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I Love Weddings: a photography preview!

Time for a photography preview!  And it’s a good thing too… because I’m just not that eloquent tonight.  😉  Generally words come fast and easy, but tonight?  Tonight I’m tired, and the words, they be playing hide and seek with me (it would appear I’m losing).

I had the pleasure of working with Wendy and Chris to capture all the important moments at their wedding (and several hours before).  The big event was a little over a week ago now, and I’ve got a few sneak peek images to share from the “formals” portion of the day.  Wendy and Chris were so much fun!  I loved that we were able to be silly and capture some really fun and goofy moments along with the romantic ones.

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Thankfully I’ve been able to devote quite a bit of time so far to the edits and enhancements, and I’m about 1/3 of the way through.  So hopefully, Chris and Wendy, it won’t be too much longer until everything is ready.  🙂  Thank you for including me in your special day.  It really was a delight!

Erin & Spencer’s Wedding – part two

Well, after putting in two days of overtime, I finished all the edits and enhancements.  That said, here’s the second preview from Erin and Spencer’s wedding, the formals:

Erin, Spencer – Thank you for inviting me to share your special day with you.  I wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.

Erin & Spencer’s Wedding – part one

I’m in the middle of editing the photos from Erin and Spencer’s wedding.  I’ve got the ceremony finished – so here’s a bit of a preview.  I’ll likely share some of the “formals” when I get that far.  But for now, here are some of the shots leading up to, and during the ceremony.

Spencer, Erin – I hope you enjoyed the bit of a glimpse this post provided.  I’ll try to get through the rest as soon as I can so I can get everything burned to DVD for you.  I know you must be dying to see them all.  🙂

May the 4th be With You (and other such meanderings).

Totally stole the first half of my post title from about a dozen places today.  LOL  Just so you know it wasn’t me who was clever, I’m just jumping on the pretending to be clever bandwagon (but actually owning up to it).  😉

Well…  seems I’m a busy, busy grrrl.

Met with the bride and groom who’s wedding I’ll be shooting on Saturday, a lovely young couple.  We’ll be doing some really fun stuff during their “formals” shoot.  Including heading into some pretty industrial spots for some cool juxtapositional photography.  I love shooting weddings – really, really love shooting them actually.  LOL  But when a couple is cool with letting me play?  SOOOOO LOVE IT!  It’s always nice to shoot a couple who’s willing to go along with my ideas and my slightly crazy aesthetic.  It’s gonna be awesome!

Of course, I still have three other photo shoots that I’m working on editing too.  So, yeah…  gotta power through those.  LMAO  I did create another preset for Aperture though.  Each of the last two shoots I’ve edited have inspired a preset – which is kinda spanky.  This one is a slightly faded and washed out treatment with a slight blue cast: a little moody, a little vintage, a little romantic.  Once I get a little further along in my edits, I’ll be sure to pull out a few pics to share.

On top of all the photography happenings, I’ve also got a dog show this weekend.  Thank goodness it’s a local one.  😉  So I’ll be bowing out from the show on the Saturday to shoot the wedding, but will be there with Marnie (the Chihuahua puppy) on the Friday and Sunday – raring to go.

If you are in Saskatoon this weekend, be sure to check out the Hub City show.  The club always puts on a great event.  We’ll all be over at the Exhibition grounds – all day Friday, all day Saturday (well, the show will be going on all day Satuday, but as I mentioned above, don’t expect to see me there that day), and Sunday in the A.M.

Oh!  And I also have to pull in a few hours for a planning meeting for the Green Party of Saskatchewan’s AGM somewhere in there.  LMAO  The important stuff is pretty much set, ready to go…  but there are a few details still to be worked out.

Soooo….. yeah….  busy few days ahead.  Anyone know who we’re supposed to petition for those 30 hour days?

Booking an Out-of-Town Wedding Photographer

These days you have lots of choices when it comes to wedding photography, and while the choice to go local seems like a natural one, it’s not always the only option worth looking into. If you find a photographer who’s style meshes with yours, and who’s manner and attitude bring out the best in you, don’t toss the idea of hiring them just because they don’t live in the area where you plan to say “I Do!”.

Personally, I’m happy to travel for the right couple, and I know many other photographers who agree with me. Getting married in Phoenix but the photographer you love lives in Saskatoon? Drop them a line. Chances are they’ll offer you a discounted rate to help you cover the costs of their travel and hotel expenses. Even if they don’t, at least you won’t be left wondering.

Depending on where you live, the going rate for wedding photography may vary drastically from the going rate in another location. In some places you can expect to pay $4000 which does NOT include a CD of your photography or any prints. Those same photographers may tack on as much as $3000 for the CD and a small print package. Where in another location, a going rate of $2000 to $3000 will INCLUDE the CD and the rights to print your images wherever you see fit. In these cases the couple thousand dollar difference will MORE than cover the costs of flying in and putting up an out of town photographer.

So do some research. Looking outside your geographical region may just end up saving you a couple thousand dollars… and that can go to ensuring your day is as magical and memorable as you deserve.

Visit TD Photography for your Wedding Photography needs!

http://photography.tobi-dawne.com/

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