Benefits of a Post-Wedding Portrait Session

Post-wedding portrait sessions are becoming increasingly more popular - and for very good reason! These portrait sessions are similar to engagement sessions, but you have your wedding day attire on (or something similar). These can be booked anywhere from the day after the wedding, to your 1 year wedding anniversary! There are so many reasons why these sessions absolutely rock. We're officially obsessed and here's why: You can get tons of wall-worthy wedding portraits and still be able to spend your wedding day with family & friends Your wedding day's timeline of events did not allow for portraits Your photographer has more time to be creative and artistic You have more options to shoot in better lighting (hello golden hour and sunset) You have the option of shooting in unique locations instead of being tied down to your wedding venue You don't have to worry about mother nature ruining the photos (no rain, sweating, or freezing) More relaxed setting = better photos full of emotion

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Boudoir Q&A – Ahnvee Photography

Ahnvee Photography receives several questions on a daily basis regarding our services, but the service we receive the most questions about are boudoir sessions. Back in December, Tiffany took some time to answer the most frequently asked questions when it comes to boudoir photography. The interview was conducted by Sarah Branton in a private Facebook Live video which we will unfortunately be unable to share. However, we have transcribed the most important questions and answers here for all potential boudoir clients to reference when booking a session. Will you share my boudoir images online? First and foremost, this session is for you. A lot of people get it done for their significant others and give them as gifts but you will learn within the first thirty minutes that this whole experience is for you. You’re going to gain confidence; you’re going to feel empowered and look at yourself in a better light. That being said, you don’t have to share any of your images with the world. If you feel that you want to speak about your experience and how it changed you, how it gave you the confidence to show off how beautiful your body is and how sexy […]

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Benefits of Having a 2nd Shooter/ Assistant

For many clients on a tight budget or those looking to allocate expenses elsewhere, the “cost” assumption is further expanded upon with the idea that a 2nd shooter or assistant is unnecessary.  While employing additional personnel may appear to add to the bottom line of your session, the presence of said personnel enables us to deliver so much more while retaining competitive pricing. If you’ve ever witnessed or participated in a photography session, or even taken a glimpse inside a photography studio, you may have noticed a lot more equipment than merely a photographer and his/her camera.  The equipment needed to adequately capture your priceless moments while adhering to Ahnvee’s strict quality standards will vary depending on your venue to the time of day, your clothing and/ or prop choices and everything in between.  Given the fact that photographers are expected to capture every detail, especially concerning wedding sessions (whose venues are VERY often dimly-lit), it is downright impossible to setup and relocate lighting, or utilize reflectors and diffusers (no, not the air fresheners 😁) without potentially missing a priceless moment.  And believe it or not, every moment of your event is incredibly important to us, priceless and otherwise!  Employing […]

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Seniors of 2018

I had the pleasure of shooting 27 seniors this past season, and each and every one of them brought something unique to their session.  My goal is always to showcase the personality and talents of each individual client, and this year’s seniors had no shortage of either!  We’ve put together a slideshow of some of the best photos from each senior session this past year.  Our intent with this video is to wish a stylish, personalized congratulations to the grads, as well as shout a big ‘THANK YOU’ to each of you who trusted me with capturing this exciting moment in your life! Just a bit more about each of the talented young men & women showcased in the video above: AINSLEY is a music lover who enjoyed participating in 4-H while in high school.  She plans to attend either ULL or McNeese to study Education, and dreams of someday being an English teacher in Africa. ALAYNA is an avid lover of makeup and shopping.  She plans to attend Louisiana Tech to study Speech Pathology, and dreams of balancing her career as a Speech Therapist with having a family. ASHA enjoys cooking, working out, shopping and sewing.  She majored in […]

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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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