Come see the Tiffany Photography booth this weekend, January 16th and 17th from 10-4 at the Brideworld wedding fair to be held at the Los Angeles Convention center! This is a great opportunity for you to meet Tiffany in person and other great wedding vendors. We will have magazine style wedding albums – coffee table wedding albums, traditional wedding albums, proof books and engagement sessions on display at the show.
As I rap up my 5th year as a wedding photographer I’d like to thank all of my past, present and future brides for allowing me to tell their wedding stories. Shooting weddings is a lot of fun and I’d like to share my favorite aspects of weddings.
My favorite thing about small weddings – intimacy
My favorite thing about big weddings – lots of friends
Alex and Mary got married at the ST. James Church on Vincent St. in Redondo Beach. I love working at this church because the ambient lighting is great and with amazing digital technology I did not even need to use a tripod to capture these images! After the wedding ceremony we went to Rancho Palos Vedas to take the formal wedding photography portrait session. Alex and Marry lucked out because there was the most beautiful sunset the night of their wedding that perfectly matched the couples blue wedding color theme. The Chinese banquet style wedding reception was held Prince Seafood South St Cerritos, CA
Boudoir Engagement Sessions – Los Angeles Wedding Photographer
Having spent years working as an editorial photographer and shooting for magazines like Elle, Cosmopolitan and Angelino, I developed a unique style. In addition to my standard engagement sessions which generally last about an hour I offer extended Luxe sessions.
During a Luxe sitting the couple usually rents a room at a hotel and we spend several hours on the photoshoot. I bring in professional lighting and do wardrobe consultation with the couple prior to the shoot. On a Luxe session we can set up complex lighting to add drama to the images. This lighting set up is far different from what wedding photographers use on the day of the wedding.
In recent years the term ‘wedding photojournalism’ has become synonymous with artistic, black and white photography, candid, sepia toned and all around great wedding images. The true meaning of photojournalism has been lost and many people ask for wedding photography photojournalism without really knowing what they are requesting.
Photojournalists tell an in depth photo story by capturing an event from many angles including details, over all shots of the event from afar, candid images of the participants and crowd reactions. A true photojournalist is objective, does not direct or participate in the action. As a trained photojournalist with a degree in photojournalism, it became apparent that strictly shooting a wedding in the photojournalistic style leaves something to be desired. Most couples do enjoy and appreciate direction from the wedding photographer.
Having shot wedding photography for over 5 years I have developed my own style of wedding photography that incorporates the perfect blend of wedding photojournalism, fine art, fashion, fun and a revamped look at traditional wedding photography.
There are a lot of big photography chains out there leaving people to wonder if they should go big or boutique. Here are some things to consider before signing up with a photography chain.
Quality control – In large photography chains, the decisions on the quality of the images taken comes from the top and many require the photographer to shoot in .jpg (resulting in lower quality files that are easer for the large company to store) At Tiffany Photography we always shoot in RAW format leaving you with the best possibly quality wedding images.
Continuity – At a smaller studio you get to know the photographer personally and have a relationship with one person from start to end. In a larger studio, you may fall in love with the sales person and end up with a photographer you can’t relate to.
You might not realize it but being a bridesmaid can run upwards of $1000. Times are tough and the economy is tougher, take your bridal party’s budget into account when planning your wedding. Your bridesmaids love you and are eager to please. As a bride and a hostess you can ease the pressure off of some of the most important guests at the wedding! Your nearest and dearest will be more relaxed and able to enjoy your wedding if they are not suffering from sticker shock.
As a wedding photographer I have heard my fair share of wedding speeches. It is okay to make the whole room laugh or cry, but you want to avoid making them cringe. The speeches are very important and memorable. People frequently note the quality of speeches when looking back on the wedding day.
- Focus on the couple – While you may have a relationship with the bride or groom that spans 20 or 30 years, the crowd is interested in the couples relationship, not yours. It is okay to do a brief account of how you know the bride or groom but the speech should focus on the couple.
- Keep it short and sweet – You don’t want to rush however, a short speech is always appreciated, no longer than 2 or 3 minutes at most