fbpx

Sechrestphotos 949-291-5300

"Capturing the Moment when the Moment Captures you. "

Posts tagged ‘photographer’

Why would a bride and groom choose a destination wedding?

When Alan and I did our first destination wedding it was for family in the Berkshire’s. The Berkshire’s is a country setting in Massachusetts. We went for the weekend. We covered the rehearsal and the wedding and we managed to have a great time with the family.

Since then we have traveled to Kaui, Arizona, and Annapolis Naval Academy to name a few.

***The reasons we learned for couplies choosing a destination wedding is because their families are spread out across the country.

A 3 Day Wedding gears everyone into having a great time. The couple doesn’t feel rushed and the guests are truly engaged.

Sometimes a destination wedding can cost less than a high end venue or a golf course or country club wedding.

Our wedding was set in St Thomas on the beach. We booked a cruise invited family and friends and planned for our day in St. Thomas. The cruise left from San Juan with the first stop being St. Thomas. We reached out to the St Thomas community and found a Justice of Peace, Flowers, Limo, and one of our guests was a professional Photographer. After the beach ceremony we headed to the Ritz Carlton for lunch before getting back on the cruise ship. Not counting the cost of the cruise our wedding cost us less than $2000.00

Our guests felt our wedding was an exotic stop on their vacation.

Many All Inclusive Hotels offer wedding packages. That way your guests are likely to enjoy themselves and stay on a few days. We recommend Anna’s Adventures for inquiring about a destination wedding. https://www.facebook.com/annasadventurestravel/?timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=1417731446&pnref=lhc

 

dsc_3306.jpg

Annapolis Naval Academy

dsc_9673-edit-edit-edit_hdr_edit-edit

Superstition Mansion, Prescott AZ

Booking the photographer for a destination has two options. Booking at the location, (this can be expensive), bring one from home. Some photographers will charge extra for travel and hotel. Do your research, many photographers are eager for destination wedding business and they may not up-charge as much as you would think.

Delta Collins, 90, has been everything from a WWII nurse to a teacher, contractor, accountant, businesswoman, and even did some work for the FBI in Russia.

When Sophia hired Sechrestphotos to photography Delta’s birthday party we didn’t realize what an amazing women were were going to meet.

_DSC8314

At 90 years old, Delta has been to 102 countries and even shipped 300 gifts this year to friends she has met over the years in those countries including places like Nepal and Kenya.

Delta’s house in Carlsbad is filled with artifacts from her travels and takes her two hours to give a musuem quality tour of her home.

Delta’s gracious personality and life experience were apparent at the start of our shoot.  Over 150 people came to the “The Green Dragon Museum, where Delta’s party was held; as they approached her to say hello and capture a picture with her, we could see the genuine affection, love, and respect.DSC02189

Delta’s beauty at 90 years old was resplendent.  We provided pictures at the event for her guests to take  away with them as mementos,  _DSC8186

We have printed pictures at events before but never had I seen a clamor to make sure they had their picture taken with Delta and to also take home the proof of their friendship or association.

Thank you for reading,

Ina Sechrest

Kiss The Girl! How to capture the kiss.

_DSC7525

Sean and Jessica were in their moment!


When your clients what to capture their kiss, there are a couple of key ingredients.  The “Kiss” can’t be staged.  First talk to your couple.  Get them to relax.  Make the kiss part of their conversation.  What is important to us,  is the experience of the shoot. We spend time talking to our couple and getting a relaxed atmosphere.   A relaxed couple will receive real pictures capturing their emotion.  The photographer can walk around the couple to obtain the angle and light.


DSC_3040

Miles and Erica having their moment!


You can see in this picture, Miles and Erica are in their moment.  After proposing to Erica this picture was taken directly after his asking her.  No staging.  Alan walked around the couple.


_DSC4247/

Darryl and Melissa after raising their son to 5 years of age decided to get married!


Alan chose Black and White for this picture there were so many colors going on around us.  It was a very bright day, a very green grass, with blue skies.  The black white picture put the focus on the couple.

%d bloggers like this: