• Creativity

    Digital Photographs are Inevitable What are the Pros and Cons

    Unless you intentionally seek someone who still uses film, your wedding photographer will use a digital camera. Digital photography is almost inevitable today, but there are pros and cons to it. Pro #1: Your Photographer Can Take More Pictures Since your photographer doesn’t have to worry about “wasting” film, she can take as many pictures as possible during your event. Most of these pictures won’t look that great. But the ability to take picture after picture also means that your photographer can capture special moments that she wouldn’t have gotten with a film camera. Pro #2: Your Pictures Don’t Age Print photographs age over time. Even using the best paper…

  • Creativity

    SimplyBridal Best Shot Contest

    Hi everyone, We’re so excited to be doing this contest and seeing all your best shots! We’ll be giving away one of our dresses as a grand prize and 5 of our runner-ups will be featured on our Facebook page. The rules are simple but we’ve created this example blog post for you to make it even easier. Step 1 : Create a blog post including an example of your best work and a live link to the dress you’d like to win. We’ve chosen the Savannah Gown, Sirena Gown and Cecilia Gown and hyperlinked the URL in the dress name (see below) but you can also add the URL…

  • Planning

    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…

  • Planning

    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…

  • Creativity

    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…

  • Photography,  Planning

    Destination Wedding Photography

    If you’re having a destination wedding, there may be extra considerations that you need to take when hiring a wedding photographer. You can either hire a photographer and pay for his or her travel fees, or you can hire a local photographer. Both come with their own pros and cons. If you hire a wedding photographer and take him or her to the destination, you will be able to do a lot more in person communication beforehand. Perhaps he will shoot your engagement photos and get a feel of your personalities and character. If he has worked in the location before or does destination weddings frequently, he could provide the…

  • Creativity,  Photography

    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,…

  • Planning

    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

    Five Things for a Picture Perfect Finish

    If you’ve been following our Facebook, you know that we’re coming out with some new wedding dresses soon. After working at the photo shoot, I learned a few tips from the makeup artists for a perfect glowing bride look. 1. Primer I know it looks like an extra step, but think about it as prepping the canvas. It creates a smooth, even surface for your makeup to stick on. Not only does it create longer lasting makeup, which actually saves you time since you need fewer touch ups. 2. HD Foundation HD Foundation is specifically made to give models and actors a flawless finish against the scrutiny of high definition…