Ladies and gentlemen, did you get engaged at Christmas or New Years? Congratulations. Particularly to anyone who managed to get a free fireworks show as part of the engagement. Time to start planning for the wedding and I know a great, friendly wedding photographer who is ready to create beautiful images of your wedding. Me.
Drop me a message from my contacts page or head over to Facebook (like me) and send a message from there.
I’m about to completely redo my photography price lists from scratch. Here’s your chance to tell me what you want and how much you want to pay for it. Weddings, portraits, anything – please let me know what you would expect to receive and how much you would expect to pay. Just send me a message from the contacts page or via Facebook.
And as an incentive – the most helpful responder gets a free portrait photoshoot. Also, please go like my page at http://www.facebook.com/DavidFreundPhotography
When Katie and Jamie arrived for their engagement photoshoot, I knew they’d be nervous. Katie had told me previously that they didn’t have any good photos together. Guess what? They do now.
We had a great, relaxed time taking their photos in a Lismore park. No stiff posing, no cheesy mugging for the camera. Just really good, laid back fun and laughs.
Getting your photo or portrait taken should never be a scary thing. It should be a wonderful experience. By doing an engagement photoshoot before your wedding, you get to avoid Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates and find out exactly what you’re going to get (see what I did there Jamie, that’s for you).
Just thought I’d drop in a quick note about the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). The AIPP was established in 1963 with the twin objectives of:
“Promoting the profession of photography”
“Enhancing the skill and knowledge of professional photographers”
The AIPP is a member run organisation and the closest thing to a regulator of photographers in Australia. As it stands pretty much anyone can buy a camera and call themselves a photographer. However, in order to be a member of the AIPP one must meet minimum professional standards in work quality and business structure. We also have to commit to continuing education to further our skills. There are levels to member ship starting as student and emerging members, then moving on to become a normal member. By demonstrating excellence members can further increase their standing and move up to become Associate Members, through to Masters and Grand Masters.
As the AIPP says “nearly 50 years after our inception, using an AIPP accredited photographer is still the best assurance you can get that your chosen photographer is a professional, skilled in the art of photography.
If you want to be sure you are using an AIPP accredited professional photographer…..look for the logo!”
Saturday morning was gorgeous but oh so bitterly, bitterly cold. So when I headed off to do a dawn engagement photoshoot with Julia and Phil dressed in shirt, jumper, jacket, scarf and beanie the thought crossed my mind that all those clothes were overkill. When I hopped out of the car in the 3 degree dark and Julia was also wearing a beanie, I knew I had made the right decision. It was mind numbingly cold on top of the hill over looking Byron Bay.
The sun popped up into a crystal clear cloudless sky and we got some great shots. Here’s a sneak peek.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of doing an Engagement Shoot for Rechell and Scott in Lismore. We kicked off with an early (and chilly) start and thankfully we did. Just after we finished the photography and jumped back in the cars, the heavens opened and it poured with rain.
These guys are relaxed and fun. Lots of fun. And they are going to have a great wedding.
Here’s a quick photo.
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I love doing engagement photoshoots and I keep them fun, relaxed and quick. Most people have never really spent much time in front of a camera and it can be daunting. That’s why engagement photos are a great thing to do. There’s no pressure, they can be lots of fun, they don’t have to take hours and you get to see what it’s all about. You also get to experience what your wedding photographer is like to work with and make sure you ‘click’ together (yes, atrocious pun fully intended).
The thing most people don’t realise when it comes to wedding photography, is that the bride normally has no problem. It’s the groom who is nervous and unsure of everything.
With all this in mind I got out and about the other week with Kaila and Danny for some photos. Here’s one:
Just click on my contact page to send me a message if you are interested in doing an engagement photo shoot.