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!
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What a surprise it was to visit the Innisfree Gardens this weekend. Such a lovely location for a picnic, engagement and even engagement photography. Love this shot of Lauren and Patrick near the old garden workshop.
The colors and textures really make for a great backdrop to this beautiful couple.
Finding some great locations for portraits of the groom is just as important as the bride. Here we brought the groom to a cellar for portraits. We only had 1 window and the lighting coming in was all natural. You can see more of this shot at www.christophersstudio.net
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What an amazing day these guys had. Great weather and so much love filled the Split Rock Golf Course wedding venue. So happy for these guys.