Here are my TOP TEN tips for your upcoming beauty shoot. Try to check these off and bring more than you think you'll need. We'll pair together when you get here.
#1) For a slimmer look, form fitting is definitely best. Women, look for figure-hugging clothes.
#2) Think textures. Textures like lace, ruffles, and ruching add interest. Look for interesting textured tops. Avoid wild patterns as they may detract from your face.
#3) Bring a variety of colors-- something light (ivory, nude, pastel), something dark (black or gray is great), something with a pop of color (something that makes your eyes pop is best.) If we'll be doing together shots, the easiest way to pull this off is to get you all in similar tones. One look could be light neutrals. Another look could be darker tones. And a third look could be colorful (maybe shades of earth tones, jewel tones, pastels-- whatever you feel suits you best.) It's best to keep 3-4 choices of colors, so some options might be blue, grey, and a pop of yellow on scarves, a shirt, or jewelry, for example.
#4) Look for layers. Ladies, add a form-fitting jacket, slim fit knit cardigan, or scarf in coordinating colors to cover and slim your arms. Men, layer collared shirts with a form-fitting jacket, vest, or pullover knit sweater and don't forget to bring coordinating ties, if we're adding in a more formal look.
#5) Look for the necklines and sleeve lengths that flatter you. For sleeve lengths, 3/4 sleeves are generally flattering and slimming. Sleeveless is great on thinner or toned arms or pair with layers to slim arms.
#6) Bring or wear jewelry that speaks to your style. If you have a lot, bring it! Accessories add so much to your images; silky scarves and robes, hair accessories, big belts, lace gloves...You never know what we'll use for your shoot!
#7) Come with clean, manicured nails. Hands come into frame a lot with headshots. Polish your rings too if you wish.
#8) A professional hair and makeup artist will spend about an hour to helping you look and feel your best. Please come with a fresh face (no makeup, but well moisturized). Arrive with your hair dried (preferably wash it the night before) do not use a flat iron or any kind of styling tools or product prior to your shoot. If you have any clip in hair extensions please bring them along with any hair accessories you have. Any waxing, coloring, or dramatic changes should happen well before the shoot. I will check with you during this time to see how you feel about your hair and makeup. It is very important that you bring up any concerns that you may have. Keep in mind that makeup can tend to be a bit washed in camera so we add just a touch more to compensate. We will generally use false eyelashes if you're comfortable with that. I love using these as they give a natural look and really make the eyes pop without having a lot of makeup and shading applied. If you aren't comfortable in false eyelashes, they can be applied in photoshop afterwards (crazy, huh?)
#9) For examples, please check out my Pinterest board with looks gathered from the internet. This is a secret board where other women who've had their sessions have posted what appealed to them. Feel free to add your inspiration as well as comments as to what it is that appeals to you (her hair, clothing, pose, location, etc) Use this as a springboard for ideas to bring up during our wardrobe consultation and/or when you're shopping.
#10) Get ready for fun! Looking forward to meeting you and bringing out your best!
Please let us know if you have any questions, we can't wait for your shoot!
Yes, this is the norm, and your future guests expect to see your beautiful engagement photos on their wedding invitations or Save the Dates to your Boise wedding. And hello, this is a fun date! Our complimentary E-sessions give us an opportunity to have some beautiful images for wedding invites and announcements. We also get to know each other in a fun and relaxing environment that Boise and the Treasure Valley have to offer and help you become comfortable in front of the camera before your big day. I can then get a sense on what you like and how I can best document the most important day of your life!
Prior to your session, we will have a consultation and discuss locations and wardrobe. This can be an outing in nature, re-creating your first date, or something more formal. Boise and the Treasure Valley offer so much variety with so many beautiful and fun spots! If you’re needing inspiration, I’m happy offer suggestions! I absolutely love e-sessions and have included horseback rides, canoeing, hiking, etc. Don’t be afraid to consider something unique! These are the best sessions, whether it's biking downtown Boise, hiking the foothills, strolling the greenbelt, going to a museum or landmark, your favorite restaurant, or having one of the many adventures the Treasure Valley has to offer. Whatever you choose, this should be fun and reflect you and reflect your style and personalities. Bring anything that adds a personal touch!
Sometimes I think I love engagement photos more than I love the wedding photos! They are just so beautiful and so....YOU! They are wonderful to have on your walls as a newlywed couple, add in your wedding album, and my favorite, to create a guestbook. I love creating a photo/guestbook album that your guests can "oooh! and aaahhh!" over as they leave their notes of love and well wishes for you to enjoy for the rest of your lives, alongside your wedding album. You never know where life will take you, and you will likely always feel a sense of love and longing for the Boise area, should you ever leave in your many adventures together.
You may have been shopping around Boise or the Treasure valley for a wedding photographer and get more confused the more you compare. Wedding Photography is generally one of the more expensive items on your list of services and sometimes it can be hard to know what to consider or look for when hiring a photographer beyond price comparisons. It can also be easier to cut costs with the wedding photography. Here are some things to consider: Your Beautiful Wedding Images are a result of Tools, Time, and Talent. If your photographer is lacking in any of these areas, it will definitely show in the quality of your wedding album/images.
A professional photographer will rarely offer ‘shoot and burn’ coverage on a CD. Shoot and burn is a term in the industry that describes someone who will shoot the wedding and then directly copy them onto a disk for the couple. Often these images sit in a drawer, never to be printed or put on a wall or album to be enjoyed. Sometimes they are not worth showing on a wall, which is so unfortunate, as you can never ‘re-do' your wedding photographs. A professional will take the time to train themselves before the wedding in photography, lighting, posing, editing, and processing beautiful art that you can and will be proud to showcase in a beautiful quality wedding album and/or hang on your wall. They have the experience to know how to create beautiful images under a wide variety of circumstances. They have equipment that can compensate for poor lighting situations, either harsh shadows or sunlight Boise can be known for, rain, wind, etc. They have the equipment to handle the large RAW files that are necessary for maximum creative abilities in a professional editing program. They must work quickly and efficiently to get the necessary photos in the least amount of time possible. This requires assistants who understand and can help with shooting and with the camera and lighting equipment. There are several highly talented and professional wedding photographers in the Boise Treasure Valley area to choose from! Having a contract that lays out what you are paying for, when you will receive your goods, and what your (and your photographers') rights and responsibilities is a must have! When the cake has been eaten and the dress put away, your wedding images are what will be enjoyed for generations.
Generally, about 50-100 photos are delivered for every hour of photo coverage. That may seem like a lot of photos, but every detail of your wedding is being photographed and we don’t want to miss a thing! Because we shoot in RAW format, our equipment is handling a large volume of very large files. We then go through all of these and cull duplicate photos, any blinking photos, etc. We make sure they are all color adjusted and cropped to be the most aesthetically appealing. We then do edits to make sure skin is clear, eyes and teeth are bright. We will also choose a few favorites to do more extensive and artistic enhanced edits. Of course, you are involved in choosing which images you ultimately want these special edits on and which images will be in your album. This is your story, your day, your memories!
Looking for a venue for your Boise or Treasure Valley wedding? Relax and read on...
The venue should be one of the first things you do when planning your wedding, as many of your other decisions and expenses are determined by what your venue will or won't provide.You don't want to spend a lot of time and money on table linens, for example, if it's provided through your venue. The details and amount of items you need add up really quickly, so you'll want to know how much to budget for these items. It's like which came first, the chicken or the egg! You can't know that until you know how much you'll be spending for some of the more expensive parts of your day, like your venue.
After doing some research, I've come up with some venues you may not have realized were even out there. Or maybe I missed some great options that you'd like to share? By the way, please do! I know finding a wedding in the Boise or Treasure Valley area can be one of the more nerve wracking crazy-making parts of planning your special day! The following links are in no particular order....
I previously wrote an article on what to consider and ask your potential venue when planning your Boise or Treasure Valley wedding. Hopefully that sparked some ideas and 'must haves' for your wedding or reception venue. and now that you have a list to some fabulous local Boise and Treasure valley venues, make sure and have your questions handy!
Best wishes and happy planning your beautiful day!
Idaho Botanical Gardens (208) 343-8649
Boise Depot(208) 608-7644
Boise Reservable ParksHidden Springs(208) 229-2323
Riverside Boise Rose Garden(208) 343-1871
Banbury Golf Course-Eagle(208) 939-4600
Powerhouse event center(208) 331-4005
Bishop's House(208) 342-3279
Harmony Ranch (208) 407-5710
Eagle Hills Golfcourse-Eagle(208) 939.0402
Sawtooth Winery(208) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lazy R Ranchhorseshoe bend(208) 584-3100
White Willow RanchStar(208) email@example.com
Clubhouse Event Center(208) 322-5550Manager.firstname.lastname@example.org
Honalee Farmeventsweb@honaleefarm.com(208) 286-0533
Indian Creek WineryKuna(208) 891 7151
The Adelmann Event Center(208) 867-5119
Boise Art Museum (208) 345-8330
CW Penthouse(208) 331-3516
4th Street Gardens-Emmett (208)398-8273
Fox Canyon vineyards(208) 896-4851
Wild Rose Manor-Caldwell(208) 454-3331
Water's Edge Event Center(208) 867-5119
Sandstone Vineyards-Kuna(208) 866.1334Alpine Ponds(208) 859-2759
Crystal Ballroom(208) 336-0533
Plantation Country Club(208) 853-4793
Bridge Event Center (208) email@example.com
Stonehouse (208) 345-6790
Pengilly’s Saloon(208) 345-6344
Boise Centre (208) 336-8900
Chateau des Fleurs (208) 947-2844
The Grove Hotel(208) 333-8000
Angell's Bar and Grill(208)342-4900
The Club at SpurwingMeridian(208) 887-1800
The Knitting Factory(208) 343-8883 ext 116
Barber Park(208) 577-4575
Riverside Hotel (888) 205-7322
Owyhee (208) 343-4611 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
Star Barn (208) 286-7356
Sunflower Lane-Nampa (208) 880-4070
Moonshine Barn-Eagle email@example.com
Stillwater Hollow-Nampa (208) 914-0757
Beside Bardenay (208) 426-0538 (208) 938-5093
Crooked Fence Brewing Co.-Eagle(208) 286-9463
Red Chair Lavender-Eagle (208) 867-2437
Ste. Chapelle Winery (208)453-7840
Pioneer Condominiums Bogus Basin (208) 332-5200
Nampa Civic Center (208) 468-5500
Historic Roseberry Private Events -Donnelly (208) 315-2554
CreeksideAffair-Parma (208) 631-0425
Willow Grove Events (208) 577-8933
Serenity Ranch-Caldwell (208)949-6784
The Linen Room
208-384-0419 or Online Booking Page
Elk Valley Resort-Featherville ID
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Hello and Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for your interest in Lynn Gormley Photography. Wes and I love to work as a team, we love weddings and want you to love and have beautiful memories of yours for the rest of your lives! Nothing does that more than a gorgeous wedding album and the right photographer. After all, this will be in your family for generations!
We invite you to look over our digital magazine below and consider how you'd like your special day to be documented. Although we are located in Boise, we capture destination weddings as well. We are here to help you in whatever way we can. Please give us a call with any questions you may have. 208.821.4882.
So, I was the lucky girl who was invited to photograph and forever document Chloe and Nathan's wedding. What you can see is the gorgeous venue that are on her grandparent's property that (I believe) her great grandparents homesteaded, and where her mother grew up. What a wonderful and beautiful legacy to leave behind! Her parents, especially Mom, has worked for over a year preparing this wedding, which is truly a labor of love, when you see all the details and homemade items created just for Chloe and Nathan's day. Paige, her mom, did all the signs, her father built the amazing ice cream stand, her grandparents have spent 60 years (I think that's what she said) creating this gorgeous property, and her mom remembers planting seedlings with Chloe's great grandfather in what is now the woods surrounding this fairy tale home and gardens. I especially was thrilled to shoot this wedding because it is in walking distance from where I grew up, how I think of Oregon when I look back on my childhood. Chloe and Nathan and their families are the kind of client every photographer wants; they have been a joy to work with!! I just want the wedding to go on, so I can enjoy each of them more (haha, I know, I know...they are all exhausted and ready for the next phase of life, I'm sure!) This is a 3 part video, I hope you enjoy it! This is a rough draft, as many of the photos are not yet edited, but I wanted the new Mr. and Mrs. Andrews to enjoy it ASAP.
Hello and Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for your interest in Lynn Gormley Photography. Wes and I love to work as a team, we love weddings and want you to love and have beautiful memories of yours for the rest of your lives! Nothing does that more than a gorgeous wedding album and the right photographer. After all, this will be in your family for generations.
We invite you to look over our digital magazine below and consider how you'd like your special day to be documented. We are here to help you in whatever way we can. Please give us a call with any questions you may have. 208.821.4882 .
Beautiful day, Beautiful couple! Wishing you the happiest of years and memories!If you'd like to see more of my work, please check out my website.