Winter weddings are a complete dream for photographers — that is, when couples plan them in a way that makes the most of this incredibly romantic and cozy season. You don’t need to concern yourself with things like lighting or subject placement, but here are a few tips that will help ensure you come away […]
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So you have recently become engaged. Congraulations! Once the initial excitement wears off and you have announced it to the world, you will now face the mammoth task of planning a wedding’. Planning a wedding is big deal. Believe me, I was married around a year ago. I have written this blog to help you […]
Soon after your declared husband and wife, family portraits are then taken and then usually your wedding photographer will do your “Location shoot”. A Location shoot usually lasts between 60 to 90 minutes and includes the bride, groom and bridal party. Below are some tips to remember when planning your location shoot with your photographer.
So your big day is done and dusted and now your officially hitched. Congratulations! Within 4 to 6 weeks after your wedding, I should have your edited photos ready and sent to your address. Once you have had a look through your photographs, it is time to start thinking about the 100 images you would like […]
Last weekend I had the privilege of working with a Pyrotechnic at two weddings in two days. Wedding pyrotechnics are becoming more popular as they have a great effect and can really add something unique to your wedding reception.
Your engaged! Congratulations! Next you will start to think about what time of the year you will get married. Some couples may base this upon factors such as convenience for guests, price and logistics. Other couples may set their date according to the weather. This article will discuss when is the best time of year […]
This weeks article is going to discuss the difference between traditional and Photo journalistic wedding photography and some of the factors to consider when planning your wedding. Some wedding photographers only classify themselves as natural or “photo journalistic”, but what does this mean exactly and how does it differ from the traditional style of wedding […]
We are going to discuss something a tad controversial. Unplugged weddings. An unplugged wedding is when you ask your friends and family to turn off their phones, cameras, iPads or other digital devices used to capture wedding photos. While some couples encourage their guests to snap away and take as many photographs as possible, it […]
When planning your wedding day, there might be a time when you ask yourself “Should I hire a wedding videographer?” Wedding videos have a come a long way in the last 5 or so years and if done well can look amazing and will let you relive your wedding day whenever you like. There are however, […]
A common question I am asked at pre-wedding consults is have I photographed at that particular venue or not. Although it may help a wedding photographer if they are familiar with the venue, it should not be the deciding factor as to whether or not you book them to photograph your wedding. Let me explain
Engagement photoshoots are a fantastic way to become familiar with your photographer, develop confidence in front of the camera and also lets your wedding photographer learn what works best for you as a couple in regards to posing. The photographs you receive from your engagement shoot can also be used for a canvas for your wedding, […]
This weeks article talks about weather or not you should meet with your photographer? In a word, the answer is absolutely! Perhaps one of the most important aspects to being a wedding photographer is being confident, having the necessary people skills and a natural chemistry between the photographer and the bride and groom.
At Lucas Kraus Photography, we incorporate high quality and professional albums with all of our wedding photography packages (except the basic package). Albums or Photobooks are a fantastic way to cherish your memories as they look fantastic, the wedding photos don’t fray and cant fall out and get lost.
I photographed a wedding this previous weekend, and as always I said goodbye to the bride. She was very appreciative not because I took great wedding photos (she hadn’t seen them at this point) but because I helped her to remain calm and helped organise the day along side her. An experienced wedding photographer should not only […]
When planning your wedding photography with your photographer, it is a good idea if you have an idea about how long you want the wedding photographer to stay for during the night. Some wedding photographers may have “all day” packages so they will start when the boys start to get dressed right through to when […]
Sunset photos and night photos, if done correctly can be an amazing addition to the wedding photos delivered on your USB and can make your photobook come to life. In order to achieve this, you may have to duck out of the reception for around 15 minutes.
You have a wonderful ceremony, declared husband and wife, make it official, walk down the aisle and then what? So many couples I have seen get to this point and wonder what they are supposed to do now. Normally I allow the guests to congratulate the newly married couple. However, there are certain things to […]
One thing I always try and encourage my brides to do is to have their ceremony in the shade. Not only will it prevent you from glaring and squinting whilst looking at your loved one, but it will make a big difference to your wedding photography.
Over the years I’ve seen a lot of weddings (My estimation is around 300) and have come to realise what works, what doesn’t work and how brides can alleviate stress before their wedding. If I were to give one single piece of advice, it would be to stay a motel close to where the ceremony […]
Why are wedding photographers so expensive? That is a good question. We have all heard of people paying $5000, $6000, or even $10,000 for wedding photography. In fact, one of my wedding photography idols charges nearly $20,000 per wedding. Do people pay it? Absolutely!