This weekend we enjoyed the beautiful weather here in Colorado. We got to shoot an amazing engagement session. We talk about this a lot, but being a photographers has helped us to stop and enjoy the little things in life. We all hear people say this “stop and smell the roses”. It’s important that we do it. The image below was taken because I stopped to enjoy the little things. The beauty of the flower the light coming through the trees.
Make sure to stop and enjoy your wedding. It’s going to be amazing
A little late than never…..
If you know Andy & I or read our blog you will know that every year we attend the world’s largest photography convention in Las Vegas. The convention is for WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) and this year was our 5th year attending. From the beginning WPPI has been a great resource for our company and we can’t thank the small yet awesome group of people who run it enough!
This year was especially exciting for us because WPPI not only asked us to speak for them again but asked Andy to be a print judge in their international Print competition. So the first couple of days we were there Andy sat on a panel next to some truly inspiring photographers and judged hundreds of wedding prints. It was so much fun to watch him up there and I was so proud!
This Photo taken by Elena Hernandez
This Photo taken by Elena Hernandez
Thanks Elena for capturing this awesome memory!
It is always interesting to have your wedding photography critiqued and we both have learned so much over the years watching. Over the last couple of years, Andy and I have been doing some old photography called Collodion Wet Plate. It is a process that takes time but in the end you have a one of a kind photograph on glass or tin. So this year I decided to take a chance and enter of the tin plates I created over the year of some wedding shoes. I wasn’t expecting see my print be judged knowing there were hundreds of them to go through but I got lucky and was in the room at the right time! With my heart pounding I watched them talk about the print for what seemed like forever, discussing whether it was a real collodion wet plate or not. Finally they came to a conclusion and I received a merit for it!
We were also excited to have one of our close friends come with us this year and for the first time enter the print competition. Matt is an amazing landscape photographer and after some prodding we convinced him to enter. I sat with him as he watched each of the 4 prints he turned in come up and cheered when each one received a merit! I still don’t think he knows how good he is but he was excited and we were so proud of him! Here is where I insert his website so you can all go admire his work….:) http://www.kennedyphotography.net/
Here are the images he won with:
Andy & I taught a class again this year; it was a Masterclass and we spoke about marketing, wedding blogs, burn out, personal projects and all of the things we do as a company to handle them. We were lucky enough to have one of our awesome sponsors, WHCC support us again this year and they provided us with some beautiful standout prints to display in our class. We had people from all over the country in our class and a few from Australia who apparently woke up in the middle of the night to register for the class! It was a great class full of amazing people, each one giving us the reason to keep speaking. Thank you to everyone who came to hear us, we had a great time with all of you
The last couple of days we spent going through the enormous trade-show, attending other photographer’s classes and chatting with with all of the new people we met. It’s hard to describe the energy of a convention like this; everyone is excited to meet each other, learn new things and most of all get inspired.
Thanks Again to WPPI for all that you have done for us!
I love shooting in the studio. As a photographer you can control all the things that you can’t at a wedding. You can control every part of the lighting, you have the time to perfect the posing. I love the light and how it hit pamela. I like the little touch of color with the yellow flowers. Bridals can be a lot of fun and we hope that you choose us to do them for you.
More bridal wedding photography in the studio
More contemporary bridals at a hotel
We can now print at your event!!!
You get the point. We do photo booths. We have a lot of offerings that we don’t talk about on the blog very much. Mostly because of being busy, but also keeping them unique for our clients. Back in 2009 we did a post on our colorado photobooth at that time we had been doing them for a few years. I think we have been doing them for 5 years at weddings, and more formal occassions like prom, and corporate events. So if you are a new bride , wedding planner, or existing client this might get you excited.
Cool things about our photo wall, photo booth
1. It is manned by an associate, who helps create dynamic images. You don’t lose out on Angie and I because our associate is taking care of everything.
2. We can print on site. Whats that mean to you? You can give these out to your guests as presents. Many clients buy a small frame to give them.
3. You can do it with or without props. Guest’s love the photo booth. There is a line most of the night.