Entertainment – Wedding Soundtrack

The musical choices you select will be the soundtrack of your wedding celebration. Today, with such a wide variety, you can create a special mood. From acoustic guitarists, harpists, solo pianists to jazz ensembles, swing bands, and full orchestras, it’s out there. Whether you want sweet, soft sounds or big, blasting funk, most cities have… Read More»

Videography: Documentary or disaster?

Whether or not to have videography at your wedding can be both a simple choice and a difficult one. For movie buffs, it’s an obvious ‘yes’. Having your wedding story in moving pictures, hearing the conversations and music, and reliving the moments are essential to you. Others may feel that the intrusion that videography can bring is too overwhelming for them. Remembering Uncle Billy’s embarrassing toast, the “best wishes” of your second cousin’s almost ex-boyfriend, and the crash of a dropped tray of Champaign glasses may not necessary elevate your memories of the day. But there can be many special moments that will be captured. Like all of your wedding choices, there are many factors to consider.

Vendor Relations – Hire The Best You Can Afford!

Hiring a talented, creative and cooperative team of people is essential to planning a great wedding. From caterer to chauffeur, florist to photographer, all the vendors have their role in making your dream come together. Finding the right vendors is a critical part of your planning process. The first step should be research. There’s a… Read More»

Welcome to Wedding Insider’s Journal!

Over the last 20 years, I’ve photographed over 700 weddings.  I’ve seen, from an intimate perspective, everything from wonderful weddings on a shoestring budget to “6 figure” affairs that were complete disasters.  I’ve acquired a lot of insight from the practical knowledge gained from such experiences, even in areas other than photography.   It’s been a great sociological study in the American wedding.  So here we are.  My journal is all about weddings from the photographer’s viewpoint, my perspective.

Alternative Entertainment Ideas

When party entertainment comes to mind for most people, the music is the main consideration. However, this category contains a wider cast of characters than that. Sometimes, even this veteran wedding photographer can be surprised.  Far beyond the typical bands and DJs, the availability of unusual entertainment is better than ever. Clowns, magicians, comedians, performance… Read More»