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

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Once again Fine Art Photography Friday is upon us.  And this week it is Halloween.  I wish that I had a Halloween inspired fine art photograph to post but I do not have one.  I really need to focus myself to make a fine art image based around Halloween with it being such a colorful and fun holiday.  Being a San Antonio wedding photographer using a Fine Art Documentary photography style, gives me an opportunity to utilize my love of fine art photography when I am working and photographing weddings, engagement portrait sessions, bridal portrait sessions, or any other type of photography.

This week’s photography is from the lovely, but cold beaches of San Francisco.  I lived in San Francisco for five years and attended graduate school at The Academy of Art University.  It was a great experience.  San Francisco is a great town for artists and has a deep photographic history, including the likes the Ansel Adams.  My beach image is in a style known as Impressionism.  This style of art is my favorite one and includes such great artists as Monet, Degas, and Cezanne.  This image was done in camera as I am not a big fan of manipulating images in post production.  I used a homemade filter with a vignette on it to achieve the nostalgic quality of the image.  I have long been fascinated by the Pictorialism movement in photography that ran from about 1890 to 1920 and included soft focus images printed with many techniques including platinum printing.  Many of my Fine Art Photography Friday posts contain images in the Pictorialistic style.  You can see this in my posts about Paris, Morocco,  and amusement parks.

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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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Gary Miller
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5 Tips for Hiring a Wedding Caterer from San Antonio Wedding Photographers Red Photo

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As a San Antonio wedding photographer I interact with many other types of wedding vendors.  Along the way I have seen how a wedding is a group effort and like any team it is important to have the right individuals on that team.  Many people think that wedding photographers are isolated from the rest of the wedding, but I make every effort to constantly meet other wedding vendors and to learn more and more about the wedding process.  Today I offer you my 5 tips for hiring a wedding caterer.

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1.  Get recommendations and referrals

Like anything else in life you should ask other people who have had experience with caterers for recommendations.  If you have recently been to a wedding and you like the food and the service find out who catered the event.  Remember that caterers also provide service at other events, like office parties and organizational events.  If you enjoyed the food and the service at an event, find out who provided the catering.  Once you have some referrals or recommendations you should make sure to check them out.  Don’t just go on someone else’s word.  Your friend may have just been to a wedding and loved the food but that does not mean that you should  just blindly take their advice.  Check it out for yourself.

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2.  Use a wedding planner

In a recent post I talk about the importance of hiring a wedding planner.  You can read that post here.  One of the things that I pointed out is that a wedding planner has connections and experience. With some information on your likes and budget they can help to steer you to a good caterer.  They have worked with many wedding vendors and you should rely on their experience and knowledge.  Many planners have a preferred vendors list that has all types of wedding vendors on it.

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3.  Check with your venue

Just like the wedding planners your venue will have a preferred vendors list of the people who they have successfully worked with in the past.  This list should be short.  I am always a bit put off by long lists as it seems like anyone can get on it.  Short lists mean that those vendors have to maintain very high standards.  When venues are looking to put people on their approved vendor list they are very careful that these vendors match the price point and service level of their typical customers.  As a San Antonio wedding photographer I have to work very hard to put myself on the preferred vendor lists of the best wedding venues, but it is worth it in the end.

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4.  Taste the food

This might seem obvious but you need to taste all of the food from a caterer before making any decisions.  I know couples who thought that they wanted a certain type of food but discovered that they liked another type of food better.  One couple wanted a beef dish, because they thought that it would be more elegant, but preferred the taste of the chicken dish.  Another  couple I know went all vegetarian at their wedding because they liked the vegetarian foods better.  Do not assume anything, taste everything.

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5.  Use a professional certified caterer

I highly recommend that you use only professional, certified caterers.  They should belong to a national organization like NACE (National Association for Catering and Events) or ISES (International Special Events Society).  I am a member of both to help foster the wedding team mentality.  After you have some recommendations you can go to these organizational websites to see if your perspective caterer is listed as a member.  You could also start with these organizations and then go through the rest of the process.

Taking a multi-pronged approach to hiring your wedding caterer is what is going to get you the best results.  It may be a little bit of work but in the end  you will have a great wedding reception and your hard work will pay off.

I will be providing 5 more tips in a future post so watch for it.

Gary Miller
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Fine Art Photography Friday – Morocco by Fine Art Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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It is Fine Art Photography Friday again and this San Antonio wedding photographer is ready to show you some more of my fine art photography.  Today’s image is from my trip to Marrakech, Morocco.  This was part of my 5 1/2 week  long trip to Paris, France and Africa.  You can read more about my Paris excursion in the Fine Art Photography Friday – Paris blog post.  While I was over in Paris I thought that it would be a great opportunity to visit Morocco.  Marrakech is only a 3 hour plane ride away and I had never been to North Africa before.  The city of Marrakech is an amazing place.  I stayed in the Old City where it seems that time stands still.  The Old City is still surrounded by walls and the people and life inside seem frozen in times.  It is a very exotic place and remains one of my favorite places in the world, and I have been all over the world.  There are so many interesting things to photograph, but it is challenging because you cannot just freely photograph people on the street.  Like many other cultures the Moroccans did not like to be photographed, for various reasons.  So you pretty much have to asked everyone if you can take their picture, and you have to ask in either French or Arabic.  Not everyone on the street knows french which was my language of choice during this entire trip.  Many days I was “shooting from the hip“, literally with my camera over my shoulders.  I would position myself sideways to my subject and them press the shutter button.  I was able to get some very unique and interesting results using this method.  Nowadays, with newer technology, I could actually use my smartphone to view through my camera and trigger it.  But many of the street vendors are onto the “photographing without looking” trick and some of them will stop you, but others did invite me to freely photograph them.

Wandering around the old city of Marrakech you can get lost easily in the maze of alleys and streets.  People warned me about getting lost but what they did not know was that I wanted to get lost as it gave me a change to explore all parts of this unique city in my favorite reportage style.  In this style you sort of wander around the streets looking for photographs.  This style is perfect when exploring ancient and visually wonderful places.  While I was there, which was in July, it was hot.  Did I mention that it was hot, really hot, like 110 degree hot.  And you are not supposed to expose your arms or legs in public so I was wearing a long sleeve shirt and long pants whenever I was outside.

I stayed in a ryad/riad.  This is a traditional Moroccan house with an open courtyard in the middle.  There is usually beautiful tile work and a fountain in the middle of the open space.  One of the amazing things about these riads is that from the street the houses are all very plain, earthen walls, and doors, but inside is where the beauty of these houses shine.  The courtyard has a lovely cooling effect because of the long periods of shade and the updrafts that are created within the structure.  It reminds be a little of haciendas.  These interior spaces are an oasis from the streets.

The city is full of traditional vendors lining some streets.  There is no refrigeration at these vendors, and it was a little scary to see eggs and meat just sitting out in the hot day with plenty of flies around.  It was times like this that I am glad to be a vegetarian.

The image above was taken at the famous Djemaa El-Fna, a large square with hundreds of vendors at night.  During the day is a vast open space but at night it changes over into restaurant and vendor stalls.  I had the best vegetarian lentil soup there that I have even had.  It is amazing to watch the transformation that takes place every evening as hundreds of vendors set up and then take down their places of business before midnight.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When taking this photograph I was being very clandestine in my approach so that I would not be noticed by the vendors.  Part of my fine art documentary style of photography is that I do not like to interact with my subjects.  This gives me a more natural look.  This is the same approach that I use in my fine art documentary wedding photography.  I really love the color and the mysterious nature of the event and this is what it looked like standing there.  With the low light it was a challenge to create this image.  But I always like to challenge my photography skills and to produce work that I have never made before.

As a San Antonio wedding photographer this is the approach that I like to add into my work.  The more hands off I am with my images on the wedding day, the better I think that results are.  I will be posting more images from my adventures in Morocco in the future.  Stay tuned.

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Fine Art Photography Friday – Iowa by San Antonio Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Another Fine Art Photography Friday is upon us and this San Antonio wedding photographer is ready to get his fine art side on.  I always tell people that I am a fine art wedding photographer and not just a wedding photographer or photojournalism wedding photographer.  They always ask me what does that mean.  Well I have been a fine art photographer for 15 years now and I have had my work in over 100 group and individual shows throughout the United States and in other parts of the world.  I really love fine art and I see no reason why I cannot combine this with my wedding photography.  The digital age has brought about many changes and it has changed the world of wedding photography greatly.  I think that digital technologies and the internet have contributed greatly to the magazine, editorial look of modern wedding photography.  It has also opened up the style from the more posed images of the past to more photojournalistic style photographs.  So I have combined my love of fine art with my love of documentary photography an created by own style of wedding photography.

The image above is from my amusement park project.  I worked on this project for about 10 years as I travelled to amusement parks all over the US and the world.  You can see more images from this project and read about them in my posts on Paris, and Disneyland.  This image is from the Iowa State Fair.  The fair is an enormous event and even I had trouble trying to cover all aspects of it.  There is a combination of amusements along with fair food and livestock shows and competitions.  There was so much to see that I really could not cover it all by myself in the week that I was there.  This image is more in the style of street photography.  This genre features people in public places and is taken in a non-invasive documentary style.  You can see more of my street photography style in my post on China.  Some of most favorite practitioners of this style are Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Andre Kertesz.  These photographers also combined documentary and fine art photography similar to what I am doing with my wedding photography in San Antonio.  I have been inspired by all of them and more.

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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 – 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.

 

Gary Miller

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

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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.
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Fine Art Photography Friday – Paris by San Antonio Fine Art Wedding Photographer Red Photo

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Being a San Antonio wedding photographer and a Fine Art wedding photographer really allows me to fulfill my photography dreams.  I love to photograph weddings.  I love documentary photography.  I have been a fine art photographer for 15 years now with work in over 100 group and solo gallery shows.  When I photograph my San Antonio weddings, or weddings in other places. I utilized these styles and combine them into what I call Fine Art wedding photography or Fine Art Documentary wedding photography.  It is all just a bunch of terms to me.  I photograph in many style including Editorial photography, Fashion photography, Photojournalism wedding photography.  It just depends on my clients, my mood,  and the venue for the wedding.

Today’s image is from a long term documentary photography project that I created on amusement parks all over the world.  I worked on this project for ten years.  I am not even sure that I am done working on it.  In that time I visited many amusement parks all over the world.  I was in Paris for a month of vacation and photography time.  I set myself the goal of photographing a different district in the city every day.  For those of you who may not be familiar with Paris, it is broken up into 20 Arrondissements, or districts.  Each Arrondissement has a name and usually a famous feature.  These districts begin at the Louvre and spiral their way to the city outskirts.  There are great sites in all of the districts.  Come one, it’s Paris.

While I was photographing around Paris I was always aware of my ongoing amusement park project.  There are various small merry-go-rounds set up around the city that open periodically.  I love the charm of these old machines.  The one in the image above is right near the Eiffel Tower.  The look of this image was accomplished in camera by using a Tilt-Shift lens.  This is a specialized lens that is broken into two halves with gears in between the pieces.  This allows the front elements of the lens to be raised or lowered, tilted up or down, or moved size to side.  This can give both artistic effects and perspective correction.

This trip to Paris was also the same trip that I went to Morocco.  You can read my previous post on my Sahara Desert image here.  It was featured in last week’s Fine Art Friday.

Gary Miller
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