Sunday, September 28, 2008

A moment for the men

This is Jesse and I have broke down. It's time for my first post. It's time to show the ladies that the men also play a role in the wedding day.

Sorry ladies, he is a married man.

Every man needs an entourage.

a timeless moment take two!

Yes that really is you.

Look how stinkin' cute this kid is!

Sam had his first photo shoot this weekend and looked like a pro!

Look at those baby blues!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wedding Tip of the Week - How to pin a boutonniere

I have a lot of random wedding knowledge in my head and I've decided to share all! So each Friday, until I run out of things to say, I'll be posting random wedding tips.

The tip to get you all started?

Learn how to affix a boutonniere before the wedding day. It sounds so simple, but when one is confronted with the flower and two pins, no one knows what goes where. It's ok, we didn't either. You don't know how many people have ended up with crooked boutonnieres, or have asked us to pitch in. We don't mind, but I'm not going to lie and say we're particularly good at it :) So if you want crooked flowers from your photographers, no worries. Otherwise, check out this step-by-step guide:

Friday, September 19, 2008

Be my friend...

on facebook!

I've been on facebook for a while, and have recently found that it's really fun to post your wedding pictures on facebook and tag you in a whole bunch! Then you can see them, and tag all your friends in them. If you're a fellow photographer, it's just fun to be friends and spy on each other ;)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Finding the perfect photographer

So... I sort of have a problem with wedding blogs. I'm completely obsessed. I browse probably 25-30 wedding photography blogs daily, and lurk around on some fun wedding style blogs. (You can check out some of my favs on the right.)

Today I came across this post on one of my favorite sites by a fabulous photographer (Parker J) who I'd never really seen before. And I think it says what we try to express about connecting with your wedding photographer, as well as how to see if the photographer has consistently awesome photos. My favorite line? "Don’t settle with your wedding images. This day only happens once."

Check out the article here.

This "settling" sentiment really resonates with me. We got into wedding photography because, though our own photographer was very sweet and talented, we didn't get exactly what we wanted. We were really concerned with the price, so we got a novice, and we got a decent return for what we paid for. But if I could do anything over again, it would be to put more work into getting two fabulous photographers that get to know me and can therefore photograph who I am, not just what I'm doing. And that's why we do what we do.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

a timeless moment

There's always a few photos from weddings that just make me catch my breath. This is from before the wedding, and Kristin was just walking around in the hallway, posing and getting anxious. :) I just love this little moment - a scene - she's not just moving down the stairs, but moving toward her future. I just love it.Where: Salem Cross Inn

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Kick a*$ album spread

I'm not going to lie, my husband rocks at making albums... not only is he good looking and smart, but he can do this too??!

*edit- I've had "kiss" instead of "kick" as the title to this post. Did anyone notice that in the last few days?! hahaa

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fine Art Wedding Photography

We haven't been particularly great with explaining how we edit photos after we're done with the wedding, and there's a new fine art section in our galleries that shows the befores and afters of some of our favorites. We definitely don't do this to all the photos - it doesn't fit every photo and we wouldn't have the time even if it did!! But we hand select a half dozen photos per wedding to enhance into fine art. We want married couples to have real art, created from real moments from their wedding day, to hang on their walls. We're artists- and creating this immortal art for our clients is one of our favorite things to do!

Here's an example of a before and after. The first I love anyway, but I think the second portrays the moment in a different way. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bo & Jason are married!

Bo and Jason got married at the Tewksbury Country Club. What a beautiful venue! And I know they were a little bummed about not getting married outside, but it was seriously so gorgeous inside that it didn't matter; and the resulting sky and clouds after the rainstorm that only lasted as long as their ceremony was worth it.

Guys getting ready:

Jason's dad surprised his mom by renewing their vows - this was their anniversary! How sweet!the dress!
getting into the dress is such a process compared to what the guys do!

Doesn't she look like a model?!

the rings rarely go on smoothly!

a mini Marilyn Monroe moment!

See- look at those clouds!!

but the inside isn't anything to scoff at

be careful! She's tough!
hahaha- these two were not nervous to be in front of people. They were hysterical!

I love this last look, it took my breath away when I took it and I love seeing the photo again.

Now let's design that album!! Woo hoo!