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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 →

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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Lifting The Veil: On Photoshop

Lifting The Veil: On Photoshop

Navigating the wedding industrial complex can be tricky. That’s why our new series, Lifting the Veil, aims to set the record straight on some common beliefs held by engaged couples. We want you to be an informed consumer and a savvy wedding planner, so without further ado, let the myth busting begin…

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How Many Wedding Photos Do I Get?

How Many Wedding Photos Do I Get?

I recently read a comment from a bride-to-be on a wedding planning website that caught my attention. The topic of the thread was something along the lines of, “How many wedding photos do I get from my photographer?” The bride in question said that she would expect no fewer than 2,000 photos from her wedding day. Continue reading →

Lifting The Veil: Copyright vs. Printing Release

Lifting The Veil: Copyright vs. Printing Release

Navigating the wedding industrial complex can be tricky. That’s why our new series, Lifting the Veil, aims to set the record straight on some common beliefs held by engaged couples. We want you to be an informed consumer and a savvy wedding planner, so without further ado, let the myth busting begin…
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Two Wedding Photographers or One?

Two Wedding Photographers or One?

It’s one of the most prevalent questions you’ll have while researching:  Should I have two wedding photographers or one? When hiring a wedding photographer, make sure to ask if they’ll be bringing along a second shooter.  This is a necessary luxury for several reasons. Continue reading →

Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive? (Part Three)

Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive? (Part Three)

If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to read parts one and two:
Click here for Part One.
Click here for Part Two.

…But now you’re done! Time to swan dive into your roomful of cold hard cash like Scrooge McDuck! Continue reading →

Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive? (Part Two)

Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive? (Part Two)

If you haven’t already done so, please click here to read part one.

…Whew! Smooth sailing from here on out, right?

Wrong!

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Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive? (Part One)

Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive? (Part One)

“Four grand just for pictures?! My sister has a camera and she’ll do it for free!” I’ve heard some variation of this more than a few times throughout my wedding photography career. And I get it. I feel the same way about dentistry. But here’s the thing: there’s a lot more that goes into running a wedding photography business than just snapping a few pictures on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading →