To Celebrate our very first email newsletter, JettyBlue has a bunch of specials for the month of March:
Novotel Expo Special:
By taking the time to register your details with us, you are eligible for a FREE Matchbook Album with either a Traditional or Premier style presentation album if you book ANY package by 31st of July 2011. The matchbooks are a minature replica of your album and come in a 6x6inch for the Traditional Albums, or a 6x8inch for the Premier Albums. The matchbooks come with a complimentary front and rear photo cover. This offer is limited to one matchbook per bride.
We have structured our pricelist so that it is easy for you to “build your own” dream photography package to suit your wedding day and your budget. Our packages start at $895 or $1890 with a fully custom designed Digital Storybook Album.As your photographer choice is a very personal one, I would like to extend an invitation for you to visit the studio, so you can see how JettyBlue can capture wedding moments to create something that is truly unique and special. Please don’t hesitate to call me on 9575 7542 to arrange a suitable time to come in to the studio for a personal consultation.
JettyBlue Cover Feature!
JettyBlue has recently featured on the front cover of the launch edition of the StGeorge & Shire Weddings Magazine. We also featured in a 6 page “real wedding” feature article about Max & Jessica’s fabulous Cronulla wedding. For your copy, either email me firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.theshireweddings.com.au/
Mother’s Day Special
Get in early with your Mother’s Day portraits and you’ll receive a complimentary 8x12inch print. Just book your portrait sitting before 31.3.11. Email me on email@example.com or call me on 0414 412 069 to place a booking!
March Photography Pro Tip
This month, I’ll be answering that age old question – why should I hire a professional???
Your wedding photographs are in some way the only vivid record you’ll have to keep. Entrusting someone inexperienced to capture your big day is an enormous risk. Of course the interpretation of your day will vary depending on who you decide to take those pictures.
Consider your choices of photographers at the moment:
(1) Uncle Fred.- Who has gone out and spent $3000 on a camera kit and therefore must know what he’s doing.
(2) The plumber, who on weekends photographs weddings as a second job.
(3) And the Professional Photographer.
One would say that they all take Pictures. Yes, that’s right, but if your expectations are high and you want something original, you need to choose very carefully, with open eyes, rather than facing disappointment after. Remember, a professional photographer has made his/her life’s dedication to photography, just as a Doctor or a specialist would commit. You have ONE chance only to capture your day. The cheapest photographer does not mean you have the right person for the job!
The most important point to remember is that Wedding and Portrait photography is an artform in itself. It takes not only good equipment, it takes technical mastery, knowledge of shooting in natural light, speed, stealth (especially important during the ceremony), familiarity with the area you want photos taken, creativity and most importantly – a “people” personality! There is a lot to be said for an EXPERIENCED wedding photographer, and by that I mean 10 years or more shooting weddings exclusively, not 10 weddings in between shooting Corn Flakes boxes. Not all people can be photographers and not all professional photographers can shoot weddings.
Just as a brush and canvas is to an artist, so is a camera to a photographer. A GOOD photographer paints with light and can make images come alive. He/she has the job to make the bride and groom look their very best and see their day like no other person there.
A GOOD photographer will use different types of cameras and lenses and will photograph with no flash for 70% of the time. Digital photography has also come a long way but make sure your photographer is competant in shooting in digital as well as processing, retouching and archiving your digital files. I personally believe that it is not possbile to be proficient to a professional level in all aspects of digital photography post-production (file imaging, processing, re-touching) without formal qualifications. If you photographer is not up to speed with the latest digital post-production techniques and processes, then check to see if they have someone on their staff that is. Great photos on the day are just the start. You want your images to look amazing, not overdone.
Good photographers’ works are stamped with their own style, so chose the photographer and style that best suits you.