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Alison Boland was delighted to be asked to photograph some of the amazing floral arrangements and centre pieces that Magic Moments Florist had prepared for the Rose of Tralee Dinner in the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown. Not only had Magic Moments dressed the tables and rooms with unique floral designs but also designed a one off dress made of 400 fresh red roses.
Alison Boland has launched a special offer for March 2013. If you book a CD Only Wedding Photography Package. You will receive a FREE Portfolio Box which include a 14×11 presentation box which has been personalised with the names of the bride and groom. You will also receive 20 mounted 12×8 images. To avail of this offer please visit http://www.alisonboland.com/index.php/free-portfolio-box-offer/ . Offer ends 31st March 2013
It comes as no surprise that a lot of brides are nervous about the taking of the wedding photographs. Here are some tips I have put together to make you more comfortable in front of the camera.
1. How to stand for Wedding Photographs
It’s up to the photographer to direct the bride & groom on how to position their body in wedding photographs. Unfortunately though, not all photographers are good at getting their point across.
Fear not, I have a solution! If you are in this situation and you really have no clue how to present yourself in wedding photographs, the best pose is to stand side on to the photographer and rotate your body towards him. This give a very flattering shape to the bride. This pose shortens the appearance of the waist line and gives the photographer partial view of the back and front of the dress. You’ve spent months and months picking out the dress – you want to show it off !
2. What is your good side?
“Get my good side!”. Well surprise, surprise everyone has a “good” side when it comes to wedding photographs. Firstly, all of us presume that our face is perfectly symmetric. The truth is, very very few people have a perfectly symmetrical face. The main feature of the face that affects symmetry is the nose. Usually, an individuals nose will angle slightly to one side. I know mine does! The way we compensate for this is by moving the head slightly in the opposite direction. Have a look in the mirror when you have a chance. Is your nose pointing slight in one direction? Well is so, rotate your head ever so slightly in the opposite direction. This is your “good side” and this small change will make your face appear more symmetric in wedding photographs.
3. Don’t breathe in, breathe out.
Well we all want to appear thinner in photos – especially after a big meal!. A lot of people think that taking a deep breath and sucking the belly in will make you appear smaller in the waist line. Unfortunately though it doesn’t, because what usually happens is that your lungs fill with air, your chest expands and you actually appear bigger. The idea is to exhale and expel all of the air from your lungs. This makes the chest and waist area a lot smaller.
Well there you have it! Some wee pointers for the big day. Stay tuned to my blog and I will post more tips and tricks for making your wedding the best day ever ….ever…..ever!
Top 10 Wedding Photography Tips to choosing your wedding photographer (Tips 1-3).
1. Suss your photographer out!
One of the biggest tips I can give brides is to get to know your wedding photographer. The initial meeting with the wedding photographer is a good indication of whether your wedding photographer is going to make or break the mood of your wedding. Look for the signs! Are they open-minded, easy going, open to suggestions, reliable, organised. The last thing you want is a “General” dictating at your wedding and upsetting the guests. Don’t be fooled! They do exist.
2. Ask your photographer for full rights of the images!
A lot of newly weds incur massive additional charges after their wedding because they don’t have reproduction rights to their own wedding images. My advice would be to discuss the possibility of having a DVD with full resolution images with your photographer. This may come as an additional charge but in the long run, this will save you 100s of euro. Wedding photos are always a great idea to give guests as presents for many year after the wedding, so keep this in mind.
3. Don’t spend all day with the photographer!
Once the ceremony is over, there is no need to spend hours with the wedding party taking photographs. I would suggests 15-20 mins with both sides of the family and 15-20 mins alone as a couple. If you have chosen a good photographer, he/she will already know the best locations for your wedding photographs. This gives you enough time to go back to the wedding reception and enjoy a quick drink with the guests before the meal.
Well I’m always on the look out for amazing ways to present my wedding photography and I’m delighted to say that I am now offering gorgeous hand-crafted Proof Boxes.
These beautiful boxes are individually crafted and can be customised to your own needs with 20 different materials and ribbons available. This is a perfect way to proof your wedding images for your final album.
If you would like more information on these items please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Good afternoon all! I hope you are enjoying my new website.
Choosing a wedding photographer can be a daunting enough task for most couples so I deliberately chose a design that was clean and uncluttered. This gives couples maximum exposure to my photography.
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