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Christmas time

Christmastime. A time of family gatherings, exchanging of gifts, and a time of reflection. As I look back over this past year, I am thankful for those people who have allowed me to capture their special moments. I look forward to the weddings I have scheduled for next year. And for those who will be asked that most important question over the holidays, please consider dave hunsche photography for your engagement and wedding photography needs. Merry Christmas everyone!

Weddings from the other side

I was speaking with a friend of mine from Australia today wishing I could get a destination wedding there.Their country side weddings are so beautiful, and I like the different landscape.Their photography moves away from the conventional style of staged photography. They capture images with a documentary approach in mind, aiming not to alter a moment, but to capture it authentically and aesthetically.So I don’t think they are so different than our style. I like to do them both and with today’s technology I don’t see why you can’t have your cake and eat it too.

Hermann Hill Wedding Chapel

I just shot one of the most perfect weddings and reception, at the coolest wedding chapel. I have included a link below…the website says it all. Hermann Hill Chapel is the everything-you-need-to-get-married place. The second I walked into the Chapel I was overwhelmed by how beautiful everything looked. I was met by Amanda the wedding coordinator. She was great to work with, and I could tell that wedding planning is her passion. Amanda was wonderful keeping everyone on task and doing this with professionalism.

Advice on Picking Your Photographer

OK…you have read my blogs before on this and I am a bit passionate about the topic. If a friend or relative offers their services to you to be your photographer, and unless they have wedding photography experience with an expensive camera with back up, you might be very disappointed. Also you won’t be destroying a friendship if the shots do not turn out as you had hoped. By contracting a professional, a person who does wedding photography as a career, you know you’ll get great images of your big day.

What if it rains on my wedding day?

Spring is around the corner and there are many weddings scheduled. So the question is what if it rains on my wedding day. Will I have to cancel my plans? Does if affect my flowers and hair? Does the photographer know how to shoot in the rain?  Mother nature has no rules and will not offer you any guarantees. Well relax you have experienced rain many times so if you have an outdoor wedding planned simply have a back up plan if it rains, and bring lots of large colorful umbrellas.

Time Line

If you find your photographer rushing you it might be for a good reason.Photographers have to deal with a little thing called timeline. We have a number of obstacles to overcome and sometimes it is to keep things moving and to get the shots necessary to telling your story.You have a wedding that starts at a certain time; you have a reception start at a certain time.Often times the bride and groom want to stay with tradition so they cannot see one another prior to the wedding. This means a photographer has to work fast and be creative.

The most important Investment you can make

Using a professional wedding photographer may be the most important investment you make. I can tell you that you don’t need a professional photographer for your special day, but I will remind you that your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Your wedding photographs will only grow in value and importance as the years go by, much like the pictures of your childhood. In talking with other wedding photographers, there is one thing we all agree on… how many times we've heard that the bride or groom wish they would have hired a professional photographer.

2012 Wedding trends

I have been watching this area quite closely to see (if any) major changes may carryover into 2012. Of course, 2011 trends will spill into 2012. So don't think of it as "last season" for doing something that feels personal and unique. Trends (to me) become less important when you find those things that you feel really fit your style and make you both look and feel like the couple you see yourself as.

St Louis Wedding Insider

Dave Hunsche photography was featured in the wedding insider. This is a fabulous site with everything you wanted to know about weddingshttp://www.stlouisweddinginsider.com/  Also take a look around the site for other wedding vendors in the St Louis area. Sheri and Stacey manage the site and answer any questions you may have.

Always Remember

It's a funny thing but I never forget a bride and groom. I may forget the reception or church. But I never forget the relationship I forged with the wedding couple. So much can be said about capturing the moment but I like to take the entire experience in and capture the story of the relation ship. This couple was married outside in 100 degree temps right after a thunderstorm. Later their would be a rainbow, I think just for them.

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