Team Member Spotlight

This month’s team member spotlight is our first group spotlight.  I’d like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our photography and videography team. As you likely know from reading What’s New With Kramer, from this point on, instead of booking these talented artists through Kramer Events, their services will now only be available directly through their own businesses. They will be finishing all their booked events with us through next year and then the sky is the limit! 

Justin Jacobs is a seasoned professional photographer, but more importantly an awesome person and a dear friend.  Event world aside, he’s inspired me to be the best person and best leader for my team that I can be.  He’s an inspiration to everyone he touches and will be opening a Church in Nipomo.  He’ll be finishing out events with us through next year while also be taking new bookings through his long standing business Open Door Wedding Photography.

Nawal is a talented photographer with her own style.  Melissa and I have known her for years on a personal level, but only recently got a chance to see her on a business level.  She blew me away and is very sharp.  We are excited to see her hit her stride in the wedding and event world.  I think she could grow to be a top photographer in our area.  Keep your eye on her.  She will accomplish great things.  She’ll be reachable for new bookings under her business Nawal Kassir Photography and will be finishing all her events with us through next season.  
 
Jack Hutchinson has been in the events industry since I started and has been a huge part of this local community.  I’m very proud of his work career and his ability to adapt and recreate his brand and his style over the years.  I love that someone with so much experience is still able to grow and push themselves in their own craft.  It inspires me to push myself.   It’s been great having him on our team.  He will be taking bookings through his company Jack Hutchinson Videography for both events and corporate media. 
 
Jeremy has been a great videographer and second shooter for us over the last year.  He’s got a very creative style and can go far in the video world if he decides to keep pursuing it.  I’m stoked he came on board the team. 
 
I’d like to thank all of these artists for their time in partnering with us to give our clients an incredible wedding team.  If you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge fan and am excited to see them all pursue and achieve their goals.  You would be lucky to have these talented professionals on your wedding team.

 

Beau Kramer
Team Leader

The Importance of an Engagement Session

Why is an engagement session so important?

Having an engagement session with your Kramer Events Photographer prior to your wedding can make a big difference on your special day, and its something we highly recommend, here is why: 

  • It provides you with the perfect opportunity to get to know your photographer in a fun, stress-free environment and get comfortable with being in front of their lens. Engagement sessions are relaxed and playful so you and your partner get a chance to have your photos taken without the pressure of a timeline and expectations. You can explore poses, be silly, and share lots of laughs while you get a feel for how your photographer works. You have the opportunity to share with them any concerns or preferences you have when it comes to your photo being taken; and most importantly you begin to form a friendship with your photographer, who will be with you for the entirety of your wedding day. Building this trust ahead of time will allow you to truly relax on your big day and know that your photographer has got you covered! 

  • Not only does an engagement session provide a good opportunity for you to become well acquainted with your photographer, but it is also a great time to go over important wedding day information that your photographer will need to know in order to capture your special day most efficiently. For starters, your photographer will need to create their photography timeline for your wedding day and your input is paramount in this process; why not take the work out of it by creating it together over a coffee or delicious bite to eat? Your photographer has been behind the scenes on many weddings and is familiar with the way most venues and vendors work so they can provide you with valuable insight when it comes to planning your big day. They will also need to get a feel for what is most important to you when it comes to the documentation of your wedding. Do you want getting ready shots? A first look? Couple Photo’s at sunset? Family photos before the ceremony or after? Etc. Speaking of family photos, it is incredibly helpful for your photographer to have an understanding of your family dynamics on the day of the wedding so they can make this process as fun and stress-free as possible. 

“One of the coolest aspects of being a wedding photographer is getting the chance to be immersed in the culture of another family and witness the unique bonds they share with one another. It is important to me that my clients feel like I truly care about them and their guests, because I do! Having an engagement session with my couple ahead of time gives me the opportunity to create a family “shot list” and ask important questions about their friends and family so I feel as though I know the people I’m working with on the day of the wedding. This also makes the process of capturing family photos, which can be grueling if not executed correctly, much easier and even fun! People loosen up when you speak to them by name and show a genuine interest in who they are, and thats what I strive for with every wedding I shoot.” – Nawal Kassir 

  • Finally, an engagement shoot is an awesome excuse to get out and have fun with your fiancé while creating memories that will last a lifetime. As we’ve discussed in the past, the Central Coast is well known for its diversity in wildlife landscapes and beautiful cities; the possibilities are endless when it comes to planning an engagement shoot that will perfectly capture the lifestyle you and your partner enjoy together. Whether it be a casual stroll down the beach, a romantic trek into the forest, or a picnic amongst a field of flowers, you and your photographer can plan something that will suit your style perfectly. These photos not only become a cherished keepsake but can serve as unique and creative decor on the day of your wedding. Canvas prints and guestbooks come to mind, but the creative possibilities are endless. 

Photographing a wedding is more than a job, it is a very meaningful service; capturing memories that will mean the world to our clients for years to come. We want to be fully engaged in the process of getting to know our couples and their unique circumstances. An engagement session helps our photographers connect the dots, allowing them to capture your love story authentically in its entirety. 

Looking to book your engagement session? Click here for more information. 

Central Coast Weddings | Cambria Pines Lodge

Central Coast Weddings | Cambria Pines Lodge

Fatima & Matthew

When it comes to Central Coast Weddings, it doesn’t get much dreamier than the gardens at Cambria Pines Lodge where Fatima & Matthew Green said their “I-dos”  June 2018. Imagine this – its a warm summer day and your standing in an adorable little gazebo, surrounded by a beautiful floral landscape. There is a live harpist playing softly in the background and you can feel the ocean breeze across your face as you look on and see family members and friends with from all around the globe smiling in anticipation with you. Suddenly, from around the corner comes the love of your life, wearing the most elegant and beautiful dress you’ve ever laid eyes on, your heart skips a beat and you realize your exactly where you want to be in life. Read more

Photography | A Unique Perspective

Photography | A Unique Perspective

At Kramer Events we strive to give each of our clients the best experience possible on the day of their wedding or special event. For our photography division, this means capturing your day in a way that is authentic to who you are and creating images that are a genuine representation of you, the ones you love, and all the custom touches that went into creating your big day.

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