Everything Brides Need to Know About Window Light (6)

Everything Brides Need to Know About Window Light (3)

Today’s awesome guest post comes to us from Greg Hastain of HastainDavis, based in Portland, OR! Enjoy:

We absolutely love the results when our indoor subjects are photographed illuminated with window light. To clarify, this is specifically referring to photographs taken indoors, when the majority of the light is coming from a nearby window (or sometimes door). Depending on the time of day, cloud cover, and if there is an eave overhanging the window or some other exterior obstructions, the brightness of light coming from windows will vary, but in many instances is not exceptionally bright.

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A Photographer's Top 5 Wedding Tips (1)

Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Paige Young of Apaige Photography, based in Georgetown Township, MI.

Wedding planning can become super overwhelming. I remember becoming engaged and being completely overwhelmed with the next steps. However, I had an advantage, as I had photographed over 80 weddings, and knew what the day entailed and what I needed to book and organize. I began researching vendors first, I think this is something that is extremely important. A wedding needs a place, and a wedding needs service vendors. Being a photographer, that was the first vendor on my list to figure out. There are so many great photographers out there, there are so many kickin’ DJ’s out there, and there are enormous amounts of venues that are breathtaking. Being a creative, I wanted to share a few helpful hints and ideas to help choose ‘your people.’ I will discuss more of the photography side of weddings since that is what I am familiar with, but a lot of these things can be applicable to other vendors as well.

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How to Incorporate Your Wedding Venue and Location in Photos (5)

Today’s insightful guest post comes to us from Valerie of A Day of Bliss Photography Inc, based in New York, NY! Enjoy:

One of the most important parts of a wedding is the photography because it will always bring fond memories of the sweet moments that took place on your special day. The exercise of finding the best wedding photographer within your budget can be a very daunting task, but it is worth the hunt when you find a quality photographer who meets your price and delivers the type of photography you desire. Every wedding has a venue whether it is the local courthouse or a rooftop with the city skyline in the background, and your photographer should capture the venue and location in your photos. Of course, the happy couple is the focal point, but if your venue and location are in the photos, you will receive beautiful and unique photos you will cherish forever.

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Does the thought of having your photo taken make you feel self-conscious? If so, today’s wonderful guest post by James Arnia Photography is for you! Read on to learn some expert tips for feeling at ease in front of the camera:

Very few brides are confident to get their candid photos taken on their big day, but whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or a guest, chances are you’ll find yourself trapped in the camera of your candid wedding photographer. So, it’s better to know how to look flawless in those pictures without ‘trying too hard’! Having shot more than 300 weddings for over a decade now, I reveal my secret tips to ensure that you look absolutely flawless and candid in your wedding pictures.

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Today’s insightful gust post comes to us from Chris McLaughlin Photography, based in Denver, Colorado. Enjoy!

All the months of preparation and planning have led to this very moment. The ceremony is now over and you two are finally married! Time to celebrate! Not quite yet. At least not for you. No, for you, it’s time for family pictures. The family formals are still an integral part of the wedding day. These are the classic pictures of your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, (and that foreign exchange student that used to live with you), all lined up and smiling (except,of course, for the flower girl who is blinking and the ring bearer who is looking somewhere else). Do not fear. While your trusty photographer snaps away, here are few tips you can use to help take the sting out.

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Who wants sucky wedding photos, right?! Well, today we have an  informative guest post from Michelle Brooks Photography all about how to avoid exactly that! Enjoy:

You’ve spent thousands, maybe tens of thousands of dollars on this day. You’ve watched Say Yes to the Dress until your eyes burned. You’ve plowed through endless piles of samples & swatches & tastings & Pinterest boards. You’ve gone over every minutiae of every detail of every single item connected with your wedding. What else could you possibly need to do to ensure brilliant success? How about some firsthand tips to help make the one thing you’ll have to remember all this by – your photos – as good as they can possibly be? Here’s my Top 10 list of repeat offenders that never fail to negatively affect the final wedding collection.

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