We recently had the pleasure to photograph Mike and Laura’s wonderful kids Finn and Luke for their Christmas cards. This was an extra special session for us since we photographed their wedding three years ago. This shoot was full of stuffed animals, Christmas sweaters and lots of laughs. It was great seeing this couple and their family doing so well!
This blog post is all about showcasing our beautiful hand-crafted Premium Albums! These are one of our favorite products we offer to our couples. We could write all day about the endless customizable options and breathtaking materials available.
All Premium Albums come standard with a beautiful leather cover (available color selection below) and 10 pages or 20 sides. Custom-designed pages from your favorite images are printed on archival-quality paper and flush-mounted onto thick board. The interior pages are then hand-bound to your choice of a square or rounded spine. The pages are very thick and durable. They are the perfect way to preserve and share your beautiful wedding-day memories for a life-time!
Here is the basic run-down of how we work with you to create your album:
– First you pick the size of the album; 8 x 10 inches, 10 x 10 inches, 11 x 14 inches or 12 x 12 inches. Other dimensions are available by request.
– Next you send us your selection of your “favorite” (we know it is hard to choose) 20 wedding photographs you absolutely want to see in the album design.
– We then design the layout for the album which typically includes 30-50 images.
– After we complete the initial design, which only takes one-two weeks, we send you a digital preview. You then get one round revisions meaning, we will change the order of images and add/subtract images as you instruct.
– Once we have the album layout finalized, the really fun part begins – picking all your personalization’s.
We have big news here at Capture! As we continue to grow and connect within the wedding industry, we are proud to announce that Capture at the newest photographers spotlighted on the Martha Stewart Weddings website! www.marthastewartweddings.com is a wonderful resource for brides, with plenty of local resources and of course D.I.Y. for all things wedding.
There is a moment in every wedding when time stops. The world is on pause, breathes are held and the air is thick with love; when the Bride and Groom first lay eyes on each other. For some, this takes place in the church when the processional begins. But for many modern couples, there is a lovely new tradition: The First Look.
One of the most common questions we get before a portrait session is a slightly panicked “what do I wear??“. Fear not, it is our job to make you look your absolute best. We thought we would offer our Do’s & Don’ts for portrait sittings. These are good for family photos, but you can use them anytime you think you may be photographed.
–Co-ordinate outfits. This doesn’t mean you all have to be dressed in matching denim. But check to see that Mom’s outfit isn’t clashing with Dads, and that everyone compliments each other.
-Wear something comfy. We are not recommending you roll up in last year’s sweat pants, but you should be able to move a bit and have the freedom to pose with ease.
-Bring a pair of flip-flops or comfy shoes to throw on, especially if you’re going to be in a potentially muddy area.
-Make sure it’s YOU! If you are uncomfortable, or wearing something you would never otherwise be seen in, it’s going to be harder to feel genuine and relaxed in front of the camera. So rock your style, my friend, this is your chance to shine!
-Don’t wear solid black or white, unless it’s the photographer asks you to do so. While black looks flattering in person, it tends to turn figures into one solid form. Bright white can take the focus off the face. There will be some exceptions to this rule but it’s a good starting point.
-Also avoid patterns and prints: solid colors and simple clothing will put the attention on your best feature; your smile!
-Don’t get matching mullets the night before the shoot. Unless of course, you’re these dudes.
If you are a photographer, (or know and love one of us), then you probably know we can be the worlds biggest dorks. We get excited about all things camera related, and the opportunity to learn from two of the best in the business? Amazing!! So when we found out Dave Hobby and Joe McNally were rolling through the (sort of near-by) neighborhood, we bought tickets faster than you can say photo geek. Allison wasn’t able to get away from her teaching duties, so I (Jenny) took fellow photographer Sam Allen along for the ride. Stocked with two camera bags and lots of laughs on the ride down to Raleigh, we arrived to find 375 photographers. and one awesome tour bus.