In the height of our early years we were privileged to be published often by the bridal magazines - both local as well as nationwide in other states. They would call us and ask we had images about such and such and we would get blushed in Texas, California, Maryland etc as well as Michigan. In today's age most of this content for articles is done on a corporate level and local photographers are usually NOT included in this , except for their local spotlighted weddings.
The best years were 2002 - 2006 for us. These are some of the highlights - the covers show where we were published and the images on the cover are NOT ours. This may include some of our advertising for that year and ads for other vendors that used our images in their advertising.
We have a huge scrap book of all of the places we were published in over the years - it is at the studio - so we would love to show you if you are interested
2001 and 2002 Published Images in Bridal Magazines
I just found some more from 2001 - when we were first published in the magazines , will add to the top of the 2002 section. They are the ones on the gold background..
2003 Published Images in Bridal Magazines
2004 Published Images in Bridal Magazines
2005 Published Images in Bridal Magazines
2006 Published Images in Bridal Magazines
2007 to Present - Published Images in Bridal Magazines
There are more to come here, I just need to sift through more hard drives to find them
The Detroit Zoo uses our images for all their marketing - in their brochures, flyers, and some banner ads in the zoo itself.,
Wally is quoted...
We were also quoted in various Bridal magazines over the years
Modern Bride – Michigan and all states - Spring 2002
Wally Spice is quoted in “Perfect Picture” article called “Take your Best Shot”.
Accompanying photo is our back of a bride walking away by Julie Proudfoot of Wally Spice Photography.
Wally Spice, a photographer from Hazel Park, MI, likes to get a little action into her groups shots. “We tell them to line up in a long line-boy girl, boy girl-with the bride and groom in the middle. Then we ask them to link arms and walk towards us. They just start walking, laughing, having fun-we keep shooting. I usually take the whole group and my second photographer screens in on smaller groups, catching expressions. Sometimes we will ask them to raise their arms and yell or celebrate. This is such a fun shot.”
“We always schedule some fun, romantic time for the couple,” Spice says. “The key here is, let them be themselves. These are my snuggle shots – my only coaching might be “snuggle in”, or “look at each other”. If they are up for it I may say “dip her”. Or “pick her up” or “twirl”. These bring out all kinds of expressions and reactions – but they are not boring or monotonous”.
On Parting Shots……
Spice has a slightly different take on ending the album. “We ask the couple to just hold hands and walk away, looking at each other. This walk away shot is always a favorite- and a great way to end the album as they walk away into their new life together.”
Modern Bride, Michigan and all states - Fall 2002
Wally Spice is quoted in the “picture perfect” article called “Photos by the books”
And then there’s the question of taste and photographic style. To get an idea of what you want for your wedding, look through magazines and photography books. Once you pinpoint what you like, you’ll know if you want to hire a photographer with a traditional approach or one with a photojournalistic point of view. A photographer in the first category will concentrate on perfectly posed portraits, while a photographer in the second category will shoot candid photographs only. Or you may want someone whose style falls somewhere in between, who will shoot a mixture of both. “The classic example is when your grandmother is crying at the wedding>” says Wally Spice, a photographer in Hazel Park, Michigan, “The photojournalist will take the shot, the traditional photographer will wait until she’s composed for the camera, and the one in the middle, like myself, will take both shots.
If you want both styles, that may be more easily accomplished with a photographic team using multiple cameras, so one photographer can take shots of the wedding party at the alter, while the other captures the little flower girls goofing off in the aisles, Spice says.
Make sure the photographs cover all the elements of a wedding that you’d like captured-the cake cutting, the walk down the aisle, the first dance, the toasts ans the flowers, along with the smaller moments you’d like preserved. “Did the photographer catch all the little things that the bride spent time and money on? All the details are important,” Spice says. Look for shots of the bride’s shoes, the place settings, the rings and place cards or the closeup of the back of the gown, with that long row of impossibly tiny buttons.
Survey the scene when you walk into the studio. What’s on the walls? It’s always a good thing if you like the photos that are on display. Are there certificates of membership to a professional photography association or for recent workshops or convention about new photography skills and techniques? “A photographer should keep up on the latest things – you never stop learning your trade.” Spice says.