Maitland Art Center Wedding Photographer :: Dawn and Chris
I had the honor of capturing Dawn and Chris’ wedding day. They are such a talented and creative couple. The details from the hand drawn illustrations to the market lights were beautiful. My favorite memory from this wedding is the love shown. This couple has an amazing family and group of friends. I was so blessed to be a part of this day. I’m so happy to be sharing a few images from their wedding day.
Chris and his mom shared a special moment before the ceremony.
What a gorgeous bride Dawn is.
Love how beautiful un-posed moments are.
Dawn’s wedding bouquet was gorgeous. What a beautiful flower arrangement.
Bride with the mother of the bride
Bridesmaids and bride
Dawn right before she walked down the wedding aisle.
Bride and father of the bride
I love this moment between the groom and bride at the wedding ceremony.
This car photo is for the groom.
Such a cute cake topper, right?
The father and bride first dance was so sweet.
The groom and mother first dance made me tear up a little as well.
Last week, I photographed a photo session for MichelleGuzmanShop.com. It was so fun to photograph a fashion jewelry photo shoot. I captured video (check it out soon on YouTube) and photos on a gorgeous day. I love wildflowers and sunflare. And I loved working with such a sweet and gorgeous model.
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Photography Bag – What to Bring on a Photo Shoot – Part I
Being a photographer is more than just knowing how to take great photos and having a nice camera. I’ll be sharing some basic photography tips in some upcoming blogs and videos. Whether you are a photographer or someone who is being photographed, preparing for your session is so important. What you do BEFORE a session can really impact your photo shoot.
This might sound random, but I’m going to start with something not directly photo related. Water and snacks. Yes, if you’re on a short photo session, this might not be needed. But if you are in extremely hot conditions, have low blood sugar or energy, or are at a longer shoot or event, bringing a snack and drink is highly recommended.
Choose a snack that won’t easily melt, easy to eat, and is as filling as possible. Also, consider how loud a snack package is to open. I know, I know….getting picky here. Granola and fruit bars are a great option.
If you want to be more discreet, go for the chewy bars. I’ve become a master of not dying from starvation at weddings and events. When I have to switch my lens or memory card, I go to my camera bag, and as quietly and quickly as possible, I tear open a fruit or granola bar, break of a small piece, pop it in my mouth, turn around, and can even smile if people are around. It’s a little smile since I’m technically eating.
Here’s a list of some bars you might enjoy. Feel free to click on the image to read more about them or buy online.
Nature Valley Oats Honey Bar
I have brought these with me to so many photo shoots and weddings. They are crunchy, so be aware that eating them can be loud.
These were recommended to me by a friend. She buys hers on Amazon.
I had such a fun time with this sweet couple. They chose this location that they loved and were up for anything. It was a fun change of scenery to photograph at the beach. And as always, my favorite thing about photography is photographing fun, sweet, amazing people. I definitely left this engagement session with a happy heart.
I love how dreamy photos look when they are drenched in light.
I love how sweet this photo is.
Have I mentioned that I love sunflare in my photos?
We were quickly losing light, but we managed to capture these images before the sun went completely down. The skies were such a beautiful pink.
I can’t wait to photograph this sweet couple on their wedding day.