13May

10 Wedding Trends We’ve Captured on Camera

By, May 13, 2011

There’s no doubt that weddings are becoming more personalized and detail-oriented than ever. We’ve recognized a number of awesome trends that have started to catch on, and we’ve rounded them up to share with you.

1. PET PARTICIPATION – When your pets are well behaved and can handle wearing even the smallest amount of wedding apparel, how can you not involve them in your ceremony? Here are a few photos of our brides and grooms including their “pups in the nups.”

2. FUN BRIDAL FOOTWEAR – Brides are choosing to wear a fun pair of shoes underneath the wedding dress to show off their personal styles. From flats, to bright colors and sparkles, to five-inch red-soled Christian Louboutin pumps, these eclectic shoe choices have sure made for great detail photos!

3. COMFORT FOOD IN TINY GLASSES – “Individual” is definitely a trendy word in food presentation. Delicious food items served in miniature mugs or votive holders are becoming fun additions to desert tables and cocktail hours.

4. MIX-MATCHED BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES  – Mixing it up can be exciting! As weddings are getting more personalized, some brides have their bridesmaids wear different colors and shapes that compliment them, while playing off each individual style.

5. PARASOL ACCESSORIES – Rain or shine, umbrellas are in. We’ve seen them used as decor along the aisle, as accessories for the bridesmaids, and of course, as weather protection for the guests!

6. CANDY TABLES – More and more brides and grooms are incorporating self-serve candy bars at the reception. Guests think it’s “pretty sweet.”

7. SHORT WEDDING GOWNS – Especially in beach-themed weddings, some brides are opting for short dresses that not only fit the occasion, but also show off their tans!

8. FASHIONABLE WEDDING PARTY JEWELRY – We’ve seen lots of bridesmaids incorporate less traditional pieces, such as bold and chunky jewelry, to compliment their dresses.

9. PERSONALIZED DETAILS – From stir sticks, to water bottles, to dance floor decals, those little personal touches are popping up everywhere.

10. STYLISH TRANSPORTATION – We’ve photographed newlyweds taking off  in some unique and classy rides after tying the knot.

28Apr

10 Trends in Engagement Photography

By, April 28, 2010

It is time for engagement shoots!  Here are the top ten trends this year:

1. Bring a very simple prop that will add interest to the photograph.

2. Night shots require more skill but can really have a nice change of mood lighting.

3. Vibrant colors and graphic lines.

4. Do shoot-throughs. This is having a strong forground, middle and background.

5. Incorporating nature.

6. Long exposures create nice movement.

7. Showing that you have fun together, shows how much you love each other.

8. Don’t forget to smile :) It is great to get the serious stylized shots but a good smile will create a fun memory.

9. Photograph an activity that you enjoy doing together.

10. It is nice to have a change of clothes for a different look.