us a message we will also send you links to full galleries. Browsing full galleries of photos is incredibly important when deciding on a wedding photographer.

    WHAT OUR COUPLES SAY

    Kimberly & Justin
    Natalie & Brendan
    Katie & Matt
    Shannon & Colin
    Katelyn & Adam

    We couldn't be happier with the Oberports. They were incredibly responsive both in planning and during the day. We had a huge snafu with our ceremony (officiant did not show up), and it hung like a black cloud in the weeks after the wedding. Then they sent along our wedding slideshow and, I was overwhelmed. I could finally see the day as I had wanted it to be. They have an incredible gift. It's like their lens knew us, despite meeting for the first time on the morning of the wedding. They captured so many gestures and faces and moments of our family that are so etched in my bones.

    The Oberports are as good as it gets! After working in the wedding industry, I've seen the work of many talented photographers. However, for years I've loved the way Bobby and Emily capture emotion! When it came time to make the decision for our big day, they were at the top of my list. Our photos are incredible and capture every emotion and every moment perfectly. In addition to wonderful work, they were incredible at blending into the moments, but also taking control to keep the process moving along. And they did this all while making everyone feel comfortable and natural. Photography was a big part of the day for us and we couldn't be more thankful we chose the Oberports!

    What I learned throughout the whole process with Emily & Bobby is that their professionalism is much more than just a beautiful end product. Their experience and personalities made the formal photos fun and easy. They have a way of putting everyone at ease, which had a very calming influence on many of us before the ceremony when nervous energy was flying. Basically, they are wedding whisperers as well as artists. Logistics such as booking, payment, and ordering was all clear, professional and seamlessly done online.

    The Oberports are top notch at their craft. They were great to work with and gave us so many amazing images of both our engagement and wedding. They were totally flexible on our slightly hap-hazard order of events, helped to coordinate, and even lent me and my bridesmaids sunscreen on our unseasonably hot wedding day. Weddings are stressful and when looking for vendors, you definitely want ones that go the extra mile. The Oberports do that. Emily, Bobby, and their photos were loved by all of our family and friends and, most importantly, my hard-to-please husband. Great people and great service. Highly recommended!

    It doesn't get any better than Bobby and Emily. Hands down, they were our greatest investment when it came to our engagement and wedding. We didn't even realize there were two photographers at our reception, it felt as if two more friends were there. Only difference, these two friends gave us the most beautiful photographs and memories for years to come. They are knowledgable, easy going, experienced, talented, and a BLAST to spend your time with! The love, energy, and excitement they captured in our photos could not have been done any better, period.

    RECENT WEDDINGS ON THE BLOG
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    Here are our most recent wedding blog posts! Many of our weddings are in WV but we've shot weddings in nearly half of the US states. If you're getting married in Charleston WV, Fayetteville WV, Lewisburg WV, The Greenbrier Resort, or anywhere else in West Virginia or beyond, we'd love to chat with you!

    WANT TO SEE MORE?

    Don't be hasty! It's important to thoroughly browse all the recent work you can for any photographer you're considering for your wedding.

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    WV WEDDING VENUES

    If you're still looking for a West Virginia wedding venue, we can help! In the last nine years, we've shot all over wild and wonderful WV, so we compiled a list of some of the best places to get married in West Virginia.

    VENUE GUIDE

    LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!

    Like what you see? We'd love to hear more about your wedding and send along our detailed information guide. Please give us a shout if you think we'd be a good fit! Don't forget to mention your wedding date and location in your message. We can't wait to hear from you!