Recent Photography + Memory Keeping Posts

10 Gorgeous Sparkler Send-Offs

Posted by Kim on Jul 05, 2013

To get you geared up for the holiday weekend, we wanted to share some of our favorite sparkler send-offs from recent real weddings. It’s a great nod to the Fourth that makes a fun and exciting ending to a celebration at any time of the year. And photos of sparkler send-offs are always among our favorites! Here are a few gorgeous sparkler images to inspire you. Have a great weekend!

colette-mruk-photographyPhoto by Colette Mruk Photography. To view the rest of Erin and Jason’s South Carolina wedding, click here.

Would You Have “Day-After” Photos Taken?

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 24, 2012

Photo: Jessica Lewis Photography

Despite the other “day-after” photos you may have seen, some couples are being modest about their approach. For example, it can be as simple as posing behind your getaway car after Sunday brunch before you head off to your honeymoon. Even though you may want to succumb to the trend of letting a photographer into your honeymoon suite, consider how intimate and personal those private moments are before you do. What do you think of this trend? Let us know in the poll below.

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5 Classic Couple Shots to Consider

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 04, 2012

Your wedding can go by so quickly, and that’s why your photographer is there to capture every moment! Here are 5 classic couple shots that your photographer should capture. They may be traditional or non-traditional, but they are fun and creative too.

1. A Historic Landmark

Photo: Austin & Dara Photography

2. Kissed by the Sun

Photo: Jonathan Connolly Photography 

3. Before the Ceremony but NO peeking 

Photo: Ellie Marks Photography

4. A Goodnight Embrace

Photo: Rebekah J. Murray Photography

5. A Swirl of Sparklers 

Photo: William Walker Photography

Six Steps to Engagement Shoot Perfection

Posted by Kim on Aug 17, 2012

Photo by Brita Photography

Engagement photos are a great way to get to know your photographer and get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. You can use the photos as part of your guestbook, on save-the-dates or thank you cards, or on your wedding website. Check out our tips to taking great engagement photos:

Pick the right photographer: You’ll want to have the same photographer who is photographing your wedding shoot your engagement portraits. Ask to see examples of engagement photos your photographer has shot in the past to get a sense of his or her style. Look for a variety of locations and poses in your photographer’s portfolio – you want your engagement photos to suit your style, not someone else’s. And of course, make sure you get along with your photographer and feel comfortable around him or her.

Vintage Style Shoot at Hill Garden in London

Posted by Jeffra on Feb 15, 2012

This was a gorgeous vintage style shoot at the Hill Garden in London. Adore the different veils the model is wearing, and the accompanying gowns. Thanks to CMcDade Photography for sharing another stunning photography session!

Photographer:  CMcDade Photography | Other:  The Hill Garden