Introducing Teddy

Like many professions that stem from curiosity and passion, Ted Wollmers enjoyed photography initially as a steady hobby, taking classes in black and white photography throughout high school and college. It was the relationships he later developed, though, that led to his pursuing a career in photography. “Being close friends with Andrew provided me with the opportunity to have the access to learn and explore photography on a whole other level,” he explains. “He truly has taken me under his wing and mentored me in a way that I feel like I have been able to grow along with Yellow House Images.”

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Ted and Andrew’s daughter make a wish before blowing out the birthday candles.

Through working with Andrew, Ted has developed his skills in wedding photography, capturing the authenticity of the moment, raw, unfiltered emotion, and the minutia oftentimes overlooked amidst the chaos of a typical wedding day.
“Naturally, I’ve really embraced and adopted Andrew’s style of shooting, which we refer to as journalistic style. We try to emphasize capturing emotions and moments,” he states. “We generally prefer candid moments and do a lot of shooting from a distance with longer lenses to be able to get those moments.”
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Recently, Ted photographed a wedding at Benner’s Farm, where he was able to pursue his style and document an ethereal evening flooded with love. Ted grew up on the north shore of Long Island, and Benner’s Farm in particular is a place near and dear to his heart.
Having partnered with Yellow House Images previously on many shoots, this was his first solo wedding gig and a memorable experience. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented individuals who work with us. With each wedding comes challenges to overcome and experiences to learn from and that’s one of things I like most about it. Every couple, every ceremony, every venue is different.”

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This shoot also allowed him to focus on the bride and groom: “Obviously, there is a time and place for posing,” according to Ted, “but even in those circumstances we try to let people act and feel as naturally as possible instead of providing too much direction. I believe it’s very important to make the bride and groom as comfortable as possible and creating that level of comfort.”


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Being exposed to wedding shoots has also allowed his passion to flourish: “I really enjoy getting all the detail shots at a wedding. So much time and effort is put into the smallest of details, and it’s really important to capture all that. From flowers to place settings to signs, so much of that can escape the bride and groom’s appreciation the day of amongst the whirlwind of the day.”
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Ted’s passion for photography complements his affable personality and ability to connect with the bride and groom, making them feel comfortable, happy, and at ease: “It still surprises me how much of a bond you can develop throughout just a day of working with a couple,” he says. “They were so fun and easy and trusted us to do our thing, and I believe that comes through in the pictures.”

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