Getting ready

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KEEP CLUTTER AWAY

It's always better when the room is cleaner.  Try to keep bags, suitcases, laundry hidden.

 

WINDOWS

Window light is always the best for pictures. I prefer to turn all other lights off if possible.

 

MAKEUP

It's not always true that "the makeup looks heavy in person but it will look better on camera". My style reflects more truly what is there, so I just recommend not to overdo it, but it is also a personal preference.


FAMILY PORTRAITS

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MAKE IT PRIVATE

Have a moment alone with your parents. I like to have 5 minutes alone in a room with the three of you so I can get some great candid pictures of your interactions with them.

 

FORMAL PICTURES

I will remind everyone to have a formal family picture before we leave the house, for both you and your husband.


CHURCH

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UNPLUG

It is recommended to have an announcement to ask your guests to not take any photos during the march-ins. They may stand block the aisle and use flash which might affect the pictures. 

 

ENLIST HELP

It's better to assign someone to help gather the different groups of family and friends. This speeds up the process since I won't know who everyone is.

 

KEEP IT SMALL

Most group pictures in churches tend to be really huge. However this might result in faces being less visible in pictures. Having at most 10 people in a group is ideal.


COUPLE PORTRAITS

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TIME SLOTS THAT WORK BEST

Mornings - usually right after leaving the first location. About 15 minutes will be great.

Evenings - the best light of the day. If you only have time for one slot, this would be the best time for it.


RECEPTION

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UNPLUG

Asking your guests to refrain from taking pictures at the aisle during the march-ins as they might be in the way.

 

TABLE SHOTS

When you prefer me doing the table shots, it gives me less time to shoot candids and details. Just keep that in mind and prioritize what you prefer.