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Our beach bridal concept shoot was featured on Love and Wander

Featured on Love and Wander

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We are so happy to announce that our bridal concept shoot has been featured on Love + Wander.

Most of the brides looking into a wedding photographer aren’t aware of “concept shoots” where photographer works with model(s) to create an ideal shoot he/she would love to have in their portfolio. Shoots like this happen because the photographer’s aesthetics might be different than what he/she usually get hired to shoot.

For example, we love to shoot fashion/editorials which involves “fashion” retouching, but we don’t want to “scare” our wedding clients away with only these for portfolios — unlike fashion photography, for portrait and wedding photography the tone of the shoot and style of retouching are very different, fashion is about crafting an ideal image, where portrait and wedding is about making sure your subject(s) looks good, retouched lightly to retain their own unique features :)

Since pictures are worth a thousand words, we want to showcase what we can do in the only way we know how — conceptual bridal photographs. That way we get to show off our skills and brides get to see what we can produce — it’s a win-win. And what’s even better is to have our concept shots featured on other websites. So far our concept bridal shoot has been featured on Kate Aspen, Love + Wander, and this coming spring — TheKnot.com.

How we displayed our photos with an inexpensive diy

A Simple (and Inexpensive) DIY to Display Photos

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Ever since Jake and I reorganized our office it has been bothering us that the walls are a little bare. I mean, we’re photographers - we have so many photos, especially since we’ve been making a point of taking more photos of ourselves. I’ve always considered myself to be a fairly creative person, and when I have a camera in my hand or when I’m in front of my computer, I am. Jake is too. But when the time comes to envision decor solutions for my walls, I just draw a bit of a blank. I see so many beautiful home makeovers on Pinterest, then I look at my own home and wonder why it doesn’t come as naturally to me as photography. I guess what I’m trying to say is that you can be creative in one area and in other areas… not so much. That’s why I was so pleased with myself when I came up with a simple way to display some photographs that looks really nice, cost almost nothing after the prints, and (with Jake’s help) only took half an hour to set up. Read More

A Free printable DIY Instagram Wedding Sign for Budget Brides

DIY Instagram Wedding Sign

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Back in the day when I used to mainly do graphic design and assist on photo shoots, clients I designed for would sometimes come to me with questions about photography. Now that I’m a full time photographer, I sometimes get questions from clients about graphic problems they are having. I loved my experience in the graphic design industry, so I like to help with these questions whenever possible. Read More

How to make a DIY fringed tissue paper backdrop with paper flowers

DIY Photo Booth Backdrop With Fringed Tissue Paper

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Since August gets pretty hot down here in Florida we thought it might be nice to take some photos indoors this week. We decided to construct a DIY backdrop for an indoor photo booth. We bought some colorful tissue paper at the local Target. If we’d had more time we would have bought a pack with better price and variety from Amazon.

For our first photo booth DIY I decided to keep things simple. I know a craft project is simple when I show the idea to Jake and he doesn’t walk away muttering. I went with a fringed tissue paper backdrop with tissue paper flowers. Read More