So, I’ve been
away from blogging for a bit because life has been soon exciting!!Check out Oxido’s blog for more information.
Today, I have
an adorbs newborn session for you!This
kiddo started off life with a cracked collar bone- yikes!When the mama told me about the collarbone, I
worried about taking the session.Newborn safety is a number one priority for me, and I definitely didn’t
want to hurt Baby A.
the green light from Baby A’s doctor, we were on.Still I prepared myself for a LONG session,
lots of breaks to rest Baby A’s collarbone, and positions that were easy on
Baby A’s collarbone.
Then, he slept
the whole time.Not a peep until he was
back in his car seat to go home.I kept
pinching myself!Can a child be this
content and sleepy?!…. And stinkin’
schedule 2-4 hours for newborns, and take about 3 hours.Allowing plenty of time to nurse, calm, and
change diapers and poo’ed on blankets.Baby A, GAP should be calling any time.
What to wear: Baby A wore:
- A gray diaper cover-- part of a "sock monkey" outfit by karlyskloset
Sorry that I haven’t written in so long!I have a ton of really cool projects the budding process.I want to
share them with you sooo badly, but it’s just a tad bit soon!I’m giddy!!
This weekend I shot a few more test drives.I’ll share those with you soon!
Today, I wanted to touch base about a very hot topic in
wedding photography: wedding guests and their cameras.
Nearly every client wants to know my thoughts about guest
photographers.Great!My contract states I will be the only
professional photographer, but if Uncle Bob wants to get in on the action?My general answer is—SURE!
photographers are nearly angry about guest photographers and encourage you to
have an unplugged wedding… so, what’s up?
My style when I’m photographing is much quieter.I’m kind of like a **SNEAK ATTACK!** kind of photographer.
If your guests are getting in my way or are directing you
or other people while
I’m shooting…“Look over here, [bride]!”“Now kiss her, [groom]!”I’ll probably say—“Uncle Bob, those are
awesome ideas, but would you mind if I get my shots first?I don’t want to be late for the next event!”
Don’t worry about family being distracting to me.It’s your day!It’s my job to get you amazing photos and not
to be rude to your family.I would not
feel comfortable throwing a diva moment and refusing to shoot until Uncle Bob
Guest photography I can’t control:
- A guest stepping in front of me, when I’m not allowed to
move or cannot move around them.
- A guest
getting married in a Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Arlington, there are
significant photography restrictions. Many of the Catholic churches require
that the photographer remain at the back of the church.
I can use zooms
to hunt you like a gazelle, but if a guest steps into the aisle to get a photo
of your kiss?I can’t run up the aisle
to ask the guest to stay in the pew.And, if I could, I wouldn’t have time to run back to photograph your
camera flashes are POWERFUL. **One** alone meant to light you up in a dark room.Now, add my flash and a guest's?Too much light.Now, add 20 guest
photographers?TOO MUCH LIGHT.
Unless you have
an unplugged wedding (where you ask guests to put away all technology), some of
your photos will be ruined by guest camera flashes.
I take so many
photos that guest flashes aren’t usually too much of a problem.Admittedly, half of the photos of you walking
down the aisle and several of the the first kiss photos aren’t usable. Every person with a camera photographs those two events... and they happen quickly.
concerned about how to make your photos spot on?Drop me a note!I host “test drives” all the time where we
meet for about 20 minutes to discuss issues like overcoming guest photographers
and church restrictions.Then, we shoot
for about 20 minutes so you can see how I shoot and edit.I’ll even give you a few images to update
your Facebook profile. All for free!
Shoot me an
email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, I have
an awesome wedding… at Sequoia!I’m so
excited to shoot at Sequoia again this weekend for another great wedding.
As a college
student and then a young Hill staffer, Sequoia was the go-to brunch
location.Okay, let’s be real.It’s still one of my favorite places for
Chris met while studying abroad in Russia.Russia can seem like a cold place with a culture that can be difficult
to understand, but what a wonderful place to fall in love!Bundling up and walking through Red Square, a
kiss by St. Basil’s Cathedral, and then warming up over a bowl of stemming borscht.
had so many amazing details.Mary wore
her mother’s veil—umm, this veil was to die for!Remembrances for Chris’ mother who recently
passed away.And, a ice skating
And, I rarely
brag about the food, but it was amazing.Thanks for not serving noggie bushee!
were amazing and sweet.I’m so excited
for what their future has in store, and blessed to be part of their amazing
Welcome! I'm Eddie with Jalapeño Photography. I hope you enjoy The Haute Sauce! Gabbing about becoming a single mom, mama of a blended family, photography, furniture refinishing... who knows, maybe even politics. Profile photo by Marcella Treybig Photography