published… in The Wedding Ring Magazine – a gorgeous barn wedding venue and fields of lavender…

it is – and always will be – so much fun to re-live your wedding day with a fun post wedding photoshoot.  Girls – grab your gown, your guy & your diamonds, add a fabulous group of wedding experts, and enjoy an afternoon of beauty and wedding bliss, without the hectic schedules & family obligations of a typical wedding day.

That is exactly what happened on June 26 – recent newlyweds Christina & Cian, and Milena & Josh jumped back into their wedding finery for this uber pretty photoshoot, and now are enjoying their new found fame in the pages of The Wedding Ring magazine.

Christina & Cian’s photo shoot had a theme of ‘Classic Elegance’… featuring soft tones, gorgeous florals, vintage props & pieces… and pink bubble gum just for fun.  The light streaming through the barn boards added to the candlelight & chandeliers, for a romantic and intimate space perfect for a stunning wedding celebration.  These ameteur models really should rethink their current careers, and consider turning pro.

beautiful wedding photography in Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, Ontario, CanadaMilena & Josh’s theme was ‘English Garden’, and the field of lavender in full bloom, harvest tables, specialty drinks (lavender lemonade naturally), delicate details, and a loving couple could not have been more perfect!  This shoot was so good we only stopped because we ran out of light.  Literally.

Gorgeous couples.  Wedding barn.  Lavender fields.  Enough said.

The Lavender Farm wedding, Cambridge, Drumbo, Ontario

our STELLAR wedding experts include:

photography team:  Anne, Carla, Stela & Joel … Anne Edgar Photography

Venue: A Perfect Day

florals:  La Petite Fleur

stationery & stylist: Little Details

decor & stylist: Warehouse 84

cake: The Baking Company

make up: High Gloss Weddings

Hair: Minos Hair Design 519 621-3423

chair rentals: Guelph Event & Tent Rentals

If you are searching for YOUR wedding experts – here is your dream team!  Call them quick!

 

 

 

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a bit of info about your wedding photos and copyrights…

I found a great article on Offbeat Bride, that offers easy copyright explanations when it comes to your wedding photos.  Written by Molly Ali – here are a few helpful excerpts:

1) The purpose of copyright law is to promote the progress of science and art. Hardly anyone knows that anymore. So many people think it’s about generating profit for the music industry and giving individual artists total control over their work, but that’s just not true. Once upon a time, copyright law was balanced between the needs of creators and the needs of the public. Things have gotten really unbalanced over the last 40 years, but the goal of serving the public and promoting progress is still in there.

2) Copyright protects creative works that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression. This means that in order for something to be protected by copyright, it has to be recorded some way, on paper or on a hard drive some other physical thing. There are several classes of creative work that qualify for copyright protection: literary works, musical works, dramatic works, choreographic works, pictorial, graphics, and sculptural works, motion pictures and other audiovisual works, sound recordings, and architectural works.

3) Copyright does not protect ideas or facts. Those are free for anyone to use, even if it makes them look like they’re biting someone else’s style. A work has to be at least a little bit creative to qualify for copyright protection. Something that is purely factual, like a phone book, does not have enough creativity to be copyrightable even if it takes a lot of effort and hard work to make it.

4) Copyright attaches to a work automatically the moment it is recorded.There is no need to register the copyright, or to put a little (c) on it, or even claim it. If a work is relatively new (created in the last 50 years or so) creative, and recorded in some way, it’s almost definitely copyrighted. Copyright also lasts a really long time (currently, life of the creator plus 70 years after the creator dies). This means that most of what you find online is under copyright, even if there is no copyright symbol and no attribution and no source listed.

5) Copyright comes with a set of exclusive rights. These are things the copyright holder can do with the work that other people mostly cannot do (there are some important exceptions, but it would take way too much space for me to go into them here). The rights that come with copyright are:

  • The right to make copies.
  • The right to distribute copies.
  • The right to make derivative works.
  • The right to perform or display the work.

The copyright holder may keep these rights to herself, or she may give some or all of them away, usually with a contract or a license.

…the photographer you hire to shoot your wedding holds the copyrights in your wedding photos. She is free to sell them, publish them, Photoshop them, and share them. You are not.

So what does any of this have to do with your wedding photos? Everything. The way the default rules of copyright ownership work, the photographer you hire to shoot your wedding holds the copyrights in your wedding photos. She is free to sell them, publish them, Photoshop them, and share them. You are not. I hear all the time from people who believe that because they are the subjects of the photos, or because they are the ones who hired the photographer, then they are the ones who hold the copyright in the photos. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Those exclusive rights are hers, not yours.

{While} wedding photographers do retain the copyrights in the photos they take of your wedding, they may give you a license to make personal, non-commercial uses of your photos. This is especially common when photographers offer a CD or DVD containing the high-res files of all your pictures… A license like this means you can print copies yourself, post your pictures on Facebook, and send them to your friends, without asking for permission and without violating your photographer’s copyright. These are all good rights to have, and I highly recommend reading your contract carefully to see if you get them, and if you don’t, to ask.

Many photographers, artists, musicians, and authors – including the ones who make a living from their art – now use Creative Commons licenses because they recognize that it is good for them. They always get credit as the creator, and it’s easier for people to discover and fall in love with their work when fans are free to copy and share it.

Contracts can be intimidating and full of legalese, but it’s really worth taking the time to understand what is in your agreement with your photographer.

If you want a concise overview of what Creative Commons is and why it is valuable, I highly recommend this video.

 

published… on the Wedding Opera… a sweet Alice in Wonderland themed wedding

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Add a bit of summer prettiness to your March break….this collaborative and creative wedding shoot is loaded with inspiration & whimsy, brought to you by your favourite Kitchener / Waterloo / Cambridge / Guelph / Rockwood wedding vendors.

‘Step through the looking glass to explore an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding that creatively combines rich colours, playful details and a touch of mystery.  Featuring Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts, explore further and find a beautifully adorned head table. Catch a glimpse of the white rabbit surrounded by florals, vintage clocks and a whimsical table setting with hints of soft Alice blue and crimson red of the Queen of Hearts!’

Alice in Wonderland wedding photo shoot

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Lewis Carroll

wedding inspiratin & ideas with a Lewis Carroll theme

photography: Anne Edgar Photography, CGE Photography, Joel Mieske Photography, Meg Mach Photography

Planning & styling: High Gloss Weddings, Style and Elegance Wedding and Event Co-ordination

Stationery:  Little Details Stationery Studio

Floral: The Flower Studio

Hair & Make Up: Vicki Millar Make Up & Hair

Cake: Sweet Treats by Jen, Decadence by Design

Jewelry: Alicia’s Infinity

Accessories: Urban Bride

 

our best images of 2015…. coming soon

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so I am having a problem. Any of you that follow us regularly will know that every January we produce a ‘best of the year’ album, and you may have noticed that there has not yet been one produced for 2015.

I have in fact been chipping away at this project, but the trouble is that you all had such gorgeous weddings in 2015, and subsequently we have a MOUNTAIN of potential images that qualify for our ‘best of’ album.

I made a first pass through every 2015 wedding, selecting MY favourite moments & prettiness. I arrived at over 3000 potential images. Then I had a second cull, reducing numbers to ONLY 1549 favourites. The goal is to arrive at under 250 photos for the gallery. Right.

So this is hard. Excruciating. I need help.

Would you like to be part of a group to curate this gallery? Private message me your email address & I will send you a link to the gallery. You can simply scroll through & *star* your favourites. Shouldn’t take more than several hours to a few days. A week tops.  *Kidding* Sort of.

Wish me luck… Best of 2015 is coming soon (ish)

the most gorgeous wedding photos of the year

published… in The Wedding Ring magazine <3

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it’s exciting for us, it’s exciting for our clients!

Jennifer & Kyle had a stunning Whistle Bear wedding – photographed by my right hand girl – Carla.  When their photo was spotted on our website by the editors of The Wedding Ring magazine, they asked if they could use it in the magazine – and we said ‘uhm-OK, yes, please!’

Whistle Bear gorgeous wedding photo

What is better than one wedding photo published?  Two, naturally.

Kim & Adam had a gorgeous summer wedding at Ancaster Mill, and this night time stolen moment at the waterfall is one of my personal favourites from the entire season.

Ancaster Mill night timewedding photo by the waterfall

Grab a copy of the magazine, it is loaded up with all sorts of awesomeness.  Happy wedding planning!

A, xoxo

ordering prints & products from your online gallery…

Did you know – you can order beautiful, high quality prints and products right from your online gallery?  Simply click the  blue ‘add to cart’ button in your on-line gallery, and start your order today.

Good to know information:

Our full service lab offers 100% colour accurate, quality-assured prints and first-class finishing services. It’s why this is the number one choice for professional portraits.

For photo prints….

  • Photographic prints come in your choice of Lustre, Glossy, or Metallic Kodak Endura Professional Papers. Choose from a variety of mounting substrates as well as textures and coatings.
  • Lustre paper is the most popular paper option.  It is a semi-gloss paper with vibrant colours and excellent skin tones.
  • Glossy paper offers the most vibrant colours with a highly reflective, glossy finish.
  • Metallic paper has a metallic base that adds a shimmer to its vibrant colours, with a highly reflective finish.

You can also choose from a variety of mounting substrates.

Our Canvas Prints are perfect for when you want to take an exceptional image to another level. We’re certain that you will love the results.  The image is printed on canvas and wrapped around a 1.5″ frame. IMPORTANT: Because roughly 2″ of the image on each side will be wrapped around the frame’s edges, this product is best for images that do not contain important edge detail.

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A standout is a sleek product is made from lightweight foam (3/4″ deep; black edging). This product comes with pre-created holes on the backside, making it ready to hang upon arrival.  It’s vailable in popular sizes from 8”x10” to 30”x40”. All Standout board dimensions are undersized by ¼”, so avoid including important details within 1/4″ of the edge.

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Fine Art Velvet is a smooth & beautiful paper.  Printed on an archival large format inkjet printer on 100% cotton and acid free paper, our fine art velvet prints come out with a similar look and feel as a watercolor paper. They’re simply smooth and beautiful.  Handle with care!  No matter how you order them, loose or mounted, the delicate surface of the velvet print is less resistant to scratches than other kinds of prints. To keep these prints looking great, they must be handled with care.

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Our Float Wraps are built to grab attention. We take your print and wrap it around padded masonite, then coat it with a protective laminate for a sleek, elegant look. How does it float?  It’s black paper backing and thick gatorboard block with holes allows the image to hang extended from the wall, giving the appearance that your image is floating.

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*** important to note – you can adjust the cropping of the image to ensure a proper fit to the product dimensions you are ordering.  Cropping can be completed at check out, please make sure you don’t miss this important step!***

As always we are available to answer any questions, enjoy our easy ordering and amazing products!

A, xoxo

Do you want a gorgeous 50 page luxury wedding album for free?

We know you do.  So here is an easy contest with amazing odds to win.

Simply write a short and happy review of your Anne Edgar Photography wedding experience and share it to social media.  One review equals one entry to win.

We will ‘put your name in a hat’ and draw a winner on December 1/2015.  Because that is my birthday, and I will be 25(ish).  OK 35(ish).  Well maybe 45(ish).

The Prize:  One gorgeous custom designed 50 page wedding album, with a choice of crystal or leather cover,  holding up to 100 wedding images.  Valued at $1500

Important details:

  • you must be a current or past client of Anne Edgar Photography to win.
  • your review must be at least 3 sentences long, so say some good stuff please.
  • You have your choice of THREE locations where you can post your review. Post on one social media site & receive one chance to win.  Post on all three and your name goes in the hat 3 times.
  • does your husband want you to win?  Have him write a review too.  Post it on all 3 sites & there are 3 more votes for you.  Your Mom? How about your maid of honour?  They can play too.  Even your second cousin can participate.  PLEASE clearly state the bride & groom’s name in every review, so it can be properly credited to the right Bride and Groom.
  • maximum one review per person per site.  No limit on who can post on your behalf.
  • your review must be posted between November 12 – 30, 2015.  Old reviews may not be included as an entry.  But you are welcome to create a new review if you previously have posted on any of these sites.
  • The album will be designed over the winter with an intended delivery of early spring 2016. You are welcome to be a part of the design process, or you can leave it totally in our hands.

Where to post your review:

  1. on facebook click the ‘like’ button, then look for the REVIEWS box on the left hand side.  You may need to scroll down a wee bit.  Post your review IN THE REVIEWS SECTION.  Posts to our timeline will make us happy but will not be counted as a contest entry.  Click here to go to our facebook page.
  2. on The Wedding Ring… click the ‘love it’ button at the top, then scroll to the bottom to post your personal review. (you must be registered or be logged in to post your review… easy to do just follow the prompts)  Click here to go to our Wedding Ring page.
  3. on wedding wire… click here to go to our Wedding Wire page… copy & paste & you are nearly done!

Send us an email to let us know where you have posted and we will immediately confirm your entries & add you to the contest.

Why bother?

Because many won’t take the time.  Which means that someone will have an easy shot at an awesome prize.  Want that someone to be you?

Why are we doing this?

Well you are already our clients, so there really is only one reason to do this – to  thank you for  allowing us to be a small part of your fabulous celebrations.  Thank you to each & every one of you!

free wedding album give away contest

we have been very very busy this year…

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busy fabulous wedding photographer

Record breaking busy.  Like busier then ever before.  And I am no stranger to extreme busy-ness. This year we have completed a whopping 58 weddings to date, with 3 more to go before the year is over.  A full 50 of those weddings occurred between May 1 to October 31. That is 50 weddings in 26 weeks…  A lot, especially considering that each wedding takes about a week to shoot & edit.  Of course I did not do this alone, huge thanks go out to Carla, Joel, Megan & Stella.  Plus Jeremy too.  Phew what a year.  And although it is not over… the crazy season is officially done, and I am feeling pretty satisfied & pleased with myself and our team.  It has been a great privilege to be a part of 58  ‘best day ever’s’, and I am looking forward to the final 3 weddings of 2015.

2016 brides – you are right around the corner… get ready…set…go!