When it comes to getting great wedding photos, it’s not just about finding really good photographers with a ton of experience. Yes, that’s a big part of it, but there’s also the chemistry between you to consider, their personalities and styles, and whether or not all that is a good fit for your celebration.
So, we thought we’d pass on a few tips for the early part of your picture-planning process. That way, with any luck, you’ll get off to a good start and, take it from us as longtime NY & NJ wedding photography pros, that can absolutely make the difference between great pictures and not-so-good ones.
It’s no secret that wedding days can get a little hectic at times, if not a lot. The key is to try your best to remain in the moment and let the small stuff slide so that you can enjoy it. After all, chances are that by that point, you’ll have put a ton of time and effort into planning the celebration.
But that’s also precisely why things can get so stressful. It can be somewhat of a challenge to switch from being a planner to a partyer, but it’s necessary, and not just for having a good time either. Stress will also show in your pictures and video(s), and it doesn’t tend to look great. Luckily, our New Jersey wedding photographers know a few secrets to keeping the stress at bay.
When you’ve been to as many weddings as our NJ wedding photography pros have been to, you come up with new ways to capture moments along the way. That’s not to say that all the old traditional and non-traditions shots can’t still be great, but just that you discover new methods of telling the story of a couple’s wedding day.
And honestly, while wedding party pictures and family photos can be absolutely beautiful, no shots will tell more of the story than those of you and your partner. It is your wedding day, after all. So, read on to learn about a few of the fun photo ideas for you and your partner on your big day!
As longtime New York and New Jersey wedding photographers, we’ve been through the choosing and hiring process with so many different pairs of newlyweds-to-be, some who couldn’t have arrived to the early meetings more prepared and others who weren’t nearly as invested nor worried about the process. It really just depends on the couple.
However you approach it, though, the bottom line is that it’s imperative to make the right choice and that’s not just about choosing the ones with the coolest gallery of work. So, we thought we’d compile a few items that you need to have on your hiring checklist. That way, whether you’ve done all your homework or not, you’ll have some backup to ensure you make the best decision.
If you don’t already know it, the prep period of any wedding day is usually one of the most memorable of the entire affair. There’s just so much inherent energy and emotion swirling through the air, which is why it’s always a good idea to have your photographers and/or videographers present for it as well.
We’re not just saying that because we happen to do wedding photography in NJ, either. We’re saying it because it’s 100% true, but like with any other portion of your wedding day, there are some tricks to ensuring that your “getting ready” time, as well as the photos and footage you get of it, will be as unforgettable as possible. Read on to learn about a few.
We talk a lot around here about the importance of carefully sifting through any and all trends before even think about weaving them into your wedding celebration. Why? Well, take it from us as longtime NY & NJ wedding photography pros, there are always plenty of trends that may look amazing at the moment yet don’t actually have what it takes to withstand the test of time.
For more on that, check out this post, How to Ensure Your Wedding Photos Can Withstand the Test of Time, but today’s post is all about one particular trend that has proven to have what it takes. That would be bridal party robes and there’s good reason behind them sticking around. Read on to learn more.
While some couples choose venues that offer multiple different atmospheres and looks all at the same location and others just don’t find any need to utilize multiple locations on their big days, there are plenty of couples who do. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking either approach.
But the thing is that including more than one location in your wedding day and wedding day timeline can complicate a situation that’s likely already pretty complicated. So, being that our New Jersey wedding photographers have been doing their thing for years now and have picked up some tricks along the way, we thought we’d pass on a few tips that should help.
There’s no doubt that getting great wedding pictures will depend largely on the photographers you get to capture your big day, but that’s not all it takes. Yes, if you choose the wrong people or you go the amateur route then that will absolutely make a huge difference, but take it from us as longtime New Jersey wedding photographers, there are other factors.
After all, it is your wedding day we’re talking about here, which means that you, your partner, and your guests will be the stars of the show, not your photographers. So, read on to learn about a few of the secrets to getting great wedding photos from your end.
While we talk a lot around here about the importance of scheduling an engagement photo session with your wedding photographers in terms of getting a feel for the process and getting more comfortable with working with them, those aren’t the only reasons to do one. Engagement pictures can be so useful, not to mention just as special and beautiful as your wedding photos.
But we’ve been doing wedding photography in NJ, and engagement photography for that matter, for a long time now and we know that getting the most out of your engagement shoot isn’t always so easy. So, we thought we’d pass on a few tips that should help.
If you’re thinking of only going with photography or videography for your big day, then trust us as longtime New Jersey wedding photographers, you need to consider every angle before making that decision. Pictures and video are just two different worlds when it comes to reliving your love story, and after all the work that must go into wedding planning, you’ll want both options to appreciate it all.
But if, on the other hand, you’re going with both, then you should know how beneficial it can be to get them from the same place before making any moves. Yes, you’ll likely get a package discount and that’s awesome, but that’t not the only awesome thing about it. Read on to learn more about why you’ll be better off getting your wedding photos and videos from the same place.