My name is Robert Hillis and I operate Memories of Your Lifetime Photography. I specialize in wedding and portrait photography in San Antonio, TX. I am an artist at heart and I love to “Paint with my Lens”! I’ve been shooting professionally for about 5 years but I’ve been doing it for fun forever! I truly love what I do and I think that shows through in my photos.
I like to tell my clients that because a wedding is truly a once in a lifetime event, what I offer them will stand the tests of time. Of all of the things that you buy for your wedding, what I offer will outlast them all. The food gets eaten, the cake goes away, the tuxedo is returned and the limo is a distant memory. The dress may stay in the closet out of view for years to come but my images, my photos, will outlast you, your kids, their kids and even their kids kids. I’m not just taking photos, I’m preserving your family history. I am capturing the Memories Of Your Lifetime!
Photo/Video Credits: © 2011 Robert Hillis
Company: Memories Of Your Lifetime (MOYL) Photography
Be sure to check out all of Robert’s great articles below.
Offering wedding album’s in your packages will help set you apart from the pack. More options for clients equals more opportunities for success!
Wedding Prep can be a lifesaver! It can mean the difference between a worry free night or one plagued with problems.
In my last post I dived into the items that I like to focus on during wedding prep and why they are so important to a couples wedding album. While in the scope of the entire wedding ceremony it is but a small part, in terms of the photography it plays a very large role. So large in fact that I was only able to dive into what I focus on during the bridal prep. In this post we get to talk about the guys.
So often in wedding photography we tend to overlook some of the smaller events of the day. Whether it be the grooms preparation because we only have one photographer or maybe the departing shots of the couple because of contract time limitations. All of the events of the day are important and for a bride and groom trying to remember specific moments of the day later in life can be difficult.
Visiting a clients home recently reminded me that wedding photography involves much more than just photographing the couples day. What we do lasts their lifetime.
What do you do when guests who were supposed to be in the formal photographs bail on the photo shoot? You maintain composure and your professionalism but you also prepare long before the big day!
The Less Than Cooperative Guest. It’s something that we’ve all had to deal with and if you haven’t yet as a wedding photographer, you will. Here are some tips to help you maintain your professionalism and sanity.
Weddings are truly a once in a lifetime event. Never again will these two people stand together at this moment, in front of these people, saying these words to one another. The last thing they want is some goofy photographer running around getting in the way and causing a distraction! Learn to be a photography Ninja!
Weddings are great ways to gather new business. You have instant access to lots of potential clients from expectant moms, to high school seniors, to newly engaged couples, to family photos. Every potential client in one place.
Bridal portraits are what brides look at and dream about their own wedding. They see a princess in every image and that princess is a reflection of their own desires. Capturing a great bridal session means preparation and research.
Clients put many personal touches on their wedding event to make it their own. As wedding photographers, it’s our job to not only capture the “big” things of the event, but the “little big” things too. If you do your client will love you for it and it will make you stand out from your competition.
Weddings are living breathing events. You cant be slowed down by a bunch of equipment. Here are the essentials that I carry with me to every event.
Shooting a wedding is like shooting while you are walking. Constantly plan in your head your next move and you will stay on top of your job and capture great Memories every time!
We all love photography. It is what we do. We are artists and sometimes the business end of the business doesn’t really seem like our cup of tea. We would all be happy if all we had to do was shoot and edit and not have to worry about marketing and selling our services. Convincing potential clients of why they need to choose you can seem daunting but I am here to give you some advice. I am here to help you understand why you need to make them understand they need you.
Weddings can go buy quickly and for a professional wedding photographer trying to capture all of the important parts of a wedding can be difficult. Having a 2nd shooter come along with you to an event solves several issues that you will face.
Being a wedding photographer you have to improvise and you have to do it quickly especially during the formal portraits. Here are some easy to remember tips for doing just that.
Creating a beautiful bridal session is easier than you think. Give it a little thought and step outside your box to see what you can create.
Ever had to fight for space with a videographer? Here are some tips for working with videographers during an event.
Creating a beautiful engagement session that is personal to the client will keep them wanting more and looking forward to their wedding photos.
I’ll never forget the first time I had to deal with other photographers at an event. I was standing next to the altar waiting for the ceremony to start. As soon as the music stopped suddenly there were 15 other amateur photographers up at the front taking photos. I literally had to fight for space and for shots. It took me by surprise and I had to adjust my thinking with how to deal with other photographers when I am the hired gun. Here are a few tips that I use.
Wedding photography is the most important part of any wedding event. What we offer stands the test of time itself.