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Wedding Photography

Wedding photography hardly stops at a wedding. If you are searching for a place where photo enhancement can be done, then try us. This includes giving a professional touch to your non-professional wedding digital images or other wedding images requiring some touch of professionalism to make them more stunning and appealing. When you use our service, we take the photos for you during the entire wedding, and then with your close input, we send them as fast as possible. You can also try us on wedding videography sessions to capture every moment of your wonderful moment as you transform your life.

Weddings might come and go as well as the guests who came to grace the occasion, but with great Wedding Photography work, you can remember every moment of the entire colorful occasion tomorrow and decades to come.

Every time you look at the great and elegant photos we deliver to you the colors, the happy moments, the beautiful day, wonderful people, sweet and appetizing cake and much more, will come back to life.

This is the reason you need a professional photographer to avail to you great photos, as you would like them, to capture every crucial moment you went through. Our wedding photography session keeps all the aspirations, fun and color alive.

Overview

Wedding day is a dream day and everything needs to be just perfect.

You can be sure that we will comprehend and realize your needs and expectations, understanding your stylistic preferences and having a clear plan of how to execute the photo session and cover the whole event.

Your needs

We always discuss everything with you prior to the wedding to ensure you get the wedding album you envision. We will exactly know what you want. Either it is mostly journalistic style or formal poses, color or black & white. We will be able to customize the process to meet your needs. We want to define and fulfill your expectations and desires.

**For more information please visit www.glamourfirstphotography.com

I am Rifat Ahsan a student from Bangladesh. Photography is my hobby. It’s like a passion to me.

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How to Start a Wedding Photography Business

Article by Christian Stanley

How to Start a Wedding Photography BusinessbyChristian J Stanley weddingsCreating a successful wedding photography business can be more of a challenge than one would think. Just because you can take a picture doesn?t mean that starting your own wedding photography business will be smooth sailing. However there are certain building blocks one can take that will assist in creating yourself a successful start to your wedding photography business. First and most important building block is to build an efficient and thorough business/ creative plan. This is the foundation and should include your objectives, your mission, and your keys to success.Your foundation objectives will cover what it takes to produce the same outstanding quality results time after time, and what it will take to become recognized as a top wedding photographer. You mission should describe what you want to achieve and how you are going to do that. Your keys to success should include how you will fulfill your client?s expectations and how you will accomplish this. How will you be competitive with your services offered? What kind of profits do you need to become successful competition?Before you start you?re first step is to find your identity. Have you figured it out? Be true to yourself and know your strengths and weaknesses as a photographer. Are you ready to start this financially and technically? Do you know your style and identity, and do you do it well? You should know how to describe your photography and vision. Are you more of a photo journalistic photographer who relies on natural available light and candid moments? Do you preplan and pose portraits and incorporate technical lighting skills giving a classic look. Or, do you mix it up with both, showing a full range of capabilities that give you your own modern contemporary style?If you know what you want your photography and identity to look like but haven?t achieved the look yet, maybe you need more work on your photography before you can establish your business.Take a look at your photography and decide what level of talent you have and what potential you possess. Be critical of your work, but also have others critique your work for you. Learn how to use constructive criticism to improve your photography. If your identity isn?t where you want it, ask yourself, what needs to be improved? Do you know your equipment (camera, lighting, etc) well enough? Do you know how to read and meter your exposures? Do you have the right equipment, i.e.: hi resolution digital camera and Photoshop? You need a digital camera to stay up with your competition. It is also of great importance to be proficient in Photoshop and Lightroom and your digital workflow. It is up to you to overcome any weakness with proper education and practice before you take on photographing a wedding.Photographing a wedding is a big responsibility. Someone has paid a large amount of money and trust in you to document this special and personal day. This is why it is so important to be confident enough to step into any wedding that comes your way and do a solid job photographing it. Having your skills fine-tuned are just part of what it takes to build that foundation of confidence. The other huge part to building confidence is experience.We all start out somewhere. So once you have your photography skills and workflow down, it is now time to test yourself and your identity. The first step is to know your value. Do you think you?re up to shooting a wedding solo for $ 2000.00? Wait, you don?t have any wedding pictures for a portfolio. How are you going to sell yourself as a wedding photographer? Well either you get lucky with someone who trusts and likes your photography regardless that you have never photographed a wedding. Or you decide to build your portfolio through being a second or third shooter for a more established wedding photographer. This is a great way to get exposure and experience in the wedding photography scene. A great way to approach this route is to call all of the local wedding photographers in your area and ask if anyone is in need of a second or third shooter. Once you find some work ask questions and pay close attention to how they run their business and how they photograph weddings. Everyone has a system. How they shoot the wedding ceremony, portraits, reception, etc. Use this position to your advantage and build relationships within the wedding industry. The more you learn, the faster you will be on your way to becoming competition. Remember to save money for when you make your transition out on your own.Once you have some weddings under your belt your confidence will lead you at the right time to separate and become that competition that you have been working for. When you do choose, it should be all or nothing. Either stay on as a second shooter or take the risk and become competition.After you have taken the jump into the unknown and exciting world of being your own boss. Your confidence as a photographer has grown and you now possess an identity as a wedding photographer. You can now start your wedding photography business wherever and whenever.Hopefully you have invested in your own digital camera, backup camera, lenses, computer, Photoshop, etc. Your investment needs to have insurance. You cannot afford to have it stolen or broken; otherwise all your hard work will be for nothing. Also you should have liability insurance to C.Y.A. You can get photographers insurance through PPA.Before you place yourself as competition in the wedding photography market you should know your competition. They are your best models to help get started. Take notice of what they charge for packages and what they include with their services. Where and how do they advertise? What niche do they fill and where can you fit in as a new business.To establish your business you need an address. You can choose a PO Box or another mailbox service such as Mail Boxes ETC. I prefer MBE because you can choose a mailbox with a real street address. Not to mention they have many other services. Next get a separate phone number for your business. To legitimately create your business you should either have a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or a sole proprietorship. You can learn about this through an accountant or through websites like http://www.legalzoom.com.With the rest of the money you saved you will have to determine how much is to be used for marketing and other expenses. Marketing is going to be the most essential thing for your business to get off the ground. Without marketing you don?t have a business. Your marketing essentials are: to have your identity, your portfolio, and your line of communication.Through the image library that you have created, pick your best images to use for your portfolio, website and all promotional and marketing materials. Your portfolio can be made w/ inkjet prints that you put in an album of choice such as albums provided by Topflight, photoalbumshop.com, or you can choose to have one printed by Asuka albums, or other online print labs such as Snapfish or Shutterfly. Your image identity is now established, and will grow over time. However you now need your business identity. What will your promotional materials look like? What font will you use? What colors will be incorporated? Will you use a logo? It may be a good idea to find a graphic designer to help you out with this. Once you figure out your business identity and incorporate it with your promotional materials you should create and print them all at once to distribute them all year. Make sure you have the basics like your business cards, postcards, brochure, contract, 8×10?s and any other promotional materials you can think of. These materials can be ordered through gotprint.com and vistaprint.com.After your promotional materials are finished and the portfolio is printed, you are ready to create your website. View other sites to get an idea of what style of site you want and how it will look. Search for someone else to create a website for you if you aren?t educated in web development but having a professional do this can get a bit pricy. Some great alternatives are to use Craig?s List or look into finding a student at a local college to do it. Make sure you work with your web developer in creating your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for the site. This is most important and is the best way to insure that you can create a web presence that is optimized for search engines. The template DIY websites don?t work well for SEO. SEO will concentrate on key wording, alt tags, one-way links, and proper site submissions.You now have a business ready to start seeing some return. People are ready to see your business and it?s your job to reach out and find them. It is your job to know your market and tap it with your presence. I suggest that it is priority to get a creative ad on Craig?s List. Why not it?s free? Now that you have all of your promotional materials printed out, where are you going to distribute them? Research all local, state, or nationwide wedding industry businesses, and create a directory of them for your advertising. Create your promotional packets with cover letter, brochure, postcards, and a mini portfolio or something that shows your style in more depth. This is a lot of work and may take a while. Get help from friends, family or again posting an ad on Craig?s List for some temporary help. After you have mailed everything, follow up with phone calls to let them know who you are. This will help provide a personal connection to your materials and help start future relationships. Building relationships is very important and will help bring work your way through word of mouth. Another great way to build relationships and get your work out is to participate in any bridal shows that come to your area. Knowing your business and what you offer to your clients and the industry is the most important thing. Just as it is important to know your self-identity as a person, so is it important to know your business identity. When the phone starts ringing people want to see confidence in you and your images. Just remember that images speak louder than words and that the cream always rises to the top.Good Luck!Christian J Stanleywww.luvbugstudios.comPortland Oregon wedding photographerEugene Oregon wedding photographerTo see more of my wedding photography see our blog at Oregon wedding photographer

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DIY Villa Parker Wedding from Lindsay B Photography

Article by Ebridalgowns

Today is just a Colorado-lovin’ kind of day on the LBB blog. We spent all morning with a gorgeous fusion wedding set in the Rockies, and now we’re switching gears to a fantastic DIY affair the lovely Lindsay B Photography sent our way. Set at the always gorgeous Villa Parker, this wedding was filled to the brim with all sorts of homespun details – from the gorgeous fabric florals to the homemade granola favors. It’s beyond what I could imagine for a DIY soiree, and this isn’t even all of it! Click here to check out the rest in the full image gallery.

Phil and I met in 2006 in a bar in downtown New York City. We were both there with friends and started talking, and realized we were both wearing blue Vans sneakers (which would later be our save-the-date!). A few days later Phil took me on our first date to a vegan restaurant, a very smooth move since I’m a vegan, and he is not. We discovered we had a lot in common beyond our sneakers and ever since then we’ve been inseparable. After four years of dating we got engaged on Memorial Day.

I started planning right away. I combed magazines, Esty and blogs for inspiration and got a lot of ideas, but things really started falling into place when we found our venue, Villa Parker. We decided to have the wedding in Colorado, where I am from, instead of New York City, where we live, for a few reasons–it was much more cost effective, my mom was on the ground there and could do a lot of planning, and it would be a fun destination for our friends and family. We felt the Villa had a rustic “Colorado” feel but was also very beautiful with great indoor and outdoor options for our ceremony and reception, so we chose it as our venue. From there some themes began to solidify– purple and blue vintage fabric, kraft paper, mason jars, hearts, owls and cupcakes all inspired me and were woven throughout the wedding from the invites to décor.

I love crafting and have very handy friends and family, so the wedding became a real community effort packed full of hand-made details. We made almost everything for the wedding, from the napkins, cake stands and cake toppers to the programs, lemonade straws and escort cards. I was very ambitious taking on so many projects and there is no way they would have come together so beautifully without all of the help everyone readily offered. There were a handful of nights my parents and I stayed up late tying ribbons, stuffing bags, gluing and ironing, and while it was tedious work we had a lot of fun together. One of our favorite hand-made touches of the day was beautiful cover for our chuppah my mother-in-law worked on for a year hand embroidering which was an incredible gesture and something we will cherish forever. She also baked bags of her famous granola for everyone to take at the end of the night as favors for a yummy breakfast the next day.

The flowers were one of my favorite parts of the day, and our florist was wonderful to work with. I had made fabric boutonnieres for all of the groomsmen. She took the same fabric and included it in my bouquet and the bridesmaid’s bouquets and corsages for family. Wildflower arrangements sat on the tables in clear mason jars alongside lanterns made out of gorgeous antique blue mason jars. The table numbers were little chalkboard hearts, and we used chalkboards for signs throughout the Wedding–a nod to the fact that I am a preschool teacher and come from a family of teachers. Another meaningful detail was that the tables were lined with kraft paper from a roll my grandfather used in his pharmacy almost 50 years ago! Our guestbook was a DIY photobooth using a laptop computer; my cousin and her friend manned the whole evening. Guests took silly pictures with props and then printed them on index cards and wrote notes below their picture before taping it in a scrapbook–the results were fabulous and so much fun to look at the next day while eating leftover cupcakes!

Our whole wedding day – from getting ready by having a Michael Jackson dance party with my bridesmaids and bridesmen to when we made our grand exit to our limo with a sparkler send off (a surprise from the maid of honor) – was truly magic. The thing that stands out the most to Phil and I though is our ceremony, which our Rabbi made very personal and meaningful. We come from two different religious backgrounds (Catholic and Jewish) and the Rabbi helped our families work together to incorporate traditions to honor both faiths. Phil and I also created our own ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, that reflected exactly what we wanted to pledge to each other, which was read at the ceremony. Standing in the warm Colorado sun under the beautiful chuppah that Phil’s mother made and knowing all of our friends and family were there supporting us was the best feeling in the world–we both felt so lucky and grateful. We can’t believe how quickly the day passed but felt like it turned out just the way we wanted–it was a ton of fun and felt exactly like “us.”

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Wedding Photographer Bristol: – Some Advice Regarding Wedding Photography Gears

If you are new to the wedding photography business, then there are so many things which you have to know and consider. The most important thing is the creativity, which comes from inside, but the other major things are the perfect gears to make your creativity even more perfect. So, here I would like to suggest you some of the major gears, which helps you in enhancing your creativity.

• Camera(s): 

You must carry two cameras one as primary and the other one is for the backup purpose.

• Lenses: 

A wide angle or short lens of 14-28mm or maybe an 18-50mm for the group photographs or some other creative shots. 

A telephoto(s) lens of around a 28-70mm or even a 70-200mm is another good investment for candid or and close-up shots.

When you are carrying two cameras together, then use wide angle lens for the group photographs on one and the telephoto lens on other for the candid photography.

• Lights: 

A powerful flash with a power-pack is the best one to carry with. This will make you to concentrate more on the shots rather than on the flash settings. This power-pack also give some relieve from the continuous charging of batteries. If not having enough budgets to carry power-pack, then at least use the chargeable batteries for the camera and for the flash too.

A light kit with at least two lights and stands two umbrellas or soft boxes. It is always best to photograph the groups with a professional lighting system.

• Memory Cards or Film: 

Instead of facing problem regarding shortage of memory cards or films, you must carry several memory cards or photo films with you. Several photographers use to carry several films together.

• Other Important Gear 

Camera or “AA” battery chargers 

Pocket Wizard to synch the lights 

Light Meter 

Extension cords and power strips 

Lens cleaning kit 

Tripod 

Water 

Breath mints 

Optional: laptop, portable burner, iPad or similar device

• Important person: 

Having a second shooter that you work well with and trust is exceptionally important. They support in capturing cutaway shots, candid moments, or shots you may have missed, and they help keep everything flowing efficiently. It’s always a good idea to have a second pair of eyes.

Being a Wedding Photographer Bristol is not an easy thing. You have to carry all your stuff and gears together with you and sometimes you have to wear some of those gears while shooting a important session.

 

 

The author has been writing articles from last three years on various topics. With this article, he wants to share information about the Wedding Photographer Bristol 

 

 

 

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