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HOWDY, Y'ALL!
Welcome to the VSI newsletter. Here is where you will find monthly tips + tricks for photography and design, links to blog posts that you may have missed, updates on our upcoming events, giveaways, as well as personal updates from Kristi + Holly + Paige. We hope you enjoy!
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VSI is excited to offer videography collections for the 2018 wedding season. 
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What to wear for your engagement session!

It’s always a little intimidating to have your picture taken.... even if it’s just a photo on an iPhone that is taken by a friend, we still want to look nice, make sure nothing is in our teeth and that our hair is behaving!  We realize that preparing for your engagement session can be a little overwhelming.  Here are some tips for outfits and accessories that will make the e-shoot preparation a little more manageable.

- Don’t try to MATCH... try to pick outfits and accessories that coordinate instead.  If everyone wore the same exact color at their e-shoot, how boring would those images be?  

-  Don’t be afraid to be BOLD!  Accessorize and make your outfits your own. Scarves, bold necklaces and fun shoes are always welcomed!

-  MOST PATTERNS are actually ok.... however; graphics are not favorable for portraits.  If you’re wearing a pattern, make sure it’s not overwhelming and distracting.

-  Be sure to check out our Pinterest boards for more outfit inspiration if you’re having trouble.

-  Empty your pockets! Literally.  You don’t want to have keychains or phones showing through your pockets. (This is for the guys especially!)

 -  Most often, couples like to have one casual, everyday outfit and then one outfit that is dressier. This will give your shoot two totally different “looks”.  We recommend beginning with the dressy outfit first.

-  Make sure you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing. And ladies, if the top is super low cut, that will limit the number of angles we can shoot from. 

-  BE ON TIME!  The sun is only out for so long! The later you arrive, the less time we have to shoot... and nobody wants that.

-  Clean the ring! We love to shoot a few rings shots while you change outfits!  The cleaner, the better.

-  Relax! You don’t have to be a pro at this! We are going to help you along the way and it’s going to be a blast! Enjoy this time together and make a date out of it. Plan dinner afterward and celebrate!! 


 

Any good craft needs a toolbox. If you’re a designer, your toolbox is style, which unfortunately you can’t put into organized drawers. This graphic, however, lays out your basic tools as a designer.

The image, courtesy of Creative Market, demonstrates design elements like lines, texture, dominance, balance and more. Each one comes with a general tip on how to use each element. It’s not a full education on each one, but it can give you a starting point if you’re just starting to learn, as well as a refresher later. -Kristi


 




 
 
This wedding season has been HOT!  If you follow me on Facebook, you saw that we recently announced we are pregnant! Kern baby 2 will be due Jan 6th, 2019!

Just like my last pregnancy, nausea has been quite rough. None the less, we are excited to have our family expand and it will all be worth it in the end. Until then, I am concentrating on staying hydrated, staying cool when I can, and resting as much as possible.

We are still planning to stick with the 
glamp life even though we are adding another. I am always on the lookout for space-saving options for newborns, so if you happen to have any amazing baby products that have worked well for you, are super compact, or fold up when not in use, I would love to hear about them!



 
-Kristi
VISIT DESIGN + BRANDING PORTFOLIO
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Summertime and the livin’ is…Really crazy so please don’t be mad if I can’t make it to your birthday party.

This summer is really busy and the weather is heating up! Lately, Kristi and I have been tag-teaming some really warm weddings, but we have had brides that are absolute troopers. Even throughout the heat, we can feel that more Vitamin D is doing a TON for our moods here in the studio. More laughs, more good vibes, and more trips to the new shaved ice stand! Stone Cold Shaved Ice is our new fave in Gibson City.

August is right around the corner and I’m bracing for an overwhelming number of 
shoots between weddings, engagements, seniors, sports, and schools…I’m taking as many naps as I can right now to stock up for next month. That’s how it works, right?

Here’s to the busy season!

- Paige

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