Quick Wedding Day Tips (You May Not Have Considered)

As we approach wedding season, once again, we wanted to offer some quick tips from our years of experience.

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Keep things tidy. The bridal and groom prep locations, especially. Clean as you go and your photos will thank you. Cleaner rooms mean cleaner images, allowing the focus to remain on the people and emotions instead of the stuff.

 

Ocean_House_Watch_Hill_Westerly_Rhode_Island_Wedding_Photography-23Natural light. Depending on the time of day and year, there’s only so much control you can have over the natural light, but it’s something to keep in mind. The more natural light, the better!

 

Newport_Wedding_Rhode_Island_Photographer_Ocean_Cliff-31Be flexible. Planning is important, but it is equally important to embrace the unexpected. Things may not go exactly as planned, and that’s not always a bad thing. Rain, fog, wind, lost napkins, late flowers—it happens. Don’t worry! Don’t let it get you down. If you are open and flexible, these little hiccups won’t be what you remember about the day. It’s about the moments, and spending time with friends and family, not whether things went exactly as planned.

Boston_Wedding_Photography_Southie-11Do your research. This is most relevant if your day involves travel from one venue to another, but it can apply to any wedding day plans. Be sure to research what else is happening on the day—road races, festivals, events, etc. Figure out if/how these things are going to affect your parking and travel. Have alternate routes planned.

 

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Be comfortable. Will it be cold after dark? Are those shoes really comfortable? Bring things to change into, just in case. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable.

 

Brown_University_Gracies_Restaurant_Wedding_Photography-61Slow down. Your wedding day will go by so quickly. Months of planning will be concluded in the matter of a day. Take your time, and find a quiet moment to savor the day with the person you love.

 

 

 

2016 Print Sale

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This only happens once a year; get your prints for cheap! Order any prints for 50% the regular print prices – without having to wait in the ridiculous pre-dawn lines! This will be the only time throughout the year that prices will be discounted across the board like this. It’s a great opportunity to order the prints that you may have been putting off ordering! This offer is valid for all clients, past & present; even future! (You may pre-order prints even before your wedding or portrait session for use later)

For example:
8×10 prints are now $12.50 (reg. $25.00)
11×14 prints are now $15.00 (reg. $30.00)
16×20 prints are now $30.00 (reg. $60.00)
16×20 canvas gallery wraps are now $125.00 (reg $250.00)
20×30 standout prints are now $135.00 (reg $270.00)

Here are the details:
If you have your proofing site gallery link: go directly to your gallery page, add items to your shopping cart as you normally would, then enter coupon code “blackfriday16” at checkout. You’ll see your discount taken off there. For standout mounted prints and metal prints, please email brad@smithbrad.com directly. If your session or wedding has NOT been photographed yet, please email brad@smithbrad.com to place your print pre-order.

Fine print for everyone:
The 50% off Black Friday Sale prices are in effect November 25th through November 29th only. 50% off prices are valid only on 8×10″ prints and larger. Rhode Island 7% sales tax + shipping & handling apply. $60 minimum order.

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Quick Wedding Day Tips (You May Not Have Considered)

As we approach wedding season, once again, we wanted to offer some quick tips from our years of experience. Keep things tidy. The bridal and groom prep locations, especially. Clean as you go and your photos will thank you. Cleaner rooms mean cleaner images, allowing the focus to remain on the people and emotions instead […]

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