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Good Questions to ask the Bride and Groom b4 the BiG day!

sara eisenhauer , Aug 08, 2005; 02:21 p.m.

Hello! I'll be doing my 2nd wedding on my own in 2 weeks. A pretty big wedding party, 21 total in the party!!! So, I'm a little nervous. But excited too at the same time!

I was wondering if you had a list of question you usually ask your bride and groom before their wedding? To make sure you cover everything they are looking for?

Also, the reception is in a fire house with has no window light. The 1st wedding I did was there, and i must say the light was low. Pretty must just a moon light. Any advice how to make the photograph not look like I?m using a flash. I notice that the ppl on the dance floor would look good but then the back ground was totally dark. Should i just Drag the shutter longer?

Thanks for your time! Sara



Conrad Erb - Philadelphia, PA , Aug 08, 2005; 02:27 p.m.

try this, sara. http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00CPZY

by the way - did you take that image you posted? I think that it is much stronger than most of what you have on your website.


sara eisenhauer , Aug 08, 2005; 02:41 p.m.

Ok I'm going to check that site out!

Thanks! Yes I did take that photograph, I have been assiting with a photographer but he doesn't want me to put the images on my web site yet.

1st Engagement Portrait session

Kevin Cook , Aug 08, 2005; 03:51 p.m.

Your homepage appears to have gone?

Kevin Cook , Aug 08, 2005; 03:56 p.m.

Your homepage appears to have gone? No sorry found it again.

I'm surprised you are not using the stronger images on your site as the focus, definition and balance is so much better than the ones currently shown.

sara eisenhauer , Aug 08, 2005; 04:09 p.m.

Kevin, Sorry i was a little confused by what you mean by that?

while assisting with a wedding photographer

lacey g , Aug 08, 2005; 05:37 p.m.

wow sara-- these shots are sooo nice. I don't understand why you can't use these in your portfolio. I think legally you can! But maybe not on printed adverts. He's holding you back, man!

sara eisenhauer , Aug 08, 2005; 06:14 p.m.

Thanks so much Lacey! I think he just wants me to wait till he gives the bride and groom their proofs. The engagement photo is my own cliet though, so i guess i should put some of those photos on my page! I checked out your webpage, I really like how its set up and designed. Did you make it yourself??

Also very nice photography!! I love the close up portraits of the children!


Dan Schwartz , Aug 08, 2005; 08:18 p.m.


I just checked out all of your web pages, and your photography is quite nice.

Then, I read your About me page at http://slephoto.tripod.com/id10.html and there is one tip I'd like to pass on: DON'T TELL THEM YOU ARE JUST 20!! When potential customers find out how young you are, they'll try to cut your fees since they'll think "she's just starting out."

One of the BIG mistakes young entrepreneurs make is to undervalue their services... This is why many businesses like to hire 16 year old high school programmers, who'll work for peanuts!

Good luck in your career!

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