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Mike Elford is The Windsor Wedding Photographer

Wedding: Felicia & Jared

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Mike Elford | The Windsor Wedding Photographer

Wedding: Ali & Matt

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Mike Elford | The Windsor Wedding Photographer

Wedding Day Coverage

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Engagement Session: Show Me The Love

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Mike Elford The Windsor Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photography: Posing or Directing

[vc_row row_type=”full_width” type=”container” bg_select=”bg_parallax” parallax_speed=”0″ bg_color=”#091827″ p_top=”200″ parallax_img=”1865″ parallax_overlay=”rgba(255,255,255,0.8)”][vc_column width=”1/4″ font_color=”#ffffff” p_bottom=”30″ p_top=”4%”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][wbc_heading tag=”div” title=”Wedding Photography” font_size=”35″ m_bottom=”50″][wbc_heading tag=”h1″ heading_style=”heading-1″ md_font_size=”40″ title=”IS IT |POSING| OR |DIRECTING|?” font_size=”55″ m_bottom=”20″][vc_column_text]I have always taken pride in saying that I don’t “pose” my brides. And it.s true. But I do direct. And there is a difference! To begin, I do not bring a shot list. I don’t. I’ll post an article about that at some point, but here’s my thinking when I first […]

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2nd Shooter (back up wedding photographer)

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Should you feed your wedding photographer?

[vc_row row_type=”full_width” type=”container” bg_select=”bg_parallax” parallax_speed=”4″ p_top=”30″ border_color=”#ebebeb” bg_color=”#ffffff” anchor=”services” parallax_img=”1419″ parallax_overlay=”rgba(255,255,255,0.87)”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_empty_space height=”120″][wbc_heading tag=”div” heading_style=”heading-1″ title=”SHOULD YOU” font_size=”25″ m_bottom=”-5″][wbc_heading tag=”h1″ heading_style=”heading-2″ title=”FEED YOUR |WEDDING| PHOTOGRAPHER?” font_size=”40″ line_height=”40″ m_bottom=”15″][vc_column_text]A wedding typically lasts 10 to 12 hours. If am photographing getting ready shots and am there all day, I’ll try to eat a big breakfast before arriving there, but that only lasts so long. Often I am running around like crazy all day trying to cover the every detail within the wedding, […]

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E Sessions: Coordinate Outfits

[vc_row row_type=”full_width” type=”container” bg_select=”bg_color_section” p_top=”60″ p_bottom=”40″ border_color=”#ebebeb” anchor=”services”][vc_column][wbc_heading align=”center” title=”ENGAGEMENT |SESSIONS| :” font_size=”45″][wbc_heading align=”center” title=”HOW TO |COORDINATE| OUTFITS” font_size=”25″][wbc_hr height=”2″ width=”120″ bg_color=”#807154″ m_left=”AUTO” m_right=”AUTO” m_top=”10″][vc_column_text]Not sure what to wear to your engagement session? I’m here to help! You should bring one or two outfits to your session so I can get a variety of different looks for you. I suggest the following:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][wbc_heading title=”BRING A “DRESSY“ OUTFIT”][vc_column_text]It’s not every day you get to get all dressed up with your sweetheart […]

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E Sessions: help prepare Fiance to cooperate

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Mike Elford The Windsor Wedding Photographer

Engagement Ideas

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