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Thursday, April 25, 2019
By Life's Enchanted Moments Photography By Brittney Wesley
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Why hire a Professional for your Wedding Day?

Are you getting married? 
THIS is a must read! 

I have had so many people reach out to me in regards to their horror stories about their wedding day pictures. Like, darn near a daily occurrence/conversation. 

With the overabundance of cell phones, ipads and everybody who "owns a camera" the thought of "someone will get the shot" is often a go-to statement. 

What one doesn't take into consideration is yes, someone may get the shot BUT without complete control of that camera, those images WILL NOT BE USABLE. Have you tried printing a large print from a cell phone? It is not pleasant and certainly not wall worthy. A majority of the images will be stored in an area that will eventually become obsolete and then the entire "documentation" of your day will be only those memories that remain within you, and most forgotten forever. 

Are you getting married? 
THIS is a must read!

You guys, I have had so many people reach out to me in regards to their horror stories about their wedding day pictures. Like, darn near a daily occurrence/conversation but yet I still see the red flags and the same mistakes being made each and every day.

My industry was not always like this. Back in the film days when you said you were a “Photographer” people actually knew you were and what you did. To be a Wedding Photographer, in particular, was a true gift. Nowadays with the overabundance of cell phones, ipads and everybody who "owns a camera" the thought of "someone will get the shot" is often a go-to statement and anyone can pretend to be something that they are not at the loss of memories that they can not get back.

What many don’t take into consideration is yes, someone may get the shot BUT without complete control of that camera, those images WILL NOT BE USABLE. Have you tried printing a large print from a cell phone? It is not pleasant and is certainly not wall worthy. A majority of those images will be stored in an area that will eventually become obsolete and then the entire "documentation" of your day will be only those memories that remain within you, and most forgotten forever.

It is very important, especially for outdoor bright midday weddings and dark indoor weddings (WEDDINGS) manual setting controlling all aspects of the camera IS A MUST.

*Custom WHITE BALANCE for correctly colored image that is not orange, yellow or green. This one will make it very obvious when you are trying to find a true professional in the sea of "Photographers". When you see an image look at the color of their faces, shirts and for weddings THE DRESS. Is it true to color? If the white balance has been set to AUTO indoor images will appear ORANGE, outdoor images will have color casting from the background of the image, so if a client is in the grass the dress will have a green cast on it.

*Manually setting the APERTURE. This is to allow the right amount of light into the camera and create depth of field so the subject of the images pop from the picture and don't lay flat with the background.

*SHUTTER SPEED to capture movement without blur.

*Correct ISO to bump the lighting (without adding grain).

*Correct use of FILL FLASH so that the object of the image is correctly lit to make the subject a bit brighter than the rest of the image so that they are the focal point. The key to this one is knowing how to correctly position the flash to bounce the light nicely WITHOUT creating a shadow or completely washing the face of the subject out.

INVEST IN THE ONLY THING THAT WILL BE THE LASTING PIECE OF YOUR DAY. INVEST IN ALL OF THOSE MEMORIES.

I could not have said it better than KHPSTUDIO! Check out their blog below!



I could not have said it better than KHPSTUDIO! Check out their blog below! 
http://khpstudio.com/wwwkevinhulettblogspotcom/2017/5/22/top-10-reasons-to-hire-a-professional-wedding-photographer

 
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
By Life's Enchanted Moments Photography By Brittney Wesley
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It was mid-afternoon on March 6, 2019. I was sitting at my desk editing a few recent photo shoots and I received a call. I knew from the second I answered the phone that this call was different. I wasn't sure where it was going to lead me, but I knew in my gut that something amazing was happening.

I listened as the caller introduced herself, "My name is Andrea Gomes. I first want to tell you that this is not like me to call. I typically would email in regards to questions I may have for your services, however, I felt compelled to call you directly so that is what I am doing." She began to tell me of whom she was and her testimony. She was a mom, a wife, and an author of her life. She had been through so many trials and battles throughout her lifetime but she found great strength through her deepest heartaches.

On December 24, 2015, her entire world came to a screeching halt.  She and her family unexpectedly lost her oldest 14-year-old daughter. Her daughter became ill very quickly and soon passed. At this same time, Andrea was battling cancer cells and was anticipating surgery herself at this very time. As she was telling me her testimony I literally could not speak a word. I listened with tear-filled eyes as she continued to speak volumes to me. I gasped for words to offer as comfort and was wondering how and why I fit into this remarkable women's story of courage and the strength that she gained through God during her time of complete devastation. 

She continued to talk and I soon realized that she was reaching out because she wanted/needed someone who could document her journey, her smiles through her tears. She had a very vivid vision of exactly what she was looking for and was reaching out to see if I may be able to help her achieve that vision through my lens. She wanted the shoot to reflect exactly whom she and her girls were. Strong, independent followers of God living his words and speaking to others about the hardships and how to use those times to lean on God and grow stronger in his spirit. I knew that this was something I wanted and was meant to be a part of. 

Andrea is an Author, Motivational Speaker, and CEO. She is currently in the process of publishing her testimony Butterfly Cycles Of Faith (will be releasing VERY soon!), and her younger two girls are working on a podcast in which they will talk about their journeys and how they have overcome their obstacles. 

After our phone conversation, my mind was racing with my own visions on how to make this session come to life for them. I wanted the images to speak volumes and I certainly did not want to let them down. 

Soon after our phone consultation, we met and discussed our plan of action. I created a vision board and spent many hours detailing exactly how to make her visions come to life. 

Yesterday evening was go time. We shot for THREE REMARKABLE HOURS and I kid you not, the first 30 minutes of our photoshoot began with a butterfly following the girls around everywhere they went... 

This is only the beginning of our journey... Stay tuned for more, and don't forget to follow Andrea HERE!

 

The Gome Girls

To be continued...

 
Saturday, April 13, 2019
By Life's Enchanted Moments Photography, LLC By Brittney Wesley
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I am honored to have the opportunity to meet Leighanne Jones, a college graduate at UNT. Leighanne graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education. While taking her pictures I was able to see her heart for others and see her potential to change the world!!


With the endless options of Graduation Photography

I was grateful for the opportunity to work with Leighanne Jones.

She was amazing to work with and I am thankful for the time that I got to spend with her.

She is truly a remarkable person.  




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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
By Life's Enchanted Moments Photography By Brittney Wesley
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Skipper and Brett Wedding Hillsboro TX

VENUE: The Eagle Historic Warehouse in Hillsboro TX

COORDINATOR: Meant to be Events

HAIR: Amy Fitzgerald

MAKEUP: Lip Service and Makeup

CATERING: Patriotic Pig

CAKES: Bakeology

DJ: Pro DJ and Entertainment

Ministry: Spiral Higher

PHOTOGRAPHY: Life's Enchanted Moments Photography LLC

 From the moment I met Skipper I knew we were going to click right away. She has such a sweet and kind personality. She is laid back, easy going and easy to please. Her and Brett are the perfect pair. They genuinely care for one another. She is absolutely smitten with him, and he adores her. It's so easy to see the love between them. 

 

Their Wedding Day begin early on the morning of December 29th, 2018. It was a chilly morning when Skipper showed up at the venue with her girls. They soon begin getting ready. There was so much joy and laughter shared in that room! 


Skippers gown was exquisite. It was beautiful adorned and laced all the way up the back. Skippers daughter helped her get her gown on and finish all the final touches. There were some very sweet and memorable moments as the day progressed. 

 



The Groom and his boys

The Girls

Bride and Groom First Looks- First Look Photography Session

Skipper and Brett decided very early on in our planning journeys that they wanted to do a first look session prior to the Ceremony. I literally had chill bumps sitting up these first looks. So touching!


Mother Son First Looks

Last moments before walking down the aisle

Groom reading his vows immediately before the Ceremony began.

The Ceremony was so quant and perfect. It was lead by Amy Fitzgerald, a close friend of the bride. She added so much fun to the ceremony. The Bride and Groom said their own vows and Brett incorporated the boys in his vows. It was absolutely beautiful. 

 

Reception

The Reception was a night full of dancing and laughter. Pro Dj and Entertainment lead the night as the DJ. They did a great job keeping the night running smoothly and the guest on their feet. A highlight of the evening was their GIANT screen projector! They played live feed from the wedding as well as Music Video. It was pretty neat! 

Patriotic Pig catered the Reception and desert bar, and it was SUPERB! Marc and Gina own the business and their workmanship truly shines through. They are such kind and genuine people. I only hope to work with them again in the future. 

The cakes were made by Bakeology. They were simply and gorgeous, and best of all, THEY WERE YUMMY!!! 

 

What a fun Wedding! It was such an honor being a part of it all! 

 
Saturday, January 13, 2018
By Life's Enchanted Moments Photography By Brittney Wesley
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Senior Portrait Sessions hold there own special feel. These are the portraits documenting that very big jump from High School, to the big world. many from "Home" to "on their own." Let's me honest, parents, this is really the last chance you have such a pull for them to get their pictures done. I LOVE my Senior Sessions! By this stage of their lives they have come into their own personalities, and we can get images that represent them.

 

Breanne is simply gorgeous. She has such a calm demeanor. A soft spoken, beautiful soul. She was so easy going and nailed every look we were going for. Her eyes caught the camera angle beautifully and popped in every image. What a fabulous shoot!