Lyric & Michael’s Texas Wedding was amazing! I love weddings, the excitement and joy that fills the day. I love the dress, the flowers, the details. There are SO many options for weddings theses days. Nothing is a off limits and each bride and groom can make their day as unique or traditional as they choose. Texas weddings are on my list of faves though!
Narrow Down Photographers
Once you’ve narrowed down photographers whose work you like, and whose philosophy you seem to gel with, set up an in-person meeting (or a Skype session, if that’s what works). Then, figure out if you LIKE them. If you don’t, please don’t hire them. You spend enough time with your photographer on your wedding day that you should find them generally pleasant at minimum, possible-BFF-forever at maximum. (Only you know how much you care about love-loving them, but make sure you like them.)
LIGHTING SITUATION FOR YOUR WEDDING
Before we get too far into this idea of, “Just hire someone whose work makes you feel happy inside,” let’s have a quick reality check. The easiest wedding to shoot is a wedding in the daytime, with a ceremony under shade and great natural light. If that applies to you, ignore the rest of this paragraph. If, however, you’re getting married in a dark church or you’re having an outdoor evening wedding reception, it’s really important that you specifically look for a photographer that’s skilled with those lighting environments.
Don’t assume that experience equals skill in low lighting. Look for weddings shot in similar lighting environments in your photographer’s portfolio. Ask them specifically how they would handle your particular situation. Some photographers use external lights for dark receptions. Others may rely on their camera’s ability to see well in the dark. If you notice that after it gets dark, all wedding photos in the portfolio are processed in black and white, that’s a hint that the photographer may not be super comfortable in darker situations. Please note: Your wedding in a Gothic cathedral is not going to look like a wedding in a sunlit field, no matter who you hire, so don’t expect magic tricks.
Wood Badge Event Photos were a donation of my time with love for my father, Ray Landrum, who is a participant & leader in the Wood Badge program.
What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier training course for adult leaders. It provides participants with practical tools to fulfill the aims and methods of the Scouting program. Wood Badge is leadership training for all Scout leaders including Scouters in Cub Scouting and Scouts BSA, Venturing Advisors, and all levels of BSA professional staff. This course draws on the leadership skills developed by the Boy Scouts of America, as well as on current leadership and team development models used by corporate America. It is also used in academic circles and many successful outdoor leadership organizations throughout the country, presenting the latest in the leadership theory and team development.
The Wood Badge Training
As a participant in this course you will learn and develop leadership skills that will enhance your ability to deliver the promise of Scouting to your youth members. The course is carried out within the context of Scouting ideals and service to young people. It fosters fellowship, the spirit of brotherhood and a deep dedication.
The Wood Badge training will teach you leadership skills and how to apply them in Scouting and in your life. The course offers team building, listening and communication skills, and project and change management. It also offers conflict management and resolution, coaching, mentoring and evaluation skills. There are a variety of fun projects and interactive games that will encourage you to practice the skills you will be learning. There will be classroom instruction also.
Finally, Wood Badge is the embodiment of Scouting spirit. Associations and friendships made during the course often last a lifetime. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found in all corners of the world.
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How to survive as a small business in the Covid-19 outbreak. Friends, this is frustrating. And frightening. The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing the world to a standstill and small businesses are but some of the casualties.
As a Camp Hill, PA Photographer, I’ve been effected in many ways. Weddings and sports are canceled, hospitals are prohibiting birth and Fresh 48 sessions. Clients are canceling high school senior, maternity & newborn photo sessions themselves as a precaution. This is income I rely on and now it’s delayed at best or gone for this year at worst. So what can YOU do to survive as a small business in the Covid-19 outbreak? I have some ideas to help. These ideas can’t bring those jobs back, but maybe, just maybe, they can help you hit the ground running when the world is ready to open up again.
Take Some Time To Grieve
This is a devastating time for photographers right now. In fact, thousands of small business owners and self-employed folks are struggling. It’s perfectly okay to be mad, frustrated, scared or sad. Acknowledge those feelings and let them wash over you so you can process them and begin to come to terms with them. It can be tempting to tell yourself “But so many people have it worse. I’m selfish for feeling this way when it’s so much worse for so many other people.” You might even hear that from family and friends. I know I have. And I call bullshit.
Your fear & frustration is very valid. Just because others ‘have it worse” does not take away from your feelings. Allowing yourself to be mad or sad or scared doesn’t make you ungrateful for what you have; it simply makes you human. You can also be grateful for other things in your life and still experience suffering and pain. Feelings aren’t mutually exclusive. Your frustration, your fear, your pain…it’s real. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for grieving the loss of this season and what it means for YOUR business. If all of this is too overwhelming, please seek professional help. It’s just as important to protect your mental health through this crisis as it is your physical health. Know you aren’t alone.
Connect With Other Businesses On Social Media
The entire WORLD has been turned UPSIDE DOWN. Every type of small business is suffering, all the world over. So please don’t feel like this is just you or your clients. This is literally happening everywhere. And it sucks. If it helps to talk with others facing your situation, consider joining some FB groups with other small businesses. Central Pa Supports Small Businesses is a great group to help support each other. Other ones I’ve found to be great for information about how to apply for benefits is Pennsylvania Small Business Owners Seeking Rational Action to support one another right now.
Will the industry look the same as it did even a week ago? Probably not. But people will want and need our services once again when these restrictions are lifted and we start defining what “normal life” is again. Your concerns about the short-term are warranted. But I really don’t believe the need for what we have to offer ends right now. We Will Survive!
So What Can You Do?
Focus on the short-term first. Get in touch with clients you have on the books for the next few weeks and discuss how to proceed. Start the discussion yourself and focus on postponing or rescheduling sessions. For Photographers, Weddings will still take place. Families will still want family photos (maybe more so later on!) The class of 2021 will want senior pictures. True, some of your sessions can’t be rescheduled. Birth photographers, for example, are locked into a specific moment in time. But can you still serve that client even if you can’t be at their birth? Can you provide them with milestone sessions? A lifestyle session documenting a day in their life?
Think creatively about how you can still serve your clients!
Consult An Attorney About Your Contracts.
I’m seeing a lot of information passed around about what to do with deposits. Are they refundable? I’m not an attorney. These are unchartered waters, friend. No one knows how these will be viewed by the courts because we’ve never had to navigate this situation. This is a public health crisis. The point is, you might be getting some really bad, and incorrect, advice. If you want to know what part of your contract is enforceable, contact an attorney. They’ll need to see your contract and get the specifics to give you good solid advice. As much as Karen from facebook wants to hold herself out as the expert here, she’s not. (My apologies to all of you named Karen. I’m sure you’re all quite lovely.) I know the last thing you want to spend money on is an attorney. But a small fee right now might save you big down the road if you’re considering enforcing your retainers or deposits.
Survive As A Small Business Owner In The Covid-19 Outbreak.
Take a break from social media. I realized I might need a break from social media. If all the stories and fighting and incorrect information are causing you stress, walk away from them. Answer questions through your business accounts but stop your feed. I installed this “Kill News Feed” Google Extension that blocks my feed so I could be more productive. But it’s also really helpful for when you need to take a break from it all. Keeping your spirits and morale intact will help you survive as a small business owner in the Covid-19 outbreak as much as anything.
Don’t Stress What You Don’t Know.
Focus on the here and now. You can worry about June & July soon enough if it comes to it. Take things one week at a time. Or one day at a time if that’s all you have in your right now. It’s much more manageable that way. Don’t borrow trouble right now. I myeslf have been wondering, should I take on small sessions? Outdoor sessions? What’s okay to shoot right now? Honestly? I don’t know. I can only tell you what’s right for ME right now. And that might not be right for You.
The first step is to educate yourself about health risks and your social responsibilities. Educate yourself from reputable sources. See what your local health department is saying about continuing to conduct business. Then make your decisions. Don’t consult your local FB group because they really won’t be any help. You’ll get the gamut of answers from “Sure, it’s no big deal” to “You’re going to Kill Us All.” Again, consult the experts and make the decisions based on their guidance and what’s best for YOUR business.
Creative Ideas To Generate Some Income
A few ideas for income include: Sell gift certificates. Offer an incentive to buy and pay for them now, such as buy one get one get one free or a buy one get a free later, etc. Anything to get some income coming in now, when you need it most. Contact old clients and see if they are interested in purchasing things they didn’t before. Again, a great deal or incentive might help them move off-center. Try offering virtual sales. There are plenty of ways to get the word out there with your offerings via facebook lives & instagram stories. Take initiative to at least try. You never know who might be interested. Add new friends & get new follows & likes! This won’t generate huge income right away but it will give you something to do and hopefully grow a passive income stream you can use in the future. Use your related skills to generate some income. See if you can pick up some freelance writing jobs, website design, marketing consulting, etc.
Grow Your Virtual Community
During the coronavirus scare focus on growing your virtual community. We will ALL be using social media more and more in the coming weeks as we look to stay connected to one another. Not only can you stay in touch with your existing clients, but this might also be a prime opportunity to connect, virtually, with new clients. So use this time to focusing on connecting and serving a virtual community. Offer some virtual services to your community. If you can’t get out to work, what can you do to serve your community, virtually, right now? We’ve got technology on our side! This is the time to use it and be creative. Host a Facebook live! Put together a virtual class via Zoom on DIY.
Write a lesson plan moms can use with elementary school. This is the time stand out from your peers by being part of the solution!
Catch your blog up with business related content. Or, and I know this sounds crazy, get ahead on your blogging! Write enough content to post for the next six weeks to six months and really crush it! Work on your social media feeds. People will appreciate seeing “normal” posts. In fact, we are so inundated with Covid-19 posts and shares right now that your posts will probably stand out even more!! Get to work planning your social media posts for the next several weeks. Block out a few hours right now to plan your content through the end of May. What can you share if you aren’t generating new business? Share different business aspects from old stuff. Business tips. Funny memes. Uplifting stories. Share old blog posts. You still have content to share, even if you don’t have clients right now!
Update your marketing material
This might not be the time to advertise or market your services. But you can definitely get all your material in place for when the time is right. That welcome guide you’ve been putting off? Build it! Need to overhaul your pricing sheet? Do it now! This is a great opportunity to work on things like: price sheets, welcome guides, what’s next cards, referral program material, FAQs, magazines, brochures, rack cards, business cards, etc.
Update your website
Add new images (following best SEO practices of course). Freshen up your about me page. Add new backlinks to existing content. Or completely redesign it, if that’s been on your to-do list.
Work On/Start Your Email Marketing List
If you haven’t already started an e-mail marketing list, this is a great time to do so! If you have a marketing list, set aside some time to make new content for it!
Create/Revise Client Templates
I use templates to speed up my workflow when communicating with clients. If you don’t use templates, make some now. If you have templates, review them. Do they still meet your needs? Feel like you? Communicate your brand?
Brainstorm And Plan
If you didn’t take some time to plan out your year in December or January, now is the time. The next few months are still very much uncertain. But it won’t hurt to sketch out a plan for summer, fall and winter. What would you WANT your schedule to look like then? Do you want to offer a new type of product? Go after new clients? Get new accounts? Start planning for that now and work on your supporting material.
Reach Out To Other Small Businesses Or The Self-Employed
Have you ever wanted to collaborate with a vendor but you weren’t sure how? Reach out now and have some virtual meetings! Other small business owners stuck on the sidelines are probably every bit as frustrated as you are. Put your heads together to come up with some cool co-projects or co-marketing strategies to implement when we get the all-clear.
Take some online courses There are so many online resources available right now to help you grow.
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My goal is to keep posting positivity. As your local Camp Hill, PA Photographer I want to help out and practice what I’m preaching! Click here to contact me & or connect!
Camp Hill, Pa Photographer – Filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). How to survive as a small business in the Covid-19 outbreak.
Listed below is the link for Filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) as well as other helpful links for small businesses in these uncertain times.
What is PUA? Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a program that temporarily expands unemployment insurance (UI) eligibility to self-employed workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and part-time workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
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Check out these tips from Tisha on how to find the perfect photographer for your child. With Easter quickly approaching many of you may be thinking about getting family photos or photos of your kids all dressed up with the easter bunny at the mall or under that old family tree outside your grandma’s house. Easter is the perfect time in my opinion. If you are like some families you may have a tradition of getting all decked out to head to church on Easter Sunday. What better opportunity then to take advantage of the adorable outfits your kids may only realistically wear once then to check out your local professional photographer and see what they have to offer!
Easter Photos In Camp Hill, PA
Tisha Landrum Photography offers something truly unique and timeless when it comes to Easter Photos. Tisha has adorable baby bunnies for your child to hold and include in their photos and a custom designed easter setup from Lavenderandfield (located in Bedford Street Antiques in Carlisle, PA).
Choosing the right photographer to capture your family’s memories is a big decision and can even feel overwhelming, especially if you’ve never selected a photographer before. You want to choose someone who works well with children, especially yours, and who is committed to capturing the moments that matter most to you and your family.
To help you find the perfect photographer for your family and photos of your child, we put together this list of things you should take into consideration during your search.
Know what style of images you want
Every photographer has their own style, whether it’s posed studio images, natural light, or lifestyle. Some may even do a combination of multiple styles. Even if you don’t know all the terms, you should have an idea of what you want your photos to look like. Take a look at all potential photographers’ galleries to get an idea of their style and if it’s a fit for you and your child.
Choose someone with plenty of experience
It may sound simple, but you wouldn’t hire an expert wedding photographer to photograph your newborn. It’s essential to choose a photographer who has experience taking the kind of photos you’re looking for. Especially when it comes to photos of children and families, it’s important to have a photographer who has a wealth of experience dealing with and photographing children. And if you’re looking for someone to take your newborn photos, you definitely need a photographer who is skilled in safely posing babies.
Make sure they’re client-focused
When talking to a potential photographer, pay attention to how they treat you. Do they take a long time to reply to emails, or are they quick to respond? How willing are they to work with your unique needs? The best photographers care deeply about their clients and creating the images their clients want, and they’re there to support and assist you every step of the way. If a photographer is client-focused, they’ll work to help you and your child have fun and feel comfortable during the session, which is exactly what you want.
Talk to friends and family
The best way to know what a photographer is really like is to talk to people who have worked with them. Before doing a Google search for photographers in your area, talk to local friends and family members and see if they have any recommendations. It also doesn’t hurt to read reviews online and make sure that no one has had a bad experience or was dissatisfied with their photos.
Have a budget in mind
Once you’ve narrowed your list of potential photographers down to just a few that seem like good fits, determine which ones fit within your budget. If the photographer you absolutely love is a little outside your price range, consider whether you’re willing to pay a little more to get the images you really want. Photos are an investment, but you’re capturing memories, so it’s well worth it!
Tisha’s style is truly unique & cute, quite honestly, there’s nothing quite like the experience.. So skip the mall & the long lines and contact Tisha today to book your Easter Photo Session!
When your planning an important event you need to hire a professional event photographer. Below are the many reasons to hire a professional photographer for your event.
Photography is an art form, just like painting or sculpture, and it requires skill and knowledge to do well. When it comes to photos of you and your family, you don’t want an amateur capturing your memories. You want someone who knows what they’re doing and can create the photos you desire.
They have the experience and expertise.
A professional photographer brings years of training (and in some cases even college education) in photography to your session. They know everything about their camera and how to make use of every setting to get the best possible images for you, and they’re able to make adjustments as they go, ensuring they don’t miss a single shot. Your friend or family member may have a professional camera, but if they don’t know to use it, chances are you won’t get the images you want.
You can be in the photos.
Parents are often the ones taking the photos of their kids, and as a result, you may have tons of photos of your little ones but very few of you with them. Hiring a professional photographer not only allows you to get quality images, but it enables you to actually be in the photos. A talented photographer will able to capture your family’s personalities, and taking the responsibility of photography away from you lets you actually enjoy the moment and get images you can cherish for years to come.
They have the post-production skills.
Anyone can take a photo, but professional photographers do a ton of work after your photo session as well. They have the software and skill to edit your photos and create images you’ll adore. You definitely don’t want someone who’s still figuring out Photoshop to try to bring out the light and color in your images. It takes a professional eye and hand to know just how to make each shot a masterpiece.
Your photos will be more than quick snapshots.
We all have cameras on our phones, and maybe you take photos all the time. That’s great! You should definitely take advantage of the technology and capture the memories that matter most to you. But if you want images to share with family and friends or photos to hang in your home, a professional photographer is the only way to go. While it’s important to capture the everyday moments, it’s also important to have photos that you can look back on years later and that your children—and maybe even grandchildren—can enjoy for decades to come.
They care about making you happy.
A friend or family member who offers to take your photos is doing so to boost their portfolio and to get in some practice. A professional, however, is genuinely invested in your satisfaction with your images. This isn’t a side job for them—it’s their career. They’ve worked hard to build their business, and they put in the time and effort necessary to make their clients happy. A professional photographer also understands the importance of getting the job done in a timely fashion and ensuring you’re thrilled with the results.
You might need a little guidance.
No matter how many times you’ve had your photo taken, it can still be a little anxiety-inducing, especially if you have kids to corral. The patience of a pro can really help ease some of the stress of making sure everyone is smiling and not throwing a fit. Plus, a professional will have plenty of tricks up their sleeve for getting a smile out of your kids and will know just how to help you pose and relax to look like your most natural, comfortable self.
They have all the equipment.
Your friend may have a professional camera, but a pro photographer has all the equipment, from different lens to backdrops to lighting gear. They have a lot invested in their business, and they know how to use every piece to make their photos amazing. A professional photographer will have all their equipment on hand and ready to use for your photos without needing to research a single thing, guaranteeing you the images you want.
You deserve it.
Some people feel that professional photography just isn’t worth the investment. They don’t know what they’d do with their images, or they feel like it’s a waste of time and money. But photos are one of the few ways we can truly hold on to memories. As you grow older, you’ll forget so many things you swore to remember. Photography can help you look back on your growing family, on your children’s first years, and on the beginning of your marriage. You deserve to remember the special moments in your life, and your kids deserve to have photos of you when you’re gone. Everyone deserves to be remembered, and photography helps us capture those memories for the years and decades to come.
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Baby Sullivan’s Camp Hill Baby Photography Session was done within 7-14 days after his birth. Newborn Photography Sessions last 3-6 hours depending on the baby, I like to work on their schedule. I prefer the baby to be no older than 14 days, to capture those sleepy poses. However, if that is not possible we can absolutely do it a little later. These photos sessions are done at my home studio. I have lots of props, hats, etc… If you’d like to do something else we can decide at the time of your consultation. We will also discuss the feel you want for your babies first photos and customize them to fit your home.
In Person Consultation
The In Person Consultation is an important part of your custom portrait experience. Since each session is very custom I prefer to meet and discuss things in person. I can get a feel for what you had in mind for your professional portraits and how you would like me to portray you. I’d love to have you and you over for coffee. I find that’s the very best way to talk through what you are looking for. During your in person consultation you’ll get a sense of what I offer, and what to expect.
Your Portrait Session
Baby Portrait sessions take place at my residential studio in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. I work with controlled studio lighting and a wonderful selection of custom props and set designs. Wether working in the studio or on location I try to keep a calm and relaxed environment for my clients where you will comfortable with me while I work to create a look that is timeless and sophisticated. Newborn photo sessions can be captured in my Camp Hill, PA home studio only. At the end of your session, we will book a second date for you to come back to my residential studio for the viewing and ordering session. The viewing and ordering session will be an exciting and personal experience.
Viewing & Ordering Appointment
This is the best part! The Viewing & Ordering Appointment is the time when you get to see all the hard work of the pre-session consultation and our session planning pay off. After your session, I will carefully select the best images for the viewing session. I will compare images and narrow down to the best based on facial expressions, posing, lighting and sharpness. The viewing session will be an exciting, sometimes emotional and personal experience.
Your images are projected onto a large flat screen tv and I will help you select your favorite images and make final decisions on what will look best with your home decor and with your portrait goals. You will be able to touch and feel the products we offer and see what your images will look like projected onto the walls of your own home using our wall gallery software. I will go over product details and pricing and help you create a beautiful display of your images. I’ll show you actual size and pair images together for a wall portrait, gallery wrap, or heirloom album.
Tisha Landrum specializes in baby photography. She is located in Camp Hill, PA.
Please contact me at 717-829-7001 to set up a consultation.
Check out these tips from Tisha on how to store and back up digital photos. Being a mother herself she knows first hand how important it is to have back ups of her images of her little boy. Tisha is also passionate about preserving photographic memories through printing her images. Printing your photos so you can look at them every day is truly priceless there is no comparison to a professionally printed photograph of your child.
With so many digital storage options available today, there are a variety of ways to store a lifetime’s worth of photos all in one place. However, if you keep all your files in one storage system, you could lose everything if it crashes or becomes corrupted. That’s what makes photo albums and physical prints so valuable and timeless.
While no digital image is forever, a print allows you to look back on memories from years ago and physically hold them in your hands. After all, many of us grew up looking at our parents’ and grandparents’ photo albums. Our children and grandchildren won’t be browsing our Facebook profiles to see how we lived before they were born. That said, it never hurts to take advantage of some of the many digital storage options available. Just keep in mind that you may want to use more than one so you run less of a risk of losing all your images.
Hard drives come in huge sizes these days, but they are likely to fail at some point. While it’s a great idea to store your images on your computer hard drive for easy access, you should also keep them on an external drive as well as a backup. Hard drives are a great option for storing photos because they are affordable, and in many cases you can even copy the entire hard drive to another one. Just keep in mind that your data can be corrupted and, unless you carry your hard drive with you everywhere, it can be destroyed in the event of a fire or natural disaster.
Not so long ago, floppy disks were the way to store files outside your computer hard drive. Since then we’ve moved on to CDs, Blu-rays, and flash drives. The benefit of these discs is you can remove them from your computer and store them in a safe place. But most optical discs have a limited amount of memory, which means it may take multiple to store all your photos. They are also not immune to decay over long periods of time, so you should switch out discs or flash drives over four to five years.
Storing photos in the cloud solves a lot of the problems of local storage. For example, should something happen to your computer, your photos would all still be safe and available for you to reclaim once you have a new computer. However, cloud data is not always secure and can even be hacked. Plus, if you don’t keep up payments to your cloud account, you could lose access to your files. Photo websites like Flickr, SmugMug, and Shutterfly offer a limited amount of cloud storage for your images, while Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft all have their own cloud plans that you can access. Just remember that if something happens to your account, your images are lost to you.
The best way to store your digital files is to take advantage of multiple storage options, so that your images are in more than one place. That way, should something happen to one of our storage options, your images are still available to you elsewhere.
While it’s great to have digital files of all your images, don’t let them just sit on your hard drive or in the cloud. Instead, take time to get high-quality prints and albums of your photos so you can look back on them for years to come.
Contact Tisha today to get started on preserving your precious memories with professional photography.
If you are looking for Camp Hill Easer Photos look no further! With Easter quickly approaching many of you may be thinking about getting family photos or photos of your kids all dressed up with the easter bunny at the mall or under that old family tree outside your grandma’s house. Easter is the perfect time for photos!!
If you are like some families you may have a tradition of getting all decked out to head to church on Easter Sunday. What better opportunity then to take advantage of the adorable outfits your kids may only realistically wear once then to check out your local professional photographer and see what they have to offer!
Tisha Landrum Photography is located in Camp Hill, PA & offers something truly unique and timeless when it comes to Easter Photos. Tisha has adorable baby bunnies for your child to hold and include in their photos and a custom designed easter setup from Lavenderandfield (located in Bedford Street Antiques in Carlisle, PA).
Tisha’s style is truly unique & cute, quite honestly, there’s nothing quite like the experience.. So skip the mall & the long lines and contact Tisha today to book your Easter Photo Session!
Harrison’s Camp Hill Easter Photos turned out so amazing. Harrison was a little shy at first but after we warmed him up with some treats he was happy to sit and say “cheese” for some Easter photos! He even got a photo with one of his best buddy’s Ethan. Ethan & Harrison were busy playing with their trucks so we just went with it. Not every photo of your child has to be smiling! We made some awesome memories for these two boys!
If you would like to book Camp Hill Easter Photos with Tisha click here to contact her today!
Wedding portrait photography is just as important as the candid wedding photography. Choosing a good photographer is key to making sure you get what you want. Throughout your wedding planning, you’ve probably flipped through a magazine or two (or 12) and seen the stunning photos and gorgeous couples photos of your dreams. But not every photographer has the skills both personal & technical to make the magic happen.
Choose a gorgeous venue
If you want to plan a wedding that will make your guests’ jaws drop, book a venue that will shine in photos and in person. An already lovely venue will require less décor and will make for a beautiful background in your wedding photos.
When touring venues, pay attention to the architectural details, lighting, ceiling, and even floors—these seemingly unimportant details will show up in every image of your big day. And if you’re planning an outside wedding, look for a venue with great natural views, like a flowering garden, a field with a mountain view, or a park on a lake.
Make sure your colors pop
All-white may be in style but keeping everything monochrome can be costly and make for dull photos. Add pops of color on simple items to brighten up your décor. Consider colorful placemats, ribbons tied around vases or napkins, or even bright dessert plates to add a little fun and visual interest.
The more open you are to changing some aspects of your day, the more you can find ways to cut back on costs. Ask your venue about rates for weeknight or even Sunday weddings and be open to changing your date to get a better price.
Invest in an awesome photographer.
The best photographer can make even the simplest wedding look amazing. Choose a professional who’s a master of lighting and setting up shots and talk to them about what you want from your wedding photos. After all, your photos are the one thing that will remain to remind you of your wedding for years to come.
This is one area of your big day where you definitely don’t want to look for the cheapest option. A talented photographer can capture the emotion and joy of the day and freeze those moments in time.
With a little thought and planning, you can create the wedding day of your dreams, and with the right photographer, you’ll have gorgeous photos to remind you of that day for the rest of your life.
Click here to contact me about booking me as your wedding photographer today!