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Showing posts from November 2, 2014

Why Brides LOVE These...

Every bride I have ever had come through my shop has poured her heart and soul into the planning of her biggest day.  I know that.  I understand the preparation, the head aches, the decisions, and the countless hours that go into preparing for the event.  Everything has to be PERFECT.

After all the planning - picking a dress, tasting cakes, designing save the dates, hand personalizing the invitations, creating seating charts, choosing a venue, finding the right DJ, the right food services, and most importantly - the photographer - the average wedding and reception only lasts 6-8 hours.  Of course there are the preparations the day of the wedding, and the clean up for some, which means the average wedding day itself will only last 8-12 hours.

Once the wedding day is over, and the "Thank You" cards are mailed out, all thats left from the wedding day are memories.  Of course there are trinkets from the tables, the card box, a few keepsakes, oh... and the dress!  Everyone wants …

How I Became A Photographer

My first career was in music.I studied classical and jazz performance at Mansfield university, and have been performing as a professional since 2003.In 2007 I started working in the cruise ship industry as a jazz musician, and that’s when I began some serious dabbling with photography.I found that as the ship pulled into a new port I would be more excited to get my camera out of the case than I was to get the saxophone out for the show at night.That’s when I knew it was time to make a change. I went back to school for a master’s degree as an Education Specialist with a focus on music.After 2 years in the education world, I knew that wasn’t for me either, so I began planning the launch of my photography studio.In 2010 I opened my doors for business (out of my home), and in 2013 I opened a retail studio in the business district of town.

Cold Weather Camera Tip

It has certainly cooled off outside!  Wow!  There was a snow cover on the fields while driving through Ulysses last night!

With the cold weather comes a little extra care for your camera gear.  When an object that is cold is moved into a warm environment too quickly condensation will occur.  For those of you who wear glasses, this is what happens when you go into a warm building and your glasses fog up.  Water is not good for electronics, and is especially not good for a camera lens.  If condensation happens inside your lens there is a high possibility you will then begin to get mold as well.  This will cause a halo & ghosting effect on images created with that lens.  To fix it you will need to have it sent to a professional repair service, and that is a situation you want to avoid.

So how do you keep your camera gear from getting damaged?  The equipment needs to adjust slowly from one temperature zone to another.  If you are outside shooting in freezing weather, be sure that you…