Introducing the Del Ray Wedding Venders

Earlier this year I met with Katie Wannen, fellow Small Business Owner and Wedding Planner at The Plannery and we decided to start a group for wedding vendors in Del Ray. Over the Summer we collaborated on the logistics of the group and then after some interest from quite a few folks, a website was born. It’s a one stop shop Del Ray For Your Wedding Day!

I am so excited to open up this group to all of you who may be looking to tie the knot and who may also have an interest in supporting predominately Small (Local) Businesses.

If you are looking for specialty wear for flower girls look no further than Darling Betty who offers handmade 1950’s fashions for little girls. For gifts, we feature truly life  who not only make their own skin care products but grow the ingredients and loofahs in their own backyard. It does not get much more local than that! And for invitations, the unique and truly talented duo at Sediment Press. See our other blog about their printing process.

If you are looking for local vendors look no further. If you are a local vender and you want to join the group please contact us here.

A special thanks to Katie, the brainchild of this group and the creator of our beautiful new Del Ray Wedding Vendors website. And to graphic designer Maud Bentley of Maud Bentley Design for the creation of the stellar DRWV logo.

Dog Days of Summer - Pet Photography

Photographing pets comes with challenges but can also be very fun. I recently had the opportunity to photograph some of my favorite Del Ray dogs and they posed beautifully!

Treat Your Subject Well With people you shower them with complements. You tell them they look great and pose beautifully and they do. But with pets, they may require a little more coaxing to get them to “sit” or “stay” where you want them. Reward with positive reinforcement and you will find your subjects will be eager to please you.

Photographing Families with Pets First get the humans into position and take a test shot with everyone. Then add in the pet and get their attention. However, be sure to tell the owners to look at you or they will look at the dog to try and get the dog to look at you. Although a nice variation is to have the entire family pet the dog.

Capture their Breed The Rhodesian Ridgeback looks stately in his backyard or stretched out on his chair. Where as the Australian Shepherd would look great in an action shot as she is a herder. Most of the above poses show off her calmer cuddlier side. Overall, if you watch the subjects they will place themselves into positions that will lend themselves to your craft. You may just need to encourage them to relax in an area with the most natural light or with the nicest background.