Questions not to ask your wedding photographer

Choosing the right wedding photographer is important because these will be the lasting memories you have in print. Wedding photography is an art form, and most photographers take great pride in what they do. Because this is your special day, where you are together with your family and close friends, you will want every photo to be the best possible shot taken. The search for a wedding photographer can start with a list, which you will gradually narrow down to a list of people you will want to consider hiring and booking for your big day. Thering.org can help you with locating the best possible vendors and give you a place to start with your search. Eventually, your search will come down to one person, and this will be the photographer you will entrust with all your photos. Once you hire the photographer you want, you will always have more questions to ask, and much of this is ensuring that everything will go right when the day comes. It is important to understand that there are no bad questions to ask, because essentially you are paying for a service, and will want the best possible service. However, that being said, (for fun) let’s name a few things that are not necessary to ask your wedding photographer.
 
Every photographer does operate differently from the next, with how they will organize people for formal pictures; however, the candid picture does say more. Typically, you should not need to ask ‘where do you want us to stand’, because this is your wedding day, and it is the photographer’s job to capture the moment.

Capturing every moment does require the photographer to take hundreds of photos, and one thing you do not need to ask is ‘can we have the raw files for every photo taken’. Most photographers will not necessarily entertain this, because it is part of their process to take as many photos as they can to capture the best ones. Essentially, these photos are un-edited and only hold a part of the photographer’s vision, and may not represent the photographer’s true work.

Getting that perfect picture, does, however, require a great eye, and not always a certain type of camera, so it is not always needed to ask ‘what camera do you use?’. What the photographer advertises on their website is what is being delivered, but it is the photographer’s ability to capture the moment, which really sets them apart.  
 
When it does come the time to receive your photos, it can be difficult to estimate how many you will get, and it can be impossible to establish an exact number. However, photographers can give you estimates based on other weddings, but it is not always necessary to ask ‘how many pictures will I receive’.

Do not let any of this discourage you from asking questions, because good photographers will know there is no such thing as an inappropriate question. Everything you will need to know will be outlined within the contract. This will be the exact details with what you are paying for and what you will be receiving. Every honest question is often welcomed, and if it is something that is not outlined in the contract, you can most certainly ask about it. A photographer is there to do a job you are hiring them for, and the best thing you can do is trust their creative process. These are the professionals, and this is what they do for a living, and you have chosen your photographer because it is who you feel will best capture every moment at your wedding. 

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Natalie & Ciso Gutierrez | Venue at McKinney Town Center in McKinney, Texas

Like so many other things in life, falling in love and finding your soul mate isn’t something planned, it’s just something that happens unexpectedly. (Unless you REALLY like to plan) Just like many of us, Natalie and Ciso found each other in the big crazy world and plan on living through the journey that is life together. The two were wed at the McKinney Town Center on November, 17th 2018.

Natalie works in Pediatrics as a medical assistant and her husband is a Fire Alarm/Telecom Technician. Ciso decided to pop the question on Natalie’s Birthday. At the Reunion Tower in Downtown Dallas, friends gathered to celebrate. During the conclusion of the meal as they finished their dessert Ciso asked Natalie to marry him. She obviously said yes.

The wedding was magical, Natalie looked absolutely breathtaking as she walked down the aisle. Ciso looked sharp, standing underneath the bright crystal chandelier, eyes aglow. The ceremony was emotional as we looked back on pictures seeing the progression of their love. Talk about romantic! The reception was lively as ever. Guests and the newlyweds glided across the floor. Dance fever was contagious. Ciso and Natalie danced as if they were the only ones in the world. Because in that one intimate moment, they were.

Skys the Limit Production would like to thank you for choosing us for your photography! We wish you two nothing, but happiness!

Vendors

Venue/Catering –  Venue at McKinney Town Center
Dress – David’s Bridal
Officiant –  Rachel Hampton
DJ –  Enrique Guerra
Baker –  Bimini Sweets Bakery

Katie M.M.
Wedding Blogger

A unique gift for your unique man

Happy New Year – we are currently in engagement season! In fact, according to WeddingWire, New Years Day is one of the top 10 most popular days to get engaged. This means, ladies, if your man left you a nice shiny rock on your finger during the holidays, maybe you can leave him a little something for the big day? This wallet is the perfect gift for your soon to be husband or even a thoughtful thank you for your groomsmen! Each wallet is perfectly personalized by the engraving of the recipient’s name delicately onto the wooden case it comes in as well as the wallet. The smooth cool leather makes for a sleek sophisticated look for any occasion. No need to worry if a billfold is not what your man desires. Groovy Guy Gifts has a large selection of personalized items to fit your prince charming’s personality like cufflinks, flasks, blades and more. This company shipped my billfold in quickly and the quality was like no other. They strive to make each experience intimate, original, and ever-lasting. So for any wedding, Groovy Guy Gifts is a must! Visit other great gifts here.

And let’s not forget the ladies! If you’re looking for unique bridesmaid gifts, take a look at Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique.

 

Lauren & Sean |The Barn at Four Pines Ranch in Crosby, Texas

As many girls do, growing up Lauren had dreamt of meeting a “tall handsome man with a pickup truck”. Five years later that dream turned into a reality.

On the 26th of May 2018, Lauren and Sean were wed at The Barn at Four Pines in Crosby, Texas. Skys the Limit Production was present for videography, capturing the beautiful moments of this love story for the couple.

The Bride’s hair was carefully pinned up to perfection, her skin glowing like sweet southern honey, and her dress clung in a beautiful white silhouette. The groom wore an ashy grey suit with his hair clean cut. His smile radiated as bright as the sun. Their beautiful dog Penny was also a member of the wedding including the ceremony.

After Lauren’s dad gave her away, the two exchanged their own daddy and daughter tradition and gave each other a pat on the head; telling the other that they love them. The couple wrote their own promises to one another during the ceremony. Sean revealed Lauren was a part of his bucket list, that she would be the only one he would want to ride life’s roller coaster with, and she will always be worth it. Lauren vowed to always stand by Sean’s side during the lightest and darkest of times, to take care of him when he’s down, to be faithful and respectful and most of all, to love him unconditionally.

The guests cheered and clapped as the newly weds made their grand entrance into the reception hall along with their “best” dog. Toasts were made by the Maid of Honor, who let everyone know the back story of Lauren’s love interest in Sean, and the Best Man, who shared how happy Lauren made Sean and what that meant for him. Both those special people welcomed the couple as family. After the cutting of the cake, Lauren smashed the cake into Sean’s face directly following in the roar of the crowd’s laughter; he playfully paid her back. The reception was a sea of joy, during which the guests sang “Happy Birthday” to Lauren’s Grandfather. The night ended with rain, but that didn’t faze the newly weds or the guests; they embraced the good luck and watched the weather outside underneath the opened barn.

Skys the Limit Production would like to thank the couple and their family and friends for allowing us to capture such a beautiful union.

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Towey!

 

Vendors

Venue | The Barn at Four Pines Ranch

Coordinator | Marcia Marie Holt

Photographer | Jordyn Cowan Photography

Hair and Beauty | Empire Faces

Rentals | EB Inc Event Rentals

Baker | Vernele’s Bayou Bakery

DJ | Incredevents

Bar Service | Isaac’s Bar Service

 

 

Adam & Courtney | Rancho de Colores in College Station, Texas

On a warm evening of May 5th, a beautiful blushing Bride Courtney, married the man of her dreams, Adam. They proudly professed their love for one another at the gorgeous venue Rancho De Colores in College Station, Texas. Skys The Limit Production captured this momentous occasion with such precision and grace, the couple’s day will be a wonderful memory to pass down through the generations.

The couple both originated from Arkansas, being aquatinted from the tender age of 14. From there, Courtney became a morning reporter for KBTX in Bryan, Texas. Adam however, worked up to being a Senior Wealth Associate at Northern Trust in Houston, Texas. As life happened, the two began seeing more of one another, playing competitive golf and seeing each other throughout Facebook. One day, on their Winter break of freshman year, Adam couldn’t help but inquire about Courtney; messaging her the conversation which turned into one that would never end.

The first night of their summer vacation in 2017, Courtney and Adam went to Playa Del Carmen with a group of friends. Later on, Courtney was ushered to the beach for a “group picture” before they went to eat. It was to Courtney’s surprise and Adam’s meticulous planning that he proposed! Courtney flushed with joy saying, “It was so fun being surrounded by friends!”

The day of their wedding, Adam and Courtney exchanged letters, tenderly writing of their love. Courtney appeared in her dress, the carefully sew ruffles swayed gently as she made her way to the alter, her earrings shown in brilliance just like their love. Her smile was the crown she bestowed upon herself, this beautiful blushing bride, gleaming like a diamond. Adam, anxiously waiting for his bride, wore a warm navy suit with a delicate pink tie and his hair smoothed to dapper perfection. His eyes shone like the the ring he placed lovingly on her finger as he stood before God to make Courtney his wife. The crowd was in silent adoration as they witnessed the ceremony. The love and support was so palpable you couldn’t tell the difference of friend or family. The reception had a festive feel, paying homage to Cinco De Mayo. The crowd was buzzing with laughter and cheerful conversation, people dancing in rhythm with one another, and of course the infectious feeling of elation. The reception ended with the newly weds walking forth hand in hand through the sparking archway created by loved ones as they passed. The couple gleamed in such a way, it made the stars that night envious. Warm wishes and congratulations roared from the crowd as their car disappeared into the night.

I would like to personally thank Adam and Courtney for letting us be a part of this most wonderful occasion. It was such a beautiful wedding. Your love speaks legions. I wish you both nothing, but the best and many years of happiness.

 

Vendors

 

Venue | Rancho de Colores

Dj | DJ Heidi Massin

Hair & Make-Up | Cherry Blow Dry Bar

Catering | J. Cody’s Steak and BBQ

Cake | Sweet Pea Confections

Rentals | Details Party Rental

Photo Booth | Oh Snap Selfie Photo Booth