Protecting Wedding Photographs

Protecting Wedding Photographs

We're going to start our New Year's post with the single most important thing for wedding photographers - or any photographer for videographer - backing up and protecting your data.  On Google News, I have a customized news-feed on "Wedding Photographer".  As a news item, there are too many sad stories that pops up on my feed on couples losing their wedding photos.  Why would a fantastic wedding that happens flawlessly be newsworthy other than thousands of likes on Instagram?

Everyone also knows a story - photographer loses wedding photos on subway, cars get broken into, a friend photographing wedding going awry (another post later), are among the countless stories that shouldn't exist.  There is only one chance to capture and preserve wedding photos.  As a hired professional photographer, your entire life should revolve around backing up your data.  Everyday, your data should be going to multiple harddrives, NAS, multiple clouds, and an offline copy at your grandma's house.  Here is our method in backing up.  This is very easy once your system is all set up:

Local Events:

  1. CF/SD cards are kept on person in ThinkTank Pouch on our belt until we get home.
  2. On-site backup is always a good idea.  Use products like this (Hyperspace / WD Passport Pro) and keep everything mobile without using a laptop to download.
  3. All cards are downloaded twice in two different computers using Downloader Pro.  One server that is dedicated to data storage and cloud uploading, and a second copy active workstation.  Two separate systems ensure that no cards are ever skipped accidentally and no card-readers are faulty.  If you don't have a server, then use your desktop and a laptop as separate systems.
  4. Downloader Pro ensures that all files are downloaded carefully from multiple cards and card readers.  Because we shoot with multiple cameras, we want to ensure that no file names are ever in conflict from one camera to another.  For each instance of Downloader Pro, all files are renamed upon downloading to add a unique file name immediately.  This is to avoid manufacturer default (IMG_####) file names to ensure all photos are unique and never over-written.  The file naming we use is "{T}_{c}_{d}_{t}_{n5}"
    • {T} = Camera Name (i.e. 5D)
    • {c} = Camera Serial Number (This allow us to track each of our photographers)
    • {d} = Event Date YYYYMMDD (i.e. 20171225)
    • {t} = Time at the time of exposure HHMMSS (i.e. 170622)
    • {n5} = Incremental 5 Digit number as files download (in case there are 20 shots within one second during Bride and Groom's recessional, we have unique file for each).
  5. After downloading, we do a visual check through using PhotoMechanic of all images using planner's timeline.
  6. Once all files have been verified, we do an immediate "extraction" of all JPG preview images embedded in all RAW files in PhotoMechanic or in BreezeBrowser Pro to my Dropbox folder.  All RAW files have a small JPG file embedded for quick preview, and this is the file we are extracting as a backup.  A few reasons on why we do this:
    • Wicked fast back up of all images.
    • In modern cameras, the embedded JPG preview files are actually quite large in quality should any rescue is needed.
    • A complete set of RAW files take up anywhere between 300-800 GB in data and the corresponding extracted JPG files would only be 10% of the original size.  After extraction, copy this to a thumb drive and toss it in the trunk of your car next time you head out.  This will allow you to have an immediate backup that is outside of your office.
    • Because of the small size, Dropbox back up should be finished by morning coffee.
  7. Make a copy to your NAS and to a portable hard drive (we like Transcend vs Lacie Rugged).  If you don't have a NAS (Network Attached Server) then go buy one now.  A NAS is like a private cloud in your office.  The most important NAS feature would be the RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) so that any hard drive failure can be quickly replaced without any data loss.  We've had Drobos, Netgear ReadyNAS (way back when it was Infrant), and Synology.  We love Synology.
  8. At this point, you will have 6 copies of the wedding backed up: server, workstation, NAS, portable drive, dropbox, and thumb drive.  The original SD/CF cards are kept safely until the next event.
  9. Our portable drive ends up in Santa Monica to start it's editing process.

Destination Events:

  1. Before heading out to a destination job, print out a FedEx label addressed to yourself with a small shipping box in your luggage.
  2. Our download process is similar as above, but we rely on redundant portable drives.  Once you've got around 3 copies in different drives, FedEx one back.  Hand off the shipping box to the hotel front desk and they'll take care of it.  It's easy as that.  And finally, don't carry all of your data in one luggage - spread them out in different carry-on's and check-in bags.

 


Holiday event in Las Vegas

Holiday Party in Las Vegas

Here is an amazing holiday party that we're all hoping to have been invited to.  This is our second event for this wonderful family.  As a private party, we'll only share the incredible decor shots created by planner Mindy Weiss.

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Southern California Wedding photographers behind the scenes of John and Joseph Photography.

Photographer Insurance

Wedding photographers are invited to amazing locations to photograph a couple's special day.  Resorts, hotels, private homes, beaches, mountain tops, churches, warehouses, wineries, restaurants, someone's backyard, boats, and list goes on and on.

Photographing on top of a helipad at The Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills
Photographing on top of a helipad at The Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills

 

In hotel or resort weddings, the venue manager will ask the photographer (and other vendors) for insurance certificates.  When we worked in Seattle, it was very rare to provide insurance but we had one anyways for our own gear protection.  In California, if you look like a pro then people will want your paperwork.  Your insurance agent can generate a valid certificate for you upon request.  Below is an example of what it looks like.

Wedding Photographer Insurance Example

Photographer insurance costs vary depending on your coverage needs and the type of work you do.  It can cover your gear, accidents, and your shooters/staff should anything happen.  If you don't have a photographer's insurance, then your client will be forced to sign a bunch of waivers on behalf of you which will make you look less professional and they become liable.  Just booked a wedding next year?  Get an insurance right away.

Working at Montage Laguna Beach
Working at Montage Laguna Beach

 


Ojai Valley Inn Wedding of Elysa and Danny

Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Wedding - Elysa and Danny

Devastating California fires are reminding us of the gorgeous Ojai Valley Inn that we love photographing at.  They have generously been hosting Firefighters and it has inspired us to pull up this gorgeous wedding we photographed there.  Ojai Valley Inn is a Spanish hacienda-style resort with a great personality and service.  Below are the photos from Elysa and Danny's wedding.

Vendors:
Wedding Venue: Ojai Valley Inn
Planning: International Event Company  (IEC)
Photographer: John & Joseph Photography
Videographer: Elysium Productions
Florist: Mark’s Garden
Reception Band: Traffic Jamm

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Beverly Hills Hotel Wedding of Stephanie and Gerald

Beverly Hills Hotel Wedding - Stephanie and Gerald

Stephanie and Gerald had their wedding ceremony at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church then reception at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel.  The couple is from Hong Kong and they chose Southern California as their destination for their wedding.  Church ceremonies are always lovely because they usually give us an opportunity to photograph the couple in the limo.  We had a good time photographing Stephanie with her dad on the way to the church, then with her brand new husband to their reception.

Planner: Jeannie, Details Details Inc.

Photographer: John & Joseph Photography Inc.

Floral Designer: White Lilac Inc.

Reception Music: West Coast Music

Videographer: Elysium Productions

Lighting: Lighten Up Inc.

Hair and Makeup: Joyce Luck Style

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Montage Beverly HIlls Wedding

Montage Beverly Hills Wedding - Liz and Daniel

Here's a gorgeous Korean wedding photographed at Montage Beverly Hills.  Liz and Daniel had their ceremony on the terrace of Montage and reception was held in the Grand Ballroom.  We love ballrooms with balcony access for a unique angle from the top.

Planner: Jeannie, Details Details Inc.

Photographer: John & Joseph Photography Inc.

Floral Designer: Bloombox Designs

Lighting: Lighten Up Inc.

Videographer: Brinton Film Making Co.

Wedding Cake: Sweet Lady Jane

Hair and Makeup: Le Beauty Core

Photobooth: All Smiles

 

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Wedding photo retouching work

Retouching Ceremony Picture

In this world of advanced digital imaging, retouching photographs have become faux pas.  This has been true in photojournalism since authenticity of the original image is vital in telling the true story.  Most recently, France has made into law where photoshopped or retouched photographs must be labeled with a notice.  The spirit of this law is to combat unrealistic body images and eating disorders in advertising and fashion photography.  The topic of retouching is different in the wedding industry, since our job is to create dream wedding photographs for our clients.  In a live event like weddings, there are many uncontrolled elements in which a little photoshop can really enhance a photograph without changing the moment.  With that said, here is one recent image that we enhanced in post-production.

In the following before and after overlay, we removed the two videographers, videographer’s tripod, and the fencing at the back of the ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards.

Original Photo

Wedding photo retouching work: before

Photoshopped Photo

Wedding photo retouching work: after

 


Malib Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards Wedding

Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards Wedding

It's a real treat photographing a wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate.  Incredible views paired with a perfectly sized venue for a small to medium sized wedding.  In addition to all this, Monica and Nick chose an all around A-Team of vendors to execute their wedding.  Loved photographing this beautiful couple!

Planner: Alicia, Details Details Inc.
Photographer: John and Joseph Photography Inc.
Floral Designer: Tic Tock Couture Florals
Rentals: Revelry Event Design
Videographer: Hoo Films
Officiant: Stephen Barnett
Hair and Makeup: 1011 Hair and Makeup
Ceremony and Cocktail Music: West Coast Music
After Party DJ: Dlux Entertainement
Wedding Cake: Rooney Girl Bake Shop

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Bachelor in Paradise's Jade Roper and Tanner Toblert's wedding photographed by John and Joseph Photography Inc.

People Magazine exclusive: Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert's Wedding

We had the privilege of photographing Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert's wedding at The St. Regis Monarch Beach!  We photographed Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's wedding at The Four Seasons Santa Barbara and it was a pleasure working with the ABC crew again for this beautiful celebration.  Here are few pictures that we can share via People Magazine.  This wedding will be televised on ABC as Bachelor Valentine's Day Special.  There are many beautiful images that we'll be able to share in time.  Stay tuned!

Photographed by John & Joseph Photography Inc.

Bachelor in Paradise's Jade Roper and Tanner Toblert's wedding photographed by John and Joseph Photography Inc.

Bachelor in Paradise's Jade Roper and Tanner Toblert's wedding photographed by John and Joseph Photography Inc.

Bachelor in Paradise's Jade Roper and Tanner Toblert's wedding photographed by John and Joseph Photography Inc.

Bachelor in Paradise's Jade Roper and Tanner Toblert's wedding photographed by John and Joseph Photography Inc.

Bachelor in Paradise's Jade Roper and Tanner Toblert's wedding photographed by John and Joseph Photography Inc.

Bachelor in Paradise's Jade Roper and Tanner Toblert's wedding photographed by John and Joseph Photography Inc.

Bachelor in Paradise's Jade Roper and Tanner Toblert's wedding photographed by John and Joseph Photography Inc.

Bachelor in Paradise's Jade Roper and Tanner Toblert's wedding photographed by John and Joseph Photography Inc.

PRESS RELEASE:

JOHN & JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY TO BE FEATURED IN THE BACHELOR AT 20: A CELEBRATION OF LOVE, A TWO-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURING THE WEDDING OF BACHELOR IN PARADISE’S JADE ROPER AND TANNER TOLBERT, AIRING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, ON ABC

Romance is definitely in the air as The Bachelor takes a look back at 20 seasons of the hit romance reality series. Viewers will catch up with some of their favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette couples of all time, and discover how these love stories have continued long after their final rose ceremonies. Then, Bachelor Nation is invited to watch the wedding featuring the biggest gathering of alumni in Bachelor history, as recent sweethearts Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert —who met on summer series Bachelor in Paradise — tie the knot in the two-hour special The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love, hosted by Chris Harrison, airing SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, (8:00–10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

ABOUT JOHN & JOSEPH PHOTOGRAPHY
Brothers and photographers John & Joseph share their passion for art through the medium of wedding photojournalism and artistic wedding photography. Having photographed over 800 weddings past 16 years, John and Joseph provide a fashion forward, cinematic, and intimate details in documentary wedding photography. Based in Los Angeles, John and Joseph Photography have photographed hundreds of beautiful celebrations worldwide.

In The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love, viewers are invited for the exciting festivities and preparations for the wedding of Jade and Tanner at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. But this night of romance is just getting started! As familiar faces, including Nick Viall, Jared Haibon, Sarah Herron, Ashley and Lauren Iaconetti, Juellia Kinney, JJ Lane, Michelle Money and Ben Zorn, arrive to celebrate with the happy couple, Harrison reveals the top three “Most Dramatic,” “Biggest Scandals,” “Steamiest Hot Tubs,” “People We Love to Hate” and “Best Man-Cries” moments over 20 seasons, and the best bloopers in Bachelor history. The special also reminisces about 20 seasons of romance: the memorable first meets, the romantic dates where love bloomed — some of which led to heartbreak and others to beautiful proposals — and Harrison will talk to current Bachelor Ben Higgins about his journey, as well as past Bachelor couples who found love … and their soul mate..

Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Nicole Woods, Peter Scalettar, Elan Gale and Bennett Graebner are the executive producers. The Bachelor at 20: A Celebration of Love is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.

 


Magi and Justin's engagement session at the Laguna Beach, California

Magi & Justin’s Engagement Session at Laguna Beach

Magi and Justin's second engagement session on the beach.  We photographed their first engagement session at Resort at The Pelican Hill which was a bit more formal, so here is a casual shoot just before stunning sunset on Laguna Beach.

Laguna Beach Engagement Session photographed by John and Joseph Photography

Magi and Justin's engagement session at the Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach Engagement Session photographed by John and Joseph Photography

Magi and Justin's engagement session at the Laguna Beach, California

Magi and Justin's engagement session at the Laguna Beach, California

Magi and Justin's engagement session at the Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach Engagement Session photographed by John and Joseph Photography

Magi and Justin's engagement session at the Laguna Beach, California

Magi and Justin's engagement session at the Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach Engagement Session photographed by John and Joseph Photography

Laguna Beach Engagement Session photographed by John and Joseph Photography

 


Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah and Bryce's Wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club

Photography: John & Joseph Photography Inc.

Planner: Details Details Inc.

Ceremony and Reception at The Bel-Air Bay Club

Sarah's wedding was featured on Inside Weddings!  From the site: "Go Inside Giuliana Rancic's Assistant Sarah Knight's Gorgeous Bel Air Wedding!  When you've been together since since seventh grade, you'd think planning your wedding would be a cinch, since you know each other so well — right? Not exactly, especially if one of you plays for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and spends half the year 3,000 miles away! But even as they swapped cake flavors and color palettes from opposite coasts, our real bride blogger (and Giuliana Rancic's assistant!) Sarah Knight and her husband Bryce Stowell stayed in sync. The results? A classic, elegant Bel Air wedding full of personal details and plenty of room for fun. Check out John and Joseph Photography's photos of their affair below!"

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.

More details from Inside Weddings "The couple cut into a five-tier cake with alternating layers of marble cake with chocolate chip mousse and white cake with raspberry filling. And while Bryce and Sarah couldn't resist a little friendly cake-smashing, they followed it up with an extra-sweet kiss. Says Sarah, "Every moment went by so quickly, from fittings and floral meetings to dancing together surrounded by your friends. So make every moment count!"

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bel Air Bay Club || Wedding Planner: Alicia Townsend of Details Details || Bride's Wedding Dress: Vera Wang || Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Jewelry: Forevermark || Hair: Melissa Brown || Makeup: Catalina Su || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo || Groom's and Groomsmen's Attire: Friar Tux || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Majestic Jeweler || Florist & Rentals: Bloom Box Designs || Invitations & Paper Goods: Studio Ephemera || Programs: Guesterly || Music: Jordan Music Entertainment || Cake:Hansen's Cakes || Favors: Diddy Riese || Videography: Video by Melissa || Photography: John and Joseph Photography"

 Sarah Knight and Bryce Stowell wedding at The Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, California.