The End Results: Giving Life to Your Wedding Photos

There are many things to consider when choosing your wedding photographer.  You want to be sure they’re skilled, professional, and experienced. You also want to be sure their style matches yours and that you connect. No one will spend more time with you before, during, and after your wedding day, than you photographer (with the exception of your fiancé).  But what about the end result?

Your photographer (provided you found the right one) is going to beautifully capture every moment and detail of the biggest day of your life, now what?  What will happen to those images?  Will they exist only on the photographer’s hard drive?  End up lost in a drawer on a CD or USB drive?  You’ve invested (yes, it’s an investment) a lot of money in your wedding photographer.  You’re paying for their time, skill, equipment, etc., so it’s important to give life to your photos through albums and other products.

There is a growing trend of photographers only providing their clients with a CD or USB drive, or even just an online gallery. Sometimes the images are straight from the camera without any culling or editing.  This is not a full service and those beautiful photos for which you spent money to be created, have no purpose. That’s not to say CDs and USB drives are bad, but they’re not the end-all-be-all. And when digital images/negatives are provided there should be more than a CD with something scribbled in sharpie.

You may think that you’ll purchase the USB drive and print your own images or create your own album, but will you really?  Do you have the time?  Do you have access to a photo lab that can print professional quality images and books?  Do you have the legal right to print those images?  These are things to consider.  We all like to do things for ourselves, but is DIY always the best option?

When choosing your photographer take a look at the products they offer.  Do they offer albums?  Are they included in their initial package or is it a separate purchase?  Are they press-printed, or do they use photographic prints (big difference in quality)?  How many photos can go in to the album?  Can you add more? Who designs the album?  An album can be a big investment (there’s that word again), but it is one of the best ways to give your photos life and for you to relive and share your wedding day.



Be sure to find out what other products your photographer may offer. There are many great options, in addition to prints, for displaying your wedding art in your home.  Give life to your photos.

BHL Vendor Hot Pick: Fiona + Bobby Photography

On this pretty as a pink Wedding Wednesday,  I’m going to start by telling you one thing: I love Fiona + Bobby Photography.  And when I say I love them, I mean that I have been following their work for years and consider myself all kinds of crazy for their artistry.  In other words, they are seriously amazing, and that is why they have been added to our “Vendor Hot Picks”. From all the way from the other side of the world, the Land Down Under, (Sydney, Australia to be exact), a couple of gorgeous gems are found.  Gems which shine so bright, and beautiful, I want to be surrounded by them constantly. These precious gems? Let me introduce you to a pair of love birds who are not only crazy in love with each other, but they have a shared love for photography. This adorable duo has some serious photography skills which compliments their serious love for each other. A lovely and sweet couple + gorgeous photography equals a perfect soirée. I can go on and on about this fabulous photography couple, but I think its best to see some of their stunning and jaw-dropping images. You will see why I am so excited and head over heels in love with Fiona + Bobby Photography.  Oh, and you may want to get comfy, because like me, you may be viewing these photographs over and over. Yep, they are THAT amazing! Enjoy!

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About Fiona + Bobby Photographybridal-hot-list-vendor-hot-pick-150

You could say that Fiona + Bobby started back when we initially met on 23 March 2011.  We met through a love of photography, which has progressed and grown since then.  Starting up a business together after we got married seemed the only natural thing!  Bobby already had his own wedding photography business back in LA and back then I had kept photography only as a hobby, despite the call from many friends and family to embark on a more professional journey.

The way Bobby and I came together was exciting and wonderful.  We took risks and jumped on the back of a leap of faith to where we are today.  From going through this experience together, we have established that love is the driving force in all of our lives and if we allow this emotion to permeate through our skin and into the air around us, the lives we lead can be incredibly potent and powerful.  As a result, photographing in the presence of love is a beautiful and humbling experience.  We love what we do and we adore seeing couples reveal their inner most guarded connections between one another.
We would even go as far as saying that there is a part of us which falls in love with our couples every single time we shoot a wedding.  We have questioned why we feel this way and the only explanation we can come up with is that we feel like they have allowed and trusted us into their circle of love and we too embrace ourselves within that emotion, which somehow never goes away.

We approach our weddings from a purely documentary point of view.  The wedding is not about us as photographers, but about you as a couple coming together and celebrating your love.  Bobby and I view the world as it unravels around us slightly differently to one another through our lens, which is what makes the way we shoot so unique.  When we roll our images together into one, we wholeheartedly believe that the couple receives a true vision of how their day was, no stone unturned.

At the end of the day, we believe it is more than he and she meeting, it’s the magic that happens in those silences that make mountains out of your love.  We want to capture moments like these and create pockets of whimsy in your hearts which will be preserved forever.”