Wednesday, July 29, 2009

7-29-09 Engagement Session

Engagement Session. 
An environmental Portrait at the location of your choice
online proofs for viewing and ordering for 1 year
total number of images = 100
DVD of all final, high resolution, digitally enhanced, print ready images
Custom designed 7x7 guest sign-in book

Here is an example of the guestbook that comes along with the engagement session.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

7-28-09 Albums

You're engaged!
Time to start planning your dream wedding.
1st a date 
next a location
then perhaps, catering, photography, and a dress?
These things add up quickly, it's true. 

Now you're trying to figure out what fits in your budget and what doesn't or what you can or can't live without. I hope that albums will soon be a photography must have, if not now then at your anniversary next year, we can make one for you any time right after or way after your wedding day.

I wanted to show you our newest additions. 
Depending on your budget we have 3 tiers of album

All of our albums are designed specifically and exclusively for every couple. They employ a highly sophisticated, simple and modern design style that will transcend generations. All of the paper products are archival and guaranteed to last a lifetime. 

Album #1 
30 page, 8x10 landscape, storybook, coffee-table album with dust jacket

Album #2
30 page , 10x10 square, storybook, coffee-table album, with a wraparound cover and a plastic protective sheath.

Album #3
30 page, 10x10, storybook, flush-mount album, with cover material of your choice.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

7-27-09 The Reviews are in!

I’m not usually one to write reviews online, but for She-n-He Photography, I *have* to.  Of all the wedding planning details, finding the right photographer concerned me the most. Thinking about wedding photographs brought out my insecurities from junior high - being too pale, too tall, too this, too that.  However, my fiancĂ© and I didn’t want to look like we’re on the cover of a romance novel, we wanted to look like us.  My husband and I are not super-traditional people, and we didn’t want super-traditional photos.  She-n-He’s photos were modern, yet classic.  They didn’t look staged, which is what I liked the most.  The colors in their photos were so vibrant, perfect for our outdoor wedding.  And, we were thrilled when we saw our engagement photos.  We LOVED them! Knowing that our photographs would be so good gave us some much needed piece of mind during the busy wedding planning process. 
Melanie suggested we look at bridal/wedding magazines to show her ideas on how we wanted our photos to look.  I’m so glad she suggested this. Many of the shots were exactly how we had requested (based on the magazine pictures we showed her).  She also asked us to list out the wedding party and family members for the group shots post-ceremony and at the reception. We were overwhelmed at all the people who were there to celebrate with us.  And photography was the *last* thing on our minds.  Melanie made sure to take the pictures we had requested. Unfortunately, a few people had left early (or didn’t come) so we couldn’t get some we wanted.  But, the fact that she tried to get them was impressive.  
I did not expect to be so anxious on my wedding day.  An hour before the ceremony, I was asking everyone around me “are the chairs set out for the musicians?  Are the musicians here?  Did someone pay them?  Does so-and-so have the programs?”  It was nuts.  In hindsight, I was not worrying about the photography at all.  And that was worth every penny.  When we put things in perspective, if the music or food is mediocre, no one will remember.  But the photos are forever and I cannot say enough good things about She-n-He Photography. Thank you so much Melanie and Steve, we will enjoy our wedding photos for a long time!

Thanks so much.  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Margaret Vaaler

After their engagement shoot I got an email from Margaret that said "I cant stop looking at them." That was THE best compliment we have ever gotten.

Thanks for looking.

Austin Wedding Photography and Design

Friday, July 24, 2009

7-19-09 Stacy + Rocky Engagement

Rocky works at the Bob Bullock Museum so I finally got to see and shoot the inside. Thanks guys for keeping us out of the heat. There were a lot of fun set-ups to be had there at the museum. Thanks for looking and as always you can find the whole lot on facebook.
Take good care.

She-N-He Photography and Design
Austin Wedding Photography and Design

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

7-11-09 Margaret + Steve

Margaret and Steve married July 11, 2009
Zilker Park Botanical Gardens
and the reception was held at the Shoreline Grill

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Friday, July 17, 2009

7-17-09 Evil

Sure it looks sweet and innocent. It's not.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

7-8-09 Gecko

So the other night, Steve and I were headed to bed when Steve spotted a Gecko clinging to the window. I thought it was so great, I had to take a few pictures. Well then we blinded the poor thing with a maglight to get the right effect. Meanwhile 3am rolls around and the Gecko is so tired of us it leapt into the night sky. yuck... it almost touched me ;)
This experiment is a study of the effects of light. One subject, different lighting, completely different effects.
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

7-2-09 Big Boy

My Bishop Boy is getting so big I just wanted to show off that most sweet little mug.
I'll be back soon with some real work.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

June 30, 2009

June has come to a close and I realized today that I never put anything up about the Bridal Extravaganza. It was a little over a week ago at the Palmer Events Center, here in Austin, Tx. It's a huge bridal fair held 3 times annually. I know for brides it can be a bit intimidating, I understand that, but I LOVE them!!! I really do. It gives me the chance to get in front of a bride and really show her how much I love what I do and how our work will fit into your dreams of the perfect wedding. It makes me a little teary ;) that's for you Samantha. 
Steve and I worked the event together, he is the perfect carnival barker and I am great at having passion for our product. Together, as in life, we are a perfect team.
Here are some pictures of us and our booth, course I forget, or rather, chose not to bring my stinkin' camera.