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Halloween Themed Wedding Ideas

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:41 pm

You can forget about ordinary, traditional weddings when planning a Halloween themed wedding. We put together some tips and advice for you to plan a unique, fun, and elegant halloween wedding. Attire: Bride and Groom You can make it real simple by the bride wearing a plain black or red slim fitting gown while the groom wears a black tux with black shirt and

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How Many Photos should your Photographer Take?

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:39 pm

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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Look for the Light When Choosing a Photographer

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:36 pm

Why do you like certain photographs? It's interesting to think why any picture might interest you, spark a reaction. Having more insight into your own visual "aesthetic" and you do have one, might give you a better compass for finding the right photographer for your wedding. Or it could make your picture taking more fun. So back to the question, why a particular

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Brides: What it takes to look your best

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:33 pm

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so of course you want to look your absolute best. All it takes is a little preparation, and to help you out, here are some easy tips to keep in mind to help you look your best. Dresses: Select a dress that enhances your figure and hides that which you don't like. Be unique! Stay away from strapless

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Looking for a wedding photographer? Here are 15 must-ask questions!

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:30 pm

When looking for a wedding photographer, it's easy to become overwhelmed. You want to find a photographer whose style is in line with your wedding style. You also want someone who is professional, experienced, talented, and a pleasure to work with. It's important to meet with the wedding photographer before signing a contract! Your wedding photographer

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Ideas for a 4th of July Wedding

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:26 pm

4th of july is all about being with friends and family and enjoying a casual cookout in the beautiful summer weather. You can easily add some touches to your wedding to give it that All American, Festive 4th of July feel. We put together a few tips and advice to help you with your planning! Invitations: Make sure to incorporate flags, stars, stripes and

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Photographers Benefit by Creating a Timeline

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:14 pm

Every time I am hired to shoot a wedding, I will create a timeline for the big day. As the photographer I have learned through trial and error how difficult it can be to think and change gears when things go wrong if I never had a plan A to begin with! You might think having a timeline hinders spontaneity, however I would argue that having a clear plan frees my mind

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Photographers & Videographers; helping them work well together

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:13 pm

Have you ever tried to make dinner, and someone keeps coming in and eats your ingredients before you can put the recipe together? I can make great pasta, but if someone keeps eating the sauce before I can pour it on the noodles, you won't be impressed. This is what happens when a photographer and videographer don't work well together. Neither profession is

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Photography Lighting Techniques & Tips

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:08 pm

As wedding traditions evolve, more and more photographers find themselves shooting in less than optimal lighting conditions. Those 'safely lit' church ceremonies are moving outdoors into the harsh sun. Or brides will shift from an afternoon wedding to a romantic evening ceremony at sunset. And it's not like we can tell the bride "Yes I know that romantic evening ceremony

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When Looking for a Photographer What Photography Style is Right for You?

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:06 pm

Finding your photographer is like going through a visual/verbal maze. There are more labels than you can shake a stick at, as my dad used to say. One problem is that there is a belief that photographers' styles fall crisply into neat groupings, like traditional, photojournalistic, fashion, etc. Deb Carpenito of WeddingPhotoUSA has several nice articles two of the most

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5 Tips for Getting Perfect Wedding Photos

By at July 30, 2013 | 7:57 pm

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

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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Gmails Promotions Tab Can Hurt You

By at July 25, 2013 | 11:54 am

Last week Google rolled out some big changes to Gmail. They've created a new category tab structure in your Gmail account that separates your emails into 3 categories: Primary, Social, and Promotions. If you send out marketing or newsletters through email, Gmails Promotions Tab can hurt you. This is what Gmail Tabs look like How Gmails Promotions Tab Can Hurt You Gmail

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Giveaway Winner – Personalized Wine Bottles!

By at July 22, 2013 | 11:54 am

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Anggela Aranda of New Jersey, she's won 4 Personalized Bottles of Wine from WineGreeting.com! WineGreeting.com is where you can easily create a personalized wine label on a delicious bottle of California wine for your wedding, check out their website! We've teamed up with some great wedding vendors to giveaway some cool prizes, and

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Giving Back with Photography

By at July 15, 2013 | 11:44 am

Meet Tatiana of Art photography from non-profit "Human Advocacy" in Central Ohio. Tatiana has found a way to use her talent to make a difference in peoples lives and support an amazing cause! Her earnings from photography go to the non-profit "Human Advocacy" fund. Thank you Tatiana, for making a positive difference in giving back with photography! Find out more

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Giveaway Winner – 150 Save the Dates!

By at July 3, 2013 | 9:35 am

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Janelle Mascarenas of Illinois, she's won 150 Save the Dates from Magnet Street! MagnetStreet designs a variety of high quality beautiful magnets, cards, and other printed stationery, check out their website! We've teamed up with some great wedding vendors to giveaway some cool prizes, and every two weeks we pick a winner! Become a fan

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Win Free Wedding Photography for your Wedding!

By at July 1, 2013 | 10:19 am

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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A Long Distance Love Story

By at June 28, 2013 | 10:52 am

Wedding Details

"Distance means so little when someone means so much!" This quote just about sums up the love story between Kevin and Nicole as their long distance relationship turned into a beautiful wedding. Read their love story below and enjoy their fun wedding photos captured by Timothy Whaley Photography, Illinois Wedding Photographer. Kevin & Nicole "Kevin and I first met

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Wedding Tips & Trends Straight From the Experts!

By at June 27, 2013 | 5:55 pm

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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Bridal Giveaway Winner – Illuminated Wedding Photo Sign

By at June 19, 2013 | 1:53 pm

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Sarah Sands of California, she's won a Personalized Illuminated Photo Sign from Signs Remembered! Signs Remembered specializes in personalized gifts and displays for all occasions, check out their website! If you didn't win this time, you can head on over to Signs Remembered and get 35% off by entering "wpusa" at check out! We've

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Love Letter Ceremony

By at June 17, 2013 | 10:37 am

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

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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Bridal Giveaway Winner – Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

By at June 7, 2013 | 11:58 am

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Justyne Matheny of North Carolina, she's won a gorgeous Swarovski Emerald Cut Crystal Bracelet from Sparkle Plenty! Sparkle Plenty specializes in creating genuine Swarovski™ crystal logo & rhinestone apparel for branding, special events, promotions & tradeshows, check out her website! We've teamed up with some great wedding

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Florida Wedding Photographer Overcomes Career Threatening Injury

By at June 5, 2013 | 12:07 pm

When Member Jim Brandano, Florida Wedding Photographer of JP Brandano Photography decided to go out one day for a bike ride, he never thought he'd end up with a career threatening injury. But that's just what happened! He fractured his elbow in six places, making any future in Wedding Photography unlikely! Even though his road to recovery was difficult and the odds were

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High School Sweethearts Tie the Knot

By at May 30, 2013 | 2:34 pm

Bride and Groom - High School Sweethearts

High School Sweethearts, Amanda and Kyle, were married on October 20, 2012 at St. Bridget's Parish in Maynard, MA and the reception followed at Butternut Farm Golf club in Stow, MA. "The Wedding was filled with sense of love and joy that was coming from the couple" said Marina Zinovyeva Photography LLC, New Hampshire and Massachusetts wedding photography.Take a look

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Beach Wedding Sandals Giveaway Winner

By at May 24, 2013 | 11:18 am

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Michele Talmadge of Delaware, she's won a pair of Beach Wedding Sandals from Jewels By Jan! Jewels By Jan sells Bottomless beach sandals & Wedding Jewelry, check out her website! We've teamed up with some great wedding vendors to giveaway some cool prizes, and every two weeks we pick a winner! Become a fan on our Facebook page to enter

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Flower Girl Basket Giveaway – Winner Announced!

By at May 9, 2013 | 3:57 pm

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Leslie Evans of Trenton Ohio, she's won an adorable Flower Girl Basket from Claudia's Beautiful Baskets! Claudia's Beautiful Baskets sells unique, all natural, Spa Gift Baskets for women; Wedding Baskets and Decorated Baskets for events, check out their website! We've teamed up with some great wedding vendors to giveaway some cool

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Playful & Fun Wedding in Charlotte NC

By at May 2, 2013 | 9:28 am

Playful Bride in North Carolina

Gina and Bo were married at Saint Matthews Church on April 13, 2013, and the reception followed at the Palmer Building in Charlotte, NC. "Playful and Fun" was what their wedding day was all about! Chris of Photoplay Photography in NC shared some of her favorite shots of the wedding in Charlotte NC and some details about the day. "When I

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Bridal Giveaway Winner Announced!

By at April 24, 2013 | 11:19 am

Our Bridal Giveaway winner is Allee Cross of Missouri, she's won a unique personalized Whiskey Barrel from Groomsday! Check out Groomsday if you're looking for unique personalized gifts for your groomsmen. You can also find gifts for other wedding party members, including ushers, ring bearers, Dads, or even the groom himself. We've teamed up with some great wedding

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Are Photos Allowed During the Wedding Ceremony?

By at April 17, 2013 | 2:42 pm

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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