Photo and Video


Top 5 Reasons You Should do a Day-After Session

by Azure

Special Feature by Chris and Adrienne Scott of Chris & Adrienne Scott, Photographers Here's a quick list of reasons why, after your big day's over, there should still be one last thing to check off of your photography to-do list… 1. Location, Location, Location So, Aunt Mildred's backyard (while perfect for your intimate gathering of friends and family for your ceremony) didn't quite cut it for the full-on fashion shoot you had in mind, huh? A day-after session is your perfect...

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Groom Drops Engagement Ring off Brooklyn Bridge…by Accident

by Azure

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Makeup + Fashion = Every Woman’s Dream!

by Azure

Kali Merrow, of kali make up in NYC, is an amazingly talented makeup artist who picked up a paintbrush at the age of three. She quickly became a skilled and accomplished painter, and after working in Hong Kong in product design, relocated to New York City to pursue her passion of painting. Not long after, Kali made the effortless transition from the canvas to the face. Today, Kali is an amazing makeup artist, drawing her inspiration from fine art, nature, the hustle and bustle of...

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Featured Wedding: Heidi and Doug

by Azure

Special Feature by Kelly Dobson of Kelly Dobson Photography These images are from one of my favorite weddings from the 2008 season. Heidi and Doug's wedding and reception took place at Lovette Hall, located on the grounds of Greenfield Village. Heidi and Doug had great energy and enthusiasm, which made them a joy to photograph. The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village are just fantastic places to create unique wedding imagery, indoors and outdoors! I was like a kid in...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Traditional meets Rock ‘N Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Happy Monday people...I hope I can cure some Monday blues with today’s super cool Rock n Roll wedding! As many of you will know, I am all about the promotion of being yourself when it comes to your wedding. There does sometimes appear to be two camps when it comes to such things, firstly the uber traditional (usually) spend lots of money types, and secondly the totally out-there wacky ‘we won’t follow the system’ crazy crazy wedding types. To me...

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Trash the Dress!

by Azure

Special feature by E'Lisa Campbell of E. C. Campbell Photography Trash the dress sessions are a perfect way for a bride to incorporate her own style while having fun in a carefree environment without the stress of being on time for the reception! I personally recommend these sessions to all brides!! Many of our brides get back into their wedding dress after their wedding and we go all over town having fun! This is a great way to get another use out of your wedding...

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Featured Wedding: Katie and Tim

by Azure

Featured wedding by Brian Drouin of Drouin Photography Katie was frantically hurrying to get ready for her big day as Tim shook from nervousness while he checked over his vows. It was a gorgeous autumn afternoon. The sun gleamed and the breeze rustled through the landscape. Then suddenly a calmness flowed over the scene as they stood together in front of their loved ones, expressing their appreciation and affection for one another. Afterward, I felt like documenting it all...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Spring has Sprung!

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride It’s starting to feel almost like spring has finally sprung here in the UK, so in honour of the little bit of sunshine we’re finally seeing I thought a warm and sunny wedding would be perfect. Coming across Nicole and Chris’ wedding, photographed by the brilliantly talented Tanja Lippert, I knew I’d found my wedding of the week. Doesn’t just looking at it make you smile? I love all the playful details mixed in with the distintly classic overall...

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Making the Most of Your Outdoor Wedding Photos

by Azure

Special Feature by Jamie Striplin of Crystaline Photography and Multimedia, LLC. The first thing to consider is the time of day you are getting married. If you are planning an outdoor ceremony or outdoor portraits, try to stay away from high noon! This is the time of the day when the sun is directly overhead, it is usually the brightest and hottest time of day, and you’ll have to deal with the most shadows unless the day is overcast. Not every wedding can accommodate missing this...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: RnR Bride part deux

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Hello and welcome to guest blogger RnR Bride part deux. I hope you enjoyed my first post and have been chomping at the bit for more…but if not then don’t tell me, I’ll only get upset. I am been a massive fan of Sloan Photographers. I love featuring their edgy, unique photographs on Rock 'n Roll Bride and I always check their blog for new and exciting weddings. When I stumbled across this little gem I knew it was the perfect wedding for my second...

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To Trash or Not To Trash?

by Azure

Special Feature from Forever Photography by Kylene Your wedding is over. It was a huge success with lots of great memories, and you’ll see your proofs in a few weeks. Now what? What will you do with that beautiful wedding dress? You searched months to find the perfect one. You probably spent a good bit of money on it too. Will you preserve it with the hopes of your future daughter wearing it at her wedding? Will you donate it to charity? Will you sell it on eBay? Will you trash...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Three-Ringed Circus-Themed Weddings!

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Here we go then, my debut as not only a Savvy Scoop guest blogger but any guest blogger. I am super excited (and shh! a teeny bit nervous – please play nice with the new girl). Quite apart from the lengthy and wordy bio I’ve already shared with you (I’ve never been a girl short of words) there are a couple of things you should know about my blogging style over at Rock ‘n Roll Bride (or R’nR Bride as it is slowly becoming affectionately known...

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Bride Chic: BEYOND WHITE

by Azure

About Bride Chic Would you get married in black? Once upon a time most women did. In the 1800's brides wore everyday colors, mostly darker, somber ones. Today when we think black though, brides rarely come to mind. It's usually a shade reserved by society for widows and vamps. But times are a' changin' ladies. We're in the midst of an era where we're looking beyond the white philosophy that's defined wedding fashion for two centuries. No longer restricted to white on white, red, blue...

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The Worth of a Good Wedding Photographer

by Azure

Special Feature by Krista Guenin of Krista Photography Every once in a while, a bride will contact me about photographing her wedding and will find that I'm out of her price range. It always stinks to miss out on a potentially great wedding, but I've done my homework and know what I need to charge to make a living, and so I usually pass along the names of some other great photographers who might be a better fit for her budget (and who I know will do a great job). Not long ago,...

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Featured Wedding: How Amy Met Gabe

by Azure

Admittedly, I am a sucker for "how we met" stories. The tale of Amy & Gabe, below, is just one of those stories. How did you meet your sweetheart? I was staring into space as I waited to order my Potbelly’s sandwich in Midway Airport. My future husband thought I was “checking him out.” Little did I know that a tired gaze would lead to love! I proceeded through the line, bought my sandwich, and headed towards my gate. Meanwhile my future husband was contemplating...

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Depth of Focus: A Wedding Film from My Point of View

by Azure

Special feature from Nathan Maulorico of Unknown Films Depth of focus: The range of image distances corresponding to the range of object distances. Depth of focus is an important part in what filmmakers and videographers do. Without depth of focus, it would be impossible to place objects or people where you want them in the frame. It would be impossible to make your vision clear to the viewer. There’s also another type of depth of focus, the type filmmakers must have inside...

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Expert Answers: Enhance Your Photos with a First Look

by Azure

Special Feature from Forever Photography by Kylene What I love about weddings is that they’re constantly evolving. From the big poofy sleeves and massive hair of the 80s, we’ve somehow developed into a sophisticated style where really anything goes. Weddings used to be full of traditional rules that had to be abided, and now it’s up to the couple how they want to portray their new love. One of the most traditional things about a wedding is the bride’s walk down the aisle...

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Instant Photo Albums

by Azure

A few months ago I went to a wedding practically swarming with guests wielding digital cameras. I wondered what would happen to all those wonderful, candid, fun pictures the helpful guests were taking. Even if they managed to remember to email them to the bride and groom, then what? Would they languish on a hard drive next to rejected drafts of the wedding vows? Well, BLURB is just one of many sites that can save your photos from that sad fate. Why wait for the photographer’s album...

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