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Tips On Reducing Your Wedding Photography Costs

  • Posted on December 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

The costs of wedding photography vary considerably. In fact when researching for the average cost of wedding photography in the UK I was bombarded with such an array of different figures it was almost meaningless. Probably the most credible source I could find was from Moneywise that quoted 839 as an average cost. This amount feels about right so I hope that gives you a ballpark figure.

Bear in mind though its an average so people are spending a great deal more and a great deal less so please dont panic if its a lot more than you anticipated. The Photographer Finder have some incredibly talented wedding photographers with competitive packages less than the average figure above and dont include any of the tips suggested below!

This article is to provide you with some ideas on how to save money on your wedding photography and still have the lasting record you deserve.

Tip No 1 Dont marry on a Saturday

Quite possibly the most effective and easiest way to reduce the cost of not only your wedding photography but also for the rest of your wedding is to not get married on a Saturday. This one factor alone can save hundreds and puts you in an excellent negotiating position.

If you have the typical British reticence of negotiating or haggling, imagine yourself in the other persons shoes. If you can see it from their point of view it makes you a more effective negotiator. Booking a photographer last minute when they have no prior bookings may possibly get you a reduction. Booking far in advance when they dont know how many weddings will occur in that year may also get you a reduction. Booking a wedding on a day that is unlikely to include another wedding will almost certainly get you a reduction.

From a wedding photographers perspective assume they do x amount of weddings a year and 99% of them occur on a Saturday why would they want to negotiate a lower price when they could have a booking at normal cost? However, if you choose another day of the week the chances are they have no likelihood of another wedding so you are giving them an extra booking. The same goes for a venue, choose a Friday in December and you are competing with the Christmas clientele.

Tip No 2 Consider a voucher scheme

For the last few years every time Ive been invited to a wedding there has been a note saying youre company is enough but if you would like to buy us a gift we would really appreciate contributions to our honeymoon with vouchers from such and such travel agent. So why not do the same for wedding photography? Some wedding photographers are already offering this service. Its a great way to cover some or all the cost of your photography or even perhaps upgrade your package. If you were interested it may be worth asking your wedding photographer to put some vouchers together if they dont already offer the scheme.

Tip No 3 Ordering a CD

By ordering a cd of your images instead of prints, albums etc you are reducing the photographers time and expense and consequently cds are being offered by more and more wedding photographers. It is a way of keeping to a tight budget but make sure it is not a false economy. Despite what Tomorrows World said cds and dvds are not infallible. They scratch, skip and malfunction. If you are choosing a cd from your wedding photographer check the images and not watermarked and clarify that the images are hi res (so that you can print them).

Another tip (sorry not a cost saving one) if you are considering buying a digital format instead of prints get them processed by a prolab not a high street processor. There is a very noticeable difference in quality. You have paid for pro pictures so it is worth getting them developed professionally and it is still cheaper to go direct.

Tip No 4 Shop outside your location

Ok, normal advice is to shop locally. However, when shopping for a bridal gown for my friend last year she fell in love with a dress that she couldnt afford and nothing else came close because she had found her perfect dress. After a gazillion hours of shopping locally we extended our search. We went to a town that is less affluent and found the same dress for nearly 20% less. It took a bit of extra time for the fittings but she had the dress shed set her heart on. So its certainly worth considering looking outside your area as your perfect wedding photographer may be in the next county (of course we can do this for you). You will need to take into account the travel costs of the photographer but it could still be a way of saving a pretty penny.

Tip No 5 Hire a Newbie

By newbie, I dont mean amateur. A newbie is someone who has had professional training and possibly a couple of weddings under their belt. He or she will be looking to expand their portfolio and gain experience and the prices they charge will reflect that. The preparation stage and clarifying exactly what you want beforehand is even more important when booking someone with little experience. However, everyone starts their career from scratch and what they lack in experience they should make up for in enthusiasm.

Tip No 6 Limit the length of time you want the photographer at your wedding

Wedding photographers charges are based on their time, their expertise, their experience and the costs of the finished product. If you reduce the length the time they are at your wedding it may be possible to reduce the overall cost. Check with your potential wedding photographer to see whether this will make a difference.

Tip No 7 Modify your wish list to fit their charges

Consider whether you would prefer to have better quality with a more basic package than more images with a cheaper photographer.
As with all cost savings a degree of compromise is involved. The hardest part is deciding just what to compromise on but never hesitate to speak directly to the photographer for advice and guidance.

Country Singers Score Pop Hits

  • Posted on December 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm

Country music has always been the quintessentially American genre of music. While pop and rap depict aspirational lifestyles that listeners can only imagine living themselves, country music is about real people and real ways of life. It is only natural that country singers would begin to cross over into the popular realm as the voices of true Americans.

Perhaps the most famous country singer right now is Taylor Swift. Referring to her as a country singer may seem strange given her pop success, but she is a country singer at heart. She sings about the glitz-free lives of real girls in an authentic way that speaks to women of all ages. Her sincerity is mocked by cynics, but it is that genuine quality in her persona and songwriting that helps her connect to her massive audience. She is not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve and expose her emotions on the public stage. Her fans imagine that she is telling them true stories about her own life. Taylor’s preference for acoustic instruments and skilled way with small-scale lyrical vignettes have drawn comparisons to folk musicians throughout the ages and, oddly enough, to contemporary indie rockers like the Shins and Fleet Foxes.

Carrie Underwood is another female country singer who owns a permanent spot on the pop charts. Ever since her rise to fame as an American Idol winner, she has maintained a steady fan base and an ever-growing string of hits because she stayed true to her roots. Her most successful song, “Before He Cheats,” is a classic female revenge anthem with a rock edge to balance out her sweet twang. She continues to toe the line between traditional country music and edgier fare with grace and finesse.

Country music’s latest crossover success is the Band Perry, fronted by Kimberly Perry and backed by her musician brothers Reid and Neil. “If I Die Young” is reminiscent of Taylor Swift’s early winsomeness and brings a sweet, earnest perspective of life to radio airwaves.

Male country singers like Toby Keith and Luke Bryan embody a rugged kind of masculinity that is only rarely seen in straightforward rock music. They sing about tried and true subject matter like girls and life on the road. They have both released strings of anthems affirming their modest ways of life that, in turn, evoke pride in their fans.

Country music is sometimes thought to be unimportant because it is earnest. Country musicians strive to be liked, a notion which is anathema in circles that fancy themselves ahead of the curve. Fans of country music are more loyal than fans of any other genre because of the honest reality that is captured in country music.

What Is The Purpose Of Php Hosting

  • Posted on December 9, 2017 at 9:59 am

PHP hosting is Hypertext PreProcessor, a scripting title. The purpose of PHP is to enable content generation for programming purposes. It’s the most widely used type of server programming language in existence today. PHP will enable web pages to be able to interact with other applications including databases. It also provides information to multitudes of users and has the capacity to manipulate text. PHP has the ability to send out email letters, process forms and calculate mathematics. In summary, PHP entails anything involving the sending and delivery of data into your webpage.

PHP is used in hundreds even thousands of applications online. Everything from general blogs to full on banking systems – PHP is used all over the internet. Full search engines and social networking programs including Facebook are all written in PHP language. PHP can be used in smaller projects as well. Even small businesses and personal projects can be written in PHP. Simple to learn and easy to execute, PHP should be taught more frequently in schools and universities.

Among the best perks of PHP is the fact that it is everywhere. PHP bundles with the Apache web server, the most popular one currently in use. Because of this, almost every web hosting application service is currently using PHP. Not just that, they are generally pre-installed, meaning you are ready for it to be ran immediately. Most men and women do not have to do anything or install anything before use.

It is also very easy to process codes in PHP. Most people that have a basic understanding of CSS or HTML code will easily fall into PHP technique. This is because you can use HTML code in your new PHP language, by saving and renaming the file. That’s it- you can build your website off the new source, without having to translate it on your own. This ease of transfer makes it one of the most user-friendly applications available on the market today. If you are having trouble with your PHP programming, information is readily available online and in print. Because PHP is relatively simple and used so frequently, people everywhere are helping each other develop the best sites ever.

There are blog postings, journal entries, message boards and informative articles detailing all aspects of development. There is also a tutorial offered, in hopes that everyone using the application will become a master of the language in no time.

Using Getting Back Together Cards to Restore a Broken Relationship

  • Posted on December 9, 2017 at 8:25 am

Break-ups are difficult to get over, and there is usually heightened tension that may create a barrier between you and your ex. One of the best ways to diffuse the tension is by using getting back together cards. However, it is not just a matter of using the cards. You must know how to use them appropriately for effective performance.

Make a good timing

If you would like to get your ex back by using getting back together cards, you must ensure that you make your timing well.

For instance, you should not expect to get positive results when you send your cards immediately after your break-up. You will need to make a plan where you expect to use the getting back together cards at strategic points along the way.

There are a number of factors that make getting back together cards be quite effective in restoring your broken relationship. Let us take a look at the important points.

A sense of humor

As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine. If you would like to heal the pain of a break-up, you should bring in a sense of humor.

It is important that you make a wise selection so that you do not give the impression that you are making fun of the painful experience.

Laughter will help to break the tension of a break-up. There is hardly anyone who enjoys being in a serious state of mind all the time.

People will enjoy your company when your life is full of fun. By injecting a sense of humor through these cards, you will prompt your ex to recall the kind of fun you used to enjoy together.

Basically, getting back together cards will help you to portray a sunny face instead of one that seems ready for war.

The use of appropriate words

Break-ups are usually associated with quite a whirl of emotions, and it may be challenging to use the right words when communicating verbally. There are times when it may be difficult to explain exactly how you feel, and the cards will come to your rescue. When you take your time, you will find one that portrays exactly what you are going through.

Making a sincere apology

When you break up, it is very important that you apologize from the bottom of your heart. The problem is that you may not appear as convincing as you would like.

By making the right selection of the getting back together cards, you will be able to make your apology have more weight.

You should understand, however, that the cards have their limits. Nevertheless, they can break the ice and open the door for reconciliation.