We are Applehead Photography and Design, and Our combination of directing and documenting provides our clients with photos of raw emotions and interactions, and allows us to truly get to know each and every person we photograph. It's pretty awkward to have your photo taken by a couple of strangers, but our hope is that by the end of the day, you feel like you had your photos taken by a pair of old friends. To us, it's not just about the end product you receive – it's about the adventure and the memories we created in order to do so.
dramatic. unconventional. timeless.
we're philip and heather
collectively known by most as Pheather.
We're BFFs first, husband and wife second, and full time chihuahua advocates third. In 2017, we started applehead photography and design, a name honoring our beloved chihuahua furbabies. We have since dedicated our company to our sweet vader, whose little face and big heart will forever be cherished and missed. We're pretty much the antithesis of our photos. Most of the time we're joking around, and we're advocates of drama-free zones, but when we create art, we are drawn to dramatic lighting and timeless expressions. and no matter where we are in life, we will always be humble enough to eat taco bell and shop at the thrift store because if we're being honest, does it really matter if you're with your best friend?
Lead Photographer/Editor Supreme
Heather doesn't enjoy writing in third person or writing autobiographies, but sometimes we have to do what we hate. Philip wrangled Heather into starting APD in 2017 and though hesitant and shy at first, Heather has grown into her creative self and can't imagine doing any other job. She thinks the best part of photography is expressing people's memories as works of art and meeting a bagillion people she never would have before. Her chihuahuas are the way to her heart, but a huge serving of paneer tikka masala never hurt either. When you message APD, she's the first person you'll meet!
Lead Photographer/Master Spot Corrector
Philip doesn't have to write his own biography, so he's happy about that. Philip's 8 years in the military surprisingly prepared him to go into a creative field years after his departure from service. His natural leadership skills and off-the-wall ideas come into play in each wedding and photoshoot. When he's not obsessively removing every blemish from a photo, he enjoys splitting firewood (when his forearms aren't injured from overuse) and eating and smelling nachos. He's known for his printed floral shirts by some and by Heather, he's known for baking frozen pizzas to perfection.
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The Applehead Difference
We Won't Try to Upsell You on Our Packages
Because we are both lead photographers, we can accomplish a lot more than other companies can in less time. We believe that six hours is an adequate amount of time (when properly planned), to capture all the major events you would want. Because of that, we always recommend our six hour package, not the eight or ten hours that many companies will inevitably push you to. And if your BFF is a "photographer" and thinks you need eight, we'd love to prove them wrong ;)
It's Our Investment in You
in your wedding planning, you've probably seen the word "investment," where the idea is that you're investing your money in exchange for a service. For us, we use the term to describe how we invest ourselves in you and your day. Your wedding adventure with us is more than a service and you are more to us than a consumer. We are here for you as more than photographers. We'll serve you in any way we can, whether that's keeping track of your timeline, running to get your mom so she doesn't miss a moment, carrying your train, holding your bouquet, or just being a friend. At the end of the day, being a part of your wedding means more to us than the paycheck we receive. if you honor us by choosing us as your photographers, our actions and attitudes will reflect nothing less than that. It’s not just about producing beautiful photos. it's about being there for you in one of the most important moments in your life so that you remember it for all its joys and nothing less.
our video dopplegangers
IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO ADD A LITTLE FIRE SAUCE TO YOUR WEDDING DAY AND ARE IN THE MARKET FOR VIDEO, WE HAVE TEAMED UP WITH NATIVE TREE FILMS TO PROVIDE DISCOUNTED PHOTO + VIDEO PACKAGES FOR YOUR CREATIVE DESIRES. IF YOU'VE STUMBLED UPON OUR PAGE AFTER DISCOVERING SOLO COMPANIES THAT OFFER BOTH PHOTO + VIDEO, CONSIDER THAT THEY PROBABLY STARTED OUT OFFERING ONE OR THE OTHER. WHILE THERE ARE ALWAYS EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE, TYPICALLY DOUBLE SERVICE COMPANIES LACK IN QUALITY IN ONE OF THOSE AREAS. THE BENEFIT OF HIRING TWO SEPARATE COMPANIES IS THAT EACH SPECIALIZES IN ONE ART FORM AND THEY HAVEN'T SACRIFICED QUALITY TO BECOME MORE MARKETABLE. WE LIKE NATIVE TREE FILMS SO MUCH THAT WE DECIDED TO PARTNER WITH THEM IN HOPES THAT WE COULD WORK TOGETHER MORE. I GUESS YOU COULD VIEW THEM AS OUR BRAZILIAN/VIDEO/ALTERNATE REALITY DOPPELGANGERS. CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO ON OUR COMBINED PRICING.
let's work together
if you'd like to be an Applehead Bride, send us a message because we'd love to talk