Many newlyweds describe their wedding day as, “over in the blink of an eye”. With so many details and emotions, it’s easy to focus on everything except living in the moment. This is why an excellent photographer is essential for capturing the memories of your wedding day. And although there’s many talented photographers in Raleigh, we’re featuring a favorite known for going above and beyond the click of a camera. If you’re currently searching for a wedding photographer, we’re happy to introduce you to VMA Photography Studios.
Meet VMA Photography Studios
VMA Photography Studios is a family-run business that takes pride in preserving memories. The man behind the lens is Aaron Lurie. He’s the main photographer who specializes in wedding, portrait and studio photography. His wife, Vanessa, takes care of all behind-the-scenes business. This includes the design work that goes into producing their one-of-a-kind photo albums. Their young children, Merissa and Alexander, are the M and A that complete the company. Together, VMA Photography Studios has been capturing the wedding celebrations of Raleigh couples since 2012.
All About the Love
By reading the company’s Love Notes, its evident that skill and talent aren’t the only attributes adored by their customers. It’s clear that Aaron’s gregarious personality helps to alleviate any stress in the picture-taking process. One bride wrote, “His professionalism, sense of humor and his attention to detail was so on point. His passion for photography and capturing the moment shows in all of his work. Our guests also loved him.”
When asked what sets him apart from other photographers, Aaron explained, “My dedication to be more than just a person with a camera. I want to break down all barriers and have life long friends. I know it’s a business in the end, but this is one of the greatest moments in life and not everything needs to be about business. It’s about LOVE. Love for each other, love for this art, love that gives moments to my clients.”
This attitude has helped VMA Photography Studios become one of the most popular and trustworthy Raleigh-area wedding photographers. And with over 70,000 moments captured, we asked what advice Aaron offers to his brides on their wedding day. “Don’t get distracted by the little things. Live in that moment! Put the phone down and listen to the stories, feel the love and let me do what I do best!”
Memories for a Lifetime
Another unique offering of VMA Photography Studios, is their hand-crafted photo albums. They believe that each couple should have a physical wedding album to pass down to their loved ones. After images are finalized, Aaron and Vanessa spend an additional 1-2 months creating these keepsakes.
Sharing the final pictures with their customers also happens to be their favorite part of the process. Once a couple’s wedding pictures are digitally remastered, they’re invited to VMA’s studio office for a reveal session. This includes a special ambiance of low-lighting and champagne for the newlyweds. “The moment the bride cries seeing herself and seeing the groom smile from ear to ear…I get chills just thinking out it.”
In addition to weddings, VMA Photography Studios is a preferred photographer for Mitzvah celebrations, family portraits and senior photos. They have a second location in Boca Raton, FL and are available for worldwide travel.