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How To Prepare For Your Engagement Shoot
I Love Shooting Engagements And Have Been Doing These Sessions For Quite A Long Time. In My Experience, Zeroing On To A Photographer Who Will Be The Best Fit For Them Is One Task, But What’s Even More Challenging For Couples Is Planning For The Engagement Session Once It’s Booked. Couples Are Often In The Dark When It Comes To Things They Will Need To Consider While Preparing For The Shoot. They Need Some Direction To Understand The Process And Also Some Guidance To Ready Themselves For The Shoot Which Can Sometimes Be Overlooked By Other Wedding Plans. I Have Found That Once They Get The Direction, They Feel More At Ease, Less Anxious, And Are Excited To Do The Shoot, And That’s Exactly What A Photographer Wants. Your Happiness Is Paramount For Me, And That’s Why I Have Decided To Share Some Valuable Tips For Engagement Session Preparation Here.tips To Prepare For Your Engagement Sessionbefore You Begin Reading My Tips, I’d Like To Say — You Are Not Alone, Most Couples Find Preparing For An Engagement Session To Be Nerve-wracking, But I Am Here To Offer Help That Will Put You At Ease And Make The Process A Breeze! Cheers!1. Engagement Session Outfit Ideas - The First Rule Of Fashion Is To Do What Makes You Feel Comfortable And Confident! Wear Something Similar To What You Would Wear Out On A Date. Get Creative With Patterns, Textures, And Accessories. It’s Important That You Coordinate With One Another, But I Suggest Not Matching Too Closely. Flowing Tops, Dresses, And Skirts Look Great In Photos, Plus They Are Fun To Dance Around In Too! Feel Free To Wear Layers So We Can Add Some Variety To Our Shoot. Remember To Dress For The Weather And Location. Steam And Iron The Outfits Ahead Of Time So Your Clothes Are Wrinkle-free.2. Consider Professional Hair & Makeup - If You Feel Confident In Your Hair And Makeup Skills, Feel Free To Skip To The Next Step. However, If You Want Makeup Specifically For Photographs, Consider Having It Done Professionally. There Is Caution With Having Makeup Done. You Would Want To Look Like Yourself And Not Overdone, So Choose Wisely. I Can Also Make Suggestions For Professionals I Trust And Work With. If You Aren’t Sure About What To Do With Your Hair, It’s A Great Excuse To Visit The Salon. Most Importantly, Do What Makes You Feel Comfortable!3. The Ringwe Want To See That Sparkle! Since We Will Be Shooting Your Ring, It’s A Great Idea To Get It Polished Before The Shoot. A Simple Local Jewelry Cleaner Will Do The Trick. Your Hands Will Be Photographed, Too, So You Can Put On Your Favorite Nail Polish, Clear Coat, Or Break Out Your Manicure Set.4. The Locationlocation Is Everything, So Think About What You Really Love As A Couple And Choose A Location That Reflects Your Personality. It Should Have A Profound Meaning For Both Of You. I Have A Very Adventurous Spirit, And I Am Open To Your Suggestions And Will Also Be Happy To Make Suggestions. It Could Be In Nature, A Peaceful Lake, Under A City Skyline, A Horse Ranch, Or A Sailboat. No Matter Where It Is, Make Sure You Choose Somewhere That You Know You Will Be Comfortable Being Yourselves.5. Timingschedule Around The Time Before The Sunsets - To Get Some Beautiful Engagement Images. The Time Can Vary Depending On The Time Of The Year And Your Location. For Example, It Could Be Different In The Mountains And Something Else For The Beach. According To Me, Colorado Engagement Portraits Are Best To Take In The Early Afternoons. Early Afternoon Is When Lighting Is At Its Least Favorable, And The Shadows Are Harsh.6. Hire A Professional Wedding Photographer - this Tip Might Look Odd To You Here, Considering I Already Mentioned That These Tips Are Meant To Help You After You Book An Engagement Session. But I’d Like To Reiterate That A Good Photographer Can Turn Difficult Situations Into The Best Opportunities. It’s Important That You Research Well And Hire A Wedding Photographer To Document This Chapter In Your Relationship. Your Engagement Photos Will Be Your Forever Memories, And You Would Want Them To Turn Out To Be Their Best. So, If Possible, Book The Engagement Session With Your Wedding Photographer. This Would Give You A Chance To Work With And Connect With Your Wedding Photographer Before Your Wedding Day.7. The Butterflies In Your Stomach - it’s Okay To Be Nervous, But Once You Reach The Shoot Location, You Will Realize That You Have Started To Feel Better And Relaxed. You Will Forget Any Stress Or Anxiety After You Hear The First Snap. As An Engagement Photographer, I Always Try To Make It Easy And Fun For My Couples. If You Choose To Get Your Shoot Done By Me, I Will Guide You At Every Step And Help You Know What To Do. We Will Shake Out The Jitters Together!enjoy Your Engagement Sessions With Me!all You Couples Out There, I’m Here For You. I Love To Offer Tips I Have Learned Over The Years To Help You Feel More Comfortable And Bring Out The Best In You As A Couple! More Than This, I Love Taking Beautiful And Romantic Portraits Of You Wonderful People. I’d Be Delighted At The Opportunity To Be Your Engagement Or Wedding Photographer! You Can Contact Me At Https://hillarymooreweddings.com Or Give Me A Call At 646-785-3551. I Can’t Wait To Hear From You! 
Halloween Wedding In Boise Idaho
David And Emily Saying Their Vowstheir Wedding Was On Halloween  At Their Friends Home In Boise Idaho.the Wedding Officiant Was Pauline Downey And Their Dj Was Brian Roberts Of Diamond Music Catering.
Rural Rustic Wedding Willow Grove Event
Joseph And Tiana Saying Their Vowstheir Wedding Took Place In Emmett Idaho At Willow Grove Events. The Dj Was Diamond Music Catering And The Officiant Was Pauline Downey.
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Allison Slater Photography Elopement Sessions
Discover Some Of The Elopement Sessions From My 2021! I Loved All Of The Days For Individual Reasons, But I Am So Grateful For All Of My Couples!
Darling Fall Garden Wedding At Airlie | Caroline & Dylan | Virginia Wedding Photographer
 a Perfect Fall Day  when You Get The Opportunity To Shoot An Amazing Couple And Their Sweet Golden, You Take That Opportunity With Gusto. Caroline And Dylan Said Their Vows Beneath A Beautiful Flowering Arch Surrounded By Blue And Purple Hydrangeas. The Groomsmen Were Decked Out In Their Best Black Tie Attire And The Ladies Glowed Their Pink And Purple Gowns. Guests Watched In Admiration And Pride As Caroline And Dylan Promised To Love Each Other Through It All. Including Sports Season And Housewives Episodes. And Their Sweet Golden Gus? Well He Was There Every Step Of The Way Helping His Humans Get Ready And To Celebrate This Wonderful Day! 
Wedding At The Historic Kaminski House In Georgetown, Sc
This Wedding Was Held At The Historic kaminski House Museum in Georgetown, Sc. This Is Located At The End Of The Harborwalk On The Sampit River. This House Was Built Back In The Mid 1700’s By A Wealthy Sc Merchant. After Many Renovations And Changes, This Is A Very Beautiful Area For A Wedding Ceremony. There Are Huge Oaks And Lots Of Foliage On The Bank Of The River That Make A Beautiful Background For The Ceremony And Pictures After. The Sunset Was Beautiful For Pictures With The Bride And Groom On The Boardwalk And In Front Of The Fountain.
Favorite Winery Wedding Venues In California
There’s Just Something So Totally Romantic About A Winery Wedding! And Here In Wine-country, We Have Some Of The Best In The Us. Winery And Vineyard Wedding Venues Give Off Such A Classic, Elegant And Rustic Charm With A Hint Of Fairytale! Here Are Some Of The Most Stunning Winery Venues To Make All Your Wedding Dreams Come True.
Authentic Candid Wedding Photographer - Joey Cheng Teenadult Productions
Hey All,first Blog Here On Wedding Chick. My Name Is Joey Cheng And I'm A Wedding Photographer In La. You May Find Me On @joeytheteenadult Or Www.theteenadultprod.commany Of Blogs Teach You On Asking The Right Question For Your Wedding Photographers To Know Their Styles, I Myself Have Written That Too On My Blog. And Even Sometimes You'd Want To Know The Style Of Your Wedding Photographer Too! Instead Of Giving You Those Generic Answers For You Today, I Want To Bring You To A Little Bit Of My Bts When I'm Shooting At Weddings! 
Mendocino Garden Wedding At Yokayo Ranch
When Covid Hit And Ultimately Postponed Their Wedding, Jenna And Ryan Decided To Make The Most Of It. They Took Their Van, Affectionately Named Lucy, And Hit The Road For A Four-month Cross-country Road Trip. After Their Adventures, They Returned To The Bay Area. When It Was Finally Time To Say Their I Do’s, They Just Knew They Wanted To Maximize Their Time Celebrating With Their Loved Ones By Throwing A Community-oriented Wedding Weekend.jenna And Ryan Hosted Their Wedding Weekend At Yokayo Ranch In Ukiah, Ca. Yokayo Ranch Has A Rich And Varied Past, Including Being A Fraternity At One Point, Meaning There Is A Ton Of Onsite Lodging. With The Capability To Accommodate Their Closest Family And Friends For An Entire Weekend And Its Serene Mendocino Garden Vibe, Jenna And Ryan Knew It Was The Perfect Place For Their Long-awaited Nuptials. Jenna, Ryan, And Their Bridal Party All Got Ready On Site. The Bridesmaids Wore Gowns Of Varying Hues Of Blush To Dusty Rose. Ryan And The Groomsmen Paired Tan Jackets With White Button-downs, Black Ties, And Black Slacks. Jenna Was Stunning In A Simple Silhouetted Gown With A Detailed Lace Bodice. Once Everyone Was Ready, It Was Time For Jenna And Ryan To Do Their First Look Before The Ceremony.as Guests Arrived On The Warm Summer Evening, They Were Immediately Greeted With Artisanal Sorbet To Refresh Them Before The Wedding Ceremony Began. Jenna And Ryan Let Yokayo's Ceremony Space Speak Primarily For Itself. The Site Is Among A Lush Garden Full Of California Native Plants. They Adorned The Existing Archway With A Spray Of Their Wedding Florals In Hues Of Cream, Blush, Sage, And Pops Of Pink. The Ceremony Was Sweet And Heartfelt—quite A Few Guests Found Themselves Wiping Tears Away. With Their Vows Exchanged, And The New Union Sealed With A Kiss, It Was Time To Celebrate!we Made Sure To Capture Photos With Jenna And Ryan's Families, Their Bridal Parties, And A Few Extra Special Guests. Cocktail Hour Was In Full Swing By The Pool, Where Pizzas Were Being Freshly Wood-fired For Guests To Enjoy. Jenna And Ryan Joined Their Guests And Then Danced Their Way Into The Reception As The New Mr. And Mrs. The Entire Evening Was Hosted Outdoors From Dinner To Toasts, Cake Cutting, And Dancing.it Was Important To Jenna And Ryan That Their Wedding Reflects The Sense Of Community They Want To Carry Into Their New Life Together. Many Of The Vendors Were Friends, Friends Of The Family, And Mendocino County Locals. There Were Also So Many Special Touches To Mark The Day As Uniquely Jenna And Ryans. Instead Of A Traditional Guest Book, They Requested Their Guests Bring And Sign A Copy Of Their Favorite Record For The Couple To Enjoy. They Also Had Their Van Lucy Onsite To Serve As A Photo Booth For Their Guests.jenna And Ryan's Wedding Had The Intimate Feel Of Being Hosted In A Backyard Summer Garden While Benefiting From The Fantastic Accommodations Yokayo Rancho And Their Selected Vendors Had To Offer. All Their Personal Touches Throughout Their Wedding Made It An Event That I Am Sure Jenna, Ryan, And Their Guests Will Remember Fondly For Years And Years To Come.see Just A Few Of My Favorites From Their Day By Clicking View Gallery! 
La Playa Carmel Engagement Session
Despite All The Weddings I Attend For Work, Nate And I Haven’t Been Simply Guests At A Wedding In Over Two Years! (looking At You, Working Weekends!) When Our Dear Friends Kelsey And Joey Got Engaged And Invited Us To Celebrate Their Big Day As Guests, We Were Very Excited. I Was Also Excited And Honored That They Said They Just Had To Have Their Engagement Photos Taken By Me.kelsey And Joey Are Hosting Their Wedding Next September At La Playa Carmel In Carmel-by-the-sea. They Wanted To Take Their Engagement Photos At The Venue And Surrounding Areas. Nate Grew Up With Kelsey, And I Was Shooting Another Wedding In The Area On A Saturday, So We Turned The Engagement Session Into A Bit Of A Weekend Getaway With Kelsey And Joey! We Stayed At The Normandy Inn, Grabbed A Fantastic Lunch At La Bicyclette, And Then Got Ready To Head To The Shoot!we Started Off Getting Pictures Of Kelsey And Joey At La Playa Carmel Hotel & Bar. They Wanted To Capture A Couple Of Pictures In Front Of The Venue’s Sign And In Its Patio Area. I Thought This Was Such A Cute Idea Not Only To Take The Opportunity To Visit Their Venue But To Have Pictures They Can Use To Give Their Guests A Feel For Where They’ll Be Hosting Their Wedding.once We Finished At La Playa Carmel, We Set Off To Point Lobos State Park. Due To Its Overcast Nature, The Park Closes Two Hours Before Sunset, Making Point Lobos An Attraction Primarily Visited Midday. We Waited Until Around 6 Pm, And By That Point, Most Of The Crowd Had Cleared Out, And There Was Plenty Of Parking. While The Offshore Flow May Be Why Point Lobos Closes Early, We All Loved The Fog And Cooler Temps In Mid-july Compared To The Heat We Experience In Chico. Plus, Overcast Skies Can Make For Some Of The Best Lighting For Photography!we Captured Some Stunning Shots Along Point Lobos’ Path, Tide Pools, And The Neighboring Beach. Kelsey And Joey Were Game For Any Shot Suggestions I Threw At Them. Kelsey Has A Dance Background, So Many Of The Recommended Movements Come Naturally To Her. These Two Were Also Just So Loving And Sweet To Each Other. It Was Easy To Photograph Moments I Know They’ll Cherish For Years To Come. We Had A Truly Amazing Weekend With Kelsey And Joey At Carmel-by-the-sea, And Nate And I Cannot Wait To Return There To Celebrate These Two Next Year!see Some Of My Faves From Their Destination Engagement Session By Clicking View Galley Below!
Creative Ways To Use Your Engagement Photos
For The Vast Majority Of Couples, Your Engagement Session May Be The First Time You’re Getting Professional Photos taken Together! from Experience, I Know It Can Feel Exciting And Intimidating All At The Same Time. that’s Why I Strive To Make The Process Fun And Natural By Guiding You With Easy prompts And A Ton Of Positive Energy. i’ll Give You Things To Do Together That Will bring out Your Personalities. This Keeps You From Ever Feeling Awkward In Front Of The Camera Or Wondering What To Do With Your Hands. I’ve Worked With Hundreds Of Couples, And Making Sure You Feel Confident And Love Your Photos Is What I Am Most Passionate About.now Let’s Be Honest For A Second… I Know We All Look Forward To Sharing All Of Our Engagement Photos With Our Instagram Followers! And While That Is Great, There Are So Many More Creative And Practical Ways To Make Use Of Them That I Think So Many Of Us May Not Realize! In This Blog Post I’m Sharing Seven Ways To Showcase Your Photos Before, On, And After Your Wedding Day!
Things You Should Know Before Planning Your Wedding | Wedding Advice From Real Couples
Let’s Be Honest, Wedding Planning Can Be Stressful… And You Know What Can Make It Even Worse? Reading Through Hundreds Of Blog Posts All Over The Internet Filled With Tips! Truthfully, These Blog Posts Are Filled With So Much Great Education And Helpful Tips, But Can Be Overwhelming. That’s Why I Want To Share With You Wedding Planning Advice From Real Couples! These Are All Past Ashley Carlascio Photography Couples That Made Their Wedding Day Meaningful!!! So Grab A Glass Of Wine, Find Your Wedding Planning Notebook And Take In These Helpful Tips!
Questions You Should Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Photographer
Each Vendor You Work With On Your Wedding Day Is Important From Invitations To Djs. It’s Always A Good Idea To At Least Have A Phone Call With All Of Your Vendors Before Booking To Make Sure They See Your Vision, You Click And You’ll Be Happy With The Outcome. But One Vendor That, I Think Is The Most Important To Ensure You Have A Good Vibe With Is Your Photographer!as A Wedding Photographer Myself, I Take Getting To Know My Couples Serious. We Spend So Much Time Together On Your Wedding Day And I Want You To Be Completely Comfortable With Me And Feel Like Friends The Entire Time! Whether We’re Working Together Or Not, I Can’t Stress Enough How Important This Is! That’s Why I’ve Put Together A List Of 10 Questions You Should Ask Before Booking Your Wedding Photographer.
When You Should Send Save The Dates For Your Wedding
So You’ve Set A Wedding Date And Now You’re Wondering… When The Heck Do I Need To Send Out My Save The Dates?! Well, You’re In Luck! In This Blog Post, I’m Answering That Question To The Fullest Sharing When Exactly You Should Mail Out Your Save The Dates And Why! So Let’s Get Straight To The Juicy Details…
Why + Where You Should Create A Wedding Website
There’s A Likely Chance One Of The First Things You Thought To Do After Getting Engaged And Setting A Date Was Create A Wedding Website, But You Don’t Know Why They’re So Useful Or What You Should Use To Build One. In This Blog Post, I Want To Share A Few Reasons Why I Recommend Having A Wedding Website And Some Of My Favorite Resources! Let’s Jump Right In.
10 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Officiant
No Matter What Type Of Wedding Ceremony You Have Planned, Whether Religious Or Not, Finding An Officiant That Feels Right To Both You And Your Fiancé Is Super Important! Here Are A Few Questions I Recommend Asking Before Booking To Ensure You Find The Perfect Person To Marry You.
5 Ways To Use Your Wedding Photos After The Wedding
So Your Wedding Day Has Come And Gone, Your Honeymoon Is Over And Your Photographer Just Sent Over Your Final Gallery. Whew! What A Whirlwind!!! Chances Are, This Has Been One Of The Best Seasons Of Your Life And You Feel Like It’s All Over. But Settling Into This New Season Of Newlywed Bliss Is One Of The Best And Having Your Wedding Photos To Look Back On Makes It So Much Better! I Remember Getting My Wedding Photos Back. It Felt Like I Looked At Them All Day, Every Day! I Just Couldn’t Believe How Truly Lucky I Was And I Wanted To Think Of Every Possible Way To Use My Photos And Share Them With The World. Here Are 5 Ways I’ve Found To Use Your Wedding Photos After The Wedding!
Engagement Session On A Cattle Ranch
Each Time A Couple Selects Me To Be Their Photographer, It’s An Honor And A Compliment. When Della And Jake Chose Me To Capture Their Engagement Photos, This Was Especially True. Della Is An Incredible Photographer Herself, Specializing In True-to-life Photography Of Both People And Ranch Livestock. It Was Flattering To Have Her Reach Out To Me, Particularly Since We Were Shooting In Her Natural Element; Jake’s Family Farm!on The Day Of Della And Jake’s Shoot, A Summer Storm Had Rolled In. About Two Hours Before Our Session, I Had Called Della To Discuss If She’d Like To Postpone. While It Had Been Raining In Chico, Where I Am Based, It Hadn’t Rained At The Ranch, Which Is Located Just Outside Of Willows, Ca, About 40 Miles Southwest Of Chico. We Had Decided To Stick To The Session Plan And Chance A Few Raindrops In Hopes Of Catching Some Stellar Clouds.we Started Our Session By An Old White Barn On The Property And Then Moved Down A Eucalyptus-lined Gravel Road. Both Della And Jake Grew Up Raising Cattle, And Jake’s Family Farm Is An Active Cattle Ranch. I Couldn’t Help But Notice All The Cows Noticing Us And Shyly Asked If We Could Take Some Photos Around The Cattle. Della And Jake Both Very Excitedly Agreed, As That Had Been Part Of Their Hope For The Shoot The Whole Time. They Were More Than Happy To Quite Literally Run Around The Fields And Get Up Close And Personal With The Cows. The Cows Were Curious About What We Were Up To And Seemed To Enjoy Being Included In All The Fun.our Slight Rainy Day Risk Yielded An Amazing Reward By The End Of Della And Jake’s Session. The Rain Never Did Fall On Us, But We Enjoyed A Gorgeous Sunset At Our Last Location On The Farm, The Rice Fields. The Wide-open Green Fields And Dramatic Clouded Sky Provided The Perfect Backdrop For Final Shots Of This Fun-loving Cattle-ranching Couple. See More By Clicking View Gallery Below!
Rural Hill Top Wedding Melba Idaho
Donna And Vince Met On October 27 2018 Through A Dating Site. They Probably Never Thought It Would End Up In A Marriage. Vince Is From Alaska And Donna Lived In Washington State. They Decided To Be Married At Donna’s Parents Property In Southern Idaho In The Rural Area Of Melba Idaho The Wedding Is A Alaskan Theme And Very Unique With Wooden Corsages And Jewelry Made From Alaskan Gold. The Property Sits High On A Hill It Has Million Dollar Views And Even A Secret Waterfall On The Neighbors Property. The Front Deck Is Where The Wedding Was Held. The Total Number Of Guests Are Four. The Bride And Groom And The Brides Mother And Father. Sweet Spot Bakery Idaho Made The Unique Cake Resembling A Tree Trunk And The Toppers Were Two Moose.