Your Love Story - The first & greatest reason to hire a photo and video team would be to capture an amazing story of your day. When we work together as a team I already know what my videographer is looking to capture. We set each others shots up and never leave the other behind. This is a great help for obvious reasons but something you will not notice until the wedding video is edited. It will blend in beautifully with the story your wedding album tells too.
Value - Planning and paying for a wedding can be a big strain on your wallet. You will get the best value when using multiple services from the same vendor. You may even get a free photo booth added in or an engagement session possibly.
Convenience - Booking multiple services with the same vendor is real convenient. One Stop Shopping!
This image is an award winning photo and has been used in many trade journals and we are proud of that.
This moment happened right after the ceremony at Fordham University. These guys went to school there and fell in love. the rest they say is history.
After an amazing proposal shoot we captured this great shot at Manor Park in Larchmont, NY. We flew drones and made a really great presentation for these guys.Read More
Madison Square Park in New York City is a special location to these guys. We chose to do this engagement shoot with the Flatiron Building in the background because it is where they met. I was creating some interesting images using reflections and as they were laughing and joking around I captured this moment just before they kissed. I love the feeling this shot gives and the emotion is real. LOVE IT!Read More
What a great moment!
After hours of prep we brought in dad to see his daughter ready to walk down the aisle. First mom lost it! Then the sister,. then dad. After trying so hard to keep it together Deanna lost it too. I wanted to hide behind my lens and cry myself. Such a sweet hello.
Check out this amazing first dance at The Surf Club on The Sound 280 Davenport Road New Rochelle, NY!
The song was a slow dance and the lights were down low. Christopher’s Studio was the photography team and we situated the cameras opposite the family and bridal party so we could see the reactions. Then we set the fog off! A special effect fog we use for first dances to make them more magical. These guys have it all! What an amazing way to start an amazing marriage.
The Castle Hotel and Spa is a beautiful location for wedding photography. We captured this great image through some reflections we found in the bridal suite.
I captured this shot using a super wide angle lens at Glen Island Harbor Club. The sky was fantastic as a storm just ended. Give us a call for your wedding photography and video needs.
When we get that call for a Glen Island wedding shoot we get pretty happy! We love to create images there and the staff are so amazing. From the old castle in the park to the beautiful waterfront view we create beautiful wedding day memories.
Before you meet with a florist…
It is important to do your homework before you meet with a florist. Research what types of flowers you like, names of flowers and what arrangements you would like.
Finding Your Florist
You should book a florist early on in your wedding planning since they book up fast, especially if you are getting married in peak season.
Book an appointment so you can get to know them and see if they can bring your vision to life.
From the bouqet to the table décor, a big chunk of your wedding budget will be your flowers. It is important that you inform your florist what your budget is. Your favorite flower may be out of your price range or are not in season but luckily some flowers have look-alikes.
Be specific when speaking to your florist. Many flowers come in all shapes and sizes, so it is very important to specify what you like and dislike.
Coordinate the time that your flowers are delivered with your photographer’s arrival. You want to make sure that your vision is captured.
Make sure your flowers don’t take up too much room. You don’t want your tables to be empty, but you want your guests to be able to see each other!
Because your pet has such an important place in your heart, why not include them in your engagement session? Not only will this creative idea allow you to show off your beloved pet, but it will also make your engagement photos unique! Here are 5 great ideas to include your pets in engagement photos:
Location is a very important factor in making your photos work. Make sure your dream location allows pets on their grounds. You should also make sure that your pet will be comfortable in that environment. If you furry-friend is easily-distractable, it may be a good idea to choose a quiet environment.
Accessories will make your photos even more fun! Some ideas are bow ties, sweaters or holding a sign (save the date, names, etc.). If you accessorize, make sure it complements what you are wearing.
3. Pet Friendly Photographer
It is very important for you to hire a pet friendly photographer. Ask the photographer if they like pets. If they do not, the photographer may not be a good match. A good way to see if a photographer likes pets is by viewing their photos and seeing if pets are present in them.
4. Behind the Scenes care
Of course you will want some photos of just you and your soon to be spouse! It will be a good idea to have a friend or family member on sight to take care of and hold your pet. This person will also be able to get your pets attention, making your photos ideal.
5. Patience & Positivity
You will need to be patient with your pet. They have (probably) never had a professional photo shoot before. They will not be as prepared as you. Make sure you stay positive through the experience. Bring treats to reward your dog!
To learn more about our engagement sessions and wedding photography give us a call at 914-907-9272 or click contact.
With over 15 years experience and over 1000 weddings and events in the books we have seen our share of what if's... We love to share ideas and during the wedding planning process we always give great tips to our couples when we can. Here is a list of great ideas and items you should put together about a week before the wedding day.
Heel Stoppers - At some point you may be asked to walk on the grass, probably for pictures. Have a pair for each pair of heels involved.
Tide Stick - Let's keep that dress white and clean. Getting in and out of the limo, walking on the grass and many other moments may cause a stain.
Sewing Kit - Buttons pop off, a seam splits and even a strap may come undone. Having the needle and thread will be a lifesaver.
Tissues - Those vow's can be emotional!
Hair Spray - You may need to get a quick fix on a windy day. Having some spray will keep the fly away hairs in check during the photo shoot.
Lint Roller - Obvious reasons.
Blotting Paper - We can't always take the shine away in photo shop so blotting papers can freshen up the face with out ruining the makeup.
Pocket Size First Aid Kit - Always good to be prepared.
Super Glue - Fix a bouquet, place card display or whatever may need a fix.
White Chalk - This is to brighten any spots the Tide Stick could not fix.
Eye Drops - Clear white eyes will be glowing in the photos. After an emotional speech or after the vows your eyes may look red from tearing up.
Phone Charger - Just in case you need to reach that vendor or take a selfie.
Deodorant & Personal Items - The day can be long and you will need to freshen up from time to time.
The Vendor Book - Bring your list of vendors and contact names and info in case someone needs to make a call or contact the officiant. Good information to have nearby.
and LASTLY - THE RINGS!
Great tips to make your engagement session a success.Read More