Wedding Planning

Wedding Dress Trends for 2014

By at January 17, 2014 | 4:05 pm | 0 Comment

With the New Year clipping along, wedding proposals are happening the world over as excited couples embrace their new life together. Once the question has been popped, the wedding planning starts, even if it’s more wishful thinking than tangible plans at this stage. For the bride-to-be, her most important decisions will be the gown she wears and her bridesmaid

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Wedding Photojournalistic Style of Photography

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:45 pm | 0 Comment

Wedding Photojournalism is an increasingly popular style of wedding photography today. Brides who choose photojournalists to capture their wedding day feel the traditional photography style is stale and old, they are looking for something new and different. Photojournalism is a skill, not just the name of a style of photography. A wedding photojournalist is a

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A Photographer’s Wish List

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:41 pm | 0 Comment

Finding and hiring a professional photographer to document your wedding day is a sizable investment, in not only money, but time as well. By doing your research and hiring a professional that suits your style, you can rest assured that he or she is going to capture your day exactly how you want. But achieving the best possible results doesn't end with the signing of the

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Ideas for a Perfect Bridal Shoot

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:34 pm | 0 Comment

You have selected your wedding photographer and now it's time for your bridal shoot. So many questions to answer and it isn't even your wedding day yet! Here is some advice for the perfect bridal shoot. Bridal Shoots usually occur at least a month or two before your wedding date. The location of your bridal shoot is one of the most important decisions you

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Wedding Albums – Flush Mount vs Matted

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:09 pm | 0 Comment

If you're having trouble choosing between a Matted album and a Flush mount album for your wedding, it's very likely because it's confusing! (especially if you're not familiar with book-making) I'll share two examples below from my trusted album company, and I'll try to explain the difference between the

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Common Format Of A Wedding Reception

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:09 am | 0 Comment

Arrival of guests at hall Introduction of wedding party Introduction of bride and groom Blessing Meal Cake Cutting Toasts Bride & Groom’s First Dance Father & Daughter’s Dance Mother & Groom’s Dance Special Dances Bouquet and Garter Toss Dancing and Fun Arrival of guests at reception site Some guests may arrive early to the

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Brides: Do you want RAW photo files?

By at August 19, 2013 | 1:01 am | 0 Comment

Recently, I've heard of couples asking for their photographer's RAW photo files as part of wedding packages. Now if you know all about the RAW files, JPG files, TIFF files, etc…then now is a good time to tune out. If not, read on. Do you suppose these couples know what a RAW file is? If they had a RAW file in their hand, would they know how cook it? Or would

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Classic or Traditional Wedding Photography Styles

By at August 18, 2013 | 10:28 pm | 0 Comment

Classic or traditional wedding photography was the first in the history of wedding photography styles and probably the most common style used today. This is a timeless style that you have seen time and time again in wedding albums. Traditional wedding photography is defined as a carefully posed photograph where the subject is always aware of the camera. Traditional

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Your Wedding Photography Budget- Ways to Save

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:59 pm | 0 Comment

Your wedding photography budget is arguably one of the most important wedding planning decisions you will make as a bride - after all, once the plates are cleared and the flowers die - all you'll have left of your wedding day is the photographs. Bottom line - scrimp on photography, and you'll regret it forever. You should plan to allocate a significant portion of your

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Wedding Photography Terminology for Brides

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:54 pm | 0 Comment

When searching for the right wedding photographer, you'll need to know some basic wedding photography terminology. First you'll need to consider the style of photography you want. Two of the most popular are traditional and photojournalism. Traditional is the more classic, posed style where photojournalism is capturing the moments and documenting the day as it unfolds.

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Wedding Photos Before the Ceremony

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:37 pm | 0 Comment

We tell many of our brides to rethink the only one hour between ceremony and reception for wedding photos rule. Here's how that standard timeline really works (imagine you're the bride): The ceremony begins a little late, because a bridesmaid couldn't find her shoes. You're totally flustered, but it's time to walk down the aisle. You eagerly await that "First Glance" of

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Take Advantage of Crowd Sourcing Your Photos

By at July 30, 2013 | 9:00 pm | 0 Comment

There is a hot new concept called "crowd sourcing" that's actually a pretty old idea. Originally, it was said that if you had an infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of typewriters, they'd eventually write all of Shakespeare's sonnets. This new "crowd sourcing" concept suggests that instead of having a few professionals doing something (writing

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Brides: Setting up a list of ‘Have-To’ Photos

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:46 pm | 0 Comment

In spite of the popularity of the 'capture the moment' photojournalistic style, group shots will remain important and wanted by brides, families and wedding guests. It's these group shots and 'have to' shots that have given brides plenty of stress, and photographers plenty of lists for the day. So how hard can it be to come up with a workable list of group shots that

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GREAT Group Photos with help from a Wedding Wrangler

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:45 pm | 0 Comment

There is a lot of advice out there on taking great group shots. Most is oriented to photographers but I think it would be useful for brides to know a bit about what works well.. Of the techniques, some that work are: shooting from unusual locations (a ladder?); having everyone in the group strike a different pose; making funny remarks to loosen them up. Essentially,

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How Many Photos should your Photographer Take?

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:39 pm | 0 Comment

How many photos do I take? How many do you want? I know that I'm not supposed to answer a question with a question but it's a question I get asked all the time. That's probably because it can be measured, like my fee or how many hours I stay at a wedding. Easy questions. Trouble is, it's tough to answer. So before I answer it, let's think about the question: How

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5 Tips for Getting Perfect Wedding Photos

By at July 30, 2013 | 7:57 pm | 0 Comment

Are you in the process of planning your wedding? Working with your wedding photographer is an important part of your big day. Here are a few important tips to help make sure you get the perfect wedding photos! Schedule your engagement photos in time to send to the newspapers you want to be announced in. Keep in mind that larger city newspapers may take

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“Must have” Photographs, To Pose or Not to Pose?

By at July 30, 2013 | 7:54 pm | 0 Comment

Must you have them? You hear about "must have" shots in magazines and online regularly. Wedding planners, venue coordinators, wedding writers, you know, pretty much everywhere. What are they? Well they are either those special events in weddings (the first kiss, the first dance, cake cutting), 'photo-walks' (essentially posed portraits directed by the photographer)

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Win Free Wedding Photography for your Wedding!

By at July 1, 2013 | 10:19 am | 0 Comment

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY!We're SO excited to announce we've teamed up with Alex Bars Photography, one of the Top Philadelphia Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers, to offer his amazing wedding photography services to one lucky couple for Free!The Winner will receive 5 Hours of Wedding Photography & 1 CD of edited images, a value of $800! Here's How To

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Wedding Tips & Trends Straight From the Experts!

By at June 27, 2013 | 5:55 pm | 0 Comment

Last week we had the opportunity to hangout with a panel of wedding industry experts hosted by HauteLook & Nordstrom Weddng Suite! They answered many different questions from brides on planning, etiquette, fashion and latest trends. We were so excited to learn all of these new wedding tips & expert advice, we had to share it all with you! The Panel of Wedding Experts

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Love Letter Ceremony

By at June 17, 2013 | 10:37 am | 0 Comment

As wedding photographers, we are continuously experiencing new wedding trends. One of our favorites (adapted for our own wedding in Iceland), is the love letter ceremony. In wedding planning there is always a struggle to find a unity ceremony that hasn’t been done by a friend or relative. The love letter ceremony can provide the extra special detail you have been

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When to Book Your Wedding Vendors

By at June 12, 2013 | 11:13 am | 0 Comment

The average American engagement lasts 16 months. No matter how long or short your engagement, you'll find that planning always comes in two big spurts: the beginning and the end. The longer your engagement, the more time you'll have in between. But, length of engagement shouldn't make a difference in how fabulous your wedding turns out to be, as long as you know when to

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Are Photos Allowed During the Wedding Ceremony?

By at April 17, 2013 | 2:42 pm | 0 Comment

As a wedding photographer, through the years we have grown accustomed to the rules that govern shooting during ceremonies at certain churches and synagogues. It can come as a shock to some couples as they begin their planning having booked their perfect ceremony site only to find that during the wedding ceremony, photographers are often prohibited from moving about as

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Why Do Brides Toss the Bouquet?

By at March 7, 2013 | 1:37 pm | 0 Comment

It's one of the many traditional moments captured in photos of a wedding, a fun photo of the bride tossing the bouquet to a group of single women lunging after it. But why do brides toss the bouquet? This tradition dates back to the 14th century, when the bride was considered to be especially lucky to be getting married and to embody that good luck on her wedding day.

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6 Unforgettable Theme Wedding Ideas

By at January 31, 2013 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

A theme wedding can make your special day memorable for both you and your guests. There are plenty of ways to go about planning one; depending on how complicated you want your theme to be. You can go as far as asking your guests to wear something specific in order to fit in with the chosen concept, or carry out the theme simply amongst yourself and the rest of your

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Wedding Photography Registries: A Future Trend

By at January 3, 2013 | 11:42 am | 0 Comment

Help Cut Costs without Sacrificing Quality What’s new in the photography industry? Wedding photography registries! It’s not something everyone has jumped on the band-wagon for yet, though I predict it will be a revolutionary fad. With today’s economy (and more and more brides risking poor results by turning towards amateurs for services), it would certainly

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5 Wedding Ideas for Sci-Fi Fanatics

By at November 28, 2012 | 1:15 pm | 1 Comments

Personalized weddings are all the rage these days, as brides and grooms decide to go beyond the traditional church ceremony that tends to come complete with a long, white dress and tuxedo. Some of the many wedding ideas to personalize both a ceremony and reception are to incorporate a favorite movie genre, pay homage to a classic movie trilogy or immortalize the day by

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Tips for Brides from the Experts at Back2Back Photography

By at November 27, 2012 | 12:18 pm | 0 Comment

Having photographed weddings since 2004, you can only imagine how many tips for brides Laurie & Caroline of Back2Back Photography have learned along the way. They've gathered all of this knowledge and created this amazing e-book to help brides, grooms, or anyone planning a wedding. This expert advice will help couples get the most out of their wedding photos and also help

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette Q & A

By at September 26, 2012 | 10:53 am | 0 Comment

Your wedding invitations are such an important part of your wedding day since they contain essential information for your guests. Be sure to read through these wedding invitation etiquette question and answers to learn about some basic rules to follow when sending out your invitations. Q. What should I include in with my Wedding Invitations? A. The

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5 Easy Steps to Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

By at July 25, 2012 | 9:24 am | 0 Comment

One of the most important items you'll need to think about when planning your wedding (besides the dress, of course) is the finding the perfect wedding venue. WHERE are you going to get married? A church? A bed and breakfast? Your backyard? While you may think that it's not a big deal, choosing the right venue is extremely important and quite possibly the most

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Wedding Gift Registry Etiquette Q&A

By at July 20, 2012 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment

Wedding gift registries are extremely helpful and expected by guests. Guests can purchase a gift and know the couple will not only like and use it, but they won't receive duplicates by other guests. Before heading off to the store with your clipboard in hand, you need to be aware of basic wedding gift registry etiquette.A guide for Wedding Gift Registry Etiquette:

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