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Quad Cities Wedding Photographer | Updated Headshots

Miriam Bulcher

It's been quite a journey since I arrived in the US last July. I have been working on relocation my business from Canada since October and it has been challenging! I have working hard on my brand and effectively run a true business. Along with that has been me trying hard to work on my brand image. I finally realized that it was time to update my head shots! I was given some great advice from a friend as my previous head shots didn't include my glasses. She asked why I had photographs of myself without them and I didn't honestly know why. I always had this opinion that I had to wear contacts when it came time to get photographs taken. 

She encouraged me to go out of my comfort zone and get photos done with my glasses on! I do wear my glasses 90% of the time, so it is me! 

I have to thank my husband for taking these photos, he did a really great job! I definitely feel these photos represent me more truly and my personality. I hope that those who come to my website feel they get an accurate representation of who I am! :) 

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

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 | 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! 

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

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. 

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

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!!! 

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

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

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 | photobooth at your wedding

Miriam Bulcher

I'm sure you've been in a photo booth before, perhaps just for fun at a mall, or maybe at a party or even someone else's wedding? There are different kinds of photobooth's and today we are going to talk about the possibility of one at your wedding reception!

Photo Credit: Layton Reid 

Photo Credit: Layton Reid 

What is a photo booth? 

A Photobooth is either a small enclosed structure with a camera installed inside and a curtain to close the "door" or, it is a more open concept with a simple backdrop and camera with a trigger in front. Both of these setups produce very similar looking photographs and one is not better than the other! Some photo booth companies do offer the "strip" of photos whereas the open concept of photo booths will come as individual photos. 

Photo Credit: Layton Reid 

Photo Credit: Layton Reid 

It may be offered by your Wedding Photographer! 

Always ask. Your wedding photographer may offer this service, it may even be added as an add-on service on their website or packaging. 

If your wedding photographer doesn't offer this as a package there are photo booth vendors out there that specialize in offering just photo booth services, similar to a DJ. 

However, there are pro's to going with a wedding photographer who offers this as part of their service. 

Pro's

  • You get your photo booth pictures in the same delivery time as your wedding photos 
  • The same team sets up the photo booth, if you have any questions you simply just go and ask. 
  • No separate hiring of individuals as well as having to juggle arrival time etc. 
  • No separate payments. 
  • No extra contract
Photo credit: Layton Reid 

Photo credit: Layton Reid 

To have some extra fun for you as well as your guests at your wedding. Ask your photographer about their photo booth services. 

We offer photo booth services here at Miriam Bulcher Photography, 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 | The Engagement Session

Miriam Bulcher

Hopefully, your wedding planning is going smooth since you started. You're probably considering booking your photographer for your wedding day. However, have you stopped to give your engagement session photographer some thought? 

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Or perhaps someone you know who is a photographer offered to do your engagement photos but you weren't into the wedding planning at that point and just wanted to have some photos to share on facebook of this new step in your life! 

Having your engagement session with your wedding photographer can make a world of difference and I'm going to explain to you why! 

Davenport Engagement Photographer 

A more relaxed wedding day

When you meet someone for the first time, you don't really know them, it's all their word, and your word, right? You have to make a judge of character and hope for the best. If you hire a photographer to only photograph your wedding day, and you don't have any previous experience with them, there might be a little bit of yourself that is anxious for the process. 

Having the same photographer photograph your engagement session can ease your anxiety as to what will happen, how you interact or how at ease you will be on your big day. 

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The engagement session is an ice breaker!

You get to have a great time, laugh, chat, mingle and get to know each other. This really sets your relationship for your big day! You will be doing a lot of interacting with the photographer at your wedding, you want to make sure that you enjoy being around that person! 

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Engagement session fees are included in all of my wedding packages. Come book your session today! 

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.