Monday, April 16, 2012

Chocolate as an Aphrodisiac (Stimulates Sexual Desire)

The Magic of Chocolate

How many time have you bitten into a piece of chocolate and found yourself moaning from the sheer pleasure of it? How often have you joked about why chocolate is as good as -- or better than -- sex? Believe it or not, there is a scientific link between chocolate and sexual arousal. In 2004, researchers at a hospital in Milan, Italy, questioned nearly two hundred women about their consumption of chocolate and their feelings of sexual fulfillment.
The results are impressive. Women who consumed chocolate daily reported a higher degree of sexual satisfaction. The study, which was funded by a university for academic purposes, and not by a chocolate company, indicated that even women who normally had a lower libido reported an increase in their sex drive after consuming chocolate.
From a scientific standpoint, chocolate contains both Serotonin and Phenylethylamine, which are mood-lifting hormones found naturally in the human brain. When we consume chocolate, we increase our normal levels of both, which leads to that feeling of excitement, as well as an increased level of energy. So although chocolate may or may not be a true aphrodisiac, it certainly does have some aphrodisiac properties. After all, it makes us feel good all over -- much like being in love!
In some magical traditions, food and magic go hand in hand. It stands to reason, then, that a great way to bring someone closer to your heart is to give them a gift of chocolate!
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Four people to avoid on your wedding morning

Your wedding morning is an incredibly nerve-wracking time. Not only do you have the pressure of executing what’s arguably the biggest party you’ll ever host, but you’re also about to make a life-long commitment to another human being! Scary stuff huh? So the last thing you want around you during that incredibly jittery preparation time is this lot:
The pessimist
“Uh oh, it looks like rain!”
Are you sure that dress doesn’t make your arms look fat?”
“Your other half looked a bit on edge, reckon he’ll show up?”
Everyone needs a voice of reason – but nobody needs the worst-case scenario police on their case when they may well already be worried about what could go wrong. If you have someone like this around you, send them on an errand that conveniently ensures they’re too busy (and far away) to talk to you!
The jealous friend
Similar to the pessimist, but rather than just being a pessimist for the sake of it, the jealous friend has an agenda. The jealous friend isn’t happy to see you happy and will, rather than saying things, sit there with a sour face and an unwillingness to help or participate in the joy of the occasion. Not cool.
The good news is, the jealous friend can be spotted a mile off. Quite often she’ll have shown her true colours well in advance of the wedding – so you can make sure she’s not there when you need her the least!
The control freak
Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have someone in charge. In fact, I’d advise having a coordinator or a self-appointed coordinator to take some of the stress out of the day. However, when someone who isn’t in charge starts trying to change things at the last minute, it can test anyone’s patience.
Avoid having to deal with this on your big day by assigning people clearly to jobs. That way if someone starts to step out of line, you’ll already have someone in place to deal with them. Like the jealous best friend, control freaks are easy to spot, so just have somebody briefed to keep a lid on them while you’re getting ready.
The ex!
For obvious reasons, while you may have decided you’re happy to have an ex around on the day, having them there when you’re getting ready (unless you have a completely anomalous relationship to the norm) will be at best aggravating and at worst confusing.
The last thing you need when you’re about to commit yourself to someone is to see what happens when it goes wrong played out in front of you! Make sure your feet stay warm and keep them separated until after the ceremony!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Honeymoon in Manali

Manali is one of the popular honeymoon destination of north India. Manali means the 'Home of Manu'.

In Hindu mythology, when world was drowned in flood, manu came to manali to recreate life. Manali is situated at an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level and is 280km from Himachal’s capital Shimla. Manali’s Temprature remains mild in summers and falls in winters. If you want to experience snow fall, then visit manali in December-january.Being a popular tourist destinations, manali is well connected. Manali has a small airport names – “Bhuntar”. The closest railway station is – “Jogindernagar” which is 135km away from main town of manali. It is easily reachable by road too. There are daily tourist busses from Delhi or you can hire a taxi from delhi to manali.

Basic Facts About Manali 
State:Himachal Pradesh
Famous ForHill Station
LanguagesPahari, Hindi, English
Best Season:Oct - May
Places to visit
Hidimba Temple
Rohtang Pass
Heli Skiing
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa
Gulaba Camp
Malana Valley
Manali Sanctuary
Temple Of Manu
Nehru Kund

Places to visit in Manali

Hidimba Temple:
Hidimba Temple

This temple believes to be from Mahabharata time and devoted Hidmibi Devi. This temple is located in the Van Vihar forest. This forest gives a beautiful view while going to temple. A major festival is held here in the month of May. The temple is noted for its four-storeyed pagoda and exquisite wooden carvings. 

Manu Temple
Vashisht Temple
Rohtang Pass
Vashisht (3 kms)
Himachal tourism sulphar baths are major attractions. This little village is famous for its hot sulphar springs. It also has many old temples which are believed to be in existence from Ramayana era.

Manu Temple (2 kms)
As the name suggest Manu Temple is dedicated to manali’s founder – Manu. Manu Temple gives a beautiful view of manali. 

Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass is located at the height of 3980m and gateway to many districts like Lahaul. Rohtang Pass is open from June to November and remain clode sue to snow fall in this area. Rohtang Pass is quite popluar among adventurous people for trekking.

Tibetan Temple
Tibetans have a base in Manali too. There is a large modern Tibetan temple to the South of the bus stand and also a small handicrafts center.

Old Manali: At a distance of 3 km of Manali is Old Manali, And is famous for its orchards and old guesthouses. There is ruined fort here by the name of Manaligarh. There is also the Manu Maharishi Temple, to sage Manu. Solang Valley (14 kms) Solang Valley is just 14 kms from Manlali and is famous for adventure sports like trekking, paragliding etc. HPTDC organises ski packages during winter. Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. It has fine ski slopes. The Mountaineering Institute has installed a ski lift for training purpose.
Manali Sanctuary Manali sanctuary is spread over an area of 3,180 hectares. It is located in District . The sanctuary was notified on 26th February 1954, under the Punjab Birds and Wild Animals Protection Act, 1933. Naggar Naggar is a beautiful village ,situated on a hill surrounding by forest. The region have various monuments ,which shows its glorious past.
 Places to visit in Manali  Distance in Km
Arjun Gufa
Club house
Hidimba Devi temple 2.5
Manu temple
Mountaineering Institute3
Nehru kund5
Rahala water falls16 
Rohtang pass51 
Solang valley13 
Tibetan monasteries 
Vashisht hot water springs and temples
Keylong 120
Trilokinath 152
Kaza 200
Kangra 240
Shimla 260
Chhatru (L&S) 81
Batal (L&S) 110
Kunzum Pass 122

How to reach to manali

By Air The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is 52-km from Manali. From Bhuntar one can take a taxi or a bus to reach Manali.
From Thiruvananthapuram by taxi*
* Fares are subjected to change as per petrol / diesel price 

Chandigarh To Kochi (Cochin) Trains

Train No.Train NameOriginDep. TimeArr. TimeDays Of Run
12218KERLA S KRANTIChandigarh09:0010:20NNYNNNN

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Personal wedding website..

Personal Wedding Websites are websites that engaged couples use to aid in planning and communication for their wedding. The websites are used to communicate with guests of their wedding and inform them of location, date, time, and a gift registry. Each wedding website is different, and a couple has to pick what is best for them.The websites can be free but may sometimes cost a fee.However, most couples find that the website fee is less costly than hiring a wedding planner, as wedding planners can cost as much as 15% of the total wedding cost. Criticism of wedding websites include that invitations from websites are too informal for the occasion and these websites can turn into a forum for women to make judgment on each other.

Purpose :
Personal wedding websites are used for a variety of purposes including communication with guests, sharing wedding photos and videos with those who were unable to attend, providing maps, hotel and destination information, bridal party and couple biographies, and profiling vendors. Increasingly the sites are being used as tools for wedding planning. Many do-it-yourself sites offer features like online RSVP, blogs, registry management, and budget management tools to aid couples through the wedding organizing process. Wedding websites offer a way for couples to showcase their personality and set the tone for what their wedding will be like.
As wedding couples see the importance of wedding websites, there has been a growth in worldwide wedding website suppliers. Led by many of the large United States based operators, wedding website suppliers now operate in many worldwide locations, many creating specific functionality and tools for their own national identities, customs and faiths. Each website offers different templates, services, and some charge a fee to use them and experts recommend comparing websites before choosing one.
A recent development in wedding websites has been the addition of Flash. Some sites offer 100% Flash wedding websites using innovative templates that provide animation and enhanced visitor interaction.
Depending on the specific site, some will host the personal "wedpage" for six months, 12 months, or forever. The cost is strongly correlated between factors such as domain name, advertisements appearing on the page, number of pages available, and different amounts/types of media available

Wedding websites provide couples with tools to ease the planning of a wedding. Some have electronic seating charts which allow users to calculate the exact size of a room, budget calculators which allow for a more accurate dispersal of funds, as well as, payment plan reminders. Depending on the site, some will provide a couple with deals on local vendors, ideas for different photos, and a gallery of photos from other weddings for idea inspirations. These sites can also come with links to wedding planning message boards for users with the same interests and problems to share ideas. The sites also can provide monthly checklists counting down to the wedding day and after.
All of these features allow brides all over an organized template for planning their weddings. Through the use of these various tools, a bride is provided with even more avenues of information than brides in the past. This gives couples the opportunity to save money and generate ideas more representative of their personalities.

Communication :
Through the use of the internet information about any wedding has become available to anyone with a smart phone or a computer. This is an improvement from standard wedding invitations which only allow for limited information about the ceremony and reception. With the ability to view the website, a guest has the option to RSVP, choose their meal, see surrounding attractions in the area, view the accommodations to reserve a hotel room, and view the bridal party list. Though the standard mailed invitation is a carried out tradition, websites allow for a more interactive way to communicate the information.

Comparing & Contrasting the price wedding planner with the price of website :
While personal wedding websites are mostly to give the guests information on the wedding such as the date, time and location, the websites can also include things such as blogs and planning bibliographies in which viewers of the wedding website can interact with the bride. Weddings brought to life from personal wedding websites may lack in creativity and originality as many of them suggest traditional weddings and encourage brides to look at celebrity weddings for inspiration.With free or fee-based websites, the user receives their own domain name for the website. It is also important to note that wedding planners are for the purpose of helping the bride while the wedding website caters more for the guests. Most wedding websites are used for both planning purposes and personal pages.
According to White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture, wedding planners typically consist of 15% of the wedding's total cost. The average wedding costs $28,000 and depending on what percent the planner takes they usually make between $2,880 and $4,320 for every wedding they plan. Wedding planners can charge an hourly wage, ranging from $40-$100, depending on which part of the country they conduct their services in. The rate also depends on how much experience the wedding planner has had; those with more experience are paid more than those just starting out.

Criticism of wedding websites :
Criticism of wedding websites includes the process of sending out invitations via email rather than by mail. In a recent survey, 37% of voters said that evites should "never" be sent out, while 49% said it "depended on the wedding," and 14% said "anytime. Most wedding planning books suggest to the brides ways to find cheaper wedding invitations and typically do not suggest evites. However, evites are a money saving and environmentally friendly way of sending invitations. Money is not spent on the actual paper and postage and paper is not used.
Wedding websites also create a forum for women to criticize and judge each other. If a woman sees something she does not like on another woman's website, she will not use that idea for her wedding or the use of a certain company's service.
Website etiquette can become complicated when it comes to what information can be put on the personal site. Putting a gift registry on the website is looked down upon by some experts. Couples can put the registry on the websites but let the guests find it themselves. Couples are not to put events that not all guests are invited to on the website, such as the engagement party or wedding shower.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Indian wedding photography

Indian wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to Indian and other South Asian weddings.
Indian weddings are a Rs. 800 billion industry, which is expected to grow by 25% per annum, with a significant part dedicated to photography.
Indian weddings are significantly different from western marriages. While the western marriage rituals have become common in many countries, they have not become common in India except among the Christians. Indian weddings use bold colors, not white. Loud music is considered to be proper during parts of an Indian marriage. The ceremonies are elaborate and can take considerable time even when condensed. An Indian marriage is traditionally a public affair, with the bridegroom taken in a procession through the town. Even a modest Indian wedding can have several hundred participants, who are all thought to be "relatives and close family friends". By convention a photographer is required to include each guest in at least one photograph which includes the bride and the groom. These factors make photographing an Indian wedding significantly different from western weddings.
Bride and groom conducing worship together. Indoor flash photography, with the couple in focus
Bride and groom as a royal couple under the mandap, day-time photography with fill-in flash
Wedding photography is a now a major commercial endeavor in India that supports the bulk of the efforts for many photographers. There are photographers outside of India that specialize in Indian weddings.
Bright colors such as red and orange are considered appropriate, and the photographs often use saturated colors. Generally Indian wedding proceedings do not pause for photographs, requiring the photographers to anticipate the next event and be ready with the right angle.
Photographs from some famous Indian weddings have been published widely in newspapers:

Photographed moments :
Common moments that are recorded in Indian wedding photography include:
  • Mehendi (henna) on the palms of the bride indicating she is getting ready.
  • The bride in a wedding dress with heavy wedding jewellery.
  • Arrival of the groom on a horse in a procession and being greeted at the door.
  • The wedding mandap 
  • Bride and groom seated and engaged in worship.
  • Bride and groom walking around the sacred fire.
  • Special moments such as
    • tying the knot
    • holding hands
    • tying the mangalasutra 
    • filling the parting of the hair with sindoor 
  • Portrait of the couple as a royal couple, with guests on their sides as blessing dignitaries or attendants.
  • Bidaai, the crying of the bride as she leaves her father's home .
Wedding portrait: showing the newly wedded husband and wife.

India's "Wedding Season"
In India, a huge number of weddings take place in the "wedding season". For example, in early October, the city of Delhi can have up about 15,000 weddings a night. That can make it hard to locate wedding photographers for those who have not planned sufficiently in advance. Wedding planning in India is now a $10 billion market.

Indian Wedding Photography Overseas :
Indian children, who have been raised overseas, also expect to get married in the Indian tradition 
Photo stories of Indian weddings occasionally are published in US newspapers

Technical & Cultural Challenges :
Indian wedding photographers need to aware of the cultural aspects of Indian wedding photography. They need to understand the symbolism of specific religious rituals and perhaps meet with in-laws to ask whether traditional photo compositions are desired. They also need to take into account the variation in skin tones.
They need to know when the symbolically significant moments will occur. R. Gunasilan, who specializes in Indian weddings in Malaysia says:
"You can’t afford to miss crucial moments like the wedding kiss or the tying of the tali (in Hindu weddings) or the exchange of rings,” 
India has now got a new breed of wedding photographers who capture candid and journalistic wedding photographs. NRI (Non-resident Indian) people who come to India for marriage, tend to look for Indian photographers on the web . A Kodak featured Indian wedding photographer Subhendu Sen , who resides in Mumbai, India and caters to many NRI people for their weddings in India, says:
"Pre-wedding couple portrait photography is a new trend world-wide. It's catching up in India too. My NRI clients specifically ask for it, whereas, I ask my Indian clients to give it a try. The photo-sessions are interesting and fun. Couples like these photo sessions a lot."
Indian wedding events can often take multiple days, and may take place in multiple locations. Mehendi/Sangeet can often take place at bride's home, whereas the wedding is held at a hotel or function hall.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wedding Photography

A 1942 wedding with bride in traditional long white wedding dress.
Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for announcements, portrait displays, or thank you cards) as well as coverage of the wedding and reception (sometimes referred to as the wedding breakfast in non-US countries). It is a major commercial endeavor that supports the bulk of the efforts for many photography studios or independent photographers.
Like the technology of photography itself, the practice of wedding photography has evolved and grown since the invention of the photographic art form in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. In fact, an early photograph, recorded some 14 years after the fact, may be a recreation for the camera of the 1840 wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert. However, in the early days of photography, most couples of more humble means did not hire a photographer to record the actual wedding itself. Until the later half of the 19th century, most people didn’t pose for formal wedding photos during the wedding. Rather, they might pose for a formal photo in their best clothes before or after a wedding. In the late 1860s, more couples started posing in their wedding clothes or sometimes hired a photographer to come to the wedding venue.
Due to the nature of the bulky equipment and lighting issues, wedding photography was largely a studio practice for most of the late 19th century. Over time, technology improved, but many couples still might only pose for a single wedding portrait. Wedding albums started becoming more commonplace towards the 1880s, and the photographer would sometimes include the wedding party in the photographs. Often the wedding gifts would be laid out and recorded in the photographs as well. At the beginning of the 20th century, color photography became available, but was still unreliable and expensive, so most wedding photography was still practiced in black and white. The concept of capturing the wedding "event" came about after the Second World War. Using film roll technology and improved lighting techniques available with the invention of the compact flash bulb, photographers would often show up at a wedding and try to sell the photos later. Despite the initial low quality photographs that often resulted, the competition forced the studio photographers to start working on location.
Initially, professional studio photographers might bring a lot of bulky equipment, thus limiting their ability to record the entire event. Even "candid" photos were more often staged after the ceremony. In the 1970s, the more modern approach to recording the entire wedding event started evolving into the practice as we know it today, including a more "documentary" style of photography.

Technology :

Photographer rehearses taking a critical wedding photo, using her assistant here as a model, in later light on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay, CA.
During the film era, photographers favored color negative film and medium-format cameras, especially by Hasselblad. Today, many more weddings are photographed with digital SLR cameras as the digital convenience provides quick detection of lighting mistakes and allows creative approaches to be reviewed immediately.
In spite of diminishing film use, some photographers continue to shoot with film as they prefer the film aesthetic, and others are of the opinion that negative film captures more information than digital technology, and has less margin for exposure error. Certainly true in some cases, it should be noted that exposure latitude inherent in a camera's native Raw image format (which allows for more under- and over- exposure than JPEG) varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. All forms of RAW have a degree of exposure latitude which exceeds slide film - to which digital capture is commonly compared.
Currently, it is fair to say that many professional labs have a greater capacity to provide services in post-production for film compared with digital, such as quickly generating adequate prints in the event of some over- or under- exposure. This should change over time, with manufacturers like Kodak announcing a commitment to further develop streamlined services in the area of professional digital lab output.
Technology has evolved with the use of remote triggers and flashes. Wedding photographers are now able to take advantage of traveling light and having the ability to use creative lighting.

Approaches :

Bride and groom photo session at sunset

A photojournalistic wedding image capturing the drama of a bride tossing her bouquet of flowers.
There are two primary approaches to wedding photography that are recognized today: Traditional and Photojournalistic. Traditional wedding photography provides for more classically posed images and a great deal of photographer control interaction on the day of the wedding. A Photojournalist style of wedding photography takes its cue from editorial reporting styles and focuses more on candid images with little photographer interaction. These are two extremes and many of today's photographers will fall somewhere in the middle of these two styles.
A third style that is becoming more popular is a fashion-based approach. In contemporary/fashion-based wedding photography, photojournalist will combine candid images of the events of the day with posed images that are inspired by editorial fashion photography as would be found in magazines like Vogue or Vanity Fair. This style often involves more innovative and dramatic post-processing of images.
A fourth style that is popular in Asian countries, especially in China, is wedding studio photography (Chinese: 婚纱摄影; pinyin: hūn shā shè yǐng). Typically, couples will select a studio in a similar manner as western couples select a wedding photographer. They will then make an appointment with the studio for either in-studio or location shoot, which is becoming popular in recent years, to do "glamour wedding shots". In attendance will be a hair stylist and make-up artist in addition to the photographer and the couple. The couple will go through many changes of clothing and backgrounds in a similar manner to the fashion based approach.

Wedding photography with a photojournalistic approach. There is an emphasis on conveying an emotion within one's wedding day. Bride has thrown her bouquet and the catch was captured with bridesmaid in mid air. Verdi Club Fresno, CA.
The term contemporary wedding photography is used to describe wedding photography that is not of a traditional nature. The emphasis in contemporary photography is to capture the story and atmosphere from the day, so the viewer has an appreciation of what the wedding was like, rather than a series of pre-determined poses. This term can be mistaken for meaning any photograph that is not posed or formal. The advent and advancement of digital cameras (and increased use of the internet) means that many people can offer their services as a wedding photographer, but contemporary wedding photography is more than taking informal photographs and involves the use of composition, lighting, and timing to capture photographs that have a strong visual appeal.
There is some uncertainty over what constitutes contemporary and how this differs from other forms of wedding photography. The PSA Journal, March 1994, records a debate on this subject. This highlights the difficulty with the word contemporary when defining photographic expression, as some feel this term is not sufficiently defined. For example, is photojournalism contemporary or is it different? Photojournalism is easier to define, as the term infers the photography is by its nature similar to journalism, where the emphasis is upon reporting and recording events in a newsworthy manner, whereas contemporary may include an element of photojournalism but is not exclusively that style of photography.
However, the landscape of Wedding Photography has constantly evolved, it is a creative discipline and those proponents at the leading edge of the industry are constantly feeding new ideas into the photographic community. As a result trends will develop, mostly based around the core elements discussed. Some will be transitory while others will remain a traditional part.

Album, Prints and other Products :

A bride arriving at the venue, with her father also in the car. The black and white texture, together with her expression, and the composition of the photograph make for a picture that evokes some of the emotion from the day.
A contemporary wedding photographer will usually provide some or all of the following:
  • Indoor photography at a church, temple, or other private venue during the ceremony and reception.
  • Outdoor photography (often at a park, beach, or scenic location on the day of the wedding and/or for engagement photos).
  • Both posed and candid (photojournalistic) shots of the wedding couple and their guests at the religious or civil ceremony, and the reception that follows.
  • Formal portraiture in the studio (for either the wedding and/or the engagement photos).
  • Digital services, such as digital prints or slides shows.
  • Albums (either traditional matted albums or the more contemporary flush mount type of album).
The range of deliverables that a wedding photographer presents is varied. There is no standard as to what is included in a wedding coverage or package, so products vary regionally and from across photographers, as do the number of images provided.
Most photographers provide a set of proofs (usually unretouched, edited images) for the clients to view. Photographers may provide hard copy proofs in the form of 4x5 or 4x6 prints, a "magazine" of images with thumbnail sized pictures on multiple pages, an online proof gallery, images on CD or DVD in the form of a gallery or a slideshow, or a combination of the above. Some photographers provide these proofs for the client to keep, and some photographers require the client to make final print choices from the proofs and then return them or purchase them at an additional cost.

A sample two-page spread from a contemporary flush mount wedding album.
There are a wide variety of albums and manufacturers available, and photographers may provide traditional matted albums, digitally designed "coffee table" albums, contemporary flush mount albums, hardbound books, scrapbook style albums, or a combination of any of the above. Albums may be included as part of a pre-purchased package, or they may be added as an after-wedding purchase. Not all photographers provide albums; some may prefer to provide prints and/or files and let clients make their own albums.
Most photographers allow clients to purchase additional prints for themselves or their families. Many photographers now provide online sales either through galleries located on their own websites or through partnerships with other vendors. Those vendors typically host the images and provide the back end sales mechanism for the photographer; the photographer sets his or her own prices and the vendor takes a commission or charges a flat fee.
Some photographers are also including high resolution files in their packages. These photographers allow their clients limited rights to reproduce the images for their personal use, while retaining the copyright. Not all photographers release files and those who do will most likely charge a premium for them, since releasing files means giving up any after wedding print or album sales for the most part.
The owner of the pictures' copyright is often explicitly stated in the contract for photographic services. Without such explicit statement, the owner of the pictures' copyright will depend on the country involved as copyright laws vary from country to country. Photographers who do not retain copyright of the images often charge more for their services. In these cases, the photographer provides the client with the digital images as part of the wedding package. The client then has unrestricted use of the images and can print any that they may desire.

Profession :

A bride and groom are posed for this location shot using available lighting during the pre-twilight moments of the day due to the desirable soft lighting effects.
The wedding photography industry is home to some respected names within the photography industry, some of whom were listed in PopPhoto's Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World. These figures represent the historical rise of wedding photojournalism, fashion, couture-style portraits, and all digital work-flow.
As a wedding is a one-time event, the photographer must be prepared for the unexpected. Shooting a wedding is both exhausting and invigorating as the photographer is constantly looking for good angles and opportunities for candid shots. Communication and planning time-lines before the event will alleviate many of the stresses associated with photographing a wedding. The ability to tactfully take charge also helps - particularly when photographing large groups or families - a common expectation after the ceremony. Having a run list with all of the expected shots is also a useful tool. A photographer may work with an assistant who can carry equipment, arrange guests, and assist with clothing adjustments or holding of reflectors.
Some wedding photographers have an office or studio which can double as a retail photography studio. In bigger cities, one might find dedicated wedding studios that only shoot weddings and may have large studios equipped with make-up, hair, and gowns ready for the bride to wear. Other wedding photographers work out of a home studio, preferring to photograph on location.

Professional Organizations :
Organizations such as the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) support the art and business of wedding photography. WPJA awards an annual Photographer of the Year Award to recognize the best in wedding photojournalism. The most recent winners include: Carlo Carletti (2009), Franck Boutonnet (2008) and Ben Chrisman (2007). Standards and requirements for professional organizations vary, but membership often indicates a photographer is insured (if they should lose or ruin a large number of images, they can compensate such errors for their clients). Professional organizations offer training, professional competition, and support to members, as well as directory services to help with marketing. In the UK the main governing bodies of wedding photography are The National Photographic Society, British Institute of Professional Photographers, the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and the Master Photographers Association.
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