Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
You hear the words “Wedding Photojournalist” thrown around these days like it’s going out of style. You hear it so much that it’s starts to mean not very much at all. So today I’m beyond pleased to introduce you to the real thing: Beck Diefenbach, San Francisco based award-winning photojournalist, who shoots weddings affordably. Every so often a photographer comes along that makes you sit up and take notice, because the work they are producing is so stunning, and so different from everyone else’s work. Beck Diefenbach is one of those photographers. San Francisco, it’s your lucky day.
First, let’s dig into Beck’s impressive background (because goodness knows I love me photographers with some serious street cred to back up there work). Beck went to college and got licensed to be a commercial pilot (I know). But, since college sometimes leads you to interests you never even saw coming, he ended up pursuing photojournalism. It started with an award winning stint working at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s independent student newspaper, The Daily Illini, as photo editor and multimedia producer. He went on to work at several papers, most recently worked as a staff photographer for the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, IL (award winning, again). Currently, Beck works as a regular contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle, Thomson Reuters News Pictures and the Associated Press (you can see some of his work on his blog). That, and he’ll shoot your wedding, which is such a surprising stroke of luck, I’m not even sure what to do with it.
One look at his work, and you’ll sit back in your seat, stunned that you’ve never seen anything quite like it, surprised by how crisp and clear and emotionally surprising his work is. Beck Diefenbach carries over the photojournalists eye to his wedding work: catching the moment as it unfolds, without pretension, with the desire to fully capture the truth, not gussy the truth up in tulle and tricks.
But he also has a wedding photographer’s eye:φορεματα
catching the emotional moments, the ones that will matter for generations, but with absolute emotional clarity. This is the hardest thing to do, and the fact that you can book Beck for your wedding starting at just $1900, totally blows me away.
I asked Beck about his artistic philosophy, and what he told me completely lines up with his work. He said, “Every good story deserves to be told, and it is my mission to retell that story in compelling images people can enjoy for the rest of their lives. With a true documentary approach, I believe in a non-intrusive method of reportage. Candid, personal exchanges are the best way to tell the story. From setting up and preparing for the day to the last dance that night, I want to capture those moments.”
And he’s excited to work with you, as well.gallakjoler
Plus size dresses In fact, Beck and I have been talking back and forth for nine months, and we finally were able to make all this happen. His girlfriend (of course) is an avid APW reader. He boils down the APW mission and how it aligns with his like this, “With the help of APW, couples are looking for a practical way to host a meaningful celebration. In this day of over-hype and over-photoshop, I want to provide couples with the same honest, meaningful photography they deserve.” And to put his money where his mouth is, he’s offering y’all $100 off an engagement portrait session. He says, “Normally $250, APW readers can receive a 1-2 hour engagement portrait session in the San Francisco Bay Area for $150. Package includes an online gallery of images and a complimentary 8×10 print of an image of their choosing.” So get on that already!
But it’s what he said about his favorite work that stole my heart. Beck told me, “Despite my work as a freelance photojournalist documenting international news and sports, my favorite subject to photograph is my Boy Scout troop. For a year and a half, I have volunteered as an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 14 here in San Francisco. When this post goes live on Tuesday, I will be three days into a week-long camping trip with my scouts at Camp Royaneh in Northern California. You can see my portfolio of images from my time with the troop on my editorial site.” (Hot tip: CLICK THAT LINK. It will restore your faith in humanity.)
So, San Francisco Bay Area.abendkleider
hääpuvut I cannot wait to see what you and Beck Diefenbach make together. It is guaranteed to be epically, epically magic.
I got engaged after three months of dating someone, and I think the fact that my family and friends don’t know him very well has taken a toll on our engagement and my wedding excitement. The thing is, they don’t seem very excited; my mother never talks about it; my sister only talks about it if it concerns what she can and cannot wear; and my father hasn’t asked me a single thing about the wedding and has brought it up all of zero times, though he does bring up my cousin’s wedding (quite the extravagant affair and something I’ll never be able to afford) often. This makes me feel as though I shouldn’t be excited either, and when I bring this up to my fiancé, he says that they don’t feel excited because I don’t feel excited. Well, I don’t feel excited because THEY don’t express any interest in my marriage or wedding! I feel ashamed in a strange way and can’t work past the fact that I have almost zero enthusiasm due to what I perceive as the unfairness of the situation. I keep thinking it’s because I’m not having the big traditional wedding that people aren’t excited. I’ve even thought to myself that if I were prettier, more photogenic, people would be more excited. I’ve hit a totally invisible road bump in my thinking about all of this.
The thing is,φορεματα
I have been trying to get him and my friends and family to hang out, but my family is intense sometimes. And when I try to bring up the wedding with my mother, she doesn’t say much. At all.
No idea what to do. Elope?
Sorry to jump right in, but I have to address that last bit about “not being pretty enough” right off the bat. Please shake that notion right out of your little head right now, miss. That is a terrible, horrible thought. How excited people are has nothing to do with how deserving you are of excitement. If something like a wedding is chipping away at your self worth or making you feel cruddy, it’s really worth examining why. It’s one thing to want folks to be enthusiastic. It’s another to start to question your value when they aren’t. How valuable and beautiful we are is never accurately measured by the emotion and expression of others. Ever.
In the way that many people have different complicated emotions in response to the big things, people also have really different (sometimes really weird) ways of expressing them. Maybe your family isn’t so excited as much as they are sad to see you move on, nervous about being central to a big event, or worried for you (we’ll come back to this one). And if there is some excitement mixed in there, maybe they just don’t know how to express it. Give me a minute to do what I do best, and make this about me. When I first moved into my college dorm, my dad spent the whole day snapping about things. At idiot drivers! At the car trunk not closing! At the guy on the radio! When it was time to say goodbye, he squeezed me tight and told me he was proud of me. Proud of me? That’s what that was about? Emotions aren’t just complex—they’re complex to the point of profoundly confusing. Sometimes they just work themselves out in really odd ways that make the rest of us scratch our heads. (Besides all that, if my cousin were to have a lavish, expensive wedding, I know some members of my family would talk about it endlessly. Not because it’s more exciting, but because it’s a terrible kind of fun to gossip about how other people spend their money.)
I said we’d get back to the issue of worry,gallakjoler
Plus size dresses so let’s do that. Three months is fast. Not necessarily “bad fast,” but your family might have a little worry for what could feel like a quick decision. Think about that one for a bit. Have they expressed concern? Is it possible there are concerns that they haven’t even voiced? It’s possible. And it’s a good plan to solicit the opinions of the folks who care about you. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re right or even valid, but that’s sort of the point. You get to hear their thoughts, weigh them, and determine if you think they are onto something or not.
Not only might they be worried for you, but it may be taking them a quick minute to adjust to a choice that perhaps they weren’t ready for, even if you are. We could be talking about a little emotional whiplash. Even in the case of stuff that’s really joyous and exciting, jumping right into full throttle enthusiasm about something you didn’t expect can be sort of difficult. In that case, you might want to think about having a conversation (without judgment) about processing these changes that will be affecting them, as well. After all, they are somewhat suddenly getting a new family member they don’t know very well. That’s emotionally complicated stuff, right there.
I hate to break it to you, but your fiancé is at least a little bit right. This is your wedding and folks are going to take their cue from you on how enthusiastic to be. Besides, excitement has a way of being contagious. Plan an engagement party! Invite your mom out to pick out your shoes! Those little lead-up events sometimes get to be too much, but a lot of the time, they really work to build excitement for what comes next.
When it gets down to it, as with all things,abendkleider
hääpuvut you may need to be honest and forthright. Sometimes in weddings enthusiasm reads as support, and a lack of enthusiasm, a lack of support. You, unfortunately, don’t get to decide how people feel about your wedding (or even how they express those feelings). But you can be direct in asking them to support you and maybe even help them understand what support looks like to you.
You also can force the issue about having your family and partner get to know one another a bit, if that’s important to you. And I’m going to argue that it should be. Think about it: it’s hard to get excited about someone you don’t know. In marrying you, he’s tying himself to your family. While that doesn’t mean your partner needs to fall madly in love with your family, or vice versa, it will help to know how they interact so you know what you’re up against in terms of possible future family chemistry. Plus, you’re all going to be part of one big family, so you might as well get cracking on that now.
It sounds like you all could use a little bit of conversation to put you on the same page. Truthfully, they may not be excited. One of the sadder parts of wedding planning is coming to grips with how things actually are in comparison to how we’d hoped they’d be. But, even if they’re not excited for you, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be excited for yourself. Finding who you want to spend your life with is a big damn deal, and you should own how wonderful that is.
Remember in the survey when it asked about Vintage Weddings? Well, while we were in the stages of developing that survey I was all “What the WHAT?!” about vintage weddings and Meg told me to go look! Because we used to do these! And so I did, and as someone nearing the end (thank god) of planning my own wedding, these stories and photos get me, oh they get me good.
Meg’s parents. Aww!
And apparently, from the survey, they get you guys too, so we need your help. Do you want to share your parents’ story? You can either write it up as it has been told to you, OR you can have a parent write it up. We will also need some vintage-y photos to go with it. (5-10 depending on the length of the post, and I’ll request more if needed. We know people took fewer wedding photos back in the day… of film.)
with no exceptions, ASK your parents (or grandparents… squee!) if this is alright. In other words you need to obtain their permission to be ON THE INTERNET. I know my mom would simply keel over and die if I ever put her on the internet. And if I plastered her (adorable, bright red, permed haired) wedding photos on the internet she would haunt me forever. I’m sure you’re mom isn’t like that (Meg’s parents stayed up past their bedtime because they were so excited to write their post) but you better ask her just in case.
If you would please send these submissions to lauren [at] apracticalwedding [dot] com with the subject line reading “Vintage Wedding” that would be much appreciated.
It’s Friday! Hooray!!!! Not because it’s starting to look a little bit like spring, and I get to spend the weekend actually relaxing, and painting our TV stand with David (we do love a good project together) instead of doing my god-d*mn tax accounting like last weekend. No! I’m excited because that means Alyssa is here with Ask Team Practical Friday. And is it just me, or is she getting funnier? Maybe it’s all the writing on her new personal blog? But anyway! This week she’s tackling a grab bag of questions, because dang it, when you email her, she wants to help you out. So let’s do this thing.
Our first question comes from reader Chris:Quinceanera Dresses
When my fiance first proposed the idea of getting married on 11-11-11, I scoffed at the cheesiness of it. But as we continued our talks about our wedding, he emphasized that getting married on that date was high on his list of priorities (he pretty much said that was the ONE thing he’d ask). I had procrastinated on securing the venue and I assumed 11-11-11 would be booked quickly, but after a cancellation, our venue is now available for that date.
My biggest concern now is whether it would be disrespectful to veterans and their families to get married on that day. Of course I would acknowledge and express appreciation for the sacrifice made by our veteran heroes during the ceremony and reception, particularly for the freedom we have to enjoy such things as weddings. We have few war veterans in our immediate family, but I want to be mindful of the feelings of our guests. Is it offensive to get married on Veteran’s Day?
A show of hands, how many of y’all reading saw 11-11-11 and went “Ooo, pretty numbers,” instead of “Oh, that’s Veterans’ Day.” Chris, you can’t see them but I’m magic and I can, and I can tell you nearly everybody reading your letter thought the former. And about one-third of them saw that and went, “Hey, that’s MY wedding date!”
My meaning is that while it is a federal holiday, not everyone celebrates it. As an Army brat who lived on or near a military base all of her life, I can tell you that we celebrated it as a day we were out from school or work and a day to attend beautiful, touching patriotic events if we so wished, usually at 11am. After that, it was an excuse to barbecue with neighbors.
Honor isn’t about one day, it’s a year-round project. Your nod to the veterans is lovely, but only if it is something you would do if it were held any other day of the year. If your only reason is because of the date, then a quick sentence in the program or on your invitations is appropriate and thoughtful.
Your only real issue is whether the veterans in your family have an issue with it and will not attend. Read this post. And if those veterans fall into the category of “people who should weigh in on your wedding date,” then think about changing. But only if they have a real issue with it. Don’t mention that it is Veterans’ Day, just ask them if they have any conflicts on November 11th, because that is the day you and your fiance picked as the day that works best for your family.
And if it doesn’t work out,festklänningar
Plus size clothing just remember your date is important because it’s the date that you got married, not because of the date itself. A date that causes you the least stress is going to be the best date for you.
My question is about toasts and involving family. We also generally do not like a bunch of people staring at us so we’ve already nixed the bouquet toss/garter thing, our iPod will be DJ and I hadn’t planned on being announced or doing toasts. When I mentioned this to my mom and grandmother they said we MUST do toasts and be announced. Sigh. So I guess, what are the point of toasts? Would it be completely bizarre if we didn’t do them? What if no one wants to say anything? What if my uncle grabs the microphone and starts doing his awful Robin Leech impersonation that my family loves but that my fiance finds insufferable? Do we have to say anything (gulp)?
You can always just “tragically be unable to get a microphone” and not tell your family until the day of your wedding.
Not helpful? Fine.
Toasts are lovely ways for your guests to show their admiration for you both individually and as a couple. And announcing the couple is a way of announcing your marriage and the first time you are presented as a married couple. Neither one is necessary, and neither will the absence of either be bizarre if you don’t want to do them.
But if you do decide to do them, designate someone as the owner of the microphone, a friend you can trust and who will not get hammered and start impromptu karaoke, and let them announce you. Then let them be the one to hand over the mike to the people who are going to do toasts. (And only the predesignated list of people, not Uncle Bill. The open mike toast idea can sound really nice ’till you’re on the tenth toast and someone is saying “I don’t know the bride that well, but…” and then all your guests are trying to sneak off to the bar, and this is a true story and you don’t want it to happen to you.) And no, you absolutely do not have to say anything, unless you want to. In fact, pro-tip, you’re not even supposed to drink when people toast you, because you’d be drinking to yourself. So your only job is to raise your glass and smile. And really? Having been there? Toasts can be a wonderful thing. Listening to your normally jaded friends, tearfully tell you why they love you and your partner? That can stay with you for a long, long time.
Talk to people in your family and see who is actually interested in doing a toast. The fathers of the bride and groom are usually candidates for toasts, as are the best man and maid of honor. But this is APW, and we think women should get a word in edge-wise. So ask the people that are important to you if they WANT to do toasts, and think about it. Some people do toasts at rehearsal dinners, where it’s a little more intimate and relaxed, so that might be a compromise. But bottom line: toasts should always be discussed beforehand. No one wants to be blindsided if they’re not prepared and no bride and groom want to feel unloved if they wanted toasts, but no one realized it.
BUT. if you don’t want to do either,trouwjurken
Hääpuvut DON’T. No one will die if you don’t and your mother and grandmother will be okay. If they get mad, blame it on me. They can email at alyssa [at] apracticalwedding [dot] com.
I’ve always been very close to my guy friends, and very protective of them. Recently, one of my best friends had his heart broken by a girl he was with for several years. She and I were never close, but we hung out on occasion because she didn’t have many girl friends. Well, now that they’ve broken up, she and I don’t speak, and she’s been taken off the guest list for the wedding. Seems simple, right? WRONG. I got a call from my mother 5 months before the wedding telling me the first of the gifts off my registry had come in, and guess who sent it…LITTLE MISS HEARTBREAKER! I know the polite thing to do would be to send her a Thank You note and be done with it, but I don’t want her to think that I’m rekindling our friendship or that I’ve forgiven her. The wedding is still a few months off, so I’m pretending I didn’t open it yet.
What should I do? Return it? Write a Thank You note like nothing ever happened?
How good is the gift? Because if it’s awesome, keep it. If it sucks, sell it on Ebay.
Acceptance of a gift is not an acceptance of friendship, nor is it an acknowledgment that they will be invited to the wedding. You may get satisfaction from returning it to her, but that’s rude, and it’ll cost you postage. If you can’t stand the thought of having it in your home, donate it, or if you can return it to the store for cash, return it and donate the money. (Keeping the money from it or buying something new is the same as keeping the gift.)
Regardless, write a thank you note. You’re never going to know the tone in which the gift was given and, honestly, while she did something to your friend, she did not do anything to you. She might be a giant skanky ho, but she’s a giant skanky ho who sent you a present. Take the high ground (which she kind of just did), send a sincere but impersonal thank you and treat any other friendly overtures on her part as something entirely separate from your wedding.
And if it’s a SlapChop, send it to me. I broke ours…
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