I love Day-after Bridal sessions (aka Trash the Dress sessions) because we get the Bride and Groom all to ourselves! Now let me start off by saying, this is a surprise post for our dear niece Evelyn! She wasn’t expecting to see her full wedding photos AND these photos all in one day. So how were we supposed to top Evelyn and Jerry’s beautiful garden wedding photos? By wisping them away to ends of the Oregon coast!
Whenever we meet up with wedding clients who are looking for a photographer, one of the things we always stress to them is to find a photographer they completely trust. We advise them to do their research ahead of time, then ultimately choose the photographer who they believe are able to create the photos AND tell the story that every couple has envisioned of their wedding day. This is the best way to ensure a stress-free day. So when we have a couple who completely entrusts us to document their wedding day, it makes us want to work that much harder to OH-WOW them! ahah
And this leads us to our story of Evelyn and Jerry. We’re so excited to share with you their Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden wedding story because their vision of their special day perfectly matched our style of wedding photography. We loved photographing the beauty and joyful spirit of their special day and hopefully they will love and gush over their images as much as we did! We enjoyed their photos for so many reasons, but one of them being… Evelyn is our niece, so we’re a little partial to this wedding story!
Ok, enough blabbering–onto the photos! And if you haven’t quite gotten the hint yet, this is going to be a mega-post! Our apologies in advance for killing your scroll-bars!
We’ve known Katie for a few years now and throughout that time we’ve gotten to see her grow into a wonderful young lady who, while sharing with us her plans for college, got me emotional but excited to see her so enthusiastic about this next chapter of her life. I only wish more kids her age were as self-motivated! Anyways, when Katie asked us to do her senior photos, she sent along a list of wardrobe options she had in mind–which of course, got my attention immediately! We love when our clients put effort into their appearance…it shows they are willing to go that extra mile for a beautiful photograph and it certainly gets us into the mood to do some fun storytelling! We adore Katie and could photograph her all day, or until she runs out of outfits to change into–she’s so easy and fun to work with!
Here’s a video sharing with you what we pack in our photography gear bag for weddings and portraits, and also the reasons why we pack them. The first part of the video goes over our main gear Cameras + Lenses. The second half of the video goes over lighting equipment and accessories. I had intended this to be a quick video, but the GadgetGeek got the best of me.. sorry. There are a few unexpected things in our bags that may just help you out next time, pay close attention!
It was so touching for us to be a part of Issaa and Pamela’s wedding. Because it was a family wedding (Issaa is my cousin), there was a mix of emotions; a part of me wanted to just put the camera away so I could fully take in the moment. But then there’s the photographer in me that wanted to keep the viewfinder up to capture the special moments for the couple. Fortunately, the photographer in me won out this day. Here are some of our favorite moments from Issaa and Pamela’s wedding in Salem, OR.
I am so excited to post these photos up because Heidi and Alex are such a great couple and I was laughing or smiling at every photo as I was creating this post. And a pretty outfit always puts me in a good mood. lol. I was absolutely in love with Heidi’s outfit–the tulle skirt she handmade herself!! For our trek up to Mt. Hood, they brought fun props along that told their unique love story and later on, Alex even used Heidi as a prop! I had no idea what cross fit even was but I have to say, being that I am so tiny and Ty still cannot even carry me piggyback or otherwise, I was thoroughly impressed to say the least. ahah. Alex could do every lift we asked of them so of course we took advantage of that! Loved their willingness and because of that…I literally loved all of their photos and it was tough to narrow them down but hope you enjoy their loveliness as much as I do!
Hi Everyone, here’s another installment of FAQ Fridays! Today’s question is something we get asked a lot and the answer is something everyone would be interested in knowing. RAW vs JPEG!
Every wedding has a special place in our hearts because as we look back on them, we are always able to recall a moment where we felt really blessed to be witnesses to real life love stories. Each couple celebrates the day of their union in their own sentimental way. Beth and Mike specifically wanted to save moments throughout the day just for themselves (even when they hadn’t seen each other yet!). . Here are some of our favorite moments captured from Beth and Michael’s lovely wedding at the Oregon Golf Club.
Just in case you haven’t seen this photography gear deal yet… and just in time for Valentine’s Day too! If you’ve been thinking about getting your photographer husband or wife a Nikon lens, now’s the perfect time. Nikon’s INSTANT savings deals are going on right now until
March 1st, 2014 Marc 29th, 2014. You can save up to $400! This means NO REBATES are needed. Another plus? This time you do not need to buy a DSLR camera bundle to be eligible for the deals.
Some of our favorite lenses that we use at every portrait session and wedding are on sale! Like the 50mm f/1.8G, 50mm f/1.4G and 28mm f/1.8G. Click on the link below to see the deals at B&H Photo. The same trusted online store we purchase our gear from.
Nikon Lens Sale 2014. (UPDATE: ENDS March 29th, 2014)
Hi photo-geeks! This is our first video in an ongoing series we plan to share throughout the year. The series will be called: Photography Anywhere! We’ll go out and shoot videos sharing tips (in plain English) on how to photograph in all sorts of lighting conditions. And since it’s currently snowing everywhere, here’s the first video on how to photograph in the snow! We talk about how to stay warm, protect your gear, interact with your subjects and different ways to capture falling snow. Click through to see the video! We apologize in advance for the dry humor.