Thursday, April 9, 2009

We shot this garter toss at a recent wedding Candice and I photographed. It's always satisfying, after checking the LCD on the back of the camera, to confirm that we did indeed capture the garter, or flowers, in flight. Not always the easiest thing to do!

Wedding receptions are always fun, everyone's in a great mood, and usually the party is on! Getting great reception pictures, on the other hand, can sometimes be a lot of work. As previously mentioned in another post, sometimes the location of the reception poses a few photographic problems. Poor lighting is probably the biggest concern for most wedding photographers and definitely a challenge. It tests our skills as photographers to make sure we get a nice selection of reception pictures for the bridal couples album.

As promised in our last post it's time for another in the series of photography tips for the bride and groom to consider while they're planning their wedding photography.

Tip #2 - The Gown and Other Details...

Most brides spend years dreaming of their wedding dress. Capturing the essence of the gown can be a task of its own.

Candice definitely has the eye for "the shot" and is very attentive to detail. Here is a quote from an email we received recently from a bride whose wedding we photographed:

"I was very happy that I chose Wyman Gallery Photography for Adam and my wedding. Candice's creativity and eye for a great shot really impressed us and made our day special....please tell her."

It's great to hear back from our clients that we did a good job, and it's especially nice when they're complimenting your daughter!

We pride ourselves in paying attention to details. It ensures the bride, groom and all others are perfect in every photo.

When you're planning your wedding photography don't forget to bring extra makeup, combs and brushes for the formal pictures.

There's a reason television and movie stars never appear in front of the camera without the assistance of makeup! It just looks nicer.

Hey everyone, that's it for me today. I hope you have a great Easter weekend and we'll talk to you soon - Craig

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The above image was from a wedding Candice and I had the privilege of shooting last summer. Sean and Maura were an awesome couple who we really enjoyed getting to know. The picture was taken just before dark and with the use of carefully positioned lighting equipment we were able to capture Sean and Maura nicely and include a very cool sunset down the lake.

Today I'm going to present the first in a series of photography tips for the bride and groom to consider while they're planning their wedding photography.

Tip #1 - Avoid "Un-captured Moments"

One of the most common questions after the ceremony from family and friends who are going to be included in formal portraits is "Where do we go now?". Does Grandma need to be at the park for pictures? Who is taking her and when is her photo scheduled?

"Un-captured moments" are a direct result of guests not being sure if they are in official photos and where the photos will be taken.

Wyman Gallery works with the bride and groom to pre-coordinate and schedule all photos well in advance of their wedding day. Each bridal couple is given a "Photo Coordination Worksheet" to complete several months before the wedding date. From that information we prepare a Photo Schedule and present it to the bridal couple well before the wedding. We encourage them to pass this information along to all family and friends who are going to be in the formal portraits. This let's everyone know when and where their presence is needed for the wedding pictures.

This detailed preplanning creates a smooth transition from ceremony to photos so the bride and groom can relax and enjoy their day.

Just part of the service we provide in all wedding packages!

Next tip - "The Gown and Other Details....".

Hey everyone, that's it for me today. We'll talk to you soon - Craig