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The DJ

By Robert Wermuth in wedding masterworks photography cincinnati photographer

Choosing a DJ is an important decision! Especially if you want your wedding reception to flow smoothly. Of course there are many many options and things to consider when making your decision. The first being what type of reception do you want? Do you want the big party where everybody is up dancing the night away? Or do you want a calmer atmosphere for conversation? You choice of DJ can make or break your reception. Sorry no pressure! Here are some things to think about when making your decision. 
First is personality! That is probably one of the most important factors. If your personalities don’t mesh then they are probably not the DJ for you. Make sure you meet with them!
Second is training! A DJ should know how to properly mix music so you do not have dead air. An on air DJ such as @Steve Bender or JD Hughes is a good choice. You know they know how to DJ! Both DJ for Cumulus Broadcasting. 
Last would be equipment. Of course it is what they do with this equipment that counts. But decent equipment is of course a must! Just like a photographer needs pro gear so should your DJ, you don’t want him running your reception off of an IPod.
Your DJ is your reception MC the Master Of Ceremonies, so to speak.  They will announce all of your events and make sure to keep your reception running smoothly. They will play the music that you want to keep the party going or the casual music for chatting. 
A DJ is a huge part of your reception!

This weeks tip!

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 Experience Matters!
 Would you trust a doctor who has not gone to medical school to practice on you?
Just because you have a toothbrush does that make you a dentist?
Your photographer should be experienced also. An experienced photographer can make the difference in how your whole wedding day goes. Knowing what to photograph and where to photograph is not something you need to be worrying about. Your photographer should know basic posing and lighting techniques, as well as what actual images to take. An experienced photographer will know which family photographs and group shots you will want, as well as making sure that there are plenty of gorgeous photographs of the two of you. You should not have to do any posing or arranging. An experienced photographer will also be able to help with the scheduling and planning of the day. They will know that certain photographs should be taken and how to interact with the church staff. 
An experienced photographer will have proper training. Continuing education is important to learn new techniques. There are numerous professional organizations devoted to professional photographers. WPPI and PPA are two to name a couple. These groups offer classes and seminars for photographers to learn their trade. Photography is a skill just like a doctor or a builder. And just like a bad doctor can cause problems so can an inexperienced photographer.  Make sure that your photographer has the experience and education to know how to cover your wedding properly.

Way cool!

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Just found this!
Being a huge fan of all of things google, mostly because, more often than not there FREE!
Oh and it all ties together perfectly.
Google has a set of tools for planning your wedding!
WOW check this out! now you can have your website, invitations, photos, and planning tools all in one place tied into your other google apps.

Tip of the Week

By Robert Wermuth in wedding masterworks photography wedding planning wedding tips cincinnati photographer

Our on going series to help you choose your wedding photographer. Last weeks tips can be found Here. This weeks tip is very important


Keep in mind that you will be spending your whole day with this person, so you should feel comfortable with them. You should actually like them. You want your photographer to mesh well with your family and friends, someone who can blend in. When you meet with photographers try to meet with who will be shooting your wedding. That way you can see how they will be on the wedding day.  Not every photographer will mesh with your personalities. So choose wisely!
You want someone who blends in so well with your guests and family that you don't even realize that they are there. 
You want to have a good time on your wedding day, so choose someone who is energetic and fun to be around. Who wants a killjoy at their wedding!