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5 tips for a better family photo experience - Vancouver WA Family Photographer

  Family photos are a great way to capture memories and create a lasting legacy for generations to come. However, getting everyone to cooperate and look their best in a family photo can be a challenge. Here are five tips for a better family photo experience: Plan ahead: Schedule the photo shoot at a time when everyone will be well-rested and fed. If you are too busy and juggling your kid’s sports and other obligations on the day of your session you will likely feel stressed. Try to give yourself lots of time to get ready for your session so that you are not rushed before, during, or after. Choose a location that is meaningful to your family or has a nice backdrop. Consider coordinating outfits in advance to ensure everyone looks great together. Communicate with your photographer: Let your photographer know what you’re looking for in the photos. Share any preferences you have in terms of poses, lighting, or other details before your session. If you have a Pinterest board, share it! Th

Wedding Photography: Frequently Asked Questions

 Wedding Photography FAQ How far do you travel for weddings?   I love to travel! I will travel worldwide if you want me as your wedding photographer. I’ve photographed weddings in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington and I look forward to working with more couples in many more locations around the world!  Let's chat about your destination wedding and see if I'm a good fit for you.  Is there an additional charge if my wedding is outside your range?   For Weddings outside of my hometown a custom wedding package to include cost of travel; airfare and hotel will need to be worked out. Anything is possible and I'm happy to discuss details with you.  Do you offer a disc of digital negatives in any of your packages?   I do offer digital files with my packages. You can select a handful of images or you can upgrade to add the entire collection. I don’t burn them to CD’s because most computers don’t have disc drives anymore but downloading and saving your purchased file

Getting Ready for your Wedding: Tips for Brides

 Let's talk about Wedding Hair and Makeup and how long you will need to get ready on your wedding day. When it comes to planning your wedding day timeline this is a question I get a lot from brides "How long will it take to get ready?"  Generally, the answer is different for every bride and I try my best to give great advice when it comes to planning these details but let's face it, I'm the photographer, not a wedding planner or HMUA. I typically will suggest my brides get ready early and plan at least 1 hour per bridesmaid for hair and makeup. It seems like a lot of brides think they are going to have all day to get ready but time slips away very quickly on the day of. I have seen bridal parties with 10+ bridesmaids get full hair and makeup and still arrive on time ready for photos with no hiccups and I've seen small bridal parties struggle to show up an hour late to the ceremony. It's so important to make sure you have enough time for everyone to get rea

Pomeroy Farm Wedding, Jesse and Sierra

I absolutely love photographing couples at Pomeroy Farm Wedding Venue in Yacolt WA! It is by far one of my favorite venues. I love that is a historical venue. The history is so neat, the property is absolutely stunning and the family who owns and operates the wedding venue and historic farm are just the sweetest. They offer a variety of events throughout the year for families to visit and learn about the farm. Pumpkin lane is one of my favorites in October! If you haven't been out to see this beautiful historic Farm,  Wedding Venue, and winery you should definitely plan a visit!  Wedding Venue: Pomeroy Farm- Yacolt, WA What song did you choose for your first dance? Millionaire Chris Stapleton Where is your dress from? Brides for a Cause Wedding Hanger by Simply Chic Coils Who did you use for Flowers? Vancouver  Farmers Market Describe your vision and style for the decorations: Laid back, unique, happy, a mix of beautiful in-season flowers, great food, the best people. What are yo