Once I arrive at the bride's wedding prep location (or Arturo to the groom's) and give her a "Happy Wedding Day!" hug and congratulations, I'll start photographing her details before moving onto candids of all the beautiful ladies during wedding prep. I'm sharing a bit of what it's like on my side of the camera, as well as some additional wedding prep detail tips!Read More
Our post on cigar bars at weddings is the second official post in our Tips for Grooms blog series, written by Arturo. Being a cigar aficionado, he was pretty pumped to share this information with you!Read More
Today's blog post was written by Arturo, who is kicking off a blog series for grooms-to-be! He's going to be covering how to add some extra touches to your style and wedding day attire as a groom so you can really WOW your partner on the big day!Read More
The First Look: a wedding planning topic I'm super passionate about! This part of the wedding day takes place before the ceremony, and is when the wedding couple see each other for the first time in their wedding attire. Words cannot describe the emotion and excitement you two will feel during these tender moments!Read More
More than ever, I've recently had a quite a few of my clients inquire about bringing their dogs to their engagement sessions. I always tell them to bring their furry friends along with them, because it allows your session and photos to be more personalized! I've come a long way from the first session I ever photographed with a couple and their pup, and have gathered a few tips to prep my clients (and their fur babies) to make sure their session goes smoothly!Read More
Have you ever wondered how to be sure your photographer will capture gorgeous photos of you and your bridal party getting ready on your wedding day? Of course, we as photographers have the eye and knowledge of how to do this, but your planning comes into play here too!Read More
"A friend is what the heart needs all the time."
-Henry Van Dyke
It's Wedding Wednesday! Today's post is going to be short, sweet and to the point, with a few tips for my wedding couples out there. While choosing your bridal party, there are a lot of things to consider when thinking about who will stand by your side as your say your vows and start this next chapter of your life with your new spouse.
When considering who you want these people to be, think about choosing people who you trust, who are organized, and also helpful! Wedding days can be a bit hectic (especially before the events of the day truly begin!), so having people around who are willing to help keep you on track is something you will be thankful for when the day finally arrives. Think about your relationships with family and friends. Who do you have a strong bond with? Who do you go to for opinions or advice?
Many of us have a lot of people we're close with, which makes it that much harder to narrow down who we want in our bridal party. I've photographed weddings with bridal parties that included 20+ people (not counting the bride and groom)! I know we often don't want any friends or family feeling left out if they're not asked to join the bridal party, but let's be real here for a second... the bigger the bridal party, the more hectic things can get-- I'm not even talking about on the actual wedding day. As much as Arturo and I would have loved to include more people in our bridal party, we decided to keep it smaller and more intimate, with three groomsmen, three bridesmaids, a junior bridesmaid and a flower girl.
If nothing else, choose friends and family members whose presence makes you laugh and fills you with happiness. A joyful wedding party will make all the difference in your wedding photographs!
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