The Best Oregon Photography Locations

Oregon is one of the best states for photography.

Take a look at this list of the best photography locations in Oregon. These are the spots you’ll see all over the popular Instagram hashtags: #pnwonderland, #exploregon, or #portlandoregon. The best time to come photograph Oregon is definitely the Spring. The forests are green, the cherry blossoms are blooming, and everything is gorgeous. There isn’t really an off-time for Oregon, but the winter can get very grey and dark. This is definitely a time where getting out to the coast, or exploring the desert areas of Eastern Oregon can be fun.

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Tips: Find a waterfall, bring a thermos of coffee, enjoy. There are also hot springs, coastal hikes, or year-round skiing. Oregon is an outdoor wonderland. As far as cameras go, don’t forget an underwater housing to go get the coolest surf photos or unique perspectives of waterfalls. Also, maybe try flying a drone to get new looks on some of the more popular spots, like Multnomah falls pictured here.

 

Stock Photography with Stocksy

Hooray! I was just accepted with Stocksy, stock photos that don’t suck. This will be a new  adventure. I don’t have much experience shooting commercially and am excited to test my skills with the camera in the coming months. I’ll be concentrating on lifestyle images that don’t look staged. Real moments with people who are connected with each other and not camera aware. This is one of my favorite aspects of the Stocksy aesthetic.

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I can’t wait to get see where this journey into the world of stock photography takes me!

Educating yourself about wedding planning

How to educate yourself to prepare for wedding?

To prepare for the big day, you should be educated enough so that best decision can be taken at right time and the whole wedding ceremony will be organized in a very efficient way. You can go through the bridge magazines and bridegroom magazines to get new ideas. There are large numbers of wedding books available in the market. You should go through the realistic books and should narrow down your options so that you will settle for the best. While reading books and online publications, you should take notes and important points should be noted down.

Planning your ceremony

The wedding planning can be done in a very efficient way after collecting information as per your needs. In addition to the online and offline resources, you can also contact the recently married friends and associates so that you will get valuable suggestions. There will be great difference between the reality and the actual happenings.

As you attend few bridal shows, you will get firsthand experience and it is possible to make the most of your time, effort and money. As you connect with local wedding professionals, you will come across new ideas and the celebration can be planned in a very efficient way.

You should be organized to plan and implement your wedding in the best possible way. You should document your requirements for wedding ceremony which include ceremony site, reception site, photographer, videographer, caterer, florist, officiant, coordinator, and others. The contact information should be kept readily available with you so that you can reach them very easily.

You can manage a binder with various tabs and a summary sheet so that the follow-up can be done very easily. If you are using worksheets, the details can be filled-in very easily as per your convenience. You should enter the planned budget and sub-totals can be calculated under various heads. The online resource can be used to plan your wedding in a very efficient way.

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Date and time

Most of the weddings will take place in between Spring and Fall. Summer is the peak wedding season. Hence, you should fix the date and time as per the season and the availability of venue. If you are planning for a garden wedding, the venue should be selected at least one month before the rainy season. As family and friends will get together over thanksgiving, there will be great fun and excitement when the wedding is conducted during winter season. Even though Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons are great options, most of the weddings will take place on Saturdays.

When you choose the date of celebration, you should ensure that the date will not collide with local festivals or special events. If there are any special functions, it will be difficult to find accommodation for out-of-town guests. You might find it difficult to make transport arrangements as well if your area is filled with tourists.

Reserve location

The wedding and reception venues should be confirmed at the earliest. The bride and bridegroom should be happy to choose the most appropriate venue as per their budge and convenience. Some sites are booked one year in advance. Hence, you should be aware of the booking norms and should be able to choose the best to fulfill your needs.

The expenditure for wedding should be planned and shared between bride’s family and bridegroom’s family as per their convenience. In most of the cases, the bride’s family will sponsor the wedding and reception while the groom’s family will take care of the wedding rehearsal and honeymoon. However, the decision can be taken as per your financial position.

There are career minded people who will marry late in their life. The options should be figured out after discussing with the bride, groom and both families. If you can figure out the total amount that you can spend for wedding, it is possible to find out the share for different elements. The percentage should be allocated. You should enter the planned budget numbers and plan as per the budget so that there will be great results. There should be little deviation between planned cost and actual cost. The wedding timeline should be prepared and you should identity various milestones. The planning should be implemented in a perfect way so that there will be perfect order at the wedding ceremony and guests will be very much delighted.

How to choose a wedding photographer

How to choose your wedding photographer?

The wonderful memories of wedding will be captured by an experienced photographer. You should choose the best photographer so the romance and moods of bride and groom are preserved throughout your lifetime. There are special moments which can be cherished all through your life by choosing the best photographer for your needs. There will be great value associated with your visual memories. Even though you are limited by the budget, you should go for the best photography and videography services so that there will not be any quality issues.

Value of photographs

You will understand the value of these photos as the years go by. The special celebration can be revisited at any time during your wedding anniversaries. If you watch with your family and friends, there will be great satisfaction. A professional photographer will help you make the most of your time, effort and money.

You should spend your time and effort to find out the best photographer. As you book the wedding venue well ahead, you should book your photographer as well in advance so that there will be solid preparation. You can search for local professional photographers who are skilled enough to cover various events in the best possible way. If you can get quotes from at least three or more photographers, it is possible to hire the best photographer without any issues.

The photography budget should be figured out. Before hiring the photographer, the views and comments provided by family members and friends should be taken into consideration. The recently married couple will be able to share their experiences. They will share new thoughts and ideas to cover the ceremony in the best possible way. Similarly, it is also possible to avoid some mistakes so that all items are covered properly and efficiently.

The photography gear

The wedding photographer should have done many recent assignments so that he will be in tune with your requirements. You should share your concerns with the photographer. The photographer’s equipment, power supply, backup systems, and other resources should be assessed so that you will not take any risk.

The wedding ceremony as well as reception should be covered in a very efficient way. If your photographer covered the engagement in the best possible way, you can include the same photographer for the wedding ceremony as well. You can go through the photographer’s website so that you will have firsthand experience about the nature of project and tasks fulfilled by the photographer.

The reviews should be verified so that you will come to know many features. The pros and cons of various wedding photography styles can be noticed and it is possible to settle for the best. If the photographer’s style meets your needs, you can hire the service without any issues.

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Types of photography

There are two of wedding photography. They are traditional and photojournalistic photography. When you go for traditional photography, the photographer will be able to capture images by arraigning people into groups.

A photojournalist will have special skills so that he will capture photos automatically so that there will be great moments.  The candid un-posed photos are likely to entertain the people in the best possible way. You can go through the sample photos of photographers to understand the level of skill and depth of photographer. You can ask various questions so that you will be able to figure out solutions.

The digital photography allows you to capture unlimited number of images. It is possible to capture various poses as the high quality camera will be able to record multiple images in a split second. It is possible to view the image in real-time so that the image that you obtain on the camera will be the image that you find in the view finder. In addition to the expensive digital recording equipment, you will also be able to edit photographs and videos as per your needs.

The wedding photos can be presented on the internet as well. Most of the photographers will provide you the internet option. The sharing of images will be done in the best possible way by using the online platform. You can go for a contract with the photographer so that all your requirements will be fulfilled without any issues.

Wedding Stationary and Thank you Gifts

How to plan stationary and thank you gifts?

The wedding celebration is incomplete with wedding invitations and thank you gifts. You can keep track of things in a very efficient way by managing the right kind of stationary as per your needs. You should set a budget and have a plan to include various kinds of items. It is required to deal with vendors to get right kind of items in right time as per your needs. You should procure the best planner and document it so that the plan can be executed in the best possible way.

Plan you stationery

You should approach an experienced stationery dealer who is proficient in wedding events. The experience of the dealer will count as you will be able to procure most of the items at one place. You will get suggestions and options from the experts so that wedding planning can be done in the best possible way.

The vendor’s experience with wedding invitations should be ascertained. You are advised to go through the samples of work accomplished by the vendor so that you will settle for the best items without any issues. There are some stationers who will work from your designs so that the event will be customized in the best possible way. The time taken by the party to print invitations should be found.

If there are any mistakes, they should be done again and the time taken for correction should be noticed. There will be various kinds of printing processes and you should find out the printing process that is adopted to fulfill your needs. The scope of the printer should be ascertained. The stuffing and sealing of the envelope should be done by the vendor. Some parties will charge additional money for this purpose.

The notice that you should give before placing an order and the ability to redo mistakes should be found out. You should also take steps to include the logo that you had designed for the wedding. The branding can be done in a very efficient way by choosing the right colors, logo and images on various items. The stationer and printer should cooperate in this direction so that you will be able to make the most of your time, effort and money. The wedding planning will be very efficient when you engage a reputed and experienced vendor to take care of your stationary needs.

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Gift register

Before placing an order for gift register, you should find out the range of products and type of products available with the vendor. You should figure out the main contact, the online availability of register, the availability through phone, fax and in person should be ascertained.

You should know the ways to keep track of purchases, the frequency of list updates, the gift-wrapping of presents, preparation of gift register cards with invitations, the delivery policy, return & exchange policy and time frame to return products should be ascertained.

Some vendors help you purchase gifts which were not bought by guests as a discounted price. The incentives offered by the gift register and any other information should be found and you should take steps to organize the event in the best possible way.

Thank you gifts

There are various kinds of thank you gifts which should be procured and presented to various wedding participants. Special thank you gifts can be presented to bride and groom. It is time to thank all participants. Hence, you should order gifts to various personalities including maid of honor, bridesmaids, flower girls, bestman, groomsmen, pageboys, parents and other members.

If you have a budget for gifts, the gifts can be planned within the budget. If you get quote from three or more vendors, it is possible to make a quick comparison and you will be able to choose the best gifts as per the recipients’ interests. You will want to deposit certain amount while ordering the gifts and rest of amount will be paid after the delivery. Wedding planning will help you organize various tasks and relegate work in a systematic way so that there will be great comfort and convenience.

The bride and groom should have discussions so that the wedding theme will be implemented in the best possible way.