"Event photography is about capturing the special moments and memories of life's celebrations and gatherings. Whether it's a wedding, a birthday party, or a corporate event, event photographers in South Jersey have the skills and experience to document the occasion with beautiful and timeless images. In this blog, we'll explore the world of event photography in South Jersey and give you an inside look at what it takes to be a successful event photographer in the area."
"The Importance of Hiring a Professional Event Photographer" "When it comes to event photography, hiring a professional photographer is essential. Not only do professional photographers have the skills and equipment to capture high-quality images, but they also have the experience to handle any situation that may arise. A professional photographer will also be able to provide you with a wide range of services, including pre-event consultations, editing, and image delivery.
"Popular Event Photography Services in South Jersey" "South Jersey is home to a wide variety of events, and event photographers in the area offer a diverse range of services to match. Popular event photography services in South Jersey include:
"Choosing the Right Event Photographer for Your Event" "When it comes to choosing the right event photographer for your event, there are a few key factors to consider. First, you'll want to look at their portfolio and make sure their style and approach align with your vision. It's also important to read reviews and ask for references to get a sense of the photographer's reputation and level of customer service. Lastly, make sure you have a clear understanding of the photographer's pricing and package options to ensure you're getting the best value for your budget."
"Event photography is about capturing the memories and moments of life's celebrations. Professional event photographers in South Jersey have the skills, experience, and equipment to document your event with beautiful and timeless images. Whether you're planning a wedding, a corporate event, or a special occasion, there's an event photographer in South Jersey who can help you create lasting memories of your special day."
Wedding Itineraries & why they are important.
Your day, it’s a busy one. The bride will be treated like a queen… Hair, makeup, the whole thing she’s ever dreamed of having.
The groom, they are usually nervous.. getting suited up, misplacing things, and hoping they don’t forget their wallet, keys, and phone.
The bouquets aren’t here yet, the boutonnières are with the bride. Someone’s running late, or someone forgot something.
However, how is my quick how, to make sure you make a detailed itinerary, is well thought out, and ALSO communicate with family and friends beforehand
When making an itinerary, ALWAYS give yourself more time than you need, instead of less time. If you feel like you’re going to take this long to get ready, get yourself the extra 30 minutes. Every detail of your day is itemized down to even when you cut your cake.
So first start with:
(Do you have one or two photographers?)
If you have 2 photographers… great! Then one photographer will typically handle groom prep, while the other handles bridal. If you have ONE photographer, ALWAYS make sure they go to the grooms first, as they get ready quicker. After groom prep is done, the photographer typically heads over to bridal prep (always add in travel time, it matters) that way, groom prep is done, and now we can focus on the bride as her preparations are much more detailed.
Groom prep? Where? When? How?
Does the groom have special things such as cuff links, jewelry, a gift from the bride, groomsman gifts, notes, special socks, or anything else? Does mom or dad want to have some poses of helping the groom adjust his tie? If so MAKE SURE everyone is at the location that is supposed to be and make sure all special things are on location.
Bride prep? Where & when? Numerous locations?
Have your jewelry, invitations, rings, shoes, notes, gifts from the groom, bridesmaid's gifts, and anything else of special value in your possession. If you want classic poses of mom helping with dress, also make sure she’s on location as well.
First, looks? Do you have a special location request? Where? What time? Is it at the venue? When you have 2 photographers, this does make it a lot easier to coordinate. Come up with a SPECIFIC shot list of family, and make sure all family members are AT the location you requested. If there are any other family members outside the immediate family, inform your photographer, and those family members ahead of time.
Ceremony— how long? What time? Any special traditions? Are you having a receiving line? Is there a flower girl?
Cocktail hour— (if you had a first look, family/bridal poses will be done so relax.. unwind.. and have a drink!!!) how long is it? Bear in mind, if you didn’t do a first look, family and bridal photos will be cutting into cocktail hour, after the ceremony. Sometimes, it helps when you ask the minister to tell your immediate family to hang back, to make sure they get photos done. This can be a timely thing, and if everyone is not where they should be, it can take longer.
Reception- what time does it start? When are introductions? Is the entire bridal party getting introduced?
What time are the toasts? What time will dinner be? What time will the First dances, and parent dances be? If doing a garter/bouquet toss what time will that be? And what time will the cake cutting?
2nd photographer? Why or why not?
Sometimes a second photographer is not necessary if you wish to have someone just to capture your ceremony and reception, and sometimes it is. But it also depends on what you’re looking for, and what your budget is. I’ve done numerous weddings myself, but I’ve also shot weddings with second photographers.
A second photographer allows you to have the flexibility to have 2 people in separate places, capturing the event from different angles, and also the ability to have more photos.
If you are looking to have a full-day service, a 2nd photographer most of the time is essential. Bear in mind, these things are possible with only one photographer but that’s when my post from a few days ago bears a strong meaning, a good itinerary.
If you are doing the bride and groom prep, one photographer can be with the bride, and one with the groom. We can both work together, to capture your day. If it’s one photographer, one will not have to rush from one location to another, and if doing a first look… the other photographer can communicate adequately to ensure everyone is in their place. We know the process. First looks may be quick, but they do require proper communication & planning to go as planned. Sometimes, I ask brides who the responsible, and dependable one is in their family or bridal party, as we tend to have to use them for communication to make sure this goes all to plan if we do not have a second photographer. We have to make sure the groom is where he should be, we have to make sure the groom does not accidentally see his bride, and we also have to make sure we have a good spot with good light.
We have just added a few photos to show some of the backgrounds and props that we use. We have a variety of paper backgrounds in autumn, banana, sky blue, white, black, and thunder grey. In addition, our canvas backgrounds consist of blue, brown, pastel, 2 Christmas scenes, Waterfall, Central Park, Victorian, American Flag, Lake, a Garden, Crayons, and more. Our cloth backgrounds consist of: sand, dark blue, amber, molted grey, light grey, and more.
Remember, we can set up any of these backgrounds at your next event. Of course, we will bring our professional Einstein lights to ensure that we are getting top-quality light.
If you have any questions, contact us and we will be happy to talk to you.
Digital Solutions 21 LLC
Here at Digital Solutions 21 LLC, we are excited to present professional portraits and family photography, In the next few weeks, we will present some more photos of our new line of photography. We are taking the next step in Digital Photography. we also offer headshot and green screen photography in NJ, and PA.
Our new Children's Photography includes such as Crayola Crayon, Central Park on a Bike, American Airplane with the American Flag, On the Rock, Victorian House View, On the Lake with the pier, In the Garden with a nice bridge, and more.
All of the backgrounds are made from wrinkle-free heavy-duty canvas. We are taking appointments so call us at 856-669-8069