to hold onto in life
Each couple has a story. Ours started on July 15th 2005 when I realized I wanted to marry her. I was so excited I wanted to tell my best friend, so I turned to Loraine and got down on my knees and told her how I felt. -Josh
est March 2009
Weddings Days & sessions Captured
Years we've been married
STATES WE'VE BEEN TO AS PHOTOGRAPHERS
Baby, it’s cold outside!
Welcome to our very first Blog Hop for 2015!
This month we want to help you start the year off by getting organized as you’re planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas to help you reduce stress and enjoy the planning process as you move along through the blog hop.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from #30 Kishana Highgate at Kishana Highgate Photography on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.
As a photographer, there are times that I wish I could control the weather. I’d place a large blanket of clouds at the perfect angle to keep direct sun off my couples yet let the sun rays peak through the clouds on cue to give that surreal moment that we see all too often in movies. In Puerto Rico, where I was raised, I didn’t even need to own anything heavier than a sweater, so when the colder months roll in, I need to not only plan for my comfort, but also for the comfort of my couples. If we plan on taking many photos outdoors in frigid conditions, I like to bring along with me hand warmers. My sister told me she used them during engineer classes when she had to be outside for extended periods of time in wintery months.
Because of that I (and some of my brides) are eternally grateful to her for this added comfort. This added heat in each pouch has helped us gain extra confidence to even suggest to our brides to step outside when I myself wouldn’t even dare to step out in bridal attire. Thought the snow had already melted by the time of this wedding, March can feel close to sub zero when going outside. When I saw the low temperatures on my Brazilian brides wedding day, I knew I had to keep her as comfortable as possible and helped her place 6-8 hand warmers in her dress. It worked so well that after a while, she pulled a few out, because they were getting her too warm.
I know there are some who think well they can bear it– and there are a couple of times that we have planned some shot so quickly that we plan on stepping out, shooting, and stepping back in, but I noticed that it is much more thoughtful to your couples to let them know that we were thinking about their comfort when planning on their wedding.
So whether the groom just needs one or two in his pockets or we need to add some small yet warm padding in a bride’s dress, we feel this has been a fun planned way to keep warm in the colder months.
I’d love to hear from you, since I basically live with a space warmer in my office year round (remember I was raised on a tropical island), I’d love to hear your methods of staying warm when shooting outdoors in the wintery months.
The next stop is #32 Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters on Natalie’s Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month!
Here is a complete list of all the 2015 Blog Hop Participants !
Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last
Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
Elizabeth Batte at Plainjane designs
Andie Freeman at Andie Freeman Photography
Brenna Fields Taylor at An Elegant Affair LLC
Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events
Tessa Marie at Tessa Marie Weddings
Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
Deborah Ashe at Rev. Deborah Ashe
Angela Christoforo at Elite Wedding and Event Planning
Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
Amber Peterson at Cheers Wedding & Event Planning
Maggie Evans at Maggie Evans Designs :: handmade bridal couture
N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka
Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
Kimberly Parks at KP Photography
Simone R. Ross at Lil’ Tux N Tiara’s Event Sitters & Entertainment
David Osborne at Sound Insight Productions
Nicole Hill at Flora Bond
Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
Sandy Salle at Hills of Africa Travel
Rachel Huntoon at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast
Daphne Simpson at Elite Design
Kishana Highgate at Kishana Highgate Photography
Loraine McCall at Mojica Photography << you are here
Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters
Andrea Freeman at Andrea Freeman Events
Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings
Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing
Christine Ringuette at Down The Aisle Wedding Planning & Design
Myiesha Antwine at Kiss and Tell Weddings
Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events
Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc
Lydia Wells at Writer Mom
Melissa Pepin at Melissa Pepin Photography
"Loraine and Josh both were incredible with making us and our guests feel comfortable."
"The quality of their photos is outstanding and we felt like they really captured our personalities on our wedding day!"
"Wonderful experience with Mojica - our pictures are stunning and perfectly captured our big day. Loraine and Josh were also helpful with other vendors and invaluable when it came to planning the timeline."
"Every time I look at our pictures I can't help but smile. They took my vision and made the pictures come to life."