Santa Cruz Wedding Photography: Blog http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog en-us (C) Santa Cruz Wedding Photography kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:12:00 GMT Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:12:00 GMT http://artisticweddingphotos.com/img/s/v-5/u656814709-o29409599-50.jpg Santa Cruz Wedding Photography: Blog http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog 120 120 Maternity photo tips http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2017/8/maternity-photo-tips

Women are very beautiful when they are pregnant.  There is a window of time in a woman’s pregnancy, around the 8th month when her belly is large, but she is still comfortable to be photographed.  This is the time to capture her beauty. 

Hands on the belly is a classic and beautiful pose.  I also like hands on heart. This both covers the breasts (more modest) and expresses the blessing that is birth.  Try different angles and facial expressions when you photograph a pregnant momma.  In this image below we also used a reflector. 

 

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Victorian Belle wedding: Sarah and Scott http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2017/1/victorian-belle-wedding-sarah-and-scott

"You photographed my wedding last May, and I've been meaning to tell you how much we've come to appreciate the photos from that day. For Christmas we made wedding photo albums for our family members that tell the narrative of getting ready, having the ceremony, and the various parts of the reception. We've gone over the photographs many times, reliving the day. I knew having the photographs would matter to us, but I didn't realize how much or how soon after the wedding it would turn into a fading memory. Your photos help preserve the freshness and experience of the day." - Sarah

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Portland Wedding Victorian Belle Portland Victorian Belle Wedding Vintage grace, romantic antiquity, love and happily ever after http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2017/1/victorian-belle-wedding-sarah-and-scott Sun, 08 Jan 2017 05:09:08 GMT
Pulgas Water Temple Wedding Woodside http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2016/7/pulgas-water-temple-wedding-woodside I was honored to be a second photographer and work with the talented and hardworking Josh Reiss and photography Cat and Brad's

wedding ceremony at the Pulgas Water Temple in Woodside California.

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Wedding Pulgas Water Temple Wedding Woodside http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2016/7/pulgas-water-temple-wedding-woodside Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT
Wedding Portraits of Viandara and Zen http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2016/7/wedding-portraits-of-viandara-and-zen I had the honor of photographing Viandara and Zen's wedding last fall. They got married at McCloud Mercantile Hotel near Mt. Shasta.  

 

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos Kyer Wiltshire McCloud Mercantile wedding Mt. Shasta Wedding http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2016/7/wedding-portraits-of-viandara-and-zen Mon, 18 Jul 2016 01:43:28 GMT
Burning Man Wedding: Amy and Joey http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/10/burning-man-wedding-amy-and-joey The Temple of Grace wedding, Burning Man Hula Hoop Wedding Kyer Wiltshire Artistic Wedding Photos

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos Burning Man Wedding Burning Man wedding photos Temple of Grace kyer wiltshire http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/10/burning-man-wedding-amy-and-joey Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:42:40 GMT
Sugarman Estate Wedding: Trisha and Garrett http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/6/sugarman-estate-wedding-trisha-and-garrett Sugarman Estate Congratulations Trisha and Garrett!

Sugarman Estate Wedding Sunset

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos Kyer Wiltshire Sugarman Estate wedding http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/6/sugarman-estate-wedding-trisha-and-garrett Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT
Westin Maui Hotel Wedding: Nokeya and Reginald http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/6/westin-maui-hotel-wedding-nokeya-and-reginald Westin Maui Wedding by Kyer Wiltshire

Westin Maui getting ready

Westin Maui flower girl

Westin Maui First Kiss

Westin Maui First Dance

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos Kyer Wiltshire Westin Maui Hotel weddings Westin Maui wedding http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/6/westin-maui-hotel-wedding-nokeya-and-reginald Fri, 06 Jun 2014 06:41:07 GMT
Sikh Wedding in San Jose: Jasmine and Saab Post Ceremony http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/4/sikh-wedding-in-san-jose-jasmine-and-saab-post-ceremony At the Sikh Gurdwara San Jose

 

 

Pani Bharna d Kyer Wiltshire Artistic Wedding Photos

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos Kyer Wiltshire Photos Sikh Wedding Sikh Gurdwara San Jose http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/4/sikh-wedding-in-san-jose-jasmine-and-saab-post-ceremony Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:45:00 GMT
Sikh Wedding in San Jose: Jasmine and Saab Ceremony http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/4/sikh-wedding-in-san-jose-jasmine-and-saab-ceremony At the Sikh Gurdwara San Jose

Milni

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Sikh Wedding in San Jose: Jasmine and Saab Pre Ceremony http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/4/sikh-wedding-in-san-jose-jasmine-and-saab Pre ceremony at the Sikh Gurdwara in San Jose

The Barat: the groom  parades in with musicians and dancing to meet the bride's parents

The Milini which is where the families exchange garlands

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos Indian Wedding San jose Kyer Wiltshire Sikh Wedding San Jose http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2014/4/sikh-wedding-in-san-jose-jasmine-and-saab Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:15:45 GMT
Fun Holiday Portraits 2013 from Kyer Wiltshire http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/11/fun-holiday-portraits-2013-from-kyer-wiltshire I’ve had a lot of fun this year photographing weddings in Maui, Oregon, California and Italy!  As the holiday season is upon us, I wanted to share some fun holiday portrait tips with you.  These fun photos tips are less about the technical aspects of photographer (lighting, composition, etc…) and more about how you engage your subject.  I am often asked, “how Kyer, do you capture a portrait that is fun, spontaneous and creative?”  The difference between a technically sound photograph and a great photograph is being able to convey their essence.

Know how to direct and compliment your subject

When being photographed, how do you feel when a photographer says to you, “I don’t like that.”?  A good photographer has a vision about how to direct their subject, telling them how to pose or move, what is working well. A good director also knows when to ask people to simply act in a natural way, not posing for the camera. 

Give them something to do and ask questions

Do you like being photographed? Your subjects will be much less conscious of the camera if they are doing something: answering questions, playing a sport, or an instrument, or simply walking and holding hands with a beloved. 

Use a DSLR (or SLR), not a point and shoot

Do you like freezing with a forced smile on your face when someone is slowly taking your picture?  Though they are getting a bit better, most point and shoot cameras focus slowly and the delay time between pressing the shutter and the camera clicking can be that split moment when your subject turned away or their wonderful expression changed.  Children in particular are hard to photograph in their spontaneous joy with a slow point and shoot camera. 

Many people don’t like having their photo taken and unless your subject is a professional model, they probably feel awkward in front of the camera.  It is your job as the photographer (professional or not) to engage your subject and make them comfortable. Make the photo session fun for your subjects!

On a side note, by refereeing to this email, I am offering $50 off portraits booked before December 15th
Here are my dates for photo sessions:
Bay Area/ Santa Cruz November 20th to December 4th
and December 15th to 20th
Maui: December 5th to 10th
Portland: December 11th to 15th

831-359-5937
Fun photographing weddings!
http://artisticweddingphotos.com
 
Happy Holidaze!
-Kyer

Kyer Wiltshire
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Gay Weddings in Hawaii http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/11/gay-weddings-in-hawaii Hawaii Passes Gay Marriage Bill

The Hawaii Senate passed a House-amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage.  The Hawaii law allows same-sex couples to marry in the Aloha State beginning Dec. 2, just in time for destination wedding season.

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Kyer Wiltshire gay weddings big island gay weddings hawaii gay weddings maui http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/11/gay-weddings-in-hawaii Thu, 14 Nov 2013 04:14:07 GMT
Javi and Todd: a gay wedding in Santa Cruz http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/10/javi-and-todd-a-gay-wedding-in-santa-cruz Since the Supreme Courted voted this year to end discrimination in California based on sexual orientation, many couples are now able to get married. Javi and Todd have been together for 15 years. On Saturday they were able to legally get married, with all the rights and responsibilities of more "traditional" marriages. 
It was an honor to be their photographer.

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos Gay wedding Santa Cruz Gay wedding photos http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/10/javi-and-todd-a-gay-wedding-in-santa-cruz Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:30:00 GMT
Heather and Sean Wedding at OneDoorLand http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/10/heather-and-sean-wedding-at-onedoorland Congratulations Heather and Sean! 

Group wedding photo at OneDoorLand PortlandGroup wedding photo at OneDoorLand Portland The Beautiful Bridesmaids at OneDoorLandsThe Beautiful Bridesmaids at OneDoorLands

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos OneDoorLand wedding Portland Wedding Photographer http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/10/heather-and-sean-wedding-at-onedoorland Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:43:43 GMT
A Burning Man Wedding with Melanie and Nick http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/9/a-burning-man-wedding-with-melanie-and-nick Kyer WiltshireCongratulations Melanie and Nick!  Burning Man is a wonderful place to celebrate your love with ceremony. 

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos Burning Man wedding The Temple of Whollyness wedding http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/9/a-burning-man-wedding-with-melanie-and-nick Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:15:00 GMT
Anderson Lodge Wedding Photos Natasha and Clayton http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/9/anderson-lodge-natasha-and-clayton Congratulations Natasha and Clayton!

Anderson Lodge Wedding Photos

Anderson Lodge, Washington is a beautiful place to married your Beloved.

Their first "dance"  :-)

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Anderson Lodge Wedding Photos Anderson Lodge Weddings Artistic Wedding Photos http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/9/anderson-lodge-natasha-and-clayton Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:34:20 GMT
Kapalua Bay Beach -- Nichole and Scott http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/7/kapalua-bay-beach----nichole-and-scott Kapalua Bay Beach Many congratulations Nichole and Scott!

 

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Italian Wedding Angela and Steve http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/5/italian-wedding-angela-and-steve Moonlit wedding in Puglia, Italy

Tuscany Wedding

Matrimonia in Toscana

Italian Style Wedding

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos Italian Wedding Italian Wedding Photos http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/5/italian-wedding-angela-and-steve Thu, 30 May 2013 13:38:14 GMT
Makena Cove Wedding Rhonda and Josh http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/5/makena-cove-wedding-rhonda-and-josh Congratulations and Many Blessings Rhonda and Josh!

Thank you for braving the tropical waters.. 
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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Artistic Wedding Photos Makena Cove Wedding Photos Makena Cove Weddings http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/5/makena-cove-wedding-rhonda-and-josh Thu, 23 May 2013 22:30:00 GMT
Kapalua Bay Beach Wedding Charlene and Steven http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/5/kapaula-bay-beach-charlene-and-steven Congratulations Charlene and Steven

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kyer@kyerphotography.com (Santa Cruz Wedding Photography) Kapalua Bay Beach Kapalua Bay Beach Weddings West Maui Weddings http://artisticweddingphotos.com/blog/2013/5/kapaula-bay-beach-charlene-and-steven Mon, 20 May 2013 22:15:00 GMT