POSING GUIDE, 3 TIPS BEFORE YOUR FIRST PHOTO SHOOT

POSING GUIDE, 3 TIPS BEFORE YOUR FIRST PHOTO SHOOT

Feeling comfortable and REAL is something I think we all want. That's why I'm including these three tips you've got to know before you get out and have your first shoot. Or heck! Maybe you just want to feel your most natural self in front of the camera. You've gotta have these tips to chill out & have a good time. xx

JACELLE x CASEY | Imperial Sand Dunes // LA Wedding Photographer

JACELLE x CASEY | Imperial Sand Dunes // LA Wedding Photographer

Los Angeles Photographer

wind was fierce, but so were we. & these guys are beyond romantic.

nothing could go wrong with this free-spirited, gypsy inspired engagement shoot.

HMU // Boho Bird Salon

DRESS // spell bride

DEAR BRIDE, The One Thing You Should Know About Photography

DEAR BRIDE, The One Thing You Should Know About Photography

Dear Bride, You are planning your wedding. The biggest day of your life. Every detail is seen, the expenses are paid and there are crucial decisions on who you hire to help you celebrate and pull everything together. Nothing about this day is cheap. From floral design, centerpieces, makeup, accessories, transportation, venue and the list goes on, you have poured your heart and soul (and cash) into it. This is the day you celebrate two becoming one. This is the beginning adventure of your life story as  Mr. & Mrs.

3 Important & Easy Steps to Better Engagement Photos

3 Important & Easy Steps to Better Engagement Photos

Dear Lovely Bride-to-Be, Let's chat about engagement sessions. Yippee! One of the very first steps after hiring your wedding photographer is shooting the engagement session. This is an awesome time to bond and get comfortable in front of the camera.

Ana + Kevin | JOSLYN CASTLE WEDDING

Ana + Kevin | JOSLYN CASTLE WEDDING

These two have a unique story. Shortly after booking with me last year, they decided to elope! When we went on their engagement shoot, they were already married. By the time their original "big day" came around they'd already been married for a whole year! None-the-less this day was perfect. I believe they were even closer and it was even more special because they'd known each other as husband and wife already. Ana's family flew in from California and it was a giant celebration of their commitment to one another!  

Is a timeline essential for a wedding photographer to provide?

 The Preserve at Bingham Hill Fort Collins, Colorado

The Preserve at Bingham Hill Fort Collins, Colorado

Dear Bride, Planning your wedding is enough work as it is! Can you plan on your photographer just showing up and shooting whatever is thrown at him or her?

I think that is a risk you shouldn't take.

When will you and your future spouse first see each other, before or during the ceremony? Are the photos after the ceremony worth panicking over because you don't know if you got all the shots you wanted? Family, friends, wedding party ect.

I highly recommend when choosing a wedding photographer you ask if they provide a timeline. If they don't, ask them if they will be willing to work with you on creating one.

I provide every couple a personalized and detailed timeline. This saves us from decision fatigue on the wedding day, and it makes the day run smooth and a little more carefree. :)

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'til next time...

-Rachel

Should you have posed group photos for your wedding?

Should you have posed group photos for your wedding?

Dear Bride, What's with the hour long photo session after your ceremony? Grandpa, aunts, cousins, 2nd cousins, everyone's extended family and the list goes on and on. It sometimes takes two hours just to get these perfectly posed images. Leaving you with sore cheeks and a somewhat exhausted spirit.