Helpful Hints For Picture Perfect Wedding Guests

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You may be on schedule for the big day and have your photographer in place, but even a professional cannot predict to absolute certainty the outcome of your wedding shots. For a wedding album that you’ll want to re-visit again and again, try these useful tips:

1. Get the Balance Right

The first thing to remember is that, much like the event itself, there is no way to fully predict what is going to happen, and the need to control every last detail will only make you and your guests uncomfortable. And everyone has been to parties where you’re hounded all night by an overzealous photographer. Mathematically speaking, the more photos you take means a greater likelihood of having lots of great snaps, but there comes a point where guests can clam up and feel like they can’t enjoy themselves for fear of being papped, making for tense and unnatural poses. Advise your photographer to circulate but be sparing, just taking two or three shots for every worthy setup. If you’re a fan of the candid approach, try and shoot from a little distance, so the result looks like you’re in the moment rather than interrupting it.

2. The Right Ambience

The perfect lighting is the key ingredient for every photograph. Bear that in mind with your choice of venue, and think about the season you’re getting married in. Think about the amount of natural light you’ll have available on the day and exploit that resource. Step outside as much as you can. For the evening, try and set the tone with lots of candles and lamps rather than harsh overhead bulbs. Fantastic lighting will do all the work for your guests once they’re posing.

3. Blink and You’ll Miss it

It’s important to let people get comfortable when you’re staging a photograph with lots of subjects, keeping in mind that people move at different paces. Once your guests are settled, the best trick is for the photographer to count to three, instructing everyone to blink on the count of two, eradicating shut eyes from your shots.

4. Bring People Closer

A little alcohol and a mixed seating plan has hopefully meant that people who met on the day are hitting it off, but if that isn’t the case you may have to encourage people to move a little closer. There’s nothing worse than a phantom arm looming above a relative’s shoulder, so even if it doesn’t quite feel right at the time, make people huddle up and remove any negative space from an image, it’ll turn out beautifully in print.

5. Go Back to Basics

A novel idea (made very popular by Chandler and Monica on Friends) is to have a couple of disposable cameras on every table ready for when people hit the dancefloor. This DIY approach is great for when the night gets a little crazy. It definitely isn’t recommended for the ceremony itself, but clumsy candids can often provide the most funny, touching and memorable results.

Natalie Little has been working as a professional photographer in the UK for nearly a decade. She is currently assisting Staffordshire-based wedding photographer Cris Lowis as his company gears up for the marriage season!

Blog post courtesy of: fse

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Personalised Wedding Ideas

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Personalised wedding wear, the hottest Hollywood trend to make its way down the aisle, is the latest must-have product to hit our shores. With stars such as Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears all spotted flaunting their un–dying love for their husbands–to–be with one–of–a–kind customised Hoodie’s, singlets and even bikinis. It’s no wonder these super–hot items have become a must–have for all newly engaged girls and their bridal parties. Become a designer for a day and create your own range of clothing for any occasion, including your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, hen’s party or honeymoon. Almost all of the wedding apparel on our website can be custom tailored to include any name or short message on them for your special day. What the celebrities personalised: Jessica Simpson stayed relaxed and comfortable before walking down the aisle to marry Nick Lachey in a trendy “Soon to Be Mrs Lachey” Hoodie. Kate Winslet showed her devotion to her husband on her honeymoon by adorning her bikini with the words “Mrs Mendes” in diamantes. Britney Spears sported a tank top emblazoned with the words ‘Mrs Federline’ before her nuptials to dancer Kevin Federline. Tori Spelling and her bridal party were also photographed (as pictured) for In Style magazine wearing tank tops reading “Bride to be” in pink rhinestones. Check out the great range of personalised wedding apparel and gift ideas on our website today at Email us to enquire about which products you can personalised with your own choice of names and messages.

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Be The Star Of Your Very Own Romance Novel

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Novels Starring You – Be The Star Of Your Very Own Romance Novel! Great Mothers Day, Valentines Day, Birthday, Anniversary or Christmas gift idea for the one you love. Make someone’s fantasies come true by making them the star of their very own romantic novel. This is one of the first personalised adventure romance novel that will see you and your lover entwined into a steamy love story of exotic romance and spine tingling adventure. Ranging in sauciness, this gift gives anyone the chance to have their life read like a romance novel. Simply provide us with your details such as character names (real or fake… your favourite celebrity works well too), eye colour, hair colour, favourite food, favourite music and more in a questionnaire we will provide you with after you place your order.


For those wondering how saucy the love scenes are, well lets just say the sexual tension and excitement builds with each encounter between the heroine and hero. The books we currently have on offer have mild to moderate steamy content, however we can also source more raunchy titles for both straight and gay couples on request. The novels are set in an array of glamorous destinations throughout Europe, and depending upon what story you select, you might find yourself undercover on a secret mission in Barcelona, being chased by diamond smugglers in the exotic French Rivera or discovering a hidden tomb in Naples. Now available at  Shipped direct from a new Australian printer.

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DigiGifts helps support child with Epidermolysis Bullosa

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DigiGifts is donating a prize to the Joshua Gibson fundraising event to help raise money for Joshuas’ parents for treating of his Epidermolysis Bullosa skin condition. This skin condition is rare; it has devastating effects on those who suffer it and those who care for them. Josh drew the short straw genetically and was born with EB, which causes his skin to blister at the slightest friction, or even spontaneously. Josh’s parents try to keep the family unit on an even keel and Kylie, his mum, is a great volunteer and a powerful supporter to other people cursed with this affliction. Father Todd, an aircraft engineer for Qantas, is an active volunteer with the Rural Fire Service. The most severely affected children usual die before their first birthday, but others last into their 20′s or 30′s with constant pain. They must constantly dress their skin and take great care with activities for fear of exacerbating their injuries. They have to live as if packed in cotton wool. The disease often develops with limb amputations and then the onset of cancers which claim their life. About 1000 Australians live with this condition. Josh is fed through a hole in his umbilicus during his sleep if he hasn’t been able to take sustenance during the day. Currently there is no government funding into the condition, and The special dressings, used on Josh are not covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and cost thousands of dollars a month. And this is only a small amount of supplies Joshua needs every day. If you, your friends or family would like to help contribute to this fundraising event, please refer to this page for details: Fundraiser Information

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