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Why Hire an Anniversary Party Photographer

Rachel Baron

Happy anniversary!  Whether it's your first wedding anniversary, tenth, twentieth or the big 5-0, it’s a reason to celebrate! Plan an event to mark the occasion, get a pro in there to commemorate this special event in pictures. Here are four reasons why it is so important to hire a professional photographer to shoot your anniversary party.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

Why You Need Engagement Photos

Marta Block

A lot of the recent popularity of an engagement session has to do with social media. In the old days (you know, back in the year 2000 or so), there wasn't much to do with your engagement photos except send them to your hometown newspaper. Today though, with the explosion of social media, your photographs can be seen and shared in so many places. It's hard not to get caught up in the excitement. Like all wedding decisions, whether or not to invest in an engagement session has a lot to do with both time and money. Although you don't have to have an e-session, here are ten reasons we think you should.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

Kids Birthday Photos: 5 Reasons to Hire a Pro

Nicole Putorak

Hire a professional photographer for your kids' birthday photos. Why? Let’s face it…you’re not Anne Geddes. And your juggling skills are half that of the clown you booked for your kid’s party. So with all of the responsibility that comes with pulling off the perfect party, why would you even consider being the event photographer, too? We have an idea: You concentrate on the party. Our professional photographers will handle the pictures.... MORE

Posted June 27, 2018

Photo Booth Fun: Host a Holiday Picture Party

Terri Zimmer

Soon, your mailbox will be filled with beautiful holiday photo cards. The story behind the card is usually anything but picture perfect. Getting those pictures? The struggle is real. Getting everyone dressed up and silently praying nothing messes up those outfits before the shoot. Waiting in line at the mall and/or fighting with your camera’s timer…it’s all more holiday stress than you need.... MORE

Posted December 01, 2015

Your Fall Wedding Photo List

Marta Block

A lot of people think of June as "THE" month for weddings, but Fall is becoming a more and more popular season. The weather is a little more predictable than summer, and the gorgeous colors can't be beat. Wondering what photos you should take to capture the magic of your Fall wedding? We have a list, illustrated of course, with gorgeous wedding photos courtesy of Christy Whitehead Photography in Florida.... MORE

Posted August 31, 2015

First Birthdays Only Happen Once: Hire a Photographer

Erika Olson

It doesn’t seem possible, does it? Your baby is turning one. Tissue alert: there’s probably not going to be another 12-month period that’s as miraculous as the year that’s just passed. Your little cutie will certainly keep growing and continuing to charm everyone in sight, but there’s simply no more dramatic transformation than the one that takes place between birth and age one. So you already know you’re going to celebrate this milestone in a big way. Now it’s just a matter of making sure you’ll have happy memories to look back on forever.... MORE

Posted April 08, 2015

How Much Does a Wedding Photographer Cost

Marta Block

I found budgeting to be the hardest part of planning my wedding. Not sticking to amounts, or keeping costs under control, but just figuring out what my wedding budget should be. I found a lot of articles and pie charts telling me what percentage of my budget should be reserved for each element (dress, ceremony, food, etc). But I had a hard time getting anyone, even wedding vendors, to give me actual approximate costs. The cost of a wedding photographer was one of the most difficult items to nail down. ... MORE

Posted November 03, 2014

7 Tips for Flawless Family Photo Shoots

Terri Zimmer

Family pictures are a time-tested, patience-trying ritual for both family and photographer. GigMasters has tips on how to work with your photographer to make your family photo shoot the best possible experience for everyone. Avoid a disastrous day, and you can look back on your amazing family photos with pure joy.  ... MORE

Posted September 17, 2014

Fundraiser for Kid's Cancer

Marta Block

Would you shave your head? Would you shave your head while other people watched? What if doing so could raise money for something really important, like kid's cancer research? On March 30th 2013 Donna's Good Things will be sponsoring its second annual St. Baldrick's Shave-a-Thon in Chicago to do just that. We're thrilled that blogger Mary Tyler Mom, the founder of Donna's Good Things, shared photos of last year's event with us.... MORE

Posted March 01, 2013

Are Engagement Photos Useful?

Marta Block

Like all things wedding related, engagement photos have undergone a radical "re-think" in recent years. Just ten years ago or so, most people didn't even have an engagement photo session, or "E-session" as they're called now. If you expected your wedding announcement to appear in the newspaper, you might go to a local photographer's studio and get a portrait taken. Today though, E-sessions are widely touted as a great way to get to know a potential photographer, and a great way to get some less formal, more exciting pictures taken before your wedding.... MORE

Posted November 29, 2011