Welcome back to another installment of Real Weddings Magazine’s Partner Profiles!
Today, we highlight the crazily-talented Travis Hoehne of Travis Hoehne Photography. Not only is he a fabulous photographer, but he’s really funny and just an all-around nice guy!
Take it away Travis!
Travis Hoehne Photography
Tell us a little about your company? I started my company about four years ago and have been loving it ever since! I specialize in “fun, fashion forward photojournalism” which is just a fancy way of saying I like to rock the socks off of each wedding I do. I have traveled all over the world shooting weddings and there’s pretty much no place on earth I won’t travel to, well except Bakersfield 😉 I absolutely love what I do and hopefully that shows in my work.
What sets you apart from your competition? Well, I don’t really view other photographers as “competition,” they are more like colleagues. There are a ton of photographers out there today, and I think my clients are looking for more than just a photographer — they are looking for a great experience and photos that match that experience. They don’t just want to have their picture taken, they want to make memories and have a kick ass time doing it. I think I provide that service for them.
Where do you find inspiration? Lots of magazines, movies, my crazy brain and the couple themselves. I try to play off the couple and have them play off of me as best I can.
When you opened shop, what was your promise to your customers? Honesty!
Do you have any hidden talents? YES, but they are hidden.
What trend do you see coming? Bow ties and big hair.
Do you regularly blog? If so, what’s your blog site? Yes, I try to. http://travishoehne.blogspot.com
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Yeah, picking just one is not going to happen. Mikuni, Crush 29, Fat’s, Chicago Fire Pizza, Chipotle, My friend Jason’s grandma’s pancakes (I know, not a restaurant, but good Lord they are amazing!), samples at Costco, and lastly Restaurant de Hoehne aka my wife’s home cook’n!!!
What’s your favorite local charity? Twin Lakes Food Bank
What is your favorite fun thing to do locally? Play’n with my kids…they are the coolest kids on the planet.
Do you have a secret vice or indulgence? What is it? It wouldn’t be much of a secret if I told you what it was now would it, but no, I don’t.
What are you most grateful for in life? My faith and my family.
If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what elements would be most important to you? PHOTOS!!! Not because I am a photographer, but because let’s just say our wedding photos don’t really fit our style. I got married before I was a photographer so we didn’t realize how important your wedding photos really are. I wish I would have put way more of our budget into our photos, because they are the only thing we have left!
What advice would you can give to brides and grooms getting married today? MAKE SURE YOU HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER THAT YOU LOVE!!! Both in their style and personality. And for goodness sakes have fun on your wedding day. Oh, and do a first look, seriously, do a first look!!!
Anything else you’d like to share with Real Weddings Magazine’s brides? Please buy really cool shoes, preferably not white ones!
Photos courtesy of Travis Hoehne Photography.