We live in a digital age, so investing in a wedding album is an expense people are looking at more closely. Call me old school, but I still believe the best way to give a couple their wedding photos is by making a wedding album. It’s something people don’t plan for as much because everything is digital now, but it still makes a lasting impact when done beautifully and with personalization.
I’ve been a wedding photographer for the past 15 years, and I’ve developed a lot of knowledge in how to make your wedding an easy-flowing day. Recently, I asked couples I’ve worked with to get their expert wedding insights, too. I wanted to know the wisdom that they gained while planning their special day.
I love weddings in the Berkshires. Berkshire County, Massachusetts is in beautiful Western MA and has become a well-known choice for a destination wedding. I like to think I was ahead of the curve – Nel and I were married at Seven Hills Inn ten years ago. =) After photographing couples getting married in the Berkshires for several years, I just keep adding to the list of reasons why you should have a Berkshire wedding.
When you choose your wedding photographer, you want them to be professional and create beautiful photographs for you. That is something we know you want.
Almost all of the couples who choose me for their wedding photography ask me about doing an engagement session, too. My engagement shoots are fun and low-key. I like to create a relaxed environment where you can be yourself and look your natural best. We make lots of casual photos of the two of you together and usually separate, too.
The one thing I always tell couples when they ask is: if you’re going to make a wedding video, make a good one. You want your wedding film to be worth your time, money and effort. Investing in a bigger vision – not just making something you want to watch – is important.
Being creative involves imagination and original ideas. Hiring someone who is truly creative for your special day means that photographer or planner or floral designer will treat your wedding like a work of art (because it is!)
Every time I visit a friend or client, the first thing I notice are the photographs they choose to display in their home. The wedding photos that I most often see hanging on a wall or framed on a shelf are beautiful group shots of the entire family together. It brings me joy to see these wedding photos on display, and it serves as a constant reminder that these are truly valued moments in everyone’s lives.
When I plan the timeline for portraits with my clients, one of the first things I ask them is if they’ve considered doing a “First Look.”
I was very excited to attend my good friend Matt’s wedding in September – I haven’t been to a wedding as a guest in a while. I was also surprised and delighted to receive this pre-wedding email with information on parking, dress and a very special request…