Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tips on Hiring Your Wedding Photographer - Issue #2


     When choosing your photographer, it’s important to realize that wedding photography is different today than it was twenty years ago. With the advances in photographic technology today, just about anyone with a digital camera can claim themselves as a “professional photographer”, even though they’ve never done more than point and shoot. They may not know anything about the different styles, the different elements of a wedding that must be captured on film, and they probably won’t be able to give you any input or help on what would look best, and what wouldn’t.

     Choosing to hire an individual who calls themselves a professional, when really all they have is a standard digital camera, is placing you memories in the hands of an amateur. And they’re probably not going to end up anything like the final product you had envisioned. So how do you make sure you’re hiring a professional? By visiting their studio, looking through their portfolio of different weddings, and getting testimonials and references from people. We’ll go into more detail on the different things you’ll need to ask your professional photographer later on in this report. But, before you start doing anything, or even considering the kind of wedding photographer you want, you must make sure that you’re using a professional – and not the guy down the street that just likes to take pictures!

     Remember that professional wedding photographer book up pretty quickly, especially if you’re getting married in the “wedding months”, (May through August). Usually you should plan on booking your wedding photographer nine months before your wedding. Note that this general rule of thumb is not set in stone and is not even always possible.

     You can get a great photographer for your wedding on shorter notice, but that is the typical amount of time in advance that most photographers will want you to book. This might mean that you need to start looking for your photographer a month or two before that, so you can be ready to book at the nine-month mark. Of course, also keep in mind that if you’re going for a certain photographer, or are only looking at very popular photographers, you’ll probably even need more time than just the nine months.

Check back for updates.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wedding Photographer
Hiring Guide
“Everything you MUST know before you hire a wedding photographer!”

Congratulations, you’re getting married! This is going to be the happiest and most special day of your life! You’re definitely going to remember it forever but, memories are never clearer than when they’re put down onto film. That’s why you need a great wedding photographer that will capture each and every memory, and give you many special moments to look back on for many years to come.

Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions that you will make for your wedding. Forget the venue, forget the flowers, forget the invitations. If you make a mistake choosing your wedding photographer, it’s one that you’ll remember for the rest of your life, especially when you pull out your wedding album years later and are looking at pictures that don’t represent your wedding at all.

But actually choosing one can be somewhat of a challenge. There is a lot to consider, and there’s a lot you need to know. That’s why this special report is here! Here you’ll find everything that you’ll need to consider when it comes to choosing a wedding photographer, including what questions to ask; what elements of wedding photography to consider, such as the different styles; and even some tips on how to get your beautiful wedding photography without taking way too much out of your budget.

Yes’ there is a lot to consider when choosing your wedding photographer and yes, it can get to be somewhat difficult. Choosing the right wedding photographer does take some time and a lot of research on your part. But after you’ve chosen the right photographer, and you’re looking back at your beautiful wedding album on your 50th anniversary, it will all be well worth it.

Stayed tuned for future segments!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dwayne Lee added to the Photographers Hall of Fame in St. Louis

Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman Dwayne Lee has recently become a part of the Photography Hall of Fame, based in St. Louis, Mo.

Dwayne has been a professional photographer for over 40 years and has served in the capacity of President of several organizations:

> Ft. Worth Professional Photographers Association
> The Wedding Ring
> Texas Professional Photographers Association
> Association of Wedding Professionals
> Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club

And he is the current President of the Southwest Professional Photographers Association, an 8 State regional guild representing Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.

He founded Southern Flair Photography in 1976. Since then, the studio has photographed over 3,800 weddings and countless portraits of babies, children, High School Seniors, Engagements, Bridals, and families.

Also included in Southern Flair's arsenal are corporate and commercial imagery, as well as Head Shots.

A family owned and operated business, Southern Flair Photography is located on one acre of land just inside Pantego, but we're considered Arlington. The 4,200 square foot studio includes a full range of products and services, including a state-of-the-art camera room and theater.

Working with Dwayne are Barbara (his wife of 45 years) and their daughter, Heather

Love Notes from a Client

We just love receiving Love Notes from our clients:

"Dear Dwayne & Heather,
Thank you for doing such a great job and helping to create an incredible wedding experience for us. The entire day was just wonderful, and we are so appreciative of your style 
and your decades of experience with wedding photography."

Taylor and Collin

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Glass - Parker Wedding

     To say that Heather and I had a wonderful time photographing Elizabeth Glass and Chris Parker's wedding last weekend is a huge understatement.

     With the architecture of the church and aunique 1929 Ford they used to "get away", it made for some wonderful shooting.

     The weather was simply perfect up in Tulsa where the wedding was! We couldn't have asked for better.

     After the reception, the couple traveled a couple of blocks in downtown Tulsa to a roundabout that included a lighted fountain.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Choosing Wedding Vendors - Why Going Cheap is a Mistake

     I couldn't have said it better! Thank you, Jenifer Trotter with Lip Service Make-up Artistry, for addressing this issue so Brides will be better informed.

Choosing Wedding Vendors - Why Going Cheap is a Mistake