In this wedding pro interview, we speak with Memphis wedding photographer Rob Lyons from Rob + Deanna Photography, previously named Rob Lyons Photography.
Their compelling photography work has earned a positive reputation and high ranking from past brides.
About Rob + Deanna Photography
Rob and his wife Deanna make up the husband and wife team behind Rob + Deanna Photography.
Located in Memphis, this married team provides couples with the best wedding experience possible. They have over 20 years of photography experience combined. Choosing this team means you’ll be hiring two full-time seasons wedding photography pros.
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Photography Wedding Packages
This photography team offers a number of different options for couples getting married.
The complete wedding day packages start at $3,495.
Packages from the team include:
- 2 full time photography professionals
- no pre-set hourly limits
- engagement session included
- print release to print photos anywhere
- albums of your photos
- parent books
- image party viewing
You can contact them for the full wedding package list and pricing guide.
Interview With Rob + Deanna Photography
Now we chat with Rob, one photographer behind the team.
Tell us about yourself. What do you do?
I am Rob Lyons and well, I get paid to play at weddings.
I am are there to help you relive the emotions of a wedding day with amazing images. There is something about a single image that can bring back all of the emotions of an entire day. I take on that challenge so you can relive one of the greatest days of your life!
How long have you been doing wedding photography?
I started Rob Lyons Photography in 2009 and never looked back.
How did you get started in wedding photography?
When I was 16, I worked at Fox Photo/Wolf camera in the lab. A lot of the sales guys moonlighted in weddings and I printed them in the lab.
Though I never stopped shooting and did “real jobs” it was something that was always stuck in my mind about being a dream job.
So, in 2009 when I decided to OFFICIALLY start the business, I knew all I wanted to do was weddings. And as it turns out, DREAM JOB! haha
How would you describe your photography style?
My style is completely decided by the wedding.
Every couple is unique, so I go off the vibe of each couple. No two stories are the same, so there’s no way you could tell them the way they were meant to be by categorizing what you’re doing.
What makes your wedding photography unique?
My service is unique that I absolutely have NO set hourly limits on the wedding day.
Also, I guarantee image delivery within 30 days of the wedding.
Why should brides hire you?
Not every bride is for us and we is not for every bride. A perfect “Rob + Deanna Photography Bride” trusts us 100% to get what they’re looking for.
It’s a big deal and it’s not taken lightly. Whoever you end up shooting your wedding, make sure that you believe that you could have a cup of coffee or a cocktail with.
It’s important to the process b/c if that trust isn’t there, you won’t get what you’re truly wanting.
What’s your favorite part of a wedding?
My absolute favorite part of a wedding is the first time they see each other.
I’m getting goosebumps thinking about it. Something about seeing 2 people be so deeply in love and not being able to stop the emotion is amazing.
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What can brides do to prepare to get the best of your services?
To understand that it’s EXTREMELY rare to have the entire day go 100% as planned.
What’s your process? What can brides expect on the day?
My process, hmmmm…I shoot what I see. Some of my greatest shots were not planned at all and they just flowed into place.
Another part is knowing that most of my brides have never modeled, a large part of the process feeling the moment and capturing it. But we aren’t afraid to make some things happen. (I love making the daddies cry).
How many weddings do you work per year?
Where do you work? Do you travel for weddings?
Being Memphis based we travel everywhere.
We’ve shot weddings all around the Mid-South as well as Oregon, Rhode Island, Louisiana, New York, Nevada and New Jersey. It’s fun being a destination wedding photographer.
That said, Memphis is a great place to be a wedding photographer. There’s lots of great venues and lots of great couples!
How quickly will brides see your work after the wedding?
I always do a little sneak peek but full image delivery is always with 30 days.
How can Memphis brides and grooms contact you?
They can always email me: [email protected] or through my contact page on www.RobLyonsPhotography.com
What else should couples know?
Don’t forget that your wedding is a celebration.
Love that last line – it’s so important!
Thanks for sharing your work and philosophy with us Rob!