Happy Monday readers! Hope everyone is enjoying the mild summer weather before the true heat sets in! One thing about photography is there is always something new and exciting to learn. This is why I LOVE finding local workshops to attend so I can continue to grow in my art and offer you guys even more beautifully captured memories!
This past week I attended a couple of really fun and informative lighting workshops. (And got to use a $45,000 camera! Read more at the end!)
The first was in Albuquerque, NM. It was my first time in the city and WOW! What an amazing place. I really enjoyed my day there. The course was taught by Ryan Gonzales of Ryan Gonzales Photography & Isaiah Orozco of Isaiah Joel Photography. Two incredible wedding and portrait photographers. Here are a few photos taken at the University of New Mexico.
Models : Rachael Theuret & Cyril Theuret
Over the weekend I attended another incredible lighting workshop here in El Paso! Fashion Photographer Zach Sutton of Zach Sutton Photography came all the way from Los Angeles, California to share his knowledge on lighting techniques for both on location and studio lighting. After last week everything is coming together light wise in my brain! Check out these images from the two day workshop. Taken at Railyard Studio/Epic Railyard Event Center.
Models : Savannah Cornejo, David Parish, Cirio Arman, Edlyn Quintana
Makeup : Elyse Simons of Elyse Simons Beauty
The workshops were awesome... but I do think the highlight of the weekend was getting to use the most expensive and incredible camera I've ever laid my eyes upon. This guy is the PhaseOne 100 megapixel, modular camera system. The particular configuration I'm holding there in my hands will only set you back $45,000, which is more than the cost of my 2012 Ford Flex! In this photo it doesn't look so big, but turned to the side it's MASSIVE. If you're curious you should definitely check out their website here and see for yourself!
I hope I haven't bored you all to death but if you're still here thanks for sticking with me! If you enjoyed hearing about my weekend and learning leave a comment and let me know!
Love and High Fives!
Sending out Save the Dates are important for a few different reasons:
-It is especially important to send them out if you have a lot of out of town guests planning to attend the wedding. This gives them plenty of time to prepare for travel.
- It’s also good to send them out because if your wedding is around the same time as school breaks (spring, fall, etc.), people will be planning their family vacations and will need to know to schedule around your wedding.
- Many things could pop up between now and the time that your invites are sent (usually about two months prior to the wedding) and you don’t want your guests to make other plans and not be able to attend.
- Sending out Save the Dates gives your guests the opportunity to pencil you into their schedules.
There are many different ways you can use your Save the Date photos. Here are just a few examples:
We offer a special Engagement session package that is perfect for making your Save the Date cards. The package includes your choice of the following :
For booking information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!
While we were planning Heather's maternity session I asked her if she wouldn't mind me trying something a little different and to create a video to compliment her session. I asked her to write a love letter to her sweet baby. Little did I know it was going to be so beautiful and moving and bring me to tears! Life can surprise us in the sweetest of ways. Logan is already so incredibly loved and I know he and Heather are going to have a beautiful life!
If you would like to have a photo/video portrait session please contact me for details!
Photography/Videography by Stephanie C. Perry Photography, LLC & Kathleen Mettura, Photographer
Hair/Makeup by Deshea Exclusive
If you're one of my Facebook followers you might remember seeing some posts about the Shoot & Share contest I entered. It was quite a show! It was my very first time entering and I was super nervous! They started the Shoot & Share community a few years ago to celebrate photography and inspire each other. You can read more about their mission here.
The 2017 Shoot & Share contest was the first time I'd heard of it so I took a chance and joined in on the fun! In January more than 332k images were entered and broken into 25 categories such as The Wedding Couple, Newborn, Wanderlust and my personal favorite "That Just Happened"! Then for the entire month of February photographers around the globe voted day and night. The results were finally posted in early March and as a first timer I was not expecting to place a single one, but actually had 5 images make it into the final rounds. I cannot wait to create more incredible imagery to enter for next year!
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