Abi was gorgeous at her photoshoot in the Japanese Garden in Bloomington. She was full of smiles when she told me about the kids she taught and how she was excited to get back to school this August.
When Raul and I got home from Abi's Photoshoot, we took Selena and the dogs outside to enjoy some fresh air. Afterwards, we got some awesome food at Cafe' Zupas some of my fave YUM!!!! To be honest it was a fun weekend with all the time Selena and I spent outside, but it wasn't the most exciting. It was just the simple enjoyment of being together!
I Don't want a seating chart, what to do?
It is okay, if you don't want a seating chart. Some ways to ensure you don't need a seating chart is to book the buffet option. This way it does not matter where someone sits, they still have the option to get the same choices when it comes to food. The next option is to chat with your catering service, you could put identifiers on the name tags for your guests to mark which plates of food go along with each guest. These are two most common methods.
Now you may be wondering about your family's seats and what happens without a seating chart... Easy make reserved signs on a few of the closest tables, this way your mom and dad can sit near you.
Overall, you may not need a seating chart but if you have a seated dinner make sure there are identifiers for each guess. Make sure to chat with your catering provider to determine the final method of seating..
Do you have your wedding schedule figured out? Do you have an amazingly open schedule to take the best photos? Then I bet you are wondering when the best time to get your wedding portraits taken!
As a photographer my favorite time is called the golden hour and a bit past then, this is when the 1 hour of the sun setting and a bit before and after. This is because during this moment the shadows and shadings tend to be as even as possible while allowing light to come through and highlight my clients, while it creates some of the most colorful and dramatic images.
Does this mean I shoot during golden hour every wedding?? Heck no, in fact most weddings I am shooting mid to late afternoon. This means I need to take extra steps to ensure that the sun and light are hitting the bride and groom in the most flattering way and its not in their faces.
While the WORST time is 10 am to 2 pm. Why? This is when the sun is directly above the bride and groom creating horrible light spots and harsh shadows. Does this mean I can't take an image, no it means that very specific posing and location chooses are used so images look amazing.
On Saturday, Raul and I were blessed to record Kailee's and Nic's wedding. It was beautiful. It was located at their family farm and with close family, friends, their daughter, and even their dog. Please don't mind the video quality, as it was taken with my cell phone and Raul is still working on their video.
On Sunday and Monday, Raul and I spent some time with some good friends of ours and during the few hours of sun we took Selena and Lobo down to the beach.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!
When I was getting married the contract, that I wish I had read was my contract with my event center. This is because my event center had an amazing offer that if you purchased in-house catering the hosting was free. We jumped on the deal, as I didn't have to hire a guard for the event, find a caterer, or add to my planning. I did not realize I had to spend a minimum purchase in food and drink. It still was a great deal, but ended up adding around $500 to the bill that my husband and I were not planning for.
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-Understanding your Camera
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I hope all of this helps in your adventure of learning photography, if you have any questions contact Minneapolis Wedding Photographer Megan
This weekend started early for Raul and I, we went to Valleyfair. Then I had a wedding Saturday, while Raul got to stay home with the family and enjoy family time!
When family time started, we put the cameras away and only used our cell phones. We visited Madelyn's Place, an amazing adaptive park in Woodbury, MN. The park itself is just gorgeous, but on top of it, they have a great water play area that Selena adores. We spent a lot of Sunday at home, grilling, and even got the dogs in on the fun! By the end of Sunday, we went on a walk and enjoyed the sun!
Raul and I had a wonderful chance to FINALLY see A Dog's Purpose! A movie we have been excited about since we have seen the trailer. The movie was great and did not disappoint. I will not lie, I was in tears at least 1/4 of the movie. This is a feel-good movie, that has a wonderful ending that makes your heart sing. The middle of the movie, has tons of ups and downs as it moves through the reincarnation cycle of the dog "Bailey." If you love dogs, then this is the perfect movie for you!
-Thank you Amazon.com for the image.
To help being prepared for these things, think about all the major to dos and try to think about all that can be involved with major tasks in each step in planning. Want to learn more about Minneapolis Wedding Photography or Minneapolis Wedding Videography, send Raul and I a message.
So Excited, Now Offering Photoshoots & Event Coverage Throughout the Week!
Raul and I had an amazing weekend, but we didn't get half of the stuff done on our to do list.. Yes, we were bad and took one day to watch 2 Movies and Malcom in the Middle (a small guilty pleasure of ours). We spent as much as we could outside, at the park with our daughter or at the dog park with our dogs. Took two nights to grill some amazing brats and some traditional Mexico meat.
Anyway, we did make a huge decision... We opened more times up during the week and weekends to cover photoshoots, events, and weddings! I AM SOO EXCITED!
If you are interested in these new times, contact us!
Accepting 2018 graduates for senior portraits!!!
Throughout the summer Premier Films accepts 15 graduating seniors to shoot their graduation photos and its that time of year again! If you are going to be a 2018 Senior, contact us now.
Shoots range from 1 hour to 3 hours, with multiple locations and special print/digital packages to include wallet prints to wall art!
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