Laura and James held their ceremony at The Church of the Assumption in Bellvue and their reception at The Mansion in Butler.
I love a gorgeous, classic bridal portrait.
Exchange of rings.
Image by Craig, so soft and pretty.
The Mansion in Butler was a great location for portraits.
Laura, you are breathtaking. Image by Craig.
Ahhh, the light!!
A special thanks to Laura’s sister and matron of honor, Leslie, for the referral. Leslie and I both have a passion for photography and marriage, she attends the camera club and marriage enrichment groups that I teach.
A few of my favorite details.
Make-up: Harmony Salon
If you take photos, you need Lightroom! In this workshop we take our Lightroom edit a step further by exploring advanced techniques and retouching skills. This could very possibly eliminate your need for Photoshop!
If you are brand new to Lightroom, please consider taking the intro workshop on July 12th, also at CCBC. To register for the intro workshop, please call them directly at (724)480-3575. To register for the advanced workshop, please use the ‘Buy Now’ button below.
If you have a working knowledge of Lightroom, this workshop is for you. Please do not feel that you need to be an expert in Lightroom to take this workshop. If you can navigate the application, you will be fine.
We will cover advanced retouching, album design and many other breakthrough techniques. Our goal is to develop a consistent, Lightroom only, workflow. And remember, consistency leads to efficiency!
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If you would like to take your photography a step further, I am teaching an SLR Workshop this Saturday, June 21st at the Community College of Beaver County. The class meets from 9:30am-3:30pm and the cost is $95 + lab fee. You can call them at (724)480-3575 directly to register and more info can be found by clicking here.
For the past few years, on the third Tuesday of every month, I have been hosting a camera club meeting at our local church. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level, type of camera, or aspirations (hobby or pro). There has never been a fee, it’s just a group of photographers getting together to learn, grow, and have fun. We typically explore an educational aspect of photography and then practice our newfound skill.
Last month, we had the pleasure of photographing a bride and groom (pictures to come), and this month we photographed a senior. Because I don’t offer senior photography, my dear friend Soozie stepped in to share her techniques. Make sure you check out her website, I am a proud mentor of hers! We talked about posing, lighting, and getting the best from your subject.
Let me know if you would like more information about camera club, I’d love to see you!
As part of the private mentoring sessions that I offer, I have a course dedicated to learning lighting and posing for the bride and groom on their wedding day. This four hour session includes two hours of hands-on experience working with an actual bride and groom, and two hours of editing. I openly share all of my posing and “tricks” for getting the best out of the (sometimes limited) time you have with your clients. During our editing session, we will review both sets of images and examine what worked, what didn’t, and why. I also include my most used retouching actions with this consultation.
I have taught this session to many photographers over the years and they have all commented on the usefulness of our time together. Not only are we productive, but we have a ton of fun! Please contact me for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig and Michelle were our gracious models, and they will actually be getting married in the next few weeks. As a thank-you to them, I will give them all of the re-touched high resolution files for their use.