How to Find a Venue for Your Event

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Got a family event to plan that does not involve vows or the exchanging of rings? If you have no idea where to start the planning process for your family event, then you have hit the jackpot with today’s blog. In this article you will find out how to find a venue along with a list of things you should consider before ever laying down a deposit.

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Elopement Tips: 11 Do’s and Don’ts

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To ‘elope’ originally meant ‘to run away secretly with the intention of getting married, usually without parental consent.’ The definition today, however, has changed to mean simply a small wedding with a guest count of 30 people or less. If you are not planning a splashy wedding and instead want a more intimate ceremony, then perhaps an elopement is for you. In today’s blog, I list eleven do’s and don’ts to consider before you start planning your unique wedding. Be it a small civil ceremony or a more elaborate destination wedding for just the two of you, these elopement tips will get you prepared to say ‘I do.’

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11 Details Your Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

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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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10 Wedding Officiant Tips: An Audience Perspective

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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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Bronx Zoo Photo Tips

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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

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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

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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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