client tips

Client Tips to Future Clients | Washington, DC Wedding Photography by Clarissa Villondo

Usually after an engagement session and wedding, we'll ask our clients how their experience with us was and if they have any tips for our future clients. Here are some of their tips for you!

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Kristi + Lee | Annapolis, MD

My first dress was actually a pick from a bunch of coworkers at MGH. I sent them snaps of my outfits and they unanimously decided on the first outfit because it was edgy but also sweet. It was the white lace with the black leather jacket. I incorporated blue into Lee’s first outfit because he’s got these baby blue stunners that really pop when he wears blue.  I chose the second outfits because I really wanted a pop of color – I also had shoes that matched both the dress and Lee’s pants (did anyone actually notice that detail?!)

Have fun with it. We were both a little nervous and we were anticipating a super awkward time and for those reasons, we were going to skip the engagement session altogether. But after seeing this pics, we’re so glad we did them with Nick and Clarissa!!! Just be yourselves – those end up being some of the best pictures! Also, save some conversation topics for your pictures because you’ll do a lot of walking and looking at each other so it’s nice to have something to talk about.

Janet + Jason | Jarrettsville, MD

We wore clothes that we felt most comfortable and ourselves in.  And we tried to match a little, blue and gray. We were trying to look comfortable and appropriate to the scenery, dressed for a short outdoor hike without overly adorned in hiking gear. I also brought a second outfit to try to look a little classier, not sure if I achieved that, but it was fun to have a change in wardrobe.

Wear clothes you feel comfortable and confident in.  Try to relax and have fun.  Maybe choose an activity that you both enjoy.  Enjoy the moment.

This was our first and Clarissa and Nicholas’ first time at Rocks State Park.  It was definitely a little cold and windy, which some may argue helped build the romantic atmosphere a little, helping us work through our awkwardness in front of the camera.  Overall we felt comfortable with Clarissa and Nicholas, and we definitely enjoyed the hikes.  We were also very happy that Clarissa and Nicholas were comfortable and willing to do these hikes with us, even with water involved near their expensive equipment!  I think this experience definitely made us all feel more comfortable with each other.  We really loved the candid shots that they’ve captured. 

Paige + Aaron | Towson, MD

To our engagement session, my fiancé and I attempted to recreate the day Aaron proposed. I wore the very same dress that I sewed to fit me, and Aaron wore a very similar outfit as the winter weather was a bit hard to wear the short sleeve button up that he wore on the day he proposed. In fact we took a few photos with the very picnic blanket.

You are in great hands if you have chosen Nick and Clarissa. They made the entire time so relaxing and friendly. We were all in giggles. Our son really bonded with Clarissa, and Nick had us feeling so comfortable even tho he was capturing intimate moments.  The duo captured such wonderful moments that I know we will cherish for years to come.