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Sea Inspired Wedding Theme, Puerto Rico Wedding Photography

By at August 3, 2011 | 11:59 am | 0 Comment

Alexandra and Luis were married in beautiful Rincon, Puerto Rico, a two hour drive from San Juan. The ceremony was celebrated outdoors, and a gorgeous sea inspired theme was set inside for the reception which made guests feel as if they were still outside. "Everybody was enjoying the natural enviroment, fresh breeze and the sound of the waves." said member Daniel

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Meet Lenka Flaherty, NH Wedding Photojournalist

By at July 29, 2011 | 3:34 pm | 0 Comment

We are thrilled to welcome one of our newest members out of New Hampshire, Lenka Flaherty Photography! Lenka's style is Photojournalistic with a combination of contemporary and a hint of old fashion. She puts her heart into every wedding she photographs.Lenka shared with us a little background about herself and how she got started as a NH wedding photojournalist, her

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Product Review:How to Attract More Brides

By at July 18, 2011 | 3:14 pm | 0 Comment

"How to attract more brides, make more money, and have more freedom in their businesses" is the focus of bride attraction expert Natalie Bradley and her bride attraction home study system "How to Attract All the Brides You Need!" The Bride Attraction System comes in a 126 page e-book, immediately downloadable for $198. It has a 1 year satisfaction guarantee based on

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Dramatic Glass Block Wall Shoot with Powersnoot Demonstration

By at July 18, 2011 | 8:53 am | 0 Comment

Gary Fong demonstrates an indoor shoot using the Gary Fong, Inc. Powersnoot on a Nikon SB700 in remote mode and camera on manual mode in a variety of shutter speeds. This video was taken in the historic Sydney Convention Center, Australia in front of a master class. Gary Fong holds a Powersnoot

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Become an Email FollowUp Master!

By at July 12, 2011 | 11:27 am | 0 Comment

In February I spoke with other fabulous people at the ACPWC national conference and with my introduction, Andy Ebon dubbed me "The Queen of Email Followup". Now he was playing with me a bit, but I'm also going to take that as a compliment, because that's exactly what took my business from doing well to being extraordinary. Most wedding pros, including yourself, are

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Offline Marketing Strategy – Have you tried coffee shop marketing yet?

By at July 7, 2011 | 3:53 pm | 0 Comment

While there is so much emphasis being placed on marketing your business online, don't forget about essential elements for your offline marketing strategy. Research consistently shows that combining the two will lead to much more success than only utilizing one or the other. Effective marketing is all about marketing one to MANY as opposed to past years approach of

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Samantha & Zack – Twin Cedar Farms Tennessee Wedding Photographer

By at July 7, 2011 | 10:06 am | 3 Comments

High school sweethearts Samantha and Jack were married at Twin Cedar Farms near Maryville at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. It was the fairytale wedding that Samantha had been dreaming of her whole life."It was a fantastic day" says David Payne, Tennessee Wedding Photographer at Dave Payne Photography in Knoxville TN. "It was such a pleasure to share this special

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Hot Tips on What to Wear for Engagement Photos

By at June 29, 2011 | 3:48 pm | 1 Comments

Everyone wants to look their best for their engagement photos but remember its really a matter of personal style and should be in keeping with the look you hope to achieve. There are a few factors that I think are important to consider when thinking about what to wear for engagement photos regardless if your session is a studio or on location shoot. To begin, color is a

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Where and How to Find Brides

By at June 28, 2011 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

I'm going to tell you how to figure out where YOUR ideal, high-paying brides are hiding. I guarantee that if you do the following homework on how to find brides, it will be much easier to find her by the hundreds and even thousands! Look through your past bride profiles. Call past brides and ask the questions below if you don't know the answers. Once you figure this out,

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Tiffany & Mike – Keystone Resort, Colorado Wedding Photography

By at June 27, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 0 Comment

Its all about the couple, and this 'Couples Session' really reflects who Tiffany & Mike are together by incorporating what is special and unique to them. Member Tammie Thessing is the talented photographer behind these fantastic shots. She shared with us some of Tiffany & Mikes favorite Colorado Wedding Photography: Tammie asked Tiffany & Mike about the significance of

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Website Optimization Tips for Photographers

By at June 26, 2011 | 3:44 pm | 0 Comment

Most websites I see in the wedding industry are a disaster. They're hard to navigate, they don't provide easy information for brides to get what they want quickly, and deciphering which package to choose can be even harder...all because vendors expect brides to read between the lines. Website optimization will make it easier for brides to book you. I always, always

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New York Wedding by Chadwick Creative Arts

By at June 23, 2011 | 5:00 pm | 2 Comments

A beautiful intimate New York wedding captured by member Chadwick Creative Arts. Michael shared some of the wedding details and a few of his fabulous shots: Lisa and Eric found me through WeddingPhotoUSA.com and when I first met with them I was instantly looking forward to sharing their wedding day with them, because not only did we have a great time at our

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Wedding Reception Timeline – What Happens When?

By at June 17, 2011 | 10:00 am | 0 Comment

You may have been to dozens of wedding receptions, but it's hard to know what is supposed to happen when at your own wedding. Relax, this wedding reception timeline maps it out for you so you don't have to. 00:00 - Cocktail Hour - (bridal party takes pictures) After your "I dos," you and your husband leave the ceremony first - followed by the bridal party and your

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How to Get Consistent Flash Exposures

By at June 10, 2011 | 10:09 am | 1 Comments

World renowned photographer Gary Fong teaches you how to achieve more consistent flash exposures while shooting with Canon, Sony and Nikon brand

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Marketing to Brides: Stop Selling the Drill. Sell the Hole.

By at June 8, 2011 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

I just love love this analogy that I've heard over and over again. It was first coined by MLM expert Mike Dillard. This is what he says: "Nobody who ever bought a drill actually wanted a drill. They wanted a hole. Therefore, if you want to sell drills, you should advertise information about making holes -- NOT information about drills!" So many people out there in the

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Beautiful Wedding Photos | A Southern Rose Images

By at June 6, 2011 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

Meet Rose Kee, one of our newest Featured members out of Louisiana! Rose specializes in Beautiful Wedding Photos including Wedding, Portrait, and Family Photography in Louisiana and South East Texas. How did you get started?My father was a part time photographer in West Virginia and Florida so he would do weddings and Arial photography and art pieces to enter contests.

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Show Your Shots! Creative Wedding Photo Displays

By at May 20, 2011 | 2:54 pm | 0 Comment

I read in many on-line forums that couples often don't hang their wedding photographs in their homes as wedding photo displays. On the other hand, many couples do put up their engagement pictures. They may love their pictures but the don't display them. Why? "My wedding pictures, particularly our portraits, seem a bit formal and feel artificial hanging in my home. Our

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Meet Marci Curtis – Michigan Wedding Photojournalist

By at May 18, 2011 | 4:48 pm | 1 Comments

Marci Curtis is our newest Michigan Wedding Photojournalist! Marci shared with us a little background about herself and how she got started, her advice for photographers just starting out, and what she loves most about wedding photography: How did you get started?I started working for the local newspaper right out of college at the Ann Arbor News shooting a lot of

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Tools in Action – Create Bridal Fashion Images

By at May 13, 2011 | 10:14 am | 0 Comment

Renowned wedding photographer Gary Fong shot this video in London, England as a demo for the Society of Wedding and Portrait. Gary Fong, Inc.'s PowerSnoot is a chrome-plated, long snoot with a grid that allows you to create dramatic lighting effects using regular speedlight equipment. Watch how Gary utilizes his PowerSnoot on a Canon EOS 7D to achieve a sophisticated

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Featured New Orleans Wedding by Marc Pagani

By at May 5, 2011 | 2:31 pm | 0 Comment

Colorful, fun, and full of laughing & dancing describes our Featured New Orleans Wedding by very talented member photographer Marc Pagani. He shared with us some of the wedding details and a few of his favorite shots: I got to know Erin and Gus a bit via shooting their engagement pics and Erin's Bridal pics. Erin looked just as lovely on her wedding day as she did

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Illinois Couple Wins $200 Photography Giveaway

By at April 13, 2011 | 10:04 am | 0 Comment

Jessica DeGrandis and Mark Zauner are the winners of our $200 Photography Giveaway! Jessica works in the marketing field and Mark is a fire alarm inspector. "We are very excited to have won this giveaway! Our photography was the one area of the wedding we were not willing to cut any corners! These are going to be the pictures we cherish for the rest of our lives and

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What to Wear for Engagement Photos

By at April 7, 2011 | 2:42 pm | 0 Comment

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. Making sure you know what to wear for engagement photos can make a big difference in the look of your photographs. Suggestions on what to wear: Choose comfortable

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How to Look Amazing in Bridal Portraits

By at March 29, 2011 | 1:01 pm | 0 Comment

Lets talk how to look amazing in bridal portraits. Yeah! I know what you're thinking. Stand, smile, shoot. Wrong! I get the same reaction so frequently from brides who think its just that simple. It's so much more then that so I thought I would take a few minutes to talk about what goes in to a well composed bridal portrait. In addition we need to consider creativity and

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Meet Olivia MaroneNorth Carolina Wedding Photographer

By at March 25, 2011 | 9:15 am | 0 Comment

Olivia Marone is our newest North Carolina Wedding Photographer! Olivia shared with us a little background about herself, how she got started, her advice for new photographers, and what she loves most about wedding photography: How did you get started?I was 16 and got my first SLR camera when a close friend of my family unexpectedly reunited with a former sweetheart

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Pro-Quality Work from Your Entry Level DSLR

By at March 22, 2011 | 8:18 pm | 0 Comment

You don't need an expensive DSLR to make beautiful images, but there are some basic considerations that your entry level DSLR does require. By Gary Fong Working as a professional wedding photographer for over 20 years kept me busy shooting over 1,000 weddings for many satisfied clients. It goes without saying that technological advancements in the industry saw me through

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Vintage Wedding Flair by Twilight Images

By at February 25, 2011 | 2:37 pm | 0 Comment

Member Melody Smith of Twilight Images by Melody Smith captured these fantastic vintage wedding photos. The bride and groom chose a unique 1950's diner approach, and it looks like they had so much fun with it! "Really, this couple could not have been any cuter-----and what better way to start of 2011 with a little vintage flair! Angie's concept for her wedding was

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Stepping up your Game – a Professional Wedding Photographer

By at February 23, 2011 | 11:53 am | 0 Comment

The professional wedding photographer is much more than the person behind the camera! With the digital revolution in full swing, anyone can take a picture. The professional is there to record the usual and customary, the spontaneous, and create the artful photographs that will be treasured for a lifetime. An experienced professional should have a calming effect on the

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Lighting Techniques for a Storybook Look

By at February 17, 2011 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Jim Brandano of JP Brandano Photography, one of our talented members in Florida, shares a fantastic tutorial on the lighting techniques he uses when shooting portraits of the bride and groom: In one of my posts, I mentioned that we sometimes use a flashlight when lighting a bride and groom for an image. I received emails asking two questions: why and how. I will

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Winter Wonderland Wedding Photos – Gold Hill, NC

By at February 11, 2011 | 10:57 am | 2 Comments

Ken Thomas of Ken Thomas Photography in North Carolina captured these amazing winter wonderland wedding photos and shared the details behind them: "I shot this wedding on December 26, 2010 in Gold Hill NC. The couple was Brittany and Jason from Mooresville NC. It snowed the night before and continued to snow during the ceremony. Yes Mother Nature blessed them with a

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Picture Perfect Wedding Photos in Rain or Snow

By at February 10, 2011 | 10:07 am | 0 Comment

The massive snow storms we've had recently got me to thinking about the challenges for wedding planning . . . particularly the weather. Outdoor weddings are a favorite with everyone but here on the East coast the weather can change in minutes. The question "What if?" preys heavily on many a couple's minds. What if rain, what if wind, what if snow . . . you fill in the

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