How to best capture your maternity beauty

The best time to capture yourself in a professional photo is when you are at your very best. Guess what - no matter how you feel, pregnancy is that time when you have the most natural feminine beauty, and it is a special time of huge expectation. Let Aris Affairs...

Using natural light for outdoor photos

Outdoor photography provides some of the most stunning settings. The right backdrop can take you to serene, exotic, or even mystical places without leaving your city. And the best part, a beautiful picture gives you a great story to tell your friends and family. With...

A Boudoir Photo Shoot is Not Just For The Ladies and Makes A Great Valentine Gift

In a recent survey, 82% think that “boudoir photography” is a great gift idea for a spouse/significant other for a wedding, anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift. Boudoir photography is not just for women, it’s also a great gift for the guys to...

Skip the mall, and have a photo session with Santa in November

Aris Affairs Photography suggests having your own photo session with Santa on November 10th and avoid waiting in line with the rest of the crowd at the mall! Yes, that’s right - Aris Affairs Photography, your local family photographer in Prescott, is holding...

Have Some Fun with a Mommy and Me Session

Moms, are you looking for something special to give your husband for Valentine’s Day? Aris Affairs Photography in Prescott suggests a Mommy & Me photo shoot. What better way for you and the kids to tell Dad that you love him than with a unique image of his...

Tips for great cake-cutting photos at your Prescott wedding

The wedding cake is an age-old tradition which symbolizes the first activity in which the newlyweds participate together. Aris Affairs Photography has some ideas for great cake-cutting photos at your Prescott wedding! Since the wedding cake is the central focus of the...

Something New!

This was something new(well at least for me).  This bride new exactly what she wanted.  I tell my brides, if you know what you want and are specific, your pictures will turn out much better.  We had a really fun time capturing this shot!  And so...

Valentine’s Day family photo shoot

Valentine’s Day evokes images of romance and love. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. It’s a great time to express how you feel about your loved ones...your family! And what better way to celebrate than to capture your loved ones in a...

Why you should have your next family photoshoot outside

Whether natural or artificial light, a skilled photographer can use any lighting condition to his or her advantage. A professional can produce beautiful photos no matter what lighting they use. However, most photographers will prefer a naturally lit scene if the...

Tips on where to take engagement photos

Unlike many wedding shoots that are traditionally very posed and more formal, engagement sessions offer couples more variety, opportunity, and fun. Prescott family photographer Aris Affairs Photography offers these helpful hints in making your engagement photo shoot a...

Tips on photographing people and their pets

Pets are members of the family! So when we think of a family photo, we don’t want to leave out our four-legged family members. Aris Affairs Photography, your family photographer in Prescott, offers tips on photographing people and their pets. Yes, our pets are...

Why you should have your next family photoshoot outside

Whether natural or artificial light, a skilled photographer can use any lighting condition to his or her advantage. A professional can produce beautiful photos no matter what lighting they use. However, most photographers will prefer a naturally lit scene if the...

Tips For Taking Pictures of Kids

Natural looking pictures of kids always bring smiles and memories. But often those pictures we want to take to capture a moment just don’t turn out the way we want them. Aris Affairs Photography, your professional family photographer in Prescott, would like to...

Tips for your multi-generation family photo session

Multi-generation family photos are a wonderful way to capture a very special moment. They are a unique way to view the passage of time in your family, as well as an opportunity to create a memory with children and their grandparents or great-grandparents. These photos...

DIY Saturday!

Do you need pictures but don't want to spend the time and or money paying someone?  Being a mother, I completely understand.  Here are a few things you can do to get some great pictures at home.  So get creative!  Take your camera...or your...

Tips for great pet photos

We photograph the people and places we love, so of course we photograph our pets! But taking an Instagram-worthy photo of a hyper animal can be difficult. They may not be avoiding the camera like people do, but they definitely aren’t posing for it either....

Oh Weddings

This past week we did two amazingly beautiful weddings! The first one was on Saturday (the day it rained and snowed sideways) but boy, it was a great celebration! The bride and groom took the weather as it was and made the absolute best of it. Since I'm new to the...

Why you shouldn’t choose the cheapest wedding photographer for your wedding

So your sister got married last year and they had a family member take their pictures because he only charged them $200. Unfortunately, there wasn’t  a single picture of the wedding that doesn’t look like just a snapshot. She can’t even look at...

Professional photographic images for your business website

No matter who your customer is or what type of business you have, high quality graphics for your website are a must. Aris Affairs Photography has some recommendations that will enhance your Prescott small business website. All images are not free. Images on the...

Mommy and Me photoshoots are perfect for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming, what a great time to have that special photo shoot with your little one(s) and create a special Mommy and me session. A Mommy and Me session can be so incredibly timeless and meaningful, and now is that time since Mother’s day is...

Leave Your Cell Phone at Home When Attending Weddings

Apr 4, 2018

For professional wedding photography contact Aris Affairs in Prescott ArizonaThe next time you are invited to a wedding, remember that you are a guest, invited by the bride and groom. Have you ever thought about the responsibilities of being a guest? What about all those cell phone snapshots people always take at a wedding, thinking they are helping the bride and groom capture the moment. Aris Affairs Photography would like share some thoughts for the next time you attend a Prescott wedding.

The bride and groom have probably hired a professional photographer to capture the moments of the wedding. They have invested in the photographer so that their guests don’t miss important parts of the wedding, like the first kiss, the antics of the flower girl, cake cutting, etc. They want their guests to share all the moments of the day with them, not be on the lookout for a snapshot.

And if you can’t resist taking those snapshots, have you ever considered that you may be ruining the picture the bride and groom hope to capture. While they are walking down the aisle, they really don’t want to see a dozen cell phones. When the photographer is trying to get the picture of the ring bearer and the flower girl, they really don’t want everyone trying to capture the shot and distracting the young ones.

And everyone thinks it’s great to share the wedding snapshots on social media, when in fact, that privilege should actually belong to the bride and groom. They have invested in their day and it should be up to them to share it.

While many brides and grooms fall short of asking their guests to leave their digital devices in the car, as a guest of the bride and groom why not show them your appreciation for being invited. Let the photographer take the pictures and just enjoy celebrating the day with the them. It’s actually more fun to attend the wedding in reality than on a 5-inch screen. So let the professionals do their job, and you do yours – enjoy the day live!

At Aris Affairs Photography we understand how important it is to the bride and groom to capture their perfect day. A professional photographer is skilled at preserving the moments of the day, without intruding on the festivities. If you are planning a Prescott wedding, consider requesting that your guests unplug for the day. If you are looking for someone who can turn life into art, please give us a call at Aris Affairs Photography, 928-642-4049.