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:
by John & Joseph
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
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.
Floral Designer: Bloombox Designs
Videographer: Brinton Film Making Co.
Wedding Cake: Sweet Lady Jane
Hair and Makeup: Le Beauty Core
Photobooth: All Smiles