How to Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer 

»Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Wedding Photographer | 0 comments

Wedding preparation and planning is challenging especially that there are aspects of it that you can’t taste, hear or smell like your cakes, arrangements, flower and music. When we talk about photography, you can’t test like those things on your wedding preparation until you see the actual thing first. Hiring one is difficult especially that there’s no licenses and certifications required from them. So, hiring a wedding photographer will take a lot of research and your selection will base upon a lot of factors. The following are the things that you should consider.  

Wedding Photographer

Settle on a Style 

Before you look for a photographer, settle the style you like because it will then determine what kind of photographer you will hire. Some of the style you can choose from are portraiture, documentary, fine art and edgy and bold. The portraiture style is like a classic portrait for a traditional wedding where the couple will pose in front of the camera, or family or friends. Various backdrops are used for this style.   

A documentary style is when photos of candid moments, décor, and people are spontaneously shown. Imagine a documentary you love watching and turning your wedding into something like that. The fine art style is similar to documentary however it gives the photographer more chance to channel his style and point of view. The photos are gorgeous and dramatic, as if shot in a film. Lastly, the edgy and bold style is marked by tilted angles, using different outside-the-box angles to shoot everything.  

You should remember though that photographers can mix one or more of these styles to achieve the goal you want. If you are not engaged yet, you can also hire a photographer to take photos of the engagement. Same drill, choose the style you want, traditional engagements, adventure engagements, romantic engagements and others, then that would determine what kind if photographer you will need.  

Do Some Research 

Read through the local listings of photographers in your area or ask people who are recently married. If you have potential photographers already since you already narrowed down your option in step 1, review their blogs and websites to check their photos. It will give you an idea of how they shoot the style you wants. Nowadays almost all businesses have social media accounts, check those and see if they have positive feedbacks from people.  

Set Up an Interview 

You might not be able to ask photographers their licenses and certifications but you can see if they can give quality job by setting up an interview. Take a look more at their assets, their personality, talk about their style, see their album and ask for their availability.  

Review Wedding Albums 

During the interview, make sure that you review their wedding albums. Also, do not just base your decision on the pictures they presented, ask for more. See a full album of at least one wedding they shot so you would know how they work. Be critical. After everything, compare the photographer’s packages then ask about your rights for the photos.  

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6 Signs and Symptoms of a Damaged Furnace

»Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Damaged Furnace | 0 comments

Our home’s furnace is our savior during winter times, or during normal cold days. It makes us comfortable with the warmth it brings. However if you haven’t used it for half a year, the furnace might get damaged without you even realizing it. This happens to a lot of households in the country, so you should check on your furnace once in a while. The following are the signs and symptoms of a damaged furnace. If you noticed many of them, contact a furnace repair services professional.  

Damaged Furnace 

Difficulty Starting the Unit 

Furnaces especially old ones will have more difficulty starting the unit and keep it running. If you try to turn it on but you have to try multiples times to do it successfully, then you should consider having a repair. This is one of the functionality issues might is caused by damaged thermostat or disconnected wirings. Replacing these damages will resolve the issue.  

Abnormal Furnace Smell 

If you turn on the furnace for the first time in a year, the furnace can smell like the fuel you’re using. The odors will be gone once the unit keeps on running. However, if the strong smell of fuel is there, or when an odor suddenly appears while you use the furnace, the system might have a problem. These issues might cause by an excessive dust inside the unit or a gas leak. It’s better to have it checked because the odor will have an effect on your health.  

Inadequate Heat 

One of the most obvious damages you can notice from a furnace is that it’s not doing its job properly, which is to provide heat. If the furnace doesn’t provide heat or inadequate amount of heat regardless of the thermostat setting, then you should repair it. The cause might be a faulty thermostat or a leaking ductwork and makes the air escape.  

Discolored Pilot Light 

A furnace’s pilot light is blue but when it’s of a different color especially yellow, you have a ventilation problem on your furnace. The pilot light’s color changes when the carbon monoxide doesn’t dissipate. If you don’t pay attention to this, it can cause you major health problems and makes the unit more combustible. So, call a professional right away.  

Persistent Noises 

Every furnace is loud, there are no silent ones. However, if there are loud persistent noises it can indicate problems on your furnace. Pay attention to the noise you hear and clearly describe it to a technician during a check-up. Groaning and banging noises result from loose or broken internal components while whistling and squealing noises come from fan or belt issues.  

Poor Air Quality 

The furnace’s job is to give you warm air during cold days, and also has an impact on the quality of air in your home. A system with little or poor maintenance might have bacteria, dirt and other particles that go along with the heated air. If you notice more dust floating in your air, and respiratory ailments among your family members you should have the furnace checked.  

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