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Hard-Working Wedding Photographers

Hollye Schumacher Photography

Consider the condition of your typical wedding photographer. You're first and foremost a guest at your clients' wedding. You need to blend into the background, yet be a traffic cop and tell the bride and groom and other guests what to do and where to be whenever appropriate. And you must be quick about what you do. When vows are exchanged, there are no "do overs" - you can't afford to have lost opportunities. You have to capture all the key moments, the subtle facial expressions, the tender exchanges, and the honest emotions. After the event, you need to be a great editor, weed out the questionable photographs, focus on the keepers, add enhancements in your digital darkroom, and sell your clients on individual images and packages.

Hollye Schumacher of Phoenix, AZ, has a stunning portfolio of portraits, "modern dog" portraits, baby and children, and weddings - and we were drawn to the following video, capturing her in action at a festive wedding.



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Reader Comments (3)

It is an very educational post. I realy love to navigate on your blog, you have a lot of usefull informations. thanks
October 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwedding photographer nyc
Very interesting and well done video! Inspiring! Love it!!
November 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Martin
I really appreciate the post. Thank you for understanding how tough and demanding this job is. You were spot on with your description of how to capture the subtleties of a wedding. There are so many moving parts that it takes years to understand the flow of events and at the same time, work under pressure and learn to anticipate the major moments, stay energized, and make creative images.

But when you receive the thank you letter from the bride telling you how the images brought tears to their eyes, it makes all the effort worthwhile. There are few professions that, when done well, positively influence people so dramatically.

Kudos to you for a great blog and a worthwhile discussion!!

January 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhollye
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