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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. 

Less is more – natural rustic wedding styling

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When planning how your wedding day will look, it can be quite overwhelming, from deciding on the overall theme to the details you want to include in your styling.  Wedding stylist, Lindsey Hunter is an expert at styling venues, making them look spectacular, even with the simplest of décor.

Nature and rustic weddings have been popular this summer, but where do you draw the line when it comes to how much décor to use?  Lindsey shares how you can add a touch of nature to your wedding styling using minimal details to create a beautiful ‘less is more’ look that will wow your guests.

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Strategies That Wedding Organizers Use to Market Themselves and Boost Sales

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Yes, median income figures are constantly on the rise, and yes, the overhead costs of running a wedding planning business are steadily low, but let’s not make it all about the money. Apart from exceptional organizational skills and a savvy venturing mind, this high-in-demand and overwhelmingly stressful career requires a special touch too. 

If you are one of those people who are endowed with a keen eye and patient hands – both characteristics of a great wedding planner – but cannot seem to master the business part of the job, this post is for you. You already have an irresistible portfolio, but here you’ll learn how to put it on the map.

 

The Latest Trends Set by Wedding Professionals

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Weddings are becoming bigger and more extravagant with each coming year, while there are also many couples who opt for a small reception with only the closest friends and family. However, no matter the size of a wedding, there are some trends that almost every couple seems to follow in 2017.

 

If you and your partner are tying the knot this year, you can incorporate the latest wedding trends set by wedding professionals and make your big day truly special. Here’s what they are. 

 

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Flavoursome Favours Guaranteed to Please

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Choosing wedding favours that everyone will love and enjoy, but also fit in well with your wedding can be hard to find. Making each individual one yourself can be time consuming as well as expensive, and are often forgotten at the end of the night.

 

The traditional of a wedding favour seems to be taking a turn and being twisted to fit a modern wedding; the trend for homemade tipples leaves out little ones and can take more time and effort than you originally anticipate. It’s time to bring back the wedding tradition and thank each guest with a small gift they are guaranteed to love.

 

Hanging decorations: this year’s hot new wedding trend!

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When it comes to wedding décor, couples are looking up for inspiration. In order to maximise space and create a stunning venue, 2017 has seen vertical decorations take centre stage. Small hanging arrangements can easily look lost in large spaces, so sometimes you need to think big and bold with statement feature-pieces such as floral arches, swings and chandeliers.

This is a trend we’re really excited about – our giant teepees have so much space above eye level (often going unused) it’s high-time it was

put to good use. As hanging features grew in popularity our in-house team developed this fantastic giant rustic hoop. At 6 meters in circumference, the hoop offers maximum impact.

Do you know the real effects of your exercise regime on your skin?

For those of us that regularly exercise will know losing unwanted pounds and toning up will make us feel and look fantastic, it's also essential for keeping us healthy overall. But just how are your efforts affecting the largest organ of your body, your skin?

From sweating it out to using a swimming pool or even weight training, all of these forms of exercise can have a negative impact on the skin. 

Slaters’ Statement Collection – September Wedding Style

Slaters’ Statement Collection – September Wedding Style

September is often considered a bit of a transition month for style, summer fashion seems a little outdated but it’s not quite time to break out the Autumnal colours yet. So with that in mind, we would recommend that a September groom shifts his focus from colour to pattern.  

Slaters’ statement collection has bold prints at its core, and is the perfect option for those transitional months where you just can’t pick a colour of the season.

The main print we’d recommend for September is a check, Slaters’ collection of checked suits are available in various colours, and range from being super bold, to a little more subtle, so whatever your style, you can make a patterned suit work for you.

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