Embrace The Nerves: How Erich McVey Prepares for Each Wedding Day

InFullFrame recently sat down with leading wedding photographer Erich McVey to discuss his approach to each wedding day. McVey’s aspirational and emotive imagery sets a standard for many wedding photographers in our industry. Being a destination wedding photographer means the Oregon-based photographer travels for every one of his events. Travel comes with many uncontrollable variables, so McVey chooses to focus on those things he can control.

Future-Proofing You and Your Business from Burnout

There are several ways we all naturally future-proof our businesses. As photographers and business owners, we tend to do this by becoming better photographers, marketers, and sales people. These skill sets are proven to grow our businesses and are the foundations of many worthwhile workshops. But there’s an often overlooked aspect of future-proofing in our industry that’s equally important: protecting our bodies and minds against burnout.

Who Are You Being in the Face of Uncertainty?

We are dreamers. But what do we do when a worldwide pandemic crosses our doorsteps and it seems all our dreams are under threat? Many of us are solo-preneurs, already having taken the leap into uncertainty, but loving every minute of what we create because we all want the same thing: freedom. And in defining that freedom, I suddenly came up with all the things I needed to do to have that freedom. You know what I’m talking about: the social media marketing, the outsourcing, the blogging, the emails — God, the emails!

IFF Podcast Episode 5: Eliana B & Lulu Alexander

In this episode we hear from Eliana B and Lulu Alexander, both amazing wedding and event planners who are good friends and have worked together on many projects over the past years. After meeting as attendees of a workshop in Paris, the two have become great friends. Eliana has been a speaker at everyone of Lulu’s Inspire Design workshops. Now Lulu is working together with Eliana to expand the digital side of The B Collective.

4 Things You May Not Have Considered When Picking Your Elopement Destination

Over the years I have helped hundreds of couples plan and execute their adventure elopements. I have learned a lot about the processes and what makes for an amazing experience. One of the biggest factors of the perfect elopement is choosing the right destination. Many couples just pick a place and go. That approach is fine, but when couples put more thought into choosing, the experience becomes infinitely better. Here's a list of a few things couples should think about before booking their trip.

5 Easy Tips to Help You Make Better Photographs

It seems we all have a camera available at any given time. Maybe it’s an old film camera, our trusty DSLR, or, more likely, your phone camera. I recall once reading photographer Chase Jarvis say, “The best camera is the one you have with you.” I agree. And it’s important to be able to know how to use it to take beautiful photos. People often comment when they see the back of a professional photographer’s camera, “Man, that camera takes amazing photos.” Of course we know what they mean, but it’s our years of experience that make photos look good straight out of the camera. Here are some tips to keep in mind next time you pick up your camera.People often comment when they see the back of a professional photographer’s camera, “Man, that camera takes amazing photos.” Of course we know what they mean, but it’s our years of experience that make photos look good straight out of the camera. Here are some tips to keep in mind next time you pick up your camera.

Gear Isn’t Everything

In the age of Canon vs. Nikon vs. Sony vs. Fuji, it's really easy to get caught in a gear war: which camera is best? Which lens? What preset? Medium format, full frame, or cropped sensor? What gives certain photographers that “look?” And why is the first question most ask, “What lens did you shoot that with?”

Talking Diversity in the Wedding Industry with Fallon Carter

Like many of you, I listened in to the Zoom call with Engage Summits that was held a few days ago. The intentions for the call were wonderful, and the 15-member panel provided phenomenal insight. I did, however, leave the call wishing there had been more time for the conversation to evolve, so I began reaching out to some of our friends in the industry. This call with wedding planner Fallon Carter, is the first of those conversations.