Are you engaged and a little lost? Some of the best weddings we have attended and photographed have been planned and managed by Houston Wedding planner, Dewayne Ross. Dewayne and his team at Wedding Bliss Events are amazing professionals who have the experience and skill to walk you through your big day. You will not be disappointed.
Wedding photography may seem like more of an informal or personal relationship… and there is definitely an aspect of being comfortable with your photographer/image capture team… however, we cannot stress enough how important it is to write everything down. Regardless if you call “it” a contract, agreement, “fill in the blank”, it is absolutely necessary.
There is nothing worse than getting to this important and amazing day and not know exactly what you will receive when all of the guests have gone home. A written agreement is the best way to avoid misunderstandings and disappointment.
We have shot a number of weddings where there wasn’t open communication with “the previously selected” photographer, and the couple realized (almost too late) that they were not getting the memories and value they had originally understood. You absolutely must be able to communicate openly with your photography/image capture team. Make sure your special day doesn’t include avoidable stress!
… and continues to win. When a photographer is able to capture the emotion and energy of a couple, they have been successful. Dustie and Brent celebrated their love by marrying at 14 Pews in the Houston Heights on September 30, 2017. Both their love and energy as individuals and as a couple was evident throughout the day.
In fine art training and well as training for visual story-telling (this goes for art school, graduate photography courses, graphic design school, film school, and traditional fine art training, etc.) artists and visual journalists alike are taught to “deconstruct” the image/element/subject/photograph/story.
When thinking about the visual story of your wedding, learn to use this technique. Turn the image upside down. Change the lighting. Consider every-element of visually telling the story of your relationship.
Jan Johnson is a masterful visual story teller. She works with couples to create a visual design to capture the most important and exciting day in your relationship… thus far.
There are many good reasons why to take engagement photos!
First (and a very important reason), engagement photos are a great way to solidify your relationship with your wedding photographer. It will make a positive difference in your wedding images.
In addition to getting to know your photographer and seeing how they work, you will get to see images of yourselves before the wedding. Read more “Engagement photos are ALWAYS a good idea”
“My style is somewhere between “documentary/photojournalistic” and “fine-art”. I want to capture the love and heart of the couple, the spirit of their relationship, the excitement and joy of friends and family, and all of those elements in relationship to the day’s events.
Jan Johnson, Owner Jan Johnson Photography &
Houston Gay Wedding Photography
“It might be an understatement or may even seem cliche’, but I believe it is important to acknowledge… photographing a same-sex wedding is not the same as shooting a traditional, heterosexual ceremony. The responsibility of capturing the deep emotional connection between two men or two women, is some of the most important work in which a photographer can currently engage.
The joy of photographing this celebration of love – that just a few years ago did not “qualify” as a legal marriage/relationship – is profound. Each image is a testament to the couple committing their lives to one another, and carries the important history/herstory that was born out of the sacrifice and diligence of generations that came before us. As a photographer, I have the responsibility to deliver images that tell the story of love and commitment that each person brings to the relationship and has existed since the beginning of time.” Jan Johnson