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Alexander and Kenya Wedding Photography by Shutter Avenue Photography

Its very interesting how things work, because at the beginning of this year I was contact by Kenya to photograph her upcoming wedding. Here’s a little bit of a background of why I said what I just said. I know Kenya from a long time ago, about 3 years ago I have photographed Kenya for her profile pictures at UC Davis Campus, and honestly I haven’t heard from here ever since. But when she has contacted me regarding her wedding I was surprised not because she is getting married but that she contacted me after all these years.

That’s just a little bit of a background of how I know Kenya, but I wanted to talk about Alexander and Kenya wedding. I loved their wedding. It was simple and very different from everyday wedding. Yes it had similar patterns of a typical wedding but it also had lots of surprises and easy going. I don’t know if I could put my finger on what what my favorite part of the wedding was because there was mamba dances, fire dances, and Alexander and Kenya was great couple to photograph. So here are few images from the wedding, enjoy;

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Thank you to Kenya for contacting me to photograph your wedding, it was an honor for me to be part of your wedding.

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Event Location: St. Bede’s Episcopal Church

Event Coordinator: Events by Claudia

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Enjoy this post by Sacramento wedding photographer provided by Shutter Avenue Photography, offering Sacramento wedding photography in the Denver metro area.

Shutter Avenue Photography is not your regular Sacramento wedding and portrait photographer. Every portrait session and wedding that Shutter Avenue Photography photographs is treated with care and creativity not found with any other Sacramento wedding photography studio. Shutter Avenue Photography captures your wedding day and your engagement session in a unique photography style in the Sacramento and Bay Area.

New and Improved Logo Design by TwoTone Creative

So I wanted to talk about something new. Yet for some of you, you have noticed it already but I still want to make an announcement about it. What am I talking about? Its the new logo design for my business.

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Some time just before end of last year I got to talk to a wonderful person who designs logos and not only logos but she and her partner does very good job at web designs, cards and much more. Who am I talking about? Well its Jenny Cross from TwoTone Creative. Jenny did a great job because I was looking for a very versatile log design since I am now not only going to be photographing weddings, portraits, but also architecture and real estate. This did make me wonder how would this be possible because one field is completely opposite from another. Yet this did not stop Jenny from creating something this good and with a clear message in the logo + text.

So check out their website here and also like their page on Facebook.

Jenny thank you for your hard work and creating something this great with me being so difficult at times =) I appreciate from the bottom of my heart of what you have done and looking forward working with you and your company in the near future.

New Website : www.shutteravenuephotography.com

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Shutter Avenue Photography offers Denver wedding photography and Denver portrait photography coverage in the Denver metro area, including but not limited to Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area and all surrounding areas. Call for more information.

Not looking for a Denver wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your portrait photography and all your family photography needs in the Denver and Sacramento area.

Shutter Avenue Photography now also offers Architectural & Real Estate Photography for Denver and all of United State Of America.

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Introducing Brand New Website for Shutter Avenue Photography

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Its been a long time since I have written any blog posts, but also its been very, very, very busy end of the year for me. Lots has happened and lots is about to happen but its all for the best of this company. I am taking new risks and new routes in photography and yet I am enjoying every minute of it.

But this post is to introduce the new website or should I say a new landing website. I am still going to do wedding photography and portrait photography here in Denver or for new client in California. But the new route is architectural and real estate photography.

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So check it out with the link below or just type in Shutter Avenue Photography in your search engine. Which will also have my new logo on it as well.

I do want to mention someone’s name who helped me to create my new landing page and something else (that will be in the next blog post), it is Jenny Cross from TwoTone Creative. Thank you Jenny, you have been a great help to me by explaining how not only CSS works but with other things as well. So check out her website and also their Facebook page here.

New Website : www.shutteravenuephotography.com

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Shutter Avenue Photography offers Denver wedding photography and Denver portrait photography coverage in the Denver metro area, including but not limited to Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area and all surrounding areas. Call for more information.

Not looking for a Denver wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your portrait photography and all your family photography needs in the Denver and Sacramento area.

Shutter Avenue Photography now also offers Architectural & Real Estate Photography for Denver and all of United State Of America.

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7 Questions Every Couple Should Ask | By Denver & Sacramento Wedding Photographer

So for this blog post, instead of showing you photos from previous weddings or portrait sessions I have decided to write to all couples who are looking for a wedding photographer. Most of the time when a couple meets with the photographer, he or she will be asking most of the questions to the couple but rarely does a couple ask questions that are so important to figure out if the photographer will be the right fit for them. So here are some of the questions that every couple should atleast ask the photographer to get to know him or her before making the final decision.

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1 – I would like to know as much as possible about you. What do you like and dislike?

This is obvious and quite simple to understand. You’re likely to get the photos you desire if you really know your photographer. Ask questions and then really listen to the answers from the photographer. Let the photographer talk and pay attention. If the conversation is all about you (the client) then its good but if you don’t know your photographer then you will not know the characteristics of the photographer and he or she might not be the right fit for your wedding. “What do you prefer: outside wedding or inside, how do you feel if the wedding goes off the timeline, what are your favorite moments of the wedding to capture?”

2 – Why are you shooting in the style of photography that you do?

At times most blogs say that you should follow your heart and find the photographer in the style you like. But sometimes the style of the photographer changes due to trends or because the photographer is trying something new. As for me I like to experiment and blend photography styles in the wedding day. For example, nature light and studio lights. But every client should know why and when it should be used not just to keep up the conversations but also to get inside of why. Maybe the photographer is trying to branch out to lets say film photography and the photos do look different but maybe he or she is just trying to fit it and please the crowd or be different. Sometime the photographers just do what they think is right and that does take time during the wedding so know why the photographer is doing it and maybe you will be willing to give that extra hour for something different. Yet ask for examples when you meet with the photographer.

3 – How do you feel about wedding planners? (And this question is a must if you have a wedding planner.)

This is big, at least for me. There are photographers that work great with wedding planners and some they just don’t like wedding planners. There are plenty of reasons why but for most part even though wedding planners are there to help in organizing a wedding they do think as only as wedding planner not photographer. In the past for me I worked with great wedding planner and not so great. Sometimes the couple would come to me and say that the wedding planner informed them to have certain kinds of photos or style, I will not go into what or why but wedding planners are not photographers. The wedding planners do think they know it all but in reality. But for the sake of this blog I will mention that one time a couple after engagement session contacted me and said that their wedding planner (many years of experience) told them that all photographers give out digital images to the couple for their “Save The Date” card for free. I had a long conversation with the couple and tried to explain the situation that I have also done this for some time and never heard of this. Another example of how one wedding planner was just trying to sell to the couple that they have to do the first look even though they wanted to go more traditional way. In the end when I meet them they were telling me that they need to do first look but after talking with the couple I did notice that they still didn’t want to do the first look even if the wedding planner said that this is the best thing for their timeline. But not all wedding planners are like that some that I have worked with give lots of freedom to couples but still guide them in the right direction working with every vendor from the wedding trying to make sure everything runs as much smoothly as possible. So talk to your photographer and see how they feel about wedding planners and why.

4 – We are still looking for a photographer and why should we hire you?

Be honest with your photographer, I will only speak for myself on this but you will not hurt my feelings if you tell me you are meeting with other photographers. Now some photographers will or can take offense to this but in reality this is why good photographers filter out from bad photographer. If you notice that the photographer you are meeting with is starting to get nervous, or offensive you should not hire that photographer. There could be many reasons why they could get nervous, because of jealousy, pride or they will try to give you a super discount if you hire them on the spot even though it will hurt their budget over time. So talk about why you have considered the photographer you are meeting with and why you are considering to meet with other photographers (even if its the cost you are thinking about).

5 – Do you work with the plan (timeline) that we create or do you make your own timeline for us?

Some photographer are and I want to say free spirited and will work with anything you give them (and still produce great images). Yet some photographers that prefer to create a detailed plan of the wedding to know what to expect. Both cases are good and some photographer prefer one way and some the other way. Know your photographer and ask what they like. This also can give you a heads up if the photographer can capture a special moment with knowing what is going to happen or just by random trying to capture everything not to miss anything.

6 – Why do you like to photograph weddings?

Many clients think that if the photographer is photographing weddings they love what they do. Yes it is true because if they didn’t they would not photograph weddings. But what most clients don’t know is why. See if the photographer matches your expectations and has passion for weddings not just because they get paid. This is kind of going back to the first question of likes and dislikes.

7 – Have you photographed a wedding at my location?

This can be a question that can help you know what to expect. I do understand that there is a trend now a days to do backyard weddings and the photographer will never be able to photograph a wedding at your backyard in the past but do ask if they have done this before and ask for examples. I have been asked with this question before and my answer is yes if I have shot at the location and if not I will check it out (and first I show them simural weddings) or if its at someones backyard, I do ask if I am able to stop by to see what to expect. This not only gives assurance to my clients but also gives me an idea if we need to plan where the ceremony should be for the best photos and so on.

I hope this would help every couple out there to get to know their photographer but I do want to say that if you are meeting with the photographer ask questions to get to know him or her. Think about it you will be working with the photographer all day during your wedding and knowing that the photographer has the right attitude, knows what he or she is doing, and can connect with you and your guests is very important. Yes I know that photos speak for themselves but you will have to make sure that not only does photos look good in photographers portfolio but also the person whom you are hiring has the right vision, personality, and attitude towards you and your wedding.

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Victor and Nastya Engagement Photos | Sacramento Wedding Photographer

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In the beginning of June I had an opportunity to photograph very cute couple in Sausalito in Bay Area. Even though we were going for the San Francisco backdrop but sometimes the weather does not play nice and there was huge fog that rolled in. So there was no San Francisco view but with the Bay Area fog its very unpredictable, yet it didn’t stop us from having fun and creating beautiful images that capture the love and connection between Victor and Nastya.

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I have meet Nastya from some time ago but didn’t expect that she was engaged to Victor whom I knew long time a go. We have reconnected at a wedding in Bay Area and had small but good chat and thats when they proposed I would photograph their engagement session. After few emails back and forth we have settle on the location of Sausalito which is a great small town not far from San Francisco. Sausalito is great place for engagement photos, not only because its very tourist location but because there are lots of great places to be photographed. Victor and Nastya decided to have more of an evening photos because they have seen other photos that I have from engagement session at dusk/night photography.

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We had a great time, of walking around, catching up on how things are now (since last time I have seen Victor was more than 9 year ago) in Sausalito and photographing them. They are a great couple and I love the love and passion they have for each other. That is the most important thing in engagement session because if the couple is just there just because it becomes a regular portrait session but this time the love was in the air. Victor and Nastya love each other very deeply and had fun being photographed and not being shy of showing it in the photos.

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I think this is my most favorite images because it just shows how much they love each other.

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Victor and Nastya I just want to thank you for hiring me as your engagement photographer and hope your love will only grow even stronger throughout the years.

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Looking for Sacramento Wedding Photographer? Want to see more photos? Visit my homepage for more Sacramento Wedding Photography images and contacts via email info@shutteravenue.com or through my homepage to get more info.

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