I recently shared on our Facebook page how I use Lightroom while processing photo sessions… Choosing to ‘edit in’ using Lightroom’s color label, rather than choosing rejects from a shoot. This method, for whatever reason, makes that culling process that much quicker. To take it a step further, I thought I’d share with you how I then use Lightroom for exporting photos ready to share on the web using their exporting & watermarking presets…
In 2009 I photographed close to 30 weddings. I was going nuts trying to come up with unique areas to do portraits for each one of those weddings… oh, AND engagement shoots. I’d spend hours driving around looking for ‘spots’. Taking quicks photos of areas, keeping a journal with street names & short descriptions. It was crazy.
In 2011, I had my first son… and well…. ‘Ain’t nobody got time for that!‘
I distinctively remember trying to come up with ideas of Ashley & Mike’s wedding in July 2011. Their church was 1 mile from my home… and I couldn’t think of anywhere to do their photos. Then I drove by the elementary school near my home. There was a bench, a few trees in front, solid brick walls & a field out back. Perfect! There it is!
Photo from google streetview.
When we arrived at the school, I was surprised to learn that it was the elementary school that most of the bridal party had gone to when kids, where some of them met & forged their lifelong friendship. I have goosebumps. These photos are some of my favourite. They are classic, simple & modern. They also have even more sentimental value for my couple.
So yeah, don’t stress over photo locations, it’s not that serious. OR force yourself to hit up a new location every week. It is more rewarding & challenging to shoot at the same location, in a new way. Finding interest & beauty in a less obvious way.
It’s that time of year again to search for a few people to join the MWP team for our 2014 wedding season (& possibly beyond).
Since Kerri joined on as Associate Photographer, we will need a couple of assistants and we’d love to find someone who is enthusiastic to be a dedicated 2nd photographer!
I am also looking for 1-2 people who are experienced in Adobe Lightroom & InDesign to work in our studio 2-3 days a week.
Interested??? More info and application here: http://marywyarphotography.com/mary-wyar-photography-is-hiring/
I pretty much obsess over wedding album design. It’s my favourite part of the post processing workflow. Taking my vision from the day of photographing, translating it into a tangible piece of art that tells the couples story & allows them to relive the excitement of that day over again. Take a look inside of Jessica & Mark’s album…
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I’ve had a few photographers ask to see the new look book I’ve been previewing on the MWP Instagram page… well it’s finally done & I couldn’t be happier with it. It showcases my obsession with vivid colors & monochromatic playfulness. These are for couples to take home after our initial consult… Much better than the PDF I had been emailing ;) Enjoy the eye-candy!!
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Our new packaging for how we deliver our digital negatives to our wedding clients is finally completed! So happy to have ditched burning discs and to have these slick new flash drives to present to our amazing couples! Take a peek at what we came up with!
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One of the most discussed topics amongst photographers & my photog friends is album workflow and album designing. It’s one of those things that seem to intimidate the hell out of people just starting their own business or even those who have been in the game for years.
I’ve got a half dozen of our albums featured @ MaryWyar.com if you’d like to see more of our finished album design.
If you have more questions, I’m now offering one on one photographer’s consults… More info on that here.
Happy album designing!! :)