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Flowers and RingsLike your wedding dress, flowers are an essential part of every wedding. From the bouquet – to the altar – to the isle – to the reception hall, their vibrant colors and natural aroma seem to give weddings a personal touch. However, choosing the best flowers can be a nerve-racking experience due to the multitude of varieties available. So what is a bride to do, you ask?

Get Help from a Professional Florist

If there is one piece of floral advice that we would give it is this: Hire the one person who knows every kind of wedding flower imaginable, an experienced florist. Trying to do all the research on your own can be very daunting task. It would be more convenient and stress free to hire the expertise of a florist. They will work with you and give you their insights on the various types and arrangements that are perfect for your wedding theme and decor, all the while setting your mind at ease knowing your wedding day will look beautiful! Hiring a person to do everything related to flowers would be a great time-saver to give you more time to deal with the other elements of your wedding.

DIY:

However, if you would want to take on the challenge of handling all your decorations, but have little flower knowledge, you can simply get instructions from a florist. Obtain the necessary guidance in flower selection and arrangement and then do the rest on your own. (This is what we did when we got married) You can also use your flowers at both the Wedding and Reception if you can find someone to transport them to the reception. We have seen many brides have this done by friends.

Pick up your flowers the day before your Wedding:

Have the flowers ready and delivered at least a day before your wedding, two days would be better. If anything goes wrong, you will not have time to get things fixed. Don’t worry, there are preservation techniques that the florists use so your arrangements remain fresh days after they are picked up.

Choose flowers that are in season

Choosing the flower varieties that are in season not only assures a lot of them but it is also a good way to cut your costs because in season flowers are sold at a lower prices. Having a summer wedding will provide you with the more varieties to choose from. Some of the most popular flowers used in wedding decorations are Chrysanthemums, Carnations, Jasmine, Lilies, Daisies and of course Roses.

Consider Using Artificial Flowers

New artificial flowers are so lifelike that many times they are impossible to tell they are not real, even to the touch. These flowers are a good alternative to use for table displays and aisle runners that may be bumped or picked at by little fingers. Although real flowers can be preserved to last to up to a week, it would be less expensive to use them only on the wedding bouquets and boutonnieres.

Here is a sample list of Evansville area florists: (This is not a endoresment of any single florist and is not meant to exclude any florist/shop not listed)

www.zeidlers.com

www.cottagefloristandgifts.com

www.snodgrassfloral.com

barbarasbloomers.com

evansvilletheflowershop.com

flowersandmorein.com

karensflowersandgifts.com

robinsnestflowers.com

tpflowersandgifts.com

 

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Debi Wolfe Photography Are you ready for this? Are you really ready for this groundbreaking, life-changing news? Here we go, be sure to stay seated and keep your hands and feet in the ride at all times, Oh wait that’s for something else. Anyway, here are our tips for you:

Find a photographer who makes you feel comfortable.This is the most important! There are a bunch of senior portrait photographers out there, and most of them take really great photos…so you’ve got to find the photographer that you feel a connection with – the Studio who will make you feel absolutely gorgeous (or handsome!) while you’re with them. You want to have fun during your portrait session so make sure that you can laugh with them. Real laughter translates to real smiles and that’s what you want in your portraits. It goes without saying that you want portraits that will be the envy of all your friends, so be sure to choose the photographer that you know will make you feel and look great! Once you find that photographer, make sure you book your session early! Your year book photos are usually due around October of your senior year and photographer’s book up early.

Have your hair and makeup professionally done. For the ladies…in our experience, sometimes spending a little bit of extra time getting pampered by a professional hair and makeup artist gives you the confidence that you need to really get out there and rock your senior portraits! It takes special knowledge and skills to apply makeup that will photograph perfectly, so it’s really important that you use a pro. (Ask us for a list of stylists we recommend) Plus, these are the photos that will IMG_3473forever represent your high school days, so you want to look your absolute best! And speaking of looking your absolute best – if you aren’t the type of person who normally wears a lot of makeup, make sure you let your hair/makeup artist know so they can give you a more natural look. Take some time to do some research and think about the looks that you want for your portraits and then share them with the artist so they can bring your vision to life! If you look your best, you feel your best, and when you feel your best, you act more confidently. Go the extra mile to walk into your senior session feeling confident, attractive, prepared, and inspired.

HuskiesHelp choose your locations. It can be hard to pick the perfect locations, that’s why we like to give our suggestions and get your ideas as well. Once we’re on location we’ll look for spots with great lighting, not necessarily the best scenery (Something ugly might have the right color and fade away when blurred). When choosing your locations, we always try to pick spots that mean something to you. If you love spending time on the river or at a lake, maybe you want to get a few shots at your school – where ever, as long as we can legally be there. But when it comes down to it, don’t stress too much about locations, just tell us your ideas prior to your session so we can work out the details.

Pick great outfits. So you don’t know what to wear? You can do a quick Google search or look on Pinterest boards for what’s in style. Once you have an idea go through your own wardrobe, and put some great outfits together that make you feel comfortable. But remember, what ever you pick out make sure the items are YOU, not someone on-line!  It’s usually a good idea to have at least 2-3 outfits, one that’s formal, another that’s a little casual and at least one FUN – YOU outfit. Go on – get creative, but be real and don’t forget that the outfits you choose should represent YOUR life in high school, no one else’s! See here for a tip from before.

Call us and get ready for some fun. It’s totally normal to be nervous before having your portraits taken, just be sure you’re ready to have a great time, because you will! Once we get the session rolling you’ll start feeling more comfortable and, Spoiler Alert, you’ll start to have fun. By the end of the session, you will walk away feeling confident with a huge smile on your face. When you’re with us, it’s all about you, and that’s always fun!

Laura

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Hello 2015 Seniors,

It’s Your Year ~ Make it truly Your Way

It’s your Senior Year. Your time to break free and express who you are: bold, sporty, edgy, daring, sophisticated, simple – JUST BE YOU. At Debi Wolfe Photography your portraits will be powerful and imaginative—full of possibilities—and surprises—like you. So get your Senior Year started by scheduling your Senior Portrait Session with Debi Wolfe Photography. During your exclusive photo session, TWO pros help you create the photographic story that reveals your true self. If you want to beat the fall year book rush, your portraits need to be taken before September. If you live in Evansville or surrounding area, please contact us. We would love to plan an amazing session with you! 812-626-1186 or email at debi@debiwolfepix.com

Be sure to come back tomorrow for some tips on how to have a successful Senior Session.

HS senior portrait by debi wolfe photography

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Debi Wolfe Photography

When it comes to wedding photography, many Brides have a hard time knowing where to start.  After all, there is a lot to consider when deciding how to document your wedding day.  Do you want full or partial coverage?  What style of photography are you looking for?   Do you want just prints, digital images or a wedding album from your wedding day?

Our job as photographers is to answer all of the questions that you may have and then explain everything we can offer you and finally make everything as easy as possible for you to understand and to make informed decisions about.

To help you get started, we developed a list of a few things to help you with “Choosing your Wedding Photographer”.    I hope that this helps take a little of the stress out of your decision making!

 

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  1. When meeting with your prospective wedding photographer, ask to view their portfolio not just the online stuff ask to see some albums.
  2. I suggest meeting with your photographer at least twice before your wedding day.  First at an initial consultation to see who they are, what they have to offer, pricing/packages and answer any other questions that you may have.  You will be able to tell right away if this person will be a good fit for you and your family and if you’re comfortable working and talking with them.  The second meeting should be an engagement session.  This everyone gets more familiar with one another and you will an idea of how they work and they will get an idea of how to make you comfortable.  As a Bride and Groom on your wedding day, you will be more relaxed in front of the camera if you both know what the other is expecting to happen.
  3. Does the photographer’s style match the vision of how you would like your wedding portraits to look?
  4. Do not compromise when it comes to your wedding photography.  You work so hard, spend so much time and effort to make your wedding look and feel exactly the way you want it.  It’s not worth it to go cheap on photography, remember there are no do over’s!

Now look over our portfolio and decide if we may be a good fit to set up a consultation so we can chat about your wedding day. If you think so, give us a call at 812-626-1186.

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Attention Class of 2015 High School Seniors! Those yearbook deadlines will be here before you know it! Save some money by getting your senior portrait session scheduled early. Book on or before July 30th 2014 and receive 15% off prints.We’ve got lots of innovative and stylish sets, props and effects to create a look that is as unique as you are.

Call to reserve your session today. 812-626-1186.

Offer expires July 30th 2014. No cash value. Not valid with other offers.

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