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Photographing Wedding Details by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Bride’s Gift by San Antonio Fine Art Wedding Photographer Red Photo

Focusing on wedding details is an important component for any wedding photographer. Being a San Antonio Fine Art Wedding Photographer I have the chance to photograph many weddings and engagement sessions in San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Dallas, TX.  I like to photograph in a documentary, photojournalistic style where there is very little posing.  I am also a fine art photographer, and have been for 16 years, I always incorporate my fine art aesthetic into my documentary style to create unique fine art documentary wedding photograph images.  My fine art style is mostly composed of the styles of Impressionism and Pictorialism.  These are both styles that were popular at the end of the 19th century and both have a very dreamy, nostalgic quality to them.  I am also interested in Romanticism and old photographs so many of my image incorporate blur and black and white toned images.

Many photographers who photograph weddings tend to really concentrate on the action images.  These are the typical images of the ceremony, the bride and the groom getting ready, and the reception.  But people should not forget about the details at a wedding.  The photographs of the details at a wedding have long been some of my most favorite images to take.  They really give me a chance to express my fine art aesthetic and to create unique images.

This collection of image is from several weddings.  I chose them because I like the simple compositions and the careful use of color and design.   These are often key features in my works.  I am very interested in the concept of Beauty and how it can be shown in shapes, designs, and forms.  Photographs of details always bring out my creativity and I like the challenge that they present.  These detail images can really add another dimension to a wedding album, so I always make sure to capture plenty of them.

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Bride’s Reflection by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Wedding Shoes by Fine Art Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Wedding Rings by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Fine Art Photography Friday – Latch by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Old Latch by Fine Art Wedding Photographer San Antonio

Once again it is Fine Art Photography Friday.  But this is no ordinary Friday, it is Black Friday.  So while everyone is out scrambling around for the best bargains I have been hard at work searching through my files to fine a fine art photography to write about. November can be a busy time of the year for a wedding photographer.  Being a Fine Art Wedding Photographer based in San Antonio I can get pretty busy right before the holidays arrive.  I was photographing a wedding in Galveston, TX last weekend.  Every time that I am out photographing at a wedding people always ask my about my work and inadvertently the conversation comes around to someone asking my what is fine art wedding photography.  For me it the mixing of my documentary photography style with my fine art photography in a wedding setting.  I am happiest when I can photograph more in this style.

Today’s image is a good example of how simple a fine art photograph can be.  This is a detail photograph of a latch on an old box.  Just a regular photograph of this object would be interesting, but I wanted to add another dimension to it.  Part of my photography is that I am very interested in vintage things.  I like my images to have an aged, nostalgic look.  You can see that in the images from Paris, which you can see here, and those from my long term amusement park project, which you can see here. I just do not take an image with a fine art eye but I like to add fine art treatments to the images to complete them.  I think that this gives them more atmosphere and emotion.  I like my images to contain a narrative so that a viewer can read into them. I also like my photographs to have a great deal of texture to them.  Since photography is a visual medium I am always trying to add to the sensory experience of the viewer.  I want people to be able to feel the texture of an image and to connect with the story that they see in it.

Enjoy the shopping and the nostalgia until next week’s post.

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Bridal Bouquet Photographs by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Being a San Antonio wedding photographer I have the honor to photograph many weddings, bridal portraits, and engagement portrait sessions.  One of the key photographs for any wedding or bridal portrait is the bridal bouquet.  Brides take much time, effort, and energy in picking out the perfect bouquet that will complement their wedding.  Colors and flower types are key but they can also depend on the time of the year and the availability of those particular flowers.

The history of the bridal bouquet is an interesting one.  Brides have been carrying a bouquet since ancient times, but it did not start out as flowers.  Many time brides and grooms carried aromatic herbs, spices, or garlic to help to ward off evil spirits.  As far back as ancient Greece and Rome the brides would wear a garland that was meant to symbolize new life, hope, and fertility for the couple.  At this time the garlands were not yet made of flowers but instead they were comprised of herbs and spices or local vegetation.  The stronger the smell the better it was believed that the garland would ward off of evil spirits.  As is true with many other wedding traditions, the modern tradition of having flowers at a wedding and carrying a flower bouquet came from Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert on February 10, 1840.  The bouquet of flowers was carried by the bride and this bouquet included edible flowers like marigolds and dill weed which was eaten by the bride, the groom, and the wedding attendees during the reception.  The consuming of dill was thought to increase sexual desire.  I could see why you would want the bride and groom to consume this but I am not sure that I would want the wedding guests consuming this too.

It was also during Victorian times that flowers took on meanings and were seen as secret messages between lovers.  This is know as florigraphy, or the language of flowers.  At the time many beautiful flowers were given underserved meanings.  Today, brides choose their flowers based more on color and a fondness for the look and smell of the flowers, rather than their assigned meanings.

This is just one of the many fascinating wedding traditions.  I am really interested in these rituals and their origins, so look for future posts on that subject.  You can read about other wedding traditions in my post “Wedding Ceremony Photography” and “Wedding Cake Photography.”

 

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Bridal Bouquet by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Bridal Bouquet by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Bridal Bouquet by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Old Chevy by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Old Chevy by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

Friday is upon us again and that means another Fine Art Photograph from my large collection.  I am a San Antonio wedding photographer with a documentary, fine art wedding photography style.  When clients allow it I can produce much more fine art than photojournalistic wedding photography images.  My style is a mix of my love of documentary photography and fine art photography with the importance of wedding photography and the recording of those special moments.  My job is to preserve the moments from a client’s wedding day so that they will have them to share in the future.

Today’s fine art image comes from an extended documentary photography project that I have been working on in Mississippi, around the Clarksdale area.  The project deals with my fascination and appreciation of the people, culture, religion, and blues music of the Mississippi Delta region.  This region is rich in so many things.  I was first attracted to it through my love of Blues music, and this is the area of the country that is often credited as the birthplace of American Blues Music.  This art form emerged in this area around 1890 as a distinct African-American art form that combined music and styles from Africa American folk music.  The style was formed from a rich mix of African-American spirituals, contemporary dance music, traditional songs, hymns from Europe, work songs, col ballads  and feed calls and hollers.  Musicians like Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson, and W.C. Handy were pioneers of the new art form.

My interest in blues music was what first drew me to the project.  When I began the documentary photography project I was teaching at Texas Tech University in the College of Mass Communications (now the College of Media and Communication).  The Mississippi blues project was a great way for me to combine my love of photography, the blues, and academic research into one.  I spend three sessions in the Clarksdale area, staying for one month each time.  I have have a number of wonderful experiences during this project from interview locals to playing blues music on various stages to photographing local legends and rituals.  I will be showing more images from this project in future posts.  The image of the old Chevrolet comes from a great place where I was staying near Clarksdale called the Shack Up Inn.  They have several authentic shacks that you can stay in on the grounds that they have relocated from around the state.  I am thankful to many people in that area who have helped me on my documentary project.

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5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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As a busy wedding photographer in San Antonio I often encourage my clients to hire a wedding planner.  Many people look at this as an additional expense.  When wedding are already an expensive endeavor many wedding clients are looking to save money and one of the ways that they see to do this is to not use a wedding planner.  But as I tell clients all of the time, the money that you spend on a wedding planner will be money well spent.  Here are my 5 reasons why every wedding client should hire a professional wedding planner.

1.  Wedding planners will save you frustration and anxiety

You already have enough to worry about on your wedding day and leading up to it.  There are guests to attend to and dress fittings and other appointments.  The day of the wedding things are going to be a blur.  I have photographed many brides as they prepare for their wedding and I am always surprised by how they say that the day just whizzed by and they don’t remember much about it.  That is where great wedding photography comes in.  I like to tell my client that my job is to record all of the wedding day in my very non-invasive fine art photojournalistic way.  Hire someone else to run the wedding day for you.

2.  Wedding planners can save you money

It can be a daunting task to pick out all of the vendors that will make your special day, well special.  Wedding planners work regularly with all of the vendors in the wedding business and numerous venues.  They know who is good and trustworthy.  These are two qualities that you want in all of your wedding day vendors.  So the planner can save you the time of running around and contacting all of these vendors by recommending reliable people.  And this includes great wedding photographers.  I have great relations with many wedding vendors whose trust I have earned and together we work to provide everything that a bride could need.

3.  They are experienced

Is this your first wedding?  For many brides it is and therefore you are not going to know when everything is going to happen and where you should be at what time.  A good wedding planner will tell you when and how to cut the cake, or toss the bouquet, or any of the other mandatory wedding rituals.  So often when a wedding client has not hired a planner they come and ask me.  I am the wedding photographer, not the planner.  I am willing to help out where I can but I am pretty busy during a wedding taking great photographs.

4.  You have enough to do already

Face it, you are going to have a really full plate up to and including the wedding day.  Do you really want to plan the party, throw the party, and coordinate the party?  You really want to enjoy your wedding day so let someone else drive and take some of that multi-tasking off of your hands.

5.  They will keep you on budget

Wedding planners will set a budget for you and then keep it.  Money can be a very daunting aspect of a wedding, unless you are an accountant.  You have to keep track of all of the bills and who has to be paid by what date.  A wedding planner is a financial advisor and an account for your wedding.  They know the costs of many goods and can really help you to set a budget that will fulfill you wedding dreams.

Now just make the right decision and go ahead and hire a wedding planner.  Everyone at the wedding will appreciate and you will have more quality time to spend with you guests on your special day.

For more wedding photography advice you should see my post on 5 Wedding Photography Portrait Tips here.

Gary Miller
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Fine Art Photography Friday – China by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Beijing Street Photography by San Antonio Fine Art Wedding Photographer Red Photo

Once again it is Friday and time for the Fine Art Friday photograph of the week.  I have been immersed in the business of being a wedding photographer in San Antonio all week, so I always look forward to Fridays when I can share another side of my work.  I never completely leave my fine art style behind as I always tell people that I am a fine art wedding photographer when they ask.  Today’s photograph is from a trip to China that I took a few years ago.  It was actually a Travel and Documentary Photography class that I taught at The Art Institute of Houston.   The class was an opportunity for 27 students from The Art Institutes around the country to travel to China for 2 weeks and learn Documentary Photography out in the real world.  The trip took us to Bejing, Xian, and Shanghai.  Although it was a lot of flying it was great to see these three ancient cities.  If you are going to sit on a plane for 17 hours you might as well get the most out of it,  We had a guide in China and many planned activities, but mixed into that the students and I had time to photograph in the streets of the three cities and some old neighborhoods.  We also had a chance to travel out to the countryside a few times to some very small villages.  Many of the people in these villages have probably never seen any foreigners before.  And even though we did not speak the language the people were always friendly.  They invited us into their homes, and offered us tea and food.  When you are wandering around in a small village you feel like an invader at first, but then the people there get used to you and that great connection happens.  You begin to realize that people are the same everywhere and a little patience and kindness goes a long way.

The image above is an example of street photography from Beijing.  I was so busy teaching the students all day and critiquing images at night that I did not get too many chances to photograph on my own.  So I would go out early in the mornings, just after sunrise, and walk around the streets photographing.  It is something that I had to do.  I really enjoy the Reportage style of photography in the spirit of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Andre Kertesz.  In Reportage style you literally walk around the streets looking for interesting things to photograph.  It takes time and patience, but for me it is like a scavenger hunt and you get excited when you find images.  I have always been very curious so that is why I have been attracted to documentary photography.  Not photographing all of these great scenes in an exotic, ancient land like China would drive me crazy.  There were several days that I did photograph alongside the students as part of demonstrations on how to approach people and slowly gain their trust.  This class trip was an amazing experience for me and all of my students.  I hope to do more of these in the future.

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Wedding Cake Photography by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Wedding cake photography is a necessity at any wedding.  As a San Antonio wedding photographer I have the chance to photograph, and eat, many wedding cakes.  I always like the part of the wedding reception where the couple cuts the cake.  You can see the excitement of the newlyweds and also their childlike attraction to cake and the possibly of smashing it into each other’s face.  Watching all of this wedding cake cutting led me to wonder about the history of this wedding staple.

The idea of having a cake at a wedding goes back to ancient times and the Romans.  It was customary at the end of the wedding ceremony to break a sweetened cake made of wheat or barley over the bride’s head as a sign of good fortune.  The couple would then eat a few crumbs of this bread as a sign of  their new lives together.  The rest of the crumbs would be gathered up by the wedding party as tokens of good luck.  Eating some of these crumbs was to bring good fortune to those you did.  Going along with the theme of sweets being good for happy occasions, guests were provided with a mix of dried fruits and nuts during the wedding banquet.  This mixture was called confetto.  It also started to become customary to throw this sweet mixture over the bride and groom and other guests.  This evolved into the modern day practices of throwing rice, flowers, or confetti over the newly married couple.  When the Romans invaded Great Britain their customs were transferred over to the new lands.  When the Normans (French) invaded England in 1066 many of their wedding customers were further integrated into the wedding ceremony.

In the 17th century the sweet cakes developed into bride pies which were a savory mixture of meats, eggs, fruits, and nuts surrounded by a pie crust.  Every guest was expected to eat a piece of this pie.   To not do so was considered an insult.   A small ring was placed into the pie and the lady that found it was to be the next to be married.  This is the basis for the modern day bouquet toss.  These cakes were mostly fruit and nut based  and were seen as a sign of fertility and prosperity.  Our modern Christmas fruit cakes are like these cakes were.  At this time there were two cakes, one of the bride and one for the groom.  The grooms cake was normally darker and hardier.  Bride pie soon evolved into bride cake.

During Victorian times, the wedding cake began to always have white icing.  This was seen as a sign of purity and virginal attributes.  Queen Victoria’s wedding to Prince Albert in 1840 established many of the modern day wedding traditions, including the layered wedding cake, and the white wedding dress.  I will be writing more about the history of the wedding dress in another post.  Wedding cakes broke out their confines about 30 years ago.  Now you can see all types of shapes and colors of wedding cakes.  Some are elaborately decorated while some are very simple.  Modern cakes are mostly covered with a layer of fondant and then embellished with piped royal icing and flower appliques.   Enjoy the sweet photographs of the cake.

In the words of Marie Antoinette, “Let them eat cake.”

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Fine Art Photography Friday – Rodeo by San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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Well here it is again, another Fine Art Photography Friday.  The weeks just seem to by flying by.  I can’t believe that it is September already.  For those of you who are new to my blog, welcome.  I should tell you a little bit about me.   I am a San Antonio wedding photographer who specializes in documentary and photojournalism style fine art wedding photography. You can read more about my fine art wedding photography style here.  I prefer a very hands off approach when I am photographing weddings, bridal portraits, and engagement portraits.  Once  a week I have promised to post some of my fine art photography work.

The image for today comes from a series that I made on the Texas Tech University Rodeo team.  I had photographed some rodeos in the past.  One that I really enjoyed was a small ranch rodeo in central California.  I will show and talk about those images in another post.  That was really my first experience photographing a rodeo as an event.  It was great because I contacted the organization that was holding the event and was granted full access for the weekend.  But rather then just photograph the rodeo as a regular event I decided that I wanted to show it in more of a fine art way.  I wanted to convey how the event felt so I incorporated a great deal of motion and blur into my images.  This is part of my nostalgic, romantic style of photography.  This style runs through all of my work including my fine art, documentary, and wedding photography.  It has many elements of Pictorialism.

For the image above I contacted the head of the Rodeo Team at Texas Tech and was given access to go and photograph a practice session.  Sometimes the practice sessions are better to photograph than the real events because you can get closer to the action and pretty much go anywhere, as long as it is safe.  For this image the team was practicing roping calves.  I was able to actually stand inside the pen where the action was taking place, as long as I stayed out of the way.  That was not too hard for me to do because when a couple of large horses are running around at a quick pace you are inclined to stay away from them.  There was loads of dirt and dust which made it challenging for my camera, but the debris in the air can make for some great smoke effects when the sun shines through it.  I have several more images from this series that I will post at a later date. Have a great Friday y’all.

 

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5 Wedding Portrait Photography Posing Tips from San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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As a San Antonio wedding photographer I am asked very often about portrait photography posing tips.  Photographing a wedding encompasses many types of images including both portraits, action photographs, event photographs, details, and others.  Within portrait photography you have the formal portraits and candid portraits.  There are also what I like to call casual formals, or unposed posed images. In both of these situations there is much less of a hands on approach.  This is in keeping with my photojournalistic wedding photography approach.   I will be talking more about these in an upcoming post. When I am taking formal portraits, bridal portraits, engagement portraits, or any other type of set up, controlled portrait photographs, I like to give my subjects these posing tips to help to get the best portrait photographs possible.

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1.  Face about 45 degrees to the camera.

People will look better in most situations when they are facing anywhere from 45 degrees to 90 degrees to the camera.  The camera flattens out a three dimensional world, so when you face straight on to the camera it is going to make everyone look heavier.  Turning away from the camera will be more flattering.

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2. Weight on your back foot.

Now that you are not facing straight on to the camera you should shift you weight slightly to your back leg.  This will give a more pleasing hip angle to both men and women.  I find that men can get away with facing straight on to the camera, but women will also look better and accentuate their curves more when they are angled to the camera with their weight on their back leg.

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3.  Keep your arms bent and away from your body.

You should always bend your arms and legs to give them a more relaxed look.  Even if your arm is extended it should be bent slightly.  You do not want to be putting your weight on an arm when you are leaning on something or using it for support.  Keeping your arms away from your body will again create a better line and be more flattering.

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4.  Tilt you head slightly.

It does not matter what direction, but you should tilt you head slightly to one side or the other.  Just make it slight and towards one shoulder or the other.  This will break up the horizontal eye line and give a more interesting and attractive look

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5.  Relax and be yourself.

Remember that this portrait photography session is supposed to be fun.  Keeping a fun attitude will show through in your portrait images with genuine smiles and a better connection to the viewer.  If you utilize the about basic posing tips you will not have to worry about looking your best.  Then you can relax and enjoy the process. There are so many things going on during your wedding day, so keeping these little portrait photography posing tips in mind will make your images really shine.  These tips can even be utilized by people when your are in a more photojournalistic wedding photography mode. You can find more posing tips in the article, “7 Posing Technique for Non-Models.”

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Fine Art Friday -Amusement Park by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Fine Art Amusement Park by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

Once again it is Friday and that means Fine Art Photography Friday.  Even though I am know as a wedding photographer in San Antonio, TX, I have been a fine art photographer for the past 15 years. When people ask me about my wedding photography I always tell them that I am a Fine Art Wedding Photographer.  Many times they will then ask me what I mean by that.  My style of wedding photography is based on both documentary photography and fine art photography.  I have always had a love for both of these genres of photography since I began photographing when I was a kid.  But these two areas have always been separated.  Photographers who took documentary photographs mostly take straight, unadulterated images which are not posed or set up.  They use mostly natural light.  The challenge is to work with these constraints to produce great images.  Documentary photographers are in the photojournalism area.  For me the difference between documentary photography and photojournalism is the time spent on the project.  Photojournalism is normal for events, things that are happening right now.  These are the types of images that you will see in the newspaper or online.  Documentary photography is longer based projects.  A good example would be if a newspaper is running a story today on unemployed people.  I would take an image of someone in the unemployment line.  If I were to follow that person around for months to show what it is like to be unemployed, that would be a documentary project.

Fine art can be totally opposite to documentary work.  It can be set up in every way and even digitally post processed.  Fine art is often about aesthetics and intention.  The artist is trying to convey a message or wants to show the beauty of something.  I am more of an aesthetically based fine art photographer.  I am interested in the beauty of forms and shapes.  So I combined this fine art aesthetic with a documentary approach.  And that is how I arrived at being a fine art wedding photographer.

The image above is another from my 10 year long amusement park series.  You can read more about this series in my post here.
Gary Miller
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