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Be a Client for Life

— 04/16/2020 by Monika Wertman —

We want you as a Client for Life!!

 

While we have always had this option of purchasing a client for life membership, we only offered it when you booked your wedding with us.  Well, it is time to change that!!  So here it is, a chance to sign up for this exciting opportunity with an easy monthly installment plan.  As a client for life subscriber you receive first dibs at specials and subscriber only print and product exclusives.

Please see the photo below for the family CFL program and its two options of signing up for it.

client for life program

The other option within the program is designed for business branding clients.  Since our branding collections are all inclusive, the client for life program builds onto the collections to keep your brand updated on an annual basis while making it easy on your pocketbook.

client for life business

From now until April 30, 2020 you will receive a $35 print credit when you sign up for the family CFL program and 5 additional photos with the subscription to the branding CFL program as a Thank You for joining!

Please fill out the form below indicating which Client for Life subscription you would like to start, and yes, you can do both, and we will contact you to schedule a Skype consultation to answer any questions and to finish your registration.  We will also get you scheduled for your first session later this summer when we get to capture all of your precious moments again.  WE look forward to working with you on a regular basis and to ensure that all of your photography needs are met each and every year!

 

Calling all Class of 2020 Seniors

— 04/15/2020 by Monika Wertman —

Calling on all current Class of 2020 Seniors.

Please fill out the form below to participate!  We want to hear from you!

We want to create something special for you and need to know how you feel about the current situation, what makes you sad, what are you celebrating, what do you wish you could do?

All feelings are valid and any ideas you may have about what you may like to help you celebrate your senior accomplishments in a non-traditional way will be considered. Just contact us and dump your thoughts, wishes and ideas.

 

During the first week of May we will announce what we will do for you and draw a lucky winner from those of you who participated. You do not have to be a current client, but you will need to have participated through either our Facebook post, Instagram post or the form below.

Let’s celebrate you in new and unique ways!  We are here to help and want to hear from you!!!

 

 

Searching for Senior Reps: Class of 2021!

— 11/05/2019 by Monika Wertman —

We are looking for 4 outgoing, fun, active seniors to join our Senior Rep team!
If this sounds like you, we’d love for you to send in an application here!

Attention Class of 2021! Wertman Photography is looking for 4 Senior Reps to join the team!As a Senior Rep, you receive a Free Session, Referral Cards and Digital Codes, and SpecialInvitations to Promo Shoots. With your referrals and a great social media presence, you could earn free Graduation Cards, Gift Cards, Print Credit, and more! Things we like to see in applicants: Outgoing, Positive Attitude, Involved with School Activities, Comfortable in Front of a Camera, Exciting Social Media. If this sounds like you, ask us how to apply.

Thesis Work with Dancers

— 04/16/2018 by Monika Wertman —

Thesis Work with Dancers

pongee

As I am continuing to pursue my Masters degree in photography, I have entered the thesis zone.

 

I have been working with 4 young and talented young dancers for the last few months and as I gather more and more images that will eventually become a book about the life of dancers, exploring what it takes to be committed to this wonderful and challenging art form, I get to play with one of my favorite things of all time.  Dance.

prepping    resting

These were captured while I worked with the help of my wonderful parents to get the lights situated correctly behind the scrim.

In this latest shoot with 3 of my 4 dancers at the Maryland Theatre, we played with silhouettes (my 4th dancer had just had a change in schedule and could not join us that day, but luckily she is back to having that week day open again).

jumps

We all had fun. i always give these athletes and artists a chance to be creative with me and try new things, and give me their ideas.

on pointe      on pointe

It makes for a more interactive and fun shoot and the images always show that.

Then there are a few shots of jumps, and poses.

shadows

We also played with shadows which required me to climb into the rafters along the side of the stage.

And lastly and shot from above for the shadow, but creating a dilemma for me as I am not sure if I like the black and white version better or the soft color.

  

To continue to follow this story unfold, make sure to check non on our Facebook page

Indian Wedding Shoot

— 02/17/2017 by Monika Wertman —

In October it was suggested to us to participate in a styled wedding shoot, Indian style.  Several venues were bounced around and after a while it was settled that the Kamran Center close to Frederick would be the place to do this.

kamran center, indian wedding

We worked with three models, one male and two females, one of which we worked with before.  It was fun to experience the differences in wedding attire and to see first hand how long it takes to get wrapped into a Sari.

indian bride

While the guys are much more comfortable and it seems carefree in their wedding attire in the Indian tradition, the girls have it much harder, as the Sari tends to slip off the shoulder when they move and restrict they way they can walk etc.

indian couple

I can not even imagine dancing in one.

indian bride

After this experience I will forever appreciate the ease in which a western bride gets into her gown and can move pretty freely depending on the style she chose.

indian couple

All in all this was an interesting experience and we did get some great shots from our great models.  Both ladies are gorgeous and witnessing them being transformed into fairy tale creatures was fun.

indian bride

We are currently organizing a western wedding shoot for March, again working with JB Bridals and if you are interested in participating in that, please read last week’s model call posted here.

indian bride

indian bride

Model Call

— 02/03/2017 by Monika Wertman —

Model Call for Bridal Shoot

We need two female and two male models for a stylized bridal shoot. The shoot will take place at the Chambersburg Country Club on Tuesday, March 21 2017.

bride , groom and best man

2 clothing changes (Gowns and tuxes provided by JB Bridal), hair and make-up services (Bella Salon and Spa) provided. All work is for trade and each vendor is participating to receive images and new promotional material. Trade for models will be fully edited portfolio images from the day of shooting.

Female models need to be 5’8″ to 5’9″ and need to bring heels with them, either white, cream or silver evening shoes to match the gowns. size 8-10 wedding gowns need to fit, which translates to regular dress sizes of 6-10. I am looking for hour glass models. We want these images to look real, yet fantastic.

Male models should be a size 40 regular with an inseam of 34.

bride in archway

Please contact us no later than February 28 to be considered for the opportunity.

We will schedule a fitting at JB Bridals in Chambersburg during the week about 1 week prior to the shoot.  Hair and makeup will likely start at 9 am and shooting will start at 10:30am. Please plan on a 4-6 hour day. Only serious, committed models need apply and we will meet in person before the fitting day.

This will be fun day creating amazing images while we showcase the newly renovated country club and play with new ideas.

wertman photography wedding bride and groom

Please contact the studio directly through email if you are interested: info@wertmanphotography.net

two brides

 

What to ask when you interview Wedding Photographers

— 01/31/2017 by Monika Wertman —

What questions should you ask when you interview a wedding photographer?

couple car to back nuzzling

This week we will focus on what you should look for in a studio while you are looking at who will be the best fit for you.

Whether you found the list of photographers in front of you through a Google search, a bridal show or recommendations from friends, look over the studio’s website before you call to see if you like their style.

If you do, reach out to them either through email or a phone call and set up an appointment to talk to them. Whether they list a starting cost or not, whether the starting cost seems outside of your budget or not, set up an appointment. You never know what they include in their price until you talk to them, and you may be surprised to find that they include it all, making the cost a practical one.

When you meet with them, make sure that you and your fiancé both go if at all possible.

When meeting with a wedding photographer, pay attention to the following:

Is the photographer you are meeting with friendly and approachable?

 

If you meet them at their studio, what does the artwork hanging on the walls look like? Studios hang their best work on their walls.

 

Is the person you are meeting with at least one of the photography team or a sales person?

 

Do they listen to you and ask you questions, or do they launch right into the sales pitch.

 

What do they include in their price? Is it just a few hours and a CD, or are products such as an album included?

 

Do they shoot alone or do they use a team? If they use a team, do they charge extra for the second shooter?

 

Do they offer to help you plan your wedding day and work with your vendors, or will you sign with them and not see them until your wedding day?

 

Are they pushy and demand you sign now or you will loose them, or do they give you time to think?

first look with door in between

 

Feel free to take this list with you to help you remember what to look for when talking to photography studios.

 

In our next email, we will give you some tips on what questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line.

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