Senior sessions are some of my favorite things to photograph, other than weddings. There is so much on the horizon and new adventures to come.
I work at Radford University for my 9-5 job and I love working with students. That's part of the reason I enjoy photographing seniors. Hearing their plans for college, what they will miss most about high school, and finding out the things they are most looking forward to after high school.
Savannah was no different. We walked around the Duck Pond at Virginia Tech and chatted about photography, where she plans to attend school.
Sunday was such a beautiful day that I was thankful to get outside and shoot. We found the only thing that was blooming and the pink buds were perfect. And I have serious hair envy after photographing Savannah. I mean, look at those perfect curls!
I'm looking forward to more spring senior sessions and can't wait for warmer weather.
Planning your wedding is stressful and there are so many different “projects” and task to think through. Not only are you planning and dreaming of tablescapes and decor, but you also have to think about when everyone needs to be ready, what time should the ceremony start, and so many little details that it can seem overwhelming.
A well-planned timeline for the wedding day will make things so much smoother the day of. As a photographer, I love getting to collaborate with wedding planners and brides to ensure that everything runs efficiently the day of. While wedding day timelines should be about getting everywhere on time and starting certain portions of the day when you are supposed to, it should also maximize the time you have with your photographer.
This is a long one guys, but it is one of my "most asked questions". Brides, it's hard to think about all the little pieces, but that's why I'm here.
It's your wedding day, the day that you've been dreaming about and planning for so long. Your hair is perfect, your makeup is flawless and you are about to walk down the aisle. Your guests are waiting and ready to witness the start of your marriage. You've invited them there to be present as you say "I do" and to support you along this journey. While it is your day, you want to make sure that your guest feel included and can take part in your ceremony.
I'm not saying that you have to give each of your guests a job to do, but there are a few simple tips that will make your guests feel involved. This also goes hand-in-hand with ways to make your wedding ceremony photographer-friendly. Let me explain with a little more detail.
Getting the bride into her gown can sometimes be a hectic part to the day. It can seem rushed and everyone wants to help get her dressed as quickly as possible. But there are a few tips that I've found to help the bride (and the bridesmaids) with "getting ready" portraits. If you missed last weeks "Wedding Walkthrough Wednesday" post, you can find out all about bridal details here.
Being behind the scenes on weddings day has given me a new perspective. I haven't been married, I'm not engaged...so this is something that I've learned over my time shooting as a wedding photographer and a second shooter.
There are a few tips that I have to ease that stress on the morning of.
But my biggest tip is to HAVE ALL OF YOUR DETAILS TOGETHER. When I first arrive to start shooting, the first thing on my to-do list for the day is to shoot bridal details, only after saying hello to the bride and introducing myself to the bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride. So what things should you have together?