"Try-Out" Point of View with Summer Snap Sessions!

  • Published July 29th, 2013 by Mary Lou Guinn, Point of View by Lou Photography

Our Summer Photos session line up is ready!  We will be at the Beach, The Lavender Fields and the Olalla Vineyard & Winery! This is the perfect time to update your family photo and preorder your Christmas cards - Yes! you read it right! Christmas Cards!  Why not, you probably have a fabulous tan with the perfect weather we've been having! 

 

These quick pictures shoots are only 30 short minutes and worth a lifetime of memories to come!  Check the dates and call the studio - these sessions are in limited editions and these Snap Sessions are the perfect way to "try out" the studio! 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013 Best of Show - Wedding Category

  • Published February 27th, 2013 by Mary Lou Guinn Point of View by Lou Photography

I am so excited to share about the award received last night! PCPPA is the Pierce County Professional Photographers Association, of which I am a member. Our annual print competition was last night in Tacoma, WA.  This image was choosen by the judges to be BEST OF SHOW for the WEDDING CATEGORY!! Woot Woot!  We also recieved a merit for this print. I will be entering this image in the 2013 PPW - Professional Photographers of Washington, of which I am a member there as well since 2009, for their print competition. 

Prints are judged on the 12 Elements of a Merit Image. I've copied this from the PPA - Professional Photographers of America - I'm a member there too, since 2009. This standard has been used to measure print competitions locally, at the state and national level. Photographers compete to obtain the Merit image, not against each other. 

Well - here it is!

 

 

The Twelve elements listed below are in accordance to their importance.

Impact is the sense one gets upon viewing an image for the first time. Compelling images evoke laughter, sadness, anger, pride, wonder or another intense emotion. There can be impact in any of these twelve elements.

Technical excellence is the print quality of the image itself as it is presented for viewing. Retouching, manipulation, sharpness, exposure, printing, mounting, and correct color are some items that speak to the qualities of the physical print.

Creativity is the original, fresh, and external expression of the imagination of the maker by using the medium to convey an idea, message or thought.

Style is defined in a number of ways as it applies to a creative image. It might be defined by a specific genre or simply be recognizable as the characteristics of how a specific artist applies light to a subject. It can impact an image in a positive manner when the subject matter and the style are appropriate for each other, or it can have a negative effect when they are at odds.

Composition is important to the design of an image, bringing all of the visual elements together in concert to express the purpose of the image. Proper composition holds the viewer in the image and prompts the viewer to look where the creator intends. Effective composition can be pleasing or disturbing, depending on the intent of the image maker.

Presentation affects an image by giving it a finished look. The mats and borders used, either physical or digital, should support and enhance the image, not distract from it.

Color Balance supplies harmony to an image. An image in which the tones work together, effectively supporting the image, can enhance its emotional appeal. Color balance is not always harmonious and can be used to evoke diverse feelings for effect.

Center of Interest is the point or points on the image where the maker wants the viewer to stop as they view the image. There can be primary and secondary centers of interest. Occasionally there will be no specific center of interest, when the entire scene collectively serves as the center of interest.

Lighting—the use and control of light—refers to how dimension, shape and roundness are defined in an image. Whether the light applied to an image is manmade or natural, proper use of it should enhance an image.

Subject Matter should always be appropriate to the story being told in an image.

Technique is the approach used to create the image. Printing, lighting, posing, capture, presentation media, and more are part of the technique applied to an image.

Story Telling refers to the image’s ability to evoke imagination. One beautiful thing about art is that each viewer might collect his own message or read her own story in an image.

 

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Wedding Photo CD

  • Published February 12th, 2013 by Point of View by Lou Photography

I have found that many of today's brides want to have a cd of their wedding images in addition to a wedding album and some even opt to have a cd only with out any albums.   At Point of View by Lou Photography, Mary Lou takes pride in providing the highest quality of products to her clients. Our photo CD's are a fine work of art.  Each cd cover is personalized for the clients.  

CD's of wedding pictures are included in many of our packages and are available ala carte or in the Custom Package Collections.    

So what does something like this cost?  

Well if you purchase an a wedding album, all the retouched photos in the album are included in a cd for you as a gift with purchase. The wedding albums begin at $600 and can easily show 25-40 photos depending on the size.  

A Wedding Photo CD with out an album purchase is $600 and includes 25 retouched images.  We also offer a wedding photo cd of all the wedding photos + 25 retouched photos for $1000. This cd typically has 300-500 photos.  

The studio policy is to retain the copyrights of the images we've created however every cd leaves with a reprint release for you, the client, to print as you wish. Photos can be printed as large as a 16x20 or as small as 4x6 and all sizes in between.

Still have questions about Wedding Photos, Photography, or want to talk to the Photographer? Simply call the studio and talk to Mary Lou at 253-225-7108. 

 

 

 

 

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Engagement Photo Ideas

  • Published January 16th, 2013 by Point of View by Lou Photography

Every Couple is unique and every proposal is not like the other. Romantic. Comical. Sweet. Why not consider incorporating a photo opportunity that reflects your special moment to help you remember, not that you will likely forget. 

Was your proposal at a special location, say the Ballard Locks, the Space Needle, your favorite park or beach.  Consider have your photo session in one of these location.  Dash and Jessica chose to have their engagement photos at Seattle University becuase that is where they spend lots of time, Dash is a student there.  Robert and Tessa choose to have theirs at the Illahee State Park where they spend lots of time with kids and their dog.  These are just two examples of how couples have made their wedding photos or engagement photos in a special place. 

So my advice, be your self, have fun and get creative with your engagement photos. 

And it just so happens that this is the type of wedding and engagement photography that you'll find here at Point of View by Lou Wedding photography! 

 

 

 

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Investing in Your Wedding Pictures

  • Published January 16th, 2013 by Point of View by Lou Photography

I did a little research today to get a better idea of what the national average is for weddings these day. Well, according to "Cost of Wedding.com," our studio fits right into these numbers that they are reporting for a Well Experienced Photographer. Here is what I found - Point of View by Lou Wedding Photography is priced to fit within the realm of Well Experienced Photograpghy Nationwide. We are Award winning - Best of Show Wedding Album, Pierce County Professional Photographers. Check out our investment page and create a package that suites your individual style and needs.

  • Wedding Photographer:  Average Cost $1251 - $2085         Well Experienced Photographer $2502 - $3336       US  - $1200 for 12 hours of photography
  • Wedding Photo CD or DVD: Average Cost $251 - $419        Well Experienced Photographer $503- $670            US - $600 
  • Engagment Session: Average Cost: $317 - $528                  Well Experienced Photographer: $633-$844            US - $175 for Session +  $450 Album
  • Prints: Average Cost $173-$288                                            Well Experienced Photographer $ 345 - $460         US- $100 for 3 photos - most buy 9 - 12  prints at $300 - $400 
  • Traditional Leather Album: Average Cost  $357 - $595         Well Experienced Photographer $714 - $952         US- Coffee Table Albums begin at $600 Leather albums begin at $800

 

Here is the link

http://www.costofwedding.com/index.cfm/action/search.weddingcost/zipcode/00000?sg_sessionid=1358362981_50f6f965296945.10460730&__sgtarget=-1&__sgbrwsrid=9afe69a3c0141e2c54e8b644fe794699#sgbody-1132093

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