Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Photography’

Love Wed Bliss | Real Wedding Feature | Tim & Aykui

October 13th, 2011

Tim & Aykui have been published yet again! Check out the lovely post about their wedding over on Love Wed Bliss. It’s so sweet.

 

Tim & Aykui have been published yet again! Check out the lovely post about their wedding over on Love Wed Bliss. It’s so sweet.

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Trevor & Mallory’s Reception | Harris Ranch

February 17th, 2011

Here it is… the final installment of Trevor & Mallory’s gorgeous fall wedding! This is one of my favorites, their reception. I loved the cake topper that Mallory made, it was darling and absolutely perfect. Mind you, the cake itself was quite tasty as well. The cupcakes were super cute and were topped with homemade […]

 

Here it is… the final installment of Trevor & Mallory’s gorgeous fall wedding! This is one of my favorites, their reception. :) I loved the cake topper that Mallory made, it was darling and absolutely perfect. Mind you, the cake itself was quite tasty as well. The cupcakes were super cute and were topped with homemade white and milk chocolate birds. My favorite part about this wedding, hands down, without a shadow of a doubt would be Trevor & Mallory themselves. I am so thankful to know them and to have been able to be a part of this amazing day! I certainly enjoy the times we have spent and will spend (hint hint) together. Congratulations my friends and I can’t wait until you two have babies!











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A few of my favorite images from my 2010 Weddings

January 25th, 2011

I put together a few of my favorite images from this past year.  Truly, this is only a few because I didn’t even open up ALL of my weddings.  I just wanted to give you a tiny little sample of prettiness. Enjoy…

 

I put together a few of my favorite images from this past year.  Truly, this is only a few because I didn’t even open up ALL of my weddings.  I just wanted to give you a tiny little sample of prettiness.

Enjoy…









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Josh & Danielle | Engagement | Merced, CA

January 22nd, 2011

Recently I headed up to Merced, CA to photograph this fun little engagement session. Josh & Danielle wanted to start out at their home and she made some delicious cupcakes as props for the shoot (of course we got to taste one after and, my word, it was good!).  Danielle has been baking all sorts […]

 

Recently I headed up to Merced, CA to photograph this fun little engagement session. Josh & Danielle wanted to start out at their home and she made some delicious cupcakes as props for the shoot (of course we got to taste one after and, my word, it was good!).  Danielle has been baking all sorts of different flavored cupcakes to sample the flavors for her wedding day.  Her soon to be brother-in-law is going to be making them!  Totally looking forward to that delicious element of their wedding day. :)

Anyhow, we began at their home and ended in downtown Merced.  I am so happy with all of the urban shots.  They are just so lovely.

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Josh & Danielle | Engagement Sneak Peek | Merced, CA

January 20th, 2011

I’ve been editing one of my couples Engagement Sessions from this past weekend in Merced, CA and I caught my breath when I saw this image.  I just had to share. Enjoy…

 

I’ve been editing one of my couples Engagement Sessions from this past weekend in Merced, CA and I caught my breath when I saw this image.  I just had to share.

Enjoy…

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Trevor & Mallory’s Harris Ranch Wedding | Sneak Peek

December 18th, 2010

I’m loving this image from Trevor & Mallory’s wedding!  I had to share… there is SO much  more to come… hold tight.  ‘Til then, enjoy…

 

I’m loving this image from Trevor & Mallory’s wedding!  I had to share… there is SO much  more to come… hold tight.  ‘Til then, enjoy…

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Susan and Kevin’s Wedding | Local Love Award Nominee

December 16th, 2010

Susan and Kevin are awesome… if you don’t know then Susan is the kindest, most loving, non-judgmental girl in the whole entire world.  And Kevin is hilarious.  He loves the Lord, serves wholeheartedly, and laughs constantly.  If I could describe the two in one word it would be joyful. Their wedding has been nominated for […]

 

Susan and Kevin are awesome… if you don’t know then Susan is the kindest, most loving, non-judgmental girl in the whole entire world.  And Kevin is hilarious.  He loves the Lord, serves wholeheartedly, and laughs constantly.  If I could describe the two in one word it would be joyful.

Their wedding has been nominated for a Local Love Award on the Style Unveiled website which is thrilling for me!  Voting goes until the 31st of December and for awhile there we were totally in the lead.  Then, all of a sudden, another couple came from absolutely nowhere and has pretty much blindsided us.  But, you know what, there’s still a chance!  And really, if we don’t win, that’s totally okay.  I’m not saying that I don’t want to win, just sayin’ it’s not gonna be the death of me. :)

If you want to cast your vote nobody will stop you!  You can vote only once and as I mentioned earlier, voting ends on the 31st of December.

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Joel & Devon’s Wedding Slideshow | Tulare, CA

October 29th, 2010

Joel & Devon got married on October 16, 2010.  I could be wrong, but I believe they’re still on their honeymoon in Rome.  (That’s my dream honeymoon so I can’t wait to hear about it from them!)  I won’t chit chat much right now but when I post their full on blog entry you can […]

 

Joel & Devon got married on October 16, 2010.  I could be wrong, but I believe they’re still on their honeymoon in Rome.  (That’s my dream honeymoon so I can’t wait to hear about it from them!)  I won’t chit chat much right now but when I post their full on blog entry you can learn more about their amazing wedding… until then, enjoy this slideshow. :)

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Featured Wedding on Style Unveiled

October 5th, 2010

This past June I had the opportunity to shoot two weddings in Chicago.  They were both incredible!  Today, one of those weddings has been fully featured on Style Unveiled!  Kevin and Susan got to fully be apart of this article and they wrote straight from their hearts.  What an incredible couple.  I am so thankful […]

 

This past June I had the opportunity to shoot two weddings in Chicago.  They were both incredible!  Today, one of those weddings has been fully featured on Style Unveiled!  Kevin and Susan got to fully be apart of this article and they wrote straight from their hearts.  What an incredible couple.  I am so thankful to know them, to have spent their wedding day with them, and to continue a friendship with them.  I am blessed.  It would be pretty amazing if you left a comment on Style Unveiled’s blog… not only for me but also to bless the Fiske’s and Heather at Style Unveiled.

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“I took the cheap Photography route” by Lauren of Every Last Detail

February 11th, 2010

A friend of mine through the great little website of Twitter (ever heard of it?), Lauren, has this excellent blog called Every Last Detail and on there she posts all sorts of wedding related things.  Today she posted an article she wrote about wedding photography.  I got her permission to repost this information for you […]

 

A friend of mine through the great little website of Twitter (ever heard of it?), Lauren, has this excellent blog called Every Last Detail and on there she posts all sorts of wedding related things.  Today she posted an article she wrote about wedding photography.  I got her permission to repost this information for you all to read and hopefully learn from.

Now, mind you, we’re not in Florida nor are we in places like Santa Barbara so wedding photography pricing will be different in the Central Valley.  I’ve tried to price my business accordingly.  I hope one day to work with each and everyone of you.  Now, go on and read her post or check out her blog… it’s pretty amazing. :)

Hi, my name is Lauren, and I took the cheap photographer route. And I’m here to prevent you from doing the same!

Last week there was a blog post going around Twitter that caused quite a bit of hoopla among photographers and wedding professionals. If you haven’t seen it, in a nutshell, a new bride wrote a post on her personal blog regarding her search for a photographer and the cost associated with photography. Right now, there are over 100 comments on the post. I’m sure she wasn’t expecting such a response, but nonetheless, I highly recommend reading some of the responses. It’s incredibly educational, and says just about everything that I always try to say about photography.

One of the reasons why I’m always talking about the importance of quality photography is because I made a mistake that I hope to prevent other brides from making. I took the cheap photographer route. I attribute this to the fact that when I was planning my wedding, I had no clue. The only resources I used were The Knot and Brides.com, because that’s all I knew about. However, when using their budget recommendations (which was all I had to go off of), their recommended photography percentage was way below what I was realistically seeing for photographer pricing. I didn’t have anyone to tell me what the “norm” pricing was for a good photographer. I was counting on those resources to help me, and they didn’t. So, while we wait for these resources to catch up to 2010, this is my warning!

I’m in no way a photographer, but I want to pass along some tidbits that I wish I had known as a bride. One of the first things that I tell new brides is the normal cost for decent photography, because I myself had no idea. Here in Florida, photography packages usually start at $2000, and that’s that bare minimum. It varies everywhere, and of course it also varies with the photographers and their experience. Keep in mind that photographers are not just taking photos of you on your wedding day. They also have to edit the photos (which can take up to 30 hours), design the album, answer your emails and phone calls, and carry out all of the other administrative duties that owning a business entails. (There is so much more, but I’ll leave that to the photographers to explain!) Most of all, bottom line: you get what you pay for. It really can’t be said any differently.

Needless to say, I’m still pretty heartbroken about my lack of knowledge when I chose my photographer. I wish I had known about so many things when I was planning my wedding. Now that I look at amazing work from photographers every day, I know that my photos could have been so much better. But you live and you learn, right? There’s always our vow renewals to make up for it!

[Disclaimer: Don't get me wrong when I say "cheap photographer". I paid more than what would normally be considered "cheap". But when you consider what was included in the price (my 12 hour wedding day, engagement session, bridal session, album and prints), and then when you see the pretty much unedited images, then yes, it was indeed cheap.]

If you have any questions about choosing your photographer, please ask! I don’t want anyone else to feel the way that I do, and this is one of the many reasons why I write this blog and why I entered the wedding industry. I want to help everyone have the absolute best wedding possible!


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Ryan & Mariah Wedding Portraits | Fresno, CA

January 23rd, 2010

Absolutely amazing couple. Fantastic, yet chilly, weather. Beautiful location (a friends in-laws home). Gorgeous couple. Drop dead fabulous shoes. Add these elements together and you get a little of this:

 

Absolutely amazing couple. Fantastic, yet chilly, weather. Beautiful location (a friends in-laws home). Gorgeous couple. Drop dead fabulous shoes. Add these elements together and you get a little of this:

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once a bride ~ deborah in san jose, ca

August 17th, 2009

Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot my friend Deborah up in Campbell, CA.  She was amazing!  I thought it was hilarious really.  She put on her dress and off we went to the Farmers Market!  It was truly incredible.  More pictures will come but here are a few from the coffee shop we visited.

 

Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot my friend Deborah up in Campbell, CA.  She was amazing!  I thought it was hilarious really.  She put on her dress and off we went to the Farmers Market!  It was truly incredible.  More pictures will come but here are a few from the coffee shop we visited.

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Herbie & Andrea | Gilroy, CA

August 6th, 2009

Ducks.  The wedding had a slight duck them.  Herbie hunts ducks.  Andrea approves.  They married.  And they are wonderful together.

 

Ducks.  The wedding had a slight duck them.  Herbie hunts ducks.  Andrea approves.  They married.  And they are wonderful together.

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Kim & Odessa’s Engagement Pictures | San Francisco

August 4th, 2009

This weekend my sister and I got to do a lot of traveling and photo shoots.  It was such a great weekend!  One of the highlights was getting to meet Odessa and Kim and shoot their engagement pictures.  They selected Fort Point underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.  That place is a treasure chest of amazing […]

 

This weekend my sister and I got to do a lot of traveling and photo shoots.  It was such a great weekend!  One of the highlights was getting to meet Odessa and Kim and shoot their engagement pictures.  They selected Fort Point underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.  That place is a treasure chest of amazing scenes.  We had such a great time and are counting down the days to their wedding so we can hangout again!  382 days left…

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Adam & Amy’s South Fork, CO wedding

July 13th, 2009

The past five days (three days of bliss sandwiched between two days of travel) I got to spend in South Fork, Colorado with the newly married Adam & Amy Cronk.  It was absolutely incredible.  First off, Colorado is breathtaking and then you throw a bride like Amy in along with Adam’s quirky sense of humor […]

 

The past five days (three days of bliss sandwiched between two days of travel) I got to spend in South Fork, Colorado with the newly married Adam & Amy Cronk.  It was absolutely incredible.  First off, Colorado is breathtaking and then you throw a bride like Amy in along with Adam’s quirky sense of humor and you get a fabulous wedding, reception, and images!  Here are just a few (I had to put some up before I went to sleep).

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my first wedding in Atascadero, CA

July 2nd, 2009

A few years ago Derek & Meredith vowed to share their lives together and I had the opportunity to be there and photograph their amazing wedding.  I’ve been looking through the images and re-editing them after Meredith contacted me telling me she lost the disc of images.  It’s been fun seeing how far I’ve come […]

 

A few years ago Derek & Meredith vowed to share their lives together and I had the opportunity to be there and photograph their amazing wedding.  I’ve been looking through the images and re-editing them after Meredith contacted me telling me she lost the disc of images.  It’s been fun seeing how far I’ve come and also a challenge to rework what was created a while ago!  Here are three of the images from their wedding…

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