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Maurer Photography – Featured Vendor

Meet the Maurers!

Maurer Photography has been doing Professional Video and Photography for about 15 years. This husband and wife team moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota from NW Iowa in July of 2006.

The Maurer’s specialize in Wedding Imagery… in particular, capturing the romance between the Bride and Groom. They make sure to set aside time alone with the Bride and Groom to create some intimate, personal images that portray their love for each other. Because they are a husband and wife team, “We know what the Bride and Groom are feeling, and how best to capture those emotions. We help them relax and actually enjoy their time with us.”

So, why did they choose this profession? Marilyn is a people person, a great business manager, and a hopeless romantic who loves weddings. Lem is a technically savvy, yet creative individual, who has always loved making movies and documenting events.

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He is also hopeless. This profession chose us. After videotaping several weddings with another photographer, the photographer approached Lem & Marilyn with a proposition. She said she was selling her business and she wanted Lem & Marilyn to buy it… “You’d be perfect,” was her actual comment. We weighed the pros and cons, investigated the opportunities and necessary education and commitments, and went for it!

Being named, “South Dakota Photographer of the Year” for 2008 and 2009 by the SD Professional Photographers of America, shows that they serious about their imagery. Maurer Photography’s wedding images have been used in many publications, and can be seen around the country with the Professional Photographers of America’s traveling Loan Print exhibit. Another distinguishing factor that separates them from the competition is their technical and artistic video capabilities. “When we videotape a wedding, the end product is a beautifully romantic, highly entertaining, cinematic production that the couple will cherish forever.”

A South Dakota Wedding that really stands out for them was the wedding of Ana & Nick Landeen. Not only was it on a Sunday, but it was a very rainy morning, and they were to get married at Tuthill Park in Sioux Falls. Mostly limited to the home where Ana got ready, we had to be extra creative with the romantic images of the Bride and Groom. Thankfully, the rain stopped in time for the outdoor ceremony and reception. Here’s a link to their slide show: http://vimeo.com/5539233

A tip from the Maurers, “You’ve worked hard making all the plans and taking care of all the details. Now enjoy the day! Know that everything might not happen exactly as you’ve planned or anticipated… that’s okay. It’s your wedding day, and it’s going to go really quickly. By all means, budget for the best photography and videography you can afford… besides your dress (and a husband), it’s all you’ll have left after the wedding. Done correctly, you’ll have an heirloom of details and memories to share with future generations, and an instant reminder of your commitment and love. One more thing: Don’t forget your parents on the wedding day… they love you more than you know, and will always be there for you.”