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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 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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Capturing The First Look Wedding Photos

By at February 3, 2011 | 4:25 pm | 0 Comment

Jason Crader, one of our Little Rock Arkansas Featured Wedding Photographers, shares how he captures that all important first look wedding photos the bride and groom experience the first time they see each other on their wedding day: Having a first look on the wedding day is becoming more popular with brides and grooms. As the name implies, this is a chance for the

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ROCK THE BOAT! Michigan Wedding Photographer Captures Unique Wedding

By at January 29, 2011 | 9:01 pm | 0 Comment

Michigan Wedding Photographer Gerald Donnelly of OnSite Photography shares his story of a truly unique wedding onboard the yacht Infinity motoring down Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. My clients are boaters so the reception took place on a 125 ft. motor yacht on Lake St. Clair. We left port at Jefferson Beach Marina in St Clair Shores, MI on a late September

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5 Ways To Increase Wedding Photography Business

By at January 15, 2011 | 11:17 am | 0 Comment

As they say in most businesses "it's a numbers game". In the wedding photography business the more Brides that see you, your advertising and your work, the more opportunity you will have to be booked. I thought you'd find it helpful to provide 5 ideas to help increase wedding photography business by becoming more visible on the web and here on WeddingPhotoUSA! 1.

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Adorable Times, Inc. – Brooklyn New York Wedding Photographer

By at January 7, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 0 Comment

Welcome to our newest member, Adorable Times, Inc., Brooklyn New York wedding photographer. Andre Clement provides both professional photography and videography in New York and New Jersey. Check out some photos from his gallery below, and find out more about Andre on his WeddingPhotoUSA Portfolio. Adorable Times, Inc. has been in business for more than 30 years

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Grade School Friends to Wed Win $200 Photography Giveaway

By at January 5, 2011 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

Grade school friends who reconnected at a Wake Forest University football game are to be wed at the Cross Creek Country Club in Mt. Airy, NC and Wedding Photographer Ashley Turner, owner of A Photo By Ashley, will be there to capture every moment! Tanner Hairford and Amber Moser of North Carolina are the latest winners of the WeddingPhotoUSA $200 photography giveaway

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Wedding Photography Success

By at January 4, 2011 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment

2011 is here and as the seasons change so do the styles, likes and desires of the wedding consumer. By now you've probably read many different articles on the topic of latest trends, so I thought it would be helpful to review what NEVER goes out of style and what our clients are always looking for so you can achieve wedding photography success in 2011: 1) Excellent

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Choosing a Wedding Photographer 2.0

By at January 4, 2011 | 1:14 pm | 0 Comment

At least once or twice a week, one of the brides coming to my studio for a consultation, walks in, sits on the couch, and as soon as her purse hits the coffee table, out comes the list. It's a list of questions for your wedding photographer that she has found in a bridal magazine or website. Unfortunately, most of them contain obvious questions like do you have a

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