Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
That I’m not just concerned about flowers, I want to help them make their wedding have a very cohesive look. I try to make each bride aware of other important elements that she needs to consider to make her day memorable.
What is your favorite word? Discombobulated
What is your least favorite word? Whatever If you have teenagers you will totally get that one!
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Having someone give me free reign to design whatever I want for their event.
What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? When a bride won’t think outside the box. A bride that is happy with what everyone else does and doesn’t want to make a wedding her own.
What sound or noise do you love? Thunderstom
What sound or noise do you hate? Eating sounds. Chomping, slurping, smacking. Etc.
What is your favorite curse word? Bob Sagit
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Photographer or Graphic Designer
What profession would you not like to do? The guy on the street corner holding a sign in a dog suit
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Thank you for enriching so many peoples lives.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
I have been involved in photographing weddings for more than 15 years and it never gets old. I think the most enjoyable factor, is the energy of a wedding – the challenge that it presents as an artist. I have said and will continue to say, that weddings present the biggest challenges in the photographic world. It is a one-time chance to get something right. There are no re-takes, no pauses, no second chances. You rarely have “the perfect lighting” and sometimes not the perfect situation, but you know how to adapt and think on your feet. This is something that a photographer can only achieve through years of experience in shooting weddings. I love working with people and I think that having that gift works symbiotically with shooting well. Weddings are so chock full of folks from different cultures, ages and belief systems, that it really is a very energetic and dynamic event – and that is part of what makes it so much fun!
How do you continue to challenge yourself in this industry?
In the industry right now, let’s face it – there are a ton of everyday people, taking big risks – buying photographic equipment and taking the plunge because they really love photography. Many of them are turning to shooting weddings because they think the money is great – shoot a little on the weekends, maintain a full-time job on the weekdays and get that extra $500 a week. Truth is, the seasoned, full-time wedding photographer, could never make a proper living on charging $500 a wedding. These folks who do it to earn extra cash, may not have the proper insurances, carry back-up equipment or really have a clue as to how to properly shoot a wedding. I challenge my business by learning how to separate myself in my branding, marketing and shooting style. If you really look at wedding photography – beyond the price sheets, beyond the gimmicky sales pitches, taking all of that away – look at the substance of what you are buying. The art of it all. I have to challenge myself to always explore being a better artist than what I was yesterday, that is what will ultimately separate me from the crowd.
What do you think is the most important thing each couple that works with you needs to know?
THE single most important thing, is that this is an art. This is all by Becky Johnson and for my client. I am not a convenience store photographer – the gimmick of convenience is great, get in fast, pay a higher price, get out quick – all while the motor is still running. But a true artist – one who really cares about their craft – is not going to churn and spit out this labor of love like a convenience store purchase. Good work takes time. This is my craft. My passion. I do not hire a team of photographers and throw someone in the line up to the wolves the day of your wedding – you get me. I do not send my images off to an image edit warehouse – every image is edited with my style and only the way I see it, from capture to finish. I do not have some person 1000 miles away designing my albums – they cannot see a design the way I see a design. Only one person knows my client best, and that’s me. I’d rather shoot 25 weddings a year and know the people I call my clients, than churn out 150 weddings a year and treat my clients like a number. I feel that if I know my couples well enough, it gives my work a deeper meaning - and what you get as a service and product is more meaningful. It’s richer, more intimate and more personable. Isn’t that how your marriage is? So the one lasting purchase of your wedding, should reflect the same care and intimacy as the union itself.
Bernard Pivot's Famous Questionnaire
What is your least favorite word? hate
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Speaking about my business, when a client feels good about the images I produce for them.
What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? People who place such little value on my service to them or the craft as a whole. That pertains to both consumers and professionals.
What sound or noise do you love? Absolutely, the fatty giggle gurgle of a baby.
What sound or noise do you hate? Chewing.
What is your favorite curse word? A word that is not allowed anywhere near a TV camera.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I always thought if I had to get another job, it would be a snake milker for Discovery Channel.
What profession would you not like to do? I wouldn’t want to be a chicken sexer.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Heaven exists and God would say, “Becky, you are funny, but you ain’t THAT funny.”
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
- What is your favorite word? Family
- What is your least favorite word? Time
- What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Traveling
- What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Not moving forward, staying stagnant
- What sound or noise do you love? our children laughing
- What sound or noise do you hate? yelling
- What is your favorite curse word? I don’t curse
- What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? ice skating
- What profession would you not like to do? truck driving
- If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You will spend eternity in a beautiful place with your family.
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Sunday, August 16, 2009
Formal Wedding Attire - The bride and her attendants wear long gowns in formal fabrics, and the groom and his attendants wear cutaways or tailcoats. Women guests wear street-length dressy clothing for a daytime wedding and usually floor-length gowns or cocktail dresses for an evening wedding. Men guests wear dark suits and ties for a daytime wedding and tuxedos for an evening. An evening formal wedding that requires white tie is the most formal of all.
Semi-Formal Wedding Attire - The bride and her attendants wear long, ballerina or tea-length gowns, usually made of simpler fabrics than those for a formal wedding. The groom and his attendants wear gray or black strollers with striped trousers or a formal suit for a daytime semi-formal wedding, and a dinner jacket with black trousers or a formal suit for an evening wedding. Women guests wear street length tailored or semi-dressy dresses for a daytime wedding and cocktail dresses for an evening wedding. Men guests wear dark suits for both.
Informal Wedding Attire - The bride and her attendants wear simple white or pastel floor-length gowns or ballerina, tea length, or street length dresses. The groom and his attendants wear suits or sport jackets and slacks. Women guests wear what is appropriate to the location, usually street-length dresses. Men guests wear sport jackets and slacks.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
If you are still looking for your signature "First Dance" wedding song, there are a couple of websites you can visit to view the lyrics of your choices and see which one speaks to you and your fiance! As long as you know the name of the song, the websites are www.song-lyrics.net and www.lyrics.com. Wedding Wire (www.weddingwire.com) also has a list of recommendations for songs and if you click on the song, you can read the lyrics.
Below is a listing of some of our absolute favorites that we just couldn't help mentioning!
"I Just Call You Mine" by Martina McBride
"At Last" by Etta James (Beyonce does an incredible version as well!)
"When You Love Someone" by Bryan Adams
"It Had To Be You" by Harry Connick Jr.
"My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw
"By Your Side" by Sade
"Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey
"I Finally Found Someone" by Barbara Streisand and Bryan Adams
"Never Thought (That I Could Love)" by Dan Hill
"I Could Not Ask For More" by Edwin McCain
If you have a favorite Signature "First Dance" Wedding Song you would like to share,
please leave your comment below!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
What do you love most about weddings? Everything! I love watching each couple embark on this journey and see their smiling faces on the wedding day; I feel so honored to be apart of such a magical moment
How do you continue to challenge yourself in the industry? I am always learning and open to ideas that may come, I like to think of myself as the "out of the box" planner. Plus, each couple brings their own uniqueness to every wedding and I draw from that to keep myself inspired
What do you think is the most important thing each couple that works with you needs to know? Each couple that I work with needs to know that their wedding is as important to me as it is to them and I will go above and beyond for them!
The famous Bernard Pivot questionnaire:
- What is your favorite word? Faith
- What is your least favorite word? can't
- What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Love
- What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? greed, selfishness
- What sound or noise do you love? peaceful silence and my children's laughter
- What sound or noise do you hate? scraping a knife/fork on your plate, etc.
- What is your favorite curse word? f***, as a noun, verb, adjective
- What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? professional dancer
- What profession would you not like to do? anything that involves sharks
- If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome home my loving and faithful servant
Let us know what you think of our latest feature by leaving a comment below! We look forward to our next interview! Tune in next week!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Bat and Bar Mitzvahs
Product Launch Parties
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
- More than 40 Exhibitors
- Live Entertainment
- Upscale Fashion Show
- Informational Seminar
- Door prizes including a grand prize honeymoon package to your choice of Secrets Resorts & Spas