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TIP 33 - PHOTOSHOOT EXPERIENCE

TIP 33 - PHOTOSHOOT EXPERIENCE

Have you thought about having a PSD Photography Photoshoot Experience?

I will set up studio lights against a nice background, bring loads of fancy dress gear and hey presto evening entertainment sorted!

I run it from the end of the meal to just before the first dance, and get an assistant to shoot it, leaving me free to cover the candid shots, and any other shots of the couple, perhaps heading outside for some sunset shots, if we are lucky!

We print out a selection of photos for everyone to have a good laugh round the tables, and you get every shot on your USB Stick too.

It’s not on for as long as a traditional photobooth, but my assistant and I make sure we get everyone involved and it’s a lot cheaper too! What’s not to love?

TIP 32 - CUTTING THE CAKE

TIP 32 - CUTTING THE CAKE

The most common time to cut the cake is just before the first dance, allowing evening guests a touch of ceremony, and a great photo opportunity. It also gathers a crowd so is perfect for the first dance shots with everyone crowding round the dancefloor.

If you are having the cake for dessert, then it will need to be cut before dinner, so that the caterers have time
to cut it before serving.
With both of you holding the knife, It’s usually best to cut into the bottom layer, often advised simply to avoid any risk of the cake toppling. I’d love to see more couples cut a small slice (which can then be halved with the knife) and feeding each other, as this symbolises a commitment to provide for each other and is not often done nowadays.
Most importantly, if you are using a sword – remember to remove it from the sheath first! Yes, I have seen that!
I kindly pointed it out after the cake did not seem to be giving way!

Testimonial

Testimonial

I was over the mooon to receive this testimonial from Kayleigh and Mark today:

“The first thing that strikes you about Phil is that he is a consummate professional at the top of his game. I first met Phil at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange wedding fayre. My fiancé was very impressed by the quality of the photos in his brochure, and I thought the price was very reasonable too. We had no doubts about booking Phil for our wedding. A fantastic wedding photographer isn’t just an artist, although that is of course very important. He is knowledgeable, well organised and enjoys working with people. Throughout the planning phase, Phil was always there to guide us through the process. What surprised us most was that he is not only a great photographer, but also a reliable adviser. Having photographed so many weddings, Phil was full of useful advice about what to plan and what to look out for. He even taught me a trick to stop my new shoes sliding on highly polished floors (I was worried about slipping during the first dance).

We had a few concerns about the darkness of our chosen venue at the Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh, but Phil put all our worries out of our minds and really put in the effort to plan contingencies – he installed some extra flash bulbs at strategic points and did several venue visits to ensure he could get the best shots at exactly the right moments. We had a pint with Phil on a couple of occasions, and although he is extremely busy (a victim of his own success), he took time to get to know us. He is very easy going and very likeable. In fact, a lot of my family and friends mentioned that they thought he was the nicest guy as he didn’t get upset when guests wanted to take their own pictures of us, even when they used flash. Phil’s ethos is to work hard and be organised, and to ensure that everyone is having a good time. On the wedding day itself, Phil went about his thing in such a way that we were completely relaxed and just concentrated on enjoying ourselves. We had no need to worry at all because Phil was always there in the background, never missing a moment that was photo-worthy, capturing some really special parts of our day, including some amazing pictures of our family and friends that we will treasure forever.

Phil has a studio in Edinburgh where he invited us to see the photos for the first time. Despite his busy schedule, he was really accommodating as we had to travel from Fife to come down and I was very late – he didn’t seem to mind at all even though it meant he wouldn’t finish work until very late that night. He took his time, getting us coffee and biscuits, ensuring we were ready. Then he played the slideshow which was set to music perfectly, in tune with our vision for the day. It was a really magical moment, reliving the whole day again with such stunning pictures of us both, our family and friends, and the beautiful venue. He then let us watch it through again on his high definition screen. He genuinely cares about giving couples the best photography experience possible. We can’t recommend PSD Photography highly enough.”

Kayleigh & Mark's Wedding

Kayleigh & Mark's Wedding

This was my first ever wedding at the Ghillie-Dhu and what a lovely place it is.
The main room has grandeur, they have an outside option for photos and people can move effortlessly down to the bar while the room is changing over.
This photo is one of my favourites from Kayleigh & Mark’s first dance, but I’ve got many more favourites, I’ve chosen some of them to display on my Facebook page on the link below.

The Ghillie-Dhu is right in the heart of central Edinburgh, so easy for everyone to get to by public transport, which can be a big factor when thinking about your guests.

https://www.facebook.com/PSDPhotographyWeddings

Frankie & John's Wedding

Frankie & John's Wedding

This was a lovely wedding at St Margaret’s chapel at Dalmahoy and then on to Dalmahoy Hotel itself. We had great fun riding on the golf buggy and you can see I captured a blizzard of confetti in the shot here.

To see more of these photos, please follow the link to my Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/PSDPhotographyWeddings

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