- posted by Carie
- Today we want to talk about your wedding day timeline. If you've missed any, you can read our other Wedding Photo Wednesday Posts on our blog. Your wedding day timeline is so important! Every smart bride should make a wedding day timeline and then pad it! You should consider the elements of your special day that may require extra time. So when writing your timeline, allow the time you think you will need for each item and then add a few extra minutes to some of them.
For example, if you are having an elaborate hair design you will want some extra time for this. Even if the practice run was quick, you will probably want extra time on wedding day as your designer will go above and beyond for it to be absolutely perfect.
- Also, if you are on a super tight timeline and one of your lovely little flower girls spills koolaid on her dress (yes this has happened to us!), you will need some extra minutes to clean her up and allow her dress to dry.
- What about your dress? Does your dress have gorgeous little buttons down the back or lovely laces? You will need a little extra time to get into your gown for sure! You don't want to have to rush this process. It should be a fun and relaxed time before your nuptials so allow your bridesmaid to button you up without the pressure of a ticking clock.
- Another thing we find folks forget to allow time for is putting Boutonnieres on the fellas. I can't tell you how many times we do this for the guys as it is an overlooked item on the agenda. We don't mind at all and actually Jen has become quite the expert. But, you don't want to rush this either so be sure there is time in your timeline for Boutonnieres.
- posted by Jennifer
- Last week we talked about the importance of using detail photos to creating storyboards. You can review our past Tuesday Tips on the blog. This week, we're going off track a bit...to talk about appreciation....that is appreciating life. If you wonder what could you possibly take photographs of - go for a walk - without a camera! It will give you a hundred new ideas for the next time you are with your camera.
Today I went for a walk at high noon downtown Sacramento, several blocks, around the beautiful California Capitol and it's surrounding grounds, and onwards to several other blocks. And I'm not sure why but I found myself focusing on my senses. I had no camera in hand. I wanted to share my experience.
My feet moved along the pavement. My pace quickened. After-all I walk with purpose, what other way is there to walk? to go through life?
My iPod was playing, my ear-buds tight within in my ears to block out most noise, but I could still hear the sirens from the ambulance.
I passed a group of Japanese girls using umbrellas as they walked. No wonder their skin is amazing. I smiled.
I felt the sweat gathering between my watch and skin. My heart was beating.
I found myself listening to the words of the songs I had played over and over previously, but discovering the lyrics seemed new to me.
I passed a State building on Capitol Ave and saw a man and woman, holding hands, walking across the crosswalk. I smiled.
The crosswalk light was often red. I looked both ways as I was taught as a child. I jay-walked while others waited for the light to turn. Why wait?
I walked the internal sidewalks of the Capitol Park, not the ones on the exterior - that's where everyone else is. The birds chirping were so loud.
I saw people sitting on benches - reading. On the grass - staring upwards. On a blanket having a picnic - lying down. I smiled.
As I walked from the Park, down 14th, I peered down alleyways. I noticed restaurants I'd like to try with Cory.
I walked by the Farmer's Market on P and 8th. I smelled the fruit, the veggies, and the flowers. I watched as buyers held perfect fruit in their hands.
Friends walked together. Talking and laughing. Others were alone and watching, as I was. When we caught eyes, we smiled.
The best things in life are unseen. Unnoticed. Sights, Sounds, Smells, Touch, Taste, and Feelings.
- Since a post can't go without a picture, I'm showing the most recent addition to my artwork collection.
- posted by Carie
- I feel bad for not posting this sooner. I just found these photos in my point and shoot. Last month some of us girls went out to celebrate Jennifer's birthday. It was a very small chin dig at Back Wine Bar in Folsom. Wendy Sipple, Jen Shevock, Jasmine, me and the birthday girl all met up for some food and wine. All but Jasmine. We had champagne flights and Jas had a water flight as she had a big workout later that evening.
Here are all the happy smiling faces.
- The food at Back Wine Bar is terrific. We ate a couple of cheese courses and enjoyed some bruschetta which I learned from our waiter I have been pronouncing wrong for years.
- Next time you have a small gathering in Folsom, try Back Wine Bar. The service, food and wine are fantastic! Happy Birthday again, Jen!!!
- posted by Jennifer
- Here is Elizabeth and Claudio's draft album. They were married at UOP Morris Chapel and their reception was held at Wine and Roses in Lodi. I wanted to share just a few of my favorite pages with you all.
I love that Elizabeth wanted to do an american gothic photo on our way back from Morris Chapel to Wine and Roses. Kelly and I had scouted for a location prior to the day starting and we found the perfect house along the way. We just borrowed their frontyard. :-) And the photos we took of their vintage limo were to die for. I just love how Kelly was hanging out of our car as we were racing behind them.
- The girls were so much fun. I think this may be one of my most favorite all time "just the girls" photos ever.
- Oh...did I mention I just couldn't get enough of the vintage limo?!
- Claudio portrayed Indiana Jones during the garter toss. It was one of the many highlights of the evening.
- posted by Carie
- Today's Wedding Photo Wednesday post is about the 3 different types of photographs that usually make up your wedding day photos. You can read our other Wedding Photo Wednesday Posts on our blog. One of the things we like to ask our clients is what attracted them to our photos. This helps us get to know our clients' style and what they want. Time and time again we hear that clients and potential clients love the natural, un-posed feeling of our photographs. We love to hear this of course as it is one of the things we strive for....photojournalistic photographs.
In truth, we take a combination of 3 types of photographs at every wedding. The truly "photojournalistic" style photos, "posed group" photos and the "in between" style of photos. We love all 3 types of pictures and the combo of the 3 types is a must to tell a wedding day story in it's entirety.
The first style, photojournalistic, is for those moments during the ceremony, toasts, first dances, etc. when we are like flies on the wall capturing those precious, candid moments. Like here with Stacy and Mark (December 2009) during their ceremony at SS Peter and Paul Church.
- The posed group shots are an absolute must. Your wedding day is a day when lots of family have come together and you may not get too many chances to professionally photograph your loved ones together. Not to mention, Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa will love having a photo of all of you together!
- The "in between" photos or "posed candids" as we love to call them, are probably my favorite of the 3 types of photos. Inevitably when we put a camera in front of a client's face they ask, "what do we do?" We give a little input like, "put your hands on his face" or "it's o.k. to kiss her." Basically for the "in between" style of photos we are putting people together and taking photos of them interacting. If there is something we know will make the photo look even better, we ask our clients to do that. The result is very well-composed, natural looking photos.
- I couldn't resist one more storyboard of Stacy and Mark and more examples of "posed candid" pictures. So beautiful!
- Be sure your photographer gets all 3 types of photos of you, your honey and your clan on your wedding day.