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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A Terrace on the Park Wedding

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For those who don’t know, Terrace on the Park is the former heliport of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. And while I have lived in New York City for 16 years, I have never had the pleasure of stepping inside, much less photographing, a Terrace on the Park wedding. That is, not until Kathryn and Barry gave me the fantastic opportunity to peek inside this historical venue in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In today’s blog, I reveal the mysteries of a Terrace on the Park wedding.

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Dayna & Tarrell’s Kew Gardens Wedding

Kew Gardens wedding photo

It was a perfect day on Thursday for a morning wedding in my home base of Kew Gardens, Queens. Surrounded by their dearest loved ones, Dayna and Tarrell took advantage of the beautiful weather to say their vows on the patio of Austin’s Ale House. Find out all the details!…

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How to Become a Wedding Officiant in NYC

The Foundry wedding photos for an article on how to become a wedding officiant in NYC by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

It’s the new trend that is sweeping the wedding industry: having a friend or family member preside over your ceremony and officially declare you married. How do you get ordained quick?  Today’s blog will tell you all you need to know about how to become a wedding officiant in NYC.

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Courtney & Warren: A Beautiful Penthouse 808 Wedding

First dance at a Penthouse 808 wedding

It’s been a very busy June, so I’ve been away from the computer, but I am back and happy to present the wedding of Courtney and Warren.  They were married on May 19th at the lovely church of St. Joseph’s in Astoria.  Their reception was held at Penthouse 808, atop the Ravel Hotel in Long Island City.  The view from Penthouse 808 is spectacular, and I can’t recommend this location highly enough as a venue — great food, and great service from their staff as well.

Courtney put together the entire wedding herself, and she did a fantastic job!  Two unique aspects to her wedding were her precious cake toppers (which included a banner with their last name) and a photo booth.  The photo booth (provided by Classic Photo Booth) was a great source of fun entertainment for guests, and gave Courtney and Warren a unique scrapbook memento.

And speaking of photos, Courtney and Warren both wanted to incorporate a bit of old school New York into their big day.  To do so, they called up Film Cars and hired an original Checkered Cab to take them from the church to the reception.  Peter, our driver, could not have been more accommodating and as a result we got some fantastic photos of Courtney and Warren with the car.  Enjoy the pics!

Ceremony venue: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Astoria

Reception venue: Penthouse 808 at the top of the Ravel Hotel, Long Island City

Photo booth: Classic Photo Booth

Taxi cab: Film Cars

Bride getting ready before a Penthouse 808 wedding

Bride getting ready before a Penthouse 808 wedding

Bride getting ready before a Penthouse 808 wedding

Wedding dress detail

Bride getting ready for a Penthouse 808 wedding

Wedding ceremony at St. Joseph's Church

Wedding ceremony at St. Joseph's Church

Wedding ceremony at St. Joseph's Church

Wedding ceremony at St. Joseph's Church

Wedding ceremony at St. Joseph's Church

Wedding ceremony at St. Joseph's Church

Wedding ceremony at St. Joseph's Church

Bride and groom at Gantry Plaza State Park

Bride and groom at Gantry Plaza State Park

Bride and groom at Gantry Plaza State Park

Bride and groom at Gantry Plaza State Park

Guests at a Penthouse 808 wedding

 

First dance at a Penthouse 808 wedding

First dance at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Father daughter dance at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Mother son dance at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Dancing at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Bride and guest at a Penthouse 808 wedding

 

Toasts at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Toasts at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Guests at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Toasts at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Toasts at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Cake at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Cake topper at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Guests at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Guests at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Bride eating cake at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Bride and groom kissing at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Photo booth at a Penthouse 808 wedding

Photo booth detail at a Penthouse 808 wedding


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