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Wedding Story

Posted on May 9, 2018

On Friday morning, I took a look outside the window; my worst fears were confirmed. The sky was heavily clouded. Friday the 13th and a rain! Heavily sighing, I started packing my photo equipment.

When I arrived at the meeting place I found the bride crying and the groom arguing with his future mother-in-law. This scene gave me a feeling that the newlyweds have already agreed on separation terms. The father-of-the-bride was pale and nervous, paced across the room and whispered: “wedding cake – $300, limo – $150 in hour, photography. Hmm.… at least he was reasonable.

The father of the groom looked much more relaxed; I suspected that he already had a few shots from the reception drink assortment. The rain began right when I prepared to take the first portrait of the bride. What can I do, I asked myself; everyone is nervous and it is raining.

Then, I decided to do something. I felt like I was the only the person who could help these people and save their wedding. The first thing I did was stopping the rain. For me it was a peace of cake. I did it by pulling two huge umbrellas and two raincoats our of my equipment bag. I gave the umbrellas and the raincoats to two tallest groomsmen. One of them kept the umbrella over the heads of the bride and groom and another kept my equipment covered. Funny, but after the rain realized that it cannot harm the wedding anymore, it stopped by itself a few minutes after my brilliant trick. After that I told the bride to stop crying, explaining that it will ruin her beautiful face.

The more tricky part was to make peace between the groom and the mother-of -the-bride. This problem posed more of a threat than the weather. I offered them a picture together as a first step towards peace. I made them stand so close together that their cheeks touched. Pretending, that I was setting my equipment I made them move closer and closer. Little did they know that I was doing it on purpose.

The mother’s eyes softened up and I thought that she finally realized that this man might be not the worst in the world. The groom seemed to understand that this woman is not only the evil mother-in-law but also the mother of his bride. The next problem was with …

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Looking for a Wedding Photographer? 5 Steps to Consider

Posted on August 15, 2015

bestcalgaryphotographerexonThere are many photography companies out there that can claim that they are the and of course you would not want to miss out on finding the ones that will really help capture your special day. When you find yourself still stuck in a rut and unsure of how to choose the best photography service out there, use this quick guide and you will surely be able to find the best wedding photographer for your lovely wedding day.

Actual Expertise

Being a photographer is often a passion that many aspire to develop, which unfortunately can turn out bad for you if you end up hiring the wrong professional. It is best to really go out there and do the research to see the work of some of the best local talent, as most do often show their actual work and portfolio, you can go and check which ones look to share your vision on your special day.

Years of Experience

Aside from expertise, it is also wise to see how long they have been in the industry, especially the number of weddings that they have been able to capture. From the sample of work they have done, you will be able to really consider how much they can bring to the table and to what extent they will extend their services for you and really capture every detail and moment of your wedding.

Cost of Service

Admittedly most wedding photographers will charge a considerable amount of fees but some will also consider giving out special rates and additional photography packages. Be vigilant and canvass on the minimum and maximum amount of fees for these professional services and based on what you get to research select which photography group matches with your specified wedding budget.

Read Customer Feedback

As most photography services will have their own websites, you should consider looking at what their previous customers have to say about the job that they had done. This can be a great guide for you when you are stuck deciding between several photography companies.

Availability of Service

You may decide to have your wedding at a secluded location or a far away venue, if this is an impossible feat for your chosen wedding photographer then it may mean looking for someone else. Ensure of course that your selected professional will be readily available on your wedding date and at wherever …

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