Category Archives: Advice

Resources for couples planning weddings.

Advice: Cake Cutting

Did you know that there is a traditional cake-cutting pose? It looks like this: The bride and groom hold the knife together and look at the camera. While there really isn’t anything wrong with this photo, its not the photo I’m looking for from the cake cutting. I like something more like this: I love...

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Advice: Make-Up

Make-up people are indispensable for your wedding day. Hire the best one you can find. I’ve been lucky enough to have my hair and make-up done by a few experts for special events and I’m telling you, they are magicians. I know you think you can do your own make-up, but you can’t. I know...

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Advice: Dirty Dress

Besides the guy you are marrying, your dress is probably the most important consideration, right? Some brides have been planning the dress their whole lives!  We spend hours and tons of money finding the right dress, having it altered, thinking about what to wear under it (underwear is a whole minefield in itself), changing our...

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Advice: Reception Lighting

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Couples put a lot of thought into how they want their wedding day to be photographed: locations, style, lighting, and the level of formality are all considered. I have been asked about reception lighting and whether if it will interfere with the photography. My answer is that it is quite the opposite – it only...

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Advice for DC Wedding Planning

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m turning 40 this year, but recently I find myself looking back on all the experiences I have had as a photographer and thinking I’ve got some great stories to share. Ten years in the newspaper business is a sitcom/tv drama series in itself and maybe someday I’ll get...

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