Clearly In Focus Photography

Playfully Elegant Photography For Timelessly Elegant Events

This is why Adrienne loves second shooters! :) (please click on the high res to see full image!)
Truth is, having a second shooter on a wedding is essential. They are able to get shots that are sometimes overlooked by the primary photographer because they are focused on getting the pictures that you want. 
I’ve shot as Adrienne’s second shooter many times, and as a veteran second shooter, I can’t tell brides enough how important it is to have one. We get the sneaky shots, the hidden ones, the obvious ones…sometimes we even get the ones that no one even thinks about. At one wedding when everyone was focused on the bride and groom, I was busy taking pictures of the flower girl and the ring bearer who were playing patty cake in the front row pew. 
During times like in the pictures above, we can sometimes capture moments that are often missed. Chances are, had she not had a second shooter with her, Adrienne would not have been able to have gotten that second shot and you would have never even thought to have gone back and gotten it. 
Second shooters are essential, and I believe that every wedding should have at least two. Talk to your wedding photographer about how you can benefit from having two photographers at your wedding or event. View high resolution

This is why Adrienne loves second shooters! :) (please click on the high res to see full image!)

Truth is, having a second shooter on a wedding is essential. They are able to get shots that are sometimes overlooked by the primary photographer because they are focused on getting the pictures that you want. 

I’ve shot as Adrienne’s second shooter many times, and as a veteran second shooter, I can’t tell brides enough how important it is to have one. We get the sneaky shots, the hidden ones, the obvious ones…sometimes we even get the ones that no one even thinks about. At one wedding when everyone was focused on the bride and groom, I was busy taking pictures of the flower girl and the ring bearer who were playing patty cake in the front row pew. 

During times like in the pictures above, we can sometimes capture moments that are often missed. Chances are, had she not had a second shooter with her, Adrienne would not have been able to have gotten that second shot and you would have never even thought to have gone back and gotten it. 

Second shooters are essential, and I believe that every wedding should have at least two. Talk to your wedding photographer about how you can benefit from having two photographers at your wedding or event.

Another sneak peak from our Alaska shoot. (please click on the high res to see full image!)
I don’t know much about this, but I will tell you this…brides most definitely consider an after the wedding shoot in their dress and head pieces because WOW. 
AND she’s in the SNOW?
She’s just breathtaking! View high resolution

Another sneak peak from our Alaska shoot. (please click on the high res to see full image!)

I don’t know much about this, but I will tell you this…brides most definitely consider an after the wedding shoot in their dress and head pieces because WOW. 

AND she’s in the SNOW?

She’s just breathtaking!

(please click on the high res to see full image!)
Make sure you and your new husband steal some moments away from everyone after the “I do!” 
Sometimes your photographer might follow just to capture a moment or two…but they will hang back if you ask them to. Just make sure you get a private moment to really celebrate the “Oh my gosh, we DID IT!” :-D View high resolution

(please click on the high res to see full image!)

Make sure you and your new husband steal some moments away from everyone after the “I do!” 

Sometimes your photographer might follow just to capture a moment or two…but they will hang back if you ask them to. Just make sure you get a private moment to really celebrate the “Oh my gosh, we DID IT!” :-D

Doing your own decorations can save you a lot of time and money. Not only can you be 100% sure that you are getting exactly what it is that you want, you can get it at 100% of the cost that you want. 

Christmas lights and Christmas bulbs are always cheaper right after the holidays so shopping for them then will save you some cash big time. Getting your own fresh flowers from a wholesaler or a grocery store can cut costs, and getting your own candles and tea lights too. 

Check with your reception location to see if they have a set time for when you can come in and decorate a day or two in advance. Sometimes they can let you in for an hour or two on the day before the wedding to let you get it all done then and then let you come by the next day to clean up. It might cost you a little bit for those extra hours, but it’ll save you a ton in the long run. 

This blogger has a thing for mosaics…and in these pictures, the blue mosaic lanterns are simply breathtaking. The color fits a beach wedding perfectly and having them out in the sunlight will let each piece of glass capture the light which means you will get little reflections off of it and can you imagine the colors that will create? Beautiful on those white tablecloths.

The second picture, however, is my favorite. It’s almost as if the mosaic lantern is waiting for dusk when someone can come by and light the oil inside of it before taking it with them as they go for a walk along the worn path to the beach for a romantic evening stroll. 

This is why having a wedding photographer there for a few hours before the wedding to capture details of your wedding is so important. It allows them to capture little details like this that you can show people and have them blown away at the little things that you spent months agonizing over…and for others to look at and think up their own little stories and memories to them. 

Wedding photographers are well worth the investment. 

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If you are doing a beach wedding, and are having table assignments, consider having your assignment cards rest in sand like this couple did here. The seashells held each card up so it could be easily read and it was nestled away in a little sandbox, and the shell works perfectly as a little favor as well! Each of your guests gets a chance to take a piece of the beach home with them!
Later, you can reuse those sand boxes for different things around your home. Win, win! View high resolution

(please click on the high res to see full image!)

If you are doing a beach wedding, and are having table assignments, consider having your assignment cards rest in sand like this couple did here. The seashells held each card up so it could be easily read and it was nestled away in a little sandbox, and the shell works perfectly as a little favor as well! Each of your guests gets a chance to take a piece of the beach home with them!

Later, you can reuse those sand boxes for different things around your home. Win, win!

(please click on the high res to see full image!)
Thousands and thousands of twinkle lights made the inside of this barn like reception location look like the night sky which was perfect for what the couple wanted. The soft light made the room glow, and gave everyone a cozy feeling. 
When you are looking at reception locations, take a quiet moment to yourself to really look at it and figure out how you are going to make it into your reception location. If you can’t picture it with all that you want to do with it, then it might not be your dream place after all. But, if you can picture it and know that you can make it look as beautiful as this couple did here…then you  know you have a winner. View high resolution

(please click on the high res to see full image!)

Thousands and thousands of twinkle lights made the inside of this barn like reception location look like the night sky which was perfect for what the couple wanted. The soft light made the room glow, and gave everyone a cozy feeling. 

When you are looking at reception locations, take a quiet moment to yourself to really look at it and figure out how you are going to make it into your reception location. If you can’t picture it with all that you want to do with it, then it might not be your dream place after all. But, if you can picture it and know that you can make it look as beautiful as this couple did here…then you  know you have a winner.

Who says diamonds are the ONLY girls best friend? The pearls shown here look fantastic along side that rocking engagement ring, don’t you think? This blogger sure thinks so! And the varying sizes gives it a fun little perk to the style. 
Just because you are wearing rhinestones on your dress and a diamond on your finger doesn’t mean that you have to rule out the other precious stones and pearls as jewelry options. Mixing and matching seems to be the newest big thing, and as you can see here, looks elegant and classy…and even a little funky.
Use your wedding as a chance to be a little daring with some of your jewelry choices, whether it’s doing something out of character all together or going a more traditional route when you usually wear something funky. It’s your day to shine! View high resolution

Who says diamonds are the ONLY girls best friend? The pearls shown here look fantastic along side that rocking engagement ring, don’t you think? This blogger sure thinks so! And the varying sizes gives it a fun little perk to the style. 

Just because you are wearing rhinestones on your dress and a diamond on your finger doesn’t mean that you have to rule out the other precious stones and pearls as jewelry options. Mixing and matching seems to be the newest big thing, and as you can see here, looks elegant and classy…and even a little funky.

Use your wedding as a chance to be a little daring with some of your jewelry choices, whether it’s doing something out of character all together or going a more traditional route when you usually wear something funky. It’s your day to shine!

Flowers are a huge part of the wedding planning process, and picking out your colors to go along with that design that you want is critical. Here, the yellow and purple have a chance to really pop while the muted greens give a good dimension and background element. The palms that spread out from the bouquet give it a beachy, tropical feel as well.
Pair it with a fun and flirty dress and you are ready for a casual event filled with tropical breezes, iced boat drinks, and glittering night skies filled with romantic whispers and flash bulbs as you dance the night away with your dream guy!
Flowers by Lee Forest Designs, Orlando Florida
Photography by Clearly In Focus Photography View high resolution

Flowers are a huge part of the wedding planning process, and picking out your colors to go along with that design that you want is critical. Here, the yellow and purple have a chance to really pop while the muted greens give a good dimension and background element. The palms that spread out from the bouquet give it a beachy, tropical feel as well.

Pair it with a fun and flirty dress and you are ready for a casual event filled with tropical breezes, iced boat drinks, and glittering night skies filled with romantic whispers and flash bulbs as you dance the night away with your dream guy!

Flowers by Lee Forest Designs, Orlando Florida

Photography by Clearly In Focus Photography

Tired Feet?

Having a beach wedding? This is a great idea for your guests who want to slip out of their shoes and into something more comfortable to walk in when they try to walk over that sand to your ceremony site, or maybe just to get comfortable. You know how achy those heels can get! 

At this beach wedding, the couple had a basket of flip flops in random sizes and designs tied together with ribbon for guests to pick from! You can do this too for pretty cheap. Just keep an eye out for stores like Old Navy to have sales on their flip flops…Old Navy is known to have theirs 2 for $5 on a pretty regular basis. Walmart, Target, and Ross are other stores you can check out.

It’s almost a beach wedding MUST HAVE! :)

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