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[18 Feb 2013 Comments Off on Fifteen Top Tips for Taking Great Christmas Photos | 2,902 views]

 
 
1) Get In Close – it’s the faces your interested in, not the shoes.   Fill the frame with the face or faces. 
 
2) Keep it natural – don’t over-pose pictures – natural pictures are often the best ones.  Keep your camera ready and take peoples pictures when they’ are not looking.  This is especially true for children.
 
3) Get down with the kids:  while your children are playing with the Christmas presents you want to be down on your knees or tummy photographing from their height.
 
4) If you are posing to …

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[2 Feb 2013 Comments Off on What wedding photographs are allowed in church? | 23,797 views]

 
Well, it’s entirely down to your priest – or in a civil wedding, the registrar.
 
You have no say I’m afraid.
 
The typical permission we get is to photograph the following moments:
– Bride coming up the aisle.
– A fake signing of the register
– Married couple coming down the aisle.
 
At no point other than that are we allowed to photograph.
 
Now some are a bit more relaxed and will allow a small and discrete number of photographs to be taken during the service, but without flash.
 
For my part, I take the view that the …

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[29 Jan 2013 Comments Off on What to look for in a photographer | 14,745 views]


By Guest Author:  Becca, from alosangeleslove.com
 
 
This isn’t going to be a post about what questions to ask your photographer. Those posts exist all over the internet. And this isn’t going to be a post about what techniques to look for, since everyone’s aesthetic preferences are different. What I like may not be what you like, and visual preferences in wedding photography are really subjective. But you know what isn’t subjective? Whether or not your photographer can capture the essence of joy, love, and sheer unadulterated beauty in your wedding day. …

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[25 Jan 2013 Comments Off on Should I do my own wedding make-up ? | 2,083 views]


Get it done professionally, enjoy the pampering and have a great look.
Having hung around with make-up artists on lots of photoshoots I’m amazed at the materials they use and the tricks they have up their sleeves.
Everything from (hugely expensive) make-ups that glow but don’t shine (you don’t want to look sweaty in your photos) to tricks for slimming faces, plumping lips, widening eyes etc.
I’ve only ever shot one wedding where the bride wore no make-up and it stands out like a sore thumb.
I would recommend trying to find a make …

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[13 Jan 2013 Comments Off on Choosing your wedding photographer | 2,412 views]

 
So how do you choose the right wedding photographer?   After all there are a lot of us around, and we seem to offer similar, yet not identical, things.  And prices?  Prices are hugely variable.  So what should you ask to find the right wedding photographer for you?
 
Wedding Photography Price
 
OK, you will have a budget, but be prepared to break your budget on your photography.  It’s the only thing you will have in 10 years time.   Not the meal or hotel, but the photographs – consider where this sits in your …

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