Hugo the dog…

As I sit here writing this blog post I have my dog Hugo sitting in my lap. He is a Boston Terrier and will be one year old next Thursday the 21st. With any other normal Boston Terrier, having one sit in your lap is no problem, they typically average 15-20 pounds. The problem with Hugo is he is 30+ pounds, a heavy weight for Bostons! He’s not fat, just big. Not exactly lap dog size, but he is our baby, so he gets a bit spoiled!

Hugo has one blue eye that really makes him stand out (other than his size). And he has endless energy! Angela will take him for 3 mile runs in the morning, then he’ll get home and run around with his toys for a couple of hours and he still can’t slow down! If I had his energy I could shoot 4 weddings in a row and still not be tired!

Here is a photo of him from last month…

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Thanks!!… Something special for everyone!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Bridal Showcase yesterday, it was a blast!

We had such a great response to our 2010 show special we’ve decided to extend it to everyone! Mention you saw this post on our blog and receive $200 any of our wedding packages if you book by March 1st. 2010!!

If you missed the show check out photos of our booth below, thanks to Shannon with Flourish for the awesome flowers!!!






Here is Angela and I in front of the booth getting ready…

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Busy, busy, busy…

Sorry it’s been so quite on the blog lately. With the holidays and prepping for the first bridal show of the year it’s been pretty crazy. We have some pretty exciting things planned for 2010, so keep checking back!

Here is a link to a coupon for the Bridal Showcase at Cal-Expo on January 10th. We’ll see you there!

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Wedding Photographer FAQ: Important engagement…

People always ask me why I include complimentary engagement sessions in all my packages. The reason isn’t to try to book more weddings or to try to sell more prints (I include a disk with all the final images from the session to my clients in high resolution). I include them so my clients and I can get to know each other before the big day.

A lot of times, if I don’t shoot an engagement session, I meet with my clients two brief times before the wedding. First at the initial consultation and second at the pre-wedding planning meeting. Hardly enough time to truly get a feel for each other. With the engagement session I get 2+ hours of time to basically “hang out” with my clients. We talk, laugh, shoot some amazing photos and really get to know each other in a stress free, relaxed environment. A lot of time we’ll even grab a bite to eat afterwards. By the time the wedding comes around we’re a bit more like old friends. I know how my clients are going to be in front of the camera, what they are comfortable with and they know what to expect from me. It’s one of the most valuable things I provide to my clients, something I believe all wedding photographers should be doing.

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