Let The Music Move You!

It is always such a good feeling to see the newly married Bride and Groom having a good time during their reception! There is nothing like natural moment when it is photographed! I always encourage my couples to have fun and to simply be them selves through out the night. If you notice your photographer silently approaching, don't stop what you are doing or get nervous...chances are he/she is looking to capture candid/photo journalistic photographs :o)


As Long As You Are Having Fun

Your Wedding Day can either be Perfect, or Absolutely Perfect!
Take a little bit of time with your photographer to have fun for the sake of your portraits.
If you are having fun, your photographs will show it, so be sure to have fun and encourage your bridal party to strike a pose with you. After all, it is YOUR big day!


A Touch Of Color

Rose petals are always a nice touch at the Altar...They add a nice touch of color and even a pleasant scent. This shot was taken from ground level with a Fish Eye Lens. I thought it would best portray the rose petal's point of view. I like to give my clients portraits of the environment that they would not have usually seen them selves. Unless the bride was laying down in front of the altar, she would have never had this point of view :o)
This was such a wonderful day, so full of color, It was only natural to focus on the small details.
This couple was so wonderful to work with! It was so much fun finding shots that would give them a unique perspective of their BIG DAY!

The Ring Is The Thing!

It is so important, as a professional wedding photographer, to capture images that will remind the Bride & Groom of just how special the day was...If you think about it, they spend a lot of time on the planning of each detail, most of all, the Wedding Rings. I have always been a big fan of allowing the rings (and other Wedding related jewelry) to become subjects. This particular shot above happens to be one of my favorites...I had a lot of fun working with this Bride and Groom, as well as their Wedding Rings! :o)


Lets Talk Colors

Each of the 4 Wedding Seasons have a natural color scheme...For example Fall weddings will typically be decorated in 'fall colors' such as yellows and oranges and reds. Some brides refuse to abide by the seasonal color schemes and choose their favorite colors. It is important to get the feed back of a professional designer/florist on what types of colors my match both, the season, and the atmosphere you wish to set for your guests.
Color schemes will always play a big role in mood setting, so feel free to tell your photographer to capture those details while covering your Wedding Day!


Location, Location, Location!

The Bride that 'Thinks Ahead' will always get ahead!
Wedding Day Portraits Are so very important! It will pay off greatly to brainstorm with your Fiance' on what types of portraits you desire. And of course, share your vision with your Photographer!


Dc Engagement Photo Shoot

I was lucky enough to work with this lovely couple earlier today here in DC for their Engagement Photo Shoot. The Weather held out for us and we managed to take some beautiful portraits! These two were so great to work with! Such naturals! And it just goes to show why location is so important...when you feel relaxed, your portraits look great!
I have always favored DC Photo Shoots! It never ceases to amaze me how much beauty lies with in our Nation's Capitol!
Thanks again to this lovely couple for being so wonderful to work with!


Having Fun Photographing Brides

I have always been a big fan of having fun while working! I like to give images that exceed your typical portrait expectations. This lovely bride was open to artistic ideas. I had so much fun working with her today!! She was able to receive a little bit of direction from me (as the photographer) with ease, and really helped me make the most of the day! A special Thank you to this bride for having such a wonderful attitude, and for being so great to work with!!


The Yummy Part Of The Business

I have always been guilty of having a sweet tooth, so when it comes to Wedding Photography, one of the sweetest subjects of the day for me happens to be the Wedding Cake :o)
The Bride and Groom usually take extra special care when designing their Cake for themselves and their guests. The flavors, color scheme, accessories and topper are all thought out to fit into the grand scheme of things...I feel it important to take my time and capture the essence of each cake as a subject all to itself.


Subtle Color

This is a fun enhancement to a photograph when done right...sometimes it is nice to apply a color conversion to a less traditional type of shot. I always enjoy working in DC, especially Georgetown :o)

Tips For Great Sweetheart Portraits

To take stunning portraits, one has to remember that the lense never lies...
If you are having a good time and are willing to take some direction from your photographer you are off to a good start! The most important thing to remember is to act natural! If you are 'stiff' or unsure how to pose, your portraits will suffer. Stand close to each other, whisper "I Love You" to one another, tell her how important she is to you, then find your photographer's lense...this will ensure the presence of body language in your portrait. When Sweetheart Sessions have these simple 3 elements;
1) Comfort
2) Natural Pose
3) Body Language
you are guaranteed to have stunning portraits!


When Not To Pose

Candid photographs always demand attention for several reasons, one being that they look stunning. During a photo shoot with your photographer try not to get your self worked up about whether or not your are posing right. I recently had the most uncomfortable engagement session with a couple(NOT the couple pictured above) that did not understand the concept of acting naturally. Needless to say the photographs looked amazing, but it took a lot of unnecessary time away from the photo shoot for me to explain what acting natural means...This photo above is one of my favorite engagement pictures because it is a prime example of a natural pose.