by Maria Forsell
A lot of brides like to have a receiving line at their reception. The receiving line is to "receive" your guest into the reception area. Read more.
by Stacey Miller
The first thing you should do is decide on a date for your wedding. That is the most important thing to have before you start to even think about looking for possible vendors. Read more.
by Christina Kiffney
As a professional photographer, I get to hear everyone's stories, and usually the stories they tell are about what went wrong. Generally, couples want their wedding planning to be simple and within budget but get overwhelmed with advice and become concerned about making the wrong choices -- and end up with a story to tell. Read more.
by Tracie Callihan
One of the first questions that I ask a future bride is this, "how do you want your wedding to feel?" Whether you want sophistication and elegance or fun and whimsical, the colors you select can make all the difference. From the moment your guests enter the space where you choose to marry or walk into the reception hall, the colors you have chosen will convey the mood of the whole day. Read more.
by Lori Craig
As you begin the long, wonderful and stressful process of planning the most important day of your life, there are some very important questions to ask when it comes time to retain the services of the professional you are trusting to capture all the wonderful memories. Some of the most important questions you will want to consider are: "Why should we hire a professional wedding photographer when our friend has a great digital camera, and we will only be paying for the prints?" The photographs taken by a professional photographer will become the most treasured family heirloom you will ever own, and your album will be viewed with love and adoration by many generations. Read more.
by Alexis Achten
When I mention the words "Engagement Session" many couples cringe and think of their senior portraits. Once I explain that they are taken at a location of your choice, outside, and are fun, many warm up to the idea. Read more.
by Anne Almasy
Barely two weeks ago, I was contacted by a bride (I'll call her Amy) who noticed me on an online forum. She lived in another state, and had hired a local photographer to photograph her recent wedding. Read more.
by James A. Weinberg
I marvel at how selecting live music for one's ceremony often takes a back seat to choosing flowers, gowns and other physical elements. After years of watching brides during the planning stages, I've concluded they don't really mean to undervalue music -- it's just that in our society, music education is so poor that brides often feel ignorant or intimidated. Read more.
by James Pickett
There is a common misconception that digital images come from small cheap cameras and are inferior to film. It has been much to my surprise to see some highly renowned wedding photographers using inferior digital equipment that has given pros who use digital equipment a bad name. Read more.
by Terrica Skaggs
When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them I am a wedding planner, you cannot imagine the look of elation and interest that immediately floods their faces. The most common response I receive is often "Just like J. Read more.