Selasa, 29 Agustus 2017

3 Free Wedding Photography Tips: Help Your Wedding Photographer To Make Your Day Picture Perfect

Ok, so Mr. Wonderful finally popped the question, you've found the perfect ceremony and reception site and have a big spiral binder filled with check lists and planners to help you plan your day. You have set the date and have some shiny bling which you can't stop looking at all day long. You even found the perfect photographer to capture you day below are 3 free tips to help get you started to help you have a picture perfect day.

1. Plan the photography location with your photographer: If your photographer has not shot at your site before it is very helpful to walk the site with them even if you have to pay a fee for their time to go over location and photo ideas. Most photographers will charge a half day fee of around $500.00 to spend a few hours walking site. If this is not possible due to financial scheduling or time constraints draw them a diagram and give them a description of the site location, and lighting conditions and possible interesting places to shoot as a back drop. Good photographers can shoot in any location and any lighting situation and are good at making decisions on the fly so don't worry if you have made the right choice in photographers. It never hurts though to give them a little help. Provide them with a brochure with images from past weddings and take a few digital images on your own if you have a camera. A good rule of thumb is to give them three or four different locations that may be possible choices for creating portraits after the ceremony and note them on a photography info sheet at least a month before the wedding. The earlier you provide them with info about the site clearly written the better. This gives them an opportunity to review it in the midst of shooting 30 or so other weddings for the year and to ask you any questions they may have. And, it also helps you to be more relaxed the closer you get to your wedding day. If the location has a website it is helpful to provide that to your photographer as well. Give them as much information about the site and lighting conditions as you can. Visit the site and look at lighting at different times of the day.

If you are having an out door wedding be sure that you are not back lit at the time of your ceremony and you are not in direct afternoon sun. If you visit the site and the sun is behind you from where you photographer will be shooting you are back lit and should consider facing a different direction. Your photographer can help you walk through this is you give them a good description over the phone. They can also suggest the best times of day for lighting. The more info you give them the more excited they will be about your location and the better opportunity you have to get more creative images.

2. Build a relationship with your photographer: You will get back from your wedding photography experience what you put into it. If you click and really get along with your photographer your formal images will be better. It is well worth the addition time and expense to go out on location with your photographer and spend some time doing an engagement shoot. Many photographers are more than happy to suggest some great shooting locations where you can go out and spend an afternoon getting to know them and their shooting style and them getting to know you or are happy to have you out to their studio. They are also often willing to travel to your favorite special place for your engagement shoot. Use the time to get to know them as a person and to get your self ready for your day. Their shooting the day of the engagement shoot will be similar to your photography the day of the wedding. Don't be afraid to have fun on your shoot and practice different poses. If your photographer gives you proofs from the entire shoot it is also helpful for you to see which way you shoot best by looking at the proofs afterwards and can be very helpful to you, and can go a long way towards making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Ask them what to expect the day of the wedding as far as how the flow of the photography will go. Will they be stopping you throughout the day for formal portraits or will it all be completed right after the ceremony. Do they mind people asking for additional portraits through out the day? Ask them what they will need throughout the day. Will they need a work table or an assistant to help get everyone together in your large family? Plan with them to make sure they have enough time to do all of the group shots you would like with out being to rushed and provide an assistant for them to help gather everyone from a list of friends not in the wedding party, who knows everyone. Don't provide them with a mile long list of portraits or images you found on an internet site. Each shot takes about 5 minutes to create. You will hamper their creativity and they will spend much of their day trying to complete your list. Ask them if they have a list of basic group shots and go over with them a list of a few shots that you might additionally like.

Ask your photographer if they any special meal needs when you send out invitations to the rest of your guests. You should treat your photographer as a valued guest and make them feel that they are an important part of your day.

3. Be organized: For a photographer, the bride being on time is of paramount importance. If you are behind in schedule it makes their day much more difficult. Do yourself and your photographer a favor by creating a day of the wedding time line with added time built in case of little emergencies and send it to them ahead of time and ask them if they have any suggestions for the schedule and if you have included enough time for them for their photography activities. Give a copy once it is finished to your mom and your bridesmaids and ask them to help you by being on time as well. Hair and make up are biggies. If you are going to be late, 9 times out of 10, it will be because your makeup and hair take longer than you expect. Be sure to plan in an extra hour for these activities and be ready when your photographer arrives. If you are stressed it will show in your formal images if you are doing any before the ceremony so make sure you plan in some time to rest and be a princess as well.

Selasa, 08 Agustus 2017

Mysterious Myth and Facts Around the Wedding Dresses

This is a short post regarding some facts and myths around the wedding dresses which I found is amusing. I had no idea whether is true or false; all the info provided is just for referral and kill of some of your time.

Some have said that you can only wear a white wedding dress for your first wedding. For me, is just kills off all the choices of color you can get out there nowadays, red, violet, ivory. All are my favorite color which makes the perfect choice of wedding dresses on your wedding. In fact, the white color did not become a popular until 1840, after the marriage of Queen Victoria to Albert.

A lot of people assumed that the color white was to symbolize virginity, innocence and purity, though this is not entirely correct and had not been the original intention in the first place. In fact it was the color blue that was connected to purity. White dresses never did signify purity until the Christian churches put that label on them. I wonder why angels always dress in white?

Some even said you can not wear a Blusher veil or a long train on your second time of wedding. Anyway, I would not care less because nowadays everyone is going for simplicity and easy wearing. The veil or long train makes extra impression point and sweats in the summer may be for you if you do wear them.

Conclusion is a wedding dress or a wedding gown is just clothing worn during a wedding ceremony. The important point is you are having a happy marriage. Be free on yourselves and live happily ever after like the one in the Disney story.


Minggu, 23 Juli 2017

Great Wedding Favor Ideas For a Wedding Reception

It requires a lot to cover every need of your wedding. Aside from making everything uniform or at least complement to the style of your wedding, you will also need to address them depending on the budget you have. There is a lot of important accessories you need for you wedding reception, and one of them are the wedding favors. Although it is not mandatory to give out wedding favors, but doing it is a good gesture to thank everyone who attended the most special day of your life.

How many people to invite and how much to spend?

The very first thing you need to consider before buying anything is to set a budget. After which, you have to keep in mind the number of people you want to invite. The equation would be: number of guests/your total budget = amount that you need to spend per favor. If you are on a tight budget, there are plenty of practical options to choose from, like DIY favor ideas, homemade treats, candles, soaps and many more. You can also shop online as products sold online are cheaper compared to products of local retailers. Buy favors in volume so that you can get a great discount.

Wedding favors on a budget, are they possible?

Of course yes! Again, there is a lot of inexpensive options to choose from. All you have to do is to start hunting in advance, compare prices, and most of all be creative. There are plenty of cheap items that you can find at local thrift stores nearby. Also, online offers will surprise you on how you can save a lot if you will opt to shop online. Shopping online gives you lots of opportunities to find great deals for your wedding.

How to personalized the wedding favors?

Making your wedding favors more special by personalizing them is very easy. The first option you may consider is to purchase pre-made personalized favors. These personalized favors are available in various choices, all you need to do is to choose the one you like and the vendor will just ask for your names, initials or other wedding info that you want to include on the favor. Depending on the type of the favor you picked, you can end up with engraved, embossed or embroidered wedding souvenirs.

Immeasurable Choices

Wedding favors come in immeasurable choices to choose from. Both online and local stores carry party favors in different shapes, sizes, styles and designs. If you opt for tasty treats, there are plenty of edible options like chocolates, candies, cupcakes, cookies, jams, and even coffee, tea and wines. However, if you are looking for practical wedding favors that can be useful to your guests, choices like measuring spoons, tape measures, playing cards, picture frames, hand fans, key chains and etc. are a few to choose from. Available as well as unique wedding favors that rarely use during weddings. On the other hand, green wedding favors such as mini potted trees, flower bulbs and seed pockets are perfect if you are planning a green wedding.


Senin, 03 Juli 2017

How to Start a Wedding Photography Business

We've all taken a picture of someone at some point in our life. It's not that difficult, a camera is basically an extension of our eyes. if we can see it, we can shoot. If you can make money at it, wouldn't that be great.

I've always enjoyed weddings so a few years ago I decided to supplement my income by doing some wedding photography. So in the next few paragraphs you'll get my tips on how to break in the business.

So these are my quick and easy steps to becoming a wedding photographer.

Step number one in becoming a wedding photographer is to read. If your main income too will be your camera, then learn it inside and out. They're not that complicated, f-stops, aperture, iso speed. Get yourself a good photo book and learn the basics.

Then pick yourself up a cheap DSLR, preferably something like a used Canon 40D for under $500 and a cheap 50mm lens. Don't worry about the biggest and the best cameras, once you get better and you know what you're doing you can spend some serious money on a pro body. For know the 40d or any similar DSLR will do. The 40D won't go to waste, you'll use it as a backup camera later on. For more info on cameras and technical specs you can check out dpreview.com.

Once you've picked up your camera and a lens, I recommend you shoot. Just take pictures of anyone and anything. You should shoot all the time, you're going to make mistakes. The idea is to make them now.
Ask your friends to pose for you, I'm sure they'll help out if you ask them.

At the same time you should join a wedding photography forum, that's where I learnt the most. A good free forum that has a good mix of pro wedding photographers and amateurs is photoonthenet.com.

Next thing is to setup a website. You can go to zenfolio and it's pretty much automated, hey I was able to do it myself. Put some of your better pictures on there.

Once you've got the website setup, the next step would be to place a few adds on Craigslist offering to do free weddings. You should do at least 2 free weddings, where you are completely honest with the soon to be married couple about your lack of experience. The truth is no-one will give you a chance without out a wedding portfolio, and of course you can't get a wedding portfolio if no-one give you a chance. So it works out for everyone, you get a portfolio and they get free wedding pictures.


Senin, 26 Juni 2017

Wedding Planning: Clear Communication with Your Wedding Guests

Effective communication between you and your wedding guests is essential in the months leading up to your wedding. But in this stressful time, how can you maintain healthy relationships with your family and friends when you're flooded with questions and feeling in over your head?

You know your wedding guests ask for details because they care about you. They want to feel involved and informed during this exciting time in your life. And admit it, it's nice to have all the attention focused on you and your Big Day! Yet it can often be a bit overwhelming to answer the same questions over and over again. Or maybe you're concerned that important wedding details will be forgotten or misinterpreted.

In just a few simple steps, you can create easy and accessible sources of information specifically for and about your wedding. When your wedding guests feel informed, confusion will be minimized for them and for you. Everyone wins!

Sources of Information:

1) Both Sets of Parents - Of course, your parents will probably know all about even the most minute detail of your wedding, but remember to go over the basics to ensure that they will share accurate, up-to-date information. Chances are, your parents will receive inquiries when you're not around, so be sure to advise them of any details you wish to have passed along.

2) Bridal Party - This involves everyone from your bridesmaids and groomsmen, to your ushers and guest book attendants. Your wedding guests will definitely direct questions at these individuals, and they'll want to be ready to offer assistance.

3) Bridal Consultant or Wedding Planner - Obviously, this individual will be in tune with your wedding itinerary and details, but ensure that he or she has a quick reference to any and all questions that may be presented.

4) Personal Wedding Website or Wedding Webpage- Post all essential wedding details online so accurate information can be displayed 24/7! Send the web address of your personal wedding website to everyone on your email list. Also include the web address of your wedding website with your wedding invitations so your guests can come back often to view any new details you choose to post.

Important Details to Communicate:

1) Schedule of Events - Include expected starting dates and times for the wedding ceremony and reception, along with the appropriate addresses and phone numbers. Relay maps or driving directions and if necessary, any parking specifications or restrictions for each venue.

2) Wedding Gift Registry - Tactfully and effectively share what your wedding guests really want to know: what you need and where they can go to get it!

3) Contact Info - List the "go to" person you've delegated for any further details.

4) Allergy Alerts - A must-have if your meal selections contain ingredients that trigger well-known allergies.

5) Dress Code Guidelines - If certain dress codes are in effect, it is essential for your guests to be aware of this ahead of time.

6) Special Requests - Special care needs to be given to potentially delicate information such as "adult only" requests or "invited guests only due to limited space". These issues should be presented kindly and firmly, but in a sensitive manner.

7) Travel and Lodging Info - Share special rates you've negotiated or related accommodation details such as blocks of hotel rooms reserved under your names. You may need to supply a unique code for your wedding guests to provide at the time of booking.

8) Weather Restrictions - If any part of your wedding celebration is being held outdoors, convey all back-up arrangements should the weather not cooperate.

9) "RSVP By" Date - Have a deadline by which all RSVPs must be sent in. Set your "RSVP By" date far enough in advance that you can deliver an accurate guest count to your caterer and organize proper seating arrangements for your tables.

10) Currently Unknown Details - Your input is needed, even if you do not yet have a definite opinion or a decision made regarding a certain aspect of your wedding. Sometimes it's helpful when your wedding guests can realize that you have not yet finalized a certain element of your wedding, but will be sure to share more once you have reached a decision. This can ease the pressure put on you and your decision-making process. A personal wedding website is especially effective in these instances, since you may post a "More info coming soon!" page on your wedding website.

Your wedding guests will be thankful for the lines of communication you've established for their benefit. With this in place, you can get back to enjoying your family and friends, rather than feeling overwhelmed by their questions. Clear communication is critical to effectively plan a stress-free wedding. After all, informed guests are happy guests...and happy guests are ready to celebrate your amazing, unforgettable wedding day!

Senin, 12 Juni 2017

shopping at bashas market

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You will find many rewards that you choose to’ll get from purchasing at Bashas . Considered one of them is which you will likely be capable to have major reductions. This department keep gives good sale made, greatest cope, and cashback pretty often. As a result, you can shop sparingly and save the remainder of the cash for something additional vital.

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Kamis, 08 Juni 2017

shopping at bashas market

Buying in the correct store can be a need to. When you're planning to search for broad arrays of goods, you need to mind to your department shop that delivers you all the things you need. 1 in the very best dept. retailer which provides you with wide-ranging merchandise is Bashas . Purchasing at this store will give you a whole lot of benefits.

You will find many rewards that you choose to’ll get from purchasing at Bashas . Considered one of them is which you will likely be capable to have major reductions. This department keep gives good sale made, greatest cope, and cashback pretty often. As a result, you can shop sparingly and save the remainder of the cash for something additional vital.

To determine those finest discounts, you may test them on Bashas Weekly Ad.

Another advantages that you just’ll get from looking at this dept. store is usually that it truly is close in your site. Bashas locations are located all across the nation. You'll find a lot more than 1,000 Bashas division merchants in total. To find the nearest retailer for your dwelling, you are able to log on to its web site or apps. Prior to you head towards the keep, you will need to keep in mind to examine Bashas Gross sales Ad This Thirty day period.

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