the wedding block

Forum to discuss ideas around weddings, including your gear, what you need to be prepared for, and what can go wrong.

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Wedding contracts and legal issues

Started by melanie janse. Last reply by Lena Oct 10, 2014. 13 Replies

I thought of starting of a discussion in legal contracts with you and your bridal couple. How many of you have this in place. An actual wedding contract to protect you, and to protect your client. not just a one pager with saying that you will be…Continue

Tags: issues, legal, contract, Wedding

Best affordable gear for shooting weddings and low light

Started by Mercia. Last reply by Pat Wagner Nov 21, 2013. 12 Replies

Hi GuysI am new to photography industry, currently doing a basic course and I have already been so fortunate as to been asked to do 2 weddings. #FreakingOut#The first of which is in January 2014. I am busy doing research on different cameras as I…Continue

Using photos for portfolio/marketing

Started by Donita Visser. Last reply by Richard Nash Aug 2, 2013. 9 Replies

I am starting out in the business and after discussing with the client the details now they have a problem with the photos being used in my portfolio and webpages for marketing myself.How do i handle this???Continue

Wedding in Maun Botswanaw

Started by Matthew Copham. Last reply by Matthew Copham Jan 13, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello fellow photographers.I am getting married on the 24th May 2013 in Maun, Botswana, looking for a great wedding photographer please help!ThanksMattContinue

21 Wedding Poses...

Started by Danie Bester. Last reply by Nicolene Jul 13, 2012. 3 Replies

Check out Digital Photography School's 21 wedding poses. Hope this help ladies and gents...…Continue

Tags: digital-photography-school, wedding-poses

Wedding day agenda tips

Started by melanie janse Mar 28, 2012. 0 Replies

As photographers we know how crucial is timing for us, you need to plan the agenda way in advance with your couple to get the best out of the day, read more on my blog on the link below, and feel free to ask questions:…Continue

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Comment by melanie janse on July 29, 2012 at 22:23

July wedding inspiration: Susan Stripling :

Comment by Danie Bester on July 9, 2012 at 11:17

Heya ladies and gents... Check out this 21 poses for wedding photographers by DPS...

Comment by melanie janse on June 13, 2012 at 21:03

June inspiration is.....Julie Lim...just love her work:

Comment by melanie janse on May 17, 2012 at 21:03

Wedding inspiration for May: Daniel Aguilar

Comment by Amelia Bodenstein on April 10, 2012 at 22:36

Thanks Melanie, yes it is cost of slideshow, not the programme.  Thank you your answer helped. 

Comment by melanie janse on April 10, 2012 at 13:02

Hi Amelia, not sure what you are asking, are you asking for pricing on animoto subscription or pricing on the slideshow for the bridal couple? Pricing for the slideshow is up to the photographer and what your time is worth to do it, including your cost that you paid for animoto and a rough estimate on how many slideshow requests you get, it can range anything from say R500 to R1500 per slideshow, but its up to you how you price your packages according to your experience, equipment used, living costs all of these needs to be taken into account.

Comment by Amelia Bodenstein on April 10, 2012 at 9:12

Thanks Melanie, and pricing if done separately?

Comment by melanie janse on April 10, 2012 at 8:48
Yes, I do :) Animoto can take unlimited number of photos, depending on how long the song is, and you can slide the photos quick, so that you can squeeze in alot, the problem is, is if you add to many photos the photos flash so quick that you can't really see them, so rather pick your best photos 70 at the most, and they dit nicely into a song and is not to quick.
Comment by Amelia Bodenstein on April 10, 2012 at 8:27

Sorry something else as well, do you tell the whole story of the wedding day in the slideshow, I do and ends up with a huge slideshow.  I think that is why ProwShow might have battled to render the dvd although they market themselves to handle a large capacity.  I usually tells the story from the beginning to the end e.g. taking photos from each important happening and include it with music they provide me of, used on their day?

Comment by Amelia Bodenstein on April 10, 2012 at 8:23

Hi Melanie, you said you charge extra for a slideshow, may I ask how much one can charge for a slideshow, as I included in my packages, but it is a lot of work and don't know if it worth my while to include it in my packages, or else to price it correctly within the package.  However you sometimes gets the couple that can't afford full packages, and then we take add on's off,but still I don't know if my pricing is correct.Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.  By the way I am on my apple now, and can't wait to start exploring everything on it, so far so good.


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