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    Michael McNett Photography has stopped utilizing emails as a form of contact. We are a very hands on company that wants to make sure that each client that has any question or concern or wants to chat gets to talk to us in the fastest and most direct manner possible.

    As convenient as emailing is, its also the most impersonal and we pride ourselves on just how personal of a product we deliver so reach out by phone, will will always pick up or get back to you with in 24 hours.... Or text us we love texts too

    There is a information form that new clients to get your info into our database. But please call us to chat if you are interested in out services.

    Michael McNett
    484.274.0910 (no calls before 8:30am or after 8:00pm)

Michael McNett Photography is in the process of upgrading how we host our clients images online both sites are owned and hosted by us we so there is still complete privacy for you and your images we are just in the process of adding new features that are not comparable with our older proofer.

If your event or photoshoot happened before 01/01/2016 then you can click this link:
www.pictures.mcnettimages.com

If your event or photoshoot happened after 01/01/2016 then you can click this link: www.proof.picturesfrommywedding.com

**If we created a customized app for mobil devices for you from your images then please contact us via email for the custom link. mike (at) mcnettimages (dot) com

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Its that time of year again where I beg and plead my customers, friends strangers… to hop over to Lehigh Valley Style Magazine’s website and vote for me in the Photography category.

I generally don’t like these contests because you can do exactly what Im doing… get your friends to vote, get your friends family to vote etc etc and that doesn’t necessarily mean your the best… But Im way to competitive to not do it and I love praise 🙂

So its super easy. Im all the way on the last page at number 146. But I have a link and instructions to help you below

best of the valley photographer Michael McNett Photography

step 1
Go to http://www.lehighvalleystyle.com/best-of-the-lehigh-valley/
and fill out your name and email

Step 2
Vote for your favorite people in the lehigh valley here are some examples

Food & Drink
4. Best Cupcake and Flavor
Granny Schmidts Bakeshop | Elvis – Banana Cupcake with Peanut Butter & Marshmallow fluff topped with a Pretzel

11. Best Ice Cream
Hotel Bethlehem’s Main Street Ice Cream

33. Best Place for a special occasion cake
Granny Schmidts Bakeshop

48. Best Beer selection (you can also vote for Pints and Pies for pizza, Cheese stake, wings and Bar Food they are all unreal how good they are)
Pints and Pies

SHOPPING AND BEAUTY
65. Best Bridal Boutique
Jon’s Bridal By Suzanne

73/74/75 Spraytan/makeup/eyebrows
Lauren’s Make Up Design

SERVICES & HELP
126. Best Jewelry repair shop
Mussleman jewelers

141. Best Place for flowers
Richmar Florist

144. Best Party DJ
Rockin Ramaley

145. Best Event Decor / 147.Best Party Planner
Dream Events

146. Best Photographer
Michael McNett Photography

the time you spend on this is much appreciated… I know just how lucky I am to have people that will take the time to vote for me..

-Mike

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If your looking for a great idea to shake up the normal boring engagement sessions… take advantage of regional and seasonal events in your area… we are posting up today a great engagement session we shot at a local apple orchard filled with farm fun: hay bales, corn maze, pumpkin patches and the apple orchard itself.

think beyond the flower park and pick locations that are as unique as you guys are.

can’t wait to shoot Melissa and Jason’s wedding such a fun couple
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“Hello my name is Michael and Im a reflection photography addict….”

its true any reflection be it puddle or sunglasses Im all on it… here is one of my favorite secret sauce shots that is one of the few that I try to shoot at every wedding… because it is sexy and mysterious how you can frame only parts of the make-up process or facial features and let the boke fade out everything else

Here are some of the shots I go for when shooting “The make-up compact mirror shot”
secret-sauce-michael-mcnett-photography-compactsone thats missing is to frame the whole face like the bottom right and to get the subject to look directly into the camera… and its really nice to grab a more photojornalistc  feeling shot to get them to look at someone of frame and give a hearty fake laugh.

Tips when shooting this shot.
1. Wait till the makeup is done to get full effect of lips and eyes
2. Clean your mirrors, between makeup and hairspray these surfaces are coated in like 5 inches of gunk (I use the back of my tie when no paper towels are handy but most Hair/MUA have towels)
3. use a wide angle lens for the view from the compact side but swap it out for a macro lens (I use a 100mm 2.8 macro from canon) to shoot the mirror itself… but if this isn’t available try out a telephoto lens and back up a couple paces.
4. face the subject towards the light and then have them rotate so your background has interesting light, texture or color patterns
5. Don’t think so linearly, they will move the mirror around for you so shoot low shoot high so you have multiple angles to choose from.. and remember you can play with distance the mirror is away from the subject and distance you are from the mirror all of which change the composition
6. don’t be afraid of smaller or funny shaped mirrors. a thin rectangle can be interesting

SO have fun becoming a mirror junky like me… 🙂

Image was shot at the Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem PA

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Its like wedding photography karma…
yesterday I shot the wedding of William Bader who’s sister Lauren Bader was married at the Events center at Blue last year… and what arrives in the mail today? Lauren and Jeremy’s wedding album…

They are stopping in today to pick it up and hopefully while the grooms parents are still in town for the wedding they will get to see it and get their companion books.Bader-sesito-album

Im so happy with how this album turned out..

The Wooden-esque box gives it such a warm feel and the act of opening this box adds to the feeling of preciousness.

The image that was shot at the State Theater was chosen for the interior of the bad and I love the more theatrical feel that contrasts with the softness of the wood and silver linen cover. It really makes a statement when you open the box.

Even the ribbon was selected specifically to match the couples wedding color and is a continuing theme through out the album design.

Lastly the idea that we can print separate copies of the album smaller for the parents is such a nice touch and surprise for the parents who were so important to the couple and I know they will treasure these books for years to come

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