Vegreville Wedding Photographer | That Single Moment

Just before a bride makes that last walk by herself to her husband, I like to take her portrait. She glows with emotions, with love, with joy, with nerves. She worries, she laughs, she smiles, and tears up. It all bubbles to the surface and stays there, until she starts that first step down the aisle to him. Then it all disappears, and there is only amazing, pure, beautiful love.

This is my favorite moment at a wedding. I can feel every one of her emotions with my camera, and I can see that decisive moment when it all fades away. It’s magic, and it takes my breath away each and every time I get to photograph it.

Vegreville Wedding Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

Vermilion Wedding Photography | The Dragon Hare Difference

Dragon Hare Studios – I am often asked why my photographs are so different? The answer is an easy one – I am professionally trained. There is no requirement for becoming a professional photographer, you don’t even need professional grade gear. You simply call yourself a professional photographer, and you are. But there is a difference.

I want to take a few moments and give you a visual of the difference between a professionally trained photographer, and an untrained one. Take a look at these two images, exact same location, same couple, exact same moment but completely different.

Vermilion Wedding Photography, Dragon Hare Studios

Vermilion Wedding Photography, Dragon Hare Studios

This is not a photoshop trick. The first image is something I see time and time again on facebook and other social media streams. In the first image, the sky is completely overexposed. In the second image, I have exposed the image to account for the darker couple/ground and the brighter sky. The sky is an amazing and beautiful component to this image, but in the first version of it, it’s an overblown white nothing. If I expose my camera for the couple, the sky is overexposed. If I expose the camera for the sky, then the couple/ground are dark. The sky is a challenge to photograph, just like white wedding dresses on a sunny day are – when you look at wedding photographs, you should see the detail in the dress rather than an over exposed white area! To photograph the sky or a white wedding dress, you need additional gear and the understanding on how it all works together.

Here is another example of what a properly exposed image vs an overexposed sky looks like:

Vermilion Wedding Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

Vermilion Wedding Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

I encourage you to start looking at photographs and check out the sky or even a wedding dress. It is an instant indicator of the amount and level of training a photographer has had! If you are in the market for a professional photographer, look at their work and see if you can find properly exposed images or not.

What is the Dragon Hare Difference? We carry the gear that we require to take the images where the sky is properly exposed to absolutely every session. We regularly attend in person training sessions to learn how to improve our craft. I hold a master of photographic arts designation, a diploma from a photography school, am the current PPOC-AB photographer of the year, have 11 accreditations and regularly submit work to print competitions aimed at awarding only the best of the best rather than letting everyone win an award. Why do I spend so much energy on training? So our images look like this! That’s the Dragon Hare difference!

June 17, 2015 - 1:32 am

Judy Clark - Kim you are an amazing photographer and so lucky to have an award winning one in our community.

June 17, 2015 - 1:38 am

Michelle Paul Harvey - You are so totally a professional. Our wedding photos were awesome and everyone had a great time!

June 17, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Amy Wilson London - You do the impossible, you make nervous people relax for unbelievable and amazing photos. Not only are your pictures amazing but the fun you have with the people you are photographing is what makes you the best

Lloydminster Grad Photographer | The Destroyer

Dragon Hare Studios – Have you held back from doing grad portraits because your only hobby is video games? That’s not a problem for us, we just bring your favorite game to life and put you in it! Watch out on the streets for the destroyer, you may see him on the streets, although your more likely to see him looking as handsome as he does in his formal portrait!

At Dragon Hare, we define who you are. We can always find a way to create a unique portrait for you, even when you don’t think you have something to work with! Call us at 780.853.4277 to start planning your session today! We have just a few spots left for 2015 grads!

Vermilion Grad Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

Vermilion Grad Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

Vermilion Wedding Photographer | A Fireman’s Wedding

Dragon Hare Studios – I have to say, I’m a sucker for a good love story and Tim and Michelle have a great one! He is a fireman, she is an environmentalist so we combined their passions and love for each other into portraits that really celebrated who they are as a couple.

It was a rainy Saturday when these two dedicated their lives to each other, but it didn’t affect the joy they had in their union. We held family portraits in the studio to keep everyone warm and dry, and the heavens cleared up long enough for us to photograph the couple in the park.

Congratulations Tim and Michelle, we wish you a lifetime full of richness and blessings. Thank you for choosing Dragon Hare as your Vermilion Wedding Photographer, we truly enjoyed working with you both!

lloydminster wedding pictures, Dragon Hare Studios

Vermilion Wedding Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

wainwright wedding photographer, Dragon Hare Studios

Lloydminster Grad Photographer | Stylin’

Dragon Hare Studios – While many of our grads are into sports and choose to define their portraits with their favorite sports gear, many of our grads have non-sports hobbies too! If you have been considering grad portraits but are not sure what you’d like to include, give us a call at 780.853.4277! We can help with clothing suggestions and locations that will help us create the perfect grad portrait for you! Everyone is an individual, grad photos should showcase this!

For more information on our grad portraits, click here or choose “Grad Portraits” from the categories listed way down at the bottom of this page! We look forward to being your Lloydminster grad photographer!

Lloydminster Grad Photographer, Dragon Hare Studios