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Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Gonzales Photography
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The Importance of Having an Unplugged Wedding

What is an unplugged wedding?

An unplugged wedding is where you ask your guests to turn off their phones, cameras, tablets, and other mobile devices during your ceremony.


What are the benefits?

  • There are many benefits to having an unplugged wedding.
  • When guests use their own cameras, there are many ways that this affects the photography that you’re actually paying for. Guests oftentimes are taking photos at the same time we are, and their flashes interfere with our cameras, leaving you blown out completely (and not salvageable) or having weird shadows or lighting throughout the photos.
  • Guest cameras can leave a red or green dot from their focusing mechanisms. These will show up in our images.
  • If guests don’t turn off the noise on their cameras, they could be very loud when taking the photos. This can be very distracting to you and your guests.
  • Speaking of distracting – let’s talk about iPads and other tablets used to take photos. They are HUGE and are very distracting. If we are taking a wide photo of your ceremony, your eyes go straight to the tablet and completely ignore the beautiful couple exchanging vows.
  • Guests will often get in the aisle or stand in front of the professional photographers, blocking their shot. Sometimes, it’s too late for us to be able to get them to move, and we certainly don’t want to upset your guests by making them move.
  • During family formals, guests will often stand around photographers to get shots of their own, which can create harsh lighting if they use their flash. Even if they don’t use their flash, it causes the group to constantly be looking around, leaving wandering eyes. It’s hard for the photographer to get a good photo with everyone looking at the camera when there are multiple people taking photos around you.
  • Most importantly, if your guests are taking photos, they are not fully able to enjoy the moment. They are absent and distracted by their picture taking and posting.


We highly recommend having your wedding unplugged, but respect your wishes if you choose not to. If you have any questions concerning this or how to unplug your wedding, feel free to contact us and we can chat.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
By Ryan
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New Mexico Photographer Earns Certification  


Ryan Gonzales of Gonzales Photography Inc joins a prestigious group as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)  


Las Cruces, NM March 14, 2014 – Ryan Gonzales, CPP of Gonzales Photography Inc. in Las Cruces, NM has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA).


Gonzales earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures HIS artistic and technical competence. Professional Photographers of America currently recognizes fewer than 3,700 CPPs.


I sought out certification because in this day and age everyone is a photographer. This designation distinguishes me as being a true professional in the art of photography. Being a CPP also separates my business from other businesses in my local market as well as other area markets. This designation also allows my clients to hold me to a higher standard to deliver the best overall experience and high quality images.  As a certified professional photographer,  just as doctors and other professionals seek certification in their industries, I wanted to show the public my qualifications to be the best photographer possible for them.


Professional Photographers of America ( is the leading body for certifying imaging professionals. CPPs must complete a written examination, finish an image evaluation and adhere to a strict code of conduct. Certification must be renewed on a periodic basis, ensuring continued confidence in the professionalism of Certified Professional Photographers.


For more information on certification, visit Go to for booking information for Ryan Gonzales, CPP.

March 14, 2014


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