Press Release Author = Piper Studios Wedding Videography and Photography company was established in 1960
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Piper Studios Wedding Videography and Photography company was established in 1960. We incorporate candid, journalistic and artistic style of movie editing, in compliance of your wedding video preferences. We use only professional Digital Video cameras and editing equipment for bright, colourful and artistic wedding video.
Our videographers are carefully selected for their unique talents and are matched to our customers special requirements. Piper Studio\'s videographers are there to capture your wedding as discreetly and candidly as possible.
At Piper Studios wedding video department we realize that your wedding is a once in a lifetime event.
Press Release Body = Recommendations for your wedding in Toronto and GTA. Your wedding photographer will provide a long lasting remembrance of one of the happiest days of your life. Your photographer should deliver a complete selection of photographs that tell the full story of your day. To help select your professional photographer, keep these thoughts in mind:
Hire a professional; don\'t trust your wedding memories to a friend with a camera.
Reserve your photographer as early as possible. The best photographers tend to be booked months - sometimes a year or more - in advance.
Whether you choose to believe it or not, your photographer is the key vendor involved in your wedding day. Your photographer is your only vendor who is with you from the beginning of the day all the way to the end. Since your wedding photographer works from 20 to as many as 40 weddings per year, you should avail your self of their expertise. Your photographer can provide you with hints and ideas to relieve some of the stress and anxiety that are part of planning a wedding. Your photographer can help you organize your time on the wedding day resulting in photographs that show your happiness and the romance of the day - not the stress of the day.
You need to inquire and get answers to a number of questions for your wedding in Toronto area & GTA. Since your photographer is important part of your wedding you should begin your search as early as possible. Quality photographers are booked months, sometimes years, in advance. Below are some criteria you should consider before you make your final decision:
Do you use a professional medium format film or professional digital camera?
Do you have back-up equipment?
What kind of educational background and/or experience have you had in developing your photographic technique?
Have you earned recognition for your wedding photography?
What is your philosophy about wedding photography?
Considering by facial features and physical attributes, which angles of my face would you assume to be better?
Have you notices any expressions or mannerism of mine that you mighty want to capture or avoid?
How much can I expect my photographic coverage to cost?
How many images will have to select from your wedding Toronto?
Can the coverage be customized to my specific needs?
How can my coverage be customized to fit my specific needs?
How long will it take to see our wedding images and how long will it take to complete the finished album?
Is a complete set of photographic images included with the coverage?
Is black and white coverage and special effects available?
Who will design and layout our wedding album?
If the studio designs the album, can I make changes?
If I design and layout my album, how much assistance will the studio provide?
How long will it take to get our completed album?
Are the images of my wedding Toronto available in digital/electronic format?
Do pictures and albums have a guarantee?
How are orders, payments, and delivery of additional products and services handled?
What could we do special, just for my wedding?
What are your studio\'s policies?
Study Each Photographers Samples. Each photographer\'s sample albums and photographs will speak for themselves. They will give you a very good idea as to the photographer\'s artistry, talent, creativity, style or styles of photography, and technical knowledge. Look for the elegant, the artistic, the different, the unusual, and the creative. Look carefully at the quality of their photographs and albums.
Your Personal Wedding Photographer should be someone with whom you feel comfortable working with and in whom you have complete trust and confidence that they can and will provide:
The quality of photography you want.
The style or styles of photography you want.
The artistry and creativity you want.
Competent assistance and advice when and if you want it.
Styles of Photography. The photographic styles used to cover your wedding can vary from the very formal to the very informal (journalistic). You have the option of selecting the specific style or styles to be used in photographing your wedding. A word of warning: There are many photographers who promote the \"journalistic\" approach to wedding photography who do no more than take \"snapshots\".
Many photographers offer only one or two styles; whereas others offer you an extensive repertoire of wedding photography styles from which to choose. Each of the following styles involve a great deal of knowledge in blending the technical details of lighting and equipment with creativity and photographic artistry:
How to select a wedding photographer in Toronto When we're interviewing brides, we always ask the question \"What are you looking for in a wedding photographer?\"
The most common answer - \"We don't know!\"
Wedding photography is a mystery to most couples, because for most people we talk with, it's their first wedding. Sometimes mom's can give some insight, but for the most part, wedding photography has changed dramatically (and for the better) since the time this generation of parents were married. To badly paraphrase a now defunct car company's commercial \"This is not your mothers wedding photography!\"
Choosing your photographer is one of the major choices in designing your wedding. While good wedding photography is a major investment, is the only part of your wedding budget that will continue to bring you enjoyment for the rest of your lives. And while the end product is important, so is the process; the experience of being photographed. No matter how good the photographs are, if all you remember when you look at them is a photographer with no people skills, who thinks it is his or her day, not yours, your investment is wasted.
So, how do you choose just the right wedding photographer for you? This document is designed to give you some helpful information. Click on each of the categories below to continue, or just scroll through the document.
There are five major considerations we like to recommend. 1. The level of service you desire
2. The professional qualifications of the photographer
3. The Photographic style
4. Your comfort level with the photographer
5. The investment in the memories of your wedding
In addition, we\'ve included a section on frequently asked questions 1. Should I have pictures before or after the ceremony? 2. What about negatives
3. How long do albums take
4. What if there is a problem
Level of service during your wedding Toronto Just as with any other business, what you get from your wedding photographer can vary widely; from the person who photographs your wedding, hands you the film, and walks away from any responsibility for a quality job to the consummate professional who makes sure every aspect of your photography experience is wonderful.
Your first consideration is to determine how important your wedding photos are to you, and what your expectations are. If you just want a few photographs of some of the important people who were there, that's one thing. But if you're looking for someone who can capture the entire story of your wedding day with photographs that still brings tears to your eyes years later, it's quite another. The priority you place on your wedding day photography will have a major impact on your budget considerations.
...top The professional qualifications of the photographer Anyone can purchase a camera, and call him or herself a wedding photographer. But saying it doesn\'t necessarily make it so.
Wedding photography is a specialty; one that requires all the right equipment, the right training, lots of experience, and a real love of photographing weddings. Weddings are perhaps the hardest type of portrait photography there is, because the photographer has to capture everything beautifully, in a short period of time, with an artistic eye, and no chance to do it over again should anything go wrong.
Look for someone who specializes in wedding photography; someone whom you can obviously tell from talking with them loves to photograph weddings. This doesn\'t necessarily mean you shouldn't consider a \"weekend warrior\" - someone who works another job during the week, and photographs weddings on weekends, but understand that they will probably be in the lower end of the service range, because they don't have the time to do much of the after wedding work.
Ask the photographer how many weddings they photograph in a year. If it\'s only a few, then this may not be someone who really specializes in weddings and has the equipment, knowledge, skill and presence of mind or \"cool\" to handle the requirements of a wedding. If, on the other hand, they photograph a very large number, they may emphasize quantity instead of quality.
Ask the photographer what type of training he or she has, and how often they attend classes to keep their skills updated and fresh. A photographer who has been in the business for 20 years, but doesn\'t attend continuing education classes may in fact be \"stuck in the 70\'s\".
Insist on seeing an entire set of wedding photographs, not just an album that shows the best print or two from each of a number of weddings. The only way you can fully assess what you\'re likely to get is to see a whole wedding, or at least a very substantial subset.
You can also judge a photographer by the presentation he or she makes. Look for someone who obviously cares enough about photographing your wedding to give you a well prepared, well thought out presentation of his or her work.
Look for someone who is a member of the professional organizations, like Professional Photographers of Ontario, and Professional Photographers of Canada. Members of these organizations have made a commitment to the highest standards of business and professional ethics, and usually are participants in a program of continuing education, which these organizations provide.
...top The Photographic style Wedding photography today can be divided into 2 major categories - Traditional style posed photos, and photojournalistic candids.
The traditional style tends to be mostly color, mostly posed (we like to use the term \"structured\") and is typically planned out ahead of time. This certainly doesn't mean they need to look posed, stiff or boring, but there is an element of control on the part of the photographer.
These photographs are typically taken with care and attention to lighting, backgrounds, and good poses. These are the photos that capture all the important people who are sharing your wedding day with you - your family, your wedding party, and perhaps some of those special friends.
Photojournalistic photos are typically black and white, completely non-posed, taken without flash and without interference on the part of the photographer. In other words, these photographs \"document\" the happenings of the wedding day as they actually happened without controlling those happenings.
Some couples prefer one style to the other, but most couples we talk to are looking for a combination of both. As one of our brides put it, \"The color photographs show me what my wedding looked like, the black and white (photojournalistic) show me what it felt like\".
Not all photographers are comfortable with both styles, so it's important that you determine what appeals to you, and find someone who can provide your preferred style or mix. Make sure you see an entire wedding, not just a few of the best prints from a bunch of different weddings. Make sure you understand how they approach the whole process of photographing a wedding, and that you are comfortable with the approach as well as the finished product.
...top Your comfort level with the photographer Beyond great photographs, your photographer should provide you with a great experience. Remember, no one spends more time with you than does your photographer on your wedding day. You might not ever see the cake decorator, or the florist. The minister is only with you for a short time, the DJ is only at the reception, as is the caterer, and even the wedding coordinator will be away from you for quite a bit of the time. But the photographer, or photographic team, may be with you from the beginning of your preparations until you leave on your honeymoon.
Consequently, it's vitally important that you pick someone with whom you are very comfortable, someone you can establish a great working relationship.
The photographer can have a very positive impact on your wedding day, or a very negative one, depending upon their personality and how it fits with yours. A photographer who is bossy, or grouchy, or who forgets that this day belongs to you can make your day miserable.
No matter how wonderful the photographs are, a bad photographic experience will definitely lessen your enjoyment of them.
Look for someone you will enjoy having as a part of your day; someone who can control the photographic process enough to do an outstanding job without being overbearing; someone with the sensitivity to understand the different feelings you may be experiencing, someone who can photograph you not only with his or her eyes, but heart as well.
The investment in the memories of your wedding Toronto
Every couple has a budget, which is based on the priorities they place on each item that will be a part of their wedding expense. Most of the items in this budget are truly that; an expense. Something that is used and enjoyed only once, and then they're gone. But the photographs of your wedding, and the album that tells the story of the most exciting day of your life is something that can be enjoyed again and again for the rest of your lives.
Your wedding photography is truly an investment; something which provides value over a long period of time. Even when you're gone, your children will continue to treasure them, as lasting remembrances of the love that ultimately brought them into the world.
It's important for you to know and understand the importance you place on these memories, and the heirlooms that keep them alive. Put this in the proper priority next to all those other budget items. Remember, you only have ONE OPPORTUNITY to get the photographs you\'ll treasure for a lifetime. The only thing worse than paying too much is paying too little.
Good wedding photography isn't expensive; it's priceless!
Services Piper Studios Toronto Offers:
Piper Studios Toronto offers its clients a variety of services and special packages in wedding photography, wedding videography, disc jockey services and wedding invitations. Piper Studios has a fully equipped staff of professional wedding photographers. Piper Studio professional wedding photographers make your wedding day an unforgettable experience. We offer many services for weddings Toronto including wedding photography, wedding video, wedding invitations, and DJ. We have been serving the Toronto wedding community for over 46 years, and we are still going strong. Weddings in Toronto is what we do. We take professional quality candid, black and white, journalistic pictures. Including the grooms and brides house, park, ceremony and reception. Weddings in Toronto. Piper Studios has frugal prices for every budget. Specializing also in high end digital coffee book albums. get good deals by booking Piper Studio for an economical budget priced services (wedding photography, video, DJ and invitations)
Summary Brides we talk with tell us that they had found the right dress, because when they tried it on, it just felt right. As an educated consumer of wedding photography, you may find the same thing. You'll know when you've found the right one, because it just feels right. Their quality will be evident to you in their work and the way they work with you. Piper Studios weddings in Toronto.
...top Should I have pictures before or after the ceremony?
The old tradition of not seeing each other before the wedding comes from the middle ages, and the days of arranged marriages. By not seeing each other before you were married, it was too late to back out!
Most couples initially consider observing this old tradition. But once they realize that it's very difficult to have a magical moment from 150 feet away with several hundred people watching, and when all you can think about is keeping your knees from locking up, they change their mind. And we have a way of providing you with a \"when he first sees me\" moment.
...top What about negatives?
This depends on the priority you place on photography. There are some couples that have adopted a \"do it yourself\" philosophy, or might be on a very limited budget to whom this might be attractive. This is kind of like a plumber bringing in all the parts necessary to make a repair, but then simply giving them to you to finish the job. The job may or may not ever get done, and even if it is, it might never be done right. To finish the job is in fact why you are hiring a plumber in the first place. And if the plumber completes the job, they have accountability for the results.
The same holds true for photography. Capturing the pictures is only part of the process. What you are really hiring the photographer for is to capture the story of your wedding day, and provide you with the finished products - wonderful memories that will live forever.
Shooting the photographs and handing you the film will leave you with the photographic equivalent of a bunch of plumbing parts. And by adopting this process, the photographer is essentially walking away from the responsibility of the finished product.
And, if you think about it, the photographer's incentive to do an outstanding job is that you may in fact purchase more photographs. Giving away the negatives provides no incentive whatsoever to really create wonderful photographic memories.
...top How long do albums take? If you are working with a photographer that provides you with a standard album, say 46-8x10s in an album, one choice of color etc, these can be stocked and take 5-6 weeks to complete.
If on the other hand, you are working with a photographer that provides you with a custom designed album that really tells the story of your wedding in a combination of photographs of varying sizes, styles and layout, it can take anywhere between 8 weeks and 4 or 5 months.
Make sure to talk to your photographer about what to expect, and be realistic in your expectations. Remember it's not just the photographer, but also the labs, the album companies and perhaps other who are involved in producing the final product.
...top What if there is a problem? Do problems ever occur? OF COURSE! But what should you do in such a case?
First of all, be an aware consumer. Do your homework, and make sure you choose a true professional who has every desire to do a good job for you. Follow the guidelines discussed earlier, and develop a relationship with you photographer.
Second, make sure you have a written contract that spells out what is to be done, for how much and in what manner. READ THE CONTRACT!!!!!! And understand it before you sign it. We insist that each couple read it and ask any questions before they sign it.
Third, if any kind of a problem occurs, and you've observed the first two, work WITH your photographer to solve the situation. You'll find that most true professionals will bend over backwards to take care of their customers, especially those who are nice. Remember, most of the people in this business are in it because of a real love of wedding and a real fondness for their customers.
If all else fails, contact the Professional Photographers of Ontario or the Professional Photographers of Canada for their assistance in helping you resolve a situation with one of their members.