11 Details Your Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

Bride and groom at a rehearsal dinner for an article on details your wedding photographer needs to know

Everyone knows you need to tell your wedding photographer when to arrive for the ceremony, but did you know there are a number of smaller details that may affect your photos? In today’s blog, filled with photos from Stephanie and Shane’s rehearsal dinner at the Smith, I give you a list of the 11 details your wedding photographer needs to know — but that you might have overlooked.

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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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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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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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I’m Off to the Wild Blue Yonder of North Carolina!

Butterfly with apple by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams

Anyone care to join me?  I am going to (temporarily) become a North Carolina photographer when I go to visit family, June 26 to July 7.  I cannot wait to be with my mother and cousins, not to mention the therapeutic change of scenery.  And of course, I am looking forward to bringing back lots of photos hikes along the Blue Ridge Mountains.  While technically this trip is vacation, I am always looking to keep busy.  If you know of anyone in the Asheville/Highlands area who is interested in an engagement or family portrait session, or just another artist looking to collaborate, have them give me a ring!  My idea of a vacation involves packing every lens I own plus a few changes of clothes.  Always be photographing, I say.

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Spread the News! Mark and Elena’s Engagement on HowHeAsked.com

Mark asks Elena to marry him by Brooklyn surprise marriage proposal photographer, Kelly Williams

I am happy to announce that Mark’s surprise proposal to Elena made the pages of HowHeAsked.com!  Check out the links and all the details of this wonderful couple in love.

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