Vendor Spotlight: Noveli Wedding Photography
Updated: Apr 18, 2019
On behalf of the Rocky River staff, we hope you all have been having a great week. We certainly have with many exciting things coming up! We are beyond thrilled to share our first “vendor spotlight” post. We will be posting these specific spotlights periodically with vendors from our preferred vendor list provided at Rocky River Plantation. We wouldn’t want to begin this new category with spotlighting anyone else other than Noveli Wedding Photography. They have been working with us for quite some time now and we have absolutely adore Stephen and Summer. Check out our interview with them below!
Hi, Stephen! Thank you so much for your time to answer these questions. To start, tell us a little about your company. Noveli Wedding Photography is the National Award-Winning husband and wife Duo of Summer and Stephen Gossett. After building FamZing Photography and Video, we wanted the chance to exclusively shoot with each other while creating a different look and style. The style of Hollywood glam is what we are best known for or creating “magazine” or “Vanity Fair” portraits for our couples on their Wedding Day. The more creative the better.
How did you get started in the photography business? We have been Photographers for over 15 years. We were both successful photographers in our own rights before we met, and both fell in love with weddings which is why it has been our primary focus of our photography. Stephen’s focus was photo journalism and Summer’s was model / portrait photography. We both took on Weddings on the side to make extra money and realized very quickly the Weddings were a unique event and required serious additional training. (which is how we met, we were attending a photography conference and a mutual friend introduced us).
What is your favorite wedding story? My gosh there are so many great wedding stories to share. I think it’s every wedding. (sorry to sound cliché) We have photographed over 1,000 weddings in our careers and even though we have seen trends come and go as well as having seen so many couples get married, it never gets old when they see each other for the very first time.
From a vendor’s perspective, what advice can you give to newly engaged couples? People say a lot that weddings are expensive, which they are, and that it is silly to spend money on just one day. Well it is not just one day; it is the first day of the rest of your life together. This day is the launch pad to your journey together as a couple and it is a day that you can always look back to and remember the emotions, stories and memories. When you are having a bad day, or marriage gets hard, this day is your milestone to look back too and remember that you came together as life partners. So, spending extra money on this day is an investment in your life and memories, not just one day. Also, go to My Wedding Group for all of your wedding planning…I mean you can find pretty much every Wedding Vendor you need.
What do you like to do when you're not behind the camera? Travel. We don’t believe in spending money on fancy cars or having the biggest house. If you follow us on Instagram you will see we love to travel and experience new things any chance we can get.
For fun, if you were stranded on a deserted island what two things would you want with you? (Boat and gas do not apply!) a. A two-person hammock and an endless supply of cocktails…because with our busy lives it would be a vacation.
For more information over Noveli Wedding Photography, click the following link:
In addition to our interview with them, check out these stunning bridal portraits they shot at Rocky River by following this link: