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Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Rock Island Wedding

Miriam Bulcher

I recently photographed a wedding with Sarah Sunstrum Photography and wanted to share some of the gorgeous photos of that day with you. The bride got ready in Rock Island, with the ceremony, reception at The Lodge and the pictures taken at Schweppe Park. 

It was a rainy day but that didn't stop the bride and groom from loving their day and enjoying themselves to the fullest! 

I hope you enjoy the photos! 

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Miriam of Miriam Buncher Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer located in Davenport, Iowa. Miriam is a wedding, family, child and senior photographer serving the Quad Cities, Iowa City, Chicago and the surrounding communities.

Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Introducing Bridal Portrait Sessions

Miriam Bulcher

What is a bridal portrait session?

When you get into your dress after your trial hair and makeup, then have your wedding photographer come and take some photos. This allows time to get all the details of your hair, makeup, dress, jewelry and shoes without the haste of a timeline on your wedding day. 

Relax and get all the details. 

Your wedding day goes by so quickly, it's important that the details of the day are captured! There are a lot of photographers who offer this as part of their wedding package, including myself. Take them up on their offer and enjoy having the ability to wear the dress more than once! 

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Dress and Jewelry: Storybook Bridal + Prom

Bouquet: Clazzy Designs

Hair and Makeup: Taylor Berger

Miriam of Miriam Buncher Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer located in Davenport, Iowa. Miriam is a wedding, family, child and senior photographer serving the Quad Cities, Iowa City, Chicago and the surrounding communities.

 

Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Why 2 photographers is Beneficial to your wedding

Miriam Bulcher

If you have started your wedding photography shopping, you may have noticed that some photographers offer a second shooter included in their package, and some may offer just themselves. Depending on the package you are looking for on your wedding day, only one may be required eg: for a 4-hour duration. However, for a full day of service, I am going to explain how having 2 photographers can enhance your day! 

First shooter photo

First shooter photo

More Photos. 

Everyone wants more photos right? Having another perspective of the event allows more photos to be given to the client. Though, we at Miriam Bulcher Photography always ensure that this is not quality suffering over quantity.

Second Shooter photo from the same wedding 

Second Shooter photo from the same wedding 

Ensuring the moment is captured

You never know when a guest is going to move while trying to get a picture with their phone/camera, this happens often and can make capturing the moment incredibly difficult. This is where the second shooter  can save the day. Having two shooters spaced in different locations is a guarantee that no matter what, that special moment will not be missed. 

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Your Wedding Needs

If you are planning on having an elopement, two photographers would be a party in such a small intimate space. The need for having two photographers will depend on the services that you need. Be sure to keep that in mind when you are wedding photography shopping, it is also great to include what style of wedding you're having when emailing photographers. 

I am currently offering free photobooth services to all wedding packages booked before the end of April, 2016. Please contact me for more information! 

Miriam of Miriam Buncher Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer located in Davenport, Iowa. Miriam is a wedding, family, child and senior photographer serving the Quad Cities, Iowa City, Chicago and the surrounding communities.

Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Le Cake Davenport

Miriam Bulcher

If you are getting married and need a cake, look no further than  Robin, who owns "Le Cake  Davenport." She has been in business for a long time, and excels at making the most majestic wedding cakes; striving for only perfection in taste and look. A higher standard that is clearly reflected in the quality of her work. 

I mean, look!!! 

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Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Miriam Bulcher Photography | www.miriambulcher.com
Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Miriam Bulcher Photography | www.miriambulcher.com

To contact Robin, visit her facebook page and say hello! 

If you are looking for additional resources like Hair and Makeup, invitation design, please visit Quad Cities Wedding Photographer.

Miriam of Miriam Bulcher Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer located in Davenport, Iowa. Miriam is a wedding, family, child and senior photographer serving the Quad Cities, Iowa City, Chicago and the surrounding communities.

Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | The importance of Having a Makeup Artist for Your Special Day

Miriam Bulcher

You may be at the point of deciding whether to get a Makeup Artist for your special day, or perhaps you have a friend who good at doing makeup to doll up your face. There are a few reasons why hiring a Professional Makeup Artist can make a huge difference for your photos. 

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They really do know their stuff 

  • For instance, makeup artists know that there are certain foundations not to be used when flash is going to be used, as this can produce  "ghost face" where the skin appears whiter in photographs (with flash). 
  • False lashes can be the difference between looking like you have hole sockets in your head and pretty eyes. Makeup artists can provide this service as well they know how to apply them, leaving you without a headache and anxiety! 
  • High-quality concealers/correctors to help correct any redness/acne or dark circles that you have! 
  • Know the latest trends that you may want for your special day. A makeup artist will practice a trend on their clients day in and day out. 
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Wedding Day Preview Makeup Service 

Most makeup artists will offer a preview wedding day service. This allows you to really know what you will look like before the big day, as well as many any changes you may want. 

Hiring someone to do your makeup can take a big stressor off your hands, with no need to worry about making your eye liner perfect with potentially nervous shakey hands! There are many areas in which DIY is appropriate for a wedding, however, makeup is not one of them! 

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See my interview with local hair and makeup artist Cate Caroll here

I am now offering photo booth services with any wedding package booked! Please contact me for more information! 

Miriam of Miriam Buncher Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer located in Davenport, Iowa. Miriam is a wedding, family, child and senior photographer serving the Quad Cities, Iowa City, Chicago and the surrounding communities.

Quad cities wedding photographer | Local Boutique Katsch has all your Christmas gifts this year!

Miriam Bulcher

So excited to be able to share a new business with you today! Katsch is a chic boutique located in Geneseo, IL and they have the most *darling* items. If you haven’t been there yet you NEED to go. I’m sure that if I lived in Geneseo I’d be there at least once a week! Think of cute, quaint, adorable, cozy all in a boutique and you get Katsch! Amy has really outdone herself because the boutique is simply gorgeous, and they have the best items!!

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Katsch has some great gift ideas this Christmas for you this year!

Stocking stuffers:

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Cute journals, little purse notebooks, earrings, amazing pens. I’d love to have all of this stuff in my stocking! 

For the dog lover:

Women's Boutique Geneseo

Look at those pajamas! So cute!

Kitchen Essentials:

Want to make your loved one laugh in the kitchen? Snatch these up!

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For the Fashionable Lady:

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For the Man in your life

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The shop is located at: 

100 N. State St. Geneseo, IL. Be sure to check out their facebook page too! 

Lastly, I am offering a special add on for those who book their weddings before 2016. If you know someone looking for a wedding photographer, share this page! 

Miriam of Miriam Buncher Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer located in Davenport, Iowa. Miriam is a wedding, family, child and senior photographer serving the Quad Cities, Iowa City, Chicago and the surrounding communities.

Quad Cities wedding photographer | Cate Carroll - Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

Miriam Bulcher

If you’re looking for a hair stylist and Makeup artist in the Quad cities, please consider going to Cate Carroll! She just opened her salon in Orion, IL and she is extremely talented at her craft. She is passionate about her work and I am so happy to have had the chance to interview her! 

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What made you decide to go into hair and makeup?

I never planned on doing hair and makeup, I just did makeup on my friends for dances as well as doing it for my friends in college before this. After switching my major three times, my mother suggested I just start doing hair. So then I decided to go to Paul Mitchell School for Cosmetology and got my certification.

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What made you decide to open your salon?

I worked for a high end salon in downtown Davenport, and that’s when I realized that I didn’t want to work only in a high end salon. I wanted it to feel like home and I wanted others to be able to afford their hair, to give them the option to have great looking hair at an affordable rate.

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So what about the makeup? Not every cosmetologist will do all that they went to school for, how did you decide what you were going to take with you?

I worked at Sephora for two years, which gave me a great base for makeup artistry, I also did pageants which I also had to do my own makeup for.

What are your business goals? What do you want to offer in the future?

My goal is to move into somewhere bigger in the Quad Cities, as well as offering spray tanning and gel nails, as well as nail art.

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Cate Carroll also offers on location Hair and Makeup Artistry for weddings. If you are in need of a hair stylist or makeup artist for your wedding, book her now!

Here is a list of her services:

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Davenport Engagement Photographer 

Davenport Engagement Photographer 

Contact her via Facebook or Instagram to book! 

Lastly, I am giving a discount to those who book their weddings before 2016! Please inquire for more information! 

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For more suggestions of recommended Wedding vendors, visit Quad Cities Wedding Photographer.

Miriam of Miriam Bulcher Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer located in Davenport, Iowa. Miriam is a wedding, family, child and senior photographer serving the Quad Cities, Iowa City, Chicago and the surrounding communities.

 

Quad cities wedding photograher | Choosing your Venue in the Quad Cities

Miriam Bulcher

Choosing your venue location is one of the biggest decisions you will make and ties in with your style, persona, and decorations. 

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Lighting

Lighting is essential for photographers, it is one of the main tools to create good images. Lighting can be the difference between a good photograph and a bad photograph, though of course, a photographer who knows how to use and manipulate lighting is key in situations where lighting cannot be altered very much. 

Sky, indoor lights, windows, wall colors, all of these things affect lighting.

If you want to have great photos, especially for getting ready and for dancing, you want to ensure that you have enough ambient lighting. Ambient mean’s natural light. So if you are deciding on a hotel for your personal preparation, be sure to look for lots of windows, and windows that splash light on 90% of the room. If the room is long and narrow and there is only 1 window at the end, this makes it difficult as it will create harsh shadows. 

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Your reception venue will determine how much light you have at your dinner and dancing, and also what time it’s scheduled at as well as the time of year you are getting married. If you pick a hotel that has a conference room with zero windows, that means you will have no natural light whatsoever, even if you are getting married in June with a reception at 5PM. 

Windows

The best advice I can give you is to look for reception venues that have lots of windows OR white walls. White walls allow for the camera’s flash to bounce off of it creating a more natural light effect. A more natural light effect produces better quality photos. 

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If your venue has really tall ceilings that are dark brown and absolutely no windows, this makes it challenging for the photographer. 

Here are venues in the Quad Cities that I personally recommend, their reception venues provide for great lighting! 

Quad Cities Wedding Reception 

Contact me if you are interested in booking your 2016 wedding! I am currently offering a discount to those who book before Christmas!

For more information about booking your wedding in the Quad Cities, visit my Quad Cities Wedding Info Page

Miriam of Miriam Buncher Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer located in Davenport, Iowa. Miriam is a wedding, family, child and senior photographer serving the Quad Cities, Iowa City, Chicago and the surrounding communities.

Quad Cities WEdding photographer | New portfolio work

Miriam Bulcher

I had the opportunity of photographing alongside an amazing photographer here in Davenport this past Saturday. 

I wanted to share with  you some of the pictures that I took! I hope you enjoy them! 

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Bridal Session Davenport 
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To see more of my work and helpful tips to find your photographer in the quad cities, visit here!

Miriam of Miriam Buncher Photography is a Quad Cities wedding photographer located in Davenport, Iowa. Miriam is a wedding, family, child and senior photographer serving the Quad Cities, Iowa City, Chicago and the surrounding communities.