I had the honor of being the Wedding Photographer for this wonderful couple this last weekend. Congratulations to Mariela and Mikal I hope you have a long and happy marriage. Grace Lutheran Church of San Antonio is a church blessed with a beautiful sanctuary and the large attached fellowship hall served as an excellent reception hall. Well, here is what you have come to see, the wedding photo's. I have selected some of my favorites for viewing here on my blog. Click on pictures to enlarge them. The following link will take you to the full online album for viewing, sharing and where high quality prints and photo products of various kinds can be purchased an shipped directly to you. FULL ONLINE ALBUM OF MARIELA AND MIKAL WILLIAMS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY.
The Wedding of Rhianna and Derek Brooks held at the San Antonio River Walk Hotel El Tropicano, January 17th. Congratulations to the bride and groom you make a wonderful couple and I wish the best for your future. It was my pleasure to be your wedding photographer as it was a wonderful wedding full of good energy and spirits. Loved the whole atmosphere of this wedding, and the reception just a good time if I ever saw one. I have chosen some of my favorite photographs for this post and here is the link to the full online album from this wedding.
WP Pinner Boasts to be the Ultimate Pinterest dashboard that will work from inside your own WordPress admin area. WP Pinner is a WordPress plugin designed to manage your Pinterest account from your Wordpress install. With this plugin you will be able to easily auto-pin your Wordpress posts to Pinterest. It is also said you will be able to schedule your pins throughout the day and auto-follow users to get noticed and keep track of your account analytics like CTR, clicks, likes, repins, reach, and so on. In my opinion this plugin will definitely help me get more out of my Pinterest efforts! The only draw back is that it has not come out yet. But do not fret, I have a link to sign up to get the automatic wordpress pinner for free once it come out to the public. Here it is: WP Pinner FREE
Since everybody has been waiting for a long time for a plugin like this I am sure they will eventually start charging for it, but for now it's going to be free at least for the beta version.
Should your business be on Pinterest? It seems like everyone is trying to benefit from the Pinterest train lately, but is it really a good fit for your business? Even though it’s seems to be the place to be – you definitely need to put some thoughts into it before taking any action.
Software company Intuit published a great info graphic to help you to figure out whether Pinterest is right for you. Have a look at the chart below to help decide whether it’s a smart decision.
by: Dax Vyas
The job of a wedding photographer may seem very easy and jovial, but reality is far from the myth. When you work as a professional photographer and take pictures of models, you do not have much to do except setting the lights perfectly and clicking the shutter. The models are in this field for years and know how to be comfortable in front of the camera.
On the contrary, professional wedding photography is not that simple, because you may know the rules of the trade, but your subjects are always nervous. It is hard to make the bride and groom comfortable in front of the camera because of two reasons. First, they are bound to be nervous, as it's the most important day of their life and secondly, they may trust your skills, but they don't know you. Due to the emotional turmoil and to achieve the “perfect pose” in every frame, clients often fail to show their true body language and the album looks fake.
Merry Christmas, I had the opportunity once again to shoot some wedding photography this last Saturday for Sarah and Donald. Congratulations to both of you, and thanks for having me as your photographer I am sure you will enjoy the pictures. The Ceremony was held at the Emmanuel AME Church San Antonio on 1600 Semlinger. Friendly staff, good lighting, and just an overall great vibe and good atmosphere at this Church, really photographer friendly too. The Reception was pretty awesome too, held at the Randolph Air Force Base - Officers Parr Club a very nice venue for a wedding loved the decor and lighting especially, nice white ceilings for bouncing the flash too. So anyway, here are the pictures that I have chosen for my blog post, and the link below it to the Full Online Album with all of the wedding pictures. The full album is password protected per request of the bride and groom please contact them for the password or just follow the link if you already have it. Thank you and enjoy.
LINK TO FULL ONLINE ALBUM PASSWORD RESTRICTED
Yesterday I wrote a post about Free Easy Wedding Website tools, this morning I found another handy tool that is explained below by our friend: Jenny Creno over at insider. I think all brides will find wedding budget advice article and free calculator very helpful, so here it is.
Wedding Planning Tips: Save Your Bank As You Save The Date
By Jenny Creno
Soon after couples announce their engagement, planning the wedding becomes one of the first financial obstacles that the couple has to overcome together. The best thing to do is to learn about typical trends when it comes to planning a wedding and what mistakes lead to the most financial failures amongst couples during this process. Should you put everything on credit cards? Or create a separate checking account specifically for wedding expenses to avoid overspending? The infographic below highlights information from couples who have gone through this process, wedding planners, and event coordinators to give newly engaged couples a few tips on how to save on their wedding, avoid financial conflicts, and lastly and most importantly the benefits of stress free well planned wedding. Want even more advice? Check out more tips on our community page, and our wedding budget calculator.
In this digital age we can complete so much for our wedding all on line. Wedding tools, plans and planning the day are no different. There are wedding tool websites and registries that can help you to keep track of all those little things like guest lists and basic concepts for your special day. Wedding websites can turn the intimidating task of wedding planning from a scary and occasionally overwhelming task into an interactive part of a well baked cake! A Wedding Website and registry can be personalized, and customized to match both your groom and your wedding topic. Yes brides, I am talking to you! They can help you maintain informed about visitors and guests and keep them informed and up to date with your schedule events like your Bridal Shower, Bachelor or Bachelorette parties and more. The tools can go kind of deep so if you want help it's there. There are a lot of them out there on these links so use them, and the best part is they are all free tools.
I had the honor to photograph a very beautiful wedding this last Sunday December 15th here in San Antonio, Texas. I must say that this Wedding was a blast, and I am sure that all attendees would all agree. A real good time! Congratulations to the Bride and Groom Erayna and Dinin you two make a wonderful couple and were so much fun to work for. I really like the way your wedding pictures came out and I am pretty sure you will too. I have posted a few of my favorites here on my blog as usual, and here is aLINK TO THE FULL ALBUM Prints may be purchased from following the link above! The Ceremony and reception were held at the Northern Hills Golf Club of San Antonio. An absolute pleasure to work with also, very photographer friendly and polite staff. Please share this post with family and friends by using the Facebook and Twitter buttons below. Please feel free to use the comments below to let me know what you think of the photographs, I would just love to have more customer feedback to show future clients. CLICK ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM Thanks and enjoy.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a great setting for any wedding. Or just a stop between the church and reception like this one was.
Opened in 1980 the San Antonio Botanical Garden is a 38 acre living museum of plants. Their mission is to enhance the public's awareness, appreciation, and enjoyment of plants including the need for conservation and preservation; and to serve as a regional resource for horticulture, gardening and botanical education programs. They have very affordable rates and are easy to deal with according to the San Antonio brides I have spoken to. I have been a photographer for several botanical garden weddings there over the past few years so I decided to write this post and tell some of the local brides and grooms searching for wedding venues my opinion. I love the place, it makes the best backdrop for pictures as you will see below. LINK TO SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN SITE. The pictures below were taken on a chilly 32 Degree day in December of 2013. The first ones are inside some amazing greenhouses with a very high atrium design. Some are outdoors and the plants look great! If you like the post feel to comment or browse my offerings to the right -->
Adaptive Health Services Christmas Party/5 Yr Anniversary
I had a chance to go to another Christmas party last weekend as photographer of course for Adaptive Health Services a San Antonio Home Health Agency. It paired as a five year anniversary celebration for the company, it was a real good time for all with food, drink, dancing, and a raffle for prizes. I took pictures from start to finish and must say that I like the way they turned out. Congratulations to the owners of AHS for your successful business! As any business owner can tell you five years is a very important landmark in the story of a businesses success. The party was held at the Northern Hills Golf Club and was like a perfect place for this type of event. Thanks to all of the attendees and hosts, and without further ado here are the pictures!
LINK TO FULL ONLINE ALBUM CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL PICTURES FROM THIS EVENT.