Why You Should Consider Toronto's Distillery District for Your Engagement Shoot (7)

Why You Should Consider Toronto's Distillery District for Your Engagement Photos (3)

Today’s guest post, brought to us by Focus Productions shares some compelling reasons why you should consider Toronto’s Distillery District for your engagement shoot. Enjoy!

When we talk about the Distillery Historic District in Toronto, Canada, what first comes to mind is the cultural heritage of this historical site in Toronto. The Distillery District is located in Downtown Toronto, and also offers many choices for dining, sightseeing and shopping. All these popular establishments are housed inside the grand heritage buildings formerly called the Gooderham and Worts Distillery, where all 40 acres of its compounds are filled with 40 buildings and 10 streets built with a Victorian era architectural design.

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5 Wedding Vow Writing Tips for Men (2)

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Steven Briggs of The Alpha Groom. Steven is a freelance writer and filmmaker living in Boston, MA. He’s written many stories, scripts and essays about the nature of love and how it’s changed in society today. Enjoy!

Writing your wedding vows is the perfect way to tell your fiancé exactly how you feel on your big day. You can be unique and surprising with your words without falling into clichés. After all, every relationship is different and comes with its own story. You can surprise your guests, get creative and break out of the mold by saying something thoughtful and insightful. It’s a memorable moment that will last a lifetime. If you’re up to the challenge, take a look at our wedding vow writing tips for men.

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Charlotte Barnes of Spiral Media. Charlotte has been writing online content for newspapers, magazines, websites, and as a freelance ghost writer for the past eight years. Enjoy!

Many of us dream of having the perfect fairy tale wedding but how can you make your dream become a reality? Across the UK and Ireland, there are some amazing places to host your wedding day that have come right out of the pages of a storybook. From fabulous castles and treetop hideaways, to magical train rides and quaint country settings.

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Why Have a Boudoir Shoot? (3)

Why Have a Boudoir Shoot? (3)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Paula Veverka. Paula is a mum to a curious toddler, a wife and an award-winning wedding photographer from Glasgow in Scotland. She also frequently shoots boudoir sessions in private stone cottages, built in 1731 and renovated for use as professional photography studios. Enjoy!

As both a wedding photographer and a boudoir photographer, I find myself in an interesting position where I am able to spectate the trends in pre-wedding and post-wedding photography. From Trash The Dress to Boudoir (sometimes both) and everything else in between, and why couples are opting for it in addition to their standard wedding photography package. It’s especially interesting to witness how popular media affects the sorts of enquiries I receive. It will come as no surprise to anyone that the movie 50 Shades of Grey has dominated the boudoir (excuse the pun) for the past few weeks…

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10 Steps to the Perfect Sparkler Exit (1)

10 Steps to the Perfect Sparkler Exit (2)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Ed Krisiak of Steel City Photography! Enjoy:

You have spent endless hours agonizing about how your grand entrance will look, but have you thought about your exit? Sparklers are inexpensive and will make some fantastic images for your wedding album. It’s also a fun way for your guests to participate in your grand exit. I have never witnessed a frown on a guest during a sparkler exit. There is nothing like bringing back childhood memories from your Fourth of July past.

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6 Things You Need to Know Before Your Ceremony (5)Photo Credit: Sarah Day Boodhoo Photography

Today’s guest post comes to us from Reverend Jack Cuffari of Ring, Candle, & Knot. Jack is an Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister and Marriage Equality activist. Since 2005 he has married dozens of couples of all beliefs and combinations thereof. Jack is active in ministry at the First Congregational Church of Montclair, NJ, Here he offers a few helpful tips to consider before your wedding ceremony:

As someone who marries couples for a living, my perspective is unique, and from what my couples tell me, invaluable. Here are some important things to consider as you plan your wedding ceremony.

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My Venue Already Has a Coordinator…Do I Still Need a Day-of Coordinator? (5)

My Venue Already Has a Coordinator…Do I Still Need a Day-of Coordinator? (4)Photo Credit: BridgetQ Photography

Today’s guest post comes to us from Sarah Basch of Without A Hitch, a Boston based Day-of Coordinator. Enjoy!

At Without a Hitch Boston we are often asked, “do I still need the help of a day-of coordinator if my venue already has its own coordinator?” Many venues have a coordinator included in their services- this person is employed by the venue to manage the events it hosts.  Having a venue coordinator is a great advantage but it is not the same as a day-of coordinator. A day-of coordinator is someone you trust with all tasks, big and small on your big day.

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Choosing the Right Photographer for You (1)

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Jillian Smith, the Owner and Principal Wedding & Event Planner of OneTouch Events based in Atlanta, GA. Jillian’s “Keep It Simple Suga” method for assisting her Couples with planning & design is enhanced by an elite partnership with wedding professionals that make the execution of the most elaborate events look easy-peasy. Enjoy!

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How to Use Stop Motion Videos in a Wedding (1)

How to Use Stop Motion Videos in a Wedding (1)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Michal Kriesch, a renowned Australian wedding photographer who specializes in custom design albums and capturing life’s precious moments. His goal is to capture the details and the mood of the day that will be preserved as memories forever.

Stop Motion Videos are the hot new trend of wedding photography. For those who haven’t heard of it yet, it’s a novel approach to wedding video, where series of images are used to create the effect of video through rapidly changing photos. It’s a unique way to capture your entire wedding experience in a short and beautiful video that’s unique, personal and thus great for sharing with friends and relatives.

How can you make a stop motion video for your wedding?

Well, it’s actually not as difficult as it may seem – although it does require some planning and some post-processing work, almost anyone with the right camera and a dedication can do it. So here are some of the most important aspects of shooting a quality stop motion video for a wedding:

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5 Steps to Finding a Great Wedding Photographer (And Why it’s Important!) (4)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Camille of Camille Catherine Photography based in Washington D.C. Camille is a wedding and portrait photographer with an international background, love for everything and anything metropolitan, and a penchant for classic and timeless photography. She takes a photojournalistic and highly-personal approach to her work, striving to capture love’s most authentic and real moments to tell each couple’s unique story.

So, you’re newly engaged! (Or have been procrastinating wedding planning?) Either way – congratulations! After the euphoria has worn off and you decide there are only so many times you can stare at the new bling on your ring finger, you might find yourself faced with a lot of decisions and tough calls on the road to solidifying your marriage. My hope is that today I’ll give you some guidelines that will make at least one of those choices you have to make a bit easier – who to have document and capture your wedding. As a wedding photographer who gets to see dozens of weddings from start to finish (as well as the behind-the-scenes dynamics with other vendors), I really believe that finding a great wedding photographer is one of the most important wedding day decisions you’ll have to make.

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