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{Kara’s Family}

Under the Oaks is one of my favorite parks to do family photos!  Check these out with Kara’s family!


Our Traveling Studio :)

If you ever need a studio set up where YOU are, give us a call!  We go out for Award Ceremonies, Dances, Christmas Parties, Balls and we make house calls, which is especially helpful when you have little ones!


Brady!!!


{Cadence=Cute!}

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{Jake + Michelle} = Beautiful Couple!


Fundraiser for a good cause!!!

 

Our Youth Group is doing a Family Photo-Shoot Fundraiser at Under the Oaks Aug. 13 which is a Saturday.
If it is that time to get the photos of just the two of you, or if you have kids and need all the family and just kid portraits, this is a great, quick and easy way to get it done, not to mention the price is very reasonable at $50, and you get all your pictures on a CD with rights to print.  All of the proceeds go to our youth group!
If you would like to sign-up for your photo-session, please give us a call at 890-8335 so we can get you a good time slot!

 

 


{I am so proud!}

These are my students 🙂  I have been teaching photography out at the base for a year or two now, and I have to say I am very proud of my students.  This last class for our field trip we did a lot of lowlight photography practice, to get used to taking photos around birthday candles, fireworks, concerts – you know – the good stuff!  Here is our {final project} last photo together 🙂  I will have more photos to brag on soon!


Ramos Family {Father’s Day Shoot}


A Seaside Engagement {Shoot}


Kristina and Jayson are married! :)


J + J = <3


Kayla and Bobby engagements :)


Corey + Tara = Best Friends! :)


A fun beach engagement shoot!


Jennifer’s Chick-a-dees!


Chelsea + Eddie = Happy in Love!


Kristina and Jayson engagements :)


Jessica + Austin = Engaged!

I got the pleasure of meeting Jessica and Austin at the Pier Park Bridal Show.  Here are the engagement shots – we are so excited for the wedding!


Amanda and Justin are engaged!


2Cute! Brady photo shoot!

On site shoots are cool, and so are studio ones.  This shoot was both in one!  This is what we call our traveling studio…  We used a classic white background here and had little Brady as the focus!  He is so cute 🙂


No tricks, all treats! Lisa and Brandon’s Halloween Wedding


Oct. 24 – On Location Special!

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Hey Guys!  I am doing an onlocation special on OCt. 24 at Oaks by the Bay.  You can sign up for a 20 minute slot with me before hand and I will be out there shooting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  I just did a great shoot like this last weekends at Tyndall.  Being able to do a mass shoot like this helps me give everyone great photography at a great deal for everyone!  When you sign up for this shoot you get – all your photos in High Res on a disc, all your printing rights for Christmas Cards and prints and such, and 20 minutes of on location photography.  The time allows for about three good sittings and about 10 – 20 photos.  Check out my on-location portfolio at www.englishweddingphoto.com/on-location.  Call me at 890-8335 to sign up!

Thanks!

Sarah


Joy and David – what a backdrop!

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When I took Joy and Davids photos – I could not believe the way the beach looked that day.  Perfectly overcast – but not gloomy, almost like a fantasy or fairy tale.  To top it off, the ocean was frothy and there was a pretty nice sailboat in the beackground.  Man, what a beautiful day!


How to hire a wedding photographer, by The Knot

I took this off of the Knot’s site.  I think a lot of the information is good advice.  I have no idea what wedding photographer would show up in sweats and sneaks, but here is some advice to make sure that doesn’t happen.  If you really want to make sure that doesn’t happen, and get great pictures too – hire us! 🙂  I put a few notes about us after each section just in case you were j/c!

How To Hire A Wedding Photographer

Experience Level

Ask yourself, has this person photographed other weddings? Does he/she do this for a living or for fun? Photographers come and go daily, and a new photographer may be pretty good, but do you want to trust your once in a lifetime event to a newcomer?

EWP-We have been photographing for about eight years now.  Sarah got her technical training in college and in the Air Force.  She has been defining her style as a wedding photographer in Panama City for five years.

Photographic Style

Are the sample images that you are shown similar to what you would like to see? More importantly, can you picture yourself photographed the same way? Does the photographer offer a satisfactory mix in different styles?

EWP- We try to mix up the styles during the wedding, but that mostly depends on you, the couple.  What is your style like, what have we talked about that you show interest in?  These are things we care about.

Truth in Advertising

Is this the photographer that will be photographing your wedding, or will they send in whom ever is available? Be certain that you know which photographer is going to be there and see their work and meet with them.

EWP- With us, who you meet is who you get!

Personality

It is important that the photographer you choose is someone you feel you can get along with. This is a person that you are going to spend most of the day with – the most important day. So be sure that you are comfortable with them being around.

EWP- We couldn’t agree more!

Appearance

Ask the photographer how they intend to dress. After all, the last thing that you want is a conflict at the wedding about the photographer wearing a sweatshirt and jeans with sneakers at your favorite country club.

EWP- We would sooner die.  LOL.  Well, maybe not die, but you get the picture.  We dress appropriatley, if you want costumes, we got ’em!

Price Range

The last thing you want to do is shop by price, but you will also want someone who fits in with your budget. If they don’t fit in with your budget, then you must ask if he or she is worth the difference? If you see and like them, you’ll find a way to adjust your budget.

EWP- Very true, and we are flexible towards your needs.  Just shoot us an email @ englishphotography@gmail.com and we are on it!

Delivery

Some photographers take months to deliver your proofs. Be sure of how long things take to turn around.

EWP – 30 days! Straight forward – and in the contract.

Offering

Make sure you understand exactly what is or isn’t included in the packages on offer. Sometimes the packages are fixed, sometimes they can be customized, and if they can be customized, find out how much extra cost will be involved.

EWP – Customization is key here with us.

Contract

Do you understand the contract? Is it fair and is everything spelled out clearly? It is extremely important that you make sure that you have no doubts before signing, and that you understand everything in the contract.

EWP – Agreed!  This is a very important part.  Always pay attention to the contract.

Deposits and Payments

What does the contract say about cancellations and the photographer not being there? When are deposits required to be paid and what % of the total amount needs to be paid.

EWP – Another important thing to discuss, make sure you are covered.

References

A personal reference is always the best and people love to talk. Get a list of references from the photographer and check them out personally. A photographer who doesn’t have references or is afraid to give them to you may not be the person that you will want to hire.

EWP – References are great!  We have very satisfied couples who would like to share with you!