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How To Help Your Photographer On Your Wedding Day

Things You Can Do to Help Your Photographer on Your Wedding Day

Planning a wedding can be stressful, especially if you are doing most of the work yourself! Your day of vendors are often just as stressed about your big day, trying to make sure that everything goes according to plan. For one vendor in particular, there are a lot of things that fall on his/her shoulders, such as, keeping track of time, organizing people, making sure things happen on time, and so much more. As we’re sure you probably already know, this vendor is your photographer. Here are some tips that you can do in advance to make your day go as smooth as possible for yourself, your families, and your photographer.

Have a schedule for your wedding day:

Do you have multiple locations for your wedding day? Do you have different ceremonies or cultural events happening at different times? Maybe you’re doing a first glance before the ceremony? Whatever the case might be, it is extremely important that you communicate with your photographers, before the wedding, what you would like your day to look like. This gives your photographer the opportunity to plan accordingly in terms of travel and time management. Sending the confirmed locations and addresses, along with a rough day-of timeline, is one of the best things you can do for your photographer. Typically, your photographer will use this information as a reference when going from one place to the next. Your photographer might even make some helpful suggestions before the wedding day to help avoid stressful time constraints or confusion. You should also provide your photographer with your contact information and/or the contact information of someone responsible in your bridal party. This ensures that your photographer can keep in touch in case something changes over the course of the day.

PortRaiture:

Many important people will be coming to your wedding day and most likely, you will want to take photographs with these people so that everyone can remember your special day forever. Making a list with specific names for your family/friends group photos will help make your family portrait time fly by! Providing your photographer with a list of family photos, allows your photographer to call out specific people, organize them, and capture each shot you want without missing anyone. This list is extremely handy!

Likewise, ask your photographer if it is ok to provide them a list of specific bridal part and bride and groom shots you would like to have. For instance, have you seen some really cool shots on Pinterest that you would like to recreate? If your photographer is open to seeing some of these ideas, save those photos and share them with him/her in advance so that they can keep them as reference while shooting. While your photographer may or may not replicate the shot exactly, he/she might create a photograph that is similar or even better!

Theme music:

Are you thinking of having a same day edit played at your reception? Make sure to provide you photographer with a list of music before the wedding day. This way, your photographer can have it downloaded and ready to be included the day of. Photographers often like to spending their time editing your same day edit instead of scrambling to download the correct version of your song or trying connect to the venue wifi to find the music. While your thinking about music, if you have any other slideshows, highlight reels, or videos, find out from your photographer/videographer if you need to provide them with any other music. Typically, if you have multiple types of edits, you will be asked to provide up to 10 or more song selections for their editing team to choose from. Get it done before the wedding and you won’t have to worry about it after!

Communication:

ALWAYS try to respond to/confirm with your photographer in a timely manner. Photographers understand that things happen and they are often times good with working on their feet, however, photographers are always under a lot of pressure to get the right shots and to keep things in time – believe it or not, they get stressed about your big day too! Before the wedding day, if your photographer sends you an email to confirm some details for the day, don’t ignore the email. Respond to your photographer as soon as you can. On the day of, if there is a dance or a cake cutting that needs to be moved up ahead of schedule, let your photographer know as soon as you realize it needs to be moved. This ensures that your photographer will be ready for it when it happens rather than being caught completely off guard.

Your photographer will be one of the few vendors who spends the larger part of the entire day with you. Make sure that you communicate him/er, no matter how big or how small the change or information may be. At the end of the day, your photographer needs to get those special shots and create those day of productions. If your photographer knows where to be and when, it will ensure that every special moment and memory is captured for you to enjoy for the rest of your lives!

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Author & Photography Credit: This blog post and all its photography has been brought to you by the staff at KS Studios Photography. This photography company services the Greater Toronto Area & GTA, York Region, Durham Region, and Malton Region. They also offer destination and travel services. For more details, check out their website:
http://www.ksstudios.ca

KS Studios’ 5 Tips to Help You Look Amazing in Your Wedding Photos

Wedding Photos and Wedding Videos

KS Studios’ 5 Tips to Help You Look Amazing in Your Wedding Photos

If everything progresses as per plan you should look your absolute best on your wedding day. The tricky part is making sure you look just as good in your wedding photos. Not everyone is naturally photogenic. Also, you will find yourself in front of the camera for most of your wedding day and it is not easy to smile and look great in every shot. At KS Studios, we understand how important it is that you look amazing in your wedding photos and there are a few things you can do to help make sure this happens!

KS Studios and Bridal fashion experts at Best for Bride, recommend the following measures for brides and grooms to look their best in their wedding photos.

1. Practice poses
Although all your photos will not be posed, you can prepare for those that will be. Take a look at previous photos and identify your best profiles and poses. Practice them in front of the mirror, so it is easy to settle into these poses when you are being photographed. You can also ask your photographer to suggest poses and angles that look best on camera. Typically a professional photographer will have an arsenal of tips and tricks to make you look your best!

Beautiful Wedding Photos

2. Make sure your wedding hairstyle and makeup are photogenic
Just because your hairstyle and makeup look great in person, that doesn’t mean it will be the same in your photos. For example, some bronzers and fake tans look unnatural and harsh in photos, while some glitters can make you look sweaty. You can often avoid such disasters by scheduling a trial hair and makeup session before your wedding day. At KS Studios, we recommend booking this trial for your engagement photos. This gives you the chance to see whether the look you chose translates well in pictures. If you’d like some more information on things to avoid, take a look at this article on the Huff Post for a whole list of possible wedding day beauty mistakes.

Wedding Photographer for your Special Day

3. Think of lighting
Lighting plays an important role in determining the quality of your photographs. Natural lighting is best for capturing beautiful photographs. Keep this factor in mind when planning your photography sessions into the wedding schedule. Have your wedding ceremony when the venue is bathed in natural light, and your pictures will be perfect. For outdoor shots, a few hours before sunset is the best time for your photos. Also, don’t be scared if it’s a little cloudy on your wedding day – a cloudy day makes for the best portraits outdoors!

Wedding Photography Toronto

4. Freshen up between shots
Your wedding day will be long, and your makeup and hair may not stay fresh throughout. Pack a touch-up kit with all your hair and makeup essentials, to use during the day. Freshen up every once in a while, and especially between locations and shots, so you look picture perfect throughout the day.

Wedding Pictures for Long Lasting Memories

5. Relax and enjoy your photo sessions
As your wedding day carries on, don’t be surprised if you are too tired to smile at the camera after a while. When stressed or exhausted, don’t fake a smile. Instead, feel happy and it will reflect in your eyes. This natural expression will look much better than a forced grin. Make sure to schedule enough time for your photo sessions, so that they move at a relaxed pace and so that you can enjoy and be involved in it. Don’t be afraid to have a little fun – candid moments are always the most memorable!

Wedding Photos and Wedding Videos

Author Bio: Best for Bride is Canada’s leading bridal dress chain, offering an impressive wedding dress collection and range of wedding services for the modern day bride. With four stores in Canada, they also offer a reliable online shopping experience for brides from around the world. Check out Best for Bride on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestforbrides and Twitter: https://twitter.com/bestforbride

Photography Credit: All of the photography has been brought to you by KS Studios Photography. This photography company services the Greater Toronto Area, York Region, Simcoe Region, Durham Region, and Malton Region. They also offer destination and travel services. For more details, check out their website: 
http://www.ksstudios.ca

Valentine’s Day Boudoir Special

Boudoir Photography

Valentine’s Day Boudoir Special

Our 2016 Valentine’s Day Boudoir Special is here!

Whether you are looking to get something a little different for that special someone, or if you want to explore your body and do something unique and memorable for yourself, or even if you have done it before and you just want to do it again, check out our 2016 Valentine’s day special.

Our photographers have an eye for creating some of the most sultry, sexy, and seductive boudoir and dudoir photographs around. Whether it is your first time booking or your twentieth time booking, we promise to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. KS Studios Photography goes above and beyond to create a fun and exciting new experience for each client. No matter your body type, we know just the way to flatter your image and capture just how beautiful or handsome you really are. That’s right everyone! Boudoir photography is not just for the ladies. We also offer dudoir sessions for that bold man who’s not afraid to show off his adventurous side.

So what do you say?

Will 2016 be the year you give in to that secret urge you have been having, wondering just what a boudoir/dudoir session might be like? Will this be the year you embrace your body and do something new and exciting for yourself? Don’t let your fears and insecurities stop you – this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on!

Valentine's Day Boudoir Special

Bookings are made on a first come first served basis. Sessions are typically single bookings, however, we also offer couple and group sessions. All sessions are done in the comfort of your own home unless otherwise arranged by the client.

Valentine’s Day is close and there are limited spot available so don’t wait!

BOOK NOW and let KS Studios capture your vision!

KS Studios’ New Year Surprise

KS Studios' New Year Surprise

KS Studios’ New Year Surprise

We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a very happy start to the new year! The KS Studios team has been very busy putting together some new and exciting things for the coming months. From designing new products to signing new contracts, this new year has already been full of so many surprises for all of us here at KS Studios Photography! We are so very excited to share our most recent surprise with all of you. Please, put your hands together for KS Studios’ New Year Surprise!

KS Studios' New Year Surprise

….drum roll please…

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 Check out our new company car, courtesy of Vaughan Fine Touch!!

KS Studios' New Year Surprise

This year, we decided that we would like to give all of our fans and followers a chance to get a little bit more involved with our team. So, we have created various contests and games for everyone to participate in. These will be posted throughout the year on our blog and social media pages. Your participation in these contests and games could result in you winning some great prizes and even some photoshoot giveaways!

Our very first contest and giveaway is starting RIGHT NOW! 

THE RULES
1. You must find/see the KS Studios car
2. Take a picture of the car
3. Post your picture on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or all of the above
4. Tag KS Studios in the photo
(IG: @ks_studios – FB: @ksstudios – Twitter: @ksstudios_ )

The first person to post and tag KS Studios in a photo of the company car will be the WINNER!

THE PRIZE
One FREE photoshoot which includes:
1-2 hour photoshoot session
Up to 10 digitally enhanced images with black and white counterparts
Enhanced images presented in .jpeg format on a USB

Let the search begin – we can’t wait to see your posts!

KS Studios End of Year Holiday Discount 2015

KS Studios Photography, Portraits

KS Studios Photography, Portraits

KS Studios End of Year Holiday Discount 2015

With the launch of our new website and all the positive feedback we have been getting, everyone here at KS Studios Photography has been feeling extremely grateful. As a result, we have decided to say thank you to all of our supporters by taking 50% off all portrait photography sessions purchased before
December 31, 2015!

Have you been putting off that family portrait you want to update? Are you looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your sister who just had a baby? Is it time to update your personal profile headshot or work headshot? Maybe you want to spice up your husband’s next present with some boudoir photos?

Whatever the case may be, we can definitely help you out! Whether you’re looking to book a KS Studios portrait photography session for yourself or if you want to buy a KS Studios gift certificate for a family member or friend for the holidays, you can take advantage of this offer. Use the promo code KSS50 when purchasing and you will receive 50% off your next portrait session or portrait gift certificate.

All portrait sessions will include:
1-2 hour portrait session
Minimum 10 edited and digitally enhanced images
edited images present in high resolution .jpeg format on a USB

This portrait session package costs $300 however, with promo code KSS50, you will only pay $150.

You will be saving $150!

Don’t wait, book now!

Let KS Studios capture your vision today!

KS Studios Photography, Portraits

**All booking dates and times are subject to availability. Purchaser must contact KS Studios directly before December 31, 2015 with the promo code to receive 50% off their purchase. Payment in full is due before December 31, 2015. All purchased portrait photography sessions must be booked before May 1, 2016.**

Teddy Bear Children’s Foundation Dinner Dance Fundraiser 2015

KS Studios Event Portfolio

KS Studios Photography had the pleasure of sponsoring the 7th annual Teddy Bear Children’s Foundation Dinner Dance Fundraiser on Friday November 13, 2015. The Teddy Bear Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds for children in need. Their dinner dance event was a night that brought together people from all walks of life to show their support for the organization and to raise funds. Everyone here at KS Studios Photography could not have been more honoured to shoot this event and be able to give back.

To find out more about this amazing organization or to donate send an email to mbarbuto@teddybearcf.com.

This video is a selection of images from this year’s event. To see more or to download photos of you and your family and friends please visit our gallery page – a client login will be provided to you by the Teddy Bear Children’s Foundation or an email can be sent to info@ksstudios.ca for more information. 

Ashley & Evan

KS Studios Engagement Portfolio

Engagement sessions have always been very exciting for me because no two couples are alike during a photoshoot – it i a new adventure every time. With Ashley and Evan, it was as if we had known each other forever! I had such an amazing time taking photographs of these two and today I would lke to share some of my work with all of you.

KS Studios Engagement Portfolio

Our photoshoot started at the high school where Ashley and Evan first met. It was such a windy day! Ashley had gotten her hair done specifically for this session and we were so worried about the wind blowing it everywhere. Luckily, however, we were able to get some sentimental shots that were not affected by the wind.

KS Studios Engagement Portfolio
After the school, we headed over to a beautiful street location to do some photos with the fall leaves. This street, I found out while we were shooting, was actually Evan’s grandparents’ street. In talking about that, Evan had suggested that we could look at his grandparents’ property for some potential spots to shoot and in doing so, we found a little forest of beautiful trees that had all turned a vibrant yellow.

Simply perfect!

Our next stop for photographs was by a lake. This lake was near where Ashley and Evan had lived, once upon a time,and it was a place where they both spent a lot of time together. The sky was so beautiful and the sun peaked through just enough to highlight some of Ashley and Evan’s special little moments

Engagement Photography in Toronto

The final spot that Ashley and Evan chose for their engagement photography was a trail area called 99 Steps. It was a forest full of beautiful fall colours and A LOT of leaves! After doing so many photos, it was time to have a little fun and relax – who said photoshoots weren’t allowed to be fun?

The two lovebirds had a full on leaf-ball fight, and let me tell you, no one held back!
No hard feelings were left as they ended with a hug.

After some walking around and climbing down 99 steps, we got some more beautiful photo – if only we could post them all!

Of course, we can’t forget the ring! Unfortunately, we didn’t forget to take a picture of the ring but we did forget the ring, inside the crack of a tall tree. After Ashley realized her finger was bare, there was a rush back with panic but luckily, the ring was still there. Note to self, DON’T LET YOUR CLIENT FORGET THE RING!

KS Studios Engagement Portfolio

After 99 steps, we were supposed to be done, however, Evan asked me if I had any other ideas. Consequently, on my way too meet Ashley and Evan, I saw this gorgeous corn field on the side of the road and I thought “Oh if only I could take them there.” So, with that, Evan opened the door for me to offer! Ashley and Evan were very excited to try it out and it ended up being worth every second.

As a photographer, it easy to tell when two people are truly, madly in love, and, with Ashley and Evan, it was quite clear that they were!

KS Studios Engagement Portfolio

We ended the shoot with a “We did it!” photo that just seemed to tie it all together.

This engagement session with Ashley and Evan was a lot of fun and we all enjoyed ourselves from beginning to end. It is extremely important that you pick a photographer that you get along with and it is just as important that we, the photographers, pick clients who we enjoy working with.

Thank you Ashley and Evan for being such good sports and for allowing me to capture your special memories together. Congratulations again on your engagement – I can’t wait to shoot your wedding day!

– Ksenia Sachewsky –