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Declare Parts of Your Wedding Social Media Free Zones

Declare Parts of Your Wedding Social Media Free Zones

Today social media is part of our daily lives. Smartphones mean you get to Instagram every highlight of your life, and isn’t your wedding the ultimate highlight? While you and...

Wedding Day Transportation

Wedding Day Transportation

Even if your ceremony and reception are being held at the same location, we highly recommended you still have some sort of wedding transportation. Sometimes couples have a car that only...

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Avoid the Mundane

Avoid the Mundane

You’ve spent countless hours planning every aspect of your wedding day, and now it’s time to trust it will be great. Your floral designer will create gorgeous reception tablescapes, you’ll look...

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The Differences Between Professional Photographers

The Differences Between Professional Photographers

There are many disciplines in professional photography. The largest ones are fashion, still-life, interior and architecture, photojournalism and fine art photography. There are more out there of course, but notice that...

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Shot Lists

Shot Lists

As professional photographers, we know what shots you need to take on your wedding day. A good photographer has an internal list of details that are always photographed (think rings, various...

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The Importance of Lighting on the Dance Floor

The Importance of Lighting on the Dance Floor

While you may want a dark, candlelit reception that is super romantic—it’s important to have the right lighting on the dance floor. Trust us, you don’t want the featured dances (think...

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Outside Reception Lighting

Outside Reception Lighting

One of the most important, yet sometimes overlooked areas of a wedding is the lighting. Not only will your planner & designer tell you that lighting is important for the atmosphere...

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Hiring The Right Wedding Day Teams

Hiring The Right Wedding Day Teams

Hiring the right team is one of the most important to-dos before the wedding day. These professionals are the ones that will work tirelessly to ensure your wedding day is absolutely...

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Emerging Photographers

Emerging Photographers

On our website we have a section called ‘Emerging Photographers.’ You may be curious to learn what an emerging photographer is. At our studio, we look for young, talented photographers that...

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Turn off your distraction devices

Recently I shot a ceremony that was completely iPhone and camera free. As the hired photographer, it was ideal for shooting. Every single guest was able to witness the couple’s vows,...

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Wedding Experiences

Gone are the days of a wedding consisting of only a Friday night rehearsal dinner and Saturday wedding day. More recently, wedding celebrations are taking place over the span of a...

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Hiring your Destination Wedding Dream-Team: What Pros to fly in?

Fly In Photographer: Of course, you should fly in your photographer. This shouldn’t be a question. You generally find the top photographers in top city markets. Most tend to be...

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7 tips for a short engagement period

We’re seeing many of our couples opt for shorter engagements. This means that the population has either gotten more decisive or fear Armageddon in our current political state. ...

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Order of Dress

When you’re working on your wedding day timeline, who should be getting ready first? The bride or the bridesmaids? Even though the bride is the wedding day VIP—the bridesmaids should be...

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Energy

A wedding is a highly anticipated, milestone event. It marks the culmination of everything you’ve hoped for from your single days. You’ve found the right partner, lover and the person you’ll...

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How to time the couple portrait photos

We’re frequently asked how much time is needed for couple portraits on the wedding day. The short answer—as much as possible. It depends; however, on the type of couple and how...

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5 Things to Look for in a Photographer

Since wedding photography has a low barrier of entry and there are literally thousands of photographers in a single market—how do you know what to look for? Especially if you don’t...

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How Many Photographers?

It’s not about quantity, but more about the job assignments for each photographer and what kinds of pictures a couple wants and what it takes to get there. There are different...

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Window Light

Photographers need light, it’s what they work with. There can be too much of it, like harsh noon sunlight or too little—but it’s definitely the most important ingredient (a great subject...

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5 tips on how to have an unplugged wedding

A wedding ceremony needs to be sacred. It’s a big milestone in anyone’s life. There’s a reason we choose a spectacular location and make it look as pretty as possible. Our...

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Celebrate!

The image above I took this past New Year’s Eve. It’s powerful. This is a great couple on all levels. I admire Ann and Scott for their ability to...

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Light vs Dark Wedding Venues

Wedding venues come in all shapes, sizes and lighting conditions. One of the biggest determining factors as far as photography is concerned are the “dark” venues. New York has a lot...

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Have you shot here before?

At the studio we are frequently asked, “Have you shot the venue before?” The quick answer is, “It doesn’t really matter.” Whether or not the venue is a brand...

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Where are you getting ready?

The hours I have the most time to be creative with the bride and her wedding party is during the getting ready session before the ceremony. This point is...

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Move, don’t pose

Being photographed can sometimes be intimidating for those who are not used to being in front of the camera. To take the edge off, staying in motion with your body is...

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What to wear when you’re getting ready

Before the wedding ceremony, remember there’s a photographer in the room while the beautification takes place. Want to know how to take those getting-ready photos from a one to a five...

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Wardrobe Essentials for the Engagement Shoot

There’s no doubt you will be dressed to the nines on your wedding today, but how much thought are we putting towards the wardrobe selection for the engagement shoot? Here is...

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The Engagement Shoot - It’s a necessity

Think of an engagement shoot as if it were a first date with your photographer. You have the opportunity to get to know his/her perspective and shooting-style. In turn, your photographer...

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A Posing Primer - give your body shape

We aren’t used to posing in front of a camera. In fact, most of us feel pretty awkward about having our pictures taken. Sure, we have some great selfie poses (or...

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Landmark vs Texture

The idea of using a city’s texture versus an obvious landmark as a photo shoot backdrop comes up frequently with my New York City couples. We want to clearly depict our...

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Where will you be between moments?

The location of your wedding is one of the first details to hammer down when planning your Big Day. Once you get that out of the way, we can talk about...

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Stay in control of your visuals

Staying in control of the public visual narrative of your wedding day is a topic I want to explore as it is coming up more and more in the iPhone era....

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First Things First

Engagement Season is over and you’ve found yourself with a brand new, sparkly piece of jewelry and a fiancé to match. Now what? Engagement Season quickly turns into Planning Season as...

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Rain

Rain. Yes, it rains. Even on the Big Day. I’ve seen it happen too many times to count, where the slightest chance of precipitation sends even the calmest bride...

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THE FIRST LOOK - doing it right

You’ve seen First Looks done poorly and absolutely wrong many times. You know the shot - where the groom has his back to the bride and he turns around as she...

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FIRST LOOK - let me talk you into it

The First Look This very special moment that is unique only to your wedding day. However, when done wrong, the First Look can feel contrived. It also has...

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The Unposed Pose

The Unposed Pose is the combination of all the thought, planning, preparation and creativity that goes into each of my shots. It is part technique and part creative style. It is...

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Be a Bride

There’s this one of life’s best moments and lasts for a mere few hours: that is being a bride! Your wedding day is the day when you are the...

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Mission Statement

Every time I photograph and edit a shoot, I keep a running list of the good, the bad, the areas of improvement and whatever else I want to remember for later....

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iPhone Documentarians

iPhones, Samsungs, Androids. They all have cameras. Really good cameras that are only getting better with each hardware upgrade and software update. The luxury, ease and accessibility of camera phones today...

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