Category Archives: Wedding Photography Information

This is a topic I’ve wanted to blog about for some time now, but it’s actually involved quite a bit of research. I’m sure anyone in the wedding business has heard it said before, “We want to stick with tradition and do _______.” And for some of those things, I wonder what tradition it is…

Hi there! My name is Joanna Davies and I own the vintage rental business The Odd Bin, located in Effingham, IL. I’m also co-owner of Fresh Digs, a retail store in Effingham which specializes in vintage, modern, local and global home goods and gifts. Stop by sometime and check us out. A little bit about…

Wedding season is now upon us. And this is of course an exciting time but also a stressful time for couples as preparations are underway. When it comes to your photography it’s of course extremely important that you get the pictures that you are hoping for and pictures that portray your big day exactly as you…

It’s that time of year. The snow is melting away, the temerature is rising, and nature starts to come alive. This means one thing… no, not baseball. It’s time for engagement pictures! As if planning your wedding isn’t enough, planning your engagement pictures can be a chore in itself, but only if you make it…

By now, most everyone is familiar with today’s wedding album. Pictures printed onto pages in a creative collage, leather or printed cover, thick or thin pages, press printed or flush mount, the options are limitless. Regardless it’s a great way to present your wedding with multiple pictures easily compared to the old school slip in albums…

It’s February, so we are still some months away from wedding season, but Valentines Day is upon us and this is a very popular date for proposals to go happen. It’s a day of love and romance, so it makes sense that it’s a great day to drop the big question. Proposals are a time…

This year provided quite an opportunity for bridal shows but it also brought some challenges to the table to. We typically do 2 bridal shows a year and this year the shows landed a week away from each other, the first in Altamont, the second in Effingham. The great thing with this kind of schedule is…

This has been something that’s been weighing on me lately. I’m sure it weighs on many photographers too (and churches for that matter). There are times, as a photographer, we walk into a church and we are handed a bomb from the officiant saying that we cannot shoot at certain times, in certain locations, we…

A couple years ago I had my logo created. I knew when it was made that I wanted the SH to somehow be incorporated and what was mad was an S and an H together that sort of created an infinity sign, but not too much. But the S and H were very defined. The…

Wedding Fusion, this is the mixture of pictures and video inside a slideshow. A slideshow is nothing new of course, but incorporating video and photography into a video for a couple is a fairly new thing and it’s something that many photographers are starting to add to their services. Why? Because video is shot on the…

It’s bridal show time, which means it’s prime time for wedding planning! And there’s no better way to have access to so many wedding vendors. From decoration, to catering, music, photographers and everything in-between, they are all there. As a vendor it’s obviously a great way to gain exposure with so many couples, but it’s…

If you live in the area, I’m sure you’ve either driven by/through Altamont and have seen the large conference hall being built. We had the pleasure of being able to view it and even set up some photos of a kind of typical reception hall look to kind of show off how magnificent this place…

It’s that time of year where couples across the nation are beginning to plan their big day, which means it’s that time of year that bridal shows take place to showcase wedding vendors. For the past four years we have been attending the bridal show in Effingham, IL and it’s one of the best shows…

So you’ve decided to take your photography to the next level and now you face one of your toughest challenges yet – what to charge. (For this blog I’m going to stick with the example of weddings)  Maybe you’ve been second shooting for sometime, or maybe you’ve only shot a handful of friend/family weddings and…

I think first and foremost this blog should start with your time frame of editing – and I may have mentioned this before, but I think it’s just that important. I’m sure we’ve all heard the horror stories of couples having to wait five, six, nine months, even over a year for their pictures, and…

While this is not the next post I had planned to blog about, because I am currently in Alabama and away from my wedding pictures and whatnot that I still have to blog about, I figured there’s no better time than the present. This is a post that I have thought long and hard about….

Are you married? Yes! Natasha and I married January of 2009 in Effingham, IL. Would you be willing to travel to cover my wedding? Yes, absolutely! We love to travel & look forward to the opportunity. What type of equipment do you use? We use top of the line Canon digital cameras and accessories. At…

A question that I am asked quite frequently is, “When should we have our engagement pictures done?” This is kind of a tough question to answer across the board because what if you got engaged today and you are getting married in 3 months? Or what if you got engaged today and don’t plan to…

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