Hello! Welcome back to the 5ive15ifteen Blog. It’s been a while since we’ve posted here, but in celebration of our new website, we’ve dusted off the cobwebs and started anew. In the past we may have been a little “lax” when it comes to posting frequently, but with me in the driver’s seat, that’s going to change. I’m not entirely sure how to explain the absence of this blog, so I’m just going to blame it on the busy wedding season, and a tornado coming through and taking us to a weird and colourful parallel universe that we managed to escape from on a hot air balloon.
Okay, maybe that last thing didn’t happen. But the first point was true.
My name is Stefi, and you may have talked to me on the phone or over email. I am the “photo editor” here at 5ive15ifteen. I do a lot of things, but it takes a long time to explain them all, so the term “photo editor” just blankets all my jobs. And, none of my relatives seem to know what the term “culling” means. Maybe I should write a post explaining it.
Everything from editing down events to retouching submissions falls onto my plate. I am in charge of prints, I second shoot weddings and now I’ve taken control of the blog. Mike also told me to say that I have been designated as the funniest person in the studio, but part of me wonders if my colleagues just say that because I bring them homemade cookies and baked goods every now and again.
My favourite part of my job is when I’m editing down an event and I see a test shot, or a photo that has another one of our photographers in the background. I zoom in, take a screenshot, and then present the most embarrassing faces in a slideshow at our end of year holiday party. Last year’s was 170 slides long. Please see examples below…
What’s our mission with this blog? I want to inspire, show creative and beautiful events, some behind the scenes stuff, tips on weddings, and helpful information from our knowledge of many years in the business. Basically, I’m going to pick a topic and then type out whatever Mike dictates to me when I ask him about it. He knows everything, and I’m not exaggerating. I can name any couple, and Mike can tell me the year, month, designer of the bride’s gown, and colour of her shoes.
Okay, again, maybe that last two points weren’t true. But he does have an excellent memory!
So pour yourself a glass of wine or whatever you’re drinking, and follow along.
Welcome to our blog!