Articles relating the photography approach and photography philosophy of Cleveland photographers, Spencer Photography Inc.

Allowing Children at Your Wedding // A Photographers Checklist

In my blog post about allowing children at your wedding, I briefly covered the pros and cons of allowing children to attend your wedding. Having kids at your wedding brings benefits as well as challenges. If you have decided that you will, indeed, have small children at your wedding, I want to provide a checklist of things that you can do to help make your wedding day less stressful and allow the children to…

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The Mother of All Wedding Parent Albums // Wedding Photographers Cleveland

Wedding parent albums have always been a part of my wedding photography service. Oftentimes, parents want to have a book that contains their own favorite pictures rather than getting a copy of the bride and groom's wedding album. Recently, I finished the mother of all parent albums ( :) ). One of the most in-depth and complete parent albums that I've ever designed. Expectations of Wedding Excellence I knew when the Burke's first started…

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Documentary Wedding Photography // Why It’s Important (But Not Everything)

My blog title seems contradictory since I'm a big advocate of documentary photography at weddings. I even wrote extensively about it -HERE-.  However, I recently read a thread on social media regarding documentary wedding photography that had me thinking about its strict adherence. This type of photography, in the purest sense, requires that the photographer never interfere, direct or pose their wedding clients, ever. The argument was that, if you are going to promote…

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A Question About Pricing // Cleveland Wedding Photographers

I recently had an e-mail exchange about pricing with a very nice potential client. She had a question about pricing and asked if I had any packages that were cheaper. I was higher priced than what she had anticipated and budgeted. I think posting my response is a great way to educate anyone researching local wedding photographers and wonder about dramatic differences in photography pricing. This was my response: "It’s a complicated question. Most…

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What Does “Reasonably Priced” Really Mean? // Wedding Budgeting

What does "reasonably priced" really mean in wedding budgeting. I recently had a great conversation about this with another respected wedding professional and it made me think. A Reasonably Priced Wedding Service for One Person is... "Reasonably priced" is relative to each couple. To Jeff Bezos, the richest man on the planet, reasonably priced for, lets say a watch, could be $20,000. He is worth billions so $20,000 for a watch is reasonable to…

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Candid Wedding Photography // What Your Wedding Day is About

How much do you think about candid wedding photography when considering your wedding photographer? The overwhelming majority of Cleveland wedding photography that I see is posed pictures. This is ok and I do a lot of this as well, but should your photography stop once the posing is finished? What is a "posed" wedding picture? Just to be clear, a "posed" wedding picture is one in which the photographer has total control over every…

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