Raleigh WPS October Meeting | Brides & Booths

The wonderful folks over at Forever Bridal want members of the WPS to book brides! Dominick DiGirolamo is going to speak to us about all the ins and outs of bridal show booths. Dom knows a couple of things about booths, he has been designing, planning, and organizing wedding shows in the Triangle area for over 20 years! He is also going to bring a bride or two to give you their perspective on which booths grabbed their attention. RSVP HERE TO GETRead more

August Contest Winner | Wedding Day Portraits

The category this month was Wedding Day Portraits. There were a lot of wonderful images submitted but only one will grabbed a WPS Award Badge this month. Chad Winstead gave the judges a warm sunset image to love. Congrats Chad! CHADE WINSTEAD 4* Chad is taking a solid point lead over the field for the POY Prize. The race for the hardware is heating up! Remember, the point system is simple. An image will receive 25 points per star, whichRead more

WPS Lighting Workshop

Looking to get that off camera lighting just right. Want to be that photographer who knows everything from gels, inverse square law, ratios and reception lighting concepts? Well, the Wedding & Portrait Society has a one day lighting workshop for you! The workshop is complementary for Wedding & Portrait Society members. Seats are limited to 25. Steve Jamroz and Christobal Perez will be your instructors. The workshop will be in Chapel Hill, North Carolina at the historic The Carolina InnRead more

Big-Small-Big Family Portraits | Education

When I first started as a wedding photographer in Texas, family portraits were always a pain. It wasn’t until I move to North Carolina that I found out a fast and very effective way to move through them quickly. I call this technique “Big-Small-Big.” The “BSB” family portrait system should take about 15-20 minutes. BIG–SMALL–BIG PORTRAIT LIST B&G with both sides of the family together. It does not matter where people stand because they are “one family now.”  B&G with bride’sRead more

10 Tricks for Getting REAL Smiles out of your Kids | Education

Kids can be a joy to photograph. When they’re small, they are so open and unfettered by self-consciousness and ideas about how they should look that they make it easy to capture an amazing range of genuine emotion on their little faces. But then they turn two. It’s remarkable how early we become aware of the camera and begin to react when one is pointed in our direction… usually with less-than-genuine results. In my work as a photographer, though, IRead more