Steps To Taking Care Of Your Wedding Photos

Your wedding is one of the most, if not the most, important days of your life. Therefore, your wedding pictures are crucial in remembering what a special day it turned out to be. Taking good care of your wedding pictures to ensure their longevity is something that many people do not know how to do. There are certain things you can do though, that will help in this preservation process. First of all, avoid sunlight. Sunlight will eventually destroy a picture, so you could opt, instead, to have an oil painting made of your favorite photo, or enlarge and frame the picture you enjoy the most.

Next, order your wedding photos on acid free paper, as acidity is one of the biggest factors in the fading of your photos. Also, make sure you have a copy of your wedding photos on a CD and store the second set outside of your home somewhere. A safe deposit box is great for something like this, as it protects your photos from things such as fire, storms and floods.

It is also important to make sure you use only photo safe boxes or photo albums for storing your photos and to put them in a dry and dark location. Storing them on the floor leaves them subject to being stepped on, spilled on, or something dropping on them. Despite what some people may think, cleaning your photos with a soft, dry cloth is suggested as well in their preservation. Also, don’t’ forget to also clean the shelves or boxes that you are storing your photos in, to protect from contamination.

It can also be beneficial to upload your wedding pictures to your computer. That way you have any and all pictures backed up in all places in case something happen. Caring for your wedding pictures, the right way, is something to not be taken lightly, as they reflect back on one of the biggest days of your life. Make sure to read up on other ways to prevent your wedding photos from being destroyed and be able to look back on your special day with a smile on your face!

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Looking back - Images of 2009

It's so hard to believe that 2009 is already over. We've had an awesome year..meeting the coolest people and making new friends. We decided to put together a slideshow with some of our favorite pictures from last year. I must admit that we didn't get a chance to look through ALL of our images but we still hope you enjoy! I also wanted to do this over a week ago but for this being the "slow season" we're still very busy.

Josh & Heather - Engaged!

Happy New Year everyone! We're very excited for this year and there is much in store for us to share with our friends. Just a few days after Christmas Melissa and I went to Love Park and the surrounding areas to shoot Josh & Heather's engagement photos.

Only did we have one conversation over the phone (they live in CA) and exchange emails before meeting. I knew they were fun people before even meeting them. Every once in a while we get to work with a couple that is down to earth and just fun. This is where they come into the picture, pun intended.

Going to Love Park, City Hall, and that place that has the huge game pieces SCREAMS corny in so many ways. Many photographers don't think about it much, others do anything they can to avoid the traps. For us we embraced it and added a little twist of our own.

All in all, we had a great time and really got to know these two great people! Another reminder to us as to why we love what we do. Thank you Josh & Heather for a great time!


One of my favorite images of the day! These skateboarders were super cool.

Josh the only guy not bundled up that day. How?!

Christmas & Kids & Thank you

I've quickly come to realize that our children are not normal. I can easily say that about my family as well. It's interesting to me as a father and not the child now. I like that the girls are a little out there and like to do things that maybe are not "normal". I hope that this doesn't end.

Why am I talking about this? I've been thinking about it since I took the Christmas pictures of the girls. It's fun working with them because they are real. They have ideas about poses and I can try to show them stuff but in the end, they do what they want. Even if that means just sitting on the floor with a pouty face.

Yesterday Bella took her cheese of the pizza and wiped the sauce all over her little tray attached to her chair. She then started drawing in the sauce with her fingers. Her favorite thing was tracing her hand. It was cute. At first I was like "oh no" but then I thought to myself that I wish I had some pizza left for myself to do that. Of course I wouldn't fit in their chairs but maybe I could move it to the kitchen floor. Last night, I was working on some images and Ava comes out saying telling me that she made a house. I thought it was out of legos. I went back, the girls very excited to show me, and there they were. Four rolls of toilet paper stacked on top of each other. It didn't take long for me to notice that the fifth roll was nicely thrown all around their playroom. Yes, the girls toilet papered their playroom. Looking back on it now I should have taken a picture but I must've been off my game.

My rambling is almost done. All in all, our children aren't normal and yours arent either(if you have any). Its a good thing. In the end do you want your child just like everyone else or do you want someone different. Not "I'm going to visit them in the insane asylum today" but "I'm proud of them and wouldn't change anything about them".

Below is the picture we picked for our Christmas card and below that are some of the other pictures we took during the shoot. (please forgive me, the images in color aren't edited) If you cannot see them clearly enough you can click on them. Not your typical Christmas picture. But this is who our girls are.. and who we want them to be. Yes that means they are kids and have no filters or people telling them how to be normal. Look at the people in this world who are TRUELY something. Do they seem normal to you? You get one life here on earth. I don't want them to fall into the trap of normalcy.

Alrighty then, I apologize for those who had to muscle through all that. Does it make sense? Who knows.

Myself, Melissa and the girls want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! We also want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement. We're blessed to do what we love and blessed with AWESOME friends, family and clients!

Next year is a BIG year for us and you'll see some new things. Stay tuned!


Jeff & Lorraine get married!

Hello friends. Melissa and I had the pleasure to photograph Jeff & Lorraine's wedding this past Saturday. Yes, the Saturday with the first snow of the winter. Lorraine asked for it so.. lol. It made for some tough times shooting outside but we all endured!

Even with the snowiness I must say, we had an incredible time. They are a lovely couple who have very loving family and friends. There was a uniqueness to this day. We're very thankful for this opportunity and hope you enjoy the sneak peak!


Tis the Thanksgiving

As I get older I become increasingly aware of what life is about. I have also learned to appreciate. Whenever I'm upset about something or something drastic happens in my life I remember how lucky I am. Look at how luck you are.. really think about it. Do you have a roof over your head, get to eat everyday, have family and friends? It's easy to see how fortunate you are when you put it in perspective.

This Thanksgiving I did just that (even though we missed dinner!). I added a few recent images of Ava & Bella, the two most incredible gifts I have.

She IS wearing a diaper, lol.

They like to look out the window when people leave the house.