Posts Tagged 'best engagement photographer'

January 08, 2015
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Perfect Wedding Reception Venue … Choosing your reception venue is not as hard as choosing a mate—but it might seem that way!

You're Engaged! Now What? Part 5 of The Ovation Images Series

Choosing a reception venue for your wedding is BIG. Everything other choice you make will build on your choice of wedding reception location. Things to consider: 1) Proximity to your church, 2) Reception and ceremony in one? 3) indoor or outdoor? 4) the number of guests you are expecting and where they are coming from, and 5) pricing and the total service package you want. Let’s dive in!

ONE: Proximity To Your Church. It is a hard fact that  the location of your church will limit your reception venue choices. The heart of this issue is the driving time for you and your guests after your wedding ceremony. 45 minutes is a long drive at that particular moment. The drive time will take time away from other things you may want to do like traditional pictures in front of the altar, intimate pictures with just the two of you together for the first time as husband and wife, a receiving line, or even just being able to attend your own cocktail hour! Drive time also adds to your expenses—like limousine service and anyone else who is being paid hourly.

So the first reception venue decision you have to make is “How far away from my church am I willing to drive?” — unless of course, your reception venue and your “church” are one and the same! We’ll look at that option in our next article.

Please continue to follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experience choosing their wedding reception venue.

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January 07, 2015
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Wedding Shopping With A Plan.  There are good reasons to shop for some wedding day services before others! Read on…

You're Engaged! Now What? Part 4 of 30

From the first moment you sit down to plan your big day, you realize that the availability of your church and reception venue is the biggest factor in selecting your wedding date (see our blog post on date selection here: http://ovationimages.com/helpful-wedding-ideas/the-best-date-for-your-wedding/). Well, okay—once you have your church and reception venue locked up, now what? Go dress shopping, right? Wait! Give it some more thought…

Some wedding vendors can only do one wedding on the date you select. So if you love the photographer who did your best friend’s wedding pictures–that would be us–OvationImages.com– call them now! If someone else gets there first, then you have to go shopping for photographers because they can only do one wedding on any given day. This is also true for good DJs, bands and videographers. On any given day, your favorite band can only play one gig. So if your band is high on your priority list, call them the very next minute after you sign the contract with your reception venue!

What about caterer, cake, florist and so forth? Well, actually they can and usually do serve 4, 5 or more weddings on a given Saturday. So you can still get the ones you want later.  There is no need to be in a big rush to lock in those vendors.

Going back to our blog post about selecting a date, remember that from May through October, competition for the best services on a Saturday will be significant. Your timing can make all the difference between getting exactly what you want or settling for less.  From November through April and on Fridays and Sundays, there are fewer weddings, so there is less competition for quality wedding services. In fact. many vendors including Ovation Images offer discounts for non-Saturday and off-season weddings for that very reason.

Follow Ovation Images on our blog or on facebook for many more Ovation Images wedding candid photo ideas!

Want to see a complete wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 by OvationImages.com

 Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photography studio since 2001.

Where else can you see over 100 real Pittsburgh weddings except on our YouTube Channel?
Mention our BLOG when you meet with us and receive
Eight FREE 8×10 prints added on to any wedding photography package purchase!
Please also visit the Ovation Images facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Please join us on PhotoBurrito.com

 

July 10, 2014
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Engagement Save The Date by Ovation Images! What will you do with your Ovation Images engagement pictures? Check this out…

Tina and Matt used their Ovation Images engagement photos to make this marvelous save-the-date magnet!

Engagement Photo Save The Date Magnet , Pictures by OvationImages.com

Engagement Photo Save The Date Magnet , Pictures by OvationImages.com

We are often asked what other couples do with their engagement pictures.  Save-the-date cards and magnets are a wonderful option. Other uses we suggest for your engagement photos are

  • Reception Guest Sign-In Book: This is an add-on option to any Ovation Images photography package. You pick your 18 favorites from your engagement photos and we design a gorgeous, leather-spine reception guest sign in book around them!
  • John Hancock Frame: This is another option for your guests to leave warm and funny comments for you to remember the day. We print your favorite image and frame it with a wider than usual mat around the edge. Then it is displayed at the entrance to your wedding and guests are invited to write comments in the matted area.
  • Facebook and family sharing: Your Ovation Images engagement photo files come to you on disk ready for any use. Many couples use theirs for facebook profile images, online albums and general family fun!

Here are some more romantic and fun engagement pictures that Ovation Images couples shared with friends and family!
Tina and Matt Engaged!

Tina and Matt Engaged!

 

Engagement At Pittsburgh Point Park by OvationImages.com

Engagement At Pittsburgh Point Park by OvationImages.com

 

Pittsburgh South Side Engagement by OvationImages.com

Pittsburgh South Side Engagement by OvationImages.com

  Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photography studio since 2001.

Where else can you see over 100 real Pittsburgh weddings except on our YouTube Channel?
Mention our BLOG when you meet with us and receive
Eight FREE 8×10 prints added on to any wedding photography package purchase!
Please also visit the Ovation Images wedding blog! And check out our high school seniors blog!

Photographer? Come join us on PhotoBurrito.com