THE LOW DOWN
We are Forged in the North, a photo+cinema collective based out of Brooklyn, NY. All our work is a result of places we’ve been and couples we’ve fallen in love with. We may ask you to climb a tree or hike a dirt trail, because we aren’t satisfied until we know something can’t be done any better. But more than anything, we want to tell a story. And you are the story. So come find that perfect light with us and we’ll capture you just as you are.
WHERE WE'RE GOING
We love to travel and we love to shoot weddings. Help us get the best of both and we’ll do whatever it takes to visit your part of the world. We call New York City home, but we may be in your neck of the woods soon. Hit us up if you’re interested in a shoot.
November 2017 | Portugal
December 2017 | Chicago
January 2018 | Utah
March 2018 | New Zealand
March 2018 | California
May 2018 | Hawaii
July 2018 | Wisconsin
September 2018 | Bermuda
September 2018 | Spain
September 2018 | Hungary
RYAN & HEIDI
[ PHOTO + CINEMA ]
Finding common ground in their passion for photography, architecture, and travel, Ryan & Heidi pair well with just about anyone. Heidi has the ability to grow a stranger into a friend in mere minutes, while simultaneously Ryan has the ability to grow a beard in mere days. Constantly pushing one another’s work to the next level, these two have created a wealth of love and art to be enjoyed by everyone.
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[ PHOTOGRAPHY ]
Hailing from the Southwest, Paul found one of his spontaneous road trips ending permanently in Brooklyn, NY. Shaped by his Eastern European upbringing, Paul has a fancy for the finer things in life like art… and whiskey. A former biologist, Paul adapted his fascination for studying life to capturing it with a camera. Calm yet outspoken describes the dichotomy of both Paul’s work, and his commanding presence in life.
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[ CINEMATOGRAPHY ]
Born and raised on the East Coast, Ben found his passion for photography when his dad passed down his Nikon F SLR — sheer class. A man about Korean food, good tv shows, snowboarding, and traveling, Ben can be found in the dictionary under the definition of the word ‘debonair’. Ben’s eye for light, color, and story through honest moments, make his cinematic approach desired by all who dare to desire at all.
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PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
When its all said and done, what do you end up with? For starters, we put all of your photos up on our print shop – a convenient way to share your day with anyone who couldn’t make it, or all those aunts who keep asking to see your wedding photos. All your stuff on the print shop is free for anyone to download and high-quality prints are super affordable. In addition to the print shop, you’ll get a nifty little package from us containing a thumb drive of all the files and blu-ray + dvd if we shot video. Don’t worry, if you want to take the images somewhere to print, that’s totally fine too.
To be completely honest with you, our albums + books are ridiculously good. You don’t have to get one, but you might be missing out. We use the highest quality printer and there are tons of cover materials to choose from. For pricing and more info on these, shoot us an email and we’ll give you the scoop.
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes, all the time.
How many weddings have you shot?
About a few hundred.
Who selects which photographer / cinematographer we get?
You do. We will let you know who’s available and then you can pick who you want from our team.
How many photos do we get in the end?
Usually its somewhere around a thousand – edited with our coloring and style one at a time.
And you get all of those in full res on a thumb drive.
Is there an easy way for all the guests to see all the final photos and/or video?
Super easy. You get your own gallery on our print shop that anyone can view, share, download, or order prints.
Can I see some full galleries?
Absolutely. Shoot us a note at email@example.com and we can find you weddings that might be a closer match to yours.
What kind of cameras do you shoot with?
We shoot primarily with Fuji mirrorless systems. Instant Polaroid and 35mm film available on request.
Do you bring backup gear?
Yes, lots of it.
For video, do we get all the raw footage too?
Definitely. Everything we shoot from both cameras all day.
Do we have rights to print our photos?
For sure. You can use our print shop or you can print them on your own.
How long does it take to get all our photos and/or video?
At most 12 weeks, but usually it’s sooner than that and we try to get you some preview shots right away.
Do you have business insurance?
Yes. Sometimes the venue requires this, so just let us know and we’ll be happy to provide it.
What types of payment do you accept?
Check, wire transfer, and bank transfer (Chase, BofA, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank).
What is required to officially book you?
A signed contract and 50% deposit, all of which can be done online.
What’s your pricing and how do we get started?
Best way is to fill out our contact form here.