I love using Evernote to keep track of contracts, ideas, etc. But with more recent versions of Evernote, it’s an amazing tool to keep information up to date with my wedding clients. I just create a new notebook for the bride and share it with her. I can add in poses she may want to try for an engagement shoot, styles of photos she may want to see, etc. I sometimes ask her to post the wedding dress colors to get an idea of what her color scheme is going to be like, also contact info for the best man, maid of honor, etc. Now with the chat feature it may be the greatest tool ever!
Had the pleasure of photographing a very adorable 1 year old last month. It had a great banana theme and took place in a huge backyard. First birthday parties are very fun to shoot because family and friends are always wanting to pose with the 1st birthday boy or girl. In this case it was a handsome boy. When I shoot a first birthday, I get their early and photograph the details — capturing the details is very important — it helps sets the mood for the photos and the telling of the first birthday story! Also with a first birthday, getting their early will allows me to meet the “stakeholders” (usually parents, but also grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc) and getting a great feel from them what is important.
First birthday parties are amazingly fun and are a ton of work and organization, so enjoy the time and let a photographer take amazing photos for you!
Take a look at this cute video I made of the party and scroll down to see a photo (yes, actual adorable photo from the party) :
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Met a wonderful couple yesterday night to see the room they are going to have their engagement party. So glad I finally meet them both and we met up with Snoopy in the lobby and got some great photos.
The professional lab that I use to make prints, albums, etc. recently came out with a “Premium Lustre Paper” as an option for the paper to print for albums. I ordered a sample album with this paper to get a firsthand look before offering it to clients. They have a great turnaround time so probably in a week or so I’ll let you know how it came out!