I love that in the last several months, I’ve heard from so many grooms who are booking the photographer for their wedding day. In the past, we have mostly worked with only the brides (and the occasional mom) before the wedding. It was always the bride who took care of so many tasks, so no wonder there are so many resources online to help her plan and remain calm for the big day! Now, with more and more of our initial contacts being with grooms, we wanted to share a fantastic resource just for the guys! Wesley Oaks of iManscape wrote an excellent article that helps break down some things that grooms will need to know for their wedding day. Check out what he had to say below and be sure to read the article here!
I love the way the Roundhouse is decorated during Christmas, so what better location for this senior session with one of my new red dresses?!?
p.s. I need 2019 senior models for all my other dresses, so share with a local junior or senior you know!
I loved doing Joseph’s newborn portraits! This kid is going to be one tough guy! He is officially the STRONGEST baby I have ever photographed! I was blown away at how many times he tried to sit up from the positions I placed him in. Thankfully, I always have the mom or another spotter next to the baby for safety when in certain positions, because if not this baby would have jumped across the room (ok, maybe that’s a little exaggerated, but he surprised us for sure!). Check out his super cute pictures!
His grandma came along to the session, but was adamant about being photographed (my stepmom is the same way!), but I was equally as adamant that we at least get a shot with her hand with his tiny hand. I’m pretty sure this one will be cherished so much when he is older.
He was born at Christmastime, so of course we did some Santa shots!
This basket has been in his daddy’s family for years, so this was special for them to include in the session. Check out his insanely cute little faces
Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our newborn photography, use the contact form at the top of this page to request our exclusive newborn planning guide. We also shoot senior portraits, weddings, engagements and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!
“Our wedding was a month ago and we hired a photographer who had done work for my family in the past. Well we got like 10 pictures of my husband and I together and I am devastated about it.”
We have seen a rise in wedding couples contacting us specifically to do a Day After session due to a bad experience with their wedding photographer on their special day. It breaks my heart to hear these stories, and it is so scary to think how many weddings are not properly being captured due to new photographers who don’t have decent time management or event coordination skills (and you thought all we did on the wedding day was take pretty pictures? Ha! I wish!). So when I saw Ciera’s email about her recent wedding photography experience I knew I had to turn her bad experience into something fun and romantic!
I love when couples opt for a Day After portrait session sometime after their wedding day. While it is called a “Day After” session (or some people call it a “Trash the Dress” session even though the dress usually is not harmed), it usually takes place anywhere from a month to one year after the wedding. Not only do they get more images all decked out in their wedding day attire, but they get a beautiful experience with each other to always remember.
Ciera & Bubby were married at their home in Bunker Hill, WV, so we decided to do the session there as well. They have a beautiful piece of property, and we took full advantage of the gorgeous fall leaves!
Since their dogs had important roles in the wedding day, I thought they had to be included in this session as well! This was a SUPER ROWDY bunch of pups, but man how stinkin’ cute!!! Thank goodness for treats and lots of patience!!!
Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our wedding photography, use the contact form at the top of this page to request our wedding information. We also shoot senior portraits, newborns and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!
I photographed so many newborns last year that I had a hard time keeping up with showing their sweet little faces off! I love when my past wedding clients come back a few years later to photograph their first child. Kevin & Laura were one of the kindest wedding couples I have ever had the pleasure of photographing, and I knew they would be amazing parents to this baby boy. I traveled to their home in Fairfax, VA to capture some images of the life of a first time parent to a newborn. Baby Noah was having a tough day, but we were still able to get some heartfelt images of this family. They had a few props that they wanted to use for posed newborn photographs as well, so I brought along my studio equipment to capture Noah’s first posed portraits. Here are a few of my favorites from the day…
During newborn sessions, babies tend to want to eat a lot more than normal. They just want to be soothed since they know something is different going on, so they naturally want to root for mommy to feel safe. Pacifiers help tremendously during the duration of the session as long as the baby will take them, but being fed is always a sure way to get baby to relax again. I love this set of Kevin trying to comfort Noah (what a sweet Daddy!), and then Laura feeding baby Noah her milk. I always try to get feeding images in an on location session, whether it’s breastfeeding (#normalizebreastfeeding), bottle-feeding mommy’s milk or formula feeding. That look of complete satisfaction while being held is so sentimental… even their little toes are happy!
My favorite posed image. Kevin has an extensive collection of hummels, so I brought an outfit of newborn lederhosen with a cute little hat to complete the look!
Noah’s Ark! We set up the posed portraits in their living room area and used a basket of Laura’s as the ark. It was perfect!
The cliche newborn feet picture, but I’m still not tired of it…
Have I mentioned I love little newborn toes?
Thanks for following along on our photographic journey! If you would like more info on our wedding photography, use the contact form at the top of this page to request our exclusive newborn planning guide. We also shoot senior portraits, weddings, engagements and headshots and would love the chance to work with you! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to get updates on everything happening here at Swadley Studio!