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Off the Clock: Portugal

Off the Clock: Portugal

Posted by / May 20, 2017 / Categories: Off-the-clock / Tags: , , / -

Moira and I travel a lot for weddings, but we also do our best to fit at least one personal trip into our schedule each year. It had been a while since we ventured outside of North America (New Zealand in 2009), so we sat down this winter and opened up Kayak Explore to scan the globe. Our eyes immediately went to Europe, where there was an abundance of cheap flights available from the Mile High City. Continue reading →

5 Unique Mother-Son Dance Song Ideas

5 Unique Mother-Son Dance Song Ideas

Over the years, we’ve received a ton of traffic to our site from brides and grooms-to-be looking for “under the radar” first dance song options that haven’t been played to death. In case you missed it, you can check them out here: Continue reading →

Anatomy of a Photography: NOLA

Anatomy of a Photography: NOLA

In each installment of our educational blog series, Anatomy of a Photograph, we’ll break down one of our trickiest wedding photos. From conception to composition, equipment to settings; subject to lighting, you’ll find out exactly what went into creating the image. In this one, we look at how to take nighttime wedding photos.

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Candid Photography:  Getting the Guys on Board

Candid Photography: Getting the Guys on Board

We’ve all seen “getting ready” photos from a wedding. The bride and bridesmaids pop a few bottles of champagne, have their hair and makeup done, get into their dresses, etc. The groom and groomsmen lounge around, drinking longnecks and passing around a bottle of top shelf whiskey before donning their tuxes. It’s one of my favorite parts of the wedding day to shoot because it’s fun and casual and chock full of great candid moments. Continue reading →

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

We’ve photographed weddings for nearly nine years, and during that time we’ve collected hundreds upon hundreds of “behind the scenes” candid shots of ourselves working. Whether taken by me or Moira or by an assistant or an aspiring photographer who came along to “shadow” us, these photos always seem to offer a unique perspective into the creative process. Continue reading →

Anatomy of a Photograph: Fire Extinguishers

Anatomy of a Photograph: Fire Extinguishers

In each installment of our educational blog series, Anatomy of a Photograph, we’ll break down one of our trickiest wedding photos. From conception to composition, equipment to camera settings; subject to lighting, you’ll find out exactly what went into creating the image.
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Should We Do A First Look?

Should We Do A First Look?

Throughout the wedding planning process, there are a ton of decisions that need to be made. Should we get married in the mountains or the city? Do we hire a DJ or a band? What should we serve for dinner? Which song will we play for our first dance? But one question you may not have considered yet is “should we do a first look?” Continue reading →

Should I Negotiate With My Wedding Photographer?

Should I Negotiate With My Wedding Photographer?

Weddings are expensive. And when planning a wedding, it’s only natural to want to save money where you can. But should you negotiate with your wedding photographer?

The short answer? It depends on the photographer.

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How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 10): Dance Party

How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 10): Dance Party

In this blog series, How to Shoot a Wedding, we’ll be exploring, one by one, all of the “must haves” that need to be captured throughout the wedding day to create a well-rounded shoot. We’ll discuss the reasons each is important, examine some common challenges wedding photographers face in these situations (and how to overcome them), and provide a few insider tips for how to shoot like a professional. So grab your camera bag and let’s dive in…

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How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 9): Reception

How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 9): Reception

In this blog series, How to Shoot a Wedding, we’ll be exploring, one by one, all of the “must haves” that need to be captured throughout the wedding day to create a well-rounded shoot. We’ll discuss the reasons each is important, examine some common challenges wedding photographers face in these situations (and how to overcome them), and provide a few insider tips for how to shoot like a professional. So grab your camera bag and let’s dive in…

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