All of my fall brides are currently in the works of planning or shooting their engagement sessions. (Some of you we have had to reschedule because of the torrential rain that’s been hitting us these past couple of weeks, but the sun will shine soon!) With a busy season of engagement and weddings ahead I think this is the perfect time to share tips on how to make the most out of you engagement session. With every wedding package we include these sessions as a way to get to know each other, become comfortable in each others presence (could you imagine feeling that you’re wedding photographer is the most awkward person during your whole wedding day?) and practice posing and my overall style of shooting.
One of the most contributing factors to a great image is the location in which it’s taken. I’m a firm believer that location isn’t everything (unless you are a landscape photographer) because often lighting and your subjects will play a much bigger role. Still, I’d be totally lying if I said you can shoot anywhere and get the same look as another. For instance, if you want the romantic look of Paris with an Eiffel Tower in the distance, you must be there in order to capture that. Just as flower fields are not the same as an empty field… there is beauty in each one of those places for particular reasons. Recreating other images found on Pinterest in your vicinity is often not possible because they are all unique in their own way.
Before I get into telling you all the story behind this precious little baby’s birth story, I want you to know that this post is unlike all the other birth stories. I will be sharing tips and helpful things I have learned throughout the years of documenting births. Tips that will help anyone that is a bit afraid of the thought of being responsible for capturing the happiest day for the parents that are anxiously awaiting their tiny one. I was once afraid and nervous, just as I imagine you are, and this session was actually the one I truly feel I transitioned from being somewhat lost in the birthing world to figuring out just what I had to do in every scenario.
As this first month of 2017 comes to an end (I can’t believe the weeks passed by so quickly) I am reflecting on all the plans I have set for myself this year. One of my goals is to launch my couples [engagements, bridals, weddings & anniversaries] site within the next couple of months. It’s been a long time coming ever since the launch of abigailvigoa.com and I cannot wait to see our project fully come to life. I have been slowly building a wedding portfolio reflective of the kind of work I wish to continue to offer all of my lovely couples. Which leads to the reason I wanted to write this chatty blog post…
Every bride wants her wedding photographs to reflect the love she has for her groom and devotion she put forth into planning that day she’s been dreaming of for years. Perhaps ever since she was a little girl. Searching for the perfect match, and I mean bride & photographer, can be a haunting task when there are so many options out there. So many styles and so many professionals. But if there is one thing all brides will agree on is that they want their wedding day photographs to look and feel magazine worthy. No matter how small or intimate or large and expensive, we all want our special day to be captured beautifully. Here are a couple of things I think every bride should consider that will definitely enhance the look and feel of their wedding day regardless of the size and cost of the wedding.