Sponsored Post: Wedding Photography – A Guide to Posing by David Pearce

A while back I was approached by David Pearce of Oliver Cameron Publishing about reviewing a copy of his new book Wedding Photography – A Guide to Posing. Let me just say this is one of the most amazing photography books I have ever picked up!

If you are a photographer than you must have it in your arsenal because it has some amazing tips and techniques for creating beautiful poses and all of them come with photographic proof of the results. And for only $23.95 including shipping this is an absolute steal. You will have hundreds of inspiration photos right at your finger tips to look back on over and over again. Admit it, we aren’t all geniuses so having a little cheat sheet is completely fabulous.

This book isn’t just a great deal for photographers though, what about you brides? The average bride invests thousands of dollars in her wedding photos to look great. But pictures are only as beautiful as the people in them. This book contains 525 images that show you how ordinary people can pose for vogue quality photos. There are step by step guides to ever posing position imaginable and they are so easy to follow that you won’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable in front of the lens for even one second.

Imagine being able to walk into your photography consultation with detailed instructions and samples of the images you want on your special day! Or what if you are planning a specific wedding theme or tradition? Wedding Photography – A Guide to Posing has wonderful shot ideas for every situation. Take a look at these gorgeous mendhi photos!

Here’s some of the benefits of purchasing this little book:

  • There are 525 images so couples can bookmark pages with images they love to show their photographer.
  • There is a step by step guide to a basic standing pose to ensure the bride looks flattering even when not posing.
  • It will help brides notice mistakes potential photographers are making which could result in sub-standard photography saving heartache later.
  • It will help brides determine which poses they think are right and suited for them.
  • By reading the book they will get a photographers perspective enabling them to work far more in harmony with them and be more relaxed as they have an idea on what they are trying to achieve.
  • It is full of inspiration and can fit into a handbag to take to work. Brides can the talk about poses at work during their break!
  • It only costs $23.95 including shipping so a very small amount to pay against the thousands they will spend on their photographer. It really could transform their wedding photos at 0.05% or less of their total wedding budget.

You guys know I was a budget bride so trust me when I tell you this book is a totally great investment! Order a copy today and be wowed by the amazing help you will receive from it.

And be sure to check out Oliver Cameron Publishing‘s other great photography books!

*All photos property of Oliver Cameron Publishing


Link Love 7.26.10

There are several great posts I got to catch up on today and here are a few that really caught my eye…

{je m’appelles christa}

{Ritzy Bee}

{Southern Weddings Magazine}

{Something Old Something New}

Lauren + JP from ataricharm on Vimeo.

{I Love You Much}

Georgeous Flower Centerpieces on the Cheap

I literally swooned when I saw Everyday by Rachel Ray run this amazing piece on flowery centerpieces. As the middle-class American family guru, Rachel has associated her name with an incredible group of creative people to provide this gorgeous line of centerpiece inspiration that won’t break the bank.

I will even admit that we have adjusted our centerpiece plan to incorporate one of these ideas and I cannot wait to show you all the pics when we have it all set-up 🙂


Incorporate your regular grocery budget with your wedding decoration budget? Can you say “Score!” It’s amazing how simple fruit and veggie cans put together with some basic mums can look so retro classy.


Lush blooms in a creative display that make simply vases look stunning and require far fewer blooms per table… totally loving this idea!


The best part about this gorgeous display is the price! You can get away with using cheap silk flowers since the glass will distort the appearance so guests won’t know if they are real or not. At about a $1 a glass (based upon my own Ebay stemware purchases) and $.25 a votive (you can get a case of 24 for $6 at Big Lots) you can create this set for around $2 a display. Such a bargain!


Who would have thought jello could look so cute with embedded fresh flowers?


I think this is a refreshing twist on classic centerpieces for all you Latino/Chicano brides out there. Pinto Beans! Totally unexpected and adorable 🙂


This is a very creative centerpiece for either a kids table or the wedding of an artist type couple. It seems so fun and playful and can yo imagine how much money you would save by using butcher paper as table coverings instead of cloth linens?

Hope this gets you all inspired and thinking our of the box when you decide to use flowers in your tablescapes 🙂

Link Love 5.10.10

This week has been STRESSFUL!

But I’ve still found a bit of time to check out my reader and here’s a few things that sparked my interest…


I love this post on blue wedding dresses! You know I’m not sure if I ever told you all but my grandmother were a blue wedding dress for her wedding back in 1959. And it was borrowed too! My grandma’s a pretty cool lady, isn’t she? 🙂 {Hi grandma!}

{Austin Wedding Blog}

These make me so hungry for pie and what an adorable favor idea!

{Jess Lehry Designs}

Jess aka The Budget Savvy Bride never ceases to amaze me with her amazing work.

And finally I totally want my new office space to be a cross between these two beautiful room!

{please sir}                                          {Erin Ever After}

Nonpareil #03 Article

Today has been crazy b/c I have packed and loaded all my belongings into a uhaul to head north in the morning O_O

But I wanted to interrupt real quick to squeal with delight that my piece for the wonderful Nonpareil Magazine has finally come out 🙂

{Nonpareil Magazine}

Please check it out and tell me what you think 🙂 And many thanks to my wonderful collaborators – Ariana Mata of Kiss a Cupcake, Nancy at Honey’s Cakes, and Betty of The Vintage Tea Room by Betty!

Tuesday Link Love

If you’ve checked out the Link Love page on my website, then you already know how much I love me some wedding blogs and I want to periodically and randomly start sharing with you some of the links that inspire me on any given day 🙂

This adorable card is giving me the warm fuzzies 🙂

{Oh So Beautiful Paper}

I want these lights in an awkwardly addictive way O_O

{Erin Ever After}

What a easy and beautiful diy centerpiece… so fresh and springy 🙂

{Elizabeth Anne Designs}

I want to create a space like this!


Such a simple way to spruce up an invitation suite…

{The Perpetual Party Planner}