Photography by Studio EnVogue – Dothan, Enterprise and Ozark Alabama

Something Different
February 20, 2007, 12:37 am
Filed under: New


We are so pleased to announce that Studio EnVogue’s evolution has taken yet another giant leap.  This week marks yet another milestone for us as we officially begin the introduction of ‘Weddings Couture’, our hand selected line of products that is guaranteed to please even the most discriminating bride!  Included in our long awaited product line is an exciting  assortment of custom invitations, delightful favors, bridal jewelry and wedding party gifts!  Our brides will also now have full access to hand selecting their personalized napkins and stemware…

We’re especially thrilled to offer Wilton’s entire line of favors including their love potion bottles, candy goblets, music CD tins and more.  Personalized candles along with a wide variety of other specialty favors will also be offered.  We promise to keep plenty of samples on hand for your viewing pleasure!  Our wedding invitations will be the VERY BEST from a wide variety of hand selected suppliers including the premier offerings from Carlson Craft.  Visit our new sister website for more details

Welcome to my new BLOG!
February 19, 2007, 3:09 am
Filed under: New


Welcome to EnVogue’s all new blog!  I hope you’ll enjoy our new format as I’m sure it will be much easier to find the subjects that matters most and it will also keep me blogging more often.  I love to share my insights with others and blogging has certainly given me the ability to do that.  I feel that clients actually get to know me before they ever set foot in my studio through what they find here.  Existing clients get to stay up to date on exactly what’s going on in the wonderful world of EnVogue!  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “I read about that on your blog just the other day”.  It always amazes me that others keep checking in on us to see what’s going on.  The new blog will help keep you even more up to date!

 You’ll also be able to send me direct comments through my new blog and even suggest things that you would like me to write about.  How cool is that!  I may never have another boring moment again.  Hurray for me!

Happy blogging  – Cindi Kay

Highly suggested reading
February 18, 2007, 2:35 am
Filed under: Archive

It has recently come to my attention that I am apparently giving free photography lessons or at least that’s the only way the following could possibly have happened.  Supposedly now at least two individuals who have never worked with me or taken one of my classes have told people they have learned their photography skills from me.  The entire reason for this blog entry is to assure anyone out there who may have hired someone claiming to have ‘learned from’ or ‘worked’ with me that they are more than welcome to contact me directly to confirm such statements.  I can easily answer the question here in stating that the only person outside of my family who has had any experience in working directly with me is Ashley Latimer.  I did have one other young lady who assisted me in my studio for a grand total of about two photo sessions and during those sessions I gave her practically no photographic instruction.

May I suggest that when hiring a photographer that you never take such statements such as ‘I have worked with ___’ or I have taken classes here or there with a grain of salt…  Ask to see lots of examples of their work and ask questions about their technical skills and what kind of PROFESSIONAL equipment they are using!  Ask them what their preferred LIGHTING RATIO is and why?  Ask them how they color balance for different lighting scenarios and what they do when they are shooting under florescent lighting.  YES, even digital cameras have issues with florescent lighting!  Find out if they even know the difference between an incident light reading and a reflected reading.  Ask them what an exposure factor is and if they don’t know fire them before you hire them! 

By the way, if you have taken a photography course and you still don’t know how to use a camera, then perhaps you really haven’t had a photography course.  Learning how to process images in a darkroom and learning how to use and camera and manipulate light are very different things.