FAQ : Destination Wedding Photography + Metering

fter speaking to a few attendees from The Workshop a couple days ago, they offered so much encouragement in regard to FAQ Posts. For a long while, I felt stupid even posting them...I mean, who am I to offer my opinion on anything?! With the exception of celebrity gossip, I'm hardly an expert on anything, but because of their support, I'm refreshed to post a few of blog reader questions and my responses. For those of you who appreciate these posts, I appreciate you back. Fo real.

Josette asked:
I have been shooting weddings for a few years now and I'm ready to take the leap and do Destination Weddings. I thought you would be a great person to get a few pointers from to get me started.

Destination weddings are a unique element to wedding photography. I know there are certain photographers who aim specifically for this type of client, so I'm sure they'd have much more valuable insight than I. What I can tell you about destination weddings is that they've been an organic growth for my business.
I'm proud to say I'm a destination wedding photographer, but this has come with a lot of trust from my amazing clients. My first year of business was spent focusing on local clients and taking the best care of them I possibly could. As they sent their wedding slideshows to their college friends, co-workers, and family outside of California, my name started spreading. Soon enough, there were brides from around the United States asking me to document their weddings. I was (and still am!) blown away by this.
I don't think I have pointers, per say, but I can encourage you to take care of your local clients, blog about these weddings and include slideshows, and everything will fall into place.

Wendy asked:
As for advertising& where should I put my money? I know that website optimization is important, but what about magazines? And what else is out there? What other options do I have? How do I get noticed? I mean& where should I put my focus and attention?... my money?

Well, I have to say you're lucky to have money to invest! :) When I first started, I didn't have any money. Seriously. I just left law school and spent whatever money I had on my wedding. I can't tell you where to invest money because it'd be quite different than what I did. I never advertised, so I'm not a huge proponent of doing so. If I was in your shoes, I'd spend money on building a brand, not an ad. I'd hire a designer to build me a custom Showit website, a designer to create an awesome logo, and create a slick blog. From this point, I'd blog about who I was as a person, not as a photographer. I mean, yes, I'd blog photos, but everyone is blogging just photos. What would make you stand out from the rest? YOU! Focus on becoming a better photographer and person, and you'll soon realize you won't need to do adveritsing...your blog readers will do it for you.
Sidenote: I know there are some people reading this and rolling their eyes because they assume I'm talking about the current state of my blog. No, in fact, I'm talking about my old blog...the old blog that was read by, like, THREE people a day. Those people--random girls reading my blog at work...stay at home mothers who read my students who were bored in class--were the very people who referred people my way. This is applicable to anyone and everyone! :)

Kristin asked:
I was wondering how you use your focus points while you're shooting, especially during a wedding when things can be fast paced. Do you use back-button AF? Or do you switch the focus point around? And do you mainly use the One Shot or AI Servo focusing mode?

Great question! I use back-button focus, and I switch the focal points around. I'm always setting my rotated focal point on the subject's eye and I have my camera set to One Shot focusing mode.

Jess asked:
Question, do you use a light meter? Finding good light and getting away from soft pictures is something I am struggling with. Can you advise?

I get asked this question a lot! I also get asked what type of metering I prefer. To be honest--and this is going to sound quite lame--I just use the screen on the back of my camera. Seriously. I've trained myself to know what I want my pictures to look like based on the image I see on the back of my camera. Upon purchase, my camera was set to Evaluative Metering and I haven't changed it since, but I strictly use the back of my camera. :)

And because blog posts are always better with a's a sneak peek....

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alex - i totally get that you meter for the skin but how u get very close to the subject and back up after getting the reading or what? u r freaking awesome for sharing all this info with everyone! i am very grateful ;) and, OF COURSE, your images are beautiful!  03.23.10 - 3:45pm
Kim Cleaton - Just wanted to say thanks for including the question on focusing ... I've been trying to find something that works like back-button AF but didn't know what it was called (yeah, the age old not looking at EVERY single setting on the camera!) Anyway, after recovering from that embarrassment I have been playing with it, and it's superb, no wonder you use it. So thanks! And as always, loving your work!   11.27.09 - 6:53am
arielle joy - LOVE the sneak peek! Gorgeous!!  11.24.09 - 5:55am
Shayla - As always Jasmine...THANKS FOR THE ADVICE!!  11.23.09 - 11:10am
Ashley - Thanks so much for being willing to share your knowledge. :)  11.23.09 - 6:36am
Jonni - Jasmine, You just don't know how very helpful these posts are. You are so awesome to share so much. Hope you, JD & Polo have a Happy Thanksgiving. :) Hugs, Jonni  11.21.09 - 6:03pm
Barb Cameron - Thanks for your help with destination weddings. Between you and Jerry Ghionis, I have impoved so much!  11.21.09 - 5:25pm
Megan Hayes - Love FAQ posts. Thanks for sharing!  11.21.09 - 4:48pm
Leyla - I love and appreciate your honesty & openness! Thank you for all the advice and the tips! xoxo  11.21.09 - 12:47pm
Life with Kaishon - I love how open you are! And how honest. And how simple. I learn so much coming to visit here. You make me very, very thankful!  11.20.09 - 1:20pm
Corinna Hoffman - Yay, thanks for this lovely FAQ post!! I've been contemplating whether to use AI Servo or One Shot.. been shooting in AI Servo.. but I might just try out One Shot now :)   11.20.09 - 9:24am
LD - I love that your Workshoppers got you psyched about FAQ posts again, because you have no idea how much we appreciate them! Clearly I am speaking for the entire internet here but I'm sure I'll have lots of backup :) I just had a question and it may sound uber stupid, but what do you mean by "back-button" AF? I have a 5D (which I think you used to have right?) and I keep it on AF all the time, but haven't been rotating the AF like you suggested. Do you always have your thumb on the back of the camera if you're rotating the focal point that much?  11.20.09 - 9:14am
Sara - Jasmine, thanks again for another great FAQ post. This one was particularly special to me as for a good couple weeks I tore myself up swearing up and down that "I must be' using the wrong metering mode on my camera (evaluative). All the forums I read swore up and down that "spot" was the way to go. I couldnt understand why people wouldn't want to trust the beauty of what the engineers at Canon designed to be what is evaluative metering (especially being an engineer myself. ;) ) Nice to know someone who pretty much makes some of the most awesome photos I've ever seen use the same as me :)  11.20.09 - 7:48am
Kyle Richter - J*, I couldn't agree with you more about the advertising answer!! I am a designer first and I can tell you that an awesome brand goes so much further than a paid for ad anyday!!! Cheers. Kyle of s28  11.20.09 - 7:42am
vilma deckena - Please contiue posting the FAQ! I learn so much from it and I feel it has helped me out alot. Thank you for everything :)  11.20.09 - 7:35am
Emily Beaty - Love your FAQ posts, and I LOVE that image. Beautiful.  11.20.09 - 6:51am
Bobbie Brown - Okay, I've said it before but I'll say it again....... I LOVE YOUR FAQ POSTS! Seriously, Thanks! I especially loved hearing how you 'meter' I too look at the back of my camera and have often wondered if there was a better way or how J* does it? haha! XoXo  11.20.09 - 5:27am
Jess - Thank you Jasmine, you're a gem. I'll keep this in mind!  11.19.09 - 9:26pm
Briana Moore - I LOVE that you do FAQ. It is so rare that people share that way, and it speaks so much to your character. Is that Ashley Rose, who also does photography?  11.19.09 - 6:08pm
Tasha - You totally rock Jasmine. Keep posting your FAQs you really bring it to a level that we all can understand! Keep rockin!  11.19.09 - 4:59pm
Lukas VanDyke - I LOVE posts like these, they're always helpful in areas I have questions and affirming in areas I already practice! Awesome! I wasn't going to read this post at first but the photo was just so amazing I stopped and took the time and now I am glad I did. =) Thanks!   11.19.09 - 4:20pm
Natasha Najand - J* I looove your FAQ posts. I'm obsessed with them, actually. I was wondering which back-button focus option you use? There are so many to pick from. Which one do you prefer?  11.19.09 - 2:28pm
kristin partin - this photo makes me very excited to see the rest. i agree with post below, thanks for being so involved in other photographers lives. it means the world to us, really. ps-i will update you on the melissa sweet dress after our wedding. the anticipation is killing you right?! :)  11.19.09 - 1:06pm
Mara - I love your FAQ posts - so helpful!  11.19.09 - 12:45pm
Emily Faulknor - Jasmine, I love how helpful you are to anyone who asks you. Thank you for always being willing to share your knowledge and experience. You are awesome and so very much appreciated!   11.19.09 - 12:42pm
Melanie - Thank you to those individuals who encouraged you to post in FAQ!!! I love your insights and appreciate your openess with other. Please keep it coming!!!  11.19.09 - 11:50am
Candace Prokopets - Thanks for the info. We all love learning from you. Cannot wait to see more from this shoot. Look at that necklace and that smile! Gorgeous!   11.19.09 - 11:24am
Angelle Missios - Thank you so very much for the humility in which you approach helping others! I love your FAQ posts, and hope you never stop writing them!   11.19.09 - 11:13am
DeAnna - THANK YOU so much for taking the time to do these FAQ! They really are helpful!!  11.19.09 - 11:01am
Bob - Wow, that teaser picture just rocks! There so much emotion in the shot, especially her face. Greatly composed and captured!   11.19.09 - 10:59am
ashley - I LOVE the FAQ posts! They're some of my favorites because they're so helpful. But I love the photo posts as well, and all your commentary. Ha, I just went through the comments and realized I'm saying the exact same thing as everyone else : ) Guess that's because it's true!  11.19.09 - 10:18am
sarah j. - This just helped me a ton! Thank YOU!!!  11.19.09 - 9:36am
Tina dela Rosa - Thanks for the tips! Beautiful portrait!  11.19.09 - 9:17am
CMARX - Expand on how you meter for the skin of your subject, you always say it, but can you expand on it.  11.19.09 - 8:27am
Detrick Branston - J* you are the bomb diggity! you are good at what you do and that more than enough qualifies you to offer advice. keep up the excellent work!  11.19.09 - 8:24am
Katie Denise - I always love your FAQ posts. They are not only informative, but so encouraging as well. Thanks for another great one.   11.19.09 - 7:49am
Keshia - I love your FAQ post (although I don't comment very often). They provide direction and confirmation, letting me know what I am doing right and what I could be doing. Thanks for being so awesome and honest.  11.19.09 - 7:35am
simply modern weddings - this is a super cute pic!   11.19.09 - 7:16am
Kia Gregory - Um, you are awesome. This bride is gorgeous and I totally believe in your way of advertising. Getting those blog readers to spread the love around is amazing! WONDERFUL TO MEET YOU LAST NIGHT!  11.19.09 - 6:41am
Cory Hydar - I'd say the 100+ comments above me said it all. Bam! So glad I am not the only one who chooses focal points. I guess I am going to cut down on advertising and do more for my website.  11.19.09 - 6:41am
Wendy - Thank you for addressing my question on your blog. I appreciate your response, and I think you are right. I definitely need to start with branding!  11.19.09 - 6:00am
charlotte elizabeth - jasmine, i LOVE your faq posts! you are a teacher to all of us and we are truly grateful! thank you, thank you, thank you!   11.19.09 - 5:57am
Ash McSorley - Great helpful points Jasmine! What was this photo taken with? 5d2 with 50 1.2? Thanks  11.19.09 - 5:42am
Renee Descoutures - You are such a talented photographer and artist! I always enjoys your blog posts and your images blow me away.  11.19.09 - 5:17am
Therese Beth Photography - Love, love, love your FAQ posts. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience. Keep them coming, Jasmine!  11.19.09 - 4:59am
Stephanie Stewart - Thank you so much for this FAQ post, I really always do learn from them! And gorrrrrgeous image, can't wait to see this post!!!  11.19.09 - 4:24am
Amelie - Jasmine, thank you for you FAQ posts !!!! (actually, thank you for all your posts ;-) Also wanted to thank Susan D for pointing to the back-button AF article on the Canon site !  11.19.09 - 4:15am
Danny Fowler - Thoroughly enjoyed reading your articles. Fantastic image as well. So natural.  11.19.09 - 1:29am
Tim May - Simply spiffing!! (thought i would bring in some good old britishness to the comments, because we all use words like spiffing all the time!?) Thanks for blogging!  11.19.09 - 12:46am
Lauren Walker - awesome, love reading your FAQ's! looking forward to your workshop in Sydney in Jan!  11.18.09 - 10:54pm
JP - the bride is rockin' her accessories!  11.18.09 - 10:45pm
Larry Green - That lovely, lovely bride in bright clear focus with the gentleman, big and blurry, complimenting her image is wonderful  11.18.09 - 9:59pm
Anouschka - More great info, thank you!!  11.18.09 - 9:28pm
Kyle - it J*! You are sooooooooooo right on about the blog thing. My entire business started accidentally based on a personal blog with like one picture posted every three months just for fun.   11.18.09 - 9:09pm
Rachel Fesko - Your FAQ posts are my favorite. Thanks for being the kind of photographer that doesn't hoard info. I follow your blog everyday from NC - and I've hired your designer for my new blog. Thanks for being an inspiration.  11.18.09 - 9:07pm
brooke bowland - thank you for always sharing your knowledge, i love it. i am so grateful that photographers like yourself exist. i dont know where i would be otherwise. oh and the image...simply beautiful.  11.18.09 - 8:20pm
Kristin Hartness - Jasmine~ I love your FAQ posts! Thanks for being willing to pass your knowledge along!  11.18.09 - 8:16pm
Susan D - Meg, here is a really good link for Canon users on back-button AF Love the FAQ! So AWESOME to learn you shoot just by looking at the back of the camera (and I take it you don't mean the histogram, just the display) and get the stunning results you do! Love it when someone 'breaks the rules' and wins. Yay!  11.18.09 - 8:04pm
Lisa H. Chang - I second everybody else in saying I love love love your FAQs! I'd say they're my favorite kind of post ~ or a close tie with weddings. PLEASE keep them coming!  11.18.09 - 7:59pm
Feuza - I heart FAQ posts! love the focusing and advertising questions! thank you so much  11.18.09 - 7:57pm
Coriann - I am not a photographer and don't know anything about photography and I still read this FAQ post...wait now I feel lame.  11.18.09 - 7:21pm
Christine Pobke - Love this shot and love this post! I always look forward to your FAQ posts!!!! :) You can bet your butt I'll have a list of Qs for you when you come here in a few short weeks! :)  11.18.09 - 7:19pm
Nicole Benitez - FAQ's Rock!! Thank you for always being willing to share.   11.18.09 - 7:15pm
Kirstin rose - I LOVE your FAQ posts! Since I just started following you a little while ago, I haven't been able to read all the advice I want to, :( but I plan on reading every singe one I can! Thank you SO much for doing this! I wish you could write a book. =D I would buy it!   11.18.09 - 7:04pm
cassandra m - ooohhh that Ashley is one gorgeous girlie. I can't wait to get my images downloaded. And a big high five for the FAQ! It still helps me and I've read them all. =:)  11.18.09 - 6:41pm
Brianna - Jasmine, I love love love your blog, especially your FAQ posts. This summer I spent so much time learning as much as I could about photography to improve my pictures and portfolio. Your FAQ has helped me more than you will ever know. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer the questions people send your way and be willing to share the knowledge you've acquired. Furthermore, I'm lovin the accessories this bride is rockin!   11.18.09 - 6:40pm
Nichole - Thanks Jasmine! Your awesome... : )  11.18.09 - 6:34pm
amanda thiessen - LOVE FAQ!!! :D  11.18.09 - 6:29pm
Molly W. - I SO appreciate your FAQ posts, please don't ever stop!  11.18.09 - 6:01pm
Melissa S. - Yeeeeesssss!! Someone else who moves their focal points around. My husband keeps his in the center and uses Focus and Exposure Lock to compose. I move mine around, and he has told me for years that I'm totally weird for doing it. I had to show him your post tonight to prove that I'm not the only one!! Thank you!  11.18.09 - 5:46pm
Brian Fletcher - Great tips as always, Jasmine...and that is a great shot. The skin tones are perfect!  11.18.09 - 5:34pm
alex.kruk photography - Jasmine ! Your FAQ posts are so great ! You change the way I take pictures and only thanks to you my pictures are better and I am in control of what I am doing. I read many books but I have never got answers I needed. Just because of YOUR help I taught myself how to use Evaluative Metering and work only with my camera set on manual. Thank you so so much for all your help ! I think you should write a book about photography since nobody else explains things better than you !!  11.18.09 - 5:16pm
Morgan - love your 1.2 :) I had so much fun! Thanks for being so fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!  11.18.09 - 5:12pm
Vicki - I agree, I am always a little sad to get to the end of your faq posts....I want more!  11.18.09 - 5:10pm
jenny - oh my gosh, it's so cute ! Can't wait to see the workshop images ! love her hairpiece and hair style !  11.18.09 - 5:08pm
claudia @ Fabuluxe Photos - I have to say... I love your FAQ post, your honest answers make me laughs & learn at the same time ;)   11.18.09 - 4:41pm
Erin Elizabeth - I love reading your FAQ posts, even if some of the information doesn't necessarily apply to me. I don't have a personal mentor, or anyone else to learn from directly, so hearing that a Professional Photographer (you) has made is so far is using a particular technique is somewhat reassuring. Thank you for putting the information out there for us! :)  11.18.09 - 3:55pm
ajira - O.M.G. I love this sneak peak. The FAQ is tremendously useful- thanks so much for sharing your experiences with us. That image though- seriously sick. LOVE IT! CanNOT wait to see the rest of the shoot.  11.18.09 - 3:48pm
s h e r r y - I love your FAQ posts! Thanks, Jasmine. Can't wait the full post on the sneak preview! <3  11.18.09 - 3:17pm
kim james - thank you for your generousity in the sharing really!!! I have like 2 people a day read my blog...maybe. But you gave me hope today. I will keep on it. Thank you  11.18.09 - 2:10pm
Jenn Stark - Hi Jasmine, your FAQ posts are wicked, I'm just sayin......a lot of people would definitely miss them, myself included! Thanks for sharing, I always love reading them...   11.18.09 - 2:09pm
Mike Mccann - Lovely depth of field really makes this photograph!  11.18.09 - 2:06pm
Amber Katrina - Please keep doing your FAQ posts - they are so helpful and inspiring. This post couldn't have come at a better time. I have recently been reflecting on how to make my blog better and I have decided it needs to be more personal. I have come to the same conclusion you said that "everyone is blogging just photos" and I need to be more real and put myself out there. This is what I love about your blog and what keeps me coming back all the time. I hope to make my blog even just a fraction as good as yours. :)  11.18.09 - 1:26pm
sharla - I love your FAQ posts! You are a an amazing photographer and I LOVE learning from you:)  11.18.09 - 1:15pm
Emi@1314 - thank you for the insight. I'm fairly new to this and I don't have much money to advertise, hopefully things will get better later :-)  11.18.09 - 1:08pm
Ciara - Jasmine, I have been following your blog for months now and I just LOVE you! And your work! You are such an inspiration and I'm so grateful you are sharing your talent with us all. Your gorgeous, have an adorable dog and the best second shooter out there, and you are nothing short of amazing!   11.18.09 - 1:08pm
Narrelle - Just had to say that I ADORE this sneak peek. How gorgeous is she?! And thanks, as always, for your candid honest answers, and your willingness to share. :)  11.18.09 - 12:38pm
kristin - yay my question made it in! i'm famous. :) thanks so much jasmine!  11.18.09 - 12:35pm
Tricia - I have to admit, I get super pumped when I see your FAQ posts! You're so honest and up front it's refreshing-from a photographer's standpoint as well as just a fellow person. I learn mostly from visualizing and experimenting; following your blog continuously gives me hope for the future of my business. Keep up the awesome work!!!   11.18.09 - 12:14pm
Jonathan - I really enjoy your FAQs. I also like to try and dissect your photos to figure out exactly how you created certain images. Love your work; it's an inspiration!  11.18.09 - 12:05pm
Jamie - I believe that has to be one of my favorite photos yet! You have wicked skillz!!   11.18.09 - 12:01pm
Michelle O - And yes, I just did my happy dance when I saw FAQ! LOVE the shot of A.&.J! xxxx  11.18.09 - 12:00pm
Karen R. - Reading this a) confirmed that there are some things I thought I **should** be doing, and b) made me feel great that there are some of those are things you are doing that I **am** already doing (so nice to have that reiteration... WHEW!!). As for blogging and letting your own voice come through, that is definitely a huge asset. At both David Jay & Sarah Petty/The Waldens seminars I've been to in the last year, they all made an excellent point: if someone has contacted you that has already seen your blog/website... that means they already like/love your pictures and elements about you. Now, you just have to sell them on YOU live and in person, and that's all about making it personal. I agree with investing time in yourself with a strong sense of branding, and not necessarily fiscally. Thanks, Jasmine, as always for sharing! We appreciate it... you set a fantastic standard for the rest of us to aspire to. And, it creates a "pay-it-forward" sense of a "body in motion" sense of kinetics, to keep the good karma going... and going... ;-)  11.18.09 - 11:53am
michelle sidles - You're fab! :)  11.18.09 - 11:53am
StacyZ - Jasmine I emailed you from the old blog...I always thought of it as the black background blog LOL you were kind to my email then and a generous soul was never so apparent over just typed words. I was that stay at home mom at that time who loved you and loved where you were growing. Thank you for all you do.   11.18.09 - 11:47am
Kare - Great teaser, J - and great FAQ's. I always love them. For those of you wondering about backbutton focusing, here's a great link explaining the how and why...  11.18.09 - 11:46am
J.P. - Just wanted to throw in my two cents that I, too, love the F.A.Q. posts. Of course, I love the posts with images, too, so I pretty much just love the blog.   11.18.09 - 11:43am
Basia - I always wait for your FAQ, I absolutely love them, and it is ridicules how much knowledge or even reassurance I get! Thank YOU thousand times. PS In love with this photo!  11.18.09 - 11:40am
Nicole Glenn - Are you kidding? I saw the title and thought, oh how I love her. I can't say this enough...THANK YOU! For sharing your knowledge AND heart. :) Can't wait to see The Workshop images!  11.18.09 - 11:39am
Melissa - Puh-lease keep the FAQ posts coming - the questions posed are always something I was thinking about, and it's fantastic to hear your answers. Thank you!!!  11.18.09 - 11:18am
Marissa Rodriguez - Thank you foryou FAQ posts! I CANNOT wait to see the rest of these photos! Ashley is beautiful and such a talented photographer, love her!   11.18.09 - 11:13am
Michael Chansley - Lots of helpful hints. Thanks!  11.18.09 - 11:11am
Chris c.` - Love these FAQ! Thanks for sharing!  11.18.09 - 11:10am
joan.solitario - p.s. THAT TEASER is such a TEASER! I can't wait to see the rest!  11.18.09 - 11:08am
joan.solitario - jasmine has helped me so much! she is so right about having a slideshow! the first time i read that advice from her on an article, i did it right away. since then, it's one of the things that my clients look forward to seeing. THANKS SO MUCH JASMINE! :o)  11.18.09 - 11:07am
Christine - Awesome FAQ! I love these posts so definitely keep them coming. There are lots of us that find them helpful :) Such a beautiful photo!!  11.18.09 - 10:58am
Alecia Lauren - Thanks for the FAQ"s!!! Love the image!!  11.18.09 - 10:55am
Meg - What the heck is back button focusing? I'm not afraid to admit my ignorance! ;)  11.18.09 - 10:54am
Ravyn Stadick - I think these FAQ are great!! Love the tips. Can't wait to see the rest of these photos ... the 'teaser' is beautiful.   11.18.09 - 10:50am
Gladys - Keep these FAQ's coming Jasmine. WE LOVE IT!  11.18.09 - 10:47am
Liz Kausteklis - I "heart" your FAQ's and I always learn something from them!!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us :)   11.18.09 - 10:44am
Diandra - KILLER photo! I can't WAIT to see the rest! And as always, great answers! Love them! And YOU!  11.18.09 - 10:42am
Cassie - OH MY GOODNESS that girl is absolutely stunning! So jealous!  11.18.09 - 10:39am
Alec Sukoski - Thanks! I love the FAQs. They are my favorite parts of the blog. Appreciate it.  11.18.09 - 10:30am
SNS - I loved this post. I love how you built a business off of being a great asset to your clients, being a good person, and trusting your instincts. People laugh at me when I say similar things, but I truly feel like these are the aspects people find most endearing and more important than pricing and so forth. Thanks!   11.18.09 - 10:21am
angel swanson - i cannot wait for the rest of the pics from that shoot -- how gorgeous is ashley??? and how amazing are her accessories? xo  11.18.09 - 10:19am
Kristen Steele - j* I absolutely LOVE these FAQ posts & I agree with your workshop attendees that you should continue to do them! If I want to ask you a question in the future, how do I do it?  11.18.09 - 10:18am
Sara - I completly agree, the pictures are always nice, but the personality is what keeps people connected. Following a blog is like a new friendship, I read blogs because I like to know how my 'friend' is doing and how they're growing. The pictures are gravy... really good gravy.   11.18.09 - 10:17am
KrisD Mauga - thanks for all the info-fab!  11.18.09 - 10:16am
Katelyn James - ahhh!! that sneak peek is ridiculous! I was so excited I started commenting in the "Your Name" box!   11.18.09 - 10:16am
Dawn Beirnes - dumb question....I have a canon 40d...what is the back-button focus? Do you shoot in manual all the time? I've just got pretty good at aperture priority (so far), but was wondering how you shoot in manual at weddings since you need to shoot fast alot of the time.  11.18.09 - 10:13am
Johanna Price - What a gorgeous bride!  11.18.09 - 10:12am
{lauryl} lane - I like your FAQs... I don't really understand them, but I still like them. ;-) And more pictures from the workshop, PLEASE!!!  11.18.09 - 10:11am
Ala @ The Modern Type - BAAAAH! I heart Ashley so much! Can't wait to see the images!  11.18.09 - 10:10am
michelle cunningham - i can answer so many questions about my camera but the metering thing has always had me stumped. gonna have to look into this evaluative metering thing.  11.18.09 - 10:08am
Ashley Rose - you lil tease you!!!!! =) eeeek love it! love you! love the post! im filled with alot of love right now :)   11.18.09 - 10:08am
Kim - love the sneak preview pic. I LOVE the crisp images you bring. SO PRETTY  11.18.09 - 9:50am
Michael - Excellent picture!!! I love this! can you provide any exif on this picture? As for metering, you dont switch between spot or evaluative or other metering modes?   11.18.09 - 9:47am
megmanionsilliker - always helpful. merci!  11.18.09 - 9:41am
Jennifer Brotchie - Yay! These are awesome... keep up the FAQ's and can't wait to meet you tonight. xoxo  11.18.09 - 9:35am