The Best Day of Your Life
After all of your hard work with to-dos, must haves, endless meetings, fittings and finalizing the details, have faith that everything will come together. All of your planning is finished, now it is time to enjoy the Best Day of Your Life.
It will be the BEST day if you enjoy the wedding experience, don’t let stress take that feeling away.
Your wedding day will fly by…savor every moment of your wedding by taking mental pictures. Take a breathe and slow everything down and look at your details, touch your gown and as you put on your jewelry say wow this is great. The moment when you are about to walk down the aisle, take in all in especially when you see each other and enjoy the rest of the special moments of the day.
Experience your wedding together! After the ceremony your guests want to spend time with you, celebrating and congratulating. After your nuptials take a moment to let the day wash over you and spend a quiet moment together. Spend 5 minutes in your bridal suite, ask your bridal attendant for a plate of food from the cocktail hour and savor every bite.Your wedding will be unforgettable and this fleeting moment will be over, so slow down and take a breath. Remember that it should be shared together. It is easy to get separated.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. If something isn’t perfect or how you envisioned it, enjoy this amazing wedding experience. Delegate any issue to your parents, maid of honor or someone you trust. They can take notes, call vendors and advocate for you. If the issue is very serious state your displeasure and deal with it after your wedding or after you come back from your honeymoon.
On this Best Day, you’re getting married to your best friend. because you love each other, sharing this day with your family and friends. The most important tip I will give is ENJOY the Best day of your lives!
For more information or have questions about your wedding please use Spelman Studios as a resource. You can call 631.254.1363 or email us at email@example.com
Be Present And In The Moment
After 30 years of photographing weddings on Long Island, NY and have worked with hundreds of couples I would love to share a simple way to make your wedding day the best day ever and to be present and in the moment.
Slow down and breathe, this is the day you have dreamed of and have planned for months or even years. Be present in moment and take a mental pictures! It is easy to get lost in the fun, excitement and drama of the day and the whole day can become a blur.
Take a look at your beautiful gown, touch and feel the fabric, your veil, beautiful jewelry, garter and special family heirlooms that you will be wearing. Your beautiful gown you searched and fell in love with, now is the moment you put on your dress – look in the mirror and say how great this is! This amazing moment is now real.
Finally this incredible time has come, when you arrive at your ceremony and you are waiting in your car. Watching as your guests are running into the church seeing the smiles and joy of your family and friends. Look around at the outside of the ceremony take in the beauty of your church remember the grandeur of the columns. Slow down the moment when you enter the doors, look at the flowers decorating the pews.
Take a breath before you take a step down the aisle, anticipating your vows. The fairy-tale moment you have been waiting for when you see each other for the first time – if it’s looking down the long aisle or a first look, it is important to freeze this once in a lifetime experience. Savor the magical moment when your eyes meet.
After the wedding photography of your bridal party and family are finished BEFORE you go into your cocktail hour. Take a second and relax in your bridal suite. Spend a few minutes together and talk about the sentimental and funny moments of the day while you are eating the fantastic cocktail hour food. Lets face it another reason why weddings are great, food…savor all of the hors d’oeuvres.
At the reception a great idea to take a group picture. Great opportunity to greet your guests.
Be present when you about to enter your classic ballroom reception or less formal rustic barn. Walking into your perfect reception and listen to your guests cheer and applaud your entrance. Look at the happy faces of your loved ones celebrating your wedding.
As your reception goes into the night and celebration continues be present with your best friend, hold hands and stay together. Experience your wedding together, be present for the romance and love.
To See Other Before the Knot or Not? The first look or reveal is becoming popular with couples choosing to have their pictures photographed before their ceremony. Couples are deciding to have a relaxed experience with photography investing extra time in their forever images and spending more time together. Creating fun & romantic photographs without the stress. Enjoying every second of the wedding especially when the ceremony and reception are at the same venue and time is of the essence.
The First Look or Reveal
It’s no secret that weddings are a special celebration with tears of joy, love & laughter. In our society we have taught our men not to show their tears or become emotional. Standing next to the groom photographing the moment when the bride walks down the aisle, the groom sometimes turns away not to show any emotion, and this special moment is lost.
To See Other Before the Knot or Not, I feel that the first look is magical moment that a couple share. The moment that you have waited for, excitement and anticipation of seeing each other. When your eyes meet, sometimes it can me very emotional; laughing, hugging and crying.
The images will capture this precious moment and will forever remembered in pictures. Becoming a wonderful keepsake for the album.
The ceremony becomes exciting part of this amazing day and the couple can enjoy the experience instead of being nervous. And the couple will keep their eyes on each other, focused instead of looking away.
Our goal is to help our clients plan their day making photography experience happy and fun. We feel photography should never be negative, only enhance the day. Great planning and communication is how we help our clients giving them the wedding photography they want.
So you can spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying this wonderful celebration being surrounded by your family and friends. Dancing the night away!
Congratulations on your engagement! Now what, are you feeling overwhelmed? Planning your wedding can be a little challenging and stressful. .
When planning your wedding decide what wedding you would like to have before you research catering halls, think about if the venue hosts more than one wedding at a time. Why is this important? When you fall in love with your wedding venue and dream about how beautiful your pictures will be, catering halls with multiple weddings have rules about photography.
I have experienced some catering halls that allow photography after the dinner service in their most popular spot in their venue, not before. They can’t allow photography before because of the simple reason they don’t want brides to see each other. With multiple weddings, parties and events that they are hosting coming in and going out, it is confusing and the chance run in is too great.
When visiting different caterers ask questions and if you decide to have your wedding at a multiple venue hall make sure you put in writing the answers that are given. To avoid you becoming disappointed and angered with the photography location and being pulled out of your party for a 10-20 minute photo session especially at the end of the night.
During the planning of your wedding you can enjoy this time being together with family and friends. After you are done with seeing vendors, doing errands and other planning, make it a date night….
Go out to dinner
Stop by and visit friends
Take a walk along the beach…
Reconnect and rejuvenate. Planning will feel like fun when you start rewarding yourselves for a job well done!
Congratulations on your Engagement and thank you for reading our wedding tips!! If you have questions or need advice please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631.254.1363
My life is like a Hollywood movie and my movie moment is “BECAUSE I SAID SO”…
I was getting ready to head into the studio when the movie – “BECAUSE I SAID SO” was on my TV. I stopped what I was doing, the scene was a photographer photographing Diane Keaton’s character daughters wedding. Why is this in a blog post?
It was the interaction of Diane Keaton’s character with the photographer. She didn’t understand why she had to say cheese and insisting she wanted to have the portraits be “natural.” In this comedy the pictures were of awkward and unkind to the subjects, art mirroring life.
I realize that this movie is a comedy but it has happened to me on a wedding. When a family member or someone close to my couple want only the best for the bride & groom and wants to “help”. I am very passionate about my photography and my couples forever images giving them high quality photography they saw in my studio. I am open to advice and listening to what my couples need. We go over all of the details, timeline, locations and VIP images they want.
My advice to anyone hiring a professional photographer is to meet with them. Get to know the person and studio that you will work with leading up to your wedding, 9-12 hours on your wedding day plus the time to create your albums and other keepsakes. See if you like the person you will be working with for all of that time. Do they share your vision of your day? Will they work with you and give you what you need? Not what they think you should have.
I feel traditional portraits, candid and photo-journalistic photography styles are important. My mindset is to work with each and every client, listening to what they need, working together to create their once in a lifetime wedding photography. I had the wedding I wanted, now it is your turn to have the wedding of your dreams.
One of my professional photographer friends said it perfectly “Think about it like this…”
“What if I walked into my favorite bakery and wanted to show the pastry chef how to make cannoli. I was shocked when he asked me to leave his kitchen!”
So when someone is giving you unwanted photography advice you can say nicely “my photographer is photographing my wedding exactly how I want it to be.”
Spelman Studios & Thea Tora Bridal Present
Pretty In Paige
“Pretty in Paige” has a new event date and we are soo excited to announce it! Join us March 31, 7-9pm for an intimate girls night out featuring a few hand picked vendors, runway show of Hayley Paige’s top styles, and a chance to ask some of the industries top specialists your most important bridal questions! Only 30 seats available, email Kristin@theatorabridal.com to reserve your spot!
Date – March 31st
Time – 7-9pm
Location – Queen City Cupcake
62 W Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772
Thea Tora Bridal
Phone 631.567.1700 | | Kristin@theatorabridal.com | Website http://www.theatorabridal.com/
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Married in the same church the bride’s grandparents were, Kaitlyn & Drew exchanged their vows. Outside it started to rain but nothing could dampen this beautiful ceremony shared with family and friends. Nightfall at Islip Grange was perfect for romantic and stunning portraits of the bride and groom. The beautiful reception overflowing with special details, to the ceremony laced in tradition Kaitlyn and Drew’s wedding was romantic and fun!