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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Destination Wedding Jamaica: A Soldier's Welcome

I just came across this article and I really enjoyed the story and wanted to share it on here.

Destination Wedding Jamaica: A Soldier's Welcome
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Kristen Weaver Photography

Last October, Rachel had more than just her gorgeous wedding to be thankful for, she was also celebrating the return of the love of her life from overseas duty. This New Jersey photographer’s groom-to-be came home a few months earlier and she now found herself a military wife. After months of planning sans groom, 30 of Rachel and Matt’s closest friends and family joined them in Montego Bay, Jamaica for a dream destination wedding.

If you are looking for a destination wedding photographer I would be delighted to hear from you. Please also keep in mind I am giving away 3 complete destination wedding photography packages and if you would like more information please feel free to a stop by this link.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Will You Trash the Dress? Photos To Make You Say Yes!

I came across this article and I have bride after bride interested in doing a trash the dress shoot and most get cold feet. For many good reasons and the unfortunate idea that a Trash the Dress shoot, really does not mean its going in the Trash Can. In all actuality, a simple dry cleaning is all it will need. I digress!

Here is a link to a Trash the Dress shoot I did - Kathy's Trash the Dress album

Here is a link to the article that inspired this article - Will You Trash the Dress? Photos To Make You Say Yes!

If you are getting married and would like more information from August T Photography, we would love to hear from you! Whether you are getting married in the Myrtle Beach area or anywhere around the globe, we are not only willing to travel, we love to travel!


Friday, April 1, 2011

5 Important Questions for Your Destination Wedding Photographer

I came across a great article written by a destination bride and she has some wonderful insights that any destination bride should consider when looking for a photographer. The direct link to her article is below but first here are her 5 questions and my answers to these questions. I hope you enjoy the article!

1. Can I choose from more than one photographer? Some firms offer multiple photographers. Sometimes these "other" photographers are simply interns or learning the ropes. In fact, if you do NOT specifically ask for the main photographer, you very well may not be getting that person. At August T Photography, you get me, August, and only me. Well, you may request a second shooter but they will be just that.

2. Does the photographer shoot film or digital? There are a few photographers that are holding onto film. I learned on film over 20 years ago and I love working with film, but I have to be honest with you, there really is nothing like what I can do wtih digital compared to film. I could probably write you a novel of what advantages there are to digital. So, long story short, I will be shooting digital.

3. What do you want to have photographed? There are a few things I go over with every bride. First, I would love to have an engagement session with you and your fiance. This allows us to get to know each other as well as see my work first hand. Second, I email a list of the top 85 shots most brides are looking for at their weddings. I encourage each bride to add to or take from this list and email it back to me. I also encourage each bride to keep her eye out for shots she would like and email them to me or even create an album on Facebook. This helps me to be as prepared as possible. Finally, I set a time to go over all of this information about one week prior to the wedding. Again, to be as prepared as possible.

4. How long will the session be? I have been hired for some shorter weddings and inevitably I am asked to stay longer. To make sure each bride has a sufficient amount of coverage on her wedding day all of my packages include a full 8 hours of coverage. The only exception to this rule is weekday weddings. One other nice option is that I include an engagement session with every wedding package. Win-Win for everyone!

5. Can I schedule a phone call with the photographer prior to my wedding? I almost can NOT believe this question exists. I am planning on talking to you, meeting you, talking to you again, going over the contract, asking tons of questions about how you met, what your wedding plans are, what type of photos you are looking for and the list goes on. It is actually very rare that we do not become pretty good friends. Well, at least well aquainted prior to your wedding. You will have my personal cell phone number and email address and you will be told to email or call anytime you feel the need!


August T Photography
"We specialize in the Extraordinary!"

Monday, March 21, 2011

Destination Wedding Photography: Flying In Talent

Project Wedding has a great article I came across regarding your photographer for a destination wedding. Many resorts offer a local photographer and often it is a much cheaper option than flying in a photographer, however, it really does have its drawbacks.

"The advantage to flying in photographer talent is that you'll be able to meet with him or her before your wedding and spend more significant time going over desired shots and wedding day details. Interview potential photographers about their location familiarity. A seasoned destination photographer will know how to adapt to a destination locale and what to look for in capturing your wedding."

Another great point is the potential flexibility for your photographer to offer some extended coverage.

"A destination wedding is often extended into a weekend or weeklong celebration. Many couples want their photographer to capture the rehearsal dinner and day-after brunch; others will hire a photographer to shoot a week of wedding-related events. Consider how much of your destination wedding you want immortalized in photos and book your destination-wedding photographer accordingly."

Now at August T Photography we give away 3 FREE destination wedding packages each year. The only thing we ask for is our travel expenses to be covered. Stop by our site for more detailed information.

August T Photogrpahy is committed to providing you with a spectacular experience and a plethora of photos from your destionation wedding. We are looking forward to hearing from you and hope this blog and related article were helpful.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Planning Tips for the Perfect Honeymoon

I just came across a great article on Planning Tips for the Perfect Honeymoon. I thought it would make a great addition to my blog.

Now if you are thinking about honeymooning in Myrtle Beach, then I have a few things I would like to add. First, some of the top things you should see while you are here.
There is nowhere to swim with the dolphins here, but there are tours that guarantee to see dolphins. Everybody loves dolphins!

There is a very relaxing and romantic place to visit and its called Brookgreen Gardens. I liken it to an Alice and Wonderland feel. It has 300 year old oak trees, statues and water fountains galore and just a beautiful place to visit. It is also somewhere you can literally spend the entire day and possibly not see it all. A nice picnic... champagne and strawberries...

If you like alligators -

Alligator Adventure!

If you like baby tigers in our lap -
TIGERS Preservation Station
If you like mini golf there are enough here to play one a day for several months!
If you like restuarants - there are over 3,000 in the area
If you like golf - there are almost as many courses in the area

And the last thing on my list which should probably be first is a romantic sunset photo session
with yours truly. I know of a perfect stretch of 3 miles of totally untouched beach front that makes for some of the most romantic photography to commemerate your new bond as one!

Now for some of what the Myrtle Beach Herald has to say...
He proposed, you said "Yes!" and now you're in the throes of planning your dream wedding. Among all the ceremony details, no doubt part of your wedding planning process also involves scheduling a romantic honeymoon.

Honeymoon planning can be very easy, or very complicated, depending on the trip you want to take. For example, signing up for an all-inclusive resort hotel on a beach somewhere, or a cruise trip with limited ports of call, tend to be easier vacations to organize because they don't require multiple lodging or transportation details.

But you might discover that you and your sweetheart can save a little money as you start your new life together and plan a more localized tour. For example, maybe you are both baseball fans. Touring several cities with major league fields and catching a couple home games would make a very memorable honeymoon vacation that you both would enjoy.

Here are some tips to help you plan your honeymoon so you'll have memorable stories to share through your life together:
the rest of the article can be found here

Monday, February 21, 2011

12 Destination Wedding Planning Tips

First, I have to say Coastal Carolina Bride offers a plethora of great articles. I just learned today that almost 10% of weddings today are destination weddings. I would encourage you to stop by their website if you are a bride looking to get married in the Carolina's

12 Destination Wedding Planning Tips

So you’re planning a destination wedding on the Carolina Coast. Congratulations! A destination wedding can mean a lifetime of memories, plus the fun of starting your honeymoon right away.

What was once an unusual idea is now a national trend. In the past decade, the wedding industry has seen a 150- to 200-percent growth in destination weddings. In fact, nearly 10 percent of all weddings are now destination weddings.

In addition, recent economic events have refocused couples’ attention on domestic destinations rather than far flung locations such as Mexico or Hawaii. Brides are planning destination weddings closer to home that combine a romantic setting with ease of travel and affordability. The Carolina Coast fits the bill.

Article finished here

Now, if you are looking for a wonderful photographer for your destination wedding, then I would love to have your consideration.

We have a wonderful video that encapsulates out ability to capture your special day. We would love your feedback!

Capturing your special day!

Below are a few accolades and some photos to peruse...

Voted 2nd Best Wedding Photographer in "Best of the Grand Strand" among 40+ contestants

Featured on Carolina and Company with "photos of the day" regularly

Featured on Bravo Bride's blog - regularly - favorite wedding photographer

Excellence in Photography award - Manchester Craftsmen's Guild