Professional Labs vs Consumer Labs for Printing

Unless you’re in the photography world, you may not know that there are strong differences in the finished product when choosing where to have your professional images printed.  Not all printing services are created the same, and despite which photographer you choose, each will have their own opinions on where is the best place to have the final images printed.  You will find some similarity between professional opinions, but the one opinion guaranteed across the board with professionals is that consumer photo labs (Walgreens, CVS, Shutterfly, etc) typically produce images that pale in quality comparisons to professional photo labs like WHCC or Miller‘s. As with everything, the proof is often in the contrasts, and we didn’t slack in doing our own homework to see how the more commonly used services measured up against our preferred printer.  Keep in mind that when it comes to art, its creators have a vested interest in the quality you select to display your final images.  We here at Ahnvee Photography care a great deal about the quality of your printed images and therefore, we DO NOT add any additional charges to the existing cost to print from our preferred professional lab, WHCC (White House […]

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My Favorite Locations

Check out some of our favorite locations to shoot! Avery Island, Louisiana Jungle Gardens A beautiful a 170-acre semi tropical garden along Bayou Petite Anse.  This site is home to tons of flowers and wildlife, and boasts some excellent photographic landmarks!   Pineville, Louisiana Forts Randolph and Buhlow (State Historic Site) : Both of these forts are in the National Register of Historic Places, and include the remains of Bailey’s Dam.  The site has a visitor center, a disc golf field, railroad tracks and ties, an elevated boardwalk, tall grass with overgrown wildflowers…it’s a photographer’s dream!   Lafayette, Louisiana Jefferson Street – Downtown: The pulse of all things Lafayette!   Alexandria, Louisiana A secluded trail in the Garden District, behind the zoo. Lake Martin, Louisiana Having everything from water to boardwalk, If your looking for a lovely outdoor background Lake martin is your spot.  The trees are green all over, dirt roads, docks with shimmering waters, as well as a boardwalk this place is a photo sean heaven for everything from loving couples to souther back road boys!!!!     The Mill, New Iberia The Mill is a one in a million spots for photography!!! What looks like a run down building is a […]

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‘Pros & Con’s of a “First Look”

Despite the old adage that its bad luck for the wedding couple to see each other prior to their wedding ceremony, the ‘first look’ is becoming increasingly more popular.  In case you aren’t familiar with the term, a first look is an exclusive moment between the wedding couple wherein they see each other for the first time before the ceremony.    While we here at Ahnvee Photography strongly suggest having a first look for the various advantages detailed below, we’ve also taken the time to consider the flip side of that coin and provide you with the reasons that couples decide against this option. A surprising number of couples who decide against a first look cite the medieval fear of bringing bad luck to their union.  However, in our experience, we’ve found that majority of these couples cannot accurately describe the origin of this superstition, nor why it came to be.  No worries, because we have done our research in hopes of dispelling this ancient myth! The notion that its bad luck for the bride and groom to see one another prior to the wedding ceremony was spawned back in the days of arranged marriages.  Back then, the bride and […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Quality photography is an investment that appreciates over time, and we appreciate you investing in us! We pride ourselves in making you feel comfortable, relaxed, and flawless every step of the way, and ensuring that all of your questions are answered is an integral part.  How do I reserve my session date(s)? Once we have determined that I am available on your requested date(s), or have determined mutually beneficial days & times, all that is needed to secure those days/ times is to sign your contract & pay the session deposit. Only once a signed contract is in place & deposit paid do your session date(s) become reserved. Session deposits are 50% of the total session fee. Wedding deposits are a flat $545. How does your pricing work? Wedding quotes are completely customized & prices depend completely on a variety of circumstances such as the location & details of your venue, the length of time for completion of services, etc. I work with each of my clients’ individual budgets to produce the best results overall, & I have built Anhvee Photography around the premise that both you & your event are incredibly unique! As such, each price quote is […]

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Rustic Engagements | Daniel & Dustin

Rustic Engagements It all started on one of the most romantic dates anyone in Central Louisiana could have: The lights in Natchitoches, sushi, and fireworks. A couple of years go by, and these two fell madly in love. Saturday, the 13th of February, Danielle worked a 9 hour auction and was exhausted when she returned home. She didn’t suspect anything when Dustin asked her not to look under the seat of his truck. She thought, “Great he got me a Valentine’s gift when we wasn’t suppose to and I have NOTHING to give.” She went inside, changed into her pj’s, and walked into the living room to Dustin asking her to close her eyes. He got down on one knee and the rest is history! Danielle loves to ride horses and stated that her dogs are her babies, so naturally they all tagged along for the session. You guys, this is one of my favorite engagement sessions to date, and I cannot wait to capture the wedding! <3  

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Romantic Portraits | Tiara & Sam
October 2, 2016 by Tiffany Lemoine in Engagements 0 Comments

Tiara contacted me a few months ago about doing a fun couples session before Sam left for basic training for the army. She had two requests: a romance novel cover look and capturing their silly and crazy personality.

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