Karissa and Tom planned a beautiful winter wedding at the Inn at Mill Falls, Chase House. They dreamed of snowy photos..and then El Nino came along. Since there wasn’t much snow we were able to make different photos that turned out to be pretty spectacular. Usually when I do these ‘sneak peek’s’ I pick out 40-60 images, but on my first round on this wedding I had well over 100. I cut that back to the 80 here. Needless to say, I really like a lot of these photos! There is just something about Karissa’s infectious smile and the tender looks Tom and her Dad, Ed give her, and their friends that did the wave during the reception, there is just so much to like! I am incredibly honored that they chose me as their photographer!
I’ve always been a dog person, so I know when I was planning my wedding there was never any doubt that our guest list would include a few four-legged family members. Here are 3 tips I’ve learned over the years to ensure beautiful wedding photos while including your furry family members.
Want to include your dog on the wedding day, but maybe not in the ceremony, no problem! Have a friend or hire a dog walker to bring the pooch after the ceremony for a few photos. Your dog is going to be so excited to see you (I mean it’s probably been a hour or two since they saw you last), so have someone give them a good workout while you are exchanging vows. Tired dogs are much more photogenic and less likely to put any muddy paws where they don’t belong!
Having a hard time find a beautiful resort to host your wedding that is dog-friendly? Many resorts with give you a temporary exemption for photos or waive this policy entirely just for the wedding couple’s fury friend. It never hurts to ask!
The best thing about weddings is that beautiful moments happen all the time! Over the last decade I’ve developed a few strategies to ensure my clients get the photos that they will love! Here are ten super easy things to do to get stunning wedding photos.
1. Forget about the camera. Real moments never go out of style!
9. Get married in New Hampshire 😉 I am totally biased, but these views are pretty spectacular.
Have some tips of your own? I’d love to hear! Please email me! Cheers! – thea
One of the hardest things about choosing a wedding photographer is finding the right fit. You need a photographer who genuinely gets your aesthetic. Here is a tip, try coming up with 3-5 words that sum up what you want in your wedding photographs.
Here are 5 words that perfectly sum up the Authentic Eye approach:
Timeless. Real moments never go out of style.
Collaborative. I don’t just work for you I work with you.
Mindful. Capturing real moments demands true presence of mind.
Trust. For me to expect you to trust me, I must first earn your trust.
Authentic. Your wedding photographs will be a vehicle to travel back in time and re-live the genuine joy of your wedding day.
I wish every couple the best of luck in finding the right photographer for them. If these words and pictures resonate with you, perhaps you’d like to remember your wedding day with an Authentic Eye.
Recently I received an email from a wedding website asking for submissions for an article called “Top Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer.” Now there are lots of answers to this question and there are a lot of articles on this topic, but every answer comes from somebody else’s point of view and the thing with planning a wedding is that nobody else’s point of view matters but yours.
So my [unsolicited] advice is… ask about what is important to you.
Trust in your authentic self, you don’t need any wedding blog to tell you what to do.
Cheers!! Happy planning!!
There is nothing quite like getting to witness a real live surprise proposal! Travis described his relationship with Tonya as meant to be, “we knew we would be together before we even met.” It seemed like this moment at Nestlenook Farm was also meant to be. I am truly honored to get experience these happy events!
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Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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I just went shopping and heard holiday music! Yikes, I can’t believe it is already the forth week of November. I just wanted to write a quick note to anyone who is planning a 2016 wedding. Did you know that 26% of engagements happen during Nov. and Dec.? It’s true, we are usually completely booked for the season by Feb. and popular dates/holidays go even faster.
26% of engagements happen during November and DecemberI highly encourage anyone who is planning a 2016 wedding to set the goal of booking your photographer (even if it’s not me) by the end of Nov. The reality is that the pool of reputable and talented photographers just gets smaller as the months go on…
So don’t wait, get in touch!