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Custom made Wedding Dress?

May 24, 2019 / WEDDING PLANNING
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Bridal Portrait

CUSTOM MADE WEDDING DRESS

Edmonton, Alberta

Are you one of those brides that dream about having extremely romantic and elegant wedding? If your answer is yes, then this blog post might be for you.

When you work with Wedding and Event Planner Sarah (Our Jonrah Events), Wedding Dress Designer (Ciel Bridal Studio), Makeup Artist Carmen and model like Anyu, everything is organized. Anyu wears custom made wedding dress made by Ciel Bridal Studio (Yes! Custom made dress Ladies!). They have experiences artisans that will help you tailor a wedding dress that is specially made for you!. This photo shoot was a pure joy for me and I hope you can see that in these photos.  Location for this photo shoot was in one of the Show-homes by Urban Edge homes.

 

 

 

WHY DO WE NEED PRE WEDDING / ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS?

April 15, 2019 / ENGAGEMENTS
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March 13th, 2018

WHY DO WE NEED PRE WEDDING / ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS?

ENGAGEMENT PLANNING, ADVICE

 

All our wedding packages include complimentary pre-wedding (engagement) photo session. And often we receive clients reply that they simply don’t need it. Really?

I will try to explain to you why we always highly suggest you do it!

Pre-wedding photo sessions can seem like another thing on your already long list of pre wedding To Do’s, but you can’t afford to skip out on this very important step.

Think of your pre-wedding photo session as a trial run for your big day. Having an unfamiliar person waving a huge camera around you on probably the biggest day of your life so far is daunting for you, and your partner. Your wedding day shouldn’t be your first experience with professional photography.

Authentic images are a two-way street. You need a proffessional photographer, but you also need to be open and comfortable. There’s no amount of prompting or Photoshop trickery that can make you look relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. We have a special process that helps set the mood for genuine moments to happen, but it takes experience on your part to really let go, be yourself and feel comfortable, even vulnerable, in front of the camera. Matt has a few jokes in his sleeve just in case 🙂

 

Every couple is so different and your pre-wedding gallery gives us a baseline to discuss what is the most important to you on your big day. What are your favourite images, poses, and moments? Communication is critical to the process. We are always up for hearing about what you loved the most, and least during your session.

There’s no better time to see how your wedding day hair and makeup will photograph. Booking your pre-wedding photo session for the same day as your beauty trial will not only make for polished pre-wedding photos, but you’ll get to see exactly what your makeup artist means when she says “Yes this is what “natural” looking makeup for photography looks like.” They are experts when it comes to what makeup and hair needs to look like to highlight your best features. It’s the perfect time to let them work their magic and see just how your hair and makeup will photograph on your big day.

Did I mention it’s fun! Seriously, fun!

Think of your pre-wedding photo session like planning a date… and you have a pretty cool third and fourth wheel:) If your dates are staying in with pizza and a movie, let’s do that. Drink on a downtown patio? Yes perfect. Hike to the top of a mountain? Hell yes we’ve got bear spray. Go sailing? We are there!:) Bonus if you feel like bringing a gorgeous dress and suit and walk on the streets of downtown…We will follow you and be your paparazzi.:)

Your wedding is important to us, and we often find we become friends with couples before it’s over, so let’s start that way. Let’s make memories while having fun!

Are you ready? Let’s do this!!!

JELENA & IVAN

April 14, 2019 / WEDDINGS
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Wedding

JELENA & IVAN

Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

First wedding in 2019 happened on extremely cold day. When temperature fall under -20, it’s impossible to have a photo shoot outside, that’s why we were so blessed to be able to take photos in Art Gallery who’s designer (the Architect) was inspired by city’s unique northern environment and urban grid. Stout juxtaposed angular windows that let through so much light are exactly what natural light photographers are looking for.

 

 

BRING YOUR DOG TO THE ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SESSION!

April 11, 2019 / ENGAGEMENTS
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Whether you got your dog when you first moved in together or your pup was there when your partner popped the question or before, it’s not surprising that many couples look to include their pets in the wedding festivities like engagement photos or even wedding.

While having your dog serve as the ring bearer or flower girl may seem stressful to, there’s nothing more adorable than having your pooch pop up in your engagement photos. Here, are few tips on including your beloved companion in your engagement session. After all they are part of our families!

1. Let us know he is coming with you

Don’t go into your engagement session without letting us know about a pet appearance. Because we love them! It’ll help your pro prep for the photos (as well as plan for any unexpected incidents!) and we will prepare and think about creative ways to include your pup.

2. Confirm that pets are allowed at your shoot location

While most public parks will allow pets, we might have trouble including your pup at a shoot at the botanical gardens or on the manicured lawn of a historic estate, as well as at any indoor facility. Always call ahead of time to confirm that your four-legged ones are welcome.

3. Make sure the location will be comfortable

While a summer shoot in the city may seem like the perfect weather to showcase your little white dress, hot pavement streets might prove uncomfortable for you pet’s naked paws after some time. Similarly, a winter wonderland shoot in the snow could prove less than scenic for dogs unaccustomed to the cold, and even painful for those sensitive to the salt sprinkled on icy streets.

4. Bring treats!

I am sure they would agree with me here!  This is crucial, particularly when you’ll need your pet to sit still or lay down to pose for a photo. Give them treats to incentivize good behavior or when they’re looking like they need a pick-me-up. You think you’re the only one who’s exhausted by all this picture taking? J If you forget about the treats we will have them with us for sure!

5. Avoid long sessions

Limit pet participation to a short segment—especially if you have a young or a particularly energetic pet. After some time, they’re bound to lose interest and stop behaving altogether, giving you less of a chance for a good photos.

6. Enlist help

Unless you’re shooting the engagement session at or close to home, hire a pet sitter or enlist help of a friend to watch your dog or take them home when they’re done with their photos. This way, you won’t have to worry about them getting restless, feeding them or giving them water, and you can focus all your attention on getting the perfect photos of just the two of you.

7. Be realistic and have fun

Don’t get stressed out if the unexpected happens and your pet starts misbehaving or refuses to sit still and look at the camera. Allow your pet to get used to the new environment and play and interact with them like you do at home to get them comfortable. If your dog refuses to participate, even for a short period of time, don’t let it ruin the entire shoot. Scratch the pet portion, have your dog watcher whisk the pup away and enjoy the solo session with your partner.

At the end, we can bring our Jimmy with us and they can play 🙂

(Jimmy: “Did somebody say my name? Play? Yes! Let me just eat this hot chestnut first!”) 

 

 

 

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