Thursday, July 18, 2013

Vendor Spostlight: Borrowed Blue Phtotography

Yesterday, was the most interesting day of my life because as a planner I do not like lateness.  I dropped my daughter and friends off to VBS and then was suppose to be off to my meeting.   I went to start the car and it showed that a door was open and so I went around to open and closed every door but the light would not go off. I then realized that my dashboard was not working at all which means I could not see if I was in drive, 1 or 2.  I had to put my vehicle into gear by feel.  I could not even tell how fast I was going on the beltway which was backup up (GEEZ).  I thought about cancelling my appointment but decided to go forward even if I was a few minutes late. I got lost with my GPS on the phone because I could not hear it for some reason.  I finally made it to my appointment and WOW!
I walked up to the door which Natalie answered and Jamie was behind her.  I knew who Natalie was and how many animals she had and who was Jamie and she had one dog.  I think it is very good to know about people especially when they put it into writing on their website for you to get a feel for who they really are as a person.  The ladies began to tell about how they meet, who long the had been in there location, how they had renovated the space.  The walls are beautifully decorated with their work.  They began to show the various albums and how their process for getting clients work.
They have this one photo album that was full of surprises because the pages were folded within themselves.  I joked that I was going to have to renew my vows with my husband just so I could have that photo album.  They loved the idea of me renewing my vows and so does our daughter so she can be the flower girl. It was my most favorite album out of all of them. I loved how when they took pictures that couples really did look like they were posing in some of the pictures.  They have this one pictures that they took with infrared and it looks like there is snow on the trees and ground (Awesome picture).
They gave me a tour of their studio which which used to be a shoe store and there were apartments upstairs.  It took them 2 years to renovate but boy it is a beautiful studio. The upstairs is for photo shots which they created a headboard which I want to take a picture in front of when I get my shots done.  I must tell you they are mid to high range (starting at $2,500)  in cost as photographers but they are worth the cost.  When you are rating what is most important to you and if photography is ranked very high than please contact Natalie and Jamie at Borrowed Blue Photography.  I am looking forward to working with these ladies in the coming months. Here is a link to there blog posts so you can get a sample of their work.
Bridal Corner
When you start looking at photographers make sure they are someone that you can connect with and their work gives you the feel you want to have for your photo album. There should be several questions that you ask a photographer when you set up an appointment .   These are pictures that you will have to share with you children and their children. Here are a few important questions that I thinking brides and grooms should ask photographers:
  • Do you have my date available?  Ask this over the phone so that you do waste their time or yours with an appointment.
  • How many years have you been a photographer?
  • How many photographers will be taking pictures at my wedding? How much more for a 2nd photographer?
  • How much of a deposit is required?
  • Do you have to pay traveling expense if your wedding is more than 100 or more miles from their location?
  • Can you set up a payment schedule? If you can pay them something every month than you do not feel so overwhelmed about money.
  • Do you shoot in digital or film format?
  • Do you shoot in color and black and white ?  If only color than how much more for black and white photos?
Donna Snyder is the owner and lead event manager at Simply Unique Parteaz  and wedding and event planning company in Maryland. She has a passion and desire for events and weddings. Planning events is like cooking a delicious for meal. When all of the ingredients come together, it is delicious. She is currently apart of new bridal event for couples which she is so extremely excited about being apart. She has been married for 16 years ot her husband Chris and they have one daughter.  She has discovered a love for cupcakes thanks to Jason and his team at La Cakerie in Towson.  She is an ice coffee ,  coffee lover mostly Starbucks.  She watches just about every wedding program on TV.  She is the first to cry in romantic movies. She loves people and it shows when you start talking to her. Being an event planner  is what she enjoys and loves to do!  Her planning website can be found at  and you can find her on Facebook at