WHERE TO HAVE PICTURES TAKEN IN THE PIEDMONT TRIAD AREA OF NORTH CAROLINA
Deciding what photographer to use for your portraits can be confusing! Deciding where to have your pictures taken shouldn't be as hard. Your photographer should be able to make suggestions, but you may have somewheRe in mind as well.
I have a few places that I particularly like to shoot. They have a nice mixture of light and shade, nice trees, buildings, bridges, and settings for pictures. Finding locations you are comfortable shooting is important for photographers. You learn the lighting and best places for showing of your subjects beautifully. Thinking outside the box and finding new locations is good too!
My favorie spots in Kernersville and surrounding areas are:
This a beautiful park with shade and natural sunlight. A beautiful Gazebo and landscaped surroundings make a gorgeous fairytale backdrop for bridal portraits. The stone fountain adds a formal flair. Traffic can be an issue since it close to the road, so timing can be important.
PAUL Ciener BOTANICAL gardens
This is a beautiful garden with nice size trees and flowers that bloomin Spring and Summer. They ae doing a lot of "growing" at the gardens and the are plans for a lot of different exhibits in the future.
Nice feature, if you're "just a friend with a camera" there isn't at photography fee. But, call to make sure there isn't something planned whe you want to go, and make sure to follow their rules about staying out of the beds. They are strict about those rules to protect the growing plants.
FOURTH OF JULY PARK, KERNERSVILLE
Fourth of July Park in Kernersville offers a wide variety of options for shooting families, individuals, kids, and couples. With the old wooden school, beautiful tree lined walking trails, bridges over creeks, grassy open areas, swings and play areas, there are plenty of options for choosing pretty backgrounds. The following aren't bridal portraits or engagement portraits, but they show some of the beautiful settings in the park.
Tanglewood, in Clemmons, is a photographer's paradise. With a stately manor, barns and horse fields, lakes and fountains, old trains, gardens, natural walking paths, and kids play areas. You can find any setting from just about any picture.
There'should a charge to get in the park, but no photography permit is required for standard shoots. Be aware, they start putting up the Christmas lights like in September, so you may need to adjust areas or plan on photoshopping if they are in the way. Also check the website to see when events are planned. I would probably avoid weekends in the summer, the place will be pretty crowded, unless you go really early or really late in the day.
OTHER PLACES FOR PICTURES IN THE triad
There are lots of options for outdoor settings. Parks, lakes, public gardens just to name a few. If you want something different, find old dilapidated barns, hay fields, and abandoned old work trucks. Your grandmother has a beautiful rose garden? Fabulous!
This time of year, Christmas tree lots, and decorated towns make it easy to add special flare to your photos. Lit streets in small towns can add a fun look to individualize your portraits.
Think outside the box, find something that represents you! Find a place that will be special for you and help provide wonderful memories for a lifetime!
Where is your favorite place to have pictures taken? Leave me feedback in the comments!
10 Rules for getting the best pictures on your wedding day. SAVING TIME, MONEY AND STRESS DURING YOUR WEDDING DAY PHOTOS.
Every bride wants the best photos of her wedding day. To have and cherish for years. Knowing your portraits are going to turn out great, will let your breathe a huge sigh of relief! I discuss some great ways to avoid stress on your wedding day in my previous post. photographer should be chosen after careful decision. I chose mine, because he was the same guy who had done my mother's wedding, my aunt's wedding, and my cousin's wedding. I didn't even look at other options! Not great on my part, but hey, I wasn't thinking straight sixteen years ago. I was in love and silly, and just wanted to be married. Looking back I would have like to taken a lot of my advice now. Not about choosing a husband, I still like him! Since I can't change my wedding. I thought I would help you.
I'm not knocking the photographer that we had. He's a very talented photographer. I am just advising you to make your decision carefully, weigh your options. Find a photographer that you are comfortable with when it comes to investment, services offered and someone who's style you like.
What tips do you have for getting great pictures on your wedding day? Feel free to share them!
I have been around weddings. A LOT of weddings. From dropping petals as a flower girl, (and yes, I can remember being embarrassed when the bride and groom kissed!) to bridesmaid, bride, cake baker, directing, photographer and as a bride. Through all of this I have noticed a thing or two. Or three. Or eleven. Most of the time brides are stressed and worried over every little detail. And believe me, if you think you won't be THAT bride, then think again. You will be exactly that bride. You have worked hard up until this day to have everything just the way you want it, because let's be real, if you're not hoping this will be the only time your doing this, then you might want to reconsider your options.
So here you are, you have worked tirelessly, for months or even a year or more, to pick just the right flowers, colors, dress, shoes, food, church, and reception hall. You have probably begged and pleaded for the groom to finalize his guest list, pick his groomsmen, pick his tux and to pahleese, tell his Uncle Ernie, that he can NOT bring his hunting dog as his +1. You have reached this big day with anticipation and full of glee. (The emotion, not the TV show.)
These are just the tips I have come up with. But I can tell you none of them will hurt you or taste bad. I am sure as time goes on I will add to this list. But, here is what I have compiled so far.
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