The Best Family Portrait Poses

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Strategies for looking natural in front of the camera as a family

As you know, I am not a fan of stiff, boring poses. I would much rather let my portrait subjects be free to be themselves in front of my lens. That said, it is sometimes difficult to get people to look and feel natural while being photographed. So in this week’s blog post, I reveal how I structure a shoot and give you my list of my best family portrait poses that are guaranteed to get a relaxed smile out of any family member.
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Wedding Photography Timeline Tips

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‘How Long Should My Wedding Photos Take?’

This is the question I always get asked by couples taking a first stab at their wedding day schedule. While no one wants their photography to take all day, photographing certain groups of people does take a certain amount of time. And in general, the longer the amount of time allotted the better the photos. In today’s blog post I unravel the mysteries of what goes into planning the schedule for your big day with a few wedding photography timeline tips.

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Beyond Belly-Cupping: Modern Maternity Portrait Tips

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For most moms-to-be, the maternity portrait session is a tricky affair. How do you take a good photo when you are not feeling the most comfortable?  Further, how do you strike a balance between showing off the miraculous state of your body without making your stomach the entire star of the show?  In today’s blog post I tackle these questions and offer a few modern maternity portrait tips to help you glow in front of the camera.

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Band vs. DJ

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Things to Consider When Selecting Your Wedding Musicians

Music can make or break any type of party, but it is particularly true in the case of weddings. As an outsider looking in – and someone who attends at least 20 weddings a year – I have a unique perspective on the issues you should consider when selecting your wedding entertainment. In today’s blog post I’ll give you a list of pros and cons in the band vs. DJ debate to help your event planning process not end on a sour note.

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Central Park Lake Proposal Tips

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Lessons From the Trenches

I am finally back from traveling across South America and my first job after returning to home was to photograph Matthew’s surprise wedding proposal to Anna. It was an exciting adventure, and I came away with a few more do’s and don’ts if you are planning on asking someone to marry you while rowing across the Central Park lake. So let’s dive right in and find out if Anna said ‘yes’ to Matthew in this week’s post of Central Park Lake proposal tips.

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Winter Portrait Tips

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Ah, January. It can be such a beautiful month with crisp clear skies and a little frost in the air. It’s the perfect time for a photo shoot, no? If you have a portrait session planned when it’s cold outside, there are certain things you could should consider before stepping in front of the camera. In today’s blog post I present you with my top winter portrait tips to help you look good (even if your teeth are chattering).
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How to Propose on Top of the Empire State Building

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Tips and Tricks for your Empire State Building Proposal

I have been a wedding photographer for 11 years, and just had the pleasure of shooting my second Empire State Building proposal. While professional photography is technically not allowed at the top, the head of security kindly let me through so that I could photograph Andrea saying ‘yes’ to Aubrey. In today’s blog post I’ll have all the details of Aubrey and Andrea’s engagement plus some lessons learned for how to propose on top of the Empire State Building.

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Destination Wedding Photography Tips

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Destination Weddings from the Photographer’s Perspective

In last week’s blog you heard from bride, Ariel, about the rigors of planning a destination wedding. In today’s blog, you get the photographer’s perspective. Getting married in an exotic locale sounds like paradise, but there is actually a lot more planning that goes on behind the scenes versus your local nuptials. Find out how I go about planning to photograph a wedding from a million miles away with these destination wedding photography tips.

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Destination Wedding Planning Tips

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One Bride’s Experience of Eloping in Thailand

If you are planning on saying ‘I do’ this year, why not say ‘I don’t’ to the cold and misery of New York City, and instead get hitched in an exotic locale? For Ariel and Jeremiah, that was the perfect plan last January when they tied the knot on the beach at Khao Lak, Thailand. I had the pleasure of photographing their nuptials, and in today’s blog, I have some fantastic destination wedding planning tips from the bride herself.

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