Emily and Felix Wedding – Bride and Groom – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – Susan Shek Photography
You’ve looked at hundreds of photos for inspiration on venues, fashion, beauty, décor, and flowers to create the wedding of your dreams. The big day finally arrives, and everyone agrees, from start to finish, your wedding was more breathtaking than anything they had ever seen on Pinterest or Instagram. Now imagine after putting in all that time, effort, and money, the photos come back and none of your favorite moments or details are anywhere to be seen. Heartbreaking to say the least. Read More
You hired the best photographer in town, but are still anxious about the wedding photos. What if the lighting is bad? How will your make up look? What if everyone looks too posed and uncomfortable? Will your personalities shine through?
You definitely want to do your homework. Be sure to clearly communicate with your photographer what you want in terms of mood and style. Scope out the venue so you now where the best photo op locations are. Practice different facial expressions – it will feel silly, but you’ll be so happy you did. Start pinning wedding photos you really like for inspiration. Read More
Happy Mother’s Day to all our beautiful brides who walked down the aisle with their own son or daughter as ring bearer or flower girl! We always love to see the ways that children are included in wedding ceremonies and celebrations. It’s especially touching to see kids escort their moms to the altar.
To all the brides who got married with their children at their side, all the brides who became step-moms when they said their vows, all our brides who are now moms or moms-to-be… have a beautiful Mother’s Day!
Possibly the world’s most romantic hidden camera, Ring Cam is an ingenious little gadget, built to capture one very special moment. When he pops the question and opens this engagement-ring box, the embedded video camera captures her face, right at the moment that she realizes what is happening, and… sees her ring!
One wedding photo that always makes us smile is the bridesmaids’ bouquet shot. Being surrounded by best friends and sisters is a beautiful moment for brides and good wedding photographers make sure to capture it. Formal wedding party portraits are classic, and playful or candid pictures are perfect for capturing personalities. But we have a soft spot for pictures of brides and bridesmaids posing close together, holding out bouquets to form a giant cluster of flowers.
We suggest asking your wedding photographer to take three types of bridesmaids photos: classic wedding-party portraits suitable for framing, shots that show off your wedding flowers, such as the clustered poses pictured here, and some wildcard photos of you and your girls being silly. Group leaps and jumps are popular for capturing that exhilarating wedding joy. Faux sexy-serious poses are also entertaining. What you want is wedding photos that reflect the spirit of your particular friendships. But if your group is having trouble letting loose, ask your wedding photographer for suggestions. Being directed to twirl, form a kick-line or throw all bouquets into the air will probably result in lots of laughter. And those may turn out to be your favorites. Read More
Rent a photo booth for your wedding and watch your guests pose, flirt, and dissolve into giggles. Photo booths bring out everyone’s silly side. For proof, look no further than the photo above! That’s us goofing around in Shake and Share Media’s photo booth at the Sophisticated Weddings magazine release party at Tribeca Rooftop.
If you usually think vintage charm when you think wedding photo booths, you’ll be as delighted as we were to discover that they offer so much more than black & white strips. Shake and Share Media booths feature flattering studio lighting, romantic, playful props for guests (we loved the glitter-heart antennas) and instant prints customized with your wedding date, names or a monogram. All photos are also instantly uploaded to an online gallery. Guests use social media kiosks to tag themselves and share on their own social media accounts. Read More