Photography

Wedding Photography: What not to do?

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You've been asked to photograph a wedding, or maybe you haven't maybe you're just hoping to sneak in some images to add to your portfolio. There's a lot of do's and don'ts when it comes to wedding photography.

DON'T be an “Uncle Bob”

If you're not the official photographer, it's probably still okay for you to take a few shots or practice your wedding photography but what you don't want to do is get in the way of the official photographer. 

The couple has paid someone to get great images, and you're either getting in their way, or your flash is ruining their images. Be respectful, ask them if you're in the way, and let them do their job FIRST even if it's just your iPhone.

The Secrets Behind Wedding Photo Editing

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Wedding photo editing has a certain feel to it. Not everyone gets it right, and not everyone even knows what they're supposed to do. Many brides have a certain look they want for their images, and it can be very specific. Here are a few tips that should make your wedding photo editing pop:

Good Photos First

It's all about the photo. It doesn't matter if your wedding photo editing is on point if the photo is terrible. Weddings are often a "one shot" event and if you don't get it right then and there editing won't salvage it, and there's no "do over". It's hardly a secret but it's definitely a must know before shooting any wedding that your work is up to the challenge. 

A shot in time….

the right shots

One of my biggest concerns when it comes to weddings is the photographer and couples choosing the right one for them.  It’s such an important part of the day, yet so many couples overlook some really-important points that help when it comes to getting the right photographer and ensuring that they take the right shots for you!  

Here’s my handy hints to getting the best one for you that’s right for your very special day.

Innovative software offers newlyweds stylish wedding album without breaking the bank

We all know weddings can be expensive.

After saving every spare penny for months or years on end you finally breathe a sigh of relief after the big day, safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to fork out any more cash.

However, this is not always the case. From paying off any lingering accounts, to sending out thank you cards, the little costs continue to mount up.

Going unplugged!

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Gemma Spinks - Spinkdot.co.uk

Banning phones and tablets from your wedding ceremony may seem odd in today’s digital world, but you will be shocked at how quickly a sea of iPhones can ruin your beautiful wedding pictures. Your wedding photos and your rings are the only things that will last as long as your relationship, and not only should you not scrimp on getting a good photographer, you should do everything in your power to make sure those photos are the best ones you’ll ever have. That is why you should consider going unplugged.

Five wedding photo display ideas

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Memories last a lifetime and photos are the evidence; with wedding photos some of the images that we cherish the most. After all, it’s a time when those that matter most, family and friends – both old and new – are gathered to celebrate one of the happiest days of our lives. With thousands of happy moments ready to be captured, the images that we have from the day can help to bring back those memories in an instant.Yet, it’s not just professional photos which couples are looking to share, as many are choosing to share photos from their love story to display on the day itself.

Historic charm at the Tetley, Leeds

Sophie & James wedding

Described by the London Evening Standard as the ‘heart and soul of Leeds’ art scene’, The Tetley on Leeds’ South Bank is a renowned venue for weddings and celebrations.

Founded by Joshua Tetley in 1822, the Tetley name represents one of Leeds’ oldest brewing dynasties and has been synonymous with the city for over 200 years. It retains many of its original art deco features including the wrought iron scissor lift and the Board Room with its original furniture and paintings of former Chairmen.

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

How to Plan a Wedding Like a Professional

As the North East’s leading luxury wedding venue, Wynyard Hall has seen lots of couples tie the knot, so it’s easy for the team to spot things that work really well, and things that may go wrong. Here are some tips from the venue’s experienced Wedding Co-ordinators to help ensure your celebrations go to plan...

 

Planning

It's important to be both accurate and realistic about the timings on your big day. Sometimes speeches or photography can run late, so factoring in extra time in the first place can be the difference between a stressful day and one that flows beautifully, just the way you planned.

Virtual Reality Wedding Video. I wonder what people see with those four words?

Virtual Reality Wedding Video

Some of us may remember tomorrow's world and a huge contraction sitting on your head with Wizards and R2-D2s  running around in clunky graphics.

VR has come a long way  since then, pardon if I get a bit geeky for a minute.

I have been working with Google the last 4 years doing a lot of pioneering work in 360 media. The Google cardboard project has made things much easier - now most people have smartphones and the film footage that I shoot and edit can be seen in 360º on a Smartphone and the same device with a simple Google Cardboard headset can you show the third dimension which is depth.

VR with what you have in your pocket and a £10 piece of cardboard.

 

The Boho Booth launches to take stylish selfies to new heights

A stunning 1969 VW Campervan has been painstakingly restored and modified to house what is set to become the UK’s trendiest photo booth. Available to hire for weddings and events from February 2017, The Boho Booth - affectionately named ‘Callie’ and originally from New York – integrates a high- resolution camera and internet-enabled touchscreen operating system with an abundance of stylish props to bring a new dimension to selfie snaps.

Insiders Guide To Wedding Photography Styles

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You’ve found your dream partner to spend the rest of your life with, now for the next major decision, who to capture your big day? Good wedding photographers can get booked up months and even years in advance so it’s a great thing to get ticked off the list after you’ve chosen your venue. 

Before looking for your photographer you may want to decide whether you want film or digitalphotography. Choosing film can add a beautiful finish to your photos that is often difficult to match with digital, but it also adds to the photographers costs and can up your spend by around an extra £1000.

classicCREDIT: Elen Studio Photography

 

 

5 Tips on getting that wow factor confetti shot

Shrropshire Petals - dancing with confetti

The confetti shot is one of the most iconic photographs any couple will have taken on their wedding day, so give it that ‘wow’ factor by using natural petal confetti. 

Shropshire Petals share their top 5 tips on getting your magical confetti moment.

1. Your photographer will have taken lots of confetti shots in the past, ask to see examples of them to give you an idea of their style.  Most photographers will visit your wedding venue/ceremony location before the big day to ensure they will know the best spot to have your confetti moment, as well as taking into consideration where your venue allows confetti.  They will be able to discuss options with you according to lighting and the surroundings, which will all help when it comes to choosing your confetti colours.

Inject the wow factor into your wedding snaps with memorable, stand-out features

Inject the wow factor into your wedding snaps with memorable, stand-out features

Wedding photos are one of the most important aspects of every wedding. Why? Because they capture the magic of the day and enable you to fondly reminisce in many years to come. Propel your wedding photos from run-of-the-mill images to fairy-tale moments of the big day with the following stand-out features designed to inject the wow factor into every type of wedding.

 

Bubble machines

With their pretty rainbow tones, floating motion and fairy-like appeal, bubbles have long been a favourite prop for photographers.

The charming allure of bubbles make a great addition to a wedding and bring a magical feature to the special day.