Need a photographer but don’t know where to start? Well, you’re not alone. In a market seemingly saturated with photographers, it can seem like a daunting task finding the perfect fit to capture your special day. However, with careful research and a few helpful tips you can put your inner bridezilla at ease, and start off your search feeling cool and confident. Lisa Raffo Ashley, owner & curator of The Wedding Artist Collective offered us a some very helpful tips on how to navigate the process of selecting the perfect photographer. From checking portfolios to understanding pricing, these tips will help you pinpoint what to look for when it comes to capturing one of the most memorable times in your life. Keep reading to learn more!   COMMUNICATION IS KEY The best wedding professionals take every opportunity they have to truly understand the spirit of the couple getting married, and what makes their love story unique. Especially for a photographer or videographer, the task of communicating that is of utmost priority. Behind the lens (and inside their ultra-creative minds), the wheels are constantly churning.   STYLE + BUDGET Ultimately, style and budget are the two most important factors when selecting […] Read More
Thinking of surprising the groom with a peek at your passionate side? Read on for details on this hot new wedding photography trend. You may have heard of one of the latest trends in wedding photography. Hint: It involves the bride wearing a lot less than her gown. Boudoir photography is definitely gaining popularity among to-be brides, but what’s it really all about? Find out whether these risque pics are for right you. So, what is boudoir photography exactly? Boudoir photography is a sexy new trend that’s especially popular as a wedding day gift from a bride to her groom. Boudoir photos are usually taken wearing either just a little, or well, nothing at all. They’re hardly X-rated though, but rather PG-13 — as in classic pinup-inspired pics, or what the pros call ‘implied nudes.’ That means you’re not wearing anything, but you’re also not showing off anything either (think shot from the back, or lying on your stomach). Who will take my pictures? Many wedding photographers have embraced this trend — your shutterbug may offer this as an additional service. An added bonus of going with a pro: Many brides like to have the best of their boudoir photos […] Read More
Here is an article that we think our brides will love to read! by Victoria, British Columbia Photographer       A destination wedding can be both the easiest and most difficult way to have a wedding. It’s easy because you and your guests get to leave town and celebrate while on vacation. It’s difficult because you’re organizing everything from a distance, including hiring a photographer. That’s why it can be daunting to find the right fit for your wedding. I travel almost every month for destination weddings in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. I’ve seen lots of people have weddings that were perfect for them and their guests… and I’ve also seen a lot of frustration from couples when things don’t go as planned. With this in mind, I created this handy guide to help you have the most fabulous destination wedding photographs ever. Check to make sure you can hire an out-of-town/country destination wedding photographer Some places require your photographer to have a permit while others are more relaxed. Mexico, for instance, doesn’t require a permit for out-of-country photographers if they are only photographing one event and are staying in the country for only a few days. Turks […] Read More
Hiring a good wedding photographer here in Miami now will be easier! Here is an article that we think our loving photography brides will love to read! By Robert Evans (insideweddings.com) When selecting a wedding photographer, there are three important elements you should keep in mind: personality, the photographer’s style, and cost. The first two are related to character traits unique only to that person and cannot be copied. The third element fluctuates due to many different variables. Let’s talk about each in the order of importance. Personality First and most importantly are the character and personality of the individual who you will hire to capture your day, and invite as a guest to your wedding. These characteristics may not be the first thing you think about when choosing a photographer, however, it will definitely be the most important factor in the decision-making process. The most obvious component is to determine whether or not you like the images and style that this particular photographer has to show you. Before you even schedule an in-person consultation, it may be helpful to browse through that photographer’s website. After you have scoured pages and pages of samples, your instincts will help you eliminate those […] Read More
Here is an article that we think our brides will love to read! By Robert Draper (National Geographic)   Thirty-four years before the birth of this magazine, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard sourly prophesied a banal fate for the newly popularized art of photography. “With the daguerreotype,” he observed, “everyone will be able to have their portrait taken—formerly it was only the prominent—and at the same time everything is being done to make us all look exactly the same, so we shall only need one portrait.” The National Geographic Society did not set out to test Kierkegaard’s thesis, at least not right away. Its mission was exploration, and the gray pages of its official journal did not exactly constitute a visual orgy. Years would go by before National Geographic’s explorers would begin using the camera as a tool to bring back what is now its chief source of fame: photographic stories that can alter perceptions and, at their best, change lives. By wresting a precious particle of the world from time and space and holding it absolutely still, a great photograph can explode the totality of our world, such that we never see it quite the same again. After all, […] Read More
The Palms Hotel in Miami’s South Beach is one of the most popular and famous wedding destinations in all South Florida. As wedding photographers we are lucky because we get to govto some of the nicest locations all over florida and other destinations and the Palms Hotel is one of our favorites. From the minute you walk onsite you feel transported back into this different era — the art deco area of South Beach. The hotel has been wonderfully restored — everywhere you look is just a wonderful background for photography.  We usually start out in one of the suites —  the bride and the groom are in different suites getting ready. The views from up above are incredible.  You have the ocean.  You have the ceremony area; the board walk; so you can see everything taking place below as they are setting up for the ceremony Then we move on to the getting ready photos and we love using the gazebo and back yard area for wedding dress shots, shoe shots, accessory photos etc. Then you move on to the processional and every angle on the precessional is fantastic and the background of the ceremony as great the recessional works beautifully and then you move on to formal […] Read More
Here is a great article from “Miami Herald” that we think our brides will love to read   Dwyane Wade’s wedding to actress Gabrielle Union in 2014 evoked a children’s storybook image, complete with a most un-Miami-like white castle that was, naturally, surrounded by a moat. Photos of the massive, Gothic-style mansion looked like they had been yanked from a coffee-table book of luxurious French chateaus. Ralph Vasquez and Dominique Shim during a shoot for a new venue in Homestead, the Palms Estate.  Surprisingly, the castle, named Chateau Artisan, is located miles — literally and culturally — from South Beach, in Redland. Those green acres and the ones just south in Homestead are an emerging destination for weddings, experts say. Couples seeking venues far from the traditional hotel ballroom scene and close to nature are looking south to Miami-Dade’s agricultural mecca. Spurred by the popularity of the Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery, about a dozen wedding venues have sprouted across the area. They appeal to an insatiable demand by brides to offer their guests the two magic words: “something different.” “The appeal of going to Homestead for a lot of the local brides is because it’s almost like a destination […] Read More
If You’re looking for a Wedding Photographer in Miami. There are a lot of styles of wedding photography out there and while people in the industry might know these styles inside out they are confusing for couples. Weddings are supposed to be one of the best and most eventful days of your life, but they also require a lot of planning. Part of that planning involves finding a Wedding Photographer Miami. Finding the right photographers for your Miami wedding can be difficult, but it is essential for preserving the memories. A wedding photographer obviously needs to be able to take pictures well, but there are less obvious qualities they should also possess. Don’t worry we’re available for help you. A Wedding Photographer Miami also has to interact in a friendly way with guests. When they set up a picture, they need to get people in the right places in order to set up the picture correctly, but they also need to do so in a way that isn’t too commanding. Many people don’t like being told what to do, so it can be hard to get those people to stand and look the right way, but a great photographer can […] Read More
This is a great article from the Knot that we think our brides will love to read Putting together your wedding photo short list? Here are some pretty picture ideas you might want to include. By Amy Levin-Epstein     Getting Ready PHOTO BY CHRISTINE FOEHRKOLB PHOTOGRAPHY You’ll want to see both sides getting ready, so ask your photographer to shoot the guys doing their ties up while the gals do the same with their zippers. Your Dress PHOTO BY CAROLINE TRAN Granted, you’ll have about 100 wedding pictures of you in your dress, but a still life lets you preserve it in your memory just like the first time you saw it — a beautiful piece of wearable art. Bridal Details PHOTO BY SARA WIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY This portrait is a great way to capture small touches, like hair and jewelry. Your Rings PHOTO BY DIANA LUPU PHOTOGRAPHER You’ll actually want two shots. One alone, against your dress, for a high-fashion look, and one of your two rings together, to symbolize your new union. The Shoe Shot PHOTO BY LINDSAY MADDEN PHOTOGRAPHY A cropped pic of your shoes (and fun socks!) gets an update by being casually posed. Your Invitation Suite PHOTO BY HOLLAND PHOTO ARTS This […] Read More
Watch this 2 minute video explaining why wedding photographers -that’s us! 🙂 – LOVE the Walton House in Homestead, Florida. And watch this “highlight” video we did of Alicia & Felix’s recent wedding at the Walton House: Let me explain why as a wedding photographers we love the historical Walton House in Homestead, Florida. From the minute you get on to the grounds, you realize it is something totally unique.  I’ve never seen anything like it in South Florida It’s a historic plantation.  It was originally an avocado plantation– the buildings, the grounds is all old, and thats unique for Florid.a Right when you get in the getting ready area in the old house its fantastic for the bride. And then you start to notice how many animals they have onsite.  There are cages and wild and loose animals, birds, flamingos, parrots, monkeys, sloths and there is even a horse and we had the bride posing with the horse. When you move on from there you go to the ceremony area, which is in a beautiful shaded ceremony area with palm trees.  And then when you do the couple photos it is a wedding photographer’s dream. Every where you look is a […] Read More