Thursday, July 28, 2011

Emily + Ryan

HEY! These two were such troopers! It was so hot, which it has been in good old Louisiana, but it was rough for me and I didn't need to look pretty like these two. :) And if you ask me, you would never know how hot it truly was by looking at the photos. I have known Emily since probably Kindergarten, and when she asked me to do her wedding, I was ecstatic! Both Ryan and Emily also work at the same hospital as me and were a semester ahead of me in nursing school! They did great and I CANNOT wait for yall's wedding! And Emily's bridals!!! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jeremy + Sarah!!!

YAY! Sarah and her girls were so much fun and just everyone involved with the wedding was great! Jeremy and Sarah decided to do the "first look"! This was a decision that I had a hard time deciding on for my own wedding, while I wanted all the photos of me and my husband, I didn't want to break that tradition. Not to mention I would have cried the entire time I am sure! Sarah started to with hers but quickly recovered, I probably would not have been so lucky! lol. It does give you that extra time to take photos with your man (granted everyone is on time, which can be really hard on the day of your wedding!). You can see their hot, beautiful, June wedding below and you gotta love the bird seeds for their exit! :) I hope you enjoy your photos and your endless life together! Much love!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Finding YOUR wedding photographer!

So I know I'm a little bias on this one but I honestly don't think every bride out there is right for me or me right for them. So how do you find the best wedding photographer for you?

Some pieces of advice:

1. Do you FEEL something when you view their work? You should emotionally connect with the images. You are hiring this person to capture one of the most emotional days of your life, they need to be able to capture that! You are hiring an artist with a specific eye (my eye may or may not be for you).

2. Are they competent? There are a bazillion photographers out there and not all of them have a pasion for what they do. (which also relates to being able to capture emotion, if your photographer isn't into it, it shows). Some "photographers" are just wanting to cash your check. Do they have good editing software and equipment? Are they off the manual setting on their camera (You would be surprised!).

3. Make sure you like your photographer as a person. They are going to be with you, your friends, and family for many hours on the best day of your life. You need to be able to trust your photographer and be able to relax in their presence. Find a photographer that makes things easier for you and fun. The statement that I love hearing most after a session is "We had so much fun!"

4. Style: DO YOU LIKE THEIR STYLE? Photographers have different aesthetics and that isn't going to change for your wedding. It is an extention of who they are and what they enjoy. For me personally I prefer a rusty car, green grass, and an old barn with a texture here and there. It is a great idea to send your photographer some photos that resonate with you and see if they can meet your expectations. CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THEIR PHOTOS?

5. Price: I realize budget can be a constraint when choosing your photographer. For my own wedding, I sacrificed in other areas of my wedding day to get the photographer and package that I wanted. What is the point of all of this planning and all the details if you don't have someone, who is competent, there to capture it?!? SO you need to determine how important photos of you wedding day are to you? and whose hands do you want to put that job in?

Hopefully this helps provide some insight in regards to choosing your photographer! Any questions, I would be happy to answer ( I do plan on starting a selection process for choosing weddings. Because of the small amount I do per year, I truly feel that not only do I need to match what you want, But you need to match my style and what I can provide. :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tea Party Mini session!!!

Loved editing and shooting all of these beautiful girls! This is just a small preview from each. They were all so much fun! I love nothing more then tutus and ruffles! :) I hope to keep up the mini session tea parties each spring so join my Facebook to be updated on dates! Thanks and ENJOY!!!