Posts with tag: "photos"
THANKS TO THE VENDORS
January 18, 2014
THANKS TO THE VENDORS

If you have recently landed back on earth from your wedding day high, that means you have had time to reflect on your selection of vendors. These professionals can include your photographer, caterer, florist, coordinator, baker, venue site, or dress designer among others. If you were thrilled with their expertise, the best way you can show them your appreciation is to give them glowing praise. Your thanks can be shared with online site reviews, through word of mouth, and even with monetary gifts. Many vendors advertise at a variety of online wedding sites. They would be happy for you to post a good review for them on any of their sites. Be sure to directly email your vendor to ask which sites they prefer to have the reviews posted on. Prospective brides, while searching for a specific vendor, do a lot of "googling." That's where these site reviews really come in handy for both the bride and the professionals. Another way to show your appreciation to your vendors is to praise them among your friends and family. Word of mouth is a very effective and positive tool to help these professionals get more work. With this type of communication, a personal connection between client and vendor really shines to others. It lets brides-to-be know they can definitely trust the professionals you selected.Finally, a monetary gift is sincerely enjoyed by your preferred vendors. So many brides ...

PHOTOS REMAIN
January 04, 2014
THANKS TO THE VENDORS

Each year in January, I re-assess the weddings I covered the year before. Remembering what trends were new, what was different about each event, and what was typical about each couple, their ceremony, and their reception.This past year confirmed to me that any wedding, at it's main common denominator, has more to do with the love the couple feels for each other than the hundreds of details featured. Face it, weddings are a big business and vendors such as florists, caterers, bakers, party planners, calligraphers, etc., all want their creations shown and to be in step with the desires of the couple. But the photography vendor has a completely different purpose and goal...to freeze in time the hundreds of emotional moments experienced throughout the couple's wedding day. Yes, photographers want their photos of happy, crying, beautiful brides and grooms viewed, shown and fawned over. But, when the wedding event ends, photographs will be the one, physical, lasting elements of that special day. The flowers will decompose, the cake will be eaten, and the programs/invitations will mostly end up in the trash. Photographs remain. Whether printed and beautifully framed on the newlyweds' walls or displayed happily on social media sites...they are unique.As this new year starts off with a bang, think how important photography will be to you, your family, and friends as you plan one of the ...

BABY'S FIRST PHOTOS
March 07, 2013
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There's a new baby in the house and you're in love all over again! Whether it's your first child or not, parents want to capture that angelic stage in their baby's development...the early weeks and months of life. But how do they accomplish this without stressing out everyone involved including the baby. The following 3 tips may help in making the decisions on the hows, whens and whats for Baby's First Photos!Tip 1: How do I get started? Begin by contacting a professional photographer who will make a "house call." When your baby is very young, it's daunting to consider how to time their (sometimes) erratic sleep schedules with traveling to a photography studio. Having your photographer come to your home makes that event something even more special and definitely less stressful. If Baby sleeps too long, your photographer can begin with "sleeping" photos. If Baby awakes and is hungry, feeding isn't a problem. The photographer know that a well-fed baby is always a happy baby for the camera!Tip 2: When is the best time to take photos of your new bundle of joy? Is it when they are hours or days old? Is it when they are several weeks or months? This is a personal decision that directly indicates how confident you are with the photographer you select. There are details for newborns that don't necessary apply to babies who are several weeks/months old. For example, newborn sessions ...