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photo by Corbin Gurkin

Wedding party pics have come a loooooooooong way since weddings became the thing… They used to be super posed with the church alter in the background (you know, back in the olden days). But, now both the photographers and clients are collaborating to come up with custom and interesting ways to capture the day and and friends in fun and new ways.  It’s kind of like that trend where couples surprised their guests with a coordinated dance! We’re hoping today gives you some food for thought while coordinating your day with your photographer.

photo by Perry Vaile and Corbin Gurkin

Photo by Corbin Gurkin

Sometimes just switching it up a little bit can make for a totally different look… This bride and her business partner own fashion house Dee Hutton, so styling the girls in different but complimentary gowns for the day and then capturing them together (sans bouquets) in something less than a stiff posted position can grant a photo magazine worthy.

photos by Corbin Gurkin

We’re also seeing a new little moment that we are liking- the bride and her girls in different variations during the getting ready part of the day… Often times the girls are gifted matching pj’s or robes (like these from Plum Pretty Sugar) and the photos of them together other than just in their gowns are always a hit! And, you’ve heard of the first look between the bride and the groom, but on the right are the bridesmaids are getting their first look at the bride in her gown…

photo by Liz Banfield

photo by Corbin Gurkin

For those traditionalists still at heart, sometimes just a change of scenery like getting outside or interesting background or styling of the set up makes for a modern update still perfect for gracing the pages of the wedding album.

2.11.20   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Feb 28, 2017


Today, we’re talking trends in wedding photography.  Maybe this comes just in time for your wedding planning this year and meetings with any wedding photographers you may have.


Ever heard of a banquet photo? Loving this new trend in wedding photography!  Banquet photos are so hot right now, even the New York Times is writing articles about them.  Making sure that every guest in attendance is accounted for, your photographer finds a great angle and everyone huddles together. Surely a photo that would make the frame wall!


We’re also seeing lots of updates to photo booths. They are still super popular, but now with options like TapSnap, we are seeing several updates of note.  TapSnap allows you to customize your background (thru a greenscreen), photo customizations like monograms, and photo sharing with anyone who couldn’t make it.


For easy updates to a photo booth when not using an outside service- one tip is to make a fabric or custom background. This saves money vs doing a full floral wall, and you may even be able to reuse the material or refashion into something in your newlywed home.


I know this isn’t necessarily a “new” idea, but think about having your photographer come to spend some time with you while getting ready on your wedding day. These offer such a nice contrast to the posed photos at the ceremony (which are also nice), and could be a nice gift for your girls, framed of course, after the big day.

2.28.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Nov 07, 2016


photo by Liz Banfield

So much of our love for weddings has to do with design and creating the perfect experience for our clients and their guests. That of course involves senses- sight, smell, hearing, etc. which one usually associates colors and the emotions they evoke with, but I have always loved the pure beauty of black and white photography.  You can still get so much emotion from the simplest and loveliest image even with no color. Here is a round up of some of our favorite images.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

Most photographers, print or digital, traditional or modern, etc usually provide a mixture of black and white and color images, but it’s worth discussing when choosing the perfect photographer.


photo by Adrienne Page


photo by Elizabeth Messina


photo by Adrienne Page


photo by Adrienne Page


photo by Squire Fox


photo by Corbin Gurkin


photo by Liz Banfield


photo by Adrienne Page

11.07.16   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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