One of the perks of our job is that we get to spend our time looking at breathtakingly gorgeous gowns, and we know we can always rely on Pronovias to deliver some of the most awe-inspiring fashions around. We recently made our way to New York Bridal Fashion Week, where we saw the newest gowns from Atelier Pronovias and Pronovias collections, both designed by the firm’s creative director Hervé Moreau, up close and personal. Endlessly inspiring, the gowns embrace flowing lines and feature fine new fabrics plus a mix of styles sure to cover any bride’s desires.
I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.
As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.
As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.
Joy, pure joy exudes from the photos of the real wedding we are featuring today! Iris and Felix’s timelessly beautiful celebration is proof that tasteful simplicity can often make the biggest impact. Flashes of navy, green and gold are the perfect accent for the all-white palette of a barn illuminated by elegant chandeliers that make a serious (well, seriously awesome) statement. We’re slightly obsessed with Iris’ dreamy floral headpiece and BHLDN gown featuring an intricate design along the back – the perfect complement for the blooms from Flowers & Moore. We simply can’t wait for you to see all the images from Leah Golter Photography below!
DJs • Bands • Party Down
Started as a California-based DJ collective in 2013, Dart has now grown to include numerous live musicians and performers, all with the same simple goal of offering a more customized and personal approach to music curation at weddings and special events.
At Dart, we are all working DJs and musicians. Music is our passion and we want to share it with you and your guests—whether that means digging through vinyl crates for that one song you have to have, or customizing a repertoire list for one of our bands to flawlessly execute, our main goal here is to elevate and personalize your event so that it uniquely represents you.
Despite our attention to detail, we are not elitists and we do not take ourselves too seriously. These events are supposed to be fun, inclusive experiences and we want to only enhance that feeling by playing the best music we can. Whether it’s getting down to LCD Soundsystem or setting the mood with Paul Simon, we want to offer something a little different that will still connect with you and your guests.
We’re suckers for beautiful images – what better way to capture moments in their purest form? They have the power to transport you back to that very scene and draw emotion long after the day is gone. They’re captivating, nostalgic, and inspiring. But they do not come about on their own. Beautiful images are a result of beautiful relationships, between the couple themselves and the couple + their photographer. It’s about mutual understanding and trust, which is why it’s so important to do thorough research throughout your selection process. Jessica of Jessica Lynne Studios is joining us today to offer her best advice for choosing a photographer that will yield the best results!
Once you’ve determined how you want your images to make you feel, you’ll have a much easier time flipping through various portfolios and deciding which photographer’s style best aligns with your vision. Perhaps the biggest “DO” of the selection process is choosing someone you’ll have a good relationship with. Personal connection is key, and Jessica recommends having an in-person meeting with your potential photographer to make sure you gel well together. As Jessica notes, “You’ll be spending your entire wedding day with this person, so it’s important that it’s someone you’ll want to be around.”
Though talk doesn’t have to be ALL business, don’t forget to ask the important questions before signing that dotted line. In the slideshow below, Jessica is sharing 9 questions she suggests you ask a photographer when you meet them for coffee so you can get to know how they work.
“In the end, you have to go with your gut. Choose the person that makes you feel excited about your wedding, that fits in your budget and someone you’re confident will deliver.” Big thanks again to Jessica of Jessica Lynne Studios!
Be sure to visit her online portfolio for more dreamy images. Sigh + swoon.
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