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Freelance Make Up Artist and Stylist who shuttles between New York, Italy and Dubai, Anna has been in the Make Up industry since 1996. She trained under Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes in NYC and has a certificate for Hairstyling from Cinema Make Up School A true lover of all the elements of Fashion, she studied Fashion Design and Styling at the prestigious Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan, Italy.

Friday, July 8, 2011

JUNE BRIDE SPECIAL:CAPTURE LIFE''S MOMENTS


PHOTO BY MARK CANTALEJO

PHOTO BY MARK CANTALEJO

PHOTO BY MARK CANTALEJO
PHOTO BY DANABELLE GUTIERREZ
PHOTO BY DANABELLE GUTIERREZ

PHOTO BY GABBY YAP

PHOTO BY GABBY YAP

PHOTO BY ARIAN MARCOS

PHOTO BY ARIAN MARCOS

When Napoleon said that a picture is worth a thousand words, he must have been referring to photos taken during events where emotions are so raw - events such as your wedding day!

A great wedding photographer should be able to capture the wedding in its entirety; the mood, the ambiance, the emotions from the key players of your wedding, so much so that when your family and friends flip through your photos, they will be able relive that glorious moment. When you look at those photos, you should be reminded of how you felt that day when you walked down that aisle (and noticed that your groom is missing :) Ooopps! Wrong Blog! hihihihi!) Seriously though, you should be reminded of how you felt that day when you made that promise to love that special person for better or for worse.

Covering an event that is as multi-faceted as a wedding requires a photographer who is physically, mentally and technically prepared. According to veteran photographer, Michael Velasco, "There is little margin for error when covering weddings." The photographer should be light on his feet to cover the ceremony as it progresses, but still conspicuous so as not to interfere with the ceremony.

When choosing a someone to visually document your big day, Danabelle Gutierrez, freelance photographer and a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) suggests that you look at the prospective photographer's full coverage of at least 1 to 2 weddings, instead of snippets of various weddings. It is easy for any photographer to get a lucky shot here and there; what YOU want is consistency especially if you have ceremonies running all day.

You should ask your friends for referrals. Good wedding photographer's are always spread by word of mouth.

Couples, beware of photographers who are charging too low for their services. If the deal sounds too good, chances are, the service is not. This is your big day and you cannot afford to have your photos look out of focus. Having a good photographer is as important as having film in the camera, if you know what I mean. It might appear as if the photos are being taken but in reality nothing is being recorded.

If your budget permits, hire a back up photographer (better safe than sorry) However, if budget is tight, you may wish to consider new photographers who will gladly cover your wedding for free to add to their portfolio.

Furthermore, please ensure that the photographer provides you with a comprehensive, detailed list of deliverables. This may be in a form of an official contract or a list of all what the photographer will provide. This way each of you are clear on what is expected.

So, in 10 years from now, when you may be cringing over today's fashion trends or oohing and ahhing over the expression of your husband-to-be when he saw you in your your gorgeous wedding gown... it is all about reliving THAT moment.... everyday, sometimes just to give you the butterflies in your stomach or just because you never want to forget why you said 'I do' in the first place. :)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gujav. Lavett. Hrhr. Love you!

ANNA DE LEON said...

lol!!! thanks D! Love you!