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Posing for Family Formals

posing for family formals

Posing for family formals — can they be stressful? Yes. But that doesn’t mean you can’t handle them with professionalism and grace.

That’s why we’ve put together a few posing techniques for you try out for your next session when it comes to posing your bride and groom with their families!

Also, when posing for family formals, know that some of the tips we shared with you on posing the bridesmaids and groomsmen work just as well with the family photos, especially with smaller family groups.

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Engagement Session Posing

When engagement session posing comes into play, your first priority is not to get your couples comfortable in front of the camera… it’s to get them comfortable in front of you.

The engagement session is your chance to show your couple that they can trust you with the task they’ve hired you for: capturing one of the biggest days of their lives. So getting them comfortable and confident with you as a photographer is mission-critical.

So we’ve put together a few tips on posing techniques to try out for your next engagement shoot.

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Posing Techniques: Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

Posing Techniques: Bridesmaids & Groomsmen

So we know that posing the Bridesmaids & Groomsmen can be one of the most fun, and sometimes the most challenging, parts of your job on the wedding day. It all depends on the composition and size of the group, the liveliness of the group and their willingness to cooperate, and also your ability to lead them quickly into great poses while still keeping control of the crowd. Of course, the main focus of a wedding day is the bride and groom. But the couple have brought some of their favorite people together to celebrate with them and stand up with them. And since these people are important to them, that means the pictures will be as well.

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Bridal Portrait Posing Techniques

Bridal Portrait Posing

Bridal portrait Posing can be challenging, but may also be some of THE most important pictures you’ll take on the day of the wedding. No pressure, right?

But in all seriousness, you will want to make sure you get your bride’s poses down perfectly.

So in order to help you achieve success when posing your brides, we’ve put together some posing techniques just for you!

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Requests Made by Clients to Their Wedding Photographer

Requests Made by Clients to Their Wedding Photographer

Planning weddings is so much work. The bride is busy deciding on her gown, her hair, makeup, and handling all the details of the day. She might also be managing some  – or maybe most – of the vendors. The groom has his own things to do, like deciding on his suit, what family to invite, or he might even be in charge of some of the details of the wedding as well. The couple has many things running simultaneously.  They often forget a few details here and there. Even if they have help, sometimes they skip a few points during discussions with vendors. This might happen when they are booking you as their wedding photographer.

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Nail the Client Experience: Featuring Orlando Oliveira

Nail the Client Experience: Featuring Orlando Oliveira

What does award winning New York wedding photographer and ShootDotEdit customer Orlando Oliveira know about running a successful wedding business? Is is about selling your products or services more and more? Or ensuring the return of your clients each time they need a service like yours? Or is it about advertising your business and yourself in every possible way? When we asked him his secret to success Orlando said it’s all about a great client experience that compliments the amazing products and services you offer.

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How I Got the Shot | Silhouettes with Bradley Images

How I Got the Shot | Silhouettes with Bradley Images

Capturing silhouettes never goes out of style when it comes to photography! They make for some seriously creative images and we are always on the lookout for good silhouettes to share!

This week, we got the chance to ask Baltimore native and award-winning wedding photographer — Bradley Zisow of Bradley Images about some of our favorite silhouette shots he’s captured.

Take it away, Bradley!

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“Be Yourself — The Rest Will Follow”

Featuring Jorge Santiago Photography

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We have all heard someone say to us once – “just be yourself!” But it’s not always easy! Who is it you want to be? What does “be yourself” mean to you? Many of us try to emulate our elders and some tried to be like that one cool classmate — the classmate who received all the attention and had a big group of friends. Many of us would understand the struggle of trying to be like that person — AKA just trying to fit in. But that isn’t really being yourself.

Jorge Santiago experienced this when he migrated from Mexico to the US. But this was no small classroom affair. It was a totally different country, a different culture, and a different language. What made it more difficult for Jorge was the fact that he wasn’t even fluent in English. He tried hard to fit in, to blend in the crowd and find work as a photographer. His success came only when he finally embraced being himself.

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