Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bridesmaidzilla

I was beyond thrilled when my sister got engaged. Her man is a great guy and we all love him. So it was the best news ever. The only problem.... she HATES having her picture taken! I have been photographing weddings and engagement portraits for 10 years, I have a ton of great ideas & funky locations. This was going to be the engagement shoot of the decade! But so far, no. She doesn't want to fly to Paris for her shoot. Not even the Vegas strip. Mind you, I'm known for thinking big and she likes simple. So, simple it was. She came to visit me a few weeks ago and I took the opportunity (and the 5 minutes she gave me!) to take these fun pix at my house. It's just them against my kitchen wall! But for now, this will have to do :( I'm still going to try to talk them into something a little more exciting! In the meantime if there is anyone out there that would like to be my sister for a day! Let me know. I would love to do a totally off the wall, like fly somewhere crazy for a weekend, type shoot! And, this time of year, meeting in Miami doesn't sound like a bad idea!


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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bridal Show - This Sunday!

Versailles at the Ramada, Toms River on January 25th doors open at 1pm. We're participating in the event, be sure and stop by and see us!
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

We Love Norman Love!

Norman Love Chocolates make a sweet wedding favor! These yummy treats were a hit at Jaime and Cesar's wedding earlier this month. Check out the Norman Love website for all the info on their custom chocolate favors!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

PPA Photographers Convention



I just returned from a fun trip to the PPA annual photography convention. This year I took our assistant photographer, Emily, and headed out to Phoenix to submerse myself in photo. There had to have been 10,000 photographers there. I think we pretty much took over the city! We found some really great new photography products while we were there. We found the most unique album to add to our line up, so be sure and check back for pictures of this new addition. And to Heather, we missed you! Next time we aren't letting you miss out!

Emily: hanging outside the convention hall
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Before Pix

I occasionally have a client who will tell me they don't want to have pictures of themselves "getting ready", so they suggest that we don't do pictures before the ceremony. As I always say, I am super flexible and I will do whatever my client wants BUT, I always have suggestions!

The before ceremony pictures of the girls getting ready is a nice way to begin the documentation of the day, but there is so much more to the before pictures than just getting into dresses. This is the point where I am going to capture many of the details: the dress hanging, shoes, jewelry etc. I am also using this time to capture candid moments of family and friends as well as the bride. Lastly, I find this is really the best time to create portraits of the bride alone. Hair and make-up are perfect, there aren't as many people around us, it's by far the best time to capture those elegant images.

I have to admit, I love shooting the before pictures. There is so much emotion and always so many fun moments. I love being the fly on the wall and just waiting for beautiful moments to present themselves. I'm smiling just thinking about it!

Here are Jennifer's pre-pix. We photographed her wedding in November. There were a ton of great shots throughout the day, but here are just a few of the moments from before the ceremony:































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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Two Birds for the Bridesmaids

I just love this bridesmaids dress... It's Two Birds. The great wrap dress that can be worn 10 different ways. I first saw this adorable dress at Dina and Adams wedding a few months ago:







Most recently I saw Two Birds at Tyler and Shoren's destination wedding on Sanibel Island in Florida.



Here are a few more pix from Tyler and Shoren's big day:












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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Investment



Coverage Options
every option includes
a customized wedding day timeline
a digital copy of the images with printing rights
an online gallery for viewing the images

Coverage option with ONE photographer and and assistant photographer

5 hours of coverage time and approximately 800 digital images
$2,250

6 hours of coverage time and approximately 1,000 digital images
$2,500

7 hours of photography coverage time and approximately 1,150 digital images
$2,750

8 hours of photography coverage time and approximately 1,300 digital images
$3,000

10 hours of photography coverage time and approximately 1,500 digital images
$3,350
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