Bold Joy Photography by Elizabeth Leland specializes in portrait, event, and commercial photography for clients searching for positive, colorful images. Her emphasis on high quality photography with a bold impact, combined with outstanding customer service makes her the perfect choice for you and your business.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 240 - 840 minutes
What to Expect
I like to meet with a client at least once before a wedding to discuss details, booking, and contracts. This allows me to get to know the bride and groom, their vision, and what is most important to them on the wedding day.
I stay in contact with the bride and groom to get a finalized timeline, create a shot list, and work out any small changes that may have occurred between the booking meeting and wedding day.
On the wedding day:
I arrive about 15 minutes before the scheduled time, because I'm a firm believer that if you're early, you're on time. If I have a second photographer, I will typically stay with the bride while she is getting ready and my second photographer will stay around the groom. This allows us to capture the highlights of both parties getting ready. In cases in which I do not have a second photographer, I keep in communication with both parties to ensure I capture both side's important moments.
During the ceremony, I capture all of the important moments, while making an effort not to be distracting to the special audience that the bride and groom have invited. I HIGHLY recommended that during this time, the bride and groom implement a "no technology" rule to their guests. I say this for two reasons, 1) these guests have been invited to be in the moment on this special day, not to document the event (that's what you're paying me for) and 2) I have seen far too many ceremonies disrupted and photographs ruined by guests focused on their cell phones or cameras.
After the ceremony, I will take all of the necessary group photos, starting with family, and ending with the wedding party. This is organized and decided on when the bride and groom make the shot list with me before the wedding day.
During the reception, I capture any events happening, making sure to position the bride and groom for the most flattering angles and light, while still making them visible for guests. I love to capture action on the dance floor, and taking photos of the guests throughout the night. Usually while the bride and groom are mingling with their guests, I'll stay nearby to take candid photos of the conversation, as well as posed photographs with their guests.
When it comes time for the grand exit, I help organize the crowd for the best possible look, and I will instruct the bride and groom on how to exit, and take one last photograph of them when they leave the venue.
Once the bride and groom have left, I will pack up my equipment, head home, and begin uploading and backing up their photographs!
After the wedding day:
I take about 2 weeks to a month to pick the best images from the entire day, and edit them to their prime. I do minimal retouching, in order to keep the day as accurate as possible. Throughout the editing process, I will typically send the bride and groom "peeks" of their final galley. Once the images are finished and uploaded to their USB drive, I deliver them either by meeting with the bride an groom, or mailing the drive directly to them. It's up to the bride and groom to decide which way they prefer to receive their images.
Elizabeth picked up a camera in the Spring of 2007 and fell in love at the first release of the shutter. From then she practiced her photography skills on any person, place, and thing she could fit within the frame of her camera. Elizabeth continued to grow in photography and took every opportunity she could to learn from small business owners, established photographers, and teachers.
In the July of 2015, Elizabeth began her higher education at The Art Institute of San Antonio and plans to graduate with her BFA in Digital Photography in December of 2018.
Additional Booking Notes
I HIGHLY recommend having a "no technology" rule for guests during the ceremony for cell phones, and cameras used by the non-hired, guest photographers. While I know it is important for many to feel they should capture the moment, I have seen far too many photos be cluttered, or even ruined by their photographing and recording. I have no problem with technology during the reception.
I prefer to use flash photography throughout the wedding day. However, If it is necessary to avoid flash due to church rules for a wedding ceremony, I can work around this. My style of flash photography allows me to capture your day in the best and most flattering light possible, and it allows me to deliver clearer and higher quality images.
I do require that I and, if necessary, my second photographer have a meal provided during the reception if food is being served.
Past Booked Events
|August 18, 2018 • 12:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding|
|August 17, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Rehersal|
|March 11, 2018 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding|
San Antonio, TX
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