Sunday, October 28, 2012

Whose photos are they, anyway?

A great wedding photographer is a worthwhile investment. Many of them, however, will keep you paying long after you've said your vows. Mom and Dad will want copies of the photos--and guess what? There's an extra fee for the rights to share. Need more prints? You'll need to pay more for a print release.

A lot of these photogs will say these fees protect their work, but really it's a better way to get more of your money after you've been lured in with a slightly lower booking fee.

Not so with Philip Michael Photography! My up-front booking fee has no strings attached. I'll deliver your photos on disc (with super-fast turnaround time!) and then they're yours. Print, share, do whatever. I'm not going to charge you extra for the right to keep and enjoy your wedding pictures.

Contact me today for a no-pressure consultation!

Chloe & Todd Album
Chloe & Todd Page
Custom album pages by Philip Michael Photo. Watermark does not appear on actual album.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

More Pages...

In contrast to Josh & Julie's bright, Springtime wedding, Ryan & Leah had a Starry Night reception.
Ryan & Leah Pages

Ryan & Leah Pages 2

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Real Page-Turner

Several different websites have made it easy to create your own photo book. With just a couple of clicks, you can dump all your pictures into a generic template that comes out looking alright.

But this is your wedding album--it's got to be uniquely you. When you choose to have Philip Michael Photography create your wedding album, you get a big and beautiful photo book that's custom made on every page, edge to edge. Nobody will have an album quite like yours. Even the background textures and patterns I use are pulled from stuff at your wedding--not a stock library.

Check out a few pages from Josh & Julie's album. Click any pic to see it bigger.

Oh, and that "Philip Michael Photography" watermark does NOT appear in the actual album ;-). Keck Wedding Pages
Keck Wedding Pages 1
Keck Wedding Pages 2
Keck Wedding Pages 3
Keck Wedding Pages 4

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Candidly Speaking...

BridesmaidsYou need to get a shot of the bride's family, and the groom's family--and the bride and groom's families together. Those are a must. But the difference between a typical wedding album and one you'll love looking at all the time are the candids--the genuine moments, the spontaneous emotions, connections captured beautifully.

A great wedding album captures the relationships that are being celebrated at your wedding. Not just you and your loved ones posing together (though that's included), but laughing together, dancing, being yourselves. That's what I want to capture at each and every wedding I do.

When it comes to the standard shots, we'll get it done and they'll look great. Then you return to your celebration, and for me, the hunt begins. I'm after those magic moments you'll want to remember, because they are what make your day magical.
Philip Michael Photography
Asad & Kristina
ToastGrandfather of the bride

Monday, October 15, 2012

If something happens to the cake...

If something goes wrong with your wedding cake, it eventually becomes a funny story. The same is true of almost all the details of your celebration--except for the photos.

I've met too many brides who--even ten years later--regret choosing the cheapest photographer, or an inexperienced one just because they were a friend. Ultimately it's OK if something goes wrong with the cake, because when the cake is gone, it's gone. But you'll have your wedding photos forever.
Click here to read reviews by my brides, then ask yourself what you want to be saying about your wedding photos from here on out.

Contact me today for a no-strings consultation! =)