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    Tips To Consider When Choosing a Wedding Photographer

    The wedding day is one of the biggest days in anyone’s life regardless of their traditional and religious beliefs. As the big day keeps approaching, the tension is rising; the check list is reducing but… the photographer is not yet checked. What do you do? Are you just going to drive down street and turn to the first photo studio signpost and award the job because the guy has nice and big cameras? Photography is not just the cameras you see; it is more of the art and professionalism. You don’t want to spend all the time and money trying to come up with the most memorable day of your…

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    Five Princess Wedding Shoot Ideas

    Some prefer to have it done before the wedding itself while some prefer to wait after. What exactly are we talking about? The obligatory wedding photo-shoot of course. Whatever both your decisions may be, we can all agree that a wedding shoot is nothing but fun. A part of the fun happens to be planning the concept the shoot will be based on. Inspiration for the shoot can be, for example, from a scene from a movie that the two of you can relate to and wish to emulate. The latter will certainly make the brainstorming process even easier since you’re both provided with a storyboard and all that is…

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    Should you Have Your Wedding Pictures Taken Before or After the Ceremony?

    Traditionally couples have their wedding pictures taken after the ceremony. More and more modern couples, however, have decided that it makes more sense to have the pictures taken before guests even start to arrive. When faced with this question, you have to decide which option makes sense for you. Advantages to Pre-Ceremony Pictures Taking pictures before your ceremony will help you keep a tighter schedule by getting one task finished before the event starts. Instead of making your guests wait, you can jump right into the reception party. People who don’t like waiting will love you for skipping the traditional route and getting right to the fun. Pre-ceremony pictures might…

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    Why You Need a Wedding Photographer

    Now that many people have smart phones with great cameras or fancy cameras, it might seem a waste of money to hire a professional photographer. Why need one when the web is populated with amazing candid Instagram photographs?  Well, unlike other DIY aspects like baked goods or a music playlist, it’s not something that can be planned ahead. While I’m not saying that the collective effort of your guests can’t create a fantastic number of photographs, it might not be as complete as someone who’s job was taking photographs. Although this might not be a big deal at the moment, you might really want a photographic record five, ten, twenty…

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    Photography Do’s and Don’ts

    I love black and white photography. It’s artistic, moody, and atmospheric, but I’m not sure I would want my wedding to be entirely in black and white photography. There are moments when black and white photography are great. DO choose a photographer who’s style is versatile, but not disjointed. You want someone who has a vision of what your wedding will look like, but you also want some shots that are out of the box. If you can afford it, you might want to consider a second shooter. DON’T go avant garde. Remember that these photos need to stand the test of time. If you’re too focused on artsy photography,…

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    5 Interview Questions for Wedding Photographers

    Finding a wedding photography is often a subjective experience. It’s about finding someone who “feels” right and that you can work with, but there are also several objective qualifications he or she has to meet. Here are five questions to see if this photographer meets your practical requirements! Can I see some more samples of your work? Although some of their pictures may be spectacular, consistency is also important. When a photographer shows you an album, it’s his best work but you may want to see all the photography for a wedding or two. What locations will you cover? If you plan to have your ceremony and reception at different…

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    Should I Hire a Second Shooter?

    So, what’s a second shooter? A second shooter helps the primary photographer capture your wedding. Unlike the primary photographer, there is no interview process. Usually, your photographer will have a few second shooters hiding in the wings and will pick one based on availability. Although having an additional shooter is more expensive, the cons outweigh the pros in the medium or large weddings. The second shooter makes simultaneous coverage possible, that means that you’ll get coverage of two events that happening at the same time. For instance, you can get photos of the both the bride preparing with her bridesmaids and the groom with his groomsmen. You can also capture…

  • Creativity

    5 Engagement Shoot Ideas

    I love engagement shoots! Here are five fun ideas for themed engagement shoots. 1. Play Dress Up Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Then you and your fiancé might want to enact a romantic fantasy. Perhaps it’s a page taken out of Casablanca or the Princess Bride or The Great Gatsby. 2. Bring Your Best Friend If you have a pet, chances are they feature pretty prominently in your life. Why not bring them along and make them part of your shoot? 3. A Place with History In every relationship there are moments and places that carry some emotional significance – the place where you first kissed, the…

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    Engagement Photo Tips

    Why take engagement photos? Often times, they’re included in your photographer’s wedding package and a great opportunity to learn to work with a photographer. Not only will your photographer be able to learn all your best angles — very important — but you’ll also figure out what works and doesn’t work. Also, you can use your photos as part of your Save the Dates, wedding decor, or even show them during a slideshow during your reception. So that, you’re all signed up for your first model assignment, here are some great prep tips! 1) Make Time for Some TLC Even if you’re not normally a makeup person, you should spend…

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    Themed Engagement Shoot

    Unlike the typical styled portrait shoots, its really important to incorporate elements of your story into the engagement shoot, such as the first meeting, any relationship history that they appreciate. Young Love The “first love” theme is one that focuses on innocence and nostalgia. A vintage theme seemed appropriate to highlight this. Military Couples For military couples, a vintage “greatest generation” theme is awesome, especially of a recreation of the celebratory kiss on Victoria Day. We wanted to create photos like what may be seen from flipping through their grandparents photo albums. Memorable Places Hold your engagement photo shoot at a place that is meaningful to you. Perhaps it’s the…