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6 Ways to Always Look Fantastic in Photos

Photography tips and tricks to help you look your best.

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From school yearbooks to friends’ weddings, we’ve all been in front of camera at some point or another and if you’ve recently looked at a photo with disdain then this post’s for you. If you know that you’re going to have a lens pointed in your direction in the near future, below are six simple ways to get better results.

  1. Get to Know Your Face. This applies to professional photoshoots as well as every day photos. Take time getting to know your face, how to smile naturally and which side or angle of your face you like better.2015.07.17_POR_Brown_DNG-July 16, 2015-38
  2. Easy on the makeup. While an evening out is a different story when it comes to makeup, if you’re having headshots, family or maternity photos taken, go easy on the makeup. You want some basic coverage but don’t overdo it. You should also only stick to accentuating one part of your face so choose either your eyes or lips but not both.10507_2016-06-17_wed_karnik_club
  3. Facing the camera. Your photographer will help you when it comes to posing for photos but in general you shouldn’t be facing the camera head on. Positioning your body at an angle always makes for better photos.18685_2015-09-02_bou_sanderson
  4. Controlling your chin. Photos where your neck is elongated and your chin is pushed slightly forward will lift your face and give it a more angular look. You might want to practice this beforehand in order to get used to it.15810_2016-07-27_sen_sandgren
  5. Pick your outfit carefully. Put some thought into what you’ll wear to your shoot. Pair bold designs and patterns with solid colors to avoid too much distraction. You should also pay attention to the fit and shape of your outfit. Make sure it compliments you and that you feel comfortable.18425_2015-08-25_por_hughes
  6. Use lighting to your advantage. This is something that your professional photographer will be an expert at but the right lighting can mean the difference between that wow factor and disappointment. Avoid standing directly under a light as this will create weird shadows on your face. This is something we will help you out with because we are experts so take our advice when we suggest a specific time for photos. If shooting outdoors, the best light will be 15-20 minues before & after sunset. Unless it’s an overcast day, we will always try to get you in full shade so that the lighting isn’t dappled or causing weird shadows on your face.17701_2016-08-28_wed_rexroat

As much as the above tips will help you during your professional photoshoot, always remember to have fun and relax as this will do wonders for your photos.

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Choosing the Right Camera for Your Child

If your child has recently started showing an interest in photography and you are thinking about buying them their first camera, there are a few things you need to consider. As a parent you probably know that a kid’s interests can change tomorrow, next week or even next year but the good news is that you can still support their new hobby without breaking the bank.

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Here are our top 7 tips for choosing a camera for your kid.

  1. Choose a camera that will enable your child to learn the basics quite quickly. Make sure that the controls and buttons are manageable and that the size of the camera is suited to the size of their hands. The menus should also be logical, easy to read and have intuitive icons that are easy to understand.

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  1. Children love to experiment and tend to learn faster when they can do so. An entry-level DSLR camera will allow them to adjust exposure settings such as ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Interchangeable lenses are also a great learning tool but definitely not essential as a beginner.

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  1. When deciding on a camera for your child, take a look at the screen. It should be large, bright and have great color reproduction. It should also be easy to use both indoors and outdoors as there is nothing more frustrating than not being able to see your images clearly on the screen due to bright sunlight.

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  1. Ensure that the sensor resolution is good enough and meets your specific requirements, especially if you want to print larger size images. In most cases a 10-14 mega pixel camera is a sufficient for an entry level photographer.

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  1. As a first time photographer, your child will want to keep practicing so it’s important that you are able to extend the camera’s memory using a SD/SDHC memory card.

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  1. Next come the accessories. Your child will want to download their images from the camera onto a computer for editing so a USB cable will be an essential accessory.

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If you aren’t sure that a brand new camera is the best route to go as your child pursues their interest in photography you can also look at buying a secondhand camera instead. Ask around because many photographers may be willing to sell an older model camera. Be sure to find out about all the camera’s features and any extras that it might come with before making the purchase to ensure that it meets your specific requirements.

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How to Pick the Perfect Professional Photographer

What you need to consider before you pay that photography deposit.

If you’ve started the search for a photographer then you’ll know just how many options there are. Before you go ahead and book a professional photographer for a shoot though, there are a couple important things to consider.

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What style are you looking for?

Photographers have different styles so you need to decide on someone who can help you achieve the end result you are looking for. This applies to everything from wedding and maternity shoots to family and corporate shoots. Ask the photographer for some examples of their latest work to evaluate whether they can cater to your needs.

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Research and review.

Before you invest in a professional photographer you need to do your homework. Get online to find a few customer reviews, browse around their website to view their latest work and have a look around their social media pages to find out what others are saying about them. These platforms will also give you a good idea of their personality and style. Some other important points to consider when researching photographers are:

  1. Do their services fall within your price range? Or better yet, are you looking for something custom and high-end or just a shoot-and-burn? Different studios offer different types of experiences, find the one right for you.
  2. Are they experienced enough to give you the results you are looking for?
  3. Are they based in your area and are they willing to travel to a specific location if need be?
  4. Is the quality of their photos good enough? Look at aspects such as sharpness, exposure and saturation.

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Create a short list.

Once you have done your research, create a short list of professional photographers that stand out for you. Get in touch with each of them to discuss your needs and to ask any questions that you might have. It’s important that you chat with the photographer over the phone if not in person as this is the best way to get to know them and find out whether you’ll be able to work with them. Feeling uncomfortable or stressed out around your photographer makes for bad photos.

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It’s important that you pick a photographer that you have confidence in. Your photos are there to last you a lifetime so while there is nothing wrong with helping out your photographer friend who has just started out, it’s best to choose an experienced photographer for important events and occasions that you can’t relive.

Contact Rebecca@3rdeyephoto.net to capture your next memories!

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Wedding Albums- Should You Invest in One?

In this digital age, all of my brides want a FlashDrive of their images, which I think is great. Please, make as many 4x6s and 5x7s as you would like. But what about an album? So many brides still seem interested in purchasing a wedding album, and as a bride myself just a few short years ago, I can understand why. There is something still beautiful about having and holding something that contains the memories of one of the most special days in your life. I love looking at my wedding album, even three years after the wedding! And so many of my friends and family enjoyed checking it out too. With quality photos created by a professional sometimes the internet and social media postings just don’t do it justice. If you are working with a high-end photographer they will have top-of-the-line products to offer you. I have 3 levels of books I offer my clients, from my big and burly albums to a more economically choice.

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BayLeaf Series- My top, end books

My BayLeaf Series comes in a hard-cover box wrapped in photos. The BayLeaf albums have a host of cover options including photo on acrylic, photo on canvas and photo on metal. This series also has fabric options such as leather and suede to be mixed with the photos or used solely to create the perfect tone to your album. These books have thick pages and lay flat with no gutter to show-off our panos from the day. They are really amazing books- solid and sturdy and going to last for a lifetime.

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Mix and match leather and fabric options.
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Put an inscription on the cover!

I think of wedding albums as the first family heirloom. It is the start of your family. As great as digital photos are- they make it easy to share with all your friends, and even people you don’t know well, and allow you to make endless prints, there is just nothing like holding an album like from my BayLeaf series and flipping through this gold-gilded pages taking your time to enjoy the memories laid in the pages.

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Gold, silver and multi-colored gilding.
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Thick pages that won’t bend or tear.

I find myself looking through my albums much more often then I search through my computer for my digital files and scroll through them. I spend enough time at my computer, I don’t need my “time to enjoy the old-days” time to be in front of it as well. And to me, it is worth spending the extra cash to have something really nice that not only will look great but will last me forever. I find it worth the investment and so do a lot of my clients. And sometimes you can get a discount for the second album for mom and dad- so it’s always worth asking!

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No gutter let’s you spread your photos across two pages.
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Different sizes and levels for different budgets

Crested Butte Wedding Photography by Crested Butte’s Photography Studio, Third Eye Photography.

Crested Butte Wedding Photographer and Owner, Rebecca Ofstedahl from Third Eye Photography is anything but your average Crested Butte wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity unsurpassed by other Crested Butte wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Crested Butte area.

 

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10 Things Every Groom Should Have (Brides Read too!)

Some must haves…

1. One day off a week from wedding talk. Make it a point to take a break every once in awhile and spend some quality, and romantic, time together.

2. Task your can really do. Take the lead on the stuff you are interested in, like music or drinks. you are more likely to actually get stuff done if you are interest in it.

16119_2015-08-02_wed_williams3. A tux or suit you feel great in! A well-fitted outfit can really go a long way in making you look your best on your wedding day, and feel your best! Make sure it fits right. (See Six Steps to Your Perfect Look)

4. A right-hand, best man. Some who is cool enough to throw you a killer bachelor party but who will also be there for you during your times of stress and can keep all the groomsmen inline on the bug day.

9727_2016-06-11_wed_ryan5. Time to relax before the wedding. Take some time to yourself or to do something fun with your groomsmen- golf or gym anyone?

6. A killer toast. Make it funny, sweet and short. Don’t forget to thank your bride, her parents and yours!

562_-2016-09-17_wed_joyce7. Heartfelt vows. Even if you don’t want to say them in front of everyone, write some down to give your bride the morning of (maybe with a nice gift). Ask friends and family to help if your having a hard time expressing yourself.

8. Smooth dance moves. Take a dance class with your sweetie. She will love the extra time together and you can learn a thing to two.

9579_2016-06-11_wed_ryan9. A post-wedding massage. Take some time to yourself and to decompress. A couple’s massage might be a nice treat too.

10. A mini-moon. If you aren’t planning on going on a honeymoon the day or two after the wedding plan something short for just the two of you. It is a great opportunity to swap stories, reminisce and decompress together.

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What’s Important When Choosing A Wedding Photographer

There are so many things to think about when planning a wedding! One of the most important things is choosing a photographer, and the idea is that this is not super stressful for you. Your photographs are going to last the years, they are going to be what is there to jog your memory with your memories fade. Your wedding photographs are your family heirloom. How to chose the right photographer for you? Here are a few things to keep in mind that hopefully help in your decision making.

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1. It’s a Personal Relationship

This most important and probably the most easily overlooked part in your decision is how you get along with your photographer. Make sure to take the time to meet your photographer before making this decision, have a lengthy conversation and make sure both you and your finance feel comfortable around him/her. If you feel your photographer is adding stress or being unpleasant during your wedding it will show in your photographs. Your photographer should feel like a good friend and therefore your images will reflect your ease around your photographer.

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2. What is Your Style?

Deciding your style can be difficult, but looking at images from all different weddings will help shape that. Bring examples of what you like to your photographer, especially if you are not sure what your style is. If you know you love more traditional photographs be sure to relate that to your potential photographers before hiring anyone. If you like a journalistic approach, check the potentials photographers portfolio and discuss this style with each of them. Figure out if you are more of a Club at Crested Butte country-club type person or a Crested Butte Mountain Resort rustic, outdoors-type person…what is your wedding style, where are you getting married? That will help shape your photographer choice.

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3. What Level of Expertise Do You Need?

Are you only interested in basic coverage and a CD of images? Or are you looking for a full package including a second shooter, an album and premier prints? Don’t be afraid to express your needs to your photographer and ask if collections can be altered. Remember that creating a high-end album and printing on canvas that is going to span the years takes a lot of time, knowledge and expertise, much of what many high-level photographers posses. If you are someone who typically puts a CD of images in a shoebox or makes inexpensive prints that live in the bottom of your closet, you might want to spend the extra money on a photographer who will offer those services (unless you don’t mind you wedding photos dusty in a closet).

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4. Budget

This is the on that gets most brides. It is incredible hard to chose the right photographer based solely on price. Many times price will reflect a level of expertise, service and professionalism, but not always. It is important to keep all of these tips in mind when choosing a photographer, and do not judge someone based only on price. That being sad, it is hard for a photographer to charge a lot and not deliver a lot. Compare photographers and their pricing. Look at what others are charging in other locations. And don’t be afraid to ask questions or even haggle. But remember, being a wedding photographer is more then just snapping a few photos. There are a lot of factors going into a wedding day, including prep-time, managing a large group of people and getting amazing photos.

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5. Research Potentials

Research your photographer choices. Ask locals in the area, mostly other vendors or brides. In this electronic day it is easy to google-search your photographers and find out a lot about them. Do they come up often when searching? Are they on other vendors sites and recommended by different locations in the area? Do they have a professional website, blog and social media sites? Do they have client testimonials and if asked can they put you in connect with previous wedding parties? Ask, ask, ask!

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There is no single answer on how to find the right photographer for you. Hopefully these tips helped get your started on your journey. This relationship between you and your wedding photographer could be the single most important relationship outside of your fiancé on your wedding day. So don’t cheat yourself, ask questions, research, make a list of your needs and wants, and be honest.

To see more about Rebecca and Third Eye Photography visit www.3rdeyephoto.net

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Part 2: How To Get Married in Crested Butte…Things To Do for Your Guests

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Crested Butte, CO. is tucked away in the mountains, hundreds of miles from a city in any direction. But that does not mean there is a lack of things to do here! We are the mountain biking and wildflower capital with one of the most extreme skiing mountains in the US. Not only is Crested Butte a beautiful place to have a wedding, it is a great place for guests too!

Activities for your Guests

1. Biking. Rent a bike from one of our bike shops and cruise downtown or venture onto one of the trails. This can be a nice, relaxing activity or can be a great workout for the more experienced bikers in the group. There are hundreds of trails ranging in difficulty including a paved recreation path that winds its way up the mountain and through fields of flowers.

2. Hiking. Those hundreds of bike paths also are commonly used to hike on. Get a map from the Chamber of Commerce and hike as short or long as you would like. There are a dozen trails that can be hiked directly from town so no transportation is needed.

3. Wildflower Exploration. Grab a wildflower guide from the Townie Bookstore and enjoy the fields of flowers as you identify them from your guide book. You can explore the alleyways of downtown and see many wildflowers in backyards or take an easy walk down the Woods Walk path. You can also take a chairlift ride up and down the mountain- a perfect place for wildflower viewing.

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4. Adventure Park. The Adventure Park at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort has great fun for the whole family! There is a zip-line, a climbing wall, a mini golf course and a bungee trampoline all at the base of the mountain.

5. Rivers. For the adventurous group check out the many rafting opportunities available- the Three Rivers Resort is a great place to start. Your group can also enjoy a day of fishing- you can rent equipment and even hire a guide. The Blue Mesa and Taylor Lake are both amazing spots to enjoy a day by the water or on a boat.

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6. The Arts. The art community in Crested Butte is big and full of great activities for guests. Visit the Center for the Arts calendar, the Dance Collective website or the Artists of the West Elks website for information about workshops, events, shows and classes. ArtWalk is the last thursday of the month from 5-8pm. Strolls the streets of downtown and visit the galleries, meet the artists and enjoy an evening to remember.

7. Dining. What kind of tourist town would we be without amazing dining options? We have everything, from sushi to thai, italian to true Colorado cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be found at a variety of places and at a variety of prices. Some of my favorite places include: Lils Bar and Grill for sushi, the Wooden Nickel for steak, the Ginger Cafe for pad thai, Ryce for their sesame chicken, Maxwells for their salmon salad, Pitas in Paradise for  happy hour, the Secret Stash for  pizza and Izzy’s for bagels and breakfast…and we can’t forget dessert! Third Bowl for homemade ice-cream.

8. Shopping. Elk Ave is our main street where most of our downtown shops reside. You won’t find any chains here- this is all true local shopping. We have t-shirt shops, lots of locally-made jewelry stores, clothing boutiques, home decor and furniture stores, memorabilia and knick-knack stores, toys and a whole lot more.

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9. Events. The summer and winter calendars are packed with fun events to participate or just enjoy watching. Some of these include the 4th of July Parade, the harvest celebration of Vinotak in September,  the Mardi Gras celebration in March, The Crested Butte Arts Festival in August, the Wildflower Festival and Fat Tire Bike week in July, the Music Festival all summer long and many more weekend and week-day events.

10. Anything! You can really do anything here. We have the Heritage Museum, tons of sights to see, great people and lots of smiles always! Don’t be afraid to ask a local what to do or how to get somewhere, we are willing to help! Your guests are guaranteed to have a great time!

Visit www.3rdeyephoto.net for more photographs of weddings in Crested Butte.

 

Crested Butte Wedding Photography by Crested Butte’s Photography Studio, Third Eye Photography.

Crested Butte Wedding Photographer and Owner, Rebecca Ofstedahl from Third Eye Photography is anything but your average Crested Butte wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity unsurpassed by other Crested Butte wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Crested Butte area.

This is Crested Butte wedding photography at its best. Third Eye Photography is an award-winning photographer based in Crested Butte area. Offering wedding coverage in Crested Butte, Gunnison, Denver and destinations worldwide, this wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the country and is located right here in Crested Butte.

Creative. Stylish. Award-winning. These are the words typically used to describe this Crested Butte wedding photographer. With clients based all over the country, Crested Butte is home to this Crested Butte wedding photographer.

We take pride in offering our clients the type of Crested Butte wedding photography they are looking for. Its one thing to take pictures, its another to create art for our clients.

Our Crested Butte clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into our Crested Butte wedding photography studio.

Serving Crested Butte, the Gunnison County, Denver and Beyond

Third Eye Photography offers Crested Butte wedding photography coverage in the Crested Butte area, including but not limited to, Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, Gunnison, Paonia, Buena Vista, Denver and the surrounding areas.

Not looking for a Crested Butte wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your family and children photography needs in the Crested Butte area.

We are located conveniently in downtown Crested Butte. Please call or email us for more information.

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Some of the Best Places to Have a Wedding in Crested Butte CO- Part 1

There are many beautiful places to get married in Crested Butte CO. The scenery wherever you are never ceases to amaze. You can find a perfect spot among the aspens and mountains anywhere you would like in the National Forest but if you would like something a little more “civilized” I have some recommendations. Each weekly Part of this “Best Places to Have a Wedding in CB” blog will list a location you can have a ceremony and/or reception at- talk about the positives and negatives of these locations and show you real weddings that took place there.

Part One- Crested Butte Mountain Resort 

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort is our ski mountain and resort here in Crested Butte CO. It provides amazing, beginner thru expert skiing terrain all winter and is an awesome place to get married on in the summer. With aspens and pines, views for days, chairlift rides for your guests, quaint cabins and fully equipped ballrooms you can really have any kind of wedding you would like here.

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There are 8 locations you can get married at on the Crested Butte Mountain. My personal favorite, Uley’s Cabin, sits mid-way up the mountain and has amazing views, a great deck and an intimate newly remodeled cabin. Your guests can enjoy the secluded, panoramic views on the large deck and cozy in-door atmosphere.  You can tent the grassy area to accommodate larger groups or cozy-up indoors for dinner and dancing under a rustic roof.

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The nearest ceremony site to Uley’s Cabin is the top of Red Lady Lift ceremony site. This site exhibits beautiful views of our amazing valley. You and your guests can have the excitement of riding the Red Lady chair lift to your wedding site.

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Another favorite, and very different location at CBMR is the Butte 66 BBQ Roadhouse Restaurant at the base area. The Butte 66 BBQ Roadhouse is perfect for those casual, relaxed rehearsal dinners and receptions, with large windows and a spacious deck looking out on breathtaking views of Mt. Crested Butte. It can accommodate a ceremony, outdoor-tented reception or indoor dinner and dancing.

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Some of the another amazing locations on Mt. Crested Butte include Ten Peaks, Paradise  Ceremony and Reception Site, Painter Boy Site, the ballroom in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square and the Grand Lodge Hotel. These spots are beautiful and each offer something different and unique for all sorts of brides- from the down-to-earth, simple bride to the elegant stiletto-wearing bride. There is something for everyone here.

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For me, the best part of getting married at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort (I was married at the top of the Red Lady Lift and had a tented reception at Uley’s Cabin in 2011) was their service. Everyone was so helpful and nice! And I didn’t have to worry about if there were enough glasses or silverware, I just chose my linens and everything was done and set-up for me! I was able to taste the array of dinner and appetizer options along with some of the wine options and pick my favs. My wedding day went without a hitch due to the incredible service of the staff at CBMR. And I know many many other brides have had the same wonderful experience I had. Crested Butte Mountain Resort may be a little on the more expensive side but I get it was worth the cost to have so much done for me and I felt so confident and stress-free knowing everything was being handled.

Do keep in mind we are at 9000 feet here in Crested Butte, higher at some of these locations. Check out my blog about How to Get Married in Crested Butte for tips on what know about when visiting altitude, what your guests can do while they are here and much more!

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Look for next week’s blog with more locations in Crested Butte to get married!

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How to Find the Perfect Location for Your Family Portrait Shoot

Choosing a photo shoot location might seem like a big deal but it really doesn’t have to be difficult. A location usually drives some of the other decisions you will need to make about your shoot so it’s important to choose the right place. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you decide on a location:18457_2015-08-25_por_hughes

  1. What kind of theme do I want? If a particular building or natural backdrop would work well with your theme, look around your area for spots that meet your requirements. If you don’t know what kind of backdrop you want, take an afternoon drive around your city for inspiration. It’s easy to overlook beautiful spots that are practically in your backyard. Ask family, friends or your photographer for ideas too.

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  1. Are you allowed to take pictures there? Make sure that you can legally take pictures at the location that you have in mind. If it’s not public property or available to the public you will need to get permission first.

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  1. Is it accessible? Consider that not all outdoor locations may be available all year round or you might not be able to get to them at all. Your safety is also an important aspect to think about before you decide on a location. Taking pictures on a mountain ledge may look neat but it’s best not to put yourself in harm’s way.

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  1. How do you get to your location? Will it be easy to walk to the session location and if not, are you able to change your clothing and touch up your hair and makeup before the shoot? You should also find out whether there is a restroom that’s close enough in case you need it.

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  1. Will the photo session be in a public place? If the location you have chosen has a lot of foot traffic, you need to ask yourself whether you are comfortable being photographed in front of others. If not, you might want to rethink your choice in location

Make sure that your location doesn’t become a distraction and that there is shelter nearby if you need it. Your location tells a story so it’s worthwhile to choose a meaningful spot. Talk to your photographer before hand, perhaps they have some perfect suggestions!

Please visit Third Eye Photography for more images, info and to book your next family portrait or event.

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Prevent Guests from Ruining your Photos w/ “Unplugged Weddings”

Anyone who has been to a wedding recently knows that everyone has a phone with a camera or a camera that fits in their pocket. And we  have been guilty of pulling the camera or phone out to take snapshots of the bride, the ceremony and maybe even standing over the professional photographer’s shoulder during the creative portraits. Not to say that guests shouldn’t be allowed to take ANY photos during the wedding, but in this day when everyone has a phone/camera, it is more likely someone is going to get in the way of the photographer you are paying to capture the day.

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I have noticed that many of my brides and grooms are opting for an “Unplugged Wedding”. Most of the time, they are requesting that guests do not use their cellular devices and point-and-shoot cameras during their ceremony and creative portraits. If you are spending a few thousand dollars on a professional to capture the moments and essence of your wedding day, you don’t want your sister’s cousin’s daughter standing in the middle of the aisle during the first kiss, right in the way of your professional!

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An easy way to request guests to be aware of this issue is to have your officiant mention it before the ceremony begins. Something like:

Welcome, friends and family! Good evening everyone. Please be seated. Dan and Jennifer invite you to be truly present at this special time. Please, turn off your cell phones and put down your cameras. The photographer will capture how this moment looks — I encourage you all to capture how it feels with your hearts, without the distraction of technology. If Dan can do it, then so can you.

Not bad right? Another good reason for an unplugged wedding or at least an unplugged ceremony is to keep other people from popping a flash at the exact moment the professional takes a photo. That beautiful moment with the natural light spilling on the bride, as her father gives her a kiss before they begin to walk down the aisle is now completely blown out with white ghosts because a flash went off in their faces while your professional photographer is trying to capture that beautiful moment.

 

2015.06.19_WED_Lawler-Keen_DNG-June 26, 2015-305The reception is where I think it is more difficult to to ask guests not to use their phones and cameras. And most of the time it works out fine for everyone. Stepping right in the way often happens during a reception, especially during the cake cutting and first dance. If you really are interested in letting your professional be the only one to capture the day, go for the full monty and have an unplugged wedding. But, if you think that would be too much to ask your guests, an unplugged ceremony can do wonders!

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For more about unplugged weddings visit Corey Ann’s blog