Im Cesar Quijada, an American and Venezuelan citizen, Photographer, Mechanical Engineer with a lot of experience, Programmer, and adventure enthusiastic.

Despite my technical instruction as an Engineer I have been working as a Professional Photographer since 2008, covering weddings, events and doing product photography, fashion, and documentary photography. (with more than 7 exhibitions around the world).

I had a Studio and I did many jobs retouching and printing for other important photographers (exhibition final retouch) and for my own exhibitions of course.

I’m a programmer as well, I have been programming since 1993 and I have developed many complete Intra and Extranet platforms for Important Companies, I have a long International Experience on Software development, SEO, Digital Marketing and Website development (Wordpress).

I can work on English and Spanish projects as same, I’m very qualified, organized, responsible and faster worker.

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Are engagement Photos a good idea?

Are engagement Photos a good idea?

Ariana & Brett - Cesar Quijada Photography - 25If you make a quick search of “Engagement Pictures” on Google you’ll soon find threads and threads of people wondering if they’re necessary or not. To be honest, I don’t think it is the right question. People should be wondering, in my opinion, if they’re a good idea for them or not. Every couple is unique therefore every wedding is unique. What works for one couple does not necessarily work for another. Today I present a series of reasons why I think engagement photos are a good idea so you can decide for yourself.

But first, a quick definition:

“Engagement photos” is the name given to a series of photos (usually professional) a couple takes of themselves before their wedding. In theory, they’re done right after the couple gets engaged. How formal or casual these pictures are completely depends on the couple. Most of the times, the pictures are taken by the photographer hired to do the wedding pictures.

Now that that’s out of the way, I’ll explain why I think having your engagement pictures taken is a good idea:

They are a way of announcing your engagement

Some people send them to the local newspaper, others use them on their “save the date” or even their wedding invitations. Even if a wedding invitation with pictures is not your cup of tea, you can certainly use them to update your profiles on social networks. They will certainly look better than your average Facebook photo.

Yesenia & Michael - Cesar Quijada Photography - 27A chance to get acquainted with the photographer

“Engagement Photos” are a great way to get to know your photographer and, also very important, for him or her to get to know you! A professional photographer will take the time to talk to you and your partner. He’ll study your angles and find the best possible way to make you feel comfortable. You’ll feel more relaxed on the day of your wedding if you’ve already had a positive experience with the photographer.

Test Run

Aside from getting to know your photographer, some brides see this photo shoot as an opportunity to test run their hair and make up. It is not the same thing to see yourself on the mirror than on a photograph.

It is fun!

Yesenia & Michael - Cesar Quijada Photography - 31A photo shoot is a fun and different activity that you and your partner can engage in. It is a chance for you and your loved one to take an afternoon off and celebrate yourselves.

Memories

People who say that “Engagement Photos” are a waste of time, are thinking of the “now” and not on the long run. Wedding photos are nice, but we don’t necessarily walk around in suits and long dresses everyday now do we? Engagement photos tend to capture a more “natural” side of the couple.

These are probably the best moments in a person’s life, wouldn’t you want to capture them in the best way possible?Are engagement Photos a good idea?

 

Ariana & Brett - Cesar Quijada Photography - 25If you make a quick search of “Engagement Pictures” on Google you’ll soon find threads and threads of people wondering if they’re necessary or not. To be honest, I don’t think it is the right question. People should be wondering, in my opinion, if they’re a good idea for them or not. Every couple is unique therefore every wedding is unique. What works for one couple does not necessarily work for another. Today I present a series of reasons why I think engagement photos are a good idea so you can decide for yourself.

But first, a quick definition:

“Engagement photos” is the name given to a series of photos (usually professional) a couple takes of themselves before their wedding. In theory, they’re done right after the couple gets engaged. How formal or casual these pictures are completely depends on the couple. Most of the times, the pictures are taken by the photographer hired to do the wedding pictures.

Now that that’s out of the way, I’ll explain why I think having your engagement pictures taken is a good idea:

They are a way of announcing your engagement

Some people send them to the local newspaper, others use them on their “save the date” or even their wedding invitations. Even if a wedding invitation with pictures is not your cup of tea, you can certainly use them to update your profiles on social networks. They will certainly look better than your average Facebook photo.

Yesenia & Michael - Cesar Quijada Photography - 27A chance to get acquainted with the photographer

“Engagement Photos” are a great way to get to know your photographer and, also very important, for him or her to get to know you! A professional photographer will take the time to talk to you and your partner. He’ll study your angles and find the best possible way to make you feel comfortable. You’ll feel more relaxed on the day of your wedding if you’ve already had a positive experience with the photographer.

Test Run

Aside from getting to know your photographer, some brides see this photo shoot as an opportunity to test run their hair and make up. It is not the same thing to see yourself on the mirror than on a photograph.

It is fun!

Yesenia & Michael - Cesar Quijada Photography - 31A photo shoot is a fun and different activity that you and your partner can engage in. It is a chance for you and your loved one to take an afternoon off and celebrate yourselves.

Memories

People who say that “Engagement Photos” are a waste of time, are thinking of the “now” and not on the long run. Wedding photos are nice, but we don’t necessarily walk around in suits and long dresses everyday now do we? Engagement photos tend to capture a more “natural” side of the couple.

These are probably the best moments in a person’s life, wouldn’t you want to capture them in the best way possible?

¿Son las fotos de compromiso una buena idea?

Ariana & Brett - Cesar Quijada Photography - 25Si haces una búsqueda rápida de Engagement Photos en Google encontrarás páginas y páginas de gente que se pregunta si son necesarias o no. Para ser honesto, yo no creo que ésta sea la pregunta correcta. La gente debería preguntarse, en mi opinión, si son una buena idea para ellos o no. Cada pareja es diferente, por lo tanto cada boda es diferente. Lo que funciona para unos novios no necesariamente funciona para otros. Hoy les presento una serie de razones por las que creo que las fotos de compromiso son una buena idea, y así para que tú puedas decidir por ti mismo.

Pero primero, una definición:

“Las fotos de compromiso” o las Engagement Photos en inglés, son el nombre que se le da a una sesión de fotos (normalmente profesional) que se les hace a los novios antes de la boda. En teoría, éstas se hacen justo después de que la pareja se compromete. Cuan formales o informales son éstas depende de la pareja. La mayoría de las veces, las fotos son tomadas por el mismo fotógrafo contratado para tomar las fotos de la boda.

Son una manera de anunciar el compromiso

Yesenia & Michael - Cesar Quijada Photography - 27Algunas personas las envían a los periódicos locales, otras las utilizan en sus save the date o hasta en sus invitaciones de boda. Si no te gustan las invitaciones con fotos, las puedes usar para poner al día tus perfiles en redes sociales. Seguramente se verán mejor que la foto de Facebook promedio.

Una oportunidad para familiarizarse con el fotógrafo

Estas fotos son una buena manera de conocer al fotógrafo y de que él o ella los conozca a ustedes. Un fotógrafo profesional se tomará el tiempo para hablar contigo y tu pareja. Él va a estudiar tus ángulos y encontrará la mejor manera para hacerlos sentir cómodos. Te sentirás más relajado(a) en el día de tu boda, si ya has tenido una experiencia positiva con el fotógrafo.

Test Run

Aparte de conocer al fotógrafo, algunas novias ven esta sesión de fotos como una oportunidad para poner a prueba el peinado y el maquillaje. No es lo mismo verte en un espejo que en una foto.

¡Es divertido!

Yesenia & Michael - Cesar Quijada Photography - 31Una sesión de fotos es una actividad diferente en la que tú y tu pareja se pueden involucrar. Puede ser una ocasión para tomarse una tarde libre y celebrarse el uno al otro.

Recuerdos

La gente que dice que “Las fotos de compromiso” son una pérdida de tiempo, están pensando en el “ahora” y no a largo plazo. Las fotos que se toman el día de la boda son hermosas, pero no necesariamente capturan la realidad. Es decir, a menos que seas James Bond, nadie va de traje largo y smoking todos los día. Las engagement photos tienden a capturar una realidad más natural de la pareja. Esta es probablemente la época más hermosa en la vida de una persona ¿A caso no vale la pena capturarla de la mejor manera posible?

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