It’s hard enough dealing with competition from other photographers. Now, it looks like we’ll have to fight off dogs for wedding events as well. [Read more…]
Most engagement shoots I see are just a set of pretty photos, taken at one of the photographer’s usual “good” spots, and aren’t really unique to the couple. Some couples, however, decide they want something different, something that reflects a bit of who they are – and spend a great deal of time trying to come up with such an idea.
For Corinne Jones, on the other hand, there was no doubt in her mind what theme she wanted for her engagement photos – the scene from ‘101 Dalmatians’ where Roger meets Anita and Pongo meets Perdita.
Enlisting Corinne’s cousin photographer and their dogs, the couple created a set of viral photos that definitely stands out amongst other engagement photo shoots.
If you’re a wedding photographer, you’re probably used to walking into the bride’s house / bridal suite / hotel room, taking a quick glance around and then thinking….right…so how can I possibly work with this space…
Well, in this post I want to share the details of the most amazingly photogenic living room ever – and my process for photographing the bride and bride’s maids preparing.
Last year saw the rise of epic wedding photo’s featuring bridal guests running away from dinosaurs, fighting zombies, be awesome Jedi’s and so on.
A new trend was born and I decided to hop on this bandwagon and see if I could make images like these come true.
I banded together with Aqua Libra Photography for a brainstorm session, to see what we could come up with.
The digital revolution lead to there being more photographers today than ever before, and with so many people calling themselves professional photographers, clients are able to choose from a wide range of prices and experience.
As is the case with so many of fields, you usually get what you pay for. This was a lesson Ashlea and Daniel Howard from Sydney learned the hard way, after they reportedly hired a local builder and hobbyist photographer to document their wedding.
The dispute between the couple and the photographer, Lee Maxwell Judd, has taken to social media, where a photo of the couple was posted along with the following caption: “Ugliest bride I have ever photographed. Winged the whole time. Bridezilla #1”.
Most people get married once, maybe twice, but Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant are about to get married for the 67th time.
Having gotten married so many times, and in over 50 countries, this couple probably holds the record for the most wedding photos.
It was just five days before the wedding when Shelby Swink’s fiancé decided to call it off and crush her plans and dreams.
“The next couple days were a blur of calling guests, canceling services, and figuring out our living arrangements“, say Swink, but that did not prevent the 23 year old from Memphis from making lemonade out of the lemons she was given.
Photographer Elizabeth Hoard suggested that they have a trash the dress shoot on the scheduled wedding day, and as the other options were to sit alone at home or have a pity party, Swink agreed to go along with the idea.
With the support of her friends and family, who trashed their outfits as well, Swink and Hoard went ahead with the new plan. But what was not planned was the enormous hype this photo shoot generated.
In our recent article How To Make Money As A High End Wedding Photographer, we explored the high end wedding photography market.
But, it seems that the more I am able to charge for a wedding, the more complicated and stressful wedding photography becomes.
So recently I have decided that I would like to simplify my wedding photography a bit – get back to basics – unplug if you will.
In this article I will take you through my simplified approach on how to photograph a wedding with just one photographer, one camera, one lens and one strobe.
Have you ever knocked on the door of the bride’s suite on the morning of her wedding, camera in hand, ready to go – only to find some guest already there with a better camera than you?
Well, this has actually happened to me on more than one occasion (which either says something about my gear or the confidence brides have in my abilities), but what happened this past weekend was unique.
Read on and I’ll share the story.
Most photographers have been there at some point in their career – wedding photography.
Some of us move on to other things, like commercial photography. Some actually enjoy wedding photography and make a career out of it.
But too many photographers are lured into wedding photography under the illusion of quick money, only to get stuck in the evil clutches of the mid-level wedding photography market forever (or until they give up and find a real job).
Lets be honest here. Wedding photography can be fun with the right clients – but it is always a colossal amount of hard work.
And life as a mid-level wedding photographer sucks.
In this article I am going to share the wedding photography business plan that is followed by the overwhelming majority of wedding photographers on the planet – and why it is not a sustainable way to make a living.