Behind the Lens: Jason & Sara Martin of Concept Photography


Welcome to another Behind the Lens post where I interview a talented wedding photographer whom I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with. Every photographer has their own distinct style so the purpose of this series is to help you choose a photographer whose style best represents you. Thus I want you to meet them not as “vendors” but as potential friends who just so happen to have the skills to creatively chronicle your special day in pictures.

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography’s Jason and Sara photographed by Dave Thomas

Meet Jason & Sara Martin of Orlando FL-based Concept Photography

First of all, how cute are they??  My love affair with Concept Photography’s Sara & Jason Martin’s gorgeous work began the moment they sent me Toni & Troy’s Eclectic Vintage DIY Backyard Wedding last year. Even now, several months (and real wedding / e-session features) later, I always get a thrill whenever I receive a submission from them because I’m 100% — no, make that 200% sure that I will love it. Their skillfully-framed photographs have a cheerful, dreamy quality reminiscent of summer love & warm memories, and as you’ll see in a bit they are simply brilliant at capturing real love and naturally whimsical moments.

I’m honored to have them among this site’s featured photographers (and you can be sure that you’ll be seeing more of their beautiful work on here in the coming weeks). Please enjoy the interview and photos.

* All photos on this page are copyright Concept Photography (except where indicated) *

Hello Jason & Sara! Please tell us more about your wedding photography business.

We are Jason + Sara Martin of Concept Photography, a husband and wife team who travels the world in search of amazing weddings and awesome clientele! We are in love with photography, our dogs, and each other. We have been married for 5 years and shooting together for 6. We work out of our home office and focus predominantly on wedding and engagement photography. We would describe our shooting style as creative photojournalism. :)

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

The quirkiest wedding you’ve photographed?

If you mean quirky in a very good way – that would be Toni + Troy’s wedding at their home in Daytona Beach last year (our first feature on this very blog if memory serves!). To start, the groom and best man had their “getting ready” pictures taken at McDonald’s (which came out so cool!) The couple’s vintage décor details were all DIY, found at local thrift shops, and the cake topper (a family of penguins) was handmade by the groom. The bride had these amazing needlepoint shoes that said “home sweet home”!

eclectic vintage wedding

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

The most unusual or unexpected location you’ve shot a wedding at?

Early on in our career, we got lucky enough to photograph a wedding at a castle in Germany, Schloss Neuberg. We dressed in lederhosen and dirndls for the Bavarian themed rehearsal dinner and watch as the soon-to-be-groom tapped a keg with a huge mallet!. We captured the most beautiful images of an amazingly gorgeous couple in a breath-taking location – a photographer’s dream.

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

A wedding photography fad you will never follow?

Selective coloring is something we have never done (even when asked) and will never do.

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Can you tell us what your wedding was like?

Our wedding was casual awesomeness. We rented beach houses on St. George Island in Florida’s panhandle, and put up family and friends for 4 days of sun and fun. We had about 40 guests total, many of which contributed in some way to the set-up! We were barefoot in the sand for the ceremony, surrounded by the people we love most in the world, and we couldn’t stop smiling. The only tropical storm of 2007 hit that day, but stopped just in time to get everything set up outside and give us the most amazingly beautiful sky!

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

* Jason & Sara’s wedding photos were taken by their friend David Robinson

Barring budget, logic or reality, what would your dream wedding be like? 

We have always dreamed of shooting an intimate wedding on a white cliff overlooking the incredibly blue ocean in Santorini, Greece.

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Please name at least 5 songs off your dream wedding / reception playlist:

Shake Your Tailfeather by The Five Du-Tones, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond, This Kind of Love by Sister Hazel, Red Solo Cup by Toby Keith, and Bust a Move by Young M.C.

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

A book, movie or tv show you’d love to base a styled shoot on? 

The Princess Bride

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Which celebrity or fictional couple’s wedding do you think would be a blast to photograph if you could?

Kermit + Miss. Piggy

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

If you weren’t a photographer now, what would you be? 

Jason would be a fire fighter (which he is), and Sara would be a chiropractor (which I am – just not practicing).

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

Concept Photography - Orlando, Florida

I hope you all enjoyed meeting Sara and Jason Martin of Concept Photography! The gorgeous images on this page are just a taste of what they can offer!
If you want more info on the talented husband and wife photo team, please visit the following pages:

Website: www.cptphotography.com
Blog: www.conceptphotographyblog.com
FB: /Concept-Photography/
Pinterest: /conceptphoto
Twitter: @concept_photo

* See all our previously featured weddings & shoots by Concept Photography
* Meet other featured photographers in our Behind the Lens interview series
* While you’re at it, do check out the site map to browse our real wedding/engagement/styled shoot features by photographer and by location.

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5 Comments

  1. Concept RULES~! Sara & Jason are the best :-)

  2. My husband and I love Concept Photography, and Sara and Jason could not be more fun to work with!! Amazing!

  3. I have been wracking my brain all day trying to figure out how to give Concept Photography a ‘two thumbs up’ that would do them justice. It’s impossible. Sara & Jason are not photographers, they are magicians. When you’re with them, the all-intimidating camera disappears and you are somehow in the presence of your long, lost friends. And not just any friends. The friends you’re giddy around. The kind you know you’re going to have an adventure with. The kind that leave you grinning from ear-to-ear long after the shoot’s over. More joyous. More positive. More in love. You know that saying, “Dance like no one’s watching”? That’s what they bring out in you. The ability to dance like no one’s watching & in that they manage to capture you. The real you. No, not the cynical couch potato. The fun, outgoing you! ;) I guess that’s why it’s easy to fall in love with their work… Because they have the gift to bring out the beauty in everything. <3

  4. Great interview! We had the pleasure of getting to know Sara and Jason last year over delicious food and tasty beverages. They photographed my {unforgettable} proposal and day after engagement shoot and did nothing short of amazing. I can not wait to see them again in a few short weeks as they join us on our wedding day. Every time I see a new session they post I get so excited as they are truly some of the most talented artists. They have a way to not only capture the day, but the essence, the feeling and the emotion of the people in the frames. We are so lucky to have our friends photographing our wedding!

  5. My Fiance Rob and I met Sara and Jason through mutual friends a few years ago. They were one of the nicest couples we had ever met! Over the years we have followed their work and have always known that when the time came we would be so honored to have Sara and Jason photograph our wedding. Words can not describe how excited we are to work with them on our engagement photo idea and at our wedding in 2014. Their work is simply amazing!

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