Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wedding Obstacles

As a wedding photographer we are faced with so many uncontrollable obstacles with each wedding. Weather, light, personalities and even time. Having to work past these things and making them work for our art is half the fun. However there are obstacles that are becoming more and more prevalent that can make a photographers job nearly impossible and takes a great deal of the fun out of the equation. Now that everyone is equipped with some sort of smartphone or high end camera they feel it is acceptable or even helpful to snap shots through out the day. Many even consider themselves "professionals". However I say it is the opposite of helpful. It has ruined countless moments for me, and that's what my photographs are, moments in time that can't be recreated. If you were a truly a professional you would have worked a wedding and experienced how exasperating this is. We have been paid to do a job and we should be given the freedom to do it correctly. I have never seen a guest go push the DJ out of the way, or the caterer, however they feel like it is completely acceptable to push the photographer out of the way. Well it is not ok and completely inappropriate. I have had several brides who have informed their guests that they would appreciate them not using any cameras at the wedding, given that they have hired a professional to capture their day. This announcement always makes my heart sigh with relief. It's my job to make your day better, not reprimand your guests. It has become such an issue that I have even entered a clause in my contract that states, "Brandy Angel Photography maintains the right to prevent the guests and videographers from taking pictures of BAP set up/posed groupings: doing so may delay the process and effects or ruin the outcome of your photographs. Failure of others to stop shooting if asked will release Brandy Angel Photography from any further obligations under this contract and the $_____ be not be refunded." I always try to discuss this with my brides before the wedding and decide upon a solution. I would never want to implement that clause, however I have heard many horror stories that made me decide to protect myself.  As innocent as your guests intentions are, it is a serious problem for photographers and easily handled with a little discussion and planning before hand. In the end it is all about having a wonderful day and capturing all of those amazing memories so you can look back and remember your day perfectly, not the back of of Aunt Barbara's head and smartphone. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

In need of a favor!

Hello my wonderful family, friends and clients!
It is time for me to ask for a little favor! I am up for best photographer again this year and would LOVE to actually win this time! Please Please Please follow the link below and give me your vote! I would be so so grateful! It only takes a moment, you don't even have to fill out the rest of the votes. Just click next until you get to done and click done. HOWEVER if you could vote for Erin Tewksbury for best local celebrity that would be amazing to. THANK YOU SO MUCH in advance! Even if I don't win I know how incredibly blessed I am to have known and worked with so many of you, all while doing something I love.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Colton was definitely worth the wait!

This little man stole my heart, peed on me twice and lost his umbilical cord in the middle of the session. ; ) He's going to be a handful!! ; )

Sunday, August 18, 2013


For all my clients needing prints!! HUGE PRINT SALE on my website!!!  50% off select prints until August 21st!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Calling all Seniors!

Calling all seniors! Book your senior sessions now and get a FREE look! That means $250 for THREE looks and $50 for each additional look! You get a DVD with all of your images edited and retouched with the rights to print and an online album to share! Call and book now! 919-274-1771

Sunday, August 11, 2013

There is something definitely in the milk down South!

This beautiful girl is only 14 and already a complete knock out!

Her Mamma better lock the doors!

Friday, August 9, 2013

My Inspiration

These precious babies were my inspiration to pick my camera back up and master it like I had always dreamed of so I could capture them and their lives. To hold on to these memories forever, because they are so fast and fleeting. Now look at them, growing up right before my lens. My life, my love, my inspiration. I couldn't be prouder of them.