Saturday, September 28, 2013

Why is it So Important to Book a Professional Photographer?

Great article from 3 Chicks that Click:

Clint & ShawndaAre you, or someone you know, recently engaged? If so, then shopping around for a wedding photographer seems to be another item on the to-do list. However, before you think of it as just another vendor to hire, remember this: your wedding photos will be one of the most important investments of your wedding. In fact, your photos and your jewelry are the only things that truly last forever. Like the wedding jewelry, it’s worth making an investment in quality that will last a lifetime.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Young Deer #2

Some of my photography, including nature prints and other subjects, can be purchased on poster print or canvas.

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Everyone's a Photographer


Between smartphones and credit-card-thin pocket cameras, it seems more true than ever that "everyone's a photographer." What, then, is the purpose of a professional photographer at your wedding?

There are several reasons why you should trust your once-in-a-lifetime celebration to a trusted and experienced picture-taker. It's better for your cherished memories--and your guests!




Friday, September 6, 2013

When you have been to as many weddings as I have, you start to notice themes that, despite the diversity of people and celebrations you encounter, seem to weave themselves into every story.

Just recently I was meeting with a young couple who were newly engaged, and now planning their wedding. The bride-to-be was very excited about all the details, yet in a carefree way that told me she's going to be the most fun kind of bride to work with. Her fiancee sat through most of the meeting as grooms often do (if they decide to come at all), with a quiet, contented smile, not seeming concerned with a single thing that was happening.

One might ask, "Doesn't he care at all? Shouldn't he be more engaged?" Conversely, some might worry about the bride; "Is she trying to do too much? Will she stress herself out?"

Such things can be true for couples preparing for their nuptials, but even then it's only a few degrees askew from the happy balance these two have found--one of my favorite things about the best romances.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

5 Tips to Save Your Wedding... And Your Sanity

From CNN Living:
My husband and I planned our wedding in the course of 83 days, and by all accounts, things went pretty well for both us and the guests. Friendships were forged, food and drink were savored, a baby (not ours) was made, and everyone left danced-out, hung-over, happy, and asking us if we would please consider hosting a wedding reunion the next year.
 I also got a crash course in managing my stress levels, tempering my expectations, leaning into the people who love us, and all sorts of other emotional matters that the glossy bridal mags might not necessarily cover. Six-and-a-half years later (and still going strong!), perhaps a bride- or groom-to-be might find these tips a useful addition to their hope chest.

Rock it One More Time

So far, I haven't been asked to do a post-wedding "Trash the Dress" shoot.

Would I do it? Absolutely!

Wedding Window has a great post explaining what this edgy new craze is all about.


Monday, September 2, 2013

Engagement Shoot Tips

Here are some wonderful, helpful tips for your Engagement Shoot!
From Bridal Musings:
Engagement shoots have been around for several years now and they are so important for so many reasons in the run up to your wedding.
They are a great way to spend some quality time together before the big day; they help you and your photographer get to know each other and talk about the final plans for your wedding; but most importantly they allow you to ‘practice’ in front of the camera before your big day meaning you will be sure to get rid of any nerves!
So how do you make it fun, personal and get the most out of it as a couple? Here are my top tips!