Theo & Hannah 2013
 
Theo & Hannah - Portland Maine

Theo & Hannah - Portland Maine

Within every couple, lies a great story waiting to be told. Waiting to be lived. Your wedding day, in many ways, will be a representation of this. It is my responsibility and great privilege to help tell and share that story, from start to finish. And although some may believe the exchange of vows is the “pivotal moment” within their story, I believe it’s one of many. One very important event within a collection of moments only the two of you could create. 

Telling your story is how I approach capturing your wedding day. Every couple and every wedding has their own ingredients, their own formula, their own unique nuances.

There is a time to direct and a time to stay out of the way.  I have much experience with camera shy couples (90% of my clients are normal people, not models!).  Fitting seamlessly into your wedding day is of utmost importance to me, nonintrusive, yet creatively, and calmly able to give direction when needed.  My style of photography has been described as photojournalism meets fine-art, but more than that, I believe my style is genuine to the couple, to the moment, to the story.  Reading people, and situations so I can keep the moment or day comfortable and enjoyable.

At the end of the day, when your guests have all gone home, when you are now officially husband and wife,  I will have helped you share and preserve the precious, the spontaneous and the intimate moments of your wedding day. From once upon a time, to happily ever after!

 
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Theo lives with his wife, Hannah, in southeastern NC. They love to travel (especially abroad!) and practically live on coffee or tea! Theo is also a musician, and Hannah a freelance hair stylist. Art is just in their blood! Theo grew up in Northern California and attended music school in Los Angeles before moving to North Carolina and beginning his career in the wedding industry.  Hannah grew up in Senegal West Africa (sticking out like a sore thumb!) before returning to the states and finishing her education.  They hold close to their hearts the teachings of Jesus and strive to love, care for and accept people without reservation... as He did… 

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We offer some of the best albums in the business ranging from affordable flush mount to very high end matted options. What's even better is how easy it is to choose your images and order! It can all be done online and is extremely convenient! Check out some images of the albums you will have access to through Theo Milo Photography.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When Should I Book? 

A. We turn away over 60 weddings each year simply because we are already booked for a particular date!  You should not wait!  I have booked weddings as far as 18 months out and some even before the proposal!  Its never too soon! If you have not already, fill out the contact form now!  or give me a call, 910-665-9801.  If there is no answer please leave a message I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually that same day!

Q. What will it be like working with you?

A. I am there for you! Anytime and anyway I can be to help you feel comfortable leading up to the wedding day.  I am available via email or phone or in person as much as you need me!  Customer service is another one of my top priorities! Want proof? Read my reviews on Wedding Wire. I believe one of the most important things about a stress free lovely wedding process is how you feel when you work with me!  Before, during and after your wedding. You are my priority, your comfort and happiness in my presence and with my business is one of the things Theo Milo Photography is grounded on.  I am a human being first, business man second.  Honesty, professionalism and going the extra mile for you, whatever that looks like, is what I am committed to.  Again, read the reviews for proof!

Q. What kind of coverage to you offer?

A. All collections include at least 7hrs of wedding day coverage, online contract completion (this means no snail mail for contracts!), a website for viewing and sharing your images, and the rights to your hi-res images on USB (that means you get all your wedding day images to keep, print ready!).   You will have the opportunity to customize your collection to include the the perfect add-ons for your day, like an engagement session, album credits, prints, additional hours of coverage, ect... Custom pricing or collections are welcome also.

Q. How long will it take to see my images after the wedding? 

A.  On average your images will be ready 4 weeks after the wedding! Sometimes even sooner!  It simply depends on the time of year.  May and June weddings along with September and October weddings take a little longer to turn around because of the amount of weddings that take place in these months. Getting your images to you in a timely and professional manor is one of my top priorities!

Q.  How do I know my images are safe?

A. I take protecting your images VERY seriously!!  My camera has two memory cards that backs up every single image automatically.  Once your images get back to the studio, they go into a fire proof safe.  From there they are imported and backed up again then that hard drive is stored in a fireproof safe.   Your memories couldn't be safer!

 Q. Do you have back up equipment?

A. Yes. We carry back up cameras, lenses, lighting, batteries, and memory cards to every wedding.

Q. What is required to book my wedding?

A. $1,000 deposit and a signed contract.  This will officially hold your date!

Q. When are payments due? 

A. Your final payment is due 5 days prior to your wedding for the remaining balance. You may send in other payments whenever you want and however you want but the invoice must be paid in full 5 days prior to the wedding date. 

Q. Do you shoot on film?

A. Yes!   I do offer film coverage! Film coverage consists of a combination of 35mm and medium format.   If you have ever held a print that was photographed on medium format film then you know the difference!  There is a life to film shots that digital just can't quite capture!

Be sure to ask me how you can take advantage of film for your wedding and/or engagement session!

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Q. Where can I see more of your work?

A. Simply visit the blog.  The blog is designedfor you to stay up to date with my current work and see more form each wedding.  The portfolio section here is a collection of my favorite shots and good gauge on my style.  There are many more moments and candid images you can expect form a full wedding day though, there just isn't enough room in the portfolio section to show them all!

Testimonies

All of these reviews can be seen on Wedding Wire or The Knot!

If I could give 10 stars, I would! Theo was an absolutely pleasure to work with. In the months leading up to our wedding day, he was very responsive and accommodating. He answered all my questions thoroughly with the utmost patience, despite how type-A they were! The wedding day, on the other hand - he was SPECTACULAR! As the bride, it's hard not to get caught up in the frenzy, but Theo's easy-going and calm demeanor completely put us at ease. He was centered & focused on capturing the most perfect picture moments. I even shared a wish list of pictures, some were a stretch, but he captured every moment. I am most thrilled about how he was able to capture the emotion of the day. I have had many guests tell me that they feel like they're back in the moment when looking at the album. The laughter, the tears. He captured it all! I cannot recommend Theo enough, 10 out of 10!                            — Julie and Darren

Theo was a dream to work with throughout the wedding planning process. From initial conversations, over a year out, to providing feedback and input on every photography questions I had, I knew I could count on him. The moment we knew it was beyond a perfect match was during our engagement photo session when my fiance was equally as comfortable with Theo and the process as I. Theo encourages his couples to interact normally and has great, simply ques that do not make photos feel forced or awkward. Theo’s photography style is so flattering for all types of weather as well. Our wedding day was a bit dreary and drizzling all day and you can’t even tell. Instead he used the fog and light to create beautiful images. His use of light brings life to every photo. I knew every photo would turn out wonderfully, but the best part was the acknowledgement of Theo’s work from friends and family that equally loved our memories he preserved.
— Suzannah and Andrew

Theo was an ease to work with. And I stress the importance of ease since planning a wedding can become stressful fairly quickly. While staying very professional Theo was able to help Spencer and I feel comfortable and relaxed during our photo sessions. We chose Theo as our engagement and wedding photographer both by looking at his beautiful work through his website and talking about our goals and visions together on the phone. His unique style really captured what we were looking for. We could tell right away how creative he is and it really showed through our pictures. He really knows how to capture those sweet and perfect moments that go by so fast in one night...now we are able to cherish them through his photos. We truly are so happy and excited that we had Theo handling our photography and look forward to using his talents again!
— Kat and Kyle

Theo was such a joy to work with on our wedding day! He was on time, flexible, professional, and very creative. He captured beautiful moments without having a camera in our faces, most of the time I didn’t even know he was there. Definitely the best wedding photographer in Wilmington! So glad we had him!
— Hannah and Ben

Theo is professional, dependable, and amazingly talented. He is also genuinely a really nice guy! We felt very comfortable with him as soon as we met and he made sure to keep the picture process the day of our wedding relaxed and fun. We are so thankful that we chose him to photograph our day and we were so pleased with how quickly we got a sneak peek to the photos and then got to view all of our proofs. We have received endless compliments since sharing the photos with our friends and family and we couldn't be happier to have them to enjoy for years to come!
— Amanda and Nick

I found Theo by google searching for photos of my wedding venue. I stumbled across his blog, where I found pictures of my wedding venue that he had shot for a previous wedding, and fell in love with his work. I booked him about a year in advance, and we was just as responsive from day 1 as he was 1 day before the wedding. He was very friendly, professional, and responsive throughout the whole process. I booked an engagement shoot, a bridal session, and a wedding package with him, and was more than satisfied with everything. Theo's eye for detail and creativity makes his work stand out from everyone else's. I came into my photographer searching knowing that I'm not crazy about super traditional, staged photos with fake smiles... I love candid shots, action shots, beautiful shots of all the little details (decor, jewelry, etc), and sometimes quirky shots of in the moment humor :) He caught all of those things on film, and I couldn't be happier. I would recommend Theo, hands down!
– Shelley and David

WOW...I do not even know where to begin when it comes to Theo and his outstanding talent! He is the reason I got married on May 25, 2013! The minute my, now husband...then fiancé, proposed Theo was the first person I called! (literally the next day!) I had always envisioned a May wedding and he was quite booked in May 2013 when I called him in 2012. He gave me two Saturday's that he was still free for and I decided on the 25th while I was on the phone with him then! I have always adored his work, it's truly unlike any other photographers I've ever seen. I knew I wanted him to capture images of the most important day of my life! I just got my "preview photos" yesterday from him and I could not be more ecstatic with my decision! He captures all of the important images during the ceremony without you or any of the guests even being able to notice him being there! I've been to weddings in the past where the photographer almost "gets in the way" during the ceremony and so many of my guests came up to me and told me how good of a job he did of not doing that! Also, throughout my year of wedding planning several people around town had asked me about the vendors I was using and every time I mentioned I was using Theo Milo Photography their mouths would drop in excitement and would gush at how lucky I was to have the option to use him for my wedding! Overall the man and his team are pure talent! His photos are outstanding and I could not be more proud of the work he did to capture our wedding photos!
– Jamie and Nick

Shane popped the question on December 11, 2011. I picked my wedding photographer the month before. Jenica (a family friend from "back home") had just shared her wedding blogpost, and, as soon as I saw her pictures I knew this was my wedding photographer! (I'm not even ashamed to admit I planned parts of my wedding before the engagement!) I called Theo the very next day and we set the date! Shane and I are so thankful that we chose Theo. His pictures are real, refreshing, and beautiful--simply beautiful. My husband is not the most comfortable in front of the camera, but Theo is such a nice guy that you can't help but feel relaxed around him. Shane was nervous about taking engagement pictures, but within minutes he loosened up, and we have the sweetest pictures as a result! Theo was also an amazing guy when it came to communication and planning. He was always accessible by email, text or phone calls, and accommodating to anything we had in store. We highly recommend Theo; we have so many amazing pictures from this special time in our lives. All beautifully captured thanks to him! Thanks Theo!!!
– Jennifer and Shane

Working with Theo was such a positive experience! I always feel kind of awkward having my picture taken, and I was especially nervous when it came to shooting my engagement session and wedding photos, but Theo was fantastic! He made the experience fun and natural, and I think that was apparent in our photographs. The images were just beautiful, for both our engagement session and our wedding. He captured all the details and caught funny little moments that we wouldn't otherwise be able to remember. He has incredible talent as a photographer... But my recommendation doesn't stop there. Riley and I could have found other photographers who took solid photos, but we would have been hard-pressed to find someone else so friendly and willing to get all the details right. Theo really went out of his way to meet with us and get to know us as people. He cared about our vision, he listened to our hopes for both our wedding day and our future, and that was really nice. We didn't just feel like we were hiring a photographer--we felt like we were making a friend.
– Jenica and Riley

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Theo did a PHENOMENAL job for our wedding. He was always responsive to questions, was flexible on our entire shoot as we were in different cities and most importantly he is an overall wonderful person. We did not feel like another shoot or another client, we felt like a friend to Theo and it created an amazing and relaxed atmosphere for wonderful engagement and wedding photos. It was an incredible experience having Theo as our photographer and I would HIGHLY recommend him to all of our friends and family. If you have not decided on a photographer for your event, do yourself a favor and call Theo today. You will be truly thankful that you did.
– Laura and Davis

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