There has been a long-held tradition with hiring a wedding photographer to take your wedding photographs – it is a great way to help you preserve your memories of your special day. However, in recent years it has become more commonplace to hire the services of a professional videographer to also capture live footage of your wedding day either working solo to produce a stunning wedding film, or in cooperation with a wedding photographer to get the best of both worlds.
With the advancements of modern technology, just about everyone has a powerful camera built into their smartphone, and hand-held digital video cameras are now so compact, light and powerful that they can be easily carried in a jacket pocket or small carrying case. But this doesn’t mean that the owner of these devices can be relied upon to capture your wedding and have the necessary skills to produce your wedding video and deliver something in the style that you want.
Taking photos and capturing memories on your smartphone is a way of life now. Uploading to Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat is what we all do. In fact with all the editing software and filters available on smartphones we are all inspiring photographers.
However, while society has increased its smartphone camera usage, wedding photography is one area that remains traditional. On most engaged couples wedding planning list is to hire a professional photographer.
Here I will share with you why wedding photography is still very much important today.
Your photos will be precious memories of your special day. By not hiring a professional you may lose all those important details. Is it worth the risk to you?
Who watched the Royal Wedding? Unlike Prince Harry and Meghan Markle your wedding could take years and years of planning! But what’s next when the vows are said and the day is over? Together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of engagement rings, we take a look at the costs that you’ll face after the wedding day, from starting a family to moving to a bigger home.
Starting a family
For many couples, having children is the next big step after marriage. In the US, the average time a couple waits between getting married and having a baby is three years. We started just before the wedding, but at that time it wasn’t meant to be.
It’s nearly eight years ago we got married. Not sure where that time has gone! People in our position are now starting to think about renewing their wedding vows for the ten year wedding anniversary. Most people like to do this abroad in exotic destinations like the Caribbean, Dominican Republic or Jamaica. That’s where I would love to do mine.
In fact by renewing your vows abroad, you can incorporate it into a second honeymoon. A relaxing holiday on the beach while re discovering your love for each other sounds like a dream. Why not have another special big day in your life?
As you all know I’m a huge fan of saving money online. Each time I want to buy something, whether it’s a birthday gift, something for baby girl, something for the house and garden or even clothes for myself, I check out my favourite voucher code sites. We made huge savings on a car seat for baby girl last year at Halfords using My Favourite Voucher Codes.
Now I’m on the look out for something special to wear for a couple of weddings coming up in the Spring. I’ve noticed Karen Millen has a wonderful selection of clothes for wedding guests, but of course they are slightly on the expensive side. Well you do pay for quality and the name I suppose. So because I have chosen Karen Millen as my retailer of choice, I want something that is timeless, where it can be worn in various other situations not just for weddings. I want to get my money’s worth out of it.
If you’re a fan of the inexplicably popular “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” then you’ve seen not only one, but two wedding proposals for the “bootylicious” Kim Kardashian, the one who started it all and by “all” we mean the multi-million dollar empire spawned by her mother Kris. For those of you with short memories, Kim was then best known as the daughter of O.J. Simpson’s lawyer, as Paris Hilton’s assistant, as Brandy’s “stylist,” or, even, as Olympian Bruce Jenner’s stepdaughter. In 2003, Kim and Brandy’s brother, Ray J made the controversial tape which was released in 2007. Kim sued, but thanks to a settlement – and momager Kris – she dropped the suit when she was offered $5 million…and so the story begins.
What you might not know about both of the proposals is that despite Kim’s questionable acting skills – she was not surprised. In fact, the wedding proposal engineered by her second husband Kris Humphries (or, more likely, their “E!” network producer) was entirely staged. The entire rose-petal proposal was filmed and “in the can” (as they say in the industry) but Kim did not like the way she looked, so the entire “surprise” proposal was re-shot. And, the elaborate proposal by her current (and third) husband, self-proclaimed deity and recently troubled Kanye West was far too big and cumbersome to be a surprise. In fact, eagle-eyed fans noticed that she was actually wearing the engagement ring in a scene that was allegedly shot before the “surprise.”