October 23, 2019

The easiest way to answer this question is when there is glowy light! What is glowy light? Glowy light is light which flatters. This type of light happens usually earlier in the morning ( just after sunrise) or during golden hour (hour to 2 hours before sunset). 

So why...

July 24, 2019

Group portrait time can be overwhelming. But having a plan and a list can help keep us all on point. And obviously not all families are the same. There will be more groupings in some cases than others. Some families have tricky family dynamics where certain family memb...

February 21, 2019

Recently I just started something new!  A FB group just for my past and future brides. You might be wondering why. If you are a past or future bride of Stephanie Ford Photography, you may have already received an invitation if we are FB friends. If not, please come jo...

January 3, 2019

How long do family formals take? Well that depends on bunch of variables. Here are some tips that can help this go smoothly and quickly:

1) Ask your family members to be nearby at the appropriate time (whether it be after the first look or after the ceremony). Have a sp...

December 13, 2018

In the past, I've been asked why I include an engagement session in my wedding packages. Some couples have explained they won't need one because a friend or family member already did some pictures for them. Here are few reasons why I believe it is important to have an...

December 7, 2018

Maybe you have never heard the phrase "unplugged ceremony." An unplugged ceremony is where guests are asked to leave their cell phones turned off and put away during the wedding. Yes, we live in a social media world. I know this. However, I believe there are several be...

November 30, 2018

In the earlier days of my business, some potential clients would ask for packages without a second shooter. This was an effort to save money. Part of me understood their point of view. But the photographer/business owner in me wanted say, you are missing out! Here are...

November 15, 2018

Maybe the word timeline has you silently freaking out. Maybe you have no idea where to start. I am here to help! Here are some tips to help you get started. If you are working with a photographer, I would recommend talking to them about how much time they would suggest...

November 8, 2018

Last week I talked about a bride and groom "first look." Whether or not you decide to do a first look with your future bride/groom, here's something else to think about. A first look with your mom and/or dad. Can be equally emotional. 

Maybe you have your mom helping yo...

November 1, 2018

Have you heard the term "first look" and wondered what that is? In today's wedding world, a "first look" is an photo opportunity for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony and do some portraits. It is a special time between the bride and groom that s...

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