10 Wedding Officiant Tips: An Audience Perspective

Bride and groom saying vows for an article on wedding officiant tips

One of my most popular blogs is an article entitled, ‘How to Become a Wedding Officiant in NYC.’ With seven years of wedding photography under my belt, I thought I might share a few tips from my side of the aisle with all of you DIY officiants. So without further ‘I do,’ let’s count down my 10 wedding officiant tips to ensure you don’t face excommunication after a poorly run ceremony.

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DIY Flowers Bloom at a Brooklyn Historical Society Wedding

Paper flower centerpiece at a Brooklyn Historical Society wedding

Think you need a florist for your upcoming Brooklyn Historical Society wedding? Not so, says bride Sasha, whose crafting skills were in abundance at her beautiful wedding to Jonathan. Get all the details on their slow blooming love affair in today’s blog.

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A Brooklyn Rehearsal Dinner: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Bride and groom portraits before a Brooklyn rehearsal dinner

Don’t have time to schedule an engagement shoot? No problem! Do what Sasha and Jonathan did and schedule a mini portrait session right before your Brooklyn rehearsal dinner. Find out all the details in today’s blog.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hosting a Bronx Zoo Wedding

Ceremony at a Bronx Zoo wedding

If you are an animal fan, then the zoo is your fantasy wedding venue.  But before you heed the call of the he wild, come along with me to explore Emily and Ben’s beautiful Bronx Zoo wedding and learn some valuable tips for your own big day!

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Bronx Zoo Photo Tips

Gorilla for an article on Bronx Zoo photo tips

Emily and Ben are huge animal lovers, and for their Bronx Zoo wedding I wanted to capture the humanity of these animals in a set of portraits. Check out my portraits and get some Bronx Zoo photo tips as I take a walk on the wild side in today’s blog.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Wedding DIY Projects

Bride and groom signs as a wedding DIY project

As you have seen in my last two posts (here and here), Vanessa and Nate hosted a beautiful wedding at Maritime Parc. Like me, Vanessa is a fellow crafter, and she put a lot of love into several projects that capitalized on her creativity and made her big day truly unique. The hard work was worth it, but more so for some projects than others. In the interest of educating every couple out there about to undertake a wedding DIY project (or 10), I thought it would be best if you heard straight from Vanessa about the projects she loved and would create again, and the projects that are better left to Pinterest fantasyland. Without further ado, here are some do’s and don’ts for wedding DIY projects from recent bride, Vanessa.

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Sunset Photos: Tales from a Maritime Parc Wedding

Sunset portrait at a Maritime Parc wedding

Vanessa and Nate’s Maritime Parc wedding offered plenty of opportunities for great photos. From her father’s first look at her dress to the final cake cutting, Vanessa and Nate’s schedule was chock full of photo ops. One option their wedding also included was a separate portrait session at sunset. Find out how we scheduled a hassle-free sunset photo session on today’s blog post.

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Tricks of the Wedding Photojournalism Trade

Bride and groom at a Maritime Parc wedding

Wanna know a secret? The spontaneous photos you see in my portfolio aren’t always quite so spontaneous. The trick for setting yourself up for wedding photojournalism success is to make sure that you take care of the details beforehand. Enjoy a peek behind the curtain and find out how I capture every moment as well as all the details of Vanessa and Nate’s Maritime Parc wedding!

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Tips From a Bar Mitzvah Photographer

Hora dance by bar mitzvah photographer, Kelly Williams

June got off to a busy start, not with a wedding, but with Bryan’s bar mitzvah. The ceremony, held at Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights followed by a bar mitzvah celebration at the Picnic House in Prospect Park, was completely planned by Bryan’s mother, Amy, and it went off without a hitch. If you have such a family event on your calendar, enjoy these tips from a bar mitzvah photographer so that your celebration can go as smoothly as Bryan’s.

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Kate & Nick’s Colorful Greenpoint Loft Wedding

Bride and groom portraits at a Greenpoint Loft wedding

Want to have fun at your wedding? Then follow the lead of Kate and Nick, whose colorful Greenpoint Loft wedding was an easy, beautiful fusion of everything (and everyone) they love.

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