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Crystal & Rick’s Engagement Session, Madison, WI

Hello blog readers!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful long weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July.  I must say, this summer has been a wonderful one.  My husband & I had an eventful weekend which included a little hiking at Devil’s Lake State Park, geeking out with our new computers, and enjoying a...

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July 6, 2011 - 7:21 am

Taryn - What a nice looking couple…it always make shooting that much easier!! Ahh, very nice work!!

July 5, 2011 - 7:09 pm

cammie - Love these photos! They look awesome together.

Kristen & Patrick: Engagement Portaits at UW Arboretum and Picnic Point

When you’ve already got two people in love, what could possibly make an engagement session better?  Well, personally, I think red shoes and a cute puppy seal the deal!  Meet Kristen & Patrick.  They’re tying the knot later this summer and opted for an engagement session on a beautiful summer evening.  We chose the UW...

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June 29, 2011 - 10:43 pm

cammie - Gorgeous!! Love the beach ones!!!

June 29, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Kara - These are GREAT pictures. The combination of the cuuute dog, the stunning red heels, and the great locales is perfect. Love them!

Gabby + Matt :: Married! :: Madison WI Wedding Photography

Capitol Supreme Court wedding ceremony Madison photographer

On a sunny Saturday in July, I joined my friends & clients Matt and Gabby for their beautiful wedding day.  They had a perfect day for their intimate affair: the skies were blue, the temperature was bearable, and downtown Madison was a-buzzing with excitement.  It wasn’t long ago that we had been together to shoot...

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September 15, 2010 - 2:23 pm

Lisa Kretschmann - That bridal portrait is stunning…This couple was smiling in ever picture such a happy day for them!

How To Be a Great GWC :: {guest with camera} :: WI Wedding Photography


OK, everyone, this post is not necessarily for my brides & grooms.  It’s for YOU: the one with the shiny new camera.  Yup, I know you’re excited.  Trust me- I totally get it.  When I have a new piece of equipment, I cannot WAIT for my first opportunity to make it shine!  For those of...

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October 22, 2011 - 10:39 am

George Eseuen - I agree and think that photography should be a blend on candid shots as well as staged photos. Both have a place and it should be up to the photographer to decide what method they feel expresses their art form. Even digital versus file can be a hot topic, now more than ever with the internet and all of the photography blogs available.

October 22, 2011 - 10:37 am

Charles Stevenson - I think that if someone says a comment like that, it may be that photography as a whole is divided into pure art, and the need to shoot photos for money as a job in order to live. If we all had funs to keep us going, I think the commercial aspect would change and photographers all over would produce much different shots than they do now because they have to promote and please the client paying for the shoot.

March 23, 2011 - 9:57 am

Althea - Love this post…especially the photos you used to illustrate it! Made me smile and laugh throughout. Cheers:)

September 21, 2010 - 7:13 pm

christina - great post! i’ve been sharing it all over the place because it’s so relevant and so eloquently written =]

September 20, 2010 - 4:37 am

Alex - I’ve reposted this in quite a few places – friends facebook pages, the works. I’ve got a litany of weddings coming up, with of course a few enthusiasts that don’t know the etiquette, per say. Thanks, once again! <3

August 20, 2010 - 1:33 pm

Mandie Haberman - Thanks Krystal, so glad you liked it!!

August 20, 2010 - 12:45 pm

Krystal Muellenberg - I love this article! So much so I linked to it on my blog….. http://krystalmuellenberg.squarespace.com/home/2010/8/20/odds-ends.html. Thanks so much for writing it up! You rock!

August 18, 2010 - 10:36 am
August 17, 2010 - 10:21 pm

I think the most important thing that I think guests need to keep in mind is respect for the bride and groom, respect for the venue/service, and respect for the professional trying to do their job.

August 17, 2010 - 3:54 pm

Laurie Bracewell - Mandie – great post, love it!!

August 17, 2010 - 3:21 pm

Mandie Haberman - Thank you EVERYONE! I am so glad this is proving useful and relevant to so many people.

Jenn- you are right! That is another thing that interferes with portraits and other shots. I’ve also seen the little red autofocus or red-eye reducer light from point and shoot cameras show up on my bride & groom’s faces. Not a good thing!

August 17, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Jenn Van Wyk - Great post Mandie! Another thing to keep in mind as well is if your flash on your camera is pointed at or interfering with the photographer’s line of sight – I’ve had a few cases where half of the cake cutting or first dance photos have flash spots from guests cameras that interfere with the photo. Overall I agree with you, we love that guests love photography as well! Well said! :)

August 17, 2010 - 12:34 pm

Diana - AMAZING article. Great points, I agree with them all!!!! I am so going to share this!

August 17, 2010 - 10:56 am

Mariah B, Baseman Studios - Great post… Hope you don’t mind if I re-post!

August 16, 2010 - 11:44 pm

Jill - Great article. I want to share this with everyone, especially clients. I don’t know how many weddings I have shot as a second shooter or primary photographer and this has happened!!

August 16, 2010 - 10:45 pm

Julie V. - Great post, Mandie! Educational for guests and photographers alike!

August 16, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Molly Marie Keyser - GREAT BLOG POST! I will actually be at Liz and Zach’s wedding as the maid of honor on September 11th. I’m excited to meet another professional photographer! Although I may bring my camera I am going to be a guest 99% of the time :) See you soon!

August 16, 2010 - 9:46 pm

cammie holterman - Very nice article. I agree with every point you have made. I do agree that guests with cameras are expected and we all hope they love their pictures they take, but this is a polite reminder of how respect can be mutual!

August 20, 2010 - 6:13 pm
August 17, 2010 - 8:26 am

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