Friday, March 12, 2010

Brides's Voted this #1

This picture was voted #1 ~ 2010 Brides Choice Award
Photography Design Winner for Outstanding Creativity
visual design in the Wedding Photography Competition!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Photographer's advice to Brides

The one thing I want to communicate with brides and grooms in search of their wedding day photographer is to know what to be looking for.

I have read many different bridal check list and recommendations from "The Knot" and the main thing I want to touch on is the idea of the photographer's that "Shoot and Burn"

Beware of the photographers that offer this service. I also think it is important that brides recieve full copy release of their images....but not through a "shoot and burn" option. (I can explain further if an explaination is wanted)

The Main reason I say this is because when I am out at my bridal shows and when I am shooting or I get calls and e-mails from friends of brides that have worked with me, the question I get so often is..."all I have from my wedding is a disc, Can you make me an album?"

When a photographer is accountable for the complete documentation of your wedding...It needs to be fullfilled unless it's just not important to you. 5 or 10 years after the wedding, that is when Brides will realize that they really don't have anything to show for all the planning, details, money spent or guests who came.

"Shoot and Burn" are fly by night...they may not be around when 5 years have passed and you want a wedding album.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wedding Wished Come True

Did you get the chance to see the Lake Erie Lifestyle Magazine article?

It was a stunning Friday night when Cristina Maleno and Dusty Ras were married. It was an Amazing wedding with no detail missed. The colors, the dresses, the table settings were stunning. The 15 minutes of fireworks set the tone for the party to begin.

My first wedding with fireworks. Have you been to a wedding with fireworks?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Well, it's March 9th, 2010 and I feel that I have been working the winter away. My highlights are many. My January 2nd wedding was in a blizzard, but the family was special and the wedding had a great warm and cozy family feel. The wedding had the reception right at the church so travel was not needed.

The following weekend was the Ambassidor / Bride's World wedding bridal show. That was a huge success. Thank's to the brides that voted me #1 in the wedding gallery.

The very next morning I was off to Imaging USA in Nashville Tennesse. I really preferred to visit Nashvile for the show instead of WPPI. I have always been faithful to WPPI~but it was nice to see that all my friends also attend Imaging USA and I didn't feel I was missing anything...And I really liked Nashville!!