Sunday, December 30, 2012

Photos At Weddings Are Important

Having photos of your wedding whether it is a small elopement or elaborate affair in a large venue is important. Years later looking at the photos evokes memories of the day that is most likely the most emotional and fun time of your life. In an effort to learn more and to find unique photos I can recommend to couples, I searched through Google. To my amazement I found that some photographers seem to have fetishes  Like the above shoe photo. The recommended photo of the day in the article was of the shoes. Personally I think a shoe photo is fine in a shoe catalog but a wedding album? I discovered a large selection of ideas ranging from pictures of food, to sky, and other things to me not related to a wedding. So my lesson is be sure the photographer realizes it is a wedding album and not a flash photo contest of apparel.
 It reminded me of once I asked a photographer to send me a photo of a wedding I did. I put them in my blog. What I got was a picture of me holding a baby? No wedding ceremony, no bride or groom. Some child at the wedding I held for a moment. Nothing to do with a wedding at all. So it never made it to my blog. Select a photographer who does what you want, wedding pictures. Talk with them before so they understand it is a wedding album not a contest of cool shoe pictures.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Photographers for Simple Elopements

 I am often asked by couples coming to New Orleans for a simple elopement about professional photographer fees. I have worked with several very good photographers who will discount fees when the elopement is short and not at a prime time. They set their fees to reflect a shorter time and less number of prints or a CD with photos on you can print yourself. It is best the couple contacts the photographer themselves. Pick one they like, call them and explain it is an elopement at an easy location to reach and very short in time. Negotiate a price and number of pictures and you are all set. The list I have made is on my web page but you can contact the short list below.

1.Stacy Marks :

2. Kathleen Parker:

 More names are here on my web page of links-

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Orleans Wedding Statistics

  The third most frequent destination city for weddings in USA is New Orleans, La with 36,545 Marriages in 2002 the last year of published statistics but increased since Katrina. The average age of the current bride is 25 and uses the internet to plan her wedding. I get about 100 hits on my New Orleans wedding web page per day. Mostly couples just seeking information on New Orleans as a wedding destination Although people think June is the big wedding month in New Orleans it is April, with October coming in second busiest.. Stop in and read my informational web page on how to plan a simple wedding in New Orleans. July and August are slowest and hottest.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

O Tell Me The Truth About Love by W H Auden - Poetry Reading - YouTube

O Tell Me The Truth About Love by W H Auden - Poetry Reading - YouTube:

O Tell Me The Truth About Love

Some say love's a little boy,
And some say it's a bird,
Some say it makes the world go around,
Some say that's absurd,
And when I asked the man next-door,
Who looked as if he knew,
His wife got very cross indeed,
And said it wouldn't do.

Does it look like a pair of pyjamas,
Or the ham in a temperance hotel?
Does its odour remind one of llamas,
Or has it a comforting smell?
Is it prickly to touch as a hedge is,
Or soft as eiderdown fluff?
Is it sharp or quite smooth at the edges?
O tell me the truth about love.

Our history books refer to it
In cryptic little notes,
It's quite a common topic on
The Transatlantic boats;
I've found the subject mentioned in
Accounts of suicides,
And even seen it scribbled on
The backs of railway guides.

Does it howl like a hungry Alsatian,
Or boom like a military band?
Could one give a first-rate imitation
On a saw or a Steinway Grand?
Is its singing at parties a riot?
Does it only like Classical stuff?
Will it stop when one wants to be quiet?
O tell me the truth about love.

I looked inside the summer-house;
It wasn't over there;
I tried the Thames at Maidenhead,
And Brighton's bracing air.
I don't know what the blackbird sang,
Or what the tulip said;
But it wasn't in the chicken-run,
Or underneath the bed.

Can it pull extraordinary faces?
Is it usually sick on a swing?
Does it spend all its time at the races,
or fiddling with pieces of string?
Has it views of its own about money?
Does it think Patriotism enough?
Are its stories vulgar but funny?
O tell me the truth about love.

When it comes, will it come without warning
Just as I'm picking my nose?
Will it knock on my door in the morning,
Or tread in the bus on my toes?
Will it come like a change in the weather?
Will its greeting be courteous or rough?
Will it alter my life altogether?
O tell me the truth about love. 

I Carry Your Heart With Me by E.E.Cummings - Poetry Reading - YouTube

I Carry Your Heart With Me by E.E.Cummings - Poetry Reading - YouTube:

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
“[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]” Copyright 1952, © 1980, 1991 by the Trustees for the E. E. Cummings Trust, from Complete Poems: 1904-1962 by E. E. Cummings, edited by George J. Firmage. Used by permission of Liveright Publishing Corporation.

Khalil Gibran The Prophet - On Love - YouTube

Khalil Gibran The Prophet - On Love - YouTube: