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
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
Here’s a great article, by “The Knot” that we think our brides will love to read By Amy Levin-Epstein Shooting the Proposal PHOTO BY EMILIA JANE PHOTOGRAPHY Some savvy grooms are hiring photographers to document their proposal so that wonderful-but-fleeting moment can be relived later by the couple and shared with friends and family. Photographer Danny Weiss says this trend is growing quickly, and he loves being a part of it. “I’ll never forget one proposal I shot in Central Park in New York City, in the dead of winter. It felt like it was just me and the couple in the park, and I got really great images,” he says. Incorporating Instagram PHOTO BY W&E PHOTOGRAPHIE Creating a wedding hashtag for guests to use to upload photos to Instagram and Twitter can help you experience your wedding through their eyes. Apps, like Artifact Uprising, are also allowing smartphone users to then upload those photos from Instagram and create actual printed hardcover books (not to mention calendars and postcards) of their instant artworks. “I even use their products as little preview books for clients,” says photographer Corbin Gurkin of Corbin Gurkin Photography. Brady Bunch-Style Bridal Party Photos PHOTO BY YEAH! WEDDINGS Some creative […] Read More
Here’s an article by “Wedding paper Divas” that we think our brides will like to read about wedding photographer. The unfortunate thing about your big day is that it is, well, only one day. Fortunately, the right wedding photographer can gorgeously preserve the entire event’s happenings, the emotions, and the fun—forever! One perfect picture can instantly take you back to the happiest day of your life, and one perfect album can become your favorite coffee table book. When it comes to professional photography, most shutterbugs start out by shooting weddings. This can mean wading through a lot of prospective hires before you find the right fit for you. Below are simple tips for finding a photographer who will articulate the event exactly how you want to remember it. Start Searching Immediately So, you just got engaged—Congratulations! Now start looking for a wedding photographer. The truth is, the best professional photographers book their schedules a year in advance, so hiring someone is one of the first things you should do after you’ve set the date. However, if your plans call for an out-of-season wedding or a Sunday ceremony, there is a good chance your chosen photographer is available. Give yourself six months […] Read More
Here’s a great article that we think our brides will like to read, by the Knot Unlike the work of your other wedding vendors (music, flower arrangements, cake), photographs aren’t things you can hear, smell, taste or even see at first—you don’t really know what you’re getting until after the fact. That means careful research and selectiveness regarding professional skills, artistic style and personal demeanor are extra-important when choosing your photographer. Step 1: Settle on a Style Before you begin researching photographers, you’ll need to first decide what type of photography style you prefer, as that will help determine which kind of photographer you’ll want shooting your wedding. Do any of the following appeal to you? Documentary: Instead of a series of posed photos, these are candid or spontaneous pictures (read: not styled) of people, decor and the action. Typical shots might include the lavish raw bar before guests start digging in, your motley crew of cousins dancing, or you and your bridesmaids laughing, champagne in hand. With a purely photojournalistic photographer, you’ll very rarely see people staring at the camera—the photos capture the moments exactly as they happened, and together they tell a story. Portraiture: If you prefer classic portraits (think: […] Read More