We have known Sydney and Avery both from the day they were born. Two of the prettiest little ones we know! Their parents are diligent about having their photos done regularly which is so important when documenting their precious lifes.
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A skilled photographer captures some of the most precious moments in your life. Whether you want to memorialize a wedding, a pregnancy, or a family reunion, you can find many skilled photographers in your area to create priceless images you can enjoy for years to come.
What to Look for in Photo Galleries
Chances are, even if you live in a small town, there are many photographers in your area to choose from. But where should you start?
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Sacramento CA Photographer - Jay Cowle Photography (916) 338-2039
The best place to start your search for the perfect photographer is the internet. Most professionals have websites where they display their best images. Take some time to look around these galleries. Note the differences between artists and the way they capture scenes.
What events does the photographer spotlight? If most images are from weddings, you probably don’t want to choose him for baby portraits. Similarly, if the images depictwildlife, you may not want to hire him for a high action football game.
How does the artist compose photos? A portrait composition traditionally shows only the subject’s face, while a landscape includes the subject as well as the background. If you want to find a wedding photographer who will include the church in the background, you want someone with more landscape images. However, if you want to find a model photographer, you want to hire someone with more emphasis on portraits for your headshots.
There is also a difference between posed and candid shots. Posed photographs are staged: these images are important when finding baby portrait photographers. On the other hand, candid photos are captured without the subject being aware of the camera. These shots are great for events such as a birthday party.
Also look at indoor versus outdoor images. Look for the artist’s best photos: where are they located? Does this location suit your event? Most professionals have the equipment to shoot both in and outdoors, but they may specialize in one.
What to Ask Your Photographer
After you have chosen a few photographers who specialize in what you want, set up an appointment. Remember, this is an interview. Come prepared to ask the right questions to determine the best fit.
You obviously want to get a price quote for your event. Ask what the price includes. How much time will be spent taking photographs? Can you change locations? Can you change outfits? Are there a set number of poses allowed? Are the actual photographs included in the price?
Also discuss a contingency plan. What happens if your photographer gets sick the day of your event? Does he or she have a backup or assistant? If so, you may want to view the other person’s images too.
Meet at the location of the photo shoot, so the two of you can brain storm ideas for images. Bring a list of photos that you need from the event. For example, if you are trying to find a wedding photographer, you should have a list of the people who need to have photos taken with the wedding party. If you’re trying to find a model photographer, you should know what images you need to fill your portfolio.
If you plan on having portraits done in the artist’s studio, look around to see what they can offer. Do they have props? Different backgrounds? Good lighting sources? For example, a baby portrait photographer should have plenty of items to add to the images that children can interact with. If they don’t, ask if you can bring special items of your own.
Most importantly, remember your photographs should tell the story of your day. You want to capture a cute shot of your baby, dog, or grandma—but you also want to recall the emotions associated with the day. When choosing the perfect photographer, make sure they understand your vision and can preserve it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOPHIA! One-Year Old--August 29, 2011. We photographed and created a beautiful wedding album for Sopia's Parent's Wedding 12 years ago, and now Sophia has her own Portrait Baby Album.
This is what makes what we do worthwhile!
"Use of photograph in uniform does not imply endorsement be the Department of Defense of Department of the Air Force".
Here is what Robert had to say...."I can't help but think how lucky we were that we picked you guys out of the crowd that day to be our wedding photographers. Who else would welcome you years later into their home like one of their family and take our family portrait on such short notice."
Here is what Anne D. had to say..."Thank you for taking the time to take such great pictures. We Truly appreciate it".
Here are some new family photographs that we did on location for some of our clients. We all had a great time getting to know each other!
Last week, August 28 and 29, I photographed the 33rd annual convention for the Society of Wine Educatorsat the Double Tree Hotel here in Sacramento. They were a great group of people who know a lot about wine and had a few things to teach me.
I have been up and down Napa Valley photographing wineries, the enologist, viticulturist for Patterson's Beverage Journal; so I met several of the people before who attended this conferece.
They have presenters from all over the world, California and the USA. Who would of thought that there were wine producers in Texas! They had keynote speaker from England, South Africa and Italy.
I had much to learn from this group as I did as I do for most conventions and conferences that I photograph. Unfortunately, I could not taste any of that beautiful wine, I was working!
Here is a link to their web site:
Check out some of the photos that I took!