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We’ll also answer to “Johnny and Nicki” or “that (your choice of adjective here) couple that takes amazing photos and designs kick-ass stationery.”
At Tico & Red, our goal is to create work that is exciting, beautiful, and honest. Whether it’s capturing the heartfelt moments of your wedding day or designing invitations that make your guests “ooh” and “ahh,” we’re here for you. And we love what we do! We’re passionate about our craft and have been perfecting our skills in photography and design for over 10 years.
When we’re not taking photos or coming up with new designs, you might find us hunting for deals at antique markets, planning our next trip, watching movies, eating Indian food, or playing with our slightly neurotic but lovable dog, Madison.
Having recently gotten married, we understand the many choices ahead of you. We’re here to make the process easier. We offer both photography and letterpress stationery — two services in one! We’ll work with you to ensure that your wedding stationery not only sets the tone for your big day, but also reflects your unique personalities. And on the day of your wedding we’ll take a mix of documentary images and natural portraiture so that the people, emotions, and events of the day will be remembered always. While we primarily work in Cincinnati and Boston, we love to travel and are available for weddings worldwide.
Feel free to make yourselves at home. Be sure to check out our portfolio, poke around the Q&A, and learn how your love story can help girls in need. We can’t wait to work with you!
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Everything you need to know
Although we joined forces in early 2014 (in business and in marriage!), we each have more than a decade of experience in our areas of expertise.
Of course! We are happy to work with you even if you only need one of our services.
Yes! You’ll receive 25 free invitations when you book both our photography and letterpress services. A minimum order of 50 invitation suites is required.
Weddings, just like couples, are unique! Please contact us so that we can chat about your wedding and learn more about your needs. All of our collections include at least six hours of coverage, two photographers, an online gallery and slideshow, and high resolution digital files. Hourly coverage is available for elopements or very small weddings.
Our average turnaround time is 4 weeks. However, we’ll post a “teaser” image on Facebook within a week of your wedding, so make sure to like our page!
Digital files are awesome, but electronic media can be lost or accidentally deleted. A wedding album is the perfect way to display and preserve your memories over time. We offer beautiful wedding albums that feature leather, silk, or linen covers and high-quality archival photo paper. Our albums are delivered in handcrafted walnut boxes to keep them safe for years to come.
We love to travel and our passports are on standby. Whether by plane, train, or flying pig, we will happily travel to wherever you choose to say, “I do.” Bonus: as a Costa Rican, or “Tico,” Johnny speaks fluent Spanish!
We shoot with professional-grade Nikon DSLR cameras and an old school Pentax film camera.
Once we receive a 33% retainer and a signed contract, we’re all yours!
Custom wedding stationery begins at $1500. Each project is unique and costs will vary. A simple suite includes an invitation, a response card, and two plain envelopes.
We need about 8 to 12 weeks to complete your order depending on the complexity of the design.
Typically, save the dates can be sent to your guests 4 to 6 months in advance. However, if you’re having a destination wedding, we recommend sending them out a year before the wedding. Invitations are usually mailed 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding.
We have a Cooks “Victor” platen press that dates back to the 1870s. He’s ah-mazing. And heavy. For jobs that require a larger press or special equipment, we have highly skilled and trusted printers on hand.
To begin, simply send us an email. We’ll set up a phone or Skype consultation to learn more about your needs. Once we have all the details, we’ll provide you with an estimate. Upon receiving a signed contract, 50% deposit, and content for the invites, we’ll get to work! The initial design process takes about two weeks. You’ll receive a PDF proof via email. Two rounds of revisions are included. Once we have final approval and payment for the balance, your invitation suites are printed and mailed to you.
Help End Child Marriage
There is nothing more beautiful than watching two people in love commit their lives to one another. But many girls in the developing world don’t have a say in when or whom they marry. If current trends hold, more than 142 million girls will be married before their 18th birthday over the next 10 years. Most of these girls live in poverty, often in rural areas.
But there is good news! Investing in the health and education of girls can save lives and help end the cycle of poverty. When girls have educational opportunities they marry later, have fewer children, and boost their earning potential by up to 20 percent. And when women earn income, they reinvest 90 percent of it into their families, leading to healthier children, stronger communities, and more vibrant economies. Amazing, right!?
Together, we can help end child marriage and empower girls around the world. Tico & Red is committed to donating a portion of your total order to non-profit organizations working to end child marriage through education and local community engagement.
We can't wait to hear from you!