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.
One of the many things I love about this awesome woman is that she will go out of her way to make you feel special. She is a remarkable friend and mom! We were so excited when she asked us to shoot her birthday-themed session for her little guy–well, not so little anymore! They grow up in the blink of an eye, goodness gracious!
Their family session took place at the beautiful Cedarhurst mansion. Bao took such care from choosing their location, to their outfits, and together with the help of her talented cousin (whom we call our very own Martha Stewart), gathered the cutest of props for her son’s cute birthday session. Bao is a photographer herself with MLX Photography so we knew she was going to incorporate some fun things and she did not let us down! Loved the props!
So anyways, have I already mentioned how awesome I think she is? Because I ain’t lying! lol. Here’s a few of our favorite photos from that day!
Our plan was to meet Alisha and David in downtown Portland for a soaking wet rain session. We arrived under a drizzle, not the down pour we were hoping for (who hopes for rain on a session?!)… but how could we complain about a dry day, right? Even without the down pour, they brought their playful spirit and we still enjoyed our time roaming the city streets with them. Here are some of our favorite photos of Alisha and David’s engagement session!
Just wanted to quickly share fabulous news! One of our couples made it into Oregon Bride Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2014 issue. Is that cool or what? The best part of this was the magazine editor reached out to us first so, imagine our surprise when we opened up our email and saw this crazy awesomeness in our inbox! They like us! Wait, they really like us?! lol. Also, the lovebirds they featured have a soft spot in our hearts and it couldn’t have happened to a nicer couple. Congratulations Penny and Peter for another memoralbe moment with you both!