Friday, April 25, 2008

Questions to ask wedding photographers

Photo from Erin and Jason's Beaver Creek wedding by Charlotte Geary.

Choosing a wedding or event photographer can be an overwhelming task, especially given the number of wonderful photographers available.

Here are some basic questions you should ask at your initial appointment:

Will he/she be the actual photographer taking the photos at your wedding?

What style does he/she specialize in?

How long has he/she been shooting weddings?

Does he/she shoot in mostly color, black and white, or both?

Does he/she shoot digital or film? 35mm or medium format?

What type of camera will he/she use, and what type of backup equipment is available in case of a problem?

Does he/she use an assistant? Is there an extra charge for this? What type of
experience does the assistant have?

What happens if he/she is ill or unable to make it to the event?Can other people take photos while he/she is taking photos?

Has he/she worked at your event location before? Should your event last longer than scheduled, will he/she stay? What is the extra charge?

How many photos come in each package?

Is an album included in the package? How many photos will be in the completed album?

If he/she is providing you with a CD of images, what will the resolution be of the images? Does the CD include reprint rights?

Will he/she accept of list from you for specific photos to be taken?

What will he/she wear?

How long after the event will the proofs be ready? How long will it take to receive the completed album?

You can read more about choosing the perfect photographer in Popular Photography Magazine.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

More Real Weddings

We were recently cleaning up our photo archives and came across some photos of beautiful weddings we've worked on in the past.

Loral and Mister's wedding at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was a beautiful, classic and very formal event. All of their guests came in to town from out of state for the wedding, so the Broadmoor was a natural place for a classy destination wedding.

See more photos from Loral and Mister's wedding here.
Check out links to some of our other events on the right sidebar.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cake Bling

We've all seen the swarovski crystal monogrammed cake toppers. The folks at Estilo Weddings are now offering lovely hummingbirds and dragonflys embellished with crystals, perfect for your cake. They would also look sweet tucked into a bridal bouquet for an unexpected touch.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Kim of Charmed For Sure creates neat custom pendants and charms. She will customize each one with photos, initials, colors, quotes etc.

How sweet would these be wrapped around the stems of your 'maids bouquets? Not only will they help your girls tell their bouquets apart, but they would make a nice keepsake.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Martha posted this beautiful centerpiece idea on her website. I love how each bouquet is different, but the whole look feels very cohesive. These would be perfect for an informal mountain or barn wedding. A quick check on ebay showed lots of tea tins for sale.

You could do something similar by collecting tin cans in a variety of sizes and wrapping them in scrapbook paper that matches your event colors. Lovely!