Sarah & James Castle in the Clouds Wedding

SNEAK PEEK...

Congratulations to Sarah and James who celebrated their wedding yesterday surrounded by family and friends!  A beautiful and fun couple who make each other smile, as well as everyone around them.  The location and weather was perfect and the company even better.  I was beyond honored to be entrusted with such an important time in their lives.

Wishing you many years of love laughs and smiles!  

Thank you for asking me to be a small part of your day.

xo,

Lisa

Participating Vendors
Pre-ceremony: Olde Orchard Inn
Reception: Castle in the Clouds
Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Raymond
Florist: Linda's
Cake: Gourmet Bae
DJ: Crown Entertainment

Runaway Farm Sneak Peek...

Last year Reese Williams asked me to photograph her beautiful family and this year it was even more special to be able to capture her sweet dad, Mr. Albin Conkey, as well as her new puppy, Raisin!  She invited me to her father's stunning residence, Runaway Farm in South Berwick Maine.  I felt like I had taken a step a back in time and her dad's hospitality and graciousness even furthered my feelings.  What a wonderful property that I would have loved to capture every nook and cranny of it's quintessential New England charm.

Thank you Reese for inviting me to capture all the beauty of your loved ones at a place that is near and dear to your heart.

xo,

Lisa

PS Your dad's autobiography is already on my nightstand to start reading.  Thank you Mr. Conkey for a copy!

Aaishah & Shan's Boston Wedding August 5, 2018

SNEAK PEEK...

Congratulations to Aaishah and Shan who celebrated their wedding yesterday evening surrounded by family and friends!  A stunning couple who are just as beautiful on the inside.  The details, jewelry and garments were rich in tradition and beauty and I was beyond honored to be entrusted with such an important time in their lives.

Wishing you many years of abundant love and smiles!  

Thank you for asking me to be a small part of your day.

xo,

Lisa

Participating Vendors
Pre-ceremony: Ames Hotel
Couple portraits: Post Office Square
Reception: State Room
Wedding Coordinator: Lauren Pastore
Florist: Jane Cornforth
Cake: State Room Baker
Band: Innocenti Strings

Let's celebrate...

The months of May and June mark the end of an accomplished and cherished path while new and exciting horizons await for many graduates. Capture your student in all their glory, because those moments deserve to be on the walls...not just the diploma.

Now booking seniors, graduates, graduation parties, invitation announcements and any of those "Wow, you did it moments!" Let's celebrate!

www.lisaWphotography.com
LOVE. LAUGH. PHOTOGRAPH.

 

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Photography and Pediatrics...

We are UP! Lisa Wotkowicz Photography is now on display at Pediatric Associates of Hampton & Portsmouth at their 55 High Street location. I am honored to have my work in an office that I deeply value! A BIG thank you to Kenny Peterson for doing all the measuring and hanging for me...because he knows that I fare much better with a camera than a hammer.

All patients of the practice or any family/client that is hanging on the walls will get 10% off any shoot that is booked! It's Spring...time to get back outside and capture the happiness!

xo, Lisa

www.lisaWphotography.com
LOVE. LAUGH. PHOTOGRAPH.

Copy of The "F word"...

Photographers will drop the F word like a trucker...

NO, I'm not talking about the infamous F word you're thinking of...get your head out of the gutter!  I'm talking about F stops.  F stops, also known as focal ratios are critical to getting  a perfect photograph, or maybe perfect in the eye of the photographer.  In simple terms, an F stop contributes to the amount of light and depth of field in the image.  Altering an F stop can drastically alter a photograph without touching one other setting on the camera...

Check out the images below that were captured from the same point of view with only their F stops changed... Can you spot the differences?

So, try it out.  Go ahead and drop your F stops like a trucker...
 

The Unplugged Wedding...

The Big Day is finally here and everyone is bubbling over with joy for the stunning couple as they are about to meet each other at the alter, exchange their sentimental vows, seal it with a kiss and walk down the aisle in wedded bliss happily ever after. Sounds perfect, right?  And it should be perfect, however the only problem are the guests aren't really in the moment because many of them are viewing the ceremony thru a phone, ipad and even their own camera.  The other problem?  The hired professional photographer is capturing a sea of smartphones and tablets in the air as he/she is trying to capture the moments they were paid to do.  And the worst problem of all?  The guests who are photographing or videoing the moment for themselves or to share on social media could be obstructing the photographer's view from getting a key shot like, the first kiss.  As photographers, we understand everyone wants to have their own memories to share and you should, but please understand we have been hired by the bride and groom who have invested in us and are depending that we provide them with the best and most artistic moments from their special day. You, as their guests, actually have the highest honor of all... you were invited to share in and witness the happily forever after unfold.  So please, "unplug" during the ceremony and key reception moments and pull out those phones, tablets and cameras to click away for that amazing second kiss on the dance floor!


Brides and grooms, how should you communicate the decision to your guests? A sign at the ceremony site is the most common way. However, you can also put a note in the program and I prefer and suggest  the officiant also announce the request before the ceremony begins.  
Signage downloads can be purchased from vendors on Etsy like this beautiful and simplistic example at CustomPrintsNYC.

 

Before I close out today's blog post, take a peek at this image by Thomas Stewart Photography that  went viral after he experienced a moment where the groom actually had to step out of the way of click happy guests to see his bride coming down the aisle. Can you imagine the bride's disappointment when she sees this image as "her big reveal to her husband to be!" Sigh.  Don't be that guest!  Unplug.

It's the little things...

Little things make me happy and this is one of them! I've been searching for the perfect easel for mounted prints and I finally have found it! Made of walnut wood by a wood crafter in the Ozark Mountains, these 4x6 easels are the perfect size for mounted prints 8x10 and smaller. 
 Easel shown is paired with a fine art Giclee print, now available as well!
 Details to come at www.lisaWphotography.com!

LOVE. LAUGH. PHOTOGRAPH.