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The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds

Welcome to my series of photography tips. This series is made for all photographers of all levels. I’m kicking it off with an essential trick of the trade: The Rule…

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Having a Mid-Summer Wedding? How to keep your guests happy

Having a Mid-Summer Wedding? How to keep your guests happy

Having a Mid-Summer wedding? Our Survival Tips to Deal with the Heat There’s something so romantic about a summer wedding, and it’s one of the reasons the season…

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How to Style Your Bridesmaids

How to Style Your Bridesmaids

A Deep Dive into Bridesmaid Dresses One of our team’s favorite moments to photograph on a wedding day is when a bride is spending time with her bridesmaids.…

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How to Choose a Wedding Dress the Camera will Love

How to Choose a Wedding Dress the Camera will Love

How to Choose a Wedding Dress the Camera will Love An Expert Primer on Choosing a Photo-Worthy Wedding Dress After shooting hundreds of weddings all over the world,…

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How To: Beauty Tips for Beautiful Bridal Portraits

How To: Beauty Tips for Beautiful Bridal Portraits

Bridal Beauty: Our Tips for Beautiful Bridal Portraits One of the best times to photograph a bride is during the morning when she is getting ready with her…

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Newly Engaged? Here’s How to Plan a Photo-Worthy Wedding

Newly Engaged? Here’s How to Plan a Photo-Worthy Wedding

First things first, congratulations on your engagement! Now, my second question is - when you’re thinking about planning a “photo-worthy” wedding, do you mean…

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Who gets dressed first?

Who gets dressed first?

This is important. 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…

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The Wedding Album - Where great photos deserve to live

The Wedding Album - Where great photos deserve to live

You hire a talented photographer to capture your wedding day, but afterward, where do the photos live? The obvious answer is an album. If you have any doubts about…

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Should I hire a wedding planner?

Should I hire a wedding planner?

It’s always best when there’s someone in charge of the event, whose main focus is tying the entire vision together. It’s usually the planner who overlooks the…

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Visual Building Blocks

When approaching a wedding, we sometimes start with the couple’s inspiration board. This gives us a sense of what the couple is looking for and allows us to provide…

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The importance of connecting - meet the photographer

Optimal communication between the photographer and the couple is a must. As photographers who have shot all types of events, we’ve found that the most successful…

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The Creative Process - Allow Creatives be creative

Let’s chat a little how to get those epic photos, shall we? Say you want to build a new house from scratch and you tell the architect exactly what it will look like,…

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How do you want your wedding photographed?

A question I always ask couples is “How would you like to have your wedding photographed?” 9 out of 10 couples tell me that they want AUTHENTIC coverage of…

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Kissing the right way

With kissing photos, there can be too much kissing or too little. I don’t want you to get self-conscious here, but let’s face it. Some of you are just bad kissers.…

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Trust your photographer to capture you

Do you love the experience of getting photographed? Or, maybe there are only certain people that can really capture you. Whatever the answer, your photographer needs…

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Instagram your wedding? Maybe not all of it

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?…

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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…

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Avoid the mundane and visual clutter

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…

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Hire a wedding or a fashion photographer?

There are many disciplines in professional photography. The largest ones are fashion, still-life, interior and architecture, photojournalism and fine art photography.…

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Shot Lists for Wedding Photography

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…

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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…

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Reception Lighting for an outdoor sky

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…

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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…

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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…

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Destination Weddings: who to hire locally and who to fly in?

Not everyone needs to be flown in. Here's a list of who I'd consider important to fly in and who to hire at your location Fly In Photographer: Of course, you…

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7 tips for a short engagement period

We’re seeing many of our couples opt for shorter engagements, which is great. First off a congratulatory note – you know what you want and who you want. You…

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Energy: the most important ingredient

Alright, this is very important! A wedding is a highly anticipated, milestone event. It marks the culmination of everything you’ve hoped for from your single days.…

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How many photographers should I hire?

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…

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The beauty of window light

Photographers need light, it’s what we work with. There can be too much of it, like harsh noon sunlight or too little—but it’s definitely the most important…

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Should I have an unplugged wedding? 5 tips if you decide you do

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…

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Celebrate!

This image was taken on New Years Eve. It’s powerful. This is a great couple on all levels. I admire Ann and Scott for their ability to celebrate their lives. They…

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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.…

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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 a valuable…

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Posing Primer: Move instead of posing

Being photographed can sometimes be intimidating for those who are not used to being in front of the camera. Take the edge off by 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…

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What should I wear for an 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?…

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Should I do an engagement shoot?

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, build…

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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…

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Consider the in-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 how your…

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When it rains on the wedding day

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 into…

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How to do the first look 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 taps…

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Should we have a first look?

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 a certain…

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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 center of everyone’s…

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