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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,…

Having a Mid-Summer Wedding? Our Tips to Keep Guests Happy

Having a Mid-Summer Wedding? Our Tips to Keep 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: 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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The Unposed Pose

The Unposed Pose

MISSION STATEMENT 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…

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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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Tying it All Together

Tying it All Together

The last entry of our five-part series highlighting the creative series helps you tie it all together. It’s always best when there’s someone in charge of 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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Meet the photographer - in person

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

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 how you’d 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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First Kiss or Any Kiss Done Right

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 & Letting Go

The secret to gorgeous wedding photos that capture the very best version of yourself is to build a trusting relationship with your photographer. As photographers,…

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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?…

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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

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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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.…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 celebrate their…

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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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Move, don’t pose

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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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?…

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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…

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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…

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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 how your…

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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. Weddings are a…

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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 into…

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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 taps…

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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 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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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. This…

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