Lisa Robinson Photography: Blog https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog en-us (C) Lisa Robinson Photography lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:00 GMT https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/img/s/v-12/u915656393-o1048015696-50.jpg Lisa Robinson Photography: Blog https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog 80 120 Adrift in the Clouds Photo Mini Session https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2015/1/adrift-in-the-clouds-mini-session  

Young girl smiling in a sunny orchard, prop clouds hanging above her from a tree.photo-mini-session-hollister-casa-de-frutaLisa Robinson Photography offers "Adrift in the Clouds", a photo mini-session at an exclusive location at Casa de Fruta.

One foggy morning while taking my son to school, Owen exclaimed "Mom! Look at the clouds, we're flying!" We were on a bridge and the sun was shining down on the clouds below us. It truly felt as if we were flying. I had been struggling to come up with an original mini session and Owen just gave me a brilliant idea! So the very next day, I set off for the craft store and hand-made some custom"clouds". 

We are now pleased to offer "Adrift in the Clouds", a mini session at an exclusive location at Casa de Fruta. The session includes:

 

  • 15 minutes of shooting
  • 10 edited images
  • an online gallery

 

Limited bookings are available! Families are welcome, please limit bookings to 4 people per session.

Booking now for February 14th & 15th

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Getting Married in 2015? January is Wedding Planning Time! https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2015/1/getting-married-in-2015 Photo advertisement of bride holding bouquet with veil blowing in the breeze. Text reads: now booking 2015 weddings. Lisa Robinson Photography.bride-wedding-san-francisco-bay-areaBook now while summer dates are still available!

 

It's January, and you know what that means: with the start of the new year, and the holidays being such a popular time to get engaged, this is one of the busiest months for wedding photographers as newly-engaged couples start planning their wedding.

Get a head start on your 2015 wedding plans! In order to provide the best service to our couples, we are limiting our bookings to just 35 weddings this year with dates going fast. Contact us today to reserve your date!

In addition to photography, this year we are also rolling out brand new professional wedding album services along with an exciting new reception feature: The Slow Motion Booth. Please contact us for information regarding these services. 

 

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) bay area wedding photographer big sur wedding photographers carmel wedding photograpers monterey wedding photographers napa wedding photographers photo booth san francisco san francisco photo booth san francisco wedding photographer san francisco wedding photographers santa barbara wedding photographers https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2015/1/getting-married-in-2015 Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:34:27 GMT
2015 Best of Weddings Award! https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/12/2015-best-of-weddings-award

 

We've had an amazing year! We had 30 amazing couples tie the knot this season, we won the Knots' Best of Weddings award, celebrated our own 1st wedding anniversary, and Alec won his first solo award. We owe the Best of Weddings honor to our awesome couples and the wonderful reviews we've received from them! So a BIG thank you to our wonderful couples. We've compiled some of our favorite highlights from the year, and hope you enjoy!

 

Bride and her bridesmaids posing in front of old white brick wall at Santa Clara Mission Church.bride-bridesmaids-wall-wedding-photography-santa-clara-mission-church

This old mission wall made a great divider so we could take the groom's shots on the other side without him seeing his bride.

 

Bride fighting back tears during wedding ceremony at Monterey Whaling Station Adobe.bride-crying-wedding-photography-whaling-station-adobe

A bride pauses to remember all the family members that attended in spirit.

 

Bride and groom facing one another on balcony over downtown San Francisco street lights at Elks Lodge.bride-groom-balcony-evening-street-wedding-photography-elks-lodge-san-francisco

The city lights and architecture blended perfectly with the couple's elegant look.

 

Bride and groom kissing on the dance floor during their wedding reception at Sequoyah Country Club.bride-groom-kiss-dancefloor-wedding-photography-reception-sequoyah-country-club

Caught this candid newly-wed smooch on the dance floor at Sequoyah Country Club.

 

Young bride and groom pose on white Victorian balcony surrounded by vines with purple blossoms at The Seasons Bed & Breakfast in Placerville.bride-groom-balcony-flowers-wedding-photography-the-seasons-bed-and-breakfast

We met them first as guests at her brother's wedding, then got to shoot their own wedding eight months later!

 

Bride and groom relax and kiss after ceremony with bouquet in foreground.bride-groom-bouquet-kiss-wedding-photography

It was really sweet that they took some quiet time alone right after their ceremony to take everything in.

 

Bride and groom exiting ceremony while guests blow bubbles at Santa Clara Mission Churchbride-groom-bubble-exit-wedding-photography-santa-clara-mission-church

Exiting to bubbles rather than rice is better for so many reasons.

 

Bride and groom kissing on dance floor during their wedding reception at Chaminade Resort & Spa.bride-groom-kissing-dancefloor-reception-wedding-photography-chaminade-resort-and-spa

Cutting-in to kiss his new wife on the dance floor.

 

Hands of bride and groom interlaced after wedding; bride wearing red sari.bride-groom-hands-interlaced-indian-american-wedding-photography

A beautiful representation of a couple from two different cultures joining together as one.

 

Bride and groom holding two iPhones together with photos from each phone kissing before wedding at Chaminade Resort & Spa.bride-groom-kissing-iphone-wedding-photography

This spur-of-the-moment shot ended up being one of my favorites.

 

Bride and groom country line dancing with guests at their wedding reception at Highland Park in Ben Lomond.bride-groom-linedance-wedding-photography-reception-highland-park-ben-lomond

Nothing like a little country line dancing to get the party started!

 

Bride and groom sitting on wood porch floor after wedding ceremony at Redwood City Hall.bride-groom-sitting-wooden-porch-wedding-photography-redwood-city

Taking a break after their elopement at city hall in Redwood City.

 

Bride and groom leaving to a sparkler send off after their wedding reception at Saratoga Mountain Winery.bride-groom-sparkler-send-off-wedding-photography-reception-saratoga-mountain-winery

Sparklers made for a great send-off that night at Saratoga Mountain Winery.

 

Bride and groom kissing on sidewalk, her flowing veil blowing in the breeze in downtown San Francisco.bride-groom-kissing-veil-wedding-photography-downtown-san-francisco

Taking advantage of a windy day in San Francisco.

 

Bride and groom looking up from below stairway after wedding ceremony.bride-groom-stairs-waving-wedding-photography

The couple makes their getaway just after being pronounced husband and wife.

 

Bride and groom looking into each other's eyes after wedding elopement ceremony with dome ceiling in background at San Francisco City Hall.bride-groom-underneath-dome-wedding-photography-san-francisco-city-hall

San Francisco City Hall is a stunning location for an elopement.

 

Bride dancing with groom and guests in background, colorful dj lights flashing during reception at Sequoyah Country Club.bride-guests-dancing-wedding-photography-reception-sequoyah-country-club

Plenty of room to dance at Sequoyah Country Club.

 

Bride and groom kissing in golf cart after wedding ceremony at Rancho Canada Golf Club in Carmel.bride-groom-kissing-golf-cart-wedding-photography-rancho-canada-golf-club

The staff at Rancho Canada Golf Club were kind enough to lend the couple a golf cart for this shot.

 

Mother helping smiling bride get ready before wedding at The Seasons Bed & Breakfast in Placerville.bride-mother-getting-ready-pink-room-wedding-photography-the-seasons-bed-and-breakfast

The Seasons Bed & Breakfast was a perfect place to shoot this beautiful bride getting ready.

 

Bride in vineyard resting head on groom's shoulder from behind at Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery.bride-on-groom-shoulder-vineyard-wedding-photography-casa-real-ruby-hill-winery

Taking advantage of the Grape vines in the spring at Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery.

 

Brides smiling and crying during speech during wedding reception at The Pavilion at Redwood Estates.brides-cry-laugh-wedding-photography-toast-the-pavilion-at-redwood-estates

Someone is always guaranteed to cry during the speeches.

 

Funny photo of brides kissing with redwoods in background at The Pavilion at Redwood Estates.brides-kiss-wedding-photography-the-pavilion-at-redwood-estates

An endearing use of duckface at The Pavilion at Redwood Estates.

 

Bride tightening knot during outdoor wedding ceremony at Old Whaling Station Adobe.bride-tying-knot-ceremony-wedding-photography-whaling-station-adobe

Tightening the true-lover's knot at their nautical-themed wedding at The Old Whaling Station Adobe.

 

Cute smiling flower girl standing with bridesmaids during outdoor wedding ceremony at River House in Ben Lomond.cute-flowergirl-with-bridesmaids-ceremony-wedding-photography-riverhouse-ben-lomond

This little sweetie was so well-behaved during this ceremony at The Riverhouse in Ben Lomond.

 

surprised father's first look at bride before wedding ceremony at Chaminade Resort & Spa.father-bride-first-look-wedding-photography-chaminade-resort-and-spa

Love the look of surprise on her dad's face.

 

Bride and groom kissing after outdoor wedding ceremony with guests and ocean in background at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.bride-groom-kiss-outdoor-wedding-photography-monterey-plaza-hotel-and-spa

Oceanside ceremony at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.

 

Smiling father giving away bride at outdoor wedding ceremony at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.father-giving-away-bride-wedding-photography-monterey-plaza-hotel-and-spa

Cute moment as dad gives away his daughter.

 

Bride and groom kissing with guests and setting sun in background during outdoor Napa wedding reception ,bride-groom-kissing-outdoor-summer-wedding-reception-photography

Outdoor reception on the hottest day of the year in Napa.

 

Funny bridal party hiding behind eucalyptus trees wearing animal masks before wedding at Curiodyssey,funny-bridal-party-animal-masks-eucalyptus-wedding-photography-curiodyssey

The groomsmen hit up the gift shop before taking photos at Curiodyssey.

 

Funny bride poking out underneath other bride's dress at The Pavilion at Redwood Estates.funny-brides-photo-wedding-photography-the-pavilion-at-redwood-estates

Always good to take a few silly shots to loosen everyone up!

 

Smiling groom holding beer and hugging guest during wedding reception at Hazlwood.groom-guest-hug-beer-wedding-photography-reception-photography

Party time at Hazlwood in Los Gatos.

 

Smiling groom lifted and high-fiving friends during horah at wedding reception at Curiodyssey. groom-lifted-horah-wedding-photography-reception-curiodyssey

Our first horah. We had no idea how lively it gets!

 

Groomsman waiting outside with cigarette and coffee before wedding ceremony at Sequoyah Country Club.groomsman-smoking-pool-wedding-photography-sequoyah-country-club

Groomsman fueling up before the ceremony.

 

Funny groomsmen cuddling on each other's shoulders in front of stone wall at downtown San Francisco wedding.groomsmen-cuddle-wedding-photography-san-francisco

Groomsmen showing the softer side.

 

Groomsmen laughing during outdoor wedding ceremony amidst redwood trees at Hazlwood in Los Gatos.groomsmen-laughing-wedding-photography-ceremony-redwoods-hazlwood

A guests cell phone went off mid-ceremony. Their ringtone: "Sexy and I Know It".

 

Funny groom and groomsmen sitting on stairs with socks pulled up before wedding ceremony at Chaminade Hotel & Spa.groomsmen-sitting-stairs-wedding-photography-chaminade-resort-spa

Groomsmen showing off their spiffy socks.

 

Cute ring bearer smiling at camera during wedding ceremony at Sequoyah Country Club.ring-bearer-smiling-wedding-photography-sequoyah-country-club

Little guy was full of smiles and a great sport all day long.

 

Smiling guests dancing during wedding reception at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch.guests-dancing-wedding-reception-photography-the-club-at-crazy-horse-ranch

The dancing never stopped at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch.

 

Inside huddle looking up at groomsmen before outdoor wedding ceremony at Chaminade Resort & Spa.inside-groomsmen-huddle-wedding-photography-chaminade-resort-and-spa

Pre-game huddle before the ceremony.

 

Bride laughing on dance floor before bouquet toss with guests in background during wedding reception.laughing-bride-bouquet-toss-wedding-photography-reception

You can already tell who caught the bouquet.

 

Surprised and smiling bridesmaids get first look at bride before wedding ceremony.black-white-bridesmaids-first-look-wedding-photography-napa-vineyard

The bridesmaids get their first look at the bride.

 

Cute ring bearer outside of window while woman smiling from inside at Sequoyah Country Club.ring-bearer-smiling-window-wedding-photography-reception-sequoyah-country-club

Caught a rare candid moment between these two.

 

Bride and groom holding hands during sunny outdoor wedding ceremony amid palm trees at Monterey Beach Party.sunny-beach-wedding-photography-ceremony-palm-trees-monterey-beach-party

Perfect weather for a beach wedding in Monterey.

 

Elegant wedding dress and blue bridesmaid dresses hanging in front of sunlit window.wedding-dress-hanging-window-photography

Pre-ceremony details.

 

Toddler walks to bride to give hug after wedding ceremony at Santa Clara Mission Church.baby-walking-to-bride-wedding-photography-santa-clara-mission-church

Little one comes up to bride for a congratulatory hug.

 

Beautiful bride putting on earrings before wedding ceremony at St. Claire Hotel in San Jose.black-white-bride-getting-ready-wedding-photography-st.-claire-hotel

Getting ready at St. Claire hotel in San Jose.

 

Bridal party cheering after outdoor wedding ceremony at Pulgas Water Temple in Woodside.bridal-party-funny-pose-wedding-photography-pulgas-water-temple

Cheering the newlyweds at Pulgas Water Temple.

 

Bridal part jumping in middle of street at cannery row after wedding ceremony in Monterey.bridal-party-jumping-street-wedding-photography-cannery-row

Celebrating in the street on Cannery Row in Monterey.

 

Groom dipping bride and kissing her with bridal party and cupid's span in background in San Francisco.bridal-party-sunset-cupid-span-wedding-photography-san-francisco

Putting Cupid's Span to good use.

 

Bridesmaids wearing floral dresses with bride before outdoor wedding ceremony at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.bride-bridesmaids-floral-dresses-wedding-photography-monterey-plaza-hotel-and-spa

Girl-time right before the ceremony.

 

Smiling bride getting ready in mirror with bridesmaids before wedding at Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery.bride-bridesmaids-getting-ready-mirror-wedding-photography-casa-real-ruby-hill-winery

Last minute makeup check.

 

Bride and bridesmaids wearing floral robes and jumping on bed at Fairmont Hotel before wedding.bride-bridesmaids-jumping-bed-wedding-photography-fairmont-hotel-san-jose

Pre-wedding giddiness getting the best of this group of ladies.

 

Beautiful laughing bride during ceremony with redwoods and bridesmaids in background at Hazlwood in Lost Gatos.bride-bridesmaids-laughing-wedding-photography-ceremony-redwoods-hazlwood

A ceremony full of laughter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) 2015 best of weddings Bay Area San Francisco Wedding Photography engagement highlights monterey bay photographer portfolio theknot wedding https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/12/2015-best-of-weddings-award Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:45:20 GMT
Jana & Dakota's Hazlwood Los Gatos Wedding https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/8/jana-dakotas-hazlwood-los-gatos-wedding Jana & Dakota were recently married in front of family and friends at Hazlwood in Los Gatos, California. Beautiful ceremony and location and such a fun group to shoot. Here are just a few highlights from their wonderful day. Congratulations Jana & Dakota!    

 

    

    

    

    

    

     

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

 

    

    

    

    

    

    

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) Dog watching the ceremony First look Hazlwood Lavender Los Gatos Redwoods Wedding photography Wild flowers https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/8/jana-dakotas-hazlwood-los-gatos-wedding Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:43:22 GMT
Bevin & Jody's River House Wedding in Ben Lomond https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/7/bevin-jodys-river-house-wedding-in-ben-lomond My husband, Alec, lived in Ben Lomond before we met so when we heard Bevin & Jody were planning their ceremony at Ben Lomond's River House, we were excited to have a reason to go there. For anyone that hasn't been, it's a cute little town in the Santa Cruz mountains framed in Redwood trees. We had already done Bevin & Jody's engagement shots, so we already knew they were really fun to work with. Sure enough, upon our arrival there was an aire of relaxation to everything. The guys arrived on site early, Bevin couldn't have been more calm, everything was on schedule...what was this madness? I am fairly used to the organized chaos that is a wedding schedule so this was a complete departure from the norm. The day completely focused on Bevin & Jody coming together as husband and wife and anyone present that day could see that they were a perfect fit. When Bevin walked down the aisle, stood in front of Jody and simply mouthed "Hi Baby", I nearly lost it behind the camera. How sweet are they! The stress-free, laid-back approach this couple embodied completely freed me to get some fun and creative shots that I am excited to share, so here are the highlights from the day.

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) Ben Lomond Forest Gazebo Redwoods River House Wedding Wedding Photography https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/7/bevin-jodys-river-house-wedding-in-ben-lomond Fri, 04 Jul 2014 22:26:53 GMT
Melissa & Kyle's Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery Wedding https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/5/melissa-kyles-casa-real-ruby-hill-winery-wedding We did a wonderful wedding at the beginning of the month at Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery. The venue was beautiful, the couple, extremely handsome and it was obvious that every friend and family member in attendance had a blast. Here is the highlight reel from Melissa and Kyle's Winery nuptials. 

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

     

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

     

    

                           

    

    

      

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

                              

    

    

    

                                 

    

    

    

                                  

         

    

     

    

 

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery Dancing Orchid Cake Photography Vineyards Wedding Winery Wedding https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/5/melissa-kyles-casa-real-ruby-hill-winery-wedding Mon, 19 May 2014 03:49:24 GMT
Welcome to the world Rowan Brooke! https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/5/welcome-to-the-world-rowan-brooke-thomas Nothing like doing a shoot with such a brand new tiny baby. It's easy to forget how soft their skin is and how impossibly small their little baby fingernails are. I have a feeling that this girl will be full of surprises as no sooner had the ink dried on her post birth appointment date, Rowan decided she just couldn't wait for her photo shoot debut and decided to arrive early. Welcome to the world Rowan, you nailed your first photo shoot.

 

    

    

    

   

   

   

   

    

    

    

    

    

                            Congratulations to proud parents, Jonathan & Jonna and new big brother Liam!

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) 7 days old Baby announcements Baby girl Newborn Newborn Photos tiny smiles tiny yawn https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/5/welcome-to-the-world-rowan-brooke-thomas Mon, 12 May 2014 19:43:40 GMT
David & Elisabeth's City Hall Wedding https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/5/david-elisabeths-city-hall-wedding We just had our first civil ceremony at City Hall in San Francisco last month and I was thrilled. This SF landmark is a photographer's dream. There were countless brides running around the hall being trailed by photographers weighed down with gear and enthusiasts/tourists snapping selfies while newlywed couples were getting portraits done in the background. David & Elisabeth planned this destination ceremony and will return home to celebrate with their families in both Texas and Sweden, respectively. They wed in an alcove off the main staircase in front of a small group of friends with Elisabeth's mother and grandmother tuning in from an ocean away via Skype. Afterwards we all piled into a limo and set off for portraits in front the Golden Gate Bridge. They managed to pull off a beautiful destination SF City Hall wedding seamlessly. 

    
    
   
     
    
   
   
    
      
   
    
   
                      
      
   
   
   
   
   
     
 
 
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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) City Hall Wedding Golden Gate Bridge Limo San Francisco San Francisco City Hall https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/5/david-elisabeths-city-hall-wedding Wed, 07 May 2014 00:12:46 GMT
8 Simple tips to ensure great customer service for your Bride & Groom https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/4/8-simple-tips-to-ensure-great-customer-service-for-your-bride-groom In addition to taking photos, walking backwards down an aisle at a mystifying pace, changing your ISO settings a hundred times, all while trying not to miss the little details, and congratulatory hugs, your job is to ensure that the bride & groom have a great experience. Not just with you as their photographer, but overall.
 
I am proud to be a 5 star rated vendor among my brides. These are my 8 easy tips that you can do to make sure your couple has an amazing customer service experience. 
 
1.Communication - Make her your top priority from the very first contact. Response time counts, with smart phones these days you can check your email anywhere! My clients always compliment my prompt responses, it lets them know you will be there for them when they need you and helps you stand out as a vendor among competitors. Make sure you know your couples expectations, send session reminders and re-confirm your arrival time the day before the big day. Little things like this help a stressed out bride to know her vendors are completely on top of things.
 
 
2. Go beyond photos- Being a photographer you also get the job description of being the unofficial bridal assistant. Assist her in anyway you can. Carry breath mints, extra bobby pins, a safety pin. Anything that will make her day easier, and she will certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness come review time. 
 
 
3. Know your stuff- Often times I am with the bride and bridemaids more than anyone else that day. Random questions come up. Do you know what side a boutonniere goes on? How do you pin this thing? Can you bustle my dress? How do I pee in this dress? Chances are you've been to more weddings than they have. All eyes usually look your way for an answer. It's your job to figure it out!
 
 
4. Do your research- Know your venue and photo spots before it's portrait time. It saves valuable time and ensures you get the best vantage points for key moments. 
 
 
5. Thoughtfulness- These days it's not too common in customer service to find someone that will go a little bit extra. Be that person. I always make sure to send my brides a little Thank you card with my flash drive delivery. I follow up with check in emails and anniversaries to the best of my ability.
 
 
6. Common courtesy- This is often overlooked. While I maintain copyright on my photographs, I value my client's privacy. I no longer tag my brides in social media, what I do instead is invite them to tag themselves through a private email and I notify them first when they are featured in my blog. This gives them an opportunity to be the first one to share their photos with their friends and family. Should a client tell me that she finds a certain photo unflattering, I would remove it without question. 
 
 
7. Smile behind the camera- Have you ever heard the phrase "When you smile, the whole world smiles with you."? It's true but this can be harder than it sounds. I suffer from a bad case of angry resting face. Which means when my face is relaxed, I look like I am in an awful mood. Without fail, when I would excitedly look back at the behind the scenes photos, I look well...quite frankly, pissed off. This was a harsh realization, I LOVE my job but my face just wasn't conveying it. I had to learn to smile more, laugh more...it didn't come natural to me and still doesn't but when you are at ease and smiling, it makes everyone else that much more comfortable and natural in front of the camera, which makes your job easier. 
 
 
8. Over deliver- Give your bride something unexpected. When practical, I aim to edit the photos and deliver their gallery early. This isn't always the case come busy wedding season. So instead I aim for special sneak peeks, blog features, a surprise slideshow at the reception, something to keep the couple excited for their finished gallery and keep their great experience fresh in their mind. 
 
 
If you still find yourself struggling to improve client satisfaction, remember to keep it simple. The smallest acts of consideration can go a long way. Shooting a wedding is just as much about customer service, as it is about getting "The shot". 
 
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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) Behind the scenes Bride Customer Service Photography Tips Wedding https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/4/8-simple-tips-to-ensure-great-customer-service-for-your-bride-groom Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:36:29 GMT
Gabriela & Colin's Water Temple Ceremony https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/4/gabriela-colins-water-temple-ceremony Gabriela & Colin had their beautiful outdoor ceremony at Redwood City's Pulgas Water temple. Gaby & Colin booked our 2 hour "Garter" package, and we are posting just to show what some good timing and 2 hours can do. With this particular package you usually get around 50-100 edited photos. We were able to cover some quick getting ready shots, the ceremony, and family/bridal portraits following the ceremony, all in just 2 hours. Here are just a few highlights from their gallery:

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

     

    

    

    

    

   

      

    

    

    

    

    

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) Redwood City Water Temple Wedding https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/4/gabriela-colins-water-temple-ceremony Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:23:04 GMT
Julie & Sam's Golden Gate Park Engagement https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/4/julie-sams-golden-gate-park-engagement We had a really fun time with this engagement session in Golden Gate Park, a fun little hike and boat ride on a beautiful Spring day, what could be better? Julie & Sam will be getting married in her home state of Connecticut at the end of May. We wish them a beautiful, fun wedding day and we were glad to be a part of it through the engagement photos. Here are a few of our favorites from that day.

 

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) Bridge Engagement Gate Golden Pagoda Park Row Boat Waterfall https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/4/julie-sams-golden-gate-park-engagement Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:35:13 GMT
Janelle & Chad's Saratoga Mountain Winery Wedding https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/3/janelle-chads-saratoga-mountain-winery-wedding This is the Saratoga Mountain Winery Wedding of Janelle and Chad. I originally booked Janelle over the phone all they way from North Carolina. Her excitement for her big day was contagious and her bubbly personality on the phone was ten fold in person. I wanted to share Janelle and Chad's wedding because they added a few unique things to their wedding day that I thought was a great departure from the norm. We had a "first look", they "planted" a tree for part of the ceremony, surprised everyone with a choreographed first dance and had a sparkler grand exit with a getaway car at the end! It was so much fun to be a part of! Here is a short look at their wedding day story.

   

   

     

         

       

        

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

      

      

      

      

      

        

        

        

       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                           

          

       

       

       

       

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    

 

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) First Look Grand Exit Saratoga Mountain Winery Sparklers Winery Wedding https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/3/janelle-chads-saratoga-mountain-winery-wedding Sun, 30 Mar 2014 03:34:30 GMT
Waiting on Penny https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/3/waiting-on-penny Over the weekend I had a fun little maternity session in Hollister, CA for the Thomas family. Soon their little family of three will become four! Best wishes for their expanding family as they wait for their new arrival...Penny. 

    

    

   

    

    

     

     

     

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) Big Brother Expecting Hollister Maternity Rustic Tin Can https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/3/waiting-on-penny Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:22:15 GMT
10 Things to tell your Wedding Photographer https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/3/10-things-to-tell-your-wedding-photographer If you were to google "Questions to ask your photographer" you will get 52,700,000 results. I've heard most of those standard questions while chatting with clients over coffee at Starbucks. While hearing the answers may help you figure out if the photographer is professional and adept as a business owner, I find that the most important things to consider are in the portfolio and personality. Your photographer could be awesome on paper but if you're uncomfortable with your photographer, the end result won't be as good as it could be. 

Instead I thought it would be more helpful to turn the table and write about the things that I ask of my perspective bride and grooms. These are questions that I ask to ensure I am in the right place at the right time, so I won't miss a thing. So here are 10 things to tell your Wedding Photographer.

1. Venue requirements- Some churches or venues have shooting guidelines or insurance requirements for their photographers. If you are unsure of the requirements, you can put your photographer in touch with the coordinator or official to ensure guidelines are properly followed.

 

2. Size of your wedding party or expected guest list- This helps photographers properly prepare for the event.

 3. Direction- If you feel awkward in front of the camera and would like strong direction, make sure you voice it to your photographer. Likewise, if you feel more comfortable with candid shots and just being yourself. A good photographer will be able to provide strong direction to large groups while knowing when to back off and just take candids and let the moment unfold.

  

4. Family matters- Does Uncle Bob not get along well with Cousin Billy? Best not to stick them next to each other in the family photo! It's good to let your photographer know the family dynamics so we can discreetly pose them on opposite sides of the family photos. 

 
5. Must have shots!- If you have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest than you probably have some specific shots you want taken. Keep in mind to use it just for general idea gathering and work with your photographer to get a shot list together, or perhaps just a few must have photos that you have been thinking of hanging on your wall.
 
 
6. Have Nots- Hate selective colors? Cheesy poses? Only like a few subtle black and whites? Just like a DJ's "Do not play list", It's also a good idea to let your photographer know what you don't like in your photos.
 
7. Timeline- Usually a week or two before the ceremony you give a timeline to some of your vendors to ensure the event runs along smoothly and on time.
 
 
 
8. Ceremony details - I find it helpful to know ahead of time if there will be any special ceremony touches that you've added in to make it your own. Sand ceremony, unity candles, hand fasting, and readings are common examples. It helps your photographer be in the right place at the right time of the ceremony.
 
 
9. Traditions- Will you be having a first look or staying traditional and not seeing each other until you walk down the aisle? Also be sure to note any traditional dances, bouquet tossing, or grand exits you may have planned through out your day.
 
 
 
10. Details, Details, Details- Are you wearing your great grandmother's necklace as your something old? Did you spend every night the last two weeks handcrafting those wedding favors?
Tell your photographer, because we want to capture all those details you'll want to remember.
 
                                                   
 
 
If you have any questions, comments or have something to add, please feel free to message me or comment below!
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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) Details FAQ Photography Traditions Wedding What to tell your photographer https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/3/10-things-to-tell-your-wedding-photographer Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:57:45 GMT
Kirsten & George's Lake Side Engagement Shoot https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/2/kirsten-georges-lake-side-engagement-shoot

We had a Lake side engagement shoot this past Saturday that I wanted to share! Kirsten is one of my upcoming September Brides. She and her fiancĂ©, George, love their fishing dates, so we incorporated that into the shoot. With hardly any rain this year, it was hard to settle on a good location, until they happened upon Vasona Park in Los Gatos. It turned out to be a perfect fit! Can't wait to shoot the wedding in September!

 

 

 

 

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) Engagement Fishing Fishing themed Lake Lake Vasona Los Gatos Photography Vasona Park https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2014/2/kirsten-georges-lake-side-engagement-shoot Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:14:28 GMT
*NEW* Photo booth Service! https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2013/9/-new-photo-booth-service We are now proud to offer Photo booth service for your next event! We are ordering new backdrops or you can place a custom order. Book your event for 6 or more hours with a photo package and add photo booth service for only $300.00 more. Limited time Grand Opening offer!! Shots + Photobooth = Good Times for All!

 

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lisaerobinson@gmail.com (Lisa Robinson Photography) https://www.lisarobinsonphotographer.com/blog/2013/9/-new-photo-booth-service Sun, 22 Sep 2013 05:36:07 GMT