From Dramatic Locations To Dreamy Photo Sets, Here Are The New Trends In Wedding Photography


(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Published: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 8:16 PM

Last updated: Thu 14 Sep 2023, 8:24 PM

It is said that the cake gets eaten, the flowers get withered but it is the wedding photos that last forever. Wedding pictures are a perfect way to preserve what are arguably the best moments of one’s life, and its value only increases with time.“Wedding photography is an art that stands as a testament to love; it transcends time. Cherished for generations, it is all about encapsulating emotions and not documenting pictures,” says Shrey Bhagat, founder and creative director, Raabta.

Undoubtedly, one of the most important aspects of a wedding is photography, which is getting bigger and better by the day. A multi-billion-dollar market that is growing exponentially, wedding photography has evolved tremendously over the years. From dramatic locations and dreamy photo sets to stunning imagery and visual storytelling, the trends in wedding photography are eclectic and exciting. Here is a look at some of the latest trends in this special genre of photography.

Creative, candid and collaborative

Gone are the days when wedding photography was a strictly formal affair and it was all about awkward posing and forced smiling before the camera.“Earlier, there was no real connection between a photographer and the couple, but now, couples and the photographer are a team and all decisions with respect to the approach and style of pictures are taken mutually.

It is all about capturing real, candid moments that tell the unique story of the wedding day,” says Himanshu Patel, founder, Epic Stories. Couples are totally involved in the creative process and the photography team spends hours listening to each couple’s story to understand the best way to capture the essence of their wedding.“Some couples even opt for a customised song dedicated to them, and this just adds a whole new dimension to storytelling with wedding photography,” adds Bhagat.

With the help of new technology and changing preferences, wedding photography has become more creative and dynamic. Photographers today are more focussed on capturing nuances, subtle expressions and feelings shared between the couple. While it could be casual interactions or intricate details, it is all about embracing the authentic, and even the imperfect, to capture the true spirit of the occasion.“Couples love how this gives them an output that is up close and personal. The beauty of these frames is that it is full of raw emotions, with an overlapping foon people,” quips Bhagat. As a result, conventional wedding albums have now transformed into beautiful fairy-tales that encapsulate the narrative of the couples’ journeys.

Latest trends for the Midas touch

Apart from candid images, drone shots have become a rage in recent times. With elaborate décor themes spanning from royal, traditional, tropical, vintage and even boho chic, drone shots are used to capture these details beautifully. Most weddings are all about rituals and elaborate ceremonies, and drone shots lend more gravitas to such pictures.

“Cinematic style photography is the trend these days with a foon candid videography. We work with the couple from months in advance to craft the complete narrative right from pre-wedding shoots, save-the-date creatives and even short, quick teasers with about 10-20 edited wedding pictures or a short film that is released on the same day for the couple to share on social media,” says Palani A, founder, S.A. Digital Studio, Bengaluru. He adds that editing is as challenging as the actual shooting and that the desaturated editing style is gaining popularity. This technique creates images that are artistically minimalistic with softer tones and an earthy, natural feel.

There are a number of couples adopting the vintage and nostalgic aesthetic in terms of black and white images and even hazy images that have an ethereal quality. Most photographers are using a slower shutter-speed to capture these soulful images.“We are also returning to using film to give photos a classic, old-fashioned feel. These dreamy pictures add an extra touch of magic and is akin to viewing the photo through a soft, gentle filter,” adds Patel. Such pictures often feel like they are carrying a memory right in the photo.“Controlled blurriness adds cinematic emotion and movement, focusing on moments and gestures,” says Jayant Chhabra, founder, Cupcake Productions.

Further, first look images are a huge trend as they capture one of the purest moments of weddings and seize that feeling forever through a perfect photograph. It also captures the emotional reactions of parents when they see their children for the first time in their wedding attire. Capturing bridal room chronicles with elaborate shots of the trousseau, jewellery and the whole journey of her getting ready is in vogue as is capturing your pets with you on your special day.

Tantalising techniques

Other trends include groomsmen shoots, veil shots and the use of GIFs. While bridal veil images exude an enigmatic and timeless appeal, pictures of the groom with his groomsmen having fun allows their personalities to shine through. After all, why should brides have all the fun? “GIFs are likely to be quite popular in the coming days. Imagine capturing a small moment from the wedding and turning it into a moving picture. It is like freezing a happy dance or a cute smile and making it come alive. These GIFs are like mini stories that show the feeling of the moment in a fun way in a jiffy,” says Patel.

Double-exposure photographs, underwater portraits and backlit silhouettes are the other techniques adopted by photographers to incorporate a unique and distinctive vibe. Artistic compositions with the strategic use of reflective surfaces like mirrors helps create exotic, unusual images and so does the use of smoke bombs which creates the perfect ambience for moments like the couple’s first dance. Post wedding shoots are also extremely popular.

Like all things, change is the only constant in the field of wedding photography too. Photographers spend a lot of time researching new styles and technology to stay relevant.“Keeping up with the trends in wedding photography requires a proactive, adaptive and continulearning approach. Attending meets by photography clubs and other workshops and conferences can help you gain valuable insights. Further, it is imperative to update your camera equipment, lighting gears, lenses and editing software,” concludes Chhabra.


Photographer captures cool beauty in Jilin province


Tianchi, or Heavenly Lake, glistens atop Changbai Mountain in Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture, Jilin province. [Photo by Meng Fanying/For]

With the arrival of midsummer, Changbai Mountain in Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture, Jilin province, welcomes its most beautiful season.

Photographer Meng Fanying recently captured images of Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve, including sunrise and sunset at Tianchi Lake, spectacular waterfalls and flowers blooming all over the mountain.

The reserve is known as a summer holiday destination for people seeking cooler temperatures. It is home to Tianchi, or Heavenly Lake, a crater lake atop Changbai Mountain. It covers nine square kilometers at an altitude of 2,194 meters.

While people around the nation are sweltering in the summer heat, tourists who visit Tianchi Lake can enjoy refreshing cool breezes.


Indian Embassy In Azerbaijan Holds Event Dedicated To International Yoga Day (PHOTO)


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 19. An event
dedicated to International Yoga Day was held in Azerbaijan’s
Shabran district, trend reports.

The event was organized by the Embassy of India in
Azerbaijan and attracted many yoga enthusiasts and diplomatic

Ambassador of India to Azerbaijan, Sridharan
Madhusudhanan, who spoke at the event, expressed his joy and
gratitude for such active support for yoga in Azerbaijan. He also
noted the importance of this 5,000-year-old ancient practice for
the physical and spiritual health of every person.

“This event integrated several features at once,
including nature, real Indian culture, tourism, and yoga itself,”
the ambassador noted.

After the official part of the event, the guests were
given the opportunity to participate in a yoga session in nature,
where everyone gathered to experience the benefits and harmony that
it can bring.

The culmination of the event was Indian classical
dances and the performance of Indian music using various folk

The event provided an excellent platform for cultural exchange
between India and Azerbaijan.

Since 2015, June 21 is celebrated worldwide as International
Yoga Day. The selected date is the longest day of the year in the
northern hemisphere.


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Minister Of Culture Opens ‘Saber’ Exhibition At Qatar Photog…


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Doha: Minister of Culture HE Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Thani inaugurated this evening a photo exhibition of Qatari photographer Mohammed Al Baker, at the headquarters of Qatar Photography Center in the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara).

With 50 wildlife photos on display, the ‘Saber’ exhibition showcases the beauty of a picturesque Qatari environment that attracts 300 species of resident and migratory birds, as well as rare birds of dazzling colors.

In statements to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Al Baker said that he was keen to choose the best pictures of the resident and migratory birds in the Qatari environment.

The wildlife photographer, who kickstarted his photography career in 2018, said he opted for bird photography in 2019, producing more than 150 pictures of migratory and resident birds in the Qatari environment with all its details and movements.

‘Wildlife photography is risky given the photographer’s exposure to life-threatening reptiles, but it is also entertaining because the photographer feels proud when taking aesthetic photos of birds in the Qatari environment,’ Al Baker said.


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Sharing China 2023 contest calls for photography and video entries


Sharing China photo and short video contest 2023 is calling for submissions from all over the world until Feb 12, 2023.

Regardless of whether you are a professional or an amateur, who you are or where you are from, you are welcome to send us photos and videos of memorable moments from Chinese New Year celebrations.

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the most important traditional festival for Chinese people. Grand celebrations take place all over the world during the festive days, with traditions passed down over centuries, such as family reunions, New Year fireworks, temple fairs and performances, as well as enjoying dumplings and local delicacy feasts.

To learn more and submit your entries:


What we are looking for

All photos and videos of Chinese New Year celebrations are welcome. Suggested themes include:

(1) Traditional customs, such as paying respects to ancestors, cleaning the house and New Year’s Eve dinner.

(2) Modern customs and new trends, such as the Spring Festival travel rush, giving out or receiving mobile red envelopes, or traveling.

(3) Folk activities, such as dragon dances, lion dances, yangko dances, folk theatrical art or local folk customs.

(4) Foreigners experiencing the Spring Festival, celebrations around the world or anything that reflects the integration of the festival and local life.


Awards and Prizes

The contest will select 50 photos (single or group).

★ First prize: 5 photos (single or group), with 2,000 RMB in prize money for each winner

★ Second prize: 15 photos (single or group), with 1,000 RMB in prize money for each winner

★ Third prize: 30 photos (single or group), with 600 RMB in prize


We will also select 10 short films.

★ First prize: One winner, RMB 5,000 prize

★ Second prize: Three winners, RMB 3,000 prize for each

★ Third prize: Six winners, RMB 2,500 prize for each

The organizer will deduct any tax on the award money and pay the authorities on behalf of the winners.



Submission: from Dec 20, 2022 to Feb 12, 2023

Selection and ranking: from Feb 13 to May 15, 2023

Result announcement: June, 2023


The rules

Photo contest:

1. All entries must be real and not doctored or photo edited. The tone and color of the image may be slightly adjusted. Composition and clipping are allowed.

2. Entries should be in JPG or JPEG format with a resolution of 300 dpi, no less than 2 MB for each, with the length no less than 3,000 pixels. If submitting to Facebook, photos could be compressed, but please keep the original file. If the photo is shortlisted and published on the page, the original file will be required.

3. Entries can be single photos or a series of photos. A series of photos counts as one entry and each series may contain four to ten photos.

4. Entries should have titles and a short photo description (such as time, place and people in the photo).


Short film contest:

Format: MP4 or MOV

Dimension: horizontal: 16:9, vertical: 9:16

Resolution: no less than 1920 × 1080 pixels

Size: 1GB maximum, less than 4 minutes

Dubbing and subtitles: If the video is dubbed, the language could be either Mandarin or English, but subtitles should be bilingual

Caption: 200-500 English or Chinese words to give a brief introduction


Interact with us on Facebook

You can submit your entries to China Culture’s Facebook, see others’ works and interact with us. (Event page:

China Culture’s Facebook:

Scan the QR code below to follow China Culture’s Facebook page, and always stay updated on the latest Chinese culture news, events and information.

Host and organizers

Host: China International Culture Association


Supported by China Photographers Association and Sina Photo



1. The entries should not contain any pornography, violence or reactionary elements and should obey the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China.

2. The author owns the copyright and enjoys the right of authorship of the entries. Once the entries are submitted to the contest, it means that the author has agreed that the Bureau of International Exchange and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China has the right to use his/her works for non-commercial purpose, and has the right to authorize any third party to use his/her works for non-commercial purpose, in cultural activities or cultural products, including but not limited to exhibitions, screenings, publications, posters and photo album designs, and promotional videos. The host also has the right to recommend the works to related media and will not pay the author for use.

3. All participants should guarantee their ownership of copyright for the entries, or that they have the right to authorize the entries’ use in competitions, promotions and screenings. The author(s) should promise that all legal responsibilities and economic losses shall be borne by himself (themselves), including but not limited to results of the products’ infringement of intellectual property, portrait rights and reputation rights, defamation, rights of privacy and other violations of laws and regulations.

4. All applicants should ensure the authenticity and accuracy of the filed content in the application form. The organizing committee will not be responsible for any errors or misunderstandings caused by incorrect, incomplete or inauthentic filings.

5. The host reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is deemed inappropriate or does not conform to stated contest rules.

6. The organizers will contact the winners via email by June 15, 2023. The winners shall reply to the email with their personal information and bank details within fourteen (14) days, so as to enable to deliver the prize to the winners. If the participant refuses to provide personal and bank information, or does not provide the requested information within the stipulated time, the winner will be disqualified.

7. By submitting an entry to take part in the contest, the participant agrees to accept these rules.

8. The host has the right of final interpretation of these terms and conditions. The host reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions at any time. Disputes arising from this event shall be settled in accordance with the relevant laws of the People’s Republic of China.


ART BEAT: Debra Barnhart takes her nature photography to the tumultuous Farallon Islands | Entertainment



Photography in Lehman’s Terms: Don’t stop life to photograph it this holiday season | Lifestyles


’Tis the season ye merry photographers. No idea what the statistics are, but I have a pretty good idea there is no time like the holidays for shooting tons of pictures. Back in the day, I’d wager more rolls of film were used between now and New Years than during the whole rest of the year.

Certainly no different in this day of cellphones and gigabytes.

But not around my house. I’ve become a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to shooting Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities. Rebelliousness is not usually part of my nature, but come the holidays, with the expectation being that Greg’s a photographer, I don’t snap a lot of shots. Does the cobbler make shoes on Christmas Eve?

I’m not saying I’m proud of it, but the fact is, the holidays are one time when I enjoy myself more without a camera around my neck or my phone in camera mode. This is crazy, because what better time to document the joy and love of family and friends than when they’re gathered for the holidays?

So, don’t do as I do, do as I recommend.

CANDID, NOT POSEDIn all honesty how many shots fill your photo albums of people smiling at the camera, posing with a just-opened present or with a carving knife poised over the ham? Most of them? Too many photographers think a photograph is something you stop real life for.

Here’s the main idea to keep in mind for this holiday season: Get most of your photos of people doing what they are doing. Shoot pictures when grandma is opening the Christmas present or reacting to it. Get that shot of dad and the big bird while he’s carving it or the activity in the kitchen during the cooking.

Even when it comes to the most delightful of us — the children — we tend to stop them from their normal activity to get a picture. Let them play! Years of professional photography has taught me that kids can ignore a camera like no one else. They notice it, but VERY quickly forget about it. That’s when your best shots happen.

So, don’t stop life to photograph it.


Now there’s posed and then there’s boring, stiff, stare-at-the-camera POSED.

During the holidays most of us are around people we know pretty well. Use your knowledge of them to pose them meaningfully. If Uncle Frank is bored to tears with family gatherings, say “C’mon, Frank! Show us how you’re really feeling.” If your mom is protective of her kitchen while cooking, maybe you can coax her into a pose by the kitchen door, arms crossed and chef’s knife in hand. It’s posed, but has some playfulness to it and says something.

Pose fun, if that makes any sense.


Generally, people don’t get nearly close enough to their subjects in photography — a topic of many columns. But during the holidays be sure to step back and take in the environment. Allow a sense of place to come through.

This sense of place can be literal, such as in what house is the event happening. I look through old family pictures and there are so many where I have no idea where they were taken. A wall is a wall is a wall. Step back and take in more of the room on a few or even a couple shots of the exterior.

Sense of place can also be more symbolic or atmospheric. This can involve including the decorations and the food in your photographs. Keep an eye out for making these things the actual subject of pictures. If the lights on the house are Griswold-esque, it might be worth a shot.


Don’t make the mistake of thinking your memory will always be so fresh. File your images with the date.

I am currently digitizing nearly 100 years of Lehman family film. It’s frustrating to look at photos and try to figure out when and where they were taken by how old they look. Or the model of car in the background. Or the style of clothes, the hair and the furniture. Save them in a dated folder!

Also, I have whole albums of wonderful black and whites from generations gone by and very little idea of who, what, where and when. Take a little time and attach some names, even if it’s in a notebook that you can photograph and include with the pics.

Shoot, have fun and preserve memories. It is a photograph’s greatest gift!


THE GREAT OUTDOORS: Incoming geese inspire a photo challenge | Lifestyles


It is no secret that I’m addicted to nature photography, which I practice on an almost daily basis regardless of weather conditions. In fact bad conditions sometime produce some neat images. I love “shooting” sunrises; they usually are the thing that gets me going in the morning. With sunrises, or sunsets, the secret to getting good ones is to be out there before they occur. Sometimes the best sky color is before the sun rises or after it sets, and you need to be in a good position before that happens. After sunrise, I head to a likely wildlife scene.

Lately I have been sitting along the Feeder Road off Route 77 near a marsh where geese and ducks come to rest in the morning. No hunting is allowed on this marsh, so many of the waterfowl naturally pick it for a safe haven. This was my favorite spot last week as I aimed to get good flight shots of geese coming in. Lighting and wind need to be from the right angle, and the birds are fast, so you have to be on the ball. It is very satisfying to catch that goose image, tack sharp, as he cups and drops into the marsh.

I used to do a lot of waterfowl hunting and the incoming geese always seemed to be the most exciting to watch. That’s still true today as I hunt them with my camera. Their distance calling tunes me in to their arrival and even when they are about to take off. I take way too many pictures of them in flight, but that’s necessary to catch the birds’ most flattering positions, which involves how the light is hitting them, their wing positions and their angle to the camera.

One shot I’m always trying to capture is their flying upside-down (yes, you read that right!). Sometimes when a flock is coming in to land they come in from a high altitude and are in a hurry to get to their chosen landing spot. To do this they “slip” sideways as they drop from the sky, and even flip over on their backs, which cuts wind resistance and helps them drop more quickly. Now, this maneuver takes only a split second, and they do it individually, not as a group. Thus it can be very difficult to catch this move. The best way is to just click away as you see birds in the flock doing this and hope you catch one upside-down.

When the birds are ready to leave the marsh, their body positioning and type of call usually prompt me to get ready. I try to catch them both flying and running on the water as they get airborne. Again, it is a matter of taking a lot of shots to catch it just right.

A lot of other things went on as I waited for various groups of geese to arrive. One morning a pair of trumpeter swans flew over me from a side that I don’t eyeball that much, and by the time I saw them I could only get angling-away images, not very flattering to the swans. A few mornings later, now peeking at the southeast side of my position more often, I caught the pair coming towards me. Getting ready, I kept focusing on them as they approached, and hit the “trigger” a number of times as they passed low and right in front of me. Each time I did, the thought “got it” clicked in my mind, and the end result was about six great, tack-sharp, well-exposed and flattering shots. As they continued on their way I took a deep breath — I often hold my breath as I shoot, probably a habit from my long range woodchuck hunting days that gave me a more accurate shot. A quick review of the shots proved I hit the nail right on the head, and my day was made even if the geese and ducks didn’t cooperate.

Other creatures often show themselves while I’m waiting out a particular set up like this. A mink will scramble in front of me, never giving a good shot because it is so quick in its sudden appearance and disappearance. Then there’s the great blue heron that has not flown south yet, offering some close “fishing” poses to me. Although not as plentiful as the incoming geese in this marsh, some mallards, pintails, teal and an occasional wood duck come in, elevating the excitement for me.

When the geese do start arriving there seems to be numerous groups coming in, one after another, which keeps me on the ball and breathless as I concentrate on various groups, trying to pick ones with good background, or doing quick maneuvers and coming in at the right angles.

Nature’s creatures are not the only things that keep me entertained while I’m in this area. The seasonal road is traveled by both vehicles and hikers looking to see nature or photograph it, and sometimes it’s pretty funny watching the wildlife outmaneuver these people. I can often predict what’s going to happen. Someone stops quickly and jumps out of their vehicle, camera in hand for a picture, only to find the creature has disappeared. Or, they walk or drive by never seeing the wildlife right off the road, because they don’t know how to look for it.

Nature photography can be addictive but that is OK because it makes you more appreciative of what’s out there.

I have a list of folks to whom I send my nature images. If you’re interested in seeing what I see, send me your email address and a request and I’ll add you to the list.

Doug Domedion, outdoorsman and nature photographer, resides in Medina. Contact him at 585-798-4022 or [email protected].


Nebraska native makes a career out of big wave photography | National News


Omaha doesn’t give photographer Isaiah “Frosty” Niemann access to the oceans where he captures dramatic images of huge waves and the surfers who ride them. So when he’s here, he takes wedding photos or family portraits.

But when clients hire him to photograph and film them surfing on big waves, he travels to popular surfing sites around the world.

Isaiah "Frosty" Niemann

Niemann was stationed in California and Hawaii during his time in the Marines.

Niemann, 27, was born in Seward and grew up in South Carolina — away from the coast.

“I didn’t really grow up in the ocean environment,” he said.

Photography came first.

Niemann bought a digital camera at a Best Buy to document his time in the Marines.

Then came surfing. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California for five years.

“The thing that got me with surfing is the peacefulness of being disconnected from society,” he said. “When you’re out surfing, you’re by yourself. It’s all about you and the ocean. You’re not competing with anything else. You’re just enjoying the ride.”


Ian Walsh surfs at the Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu. 

In his free time, Niemann started working as an intern at a surf shop, learning how to make boards.

His hobbies crossed paths when a friend asked Niemann to take photos of him surfing.

It snowballed from there, with more friends asking for photo shoots. It morphed into a side business.

He was later stationed in Hawaii. By then, he was an avid surfer, going out almost daily. He bought waterproof housings for his camera and took it out swimming to take photos on the water.

In many places, Niemann had to swim to take photos because watercraft aren’t allowed. When he can use watercraft, he goes with a Jet Ski.

Banzai Pipeline

A rainbow over a wave at Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii. Niemann combined his passion for photography with his love of surfing.

Niemann got serious about big surf photography about a year ago in Hawaii after he started swimming a stretch of coast known for big waves called the Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu.

On a whim, he decided to visit a big wave surf break known as Jaws off Maui’s north shore. It’s known for producing some of the biggest waves in the world.

Big wave surfing is done on waves that range from 20 to 80 feet high. Typical surfing is done on waves that range between 2 and 6 feet, Niemann said.

“It’s kind of like grabbing an electric fence,” he said. “You’re holding on for dear life, but trying to enjoy the excitement of it.”

Niemann surfs big waves, too. Because it can be dangerous, he has undergone lifeguard training and big wave rescue certification.

Maui wave

Omaha photographer Isaiah “Frosty” Niemann, an avid surfer, also has caught more than his share of waves with a camera. This photo shows Paige Alms off Maui’s north shore. In January, he’s heading to Ireland to film a surfer from the United Kingdom.

Being on the water is a major adrenaline rush, he said.

“You get to see the power of the ocean firsthand and see that you’re just a small piece. It can be very dangerous and beautiful at the same time,” Niemann said.

Niemann traveled back to Omaha from Hawaii with his then-fiancée, Dana, for their spring wedding. He ended his military service earlier this year, and the couple moved back to Omaha, where Dana’s family lives.

Frosty Photo has become Niemann’s full-time job. Dana Niemann works for the business, too, taking care of all of the logistics and travel arrangements.

Pyramid Rock

Isaiah Niemann photographed a barrel wave at Pyramid Rock in Hawaii. Niemann, who lives in Omaha, photographs big wave surfing.

The “Frosty” moniker is a childhood nickname. As a kid, he would stockpile Wendy’s Frosty coupon books so he could eat as many of the frozen treats for free as he could.

In January, he’s heading to Ireland for three months to film a 12-part series for a surfer from the United Kingdom.

“I would say the best thing about photography is being able to share my experiences and these magical moments with the ocean with other people,” Niemann said.


Grand Opening of new photography studio in Richlands


RICHLANDS, Va. (WVVA) -A new photography studio had its grand opening in Richlands Friday. Magic Moments Photography is one of the winners of Richland’s Pop-up Business campaign where hopeful entrepreneurs can pitch their business ideas to the town. Sharon Horton, the owner of Magic Moments says this business has been her dream since she was around seven.

“It’s had a really good response. Lots of people are, like, excited, and they love the pricing and the fact that we’re offering other retail items like pillows and canvases and Christmas cards, stockings, Christmas ornaments,” says Horton

Horton also says the grand opening was a success with people from all over the county coming to ribbon-cutting.