Posts with tag: "wedding"
CAPTURING PHOTOS
January 24, 2014
CAPTURING PHOTOS

Have you ever noticed that the word "capture" is used a lot when people talk about photos? Sometimes the word is over-used because it's such an effective way of describing how important photos are to maintaining the memories that we make as life flies by. But there are other descriptive words or phrases that can reveal the relevence of photos to everyone. PRESERVEPhotographs serve as a way of preserving moments in time. The subject of photos, at the very time they were taken, will never age or change. Look at older photos, and you'll find it easy to harken back to that exact day or season with either fondness or sadness. That memory is perserved.SEIZEThe word "seize" probably has the closest definition to capture. Think about what it means to seize something...like seizing a prize. When you seize your moment in time by having a photo taken or taking it yourself, you are guaranteeing that it will live on. It has been seized, never to be claimed by anyone else but you.GUARDTo guard something means it's worth protecting...it's valuable. If you guard your images as a way of chronicling memories, you want to keep them safe. Memories will always remain, but you are guarding the images left behind to remind you of the past.TO KEEP ALIVEMemories stay alive. We can stuff them down to try and not remember them. Or we can continue to recall them to keep them in the forefront of our ...

THANKS TO THE VENDORS
January 18, 2014
CAPTURING PHOTOS

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 ...

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED on the Way to the Chapel - Part 2
November 04, 2013
CAPTURING PHOTOS

If you read Part 1 of this continued post, you'll remember that I said weddings are serious as well as exciting occassions. Now enjoy a few more memorable and humorous stories about some weddings I have photographed.(4) Carriage Rides. To ride along with newlyweds in their getaway carriage to a honeymoon hotel is a great treat for any photographer. The photos in that setting are always romantic, fun and unique. However, accomplishing them calls for flexibility on the part of the camera person and the couple. Climbing into and riding backwards in the carriage cab requires some agility and stability especially with a heavy camera dangling around my neck.  On one carriage ride, the horse-drawn carriage traveled through the twinkling lights of downtown and arrived at the hotel entrance 10 minutes later than expected. I jumped down from the cab to open the hotel door so the couple could have easy access when entering. They descended their ride, groom carrying the bride in his arms, only to find that the hotel doors were locked. I peered through the doors waving frantically to passing employees inside who only frowned at me and walked away. I began banging on the exterior doors to get someone's attention. Finally, two blazered managers wearily opened the doors to ask what I was doing. When I informed them that the couple had a reservation at their establishment that night and ...