State of Wedding Photography

May 19, 2010 | Filed Under Wedding | Leave a Comment 

I just ran across this rant by the one of the most well known names in the Wedding Photography business. Gary Fong has wrote a lengthy rant about what is wrong with wedding photography today. He basically is slamming on the “Rock Star” photographers that have used the internet to great success to build their “brand”. What I enjoyed bout the semi-angry rant was his caution of the over use of Photoshop. In the digital age, it is pretty tempting to just shoot and fix later in the camera, without regard for the moment. Everyone wants to look fantastic in a photo. Every photographer wants to create fantastic photos. I think though so many today are not learning the fundamentals of photography and just relying too much on photoshop to save them. I am actually quite lazy when it comes to photoshopping my images. I would say 90% of my images are unedited except for the black and white conversion here, or the push of some colors there to make them pop a little more. In fact rarely do I even crop in photoshop. I say it like that because I do crop, in camera. I like getting a great image straight out of the camera that was shot during the event, during the moments. That way I don’t have to go back through and drudge through 2000+ images after the thrill of the party has worn off. It is just my style I guess…to each their own.



Picacho Country Club

March 8, 2010 | Filed Under Event, Photography, Wedding | Leave a Comment 

There are some nice venues in Las Cruces for weddings and receptions. I was fortunate enough to photograph the reception of Joni & Shawn at the Picacho Hills Country Club. I was worried at first though cause I had brought along my “travel studio” which includes a light, background and some other accessories. It is quite bulky and takes up space which wasn’t readily available until some helpful staff members let me take over an entire unused room and the studio was up and running! Alls well that ends well!
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Crystal and Jeremiah

September 2, 2009 | Filed Under Photography, Wedding | Leave a Comment 

A lovely wedding at a lovely venue. In late July I photographed the wedding of Crystal & Jeremiah at the Zin Valle Vineyards just outside of Las Cruces, NM. The venue was great and the couple was lovely. The wedding was outdoors, but everyone had a smile on their face, even in the late July heat. The groom looked great in full dress and of course the bride looked lovely as well. It was a great ceremony and fun reception. Everyone including us had a fun a time! See all their photos here.

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It was also special because for the first time I am introducing my “Wedding Day Mosaic”. This is a lovely collection of your wedding day memories in an 11×14 frame with a very classic black and white look. The images used are actual card stock to that are cut to sizes about half of a business cards. It is a lovely thank you from me to you for choosing me to photograph your very special day. This is included FREE with every wedding!
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Ester & Armando

July 2, 2009 | Filed Under Photography, Wedding | Leave a Comment 

Ready or not!
Gettin ready
Cute flower girl!
DVD Lightscribed!
On Saturday I was fortuante enough to photograph the wedding of Ester & Armando at the methodist church in Las Cruces.  It was to date probably the most heaviest attended wedding I have photographed.  The brides mades wore a lovely red in contrast to the brides white dress and everyone looked so happy to be there.  I covered the getting ready, the ceremony, formals and then the reception afterwards held at a very historic house here in Las Cruces.  Everyone had a blast and I got some great images of this fun couple (The groom was such a joker!).  I even got to geek out and finally put my lightscribe disc drive to the test, for completeness I am posting an image of the final DVD I will deliver to them with all their photographs and memories of the day on it.  I like what the lightscribe can do for the look of a DVD.  Maybe in the future, I can offer a neat album of photos that also includes a jacket that not only holds but displays the DVD as well?!?