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February at the Beach

So, it has been awhile since I have posted anything because it was a very busy year in 2013.  Besides all of the weddings and beach portraits that we did this past year, we hired an assistant and also did a little bit of traveling to some destination wedding locations.  Winters are very slow on Delmarva, but is a good time to reflect, regroup, and focus on the year ahead. I also love to take advantage of all of the dinner specials, cooking demos, Chamber of Commerce events, and the calm before the storm. Besides tweaking my web site a bit and reading about the various new technology advances in the industry, I have been busy with my two little Yorkies, my hubby, and planning a few road trips this year in our new RV. It is nice that we can combine business with pleasure on our road trips, and the fact that we can take the doggies and all be together is so awesome! The OC Bridal Show is coming up in April, and it should be fun! They had a great turnout last year, so hopefully we will fill up our 2014 calendar with a few more weddings. St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it, and the parade is always fun to watch. Spring is around the corner! I love doing early spring portrait sessions, because people seem so happy and excited when the weather breaks and it shows in their images!  

Add a comment February 27, 2014

Dealing with “Uncle Bob” and paparazzi guests at a wedding

In an effort to keep this post positive, I will not go into a rant on how “Uncle Bob” can ruin a wedding by deciding that he is suddenly a wedding photographer or videographer for a day when he gets in the way of the professionals trying to do their jobs. Although there is really not a concrete way to prevent guests from bringing their own cameras and taking pictures at a wedding, there is a delicate balance between taking a few pictures and actually jumping in the way of the professionals or standing directly behind the officiate during the ceremony. We try to educate our couples that while we are documenting their special day, it is advisable that guests and “Uncle Bob” armed with a video camera be aware that we are the ones the couple is paying. In order for us to do our jobs effectively, we need to be able to get our shots without being interrupted by guests blocking us from doing so. We are very nice, in that we always allow time for them to get their shots after we pose the groups for the formals, but when it comes to jumping in front of us or standing behind the couple during the ceremony, we need to try to prevent this from happening. This can really do damage to wedding images, as you will see when I post some wedding photos where this occurred just recently. Fortunately, we were able to zoom in very close and shoot at certain angles where the videographer was not in every shot, but during some important moments, there he was. Sometimes it is difficult to try to weed through the crowd of paparazzi taking their own photos in order to capture the bride walking down the aisle, or the couple cutting the cake, or the garter being tossed. I am writing this post as a sort of cautionary tale to advise couples to try to make their guests aware that they are “guests” who should relax and enjoy the day. The couple has hired professionals to capture their day so that everyone else can just simply eat, drink, and be merry!

Add a comment May 12, 2011



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