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Loft on Pine Wedding : Michelle+Kevin


She moved quietly throughout the room, passing out gifts with a light smile and thanking her bridesmaids for being there with her, in the moment. Michelle's sister gave her a locket with a photo of their mother inside. She would've been so happy to see you married... her sister said as her voice trailed off into a deep hug. The passing of their mother unwrapped pain, but

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Wedding Day Shot List


A few months ago, a photographer asked if I'd be willing to share my wedding day shot list. You know, the list of photos I capture on a wedding day. In the past nine years of being a wedding photographer, I committed my list to memory, but I spent time organizing how I approach the wedding day and the photographs necessary to documenting the day. This Wedding Day Shot

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The Best Marketing is FREE


I can't tell you how many times I've heard florists/coordinators/venues/etc. tell me they don't receive photos after the wedding...and my reaction is always shock. I mean, besides it being the polite thing to do, sharing images with vendors is the quickest way to maximize exposure. So let's talk how this happens...     1. Share, Quickly The day after the wedding, I

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Listing Your Strengths and Weaknesses


Accepting your strengths and weaknesses can only be done once you figure out what they are. This might seem like a duh, obviously thing to say, but writing them down can offer insight into the aspects of your life you should give more weight. Am I the best person to assess the feasibility of a new project? No, not at all (namely because I think every new project I pursue

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Photographing Wedding Rings with a Natural Reflector


For the past few years, I've been a pretty big proponent of natural reflectors (things around you that reflect light without the use of artificial light...I've blogged about this in detail HERE), and I've also shared my approach on how I photograph wedding rings. Well, today I thought it'd be fun to combine the two. At last Saturday's wedding, I wasn't able to shoot the

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Broken Things


He brushed the hair from my eyes and stroked my forehead. My father closed his eyes every time I screamed in pain and whispered promises of release. I had broken my tibia and fibula (both shin bones) of my right leg as I celebrated my eighth birthday. That was the last time I went rollerskating. I wore a toe-to-thigh cast for six months and though I asked friends to

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How to Pose Stiff Clients


Dear Jasmine, I've been in the industry about five years now. I've heard other photographers say that romantic sessions are their favorites because couples are so in love and easygoing. However, nearly every couple I've photographed shows up to a session nervous, stiff, and full of plastic smiles with jitters. They're rarely down for candid photos and just stare blankly

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Reception Sites: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


As you are planning to book that dream reception venue, the most important thing for you could be making sure that the important moments happening inside are captured by your photographer. Although these two priorities can often be at odds, you can get the photos you want, in the setting you love, with a little bit of input from some of our award-winning WPJA

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Is Wedding Photojournalism a Fad?


Weve all flipped through well-worn wedding albums of parents, aunts and uncles, and even grandparents, chuckling at dated hairstyles, handlebar mustaches, peach taffeta bridesmaids dresses, and powder blue tuxes. Wedding photojournalists might contend that these photos wouldnt seem so out of style (hideous wedding gowns and bad male perms aside) if more emphasis had

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Featured Photographer: Greg Gibson


Photojournalist Greg Gibson has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his images covering the 1992 Presidential campaign and the 1998 Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. He has received awards and acclaim for his photographic work during the first Gulf War in Kuwait. His pictures have been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Time, Newsweek and

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Pro Lab Printing Options For Weddings


You're a wedding photojournalist who creates thousands of digital files at each event. You offer your clients a variety of packages composed of hundreds of prints and on-screen images, and your weekends are regularly booked for weddings. Hey, you can't afford to mess around. You need a printing system that works seamlessly with your workflow while providing the utmost

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Capturing The Moment


What makes a moment? Any wedding photojournalist will tell you that the very notion of 'making' a moment disqualifies it from actually being a moment. So perhaps the more pointed question is: What is not a moment? Photo by Michael DiBari "A moment is not two hands, two rings over the bouquet. The flowers, the wedding dress pictures - those are not moments," says wedding

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First Impressions: The Web Site


When the Internet and wedding photographers first got together in the early 1990s, it was a blissful union from the start. The computer became a canvas upon which images could be displayed and savvy photographers wasted no time posting their work online, to be viewed by the masses. The notion of a local photographer became an anachronism. No one was local, as long as

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