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GET MARRIED!

Posted in Orlando Wedding Planners, Orlando Wedding Venues, Uncategorized, Wedding and Event Photography on December 28, 2010 by alceevents

Orlando’s first Get Married event was spectacular, and incorporated an Eat Love Play theme. Enjoy the pictures from the event below.

Orlando's First Get Married Event

Orlando's First Get Married Event hosted by The D-Tales

Get Married's Eat Love Play Theme'd Event

Get Married's Eat Love Play Theme'd Event

Lifetime Television's Get Married Pink and Orange Theme

Eat Love Play cake created by Party Flavors in Orlando, FL.

Eat Love Play on the custom dance floor

Eat Love Play with Get Married on their custom dance floor

IcePro Custom Ice Sculpture for Get Married

Custom Ice Sculpture for Get Married in Orlando, FL

Custom Daisy, Pink and White Bar for Get Married

Custom Daisy, Pink and White Bar for Get Married

Some of Orlando’s finest vendors were present at Get Married’s Eat Love Play event held at Heaven Event Center in Orlando, FL. The Eat Love Play event was hosted by April Dorsey from The D-Tales, cake was provided by Party Flavors, the custom dance floor by Letz Dance On It, DJ and Entertainment by Al Dee Productions and their ice sculpture by Ice Pro.

The D-Tales and this fabulous event will be featured in Get Married’s next issue. Additional vendors that helped make this event possible were Unique Option for providing their chic, comfortable event furniture, photography by Kristen Weaver, Sweet Maralyn’s Chocolates for her s’more buffet, Creations Catering and Events, Orlando Wedding and Event Rentals, the pink and orange specialty cocktail drinks by Orlando Private Bartending. Floral design was provided by Raining Roses

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ALCE EVENTS FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN

Posted in Floral Design and Decor, Orlando Wedding Planners, Wedding and Event Photography on December 9, 2010 by alceevents

Alce Events offers both floral and event design. Enjoy some of our work below!

Orchid Wedding Centerpiece

Alce Events Tall Orchid, Hydrangea and Rose Centerpiece

Orchid, Rose and Hydrangea Centerpiece

Wedding Centerpiece Photographed by Allan Jay Photography

Cocktail Table Centerpieces

Wedding Cocktail Centerpieces on Lit Acrylic Cocktail Tables

Winter Weddings

Alce Events Display at the Orlando Sophisticated Bridal Showcase

Gerber Daisy Centerpiece

Gerber Daisy and Rose Centerpiece for Jen's Baby Shower

Rose and Hydrangea Bouquet

Rose and Hydrangea Wedding Bouquet

Simple Rose Centerpeice for Weddings

Simple Rose Centerpieces

Rose and Hydrangea Centerpiece for Weddings

Alce Events Floral Design Display at the YWTV Bridal Show

Alce Events Display with Letz Dance On It at the Taste of Hunter's Creek

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CAUGHT ON CANDID CAMERA!

Posted in Wedding and Event Photography on June 1, 2010 by alceevents

Camera

When all the planning is done, discussions about the budget and guest list are over, and your settling in as husband and wife, you’ll have your pictures to remind of you those special moments you experienced on your wedding day.

Over and over I hear couples say “our wedding day flew by” or “wow I don’t remember that!” Great pictures are priceless treasures that you’ll cherish till death does you part. Hire a professional and experienced photographer to capture your wedding day! Have initial consultations with a few photographers and compare what you like about each of them with your fiancé. There are many elements that create beautiful and creative wedding pictures, and ways to determine what style suits you best.

Trends in the wedding industry put titles on styles of photography. While many photographers are great at what they do, others advertise their abilities to shoot pictures in a particular style without truly understanding the meaning of that title.

What is the difference between photojournalistic and traditional photography? It’s become very popular to call candid photography photojournalism. Traditional photography shows more of the posed snapshots of the bride and groom and their family. Experience speaks loudly when a photographer will capture a series of posed family pictures and some great candid moments that genuinely express your emotions at that moment in time. While photojournalistic pictures capture moments as they happen, don’t discard the idea of having some traditional pictures taken. They’re the ones that show the generations present on your wedding day, and the union of two families.

What is your photographic style? Each photographer you meet should be able to tell you what their particular style is, and explain in lamens terms what that means to them and YOU!

What standard pictures do you capture at weddings? Standard pictures are your first dance, the cake cutting ceremony, the garter and bouquet toss, pictures of the couple with each set and both sets of parents, and group pictures of the couple with their bridal party. Others include the father/daughter and mother/son dances and your grand entrance as husband and wife. Discuss what pictures are important to you, what the photographer considers must have moments, and combine both lists. If you love a picture in a magazine, bring that with you to your consultation.

What type of lens do you shoot with? Bringing pictures to a consultation will be helpful to show the photographer what style you’re looking for. Certain pictures are taken with a specific lens to provide a specific effect. For example, a picture of a large bridal party may have a curvy distorted 180 degree effect that may require a fisheye lens. Although the effect may be possible in Photoshop, the right equipment will ensure that the pictures are captured right the first time, with minimal editing afterwards.

Do you shoot in black and white and sepia? Ask to see pictures in color as well as sepia and black and white. If you prefer color selection within your black and white photos, ask the photographer if they know how to apply this effect to your pictures. Keep in mind that you’re also hiring your photographer for their creative abilities. Let them shine as well!

How many backup cameras and lenses do you carry on hand during a wedding? Many photographers carry extra charged batteries, lenses (a variety of them) and cameras to shoot your wedding. The models and brands should also be the same.

Whose your backup should you get sick or have an emergency? Photographers that have been in the wedding and event industry know many experienced photographers and often network with a close knit of them. Do not hesitate to ask for pictures of photographers they may use as backup, and compare their styles.

How many weddings do you shoot per day? One wedding per day allows a photographer to focus on your day without having to rush off to the next one. Some wedding photographers work as part of a large network, or as part of a one stop shop production company. Don’t worry! They can be just as great and experienced as an independent one. However, ask to see the work of the photographer that will be working YOUR wedding. Meet their assistant also and look at their portfolio.

Do you have experience photographing in a strict house of worship that does not allow flash? There are special lenses that let in more light and do not require bright flashes to be used during your ceremony. Many houses of worship do not allow photography after the procession has ended. However, those pictures are just as important and need special attention to  make sure they’re high resolution and quality pictures. Some photographers may have you reenact the lighting of the candle or other ceremonies to capture those moments otherwise not allowed.   

Can you  please provide me with a list of referrals to call? I probably sound like a broken record but ASK, ASK, ASK, ASK, ASK for referrals and call them. Your pictures are too important to leave up to chance. 

There are many wonderful photographers in your area that will capture your wedding beautifully. The above questions can and should be asked when selecting your photographer for your special day. I hope that this list has been helpful, and provides a good starting point.

Need help finding a wedding and event photographery? Check out Mike Buoy Photography, Giancini Photography, John Shinner Photography and J. Gipson Photography  in the Orlando area. Let them know that Alce Events referred you!

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SHOOT ME IN COLOR!

Posted in Uncategorized, Wedding and Event Photography on February 14, 2010 by alceevents

Photography Makeup

Photography Makeup

Photography Makeup

Giselle Marie Colon Photo Shoot

Makeup by Vanessa Alce

INTERVIEW WITH JUSTUS FOTO

Posted in Wedding and Event Photography on December 16, 2009 by alceevents

Sweet Sixteen

Alce Events: I had the pleasure of working with Justus Lester of JustUs Foto for Bolo’s Bash, a fundraiser benefiting BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation. From the moment that we started working together, I noticed Justus’ superb level of service and charisma. Bolo’s Bash was an incredibly emotional event as it was in memory of my client’s younger brother who passed away from leukemia ten months prior. My client was very pleased with the pictures and how Justus documented the evening. I’m pleased to share this interview with my readers. Justus, what inspires you personally?

Justus Lester: I am personally inspired by beauty in general, wherever it may be found and in whatever form, and that is everywhere. I love the freedom and independence that photography allows. I am able to share my interpretation and vision with others to hopefully last well beyond my years.

Alce Events: What style best describes your photography?

Justus Lester: I would not say that I have a particular style, but over and above “pure”. I have a phrase I like to use, ‘camera takes what camera sees’. I like to capture most moments as they are, no matter if it’s a wedding or a war zone.

Alce Events: Would you consider yourself a wedding photographer, or an event photographer?

Justus Lester: I do everything and honestly believe that it will always be this way. We see the entire world through our eyes and a lens is nothing more than an extension of our own vision. I see everything therefore I want to capture everything. It may be cyclical that I shoot more of a specific style at a particular time but I will never “specialize” in only one area.

High End Fashion Show

Alce Events: What level of service and quality are people getting when they hire Justus Foto?

Justus Lester: You get someone who takes photography VERY seriously. All the skill in the world means nothing if you don’t have a market that you service and cultivate. I am always looking to improve my skills behind the camera and ways to improve the final product delivered to a happy client.

Alce Events: What sets you apart from other photographers in your industry?

Justus Lester: I am by nature anal retentive so what sets me apart is that I agonize over everything in an effort to make things perfect. I like to lay things out in advance and think and brainstorm my way through them before the first shot is fired. I look for distracting elements live so that little to no backtracking has to take place on location or in post-production.

Alce Events: How long have you been a professional photographer?

Justus Lester: I have been shooting since I was 16 years-old and came from a very successful career behind a desk. After moving to Florida in 2005, I figured I should take this life-long hobby to the next level and move it to the forefront of my life. I couldn’t be happier.

Alce Events: What type of editing/enhancements do you provide your clients?

Justus Lester: I am basically versed in post production editing techniques but I’ll be honest, if you are looking to fly across the moon on a Unicorn as stars shoot past, I am not your man. I like to make real people and things as beautiful as possible while staying true to the original context. There is enough real beauty around us or that can be re-created without having to delve into photo fantasy. Don’t get me wrong, I love some of that stuff and it can be mind-blowing, I just have no interest in making it. It’s not photography to me, art, but not photography.

Alce Events: What do you look for when capturing a moment at a wedding or an event?

Justus Lester: It depends on the event, but I look for the quiet moments that sum up the emotion of the event. Something out of the ordinary or what you may not think is the main focus.

Alce Events: What inspires your work?

Justus Lester: This is actually one area where I feel I need to improve. Being from NYC, and used to such a fast paced life, I need to slow down and really see what is around me as opposed to just looking at what is around me. I am however, inspired by curves/lines and the sky. The curved line of a woman or car and the sky and how it is ever changing, and the impact light from the sky above has on objects below.

Alce Events: Please list any certificates, acknowledgements, awards received for your photography. I will mention these on the blog entry also.

Justus Lester: I prefer criticism one-on-one as opposed to publicly so I rarely enter contests but I have several certificates all from The Nikon School. I will put myself out there more going forward which should hopefully bring some accolades but for now I am most happy with the satisfied client.

J. GIPSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Posted in Wedding and Event Photography on December 6, 2009 by alceevents

  

J. Gipson Photography is highly sought after by high fashion models, sports trainers and clients seeking to build their portfolios, and take family and self portraits that are different and fun. He is a great choice for engagement photos, event coverage and wedding photography. Your most treasured moments can be trusted to J. Gipson and his team without dissappointment.

J. Gipson is a family man whose inspired by his wife and son. He’s an experienced event and studio photographer who over promises and under delivers, and goes above and beyond his client’s expectations. What sets J. Gipson apart from other photographers is flexibility, personality and that he’s affordable. He establishes a strong rapport with his clients and sets a comfortable atmosphere without making his presence intrusive during weddings and events. When capturing a moment, he looks for laughter, excitement and the once in a lifetime moments!

J. Gipson developed a great reputation with industry professionals while working as a aspiring photographer for the last 10 years. He began as a self taught photographer, attending conferences and networking events to stay abreast of the constantly changing industry trends and new ideas. J. Gipson Photography was established in 2008.  He’s taken photography classes but mainly uses raw talent. J. Gipson truly enjoys taking a picture of someone and showing them how great they look.