Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Another Winter Wedding

Igor and Elena came from Israel to Prague for their winter wedding because they wanted something a little different.  After a brief ceremony in a small town outside of Prague, we had the rest of the day to take advantage of some fresh snow which had just fallen overnight.

With winter weddings, it's always best to spend an equal amount of time indoors and outdoors--especially when temperatures are below freezing!  With the cooperation of the friendly staff at the Hotel Savoy, we made full use of their lovely facilities for the indoor portrait session.  Afterward, we headed out into the sparkling snow for some bright white wedding pictures. The trees were frosty and the open spaces of Vyšehrad were the perfect setting for some winter magic.
Of course whenever I photograph a wedding in winter, I take care to keep the couple warm and happy with occasional tea and coffee breaks.  Fortunately, Vyšehrad has a charming little restaurant on the grounds for us to have a warm up break.

We had fun walking around the non-touristy side of Prague.  Vyšehrad is one of my favorite spots year round for the perfect portrait shoot:  it is the original fortress settlement of Prague, and ruins from the last millennium dot the site, as well as buildings added over the centuries.  Heroic statues loom large over a massive expanse of park lanes and trees, all overlooked by the impressive Neo-Gothic church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To book your winter wedding photo session (wedding or pre-wedding engagement photography) in Prague, please contact me.

Friday, August 20, 2010

My Working Method: Fun!

The way a photographer works with you is as important as the quality of the photographs themselves.  I strive to make your photo shoot fun!  I am easy-going, flexible and professional.  I do not pose you in awkward, uncomfortable poses for hours.  Instead, I arrange scenes of beauty and harmony which allow you to relax and enjoy your photography.  I use a light touch when suggesting the best poses for portraits and I’m open to any suggestions you have.  Did you see a great shot in a magazine and you want to duplicate that?  No problem.  Are you new in town and have absolutely no idea where to get the best shots?  You can trust me to take you to the best locations and give you the best results you can imagine.

There are many things in my camera bag besides the gear.   Sensitivity:  a photographer needs to be sensitive to the client’s needs and wishes.  Humor:  a good sense of humor is a must; how else do you get natural smiles?  Experience:  the newest camera in town cannot beat a good eye and seasoned professional training.  I don’t buy a new camera every six months because it is a waste of money.  Camera technology is leveling off and more mega pixels won’t give you a better shot.  It’s the eye behind the camera itself.  But you can rest assured that I have all the tools necessary to get the job done and I upgrade my gear yearly.

On your wedding day I am unobtrusive and capture each moment of your special day with out getting in your way.  During your portrait shoot you will have fun and the time will fly faster than you can imagine.  I strive to make the best pictures you have ever seen and I want you to enjoy the process.  During the shoot I always ask if my clients are having fun.

And the answer is always an enthusiastic “YES!!!”

Please contact me to schedule your portrait session today!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Family Portraits in Prague

It was a lovely day in Prague when I photographed the Mycroft family in Kralovsky Letohradek last Saturday.  Taking natural, relaxed portraits in beautiful surroundings is one of my specialties and I was more than happy to work with this lovely family.  The children were quite young, but that didn't stop them from having fun playing and laughing with Mom and Dad.  Keeping the attention of small children is no easy task, but I am lucky that I have a way with children.  This makes the job that much more fun for everyone involved.  I'll just let the family's own words tell the rest of the story:

"Craig recently did a photo session with my family (me, husband and our 11month old twins). He was great, really friendly and personable. He kept our twins entertained for the whole 3 hours. He is professional and reliable. He got the photos to us the same day. What can I say about the photographs....amazing! He took over 200 and there are just too many to choose from. He captured our twins personalities perfectly - they are truly wonderful. I couldn't be happier. I will be using him again when our twins are older and I will be passing his name onto any friends who want photos taken of their children."

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For more information on family portraits in Prague, please contact me.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Discounts on All Wedding and Portrait Packages !!!

I understand the budget concerns of the average couple these days.  And in response to several requests from my clients to lower my prices, I am announcing my permanent discounts on wedding and pre-wedding portraits in Prague!  You can now enjoy the same discounts offered in my off season--up to 20% off regular low prices--all year round!

Advance booking is required.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or to reserve your booking for a certain date.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Off Season Photography Discount Extended!

For couples who wish to get married in Prague or have their pre-wedding portraits taken in Prague, I have great news!! My Off-Season Discount has been extended until the end of May! Previously my low season discount ran from October 1 through April 30 of the following year. Now it will run permanently from October 1 through May 31 every year!

Several clients have expressed their budget concerns due to the higher costs of having their wedding or portraits taken in Prague. While the rest of the world seems to still be adversely effected by the global economic situation, Prague seems to live inside a bubble of prosperity: tourists flock to Prague in droves, investors throw the dice and keep winning, and the Czech currency is one of the strongest in Europe. But this doesn’t mean you have to cancel your dream wedding in Prague!

From now until the end of May, simply book my services for any of my wedding and wedding portrait packages in Prague and receive a discount of up to 20% off my regular low prices!

For details and prices of my wedding photography packages, please contact me today.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Choosing a Wedding Coordinator in Prague

I have worked with many wedding coordinators in Prague and I feel confident in recommending Thelma and Monika of Prague Wedding Planners. They are the most professional, courteous, friendly and fun wedding coordinators I have worked with over the past 10 years in Prague.  They have a genuine passion for what they do and they will go well beyond the call of duty to ensure you have a perfect wedding day.

When you are planning your wedding in Prague, many factors need to be considered.

Where to get married?

Do you have a dream of getting married in a lavish Gothic castle in the Czech countryside?  The famous Czech castle Karlstejn is the perfect fairy tale dream castle wedding, and as such, is very popular and quite difficult to arrange for weddings.  But Prague Wedding Planners can hook you up.  They organize many weddings in Karlstejn and other beautiful Czech castles and they know what they are doing.  They are also the best choice for the most popular Prague wedding sites like the Old Town Hall.

Karlstejn Castle

A Civil Service or a Church wedding?

As a foreigner getting married in Prague, there is often a lot of red tape and bureaucracy for you to work through.  Prague Wedding Planners take on all of this for you and they deal with the mundane details of forms and paperwork so you can concentrate on the most important part of your wedding day:  having fun!

Wedding Photography

Well, as a wedding photographer, obviously I'm a little biased on this point.  These days it is common to choose a wedding coordinator and a wedding photographer separately.  Most of my clients have told me that wedding photography is one of the most important parts of the wedding day.  And so they wanted to see a full website of photography from the best Prague photographers.  It is quite acceptable to hire a quality wedding coordinator to help you plan the most important day of your life and then choose your own photographer. I feel confident in recommending Thelma and Monika to plan your dream wedding in the Czech Republic. They are tops!

P.S. Tell them Craig Robinson sent you!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Winter Wedding in Prague

In early February I had the pleasure of photographing Natalie and Levi’s Winter Wedding in Prague. Prague is amazingly beautiful year round, but when the fresh snow sits on the cobbled streets of Old Town Prague and dots the red rooftops of the Castle Quarter, you have the recipe for a picture perfect fairy tale wedding.

Prague can be very cold in winter and so whenever I photograph outdoors we always take precautions to keep us warm. This means wearing overcoats over the wedding clothes (which are taken off briefly for portraits and then quickly donned again) and frequent Cappuccino breaks. Fortunately for us there are cafes everywhere in Prague happy to pour steaming hot coffee and tea into us to keep our cheeks rosy and the smiles from cracking our faces.

Normally when I photograph winter weddings the couple doesn’t want to stray too far from the reception venue, but Natalie and Levi were real troopers and didn’t mind strolling for hours in the snow. Levi is in the military and Natalie is Canadian, so they weren’t afraid of a little snow. They wanted a full day of portraits between their ceremony in Old Town’s Tyn Church and their reception. And in true winter spirit, they BOTH wore all white wedding clothes! The sheer vivid brightness of the Prague snow and the happy couple’s white clothing may require you to wear shades while viewing!

We covered the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Vyšehrad, Prague’s forgotten castle. Vyšehrad is one of my favorite locations in Prague because it is off the beaten path and has very few tourists. It also has fantastic sprawling gardens and statues, an old cathedral and a stunning view of Prague. I am happy to share my love of Vyšehrad with my more adventurous couples; and they love the photo results as well.

For more information on Prague winter wedding photography including my current winter wedding discounts, please visit my website.