Jason Scott Photography: May 2010
Jason Scott Photography
Sarasota Wedding Photographer - Siesta Key Beach Portraits

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our Favorite Wedding Locations - Selby Gardens

It's no secret we are big fans of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens here in Sarasota. In fact, we were married there ourselves, back in April of 2005. We picked it for our wedding because it's just such a beautiful spot for wedding photos - it has the best of everything - waterfront locations, sunset opportunities, lots of greenery, great shady spots for formals, outdoor wedding ceremonies, indoor receptions with a nice low ceiling for great lighting conditions... I could go on...

Great wedding photos were obviously important to us, so we wanted a location that would allow us to have lots of opportunity for that! 

As wedding photographers, we love the fact that we can get so many different, great shots at one location. If you are a Selby Gardens bride, please consider Jason Scott Photography for your photography team - it's one of our favorite places to shoot weddings and we guarantee you'll love the photos we take for you there! Here are a few of our favorite shots from one of our Selby Gardens weddings. We look forward to many more in the future - we are now on their preferred vendor list! 


We hope to blog again in the near future about other great Sarasota Wedding Photography locations. Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Two Photographers During the Ceremony" just got a little more interesting...

One nice feature we offer on all of our Sarasota wedding photography packages is the fact that we both take photos during the ceremony. It's no secret that Jason is the photographer (the business is named after him for a reason), but I have always had a pretty good "eye" for candid photos and part of what I do as his assistant is run around whispering in his ear about things I see happening that I think he should snap a photo of right away.

Lately, I've been picking up the camera more and more in our personal life to take cute candid shots of our adorable nephews, kids of our friends, and of course, our dog. Like I said before, I've got a pretty good eye for this sort of thing.

During wedding ceremonies, Jason usually sets me up with a long zoom lens at the back of the aisle or in a church balcony and figures out all the camera settings for me - then I stand there and zoom in and out and hit the button.

I usually get lots of good shots but if I try to move the camera around at all or take it off the tripod for candids after the ceremony, I am in trouble because all the settings Jason did for me don't work in a different lighting situation. He's offered to teach me how to use the camera many times, but I always turn him down... until last night...

We've been talking a lot about how I could be both part-time assistant and part-time photographer during both Sarasota weddings and Siesta Key beach portrait sessions. Sometimes, you really need two sets of eyes and multiple cameras to truly capture everything that is going on! But, in order for this to really work, I needed to know a little bit more about the camera. After all, Jason can't always stop what he is doing to set things up for me and in most low light conditions, "auto" just won't cut it. So, last night, I broke down and asked him to teach me a few things about manual mode. Although I definitely would not consider myself anywhere near a pro, I picked up what he showed me really quickly and have a MUCH better handle on manual mode now. I took a few random photos in our backyard - I learned how to meter the background, make a blurry or non-blurry background, and got a cute photo or two of my favorite beagle.

Not that exciting, I know. But the point of all this is to say that from now on, "Two Photographers During the Ceremony" has new meaning at Jason Scott Photography. Don't be surprised if you see us both carrying cameras around during the reception or at other times as well. This means more photos with all packages and therefore, better value. Enjoy!


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sports and Lifestyle Photos - Dr. Brill - Center for Sight

We met Dr. Brill from Center for Sight at Dallas White Park in North Port last night to complete his "Lifestyle" photo shoot. Center for Sight requests these photos (along with Siesta Key Family Beach Portraits) of each of their Doctors to post in the lobby of their business locations.

We had a great time taking Dr. Brill's tennis photos (and beach portraits).

Do you need a photographer for your business' needs? We offer a variety of packages to suit your needs. Contact us today!

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Congratulations Class of 2010! - 10% off all print orders!

Today we are really celebrating at Jason Scott Photography - Jason has graduated with his MBA from USF! This is great news for us personally, of course, but it is also big news for our photography business! Jason has been attending classes ALL DAY, EVERY SATURDAY for the past two and a half years. I am sure it is easy for everyone to imagine what this has done to our wedding photography business, since most weddings occur on Saturdays!

So, today we are celebrating not only a great personal accomplishment but also a new beginning for us regarding wedding photography! We absolutely can't wait to get back out there photographing Sarasota area weddings!

To help celebrate this milestone, we are offering 10% off prints up to 11x14 and holiday/thank you cards. Just enter coupon code "classof2010" at checkout to receive this discount.

Order soon, because this coupon expires in 10 days! Enjoy, and if you have any trouble ordering or have questions about using a coupon code, be sure to let me know!

-Allyson (proud wife)

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Monday, May 3, 2010

A Couple Quick Photos from the Bridal Show Yesterday

We had a great time at the Great Bridal Showcase yesterday. We met lots of future brides and enjoyed showing off our beautiful Sarasota wedding photos and talking about how our professional equipment sets us apart from our competition. We also loved having the opportunity to network with other wedding pros. It was a great day!

Here are a couple of photos of our booth - taken on my iPhone so definitely not "pro" photos! :)

Were you there? Did you stop by to chat with us? Leave a comment and let us know what you thought of our work! If you are a bride looking to book us for a 2010 wedding or beyond, please contact us today!

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bridal Show Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that we will be at the Great Bridal Showcase tomorrow at the Manatee Convention Center. Come on out and visit us at our booth there! We'll have books, photos and more to show and share with future brides. Stop by and pick up a package list and see if we're available on your date. See you there!

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