Lets face it when you photograph Weddings for a living you see what is hot and new for couples to do at their weddings. Here are a few trends I have noticed…Photo booths are very trendy right now at weddings. They can be a lot of fun for the guests, but be aware they will take a lot of people off the dance floor. I am not sure how long this trend will last. They are becoming more and more common at Weddings and not such a novelty anymore. Plus, what does one do with all those goofy strips of pictures?
The second trend I see is fancy up lighting. Up lighting all around the room at the reception is very in right now. It can really set off a room and make it more elegant. Just be aware that blue and purple lighting can cast some unflattering colors on skin. If the color stays on the walls you are OK, but if it spills out into the room it can make you look like a smurf. The most flattering up lighting color I have seen is an amber or gold color. It creates a warm hue and is very nice for most skin tones.
The last trend I will mention in this post (I will mention three more next time) is a resurgence of a live band at weddings. Don’t get me wrong I love a good DJ and I have had the pleasure of working with the best over the years. Not to mention how much more economical a DJ can be compared to a band. However, last year almost half of the weddings I photographed or did video at had wonderful bands. These were large 5, 6 ,7 piece bands. We are blessed with such musical talent in Michigan and it is nice to see bands getting work again. I even had a DJ at a wedding we just photographed in May play the piano and violin at the church. Then he played electric violin along with the music at the reception! He was soooooo good. His name is Rodney Lamar Page . You should check him out. He is out of the Lansing area and very talented.
I promised in my last blog post to put up some more photos from Weddings we photographed last fall. Autumn has become one of the most popular times of year to get married in, and you add the special date 11/11/11 to the mix last year and it was crazy. I had a very hard time narrowing my picks down to just a few photos but I have posted them here. Plus, I also have more Wedding Photographs posted on my Facebook page. I do still have a few openings for Wedding Photography coverage and Video for this Fall, and am booking dates for 2013. If you are looking for a Wedding Photographer or Wedding Videographer (maybe both), please give me a call 810-229-4971 or email me through this website. I would love to talk to you!
Congratulations go out to all the 2012 High School Senior Graduates. The ceremonies are over and the Graduation parties are in full swing. I am now booking High School Senior sessions for 2013 seniors, so don’t hesitate to call and book your session early. I only photograph two seniors a day so booking early will assure you will get the date and time you are looking for. I have tons of 2012 senior pictures posted on Facebook so if you have time please take a look .
Next time more wedding trends and some of my favorite High School Senior pictures.
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Anderson Studios Photography & Video