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Turlock Wedding Photographer
I had the good fortune to photograph the beautiful wedding of Arielle and Jack DeLiddo recently at the always lovely Pageo Lavender Farm in Turlock, California. The day was perfect, the bride was stunning, the groom was dashing, weather wonderful, decor was spot on, food was great and everyone had a splendid time; you can’t ask for anything more that that! Arielle and Jack are such a wonderful, fun and loving couple and after spending the day with their friends and family it’s easy to see where they get it from. I was thrilled to share Jack and Arielle’s big day with them and create the images they’ll cherish for the rest of their lives. After the wedding the happy couple were off to the happiest place on earth. OH, Boy! Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. DeLiddo!
Happily Ever After…Jack and Arielle DeLiddo… by edwardmendesphotography
A thank you to all the wonderful vendors…
A few images from the day…
Are you or someone you know getting married soon? Give me a call, (209) 541-1815 or email me. I’d love to meet with you for a consultation and have the opportunity to capture the memories of your wedding day. Turlock wedding photographer.
Happily Ever After…Leslie + Michael’s Wedding Day
This happy couple is Leslie and Michael Rodriguez. I had the honor of creating the images of their wonderful wedding day a few months ago and what a day it was! The church ceremony took place nearby in downtown Turlock at Sacred Heart Church with it’s unique and lovely alter before heading to the reception at the always wonderful Turlock country club. Leslie and Michael are perfect for one another, a smile never leaves either of their faces when their together. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to share Leslie and Michael’s wedding day and getting to meet their friends and family, a wonderful day. Congratulations Leslie and Michael! Here is a sneak peak at their wedding day, I hope you enjoy!
A big thank you to
Are you or someone you know getting married soon? Give me a call, (209) 541-1815 or email me. I’d love to meet with you for a consultation and have the opportunity to capture the memories of your wedding day.
It’s Senior Portrait Season here in the Modesto area
It’s that time of year again, school is almost back in session and for the class of 2014 that means Senior Portraits. If you have a graduating senior give me a call today to schedule your complimentary senior consultation.
I take great pride in creating senior portraits that reflects each seniors personality, allowing “the real” you/them to come through in the images. It’s always wonderful when were watching the slideshow of the session and a parent points at the pictures proclaiming, “Wow, That’s him/her,
Don’t have a senior in the house but know someone who does? Great, you can earn a referral credit towards a future session or that extra print you didn’t get from our last session.
If you’ve been to the studio before you know I focus on creating the best images possible, not shooting as many sessions as I possibly can. I only book one session a day so dates are extremely limited. If you’d like to make sure I’m available please give me a call right away, 209-541-1815 or email email@example.com.
A parent’s guide to great newborn portraits.
Newborn portraits today are a lot different than those of the past. Today’s parents want newborn portraits that stand out from the pack, the old one hour mall portraits just won’t cut it. As a parent of the “greatest thing that’s ever happened to the world” you want to show off your new bundle of joy to friends, family and anyone else that happens to be passing by and why not? Babies are special and your baby is extra special! Your baby’s newborn images should be as fresh and unique and special as your family. There’s a very small window of time (the first two weeks) that makes for the best newborn portraits (however 3-5 days old is even better). It’s during this time that babies sleep the soundest making it possible to create the beautiful and unique images my clients are looking for. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make your newborn session the best it can be.
A well-fed baby is a happy baby
More often than not when a baby gets fussy during a session it’s because they’re hungry. Newborns are happy when their bellies are full so it’s a good idea to come to your portrait session prepared. Before the session prepare a few bottles or bring a nursing cover so you can feed your little guy or girl before, during and after the session. And don’t worry about how long it may take or how many times you may need to feed them during the session, any photographer that photographs a lot of children won’t mind, in fact we expect it. Babies eat when they want to eat. In my studio I usually block out half a day for any newborn or child session so parents never feel rushed or like I’m watching the clock trying to finish as quickly as possible. So don’t worry, there’s plenty of time for everything weather it’s feeding or handling a tantrum meltdown.
Keep them warm
Newborns like warm temperatures, especially during the first two weeks, which is when we generally photograph them. During that time they’re still accustom to the warmth of the womb and temperatures adults generally consider pleasant newborns find to be downright frigid. Most photographers will keep their studios quite warm during a newborn session in order to keep your little one comfortable but that may not be enough, especially considering most newborn sessions require your little guy or girl to be nude. I always keep a number of baby blankets on hand to cover them with between images or as we’re setting up a pose but you shouldn’t assume every photography studio is the same. Remember to bring at least a couple blankets with you just in case the photographer doesn’t have any on hand or if one or two get soiled.
Plan your day around your session
Children in general tend to do things on their own schedule and sometimes require a good deal of time to sooth whatever may be bothering them. In addition, all those cute poses you see on websites and blogs like mine take a lot of time and effort both during the session and in preparation before you get to the studio to make them happen. Posing or swaddling a newborn can take time and often a few attempts between which a feeding or cuddling may be needed and that’s OK. As a professional photographer who photographs a lot of children I know what to expect and I try to rely that to my clients. When you schedule your portrait session it’s often a good idea to plan your entire day around it, this is especially true if you have other children that will be at or taking part in the session. I recommend blocking out at least three hours for the session and adjusting your meal and nap schedule for that day so any two or three year old siblings also taking part will be happy and energized during the session.
Stay Clam (sessions with siblings)
Many of my families that come in for newborn sessions also have a 2, 3 or 4 year old son or daughter that I photographed a few years earlier. I love creating images that include older siblings but we all know how a two year old can be when they’re not happy or have decided they’re not going to do something. So, how do we keep big brothers and sisters cheerful? This is actually going to be the subject of another post but I’ll give you a few helpful hints here. First, make the portrait session something they’re looking forward to by talking about it in a positive manner in the days prior to the session. Tell them how much fun it’s going to be to have their picture taken with their little brother or sister. Next, remember to bring them plenty of snacks so they can keep their energy and mood up. Also, there can be a bit of down time during a newborn session during feedings and image setups and to a three year old even a few minutes can seem like a lifetime, having their favorite toys, books or even some interactive games on hand will help to keep them occupied, entertained and engaged. Lastly remember to stay calm, even if they aren’t. Tantrums happen and tears sometimes can’t be stopped, they’re kids it’s OK. The key is to take it in stride and not let their acts of stubbornness affect the portrait session in a negative manner. Try to speak calmly and in a pleasant tone, reiterating the fun aspects of the session or how he/she can be a big help by doing this or that. Above all try not to become irritated as this can often cause more tears and additional stubbornness. These tricks usually do the trick for me but if all else fails I always keep my secret weapon close by, my dog Lulu, kids adore her.
Planning Makes Perfect
The old adage is true, planning really does make perfect, especially when it comes to fresh, modern newborn portraits. I encourage expecting parents to contact me as soon as possible for their complimentary consultation. I try to create unique images for each of my newborn clients and sometimes that means building props, painting backgrounds or hunting down the right accessory to complete an idea I have for an image. These things can take a bit of time so starting the process early gives me the opportunity to take the ideas we’ve exchanged during the consultation and create you a one-of-a-kind piece of art for your home.