08Jul

Hang Loose | Creative Ways to Hang Wedding Dresses

By, July 08, 2017

During Getting Ready shots, there is a fine art to hanging and photographing the wedding dress. The right presentation can make all the difference!  To plan ahead on the day, we like to arrive early, and seek out unique scenes and backgrounds. By factoring in more time, it allows us to get very creative with the wedding dress photography. With your permission, we may even take the dress beyond the bridal suite, to showcase different areas around your venue!

Here are some of our favorite hanging dress photos from recent weddings. Enjoy :)

Wedding dress hanging from wood wall at Scripps Seaside Forum
For Lisa and Simon's wedding, we used the modern wood architecture of Scripps Seaside Forum as a colorful background for the Lisa's beautiful dress, designed by Pronovias.
Creative Ways to Hang Wedding Dress
For a bold dress shot on Diana and Owen's wedding day, we decided to live life on the edge :) After noticing the leading lines of the hotel, we carefully hung Diana's dress (designed by Demetrios Brides) on the railing for this one-of-a-kind shot.
Bride sitting on floor of bathroom with flowergirls and wedding dress
We like to incorporate the surrounding environment, such as chandeliers, textured doors, and even flower girls!
Creative Ways to Hang Wedding Dress
Wedding Dress Hanging from Stone Wall
Different creative ways to photograph and hang wedding dress
It's nice to photograph a quiet, introspective moment, while the dress is still hanging.
Rustic style wedding dress hanging from wine barrels
Creative photo of hanging wedding dresses
Bride's wedding dress hanging on wall with bridesmaids dresses
At Alison and Andrew's wedding, we made it a team effort, and incorporated all of Alison's bridesmaids dresses in the photo.
Portrait of Wedding Dress using Creative Angles
For extra volume and shape to the dress, we recommend bringing a wooden or velvet hanger, and having it nearby for us to photograph.
Creative Portrait of Wedding Dress hanging from chandelier and wood wall
Bride sitting and looking up at hanging wedding dress before ceremony
Bride's Custom Wedding Dress Hanger on Wedding Day
A customized hanger is a great way to show off your details before walking down the aisle, like during Eileen and Robbie's wedding at The Prado.
Funny and creative portrait of wedding dress with pug and chandelier
Rustic style wedding dress hanging from wood wall

We don’t want to leave you hanging :) View more fun, creative ways to hang the wedding dress!

30Jun

Variety: The Spice of Life

By, June 30, 2017

As photographers, we love adding a healthy dose of variety into the wedding day images. By incorporating a mixture of poses and diverse locations, we’re able to craft photos that are both original and personal. Even when we know a location by heart, we always arrive early, to ensure a wide range of photos will be captured. We explore the area, check out the day’s conditions, and find the best creative angles.

Bride and Groom kiss next to pink low rider car
Bride and Groom stand in front of colorful sunset on wedding day
We like to scout locations that offer a wide array of creative possibility, and keep an eye out for subtle changes in light and landscape.
Dramatic and diverse locations for wedding day photos
romantic photo of wedding couple using bokeh effect
While scouting for Angela and Donnie's wedding at Mt. Woodson, we spotted that the pomegranate trees were in season, and were bearing fruit. For a more intimate portrait, we asked the couple to stand between the leaves, and lean in for a kiss. We framed the foliage around them, and added a romantic bokeh effect, which created a dreamy look.
Candid photos of wedding couple
Funny stylized candid photos of wedding couple
We're also aware of the subtle, candid moments throughout the day. It's in these fleeting moments where the subject isn't looking that some of the most treasured moments unfold.
Candid Wedding Photo of Groom and Son
On Xochi and William's wedding day, we noticed this sweet moment of William taking a second to help tie his son's shoes. By staying alert, we were able to document the priceless moment between a father and his son.
Candid photos of wedding couple enjoying fun and romantic moments on wedding day
Bride and Groom kiss in hammock
backlit night photo of stylish bride and groom in rain
In addition to using the environment as a prop, we like to make use of creative lighting, and photograph scenes in unexpected ways. As the rain began to drizzle during Natalie and Joel's New Year's Eve wedding at the Ultimate Skybox, we placed a light behind them for a dramatic effect. By playing with off-camera lighting, we were able to transform the scene, and enhance the moment.
Backlit night photos of bride and groom on wedding day
We love capturing all the beautiful wedding day moments, each in their own unique way :)

Whether you’re feeling artsy, or you’re in a candid kind of mood, we have full wedding photography galleries for you to check out!

19Jun

True Paint Party

By, June 19, 2017

One of the best things about working at True Photography is the care, talent and good heart of each person. There’s nothing better than being surrounded by like-minded, creative individuals every day. Even when we’re playing, we’re always learning and encouraging each other to be better. We’re more than just coworkers, we’re a “True” family.

Because the family that plays together stays together, we took a rare moment off to meet up at Pinot’s Palette, in Liberty Station. It was a super fun evening of painting, food, drink, and slightly competitive team building. Check out the results below!

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At the end of the night, we unveiled our paintings. Even though we share a style and sensibility as a team, it was funny that no two paintings were exactly alike! This really speaks to the range of creativity and artistry that we bring to everything we do :)
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A little supportive critique goes a long way.
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The resulting paintings are now displayed proudly at our studio. Rawr!