There are plenty of photos you have probably considered taking on your wedding day. From getting ready, the ceremony to pictures with your family and of course with the groom but what about the ladies that are helping you and have helped throughout the entire wedding planning process? While you know you'll have some time to take group shots of the entire bridal party you'll want to make sure you have these photos with your bridesmaids as you get ready on your big day.
1. Showcase The Back of the Dress
The back of a wedding dress is hidden with beautiful details you'll want to capture. You can pose with all of the bridesmaids to show off their dresses as well or have some great close ups of the bridesmaids helping button, zipper or lace up the back of your dress.
2. First Look With The Bridesmaids
You have heard about the first look for the bride and groom but what about when the bridal party sees the bride for the first time? The bride's first reveal to her bridal party can result in some emotional and memorable photo opportunities.
3. Having Fun
As you are getting ready everyone's nerves are a little on edge because everyone wants to look their best. There will be moments when you just need to let loose to relax a little and having a little dance party, jumping on the bed or just being silly are moments that can make for great photo opportunities.
4. Matching Robes or Shirts
Most brides will have getting ready attire for their bridesmaids and you'll want to capture everyone in their cute and thoughtful pre-wedding wear.
5. Bouquets and Bridesmaids Dresses
Bouquets won't last a lifetime but the pictures you have of them will. The bridesmaids and bride bouquet shot is one that you will want to have. There are many ways you can showcase the bouquets as well as the bridesmaid's dresses. From lining everyone up and holding their bouquets out to the camera or hiding their faces to forming a circle around the bride; this is another shot that you can get creative with.
6. The Shoe Shot
You can't forget about the shoes and what about those pedicures? You'll want to get a group shot that showcases everyone’s shoes.
7. Celebrating Shot
You're getting married! There is bound to be a bottle or two of champagne being opened in the bride's honor. Take a minute to pause as you toast away your single life with your bridesmaids for a picture perfect shot.
Finding the right wedding venue takes a lot of time and research and can often be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. You need to make sure that your venue ticks all the right boxes before you make a final decision. Your venue will influence your budget as well as the atmosphere on the day so before you sign on the dotted line, below are three important things to consider before you decide on your wedding venue.
Trust is the key ingredient to any relationship and this is true for the relationship you have with your wedding photographer. There's a reason you chose them to capture the most important day of your life. While you may have a vision of how you want some of your images to turn out, for the most part, you are going to have to put a lot of trust in your photographer. Trusting your photographer a little more in these main areas will not only result in better images for you to remember your big day by but will also relieve you of some stress as well.
1. Choosing the Location of the Shot
You wedding photographer will have taken the time to familiarize themselves with your reception location or areas around your ceremony site to find the best places to photograph. They'll know where gets the best light and where the best scenery is.
2. Time of Day to Shoot
Lighting is key to creating beautiful images and using the natural light of the sun will produce the best lighting setting but that doesn't mean any time of the day will give you the same results. Your photographer will know what time of day will be best to take those gorgeous outdoor shots that won't leave harsh shadows on your face or when to sneak outside to take some night inspired shots.
Trust your photographer to know what pose is the most flattering for you. They can see how the light is illuminating you and what is in the background. While some photographers will take into consideration your picture ideas, you shouldn't be offended if they shoot down your ideas. Most times you'll be working with limited time and light and you don't want to waste much of either on your big day.
4. Editing Your Photos
Trust your photographer’s creative eye during the editing process. They will know which images will look best in black and white, color, cropped and which ones to add special effects to, if any. Part of the editing process is a part of their style and this is one of the reasons you hired them. Trust them to use their skills to make each image stunning.
5. Handling Printing Your Photos
Your photographer knows where to get prints made and probably has a long-term relationship with a reputable printing company. The worst thing you can do is have a stunning image, order a large print and find the colors are off, the image is blurred or it simply looks dull. Knowing where to get your prints made, what size they should be done in and which ones will look best in your albums, wall art or thank you cards is part of the package you get when you hired a professional photographer. Trust them and listen to what they think will look best for what you want.
Just got done shooting Behind the Scenes Premier of the "Wizard of Paws" a Family Film, Directed by Bryan Michael Stoller at Paramount Studios! Thank you Bryan and Little Bear for allowing me to share you on my post! Congratulations! You guys did an amazing job!
Red Carpet and Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Why Not! Sometimes you just gotta pick up your camera and smell the flowers and do something different out of the box! So just sharing a couple shots I took that inspired me. These were taken in San Diego, CA out by Point Loma! Hope you enjoy them! It was a beautiful yet cloudy day just out and about!
Senior portraits don't need to be cookie cutter images. Seniors like to express themselves. Taylor wanted to shoot at the beach, but we also captured some different backgrounds as well. It was a very cloudy day but we wanted to capture that sun behind her as well. As soon as the sun came out we started shooting. Here I also used some studio lighting as well, she looks soft, beautiful and herself. Congratulations on your Senior Year! on to a new chapter in your life! Taylor also loves photography so we captured a few shots with her expressing who she is. Thank you Taylor for allowing me to share some of your session. Blessings on your Journey!
You can have fun shooting your puppy or get some professional shots, they grow fast and you want to capture that moment. I had 8 dogs and said goodbye to my last two in December they were 15 and blind, but they were such a blessing in my life. I thought I couldn't handle having another puppy after my last loss. I took a 3 month break, but my heart was so broken. I was praying for a new possible pup at the right time because there where so many changes going in my life, I felt so overwhelmed, but actually a little pup can be just what we need to help heal in the process and we can give a little one a new home and they can share in their unconditional love! Please adopt from your local shelter when you can, and be a responsible owner, they are truly a gift from above! And they are and can become part of our memories and family! This is Cash a Yorkie Poo!
Congratulations to Brenda & Eric! They had such a Beautiful Wedding. Sorry I haven't had a chance to be on here, as I had a big move and busy working in-between the Holiday Season, but I wanted to feature some of Brenda & Eric's Story. They rented a Beautiful Vintage Car! We were running so short on time, we literally only had 10 minutes to get some of their portraits done, but I guess that is some of the excitement that runs during a Wedding, don't you just love it!
Hair & Makeup Artist Chelsea Parker - Having fun at her Shoot - She is also working on a new Music Project as a singer song writer. Looking forward to hearing more of her music. These are only a few quick pixs I posted, to many to choose from.
So sorry everyone been so busy on both the photography and acting side of things. I Haven't had a chance to post anything here lately. So hopefully I will post some new stuff here. Getting ready to shoot another wedding and some great Headshots, both at the Beach and on location. I also had some move adjustments out on the Coast so well you know how that goes. Will be back soon, In the meantime have a Beautiful Week!