Friday, July 11, 2014

Tip for the Bride: Create a Photo Schedule

A classic June seashore wedding in perfect weather made Texans Ben and Lauren's Spring Lake, NJ destination wedding a delight for their guests.  What helped Attlee Weddings and Portraits capture all the great visuals, the lovely settings Lauren and her mother chose and Lauren's fashionable wardrobe and accessories was the couple's adherence to the photo schedule developed for them.  Among the locations for Attlee Weddings and Portraits photos at Ben and Lauren's wedding were Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony at Spring Lake's historic St. Catharine's Church (actually built by a relative in the bride's family, Martin Maloney), wedding party beach pictures on the Spring Lake shoreline and wedding reception at Spring Lake Golf Club.

Whenever Attlee Weddings and Portraits photographs a wedding, Tracey Attlee makes use of her experience as a formerly cleared White House photographer for the New York Times and the Associated Press by developing a photography schedule.  She asks the bride and her mother for a checklist of the groups and individuals they would like photographed and a general timeline of the major events of the day.  Then Tracey plans locations and times for the requested photographs by visiting the sites in advance to examine the quality and direction of light at the same time of day the photographs will be taken.  "This is what gives our work power." Tracey Attlee says, "Successful wedding photography is all about using flattering light in expressive backgrounds:  no squinting faces, weak exposures or wasting precious time hunting for backgrounds on the wedding day!  We know where to be and when to be there for every shot the family requests because we check it all out about two weeks before the wedding.  This is a service included in our wedding photography coverage for our clients."

Here is a surprise sneak peek Attlee Weddings and Portraits made from their Spring Lake, NJ beach wedding photos for Lauren and Ben:  

Tracey Attlee is a former White House photographer whose business, Attlee Weddings and Portraits in Alexandria, VA, has covered weddings and portraits in the DC region for over 20 years and is recommended by the private clubs of Washington, D.C. including Congressional, Chevy Chase, Sulgrave, Metropolitan, Kenwood, Ft. Myer Officers Club.  Tracey Attlee grew up in Spring Lake, New Jersey and has photographed weddings along its beloved seashore for 20 years with recommendations from Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club, Spring Lake Golf Club and The Breakers Hotel on the Ocean.
Historic St. Catharine's Church of Spring Lake, New Jersey was the site of Ben and Lauren's wedding ceremony.  Photo by Tracey Attlee

Ben and Lauren share a kiss for the crowd of guests on the steps of St. Catharine's in Spring Lake, NJ.  Photo by Tracey Attlee

The wedding party gets the party going with a jump on the Spring Lake beach shoreline.  Photo by Tracey Attlee

Ben and Lauren share a minute together before cocktails on the patio of Spring Lake Golf Club.  Photo by Tracey Attlee.