so many options when it comes to EXITS! It used to be that “Birdseed” was what you threw at EVERY wedding for the exit. I’m not hating on Birdseed exits because we had a birdseed exit at OUR wedding! (I will warn you thought… that’s a nasty mess to clean up later… my dress and hair were COVERED with seed!!!). But Birdseed went along with our “Peacock, birdcage, vintage” theme so we had to use it! These days, there are so many more options out there! I’ve heard of people throwing lavendar, live butterflies, etc! It’s really a fun part of the day to make unique! Most people opt for sparklers and
that is always a classic option! However, there was one wedding in 2009 where the sparkler exit ended with the fire department at the venue!! haha That was at a friend’s wedding and I’ll NEVER forget that exit! Sparklers are great for pictures as well but I will tell you, from a photographers perspective… they make us NEROUS! I’ve almost gotten fried a few times! I guess that’s just the price you pay when you’re a wedding photographer! It’s risky business!!
Anyway! There are so many fun things that can be done for an exit! Some venues have rules about what can be used but for the most part, anything biodegradable can be an option! Here are some sparkler shots from the last year or so and some other neat ideas to incorporate into an exit! (Some are messier than others!)
Some classic sparkler exits! Bubbles anyone?! Fruity Pebbles! At least they taste good! Boat exit? That doesn’t happen everyday! Silly String… talk about MESSY!! …. But so much fun for pictures! POPCORN!!!! Some more sparklers! A cute dog is always a good choice:)
You can see the CHAOS of OUR exit! We were COVERED in birdseed! But I also made some RIBBON TWIRLERS to make it more exciting!:) Thanks Jessie for the pics!
Last but not least… I still think this is my all time favorite! GLOW STICKS!!!
If you’ve seen some CRAZY exit ideas, leave and comment share it with us all!!!
When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.