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 my favorite locations to shoot! Avery Island, Louisiana Jungle Gardens A beautiful a 170-acre semitropical 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.   Tiffany Lemoine Owner / Lead Photographer , Ahnvee Photography 337.541.1601 | Lafayette, LA | tiffany@ahnveephotography.com |www.ahnveephotography.com http://ahnveephotography.com/contact/

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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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Wedding : Elise & Jared

Intimate Backyard Wedding Elise and Jared’s non-traditional, intimate backyard wedding was every candid-style wedding photographer’s dream wedding. A small gathering of family and friends witnessed the couple exchange their vows. These were original vows written by the bride and groom themselves, which left the entire crowd with tear-struck faces, including myself. From ugly-crying behind the camera to crying while editing, I couldn’t hold back the emotions brought on by witnessing such a genuine connection between two individuals. The couple’s romantic color selection of blushes and pastels emphasized the intimacy of the ceremony. The light color scheme contrasted beautifully against the dark greenery of their backyard. The elegant-meets-rustic details of her blush-toned lace dress, bright hair, and flower crown perfectly reflected the bride’s unique attention to detail. The photojournalistic, candid shots tell the story of the sentimental, heartfelt moments shared between Elise, Jared, and their friends and family.   To see more of my wedding photography, click here: http://ahnveephotography.com/wedding/

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Bridals: Danielle

They say good things happen to good people, and this was proven to be accurate when we were shooting Danielle’s bridals at Kisatchie National Forest in Bentley, Louisiana. This outdoorsy animal lover unexpectedly experienced the bridal session of her dreams. It was the day Ahnvee Photography officially met the Butterfly Garden Deer. Maybe he could smell the protein cookie I had in my camera bag, or maybe he just liked the classic rock we were listening to. Whatever the reason, we were pleasantly surprised to witness him slowly make his way towards the beautiful bride. We all instantly turned into pre-teens at a Justin Beiber concert when we saw him. (See video below) O H    D E E R We soon figured out that he favors the taste of babies breath, and Danielle didn’t think twice about destroying her bridal bouquet for the sweet deer. He followed us around like a puppy, and I just snapped away at the unbelievable sight happening right before me. The Butterfly Garden Deer has since graced many visitors with his presence. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and show him some love. Tiffany Lemoine Owner / Lead Photographer , Ahnvee Photography 337.541.1601 | Lafayette, LA | tiffany@ahnveephotography.com |www.ahnveephotography.com […]

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