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Wedding Photo Sign Winner

By at September 30, 2013 | 9:09 pm

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Samantha Miller of New York, she's won an Illuminated Wedding Photo Sign from Signs Remembered! Signs Remembered sells personalized gifts and displays for all occasions! We've teamed up with some great wedding vendors to giveaway some cool prizes, and every two weeks we pick a winner! Become a fan on our Facebook page to enter the latest

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Wedding Photojournalistic Style of Photography

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:45 pm

Wedding Photojournalism is an increasingly popular style of wedding photography today. Brides who choose photojournalists to capture their wedding day feel the traditional photography style is stale and old, they are looking for something new and different. Photojournalism is a skill, not just the name of a style of photography. A wedding photojournalist is a

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A Photographer’s Wish List

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:41 pm

Finding and hiring a professional photographer to document your wedding day is a sizable investment, in not only money, but time as well. By doing your research and hiring a professional that suits your style, you can rest assured that he or she is going to capture your day exactly how you want. But achieving the best possible results doesn't end with the signing of the

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Ideas for a Perfect Bridal Shoot

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:34 pm

You have selected your wedding photographer and now it's time for your bridal shoot. So many questions to answer and it isn't even your wedding day yet! Here is some advice for the perfect bridal shoot. Bridal Shoots usually occur at least a month or two before your wedding date. The location of your bridal shoot is one of the most important decisions you

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New Years Eve Wedding Ideas

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:30 pm

There cannot be a more a romantic way to ring in a new year than with a celebration of marriage! We put together some ideas and tips to help plan your New Years Eve Wedding. Attire: Have your guests wear their most elegant attire by making it a special black tie event. The bride would look beautiful wearing a Long Satin Gown with shimmering sequins and a

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How NOT to Choose a Wedding Photographer

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:29 pm

You have seen it on practically every wedding photographer's web page and in bridal magazines. It seems that everyone wants to give the bride and groom advice on how to choose a wedding photographer. Most of what I have read is sound and useful advice, but I thought it might be helpful to write an article that explores this in more detail. So lets look at the mistakes

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Behind the Lens with A Photo by Ashley

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:24 pm

A Photo By Ashley

Member Ashley of A Photo by Ashley's love for photography started when her first son was born. "It's something about capturing life as it is...Especially for myself, I watched my son grow right before my eyes."Ashley tells us about her style, what she offers, how she juggles work and family, and more in this edition of Behind The Lens. 1. How and when did you get

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Top 5 Engagement Photo Session Questions

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:13 pm

Engagement photo sessions are usually the first time a newly engaged couples work with their professional photographer. Often, it is also the first time you and your fiance have photos taken together. Below are the top 5 questions couples ask (or should ask) themselves and their photographer to get the most out of their engagement photo session. 1. Where should we

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Engagement Photography: Display Tips

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:12 pm

In the last article we talked about how to create beautiful and unique photos for your engagement. Since then we have received several comments from couples wondering how they could put their engagement photos to good use. One couple absolutely loved the idea of having professional engagement photos taken, but were unsure of what to do with those photos afterwards

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Christmas Wedding Theme Ideas

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:10 pm

Planning a wedding for the Christmas season adds even more magic to the spirit of the holidays. We put together some ideas to help with your Christmas Wedding Theme. Attire: For the bride, a traditional white gown with a velvet or fur shawl and a fur muff rather than a bouquet to keep you warm. For the Groom, all white tux with tails. The bridesmaids

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Wedding Albums – Flush Mount vs Matted

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:09 pm

If you're having trouble choosing between a Matted album and a Flush mount album for your wedding, it's very likely because it's confusing! (especially if you're not familiar with book-making) I'll share two examples below from my trusted album company, and I'll try to explain the difference between the

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Behind the Lens with Aaron Riddle Photography

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:16 am

Aaron Riddle

Member Aaron Riddle of Aaron Riddle Photography never thought about himself as a wedding photographer, but when he was asked to photograph a co-worker's wedding he absolutely fell in love with it and that's when his venture into wedding photography began. Learn more about his photography style, how he stays up to date on new technologies and techniques, and more in this

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Valentines Day Wedding Ideas

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:13 am

Are you getting married on Valentines Day? You can't get more romantic than that! Even if you don't tie the knot on that actual day, you can use a Valentines day theme which will still have that romantic effect. You can use some of the following Valentines Day Wedding ideas to help fill the air with romance: Location Book early if your date is Valentines Day as

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Common Format Of A Wedding Reception

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:09 am

Arrival of guests at hall Introduction of wedding party Introduction of bride and groom Blessing Meal Cake Cutting Toasts Bride & Groom’s First Dance Father & Daughter’s Dance Mother & Groom’s Dance Special Dances Bouquet and Garter Toss Dancing and Fun Arrival of guests at reception site Some guests may arrive early to the

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Brides: Do you want RAW photo files?

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:01 am

Recently, I've heard of couples asking for their photographer's RAW photo files as part of wedding packages. Now if you know all about the RAW files, JPG files, TIFF files, etc…then now is a good time to tune out. If not, read on. Do you suppose these couples know what a RAW file is? If they had a RAW file in their hand, would they know how cook it? Or would

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St Patricks Day Wedding Ideas

By at August 18, 2013 | 10:35 pm

St Patricks Day Wedding Banner

St Patricks day is a great time to celebrate Celtic heritage and have a great time with family and friends. What a wonderful time to celebrate a wedding! We put together a few tips and advice to help you with your St Patricks Day Wedding planning! Attire: For formal attire, have the groom and groomsmen wear classic black tuxedos with green vests or ties. Or, casual

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Thanksgiving Wedding Ideas

By at August 18, 2013 | 10:32 pm

All of your family and friends are in town for Thanksgiving weekend....spending time with them and eating delicious food, what a wonderful combination. Why not make it even more special and add in a celebration of marriage! Here are some Thanksgiving Wedding Ideas to help you plan the perfect day. Invitations: Make sure to send save the date cards as soon as you

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Classic or Traditional Wedding Photography Styles

By at August 18, 2013 | 10:28 pm

Classic or traditional wedding photography was the first in the history of wedding photography styles and probably the most common style used today. This is a timeless style that you have seen time and time again in wedding albums. Traditional wedding photography is defined as a carefully posed photograph where the subject is always aware of the camera. Traditional

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Your Wedding Photography Budget- Ways to Save

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:59 pm

Your wedding photography budget is arguably one of the most important wedding planning decisions you will make as a bride - after all, once the plates are cleared and the flowers die - all you'll have left of your wedding day is the photographs. Bottom line - scrimp on photography, and you'll regret it forever. You should plan to allocate a significant portion of your

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Wedding Photography Terminology for Brides

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:54 pm

When searching for the right wedding photographer, you'll need to know some basic wedding photography terminology. First you'll need to consider the style of photography you want. Two of the most popular are traditional and photojournalism. Traditional is the more classic, posed style where photojournalism is capturing the moments and documenting the day as it unfolds.

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Effective Make-Up Techniques for Great Photos

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:48 pm

Is it really true that you need to use make-up techniques to pile on foundation so thick you need a chisel to scrape it off, or lipstick so dark it appears you drank a can of brick paint so you don't look “washed out”? Of course not! That “washed out” look you might have seen in still photos is from direct flash with improper exposures set by the photographer, not

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Wedding Photos Before the Ceremony

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:37 pm

We tell many of our brides to rethink the only one hour between ceremony and reception for wedding photos rule. Here's how that standard timeline really works (imagine you're the bride): The ceremony begins a little late, because a bridesmaid couldn't find her shoes. You're totally flustered, but it's time to walk down the aisle. You eagerly await that "First Glance" of

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Wedding Portraits Can Be Candid

By at August 18, 2013 | 5:49 pm

Candid Wedding Portrait

There are posed wedding portraits and there candid wedding portraits. The latter description is not an oxymoron, it's a label I have for portraits that are captured in a photojournalistic style. They've been around since Cartier-Bresson invented the photojournalism and, of course, the former has been with us since the invention of the camera. Since a photo portrait

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Available light in Wedding Photography?

By at August 18, 2013 | 4:05 pm

Well sometimes it's yes and sometimes it's YES! Often light is not where you'd think it is. Like in a bright field of flowers, which, while pretty, causes squinting and dark shadows. And camera flashes? I shudder every time someone fires off a flash when there is great light all around them. They have their place but not when they kill the beauty of what's already there,

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Military Couple’s Lakeside Wedding

By at August 9, 2013 | 11:09 am

Bride and Groom Dancing

Kristen & Nick, a military couple, were married on April 30, 2013. Their beautiful outdoor lakeside wedding was held at Rachele's Lakeside in Dartmouth MA. Paul S. Robinson Photography shared some gorgeous photos of the day, more details about the couple, the venue, and his photography techniques. A Little About the Couple: Kristen and Nick are a military

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Marching Band Alumni Play at Own Wedding!

By at August 7, 2013 | 2:46 pm

Marching Band Alumni Wedding

Katie & Anthony, UW Madison Alumnis married at Lake Windsor Golf Course on July 27, 2013. They obtained special permission to go onto the field at Camp Randall Stadium to take photos! Kristina from Lola Mae Images shared some of her best photos of the day, including the bride and groom playing the trombone together! "We shot a wedding this weekend at the Lake

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Wedding Necklace & Earrings Giveaway Winner

By at August 1, 2013 | 10:32 am

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Vanessa Ruiz of Long Beach California, she's won a Beautiful Wedding Jewelry Set from WeddingSparkles.com! WeddingSparkles.com carries a beautiful selection of bridal jewelry for you and your bridesmaids and other members of the wedding party, check out their website! We've teamed up with some great wedding vendors to giveaway some

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Behind the Lens with Farrah’s Photography

By at July 30, 2013 | 9:13 pm

Farrah's Photography

Member Farrah Williams-Deck of Farrah's Photography in Maryville, Tennessee began shooting wedding photography in 1999 when asked to photograph a friends wedding and from that point on her business grew into a full time career. Learn about her style, advice for photographers just starting out and what makes her stand out in this edition of Behind The Lens. WPUSA:

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Behind the Lens with Ellys Photography

By at July 30, 2013 | 9:11 pm

Ellys Photography

Member Elly Russell of Ellys Photography in Winston Salem, North Carolina realized her passion for photography when she took a job at a professional photo lab and started photographing friends and family. She believes it's all about the lighting and starting your business with a solid portfolio. Learn about her style, advice for photographers just starting out and what

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Behind the Lens with pikthis LLC

By at July 30, 2013 | 9:09 pm

Member Jeff Blumberg of pikthis, LLC's love for photography started when he was just a young child, shooting with his mom and their Leica! His first wedding shoot was his cousins over 16 years ago and he's still going strong today. Jeff feels there is one word more than any other in the business that is misused and misunderstood, find out what it is and learn about his

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