Articles with wedding tips to help you when planning your wedding and making your wedding checklist from Cleveland wedding photographers, Spencer Photography. One of Cleveland’s premier wedding photographers, Spencer Photography has been photographing weddings in Cleveland for almost 20 years.

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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What is a Pre-Ceremony Bridal Session? // Cleveland Wedding Photographers

What is a pre-ceremony bridal session?  I include a pre-ceremony bridal session in my minimum wedding photography coverage so I want to explain what it is. A Photo Session of the Bride All weddings include creative, posed pictures in one form or another. For me, these pictures offer an opportunity to create true works of photographic art, if that's possible. The pictures are completely controlled and directed. These pictures are usually done on the…

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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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Wedding Vendor Spotlight // Gold Leaf Calligraphy

I had the pleasure of photographing fellow wedding colleague, Jade Yurick of Gold Leaf Calligraphy. Jade and I will be participating in the Beloved Bridal show at the Akron Art Museum so I figured this would be a great way to meet her and get to know her. Jade has been doing hand lettering for years and decided to take the plunge two years ago to make her art a business.  She was inspired…

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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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