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Woodland Firefighters Help Deliver Baby In Driveway Of Home Woodland firefighters of Friday evening helped to bring a new baby girl to the world on a home driveway.

On Friday, a fire crew raced to a suburb in Woodland to aid a mother who began working.

At 6:28 p.m., a week before her due date, officials said the baby girl was born. The fire department said both mother and baby are healthy and also do amazing things.


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Bagpipes music at McDonald’s On Broadway

People living in Midtown Sacramento are getting an earful from a close by McDonald's that is impacting relentless bagpipe music. 

It should ward the destitute off, however occupants state it's making them insane. 

This story isn't about music to the ears. CBS13 got some information about the bagpipe music blasting from amplifiers and they answered, "What bagpipes?" The drive-thru eatery at Broadway and 24th is open every minute of every day, and a few neighbors were moved to whine about the sound originating from its dividers. 

"The primary couple of days they had it on every minute of every day. In the event that we wouldn't have said anything or revealed it to the police, they would have had that thing going on still," Arnold Phillips said. 

Phillips lives over the road and says it's creation him insane. 

READ: Tracy McDonald's Employees Recognized For Helping Rescue Woman 

"It really infiltrates through the dividers. We can hear it [when] I'm attempting to sit in front of the TV or anything that and it's experiencing that," Phillips said. 

The music is proposed to drive the destitute away and doesn't give off an impression of being working. 

"I believe it's a crazy move to make rather than really managing the issue," Kiara Reede said. 

Weaponized sound is the same old thing. A 7-Eleven in West Hollywood circles traditional music and a 7-Eleven in Sacramento supplanted old style with a high pitch tone. But here at Broadway, it's "pouring bagpipes" again and again and over once more. 

"It latches onto your subconscious mind when you're heading off to some place else not even in this area since you've heard it for such a long time," Phillips said. 

Arnold wishes he could pull the fitting. He's even conversed with café the executives. 

ALSO: Caught On Camera: Modesto Gas Station Customer Violently Attacked And Robbed 

"They said they'd converse with corporate individuals up higher. That is all they said they could do truly," Phillips said. 

Solicitations for input from CBS13 failed to receive any notice, however Arnold's first floor neighbor Nate Dewitt had his secured. 

"You know, I turn off the leaf blower and I could at present hear the bagpipes coming and it's simply steady," Dewitt said. 

Supporters who ate at the café on Friday were not satisfied with the commotion. 

"It was hostile to me since it was simply so irritating," Susan Smart said. 

Do what you will to pester the destitute, yet keeping neighbors cheerful isn't that simple.

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Engagement portrait photography

Engagement  portrait photography  should not be a standard thing.  You don't want a photographer  who says stand here and smile. Your love, your emotions  should guide the shoot. If you need engagement or couple portraits near Sacramento  roseville  or yuba city,  please let me know 

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On the steps of California  state Capitol in Sacramento  california.  This was a beautiful  day for wedding, and my first opportunity  to shoot a wedding at the state Capitol.  Such a beautiful  location  for events and portraits 

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Doctor Who Wedding Roseville I have been a wedding and portrait photographer in the Sacramento area for many years, But This was the first time I have ever shot a Dr. Who Wedding. lol.  It was so cool!   I'm pretty sure this the bride and groom are my soulmates. lol.   If you ever need a wedding or portrait photographer near sacramento, Roseville Yuba City or folsom, Please come talk to me!   Click here To see my work   or Click here to see my weddings


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Family Portraits are important. Especially when your kids are young. the smaller they are, the faster they grow! If you live in Sacramento, Roseville, Citrus Heights Rancho cordova Elk Grove or any other area of Sacramento, I would love to help you get the perfect portraits for your family.  please visit me at Dan Strandt Photography


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My favorite is taking portraits outside, in the beautiful scenery around Sacramento. But Indoor Photos can be great too!  I got to work with this beautiful family in Natomas, Ca. 


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Redwood Trees are so close to sacramento

The most beautiful thing about living in Sacramento is you are close to everything! The beautiful ocean in monterey, Skiing in Lake Tahoe, Folsom Lake, Yosemite, and of course the giant redwood trees! Portrait photos are fun everywhere, But when I get the opportunity to shoot somewhere amazing, I am always glad to.  

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Sacramento photobomer - wedding photography If you are getting married, Especially near Sacramento, Roseville or yuba city, always ensure the wedding party and guests know where they should and shouldn't stand.  your photographer cannot interrupt the ceremony to make adjustments, and nobody wants photobombers in their wedding. wedding photography is important. it is the memories you will keep forever. do everything you can to make sure they are great. 

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This photo is from a wedding that I had the honor of photographing at the Rockling Event Center in Rocklin near Sacramento.  Wedding reception photography is important but is often not something photographers work as hard at.  you won't see me sitting at the table eating, or walking around not taking photos. If I am your wedding photographer, I am there to capture the perfect moments. please check out more of my work at Dan Strandt Photography dan strandt wedding sacramento portrait15 (256 of 281)rocklin wedding reception photography

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Sacramento State Fair Photography


This photo was taken during sunset at the California state fair.  I loved taking the photo, but I also wish I was up there on the Ferris wheel too. Imagine the view.  Sacramento Is beautiful

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(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) photography portrait roseville sacramento wedding Sun, 29 Dec 2019 03:25:00 GMT
Sacramento Photography

As a photographer, I love Sacramento. Beautiful Skys, Beautiful scenery, gorgeous plant life, and amazing people. I can't think of a more beautiful location for being a portrait and wedding photographer. Sacramento Is part of me. and if it is part of you as well, I can't wait to be your photographer

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Sacramento family portraits and why they are important to me Photography is essential to me. portrait photos and weddings particularly. You can place a cost on numerous things throughout everyday life. Yet, my family learned in the most difficult way possible that photographs are not one of them. 

I was conceived in Roseville, Raised in Sacramento. My folks met and were hitched in L.A. be that as it may, adored the Sacramento territory so much they moved over here to have and bring up their youngsters. 

At the point when I was 15, our home burned to the ground. we lost everything. Our nearby firemen were astounding and kept the fire from taking the whole house, however, at last, water and smoke harm devastated everything. I have a few little statues and improvements from my room that I have kept as a token. Be that as it may, I need to keep them in an impenetrable compartment, as they smell unequivocally of smoke and residue much after such a significant number of years. 

Our family had incredible Fire protection. In the long run, our home was revamped, and after about a time of shopping, our things were supplanted. in any case, that didn't fix everything. 

We lost the entirety of our photographs in that little house in Sacramento. everything from my parent's wedding photography and commitment photographs.. the entirety of the family representations we had done throughout the years was gone or demolished by water. pictures of my granddad when he was in the military. all gone. 

to me, family representations are inestimable. At the point when I persuade the chance to be a Family representation photography for a customer, I do all that I can to make them turn out extraordinary. I love my activity, And I will keep on functioning as a Sacramento Family picture taker for whatever length of time that I am capable of. 

Much obliged to you for perusing. On the off chance that you are ever needing a family picture taker close to Sacramento, Roseville or yuba city, let me know, I would be happy to work with you.


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Why portraits are important to me. (my life in sacramento) Photography is very important to me. Portraits and weddings especially. You can put a price on many things in life. But my family learned the hard way that photos are not one of them.
I was born in Roseville, Raised in Sacramento. My parents met, and were married in L.A. but loved the Sacramento area so much they moved out here to have and raise their children. 
When I was 15, our house burned down. we lost everything. Our local firefighters were amazing and prevented the fire from taking the entire house, but in the end, water and smoke damage destroyed it all. I have a couple of little statues and decorations from my room that I have kept as a keepsake. But I have to keep them in an airtight container, as they smell strongly of smoke and soot even after so many years. 
Our family was blessed with great Fire insurance. Eventually, our house was rebuilt, and after about a year of shopping, our items were replaced. but that didn't fix everything. 
We lost all of our photos in that little house in Sacramento. everything from my parent's wedding photography and engagement photos.. all of the family portraits we had done over the years were gone or ruined by water. portraits of my grandfather when he was in the army. all gone. 
 to me, family portraits are priceless. When I get the opportunity to be a Family portrait photography for a client, I do everything I can to make them turn out incredible. I love my job, And I will continue to work as a Sacramento Family portrait photographer for as long as I am able. 

Thank you for reading. If you are ever in need of a family photographer near Sacramento, Roseville or yuba city, please let me know, I would be honored to work with you. 


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(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) photographer photography portraits roseville sacramento wedding Wed, 18 Dec 2019 01:40:01 GMT
3 Things to Pay Attention to for Your Budget Wedding Getting married is one of your most important day of our lives.  Some people tend to have a budget wedding as to save their money for some practical reasons.  What important to know is that a budget wedding does not mean a cheap wedding. It all depends on how smart you plan your budget wedding.

There are many aspects that you can cut cost of your wedding expenditures.  However, you should pay attentions on some aspects so that you will not sacrifice the quality of it.

First, Wedding Photography and/or Videography.  A professional wedding photography can charge you anywhere between $1000-$3000. You might think that you can just ask your friend or relative to take your wedding pictures. It is a No No.  Wedding pictures and videos are the only things that you can see or view to re-live your wedding moments in future.  If you really need to cut your budget, try asking around from some photography clubs.  There are some members out there who really have a hobby of photography and would not mind to give you lower prices. One good practice is to pay them first to do your pre-wedding picture or video.  If you satisfy with the results, you can contract him/her again for you wedding day.  

Wedding venue.  If you think that you could save money by having your wedding money in your house for free of charge, make sure that your house if conformable enough for guest to gather around.  We would like the guest to be comfortable so that they would stay longer.  In the end, how could the wedding party be nice when guests are leaving early?  Try to find good venue that match your theme.  You would find that in some days or time, the price could be lower. 

Flowers. Have you asked around how much it will cost you for arranging wedding ceremony flowers?  You get shocked when it could cost you above $700 right?  Some of the flower vendor could charge you very cheap.  But the be careful of vendor that will show you a good sample of flowers, and when it is time for your wedding day, he/she will arrange the flowers with some "not fresh" ones.  Well, you can always cut your cost here buy ordering the flowers that are in season. Or, you can have a garden wedding without adding more budgets to flower decorations.

There are other aspects to consider for your budget wedding.  Overall, the important thing is to have proper planning for your budget wedding.  You can cut cost up to 50% of what you have budgeted.


(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) budget flower photography roseville sacramento wedding Sun, 15 Dec 2019 01:30:00 GMT
A Wedding Time Capsule One of the wedding patterns that is truly firing up ladies today is the expansion of a period container to the wedding prep procedures. Indeed, the wedding time container is a developing pattern - to the point where you can purchase a pre-made pack from many sites. 

In unit structure, your wedding time case appears as an appealing tin, wherein you place different tokens - photographs, recordings - just as expectations for the future; at that point, you seal everything up with some bubbly stickers, to help debilitate untimely looking. You choose early to what extent you'll hold up until you open it again - your tenth commemoration? 25th commemoration? And afterward, you compose a harsh mandate to yourself on the tin to assist you with keeping to the understanding. 

Albeit the vast majority likens "time case" with "something you cover in the ground," covering your wedding time case is definitely not an extraordinary thought. Not exclusively does that subject the substance to outrageous temperature varieties, however with the US Census as of late revealing that the normal American moves at regular intervals, odds of you deserting a covered case before the sought after commemoration moves around are high in fact. Rather, keep yours out of the components and someplace generally kind - stay away from soggy upper rooms, yet an atmosphere controlled storeroom would be simply great. 

A few of us simply prefer to do things our own particular manner, and a wedding time case is no exemption. Obviously you can make your own! What's more, an incredible method to do that is to draw near companions and family members in on the good times. Have them write up certain forecasts - or maybe conjugal exhortation. Exploit a pre-wedding gathering to snap photographs of your lingerie, and fold the photographs into the case. In the event that you truly need to spur individuals to get included, hold some sort of drawing for members, for example, a wedding wager - the part with a case of fine stogies, a jug of bubbly or even an evening at a spa. 

While you're giving others access to the activity, there is a number of approaches. One is to make a rundown out of forecasts for everybody to speculate - the entire experience is like rounding out a middle school hammer book, and similarly as fun. For instance, request that members foresee: 

What number of kids you'll have, 

what sort of family unit robots you'll have, 

what number of vocation transforms you've experienced, 

what significant country we're nearest to, and which one we're frantic at, 

what creature is the trendiest pet, 

... etc. 

Another is to ask your wedding gathering and dear companions to create short letters to you. Give them every envelope, and train them to let you know outwardly when it's an ideal opportunity to open the envelope. Some will just say "fifth commemoration," "tenth commemoration," or "when your first kid is conceived." Others will get progressively innovative - and you'll most likely think that its fabulous enjoyable to loosen up the time container idea in this creative, capricious way.


(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) portraits roseville sacramento wedding wedding photography Sun, 08 Dec 2019 01:19:02 GMT
wedding music American weddings have come a long way over the years. In a society that is made up of people from so many different cultures, lifestyles, religions, and backgrounds, it is no surprise that the traditions in the wedding ceremony are as vastly different as well. Wedding music is no exception. From the ceremony itself to the party atmosphere of the reception, the wedding music sets the tone for the event. 

Traditional Wedding Music: 

At most weddings we can expect to hear selections that have come to be known as traditional wedding music. Titles like Ave Maria, the Minuet from Don Giovanni, and, of course, The Bridal Chorus and The Wedding March have long been the standard music for a wedding. Particularly religious ceremonies may include hymns like Amazing Grace and a Jewish wedding almost always includes a hora danced to a medley of tunes like Hava Nagila, and Siman Tov U Mazeltov. 

The traditional wedding music holds a special place in our hearts and many think that a wedding ceremony is incomplete without it. The couple must decide whether or not to use traditional wedding music in the ceremony, as well as how much of it to use. If this part of the wedding tradition is important to you, then traditional wedding music is the way to go. 

Modern Wedding Music: 

Often couples will forgo the traditional wedding music selections and instead include modern or popular music in the wedding ceremony. This practice is so common that some titles are becoming traditional wedding song selections themselves. It is not unusual to hear When a Man Loves a Woman, Always and Forever, or I Will Always Love You sung, performed, or played at weddings today. Often more modern titles like these will appear in a ceremony along with the more traditional wedding music. 

Avant-Garde Wedding Music: 

As people’s attitudes change and varying forms of wedding ceremonies take place, the choice of wedding music often changes right along with them. Occasionally couples will choose music for their wedding that reflects the stark difference in their personalities and makes a unique and bold statement. While your wedding ceremony is primarily for the couple getting married, it is important to remember that it is an event attended by your family members as well. While you may wish to make an impression on your guests with your choice of music, you should still be cautious not to offend your respective grandmothers. As such, a selection by an artist like Marilyn Manson may never be appropriate for a wedding ceremony. This does not mean that your wedding music choices are restricted to traditional classics or sappy love songs. I once attended a very avant-garde wedding where three couples married in the same ceremony. It was a beautiful event and was made memorable by their choice of music. The couples strode down the aisle to the sounds of Pink Floyd’s Signs of Life, an instrumental track from the album A Momentary Lapse of Reason. It was a wedding ceremony that I will remember forever.


(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) family photography portraits roseville sacramento wedding Sat, 14 Sep 2019 22:45:00 GMT
romantic honeymoon destinations The following article lists some simple, informative tips that will help you have a better experience with honeymoon. 

Beach destinations continue to be the most popular choices for a romantic honeymoon getaway.  Honeymoons are the ultimate romantic vacation and just about any chosen destination can translate into a romantic escape for the newlyweds.  The following are just a few of the many romantic honeymoon destination ideas.

Any of the Hawaiian Islands are always an excellent honeymoon choice.  Whether you decide to do a little island hopping and visit several islands or spend your entire honeymoon on one island you are bound to enjoy an extremely romantic destination.  The pristine and uncrowded beaches and warm, sparkling blue water are just a few of the benefits of honeymooning in Hawaii.  Hawaii also has a culture all of its own and offers its guests the feeling of being in a foreign land.

Although it is more expensive than most other popular locations, Bora Bora is another truly romantic honeymoon destination that is well worth the price.  It is an out of the way location that is not frequented by many tourists like some other popular honeymoon destinations.  The relative serenity of the islands creates an atmosphere that is wonderful for relaxing with your new partner.  

Colorado is another romantic honeymoon destination.  Although the majestic mountain ranges and availability of cozy cabins in the woods make Colorado a romantic getaway location, it is truly famous for its abundance of winter sports.  Choosing to honeymoon in Colorado affords a couple a romantic destination that also has a variety of adventure activities available.

Las Vegas can also be a romantic honeymoon destination.  Although it is known as, “Sin City,” and is famous for its ostentatious glamour and gambling, Las Vegas can also be a romantic location for a couple enjoying their first few blissful days of marriage.  The area offers a wealth of beautifully appointed hotel rooms in a variety of styles.  This variety ensures that there is something for every couple in Las Vegas.

European locations such as England, Spain and Italy are also popular romantic honeymoon destinations.  The traditions and culture that surround these areas make them unique in offering a couple the chance to surround themselves with the allure of history.  Additionally if the couple does not speak the native language, it gives the couple a sense of being all alone even in a crowd which lends itself beautifully to the romantic atmosphere. 

If you find yourself confused by what you've read to this point, don't despair. Everything should be crystal clear by the time you finish. 

Mexico is another popular romantic honeymoon location.  In particular the Riviera Maya offers a couple a multitude of beautiful beaches that are relatively empty compared to the crowds found in other areas of Mexico such as Cancun.  Many of the resorts in the Riviera Maya are all inclusive and some even offer room service free of charge.

Although, it is known more for innocent fun and adventure, Florida can also be a romantic honeymoon destination.  Florida offers an assortment of entertainment options from beaches to theme parks and nightclubs.  Enjoying an afternoon of rides and attractions at a theme park is an excellent way for a couple to grow closer together.  Newlyweds are sure to find everything that they are looking for in Florida.  

Costa Rica is another romantic honeymoon locale that offers couples so much more than just beautiful beaches and sparkling waters.  Costa Rica is an excellent choice for a couple who is looking for both romance and adventure on their honeymoon.  Here you can spend your days kayaking, white water rafting or scuba diving in some of the most beautiful waters around.

New York City is another romantic destination for newlyweds to spend their honeymoon.  There is so much to see and do in the city that a couple may find themselves wishing to come back for the first anniversary.  New York City offers a variety of elegant restaurants, an extensive theater district and one of the best locations in the world for people watching.  

Caneel Bay in the US Virgin Islands is another beach location that is a romantic place to honeymoon.  Caneel Bay offers a gorgeous setting that is unparalleled in its beauty.  This picturesque location is the perfect place for a couple to relax in the sun and enjoy each others company.

Although beach locations are some of the most popular honeymoon location destinations there are also other popular choices for a romantic getaway.  Colorado, Las Vegas, Europe and New York City are just a few of the other popular destinations that are perfect for enjoying a romantic honeymoon that also offers a little something extra. 

Now that wasn't hard at all, was it?  And you've earned a wealth of knowledge, just from taking some time to study an expert's word on honeymoon.


(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) family photographer photography portraits roseville sacramento wedding Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:45:00 GMT
a beach wedding One of the public health nurses that I work with has been talking about getting married for several years. She has been engaged for three years and recently gave birth to the second child that she and her fiancé have. Several months ago she announced that they had set a wedding date. They decided that they were going to get married on the fourth anniversary of meeting each other.

As she started making calls for the wedding she discovered that she could not find a place for the reception. Rather than change the date the couple decided that they would have a beach wedding instead. The couple lives close to a large public beach. There is a pavilion close by in a large park. They decided that the ceremony would take place by the water and the reception would be catered in the pavilion. The bride’s uncle is a minister and he did agree to perform the beach wedding, however he warned the couple that this arrangement does not always work out the best because the beach is a public place. The couple felt that he was exaggerating. They thought that strangers would respect the privacy of a gathering of people attending a beach wedding. The plan was to have an early evening ceremony followed by a light supper and dancing.

The day of the beach wedding was beautiful. The temperatures were warm and there was only a slight breeze coming off the ocean. The moon was close to full so the evening promised to be lovely also. Due to the warmth of the day the beech was very busy. The day was so nice that many of the sunbathers and swimmers were reluctant to leave. There was a problem finding parking for the wedding guests, this was one thing that the bride and groom had not considered. Another thing they did not consider is that strangers would move the ropes of the area where the ceremony was to be held. It took time to find a space on the beach that was large enough to accommodate the wedding guests. Once we were all in place the minister signaled the musicians to begin playing. Their music could barely be heard above the radios, talking and screaming of the beach dwellers. The bride made her appearance and the ceremony started. Many of the people that were spending the day on the beach came over to watch the ceremony.

The reception went much smoother and everyone had a very nice time. The bride admits that she should have listened to the minister regarding the beach wedding. She did not like how many strangers were standing around as they were trying to say their vows. She had wished for a nice weather day, but did not realize the amount of people that would stay on the beach to enjoy the nice day.


(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) family photographer photography portraits roseville sacramento wedding Mon, 09 Sep 2019 22:45:00 GMT
ideas for a budget wedding Few people realize that having a beautiful wedding does not require spending their entire savings.

If you're planning a wedding, learning where to cut costs and how to budget will leave you with money to spare.

"There are many ways to have the wedding of your dreams without the nightmare of huge bills," said Anna Griffin, wedding industry expert and designer of the Wedding Studio line of wedding products. "You just have to be resourceful."

Here are some tips from Griffin on how to create a designer wedding on a budget.

* For something old, wear a vintage wedding dress. You can save hundreds on a wedding gown by shopping in consignment or vintage shops, in newspaper classifieds and on the Internet. You also can update your mother's, grandmother's or aunt's wedding dress with a new neckline or hemline, beading or lace.

* Print your own invitations. There are many wedding accessories that can be made instead of bought - the veil, the centerpieces and even the invitations. Do-it-yourself kits are available to help you create designer looks without the designer price tags.

The Wedding Studio, for example, is an entire line of paper-related wedding accessories - from invitations to menu cards to guest books and photo albums - designed for brides who want original and elegant paper goods. The invitation kit comes in four styles in three color options and includes envelopes, reply cards and printing instructions.

* Use an antique or classic car instead of a limousine. Contact a local antique or classic car club to rent a luxury vehicle, such as a 1939 Rolls-Royce or a 1952 Cadillac DeVille. Most of the owners will be thrilled to loan out their cars and you'll have more than enough room for the married couple at a much lower price. And, whereas a limousine is rented for a couple of hours, you have the benefit of keeping the antique vehicle for 24 hours or longer.

* Keep the flowers simple. Instead of hiring a florist, contact a floral-design school and hire students to provide you with flower arrangements. You also can create your own flower arrangements. Buy one color of flower in bulk. It creates a visual impact while saving money. Contact a wholesale florist; many will sell flowers directly to the consumer.


(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) family photographer photography portraits roseville sacramento wedding Sat, 07 Sep 2019 22:45:00 GMT
Types of wedding photography - what is right for your wedding? Weddings are definitely one of the happiest moments in a person’s life. But, this momentous occasion does not always come as blissful as the event itself. Days and even months before the big day, couples usually cram up with the littlest details.

The process of listing down and cutting down everything into specific details—the wedding date, the venue, the reception, the caterer, the designer of the gown and suit, all the way down to the wedding coverage—are the areas where stress usually ushers in.

Due to hectic schedules, most couples usually do not pay much attention to one of the crucial things in any wedding—the wedding coverage. Despite the overwhelming tension and excitement, couples do not have to be nonchalant when choosing their wedding photographers if they want their fun times and precious memories recorded very well.


To avoid making this slight neglect that usually leads disastrous results, couples have to decide first what kind of wedding photography they would want to have.

Most wedding photographers today categorize the types of wedding photography into two: the traditional or classic style and the wedding photojournalistic style.

The most common style used by wedding photographers today, the traditional or classic wedding photography is considered as a “timeless” and the “safest” style because you normally see in countless wedding albums. Characterized by classic poses of subjects aware of the camera, this style involves so much control from the photographer because he is in-charge in arranging individual and group shots before, during, and even after the wedding.

Having excellent portraiture skills, expect the photographer to focus more on the quality of the photograph by making the subject look great from the littlest details. Expect typical wedding photos like pre-ceremony pictures, formal shots of the bride and groom posing with brides maids and ushers, cake cutting, garter and bouquet toss, and the like when you choose a classic wedding photography. This style is ideal if the couple would want to keep portraits of family members for their wedding album.

If the couple is adventurous and unconventional, then you might want to consider the wedding photojournalistic style of photography on your big day. An increasingly popular style today, wedding photojournalism offers fresh and new style of taking photos in the occasion. Characterized by candid shots of the subjects unaware of the moving camera, the photojournalism style lets the attendees act freely to capture their pure and true emotion.

Sourcing style from his experience in journalism, the “photojournalist” pays more attention to minute details and candid shots rather than arranged ones. He’s more into eyeing interesting moments and capturing those in his lens to produce a narrative collection of images that tell a story.

Although some traditional poses will be present, expect photos that show actual emotions of the bride and groom and of other participants throughout the duration of the wedding when you choose the photojournalism style.

In order to avoid ruining the documentation of your wedding, here are some tips in making your wedding a picture perfect one:

1. Weddings are one of the most exciting chapters of one’s life. Make sure that you choose a wedding photographer that can meet all your standards. Meet with the photographer before hand the so you could discuss the details you want.

2. Inform the important participants about the schedule of photo sessions and make sure everyone attends the rehearsal to cut down the stress.

3. Have a reception area so guests can be informed about the itinerary. This will set the occasion in order.


(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) family photographer photography portraits roseville sacramento wedding Thu, 05 Sep 2019 22:42:26 GMT
Things to consider when buying a wedding dress When little girls spend their math classes daydreaming of weddings (instead of winning the World Series -- not to say you can't do both), what do they dream of first? The perfect wedding dress, of course: a gown in white satin with a bustle and sweeping train, the perfect embellishments, and the perfect shoes.

There are few occasions in our modern world where a woman finds herself in a position to wear a no-holds-barred ball gown, much less a crystal tiara, and all too many where she's called on to wear to a neutral suit or uninspiring "biz-caz" combo. No wonder that with so many brides, their wedding plans start with the dress.

Many of these brides are lucky. They may search high and low, braving chilly department stores and pushy bridal shops, but eventually they come face-to-face with The One. They know this is The One because they start crying, or their mother or friends all start crying at once. Suddenly the rest of the planning ... the theme, the tone, the right kind of venues ... it all springs to life.

Other brides aren't as fortunate. They've searched just as hard, working their way through shops across three or four states, but they haven't found The One. Instead, they've found three or four Contenders, all of which are serviceable and nice, but not earth-shattering enough to tell them that now is definitely time to stop the searching and get on with the planning. These brides have it harder.

Even if you're the first kind of bride, buying the dress is such a momentous decision that you run a risk of falling into that wallet-skinning category known as the Two-Dress Bride. Here are some tips for picking the perfect dress and avoiding that awful fate.

1. Bring the entourage, but don't buy. It's fun and useful to bring your mother, friends or sisters on the dress-shopping expedition. It gives you a buffer against an overbearing sales staff, and it's fun to see if your impressions of perfection are shared by your loved ones, not to mention how they'll love being part of such an important decision. But no matter how enthusiastic everyone gets over a certain dress, don't buy in the heat of the moment. Give yourself time to reconsider and buy with a cool head later, alone. The vast majority of dresses are non-returnable, so when you've bought it, you've bought it.

2. Don't buy too early unless you must. Bridal gowns can take four to ten months to come from the manufacturer, but there's no reason to buy over a year ahead of time, unless your chosen style is going to be discontinued. Give yourself some time to sit on your decision. Once you pick a gown, you'll see a hundred others nearly like it. You'll become a walking encyclopedia on that style of gown. All the better if you still have room to choose.

3. If you've bought "The One," stop shopping. Any more window-shopping at this point will only lead you down the road toward the dreary land of Two-Dress Brides. What you need to do instead is remember that blissful feeling of having tried on The One. Go get The One out of the closet, put it on and stand in front of the mirror. You'll remember exactly why it's The One.

4. If you've bought "The One" and can't stop shopping, get a second opinion. Show your first and second choices to other brides. Be honest -- tell them you've already remortgaged your condo for the first dress, but you think this second dress might be It. They'll be truthful, too -- the first one was better. You'll feel reassured.

5. Don't tell yourself "I'll sell the old dress and choose a new one." This old saw of the Two-Dress Bride just won't work. You'll never get more than a fraction of what you paid for your first dress if you bought it new.

6. Don't be afraid to aim high -- no matter what your budget. Some brides knew from the start they wanted a designer label, but life just didn't cooperate by making them heiresses. Yet all is not lost if you're willing to shop courageously. At any given moment, a better-heeled bride is selling her once-used St. Pucchi or Ulla-Maija on eBay. She paid thousands upon thousands, but you, smart shopper, will pay half that or less. To take this road, you must shop earlier than other brides so you'll have a choice of gowns. Always pay with a credit card so you'll have recourse if the dress doesn't arrive in acceptable condition, and again, shop early so you can buy another if necessary. Shop courageously, but not recklessly.

7. Shop online, but never send a check. Bridal gown businesses sometimes have a way of disappearing overnight. No matter what the proprietor tells you, never make a purchase as large as a wedding gown without the chargeback protection of a credit card. If they say they can't take plastic, move on.

8. Don't hold out forever for The One. Some brides never find The One. What they do find is a few dresses they look beautiful in. If you're this bride, try starting your planning from the theme instead of the dress. You'll probably eventually get sick to death of dress shopping. When that happens, "good enough" really will be good enough. Concentrate on other aspects of the wedding that mean a lot to you, like the venue, the food, or the inevitable adoration of your soon-to-be husband.


(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) family photographer photography portraits roseville sacramento wedding Thu, 05 Sep 2019 22:34:55 GMT
Virtual Tours Created a Virtual Tour of Ellis Lake in Yuba City. It is so beautiful and peaceful here! I love taking portraits here.  

The virtual tour goes around the entire lake, if you would like to take a peek, I will add it here. 


(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) photography roseville sacramento Tue, 24 Jul 2018 19:42:22 GMT
Google Trusted photographer This last week I have been working hard on becoming a Google Trusted Photographer.  perfecting my skills with 360 photography has been a lot of fun. even in all this heat!  

This is a Virtual tour I created of Cottonwood park, a small park in olivehurst. This was my first Virtual Tour, and I learned a lot! 

(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) roseville sacramento wedding photography Tue, 24 Jul 2018 19:39:11 GMT
Graduation Portrait Shoot in Marrysville CA      I recently was asked by a proud father to do a photoshoot of his Daughter. This was her graduation day.  She looked  beautiful in her White graduation gown. We met at Ellis lake, and got some great pictures. 

    Her father was so proud of her, you could see it in her eyes.  I went all out, trying to get some great photo's that the family could cherish forever.  I am so happy they turned out so well.

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(Photographer in Canadian Lakes, Michigan DAN STRANDT PHOTOGRAPHY) beautiful family graduation lake marysville photographer photography portrait yuba Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:56:13 GMT