Strawberry Wedding Photography

22 Aug

Destination Weddings: Considerations Before Taking the Leap

Destination weddings are all the rage and for VERY good reason. They’re a great idea for many happy couples looking to change up their own wedding experience with something unique and adventuresome.

The reasons that engaged couples choose to have a destination wedding vary greatly from one couple to the next, but one thing remains the same—guests are bound to remember your big day for years and decades to come.

Are destination weddings worth the hype? Most of the time, absolutely! Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama, it’s time to consider planning a  destination wedding! Continue Reading

22 Aug

Don’t Make These 7 Wedding Photography Mistakes

A good wedding photographer is there to ensure that no moment gets missed in the hustle and bustle of your big day. But what happens if you don’t hire the right professional or you overlook some common elements essential for a quality wedding photo session?

Don’t worry too much. As long as you don’t make one of these seven wedding photography mistakes, you should be in the clear. Continue Reading

22 Aug

Finding a Photographer For Your Wedding: 5 Questions to Ask

While you’re busy running around saying yes to the dress and tasting a dozen different cake combinations in preparation for your big day, it’s also important to take the time to find the perfect wedding photographer.

Whether you live in the tri-state area or North Carolina or North Dakota, one thing is for sure: it’s important to hire a photographer that you trust.

Are you gearing up to hire a wedding photographer? If so, ask these five questions. Continue Reading

22 Aug

Get the Timing Right on your Wedding Day

Weddings are naturally busy times. Considering the fact that you have out-of-town guests to visit with, a rehearsal to attend, and any number of other activities before and after the wedding itself, scheduling the day-of is something that many brides genuinely overlook until it’s too late.

Truth be told, you have a lot going on!

But getting the timing right is important to help ease your stress and keep everyone on the same page on arguably the most important day of your life. From my experience as a wedding photographer, there isn’t anything as effective in guaranteeing a smooth wedding than a detailed schedule. Continue Reading

22 Aug

Indoor vs. Outdoor: The Pros and Cons of Wedding Venues

Many couples that work with our team at Strawberry Wedding Photography are torn between different types of wedding venues. We’re lucky in a sense that the tri-state area we work in is full of beautiful wedding venues of every size, shape, and “vibe.” However, sitting down and actually picking a venue from all the options available is hard.

By far, choosing a venue is one of the biggest, most important decisions you have to make during the planning process.

If you’re torn between an indoor and an outdoor wedding venue, you’re not alone. Here are some of the pros and cons of each venue type. Hopefully, this helps you determine the venue that’s right for you. Continue Reading

22 Aug

It’s Okay, Invite the Kids

5 Ways to Make Your Wedding Kid-Friendly

As with all things, people seem to have very strong opinions when it comes to inviting children to a wedding. I’ve seen brides with strict “no kids” policies and others who didn’t mind having youngsters around.

If you’re firmly set in the “Kids are welcome!” camp, there are a few things you can do to help keep the littles ones feeling comfortable and engaged.

Here are 5 ways to make your wedding more kid-friendly. Continue Reading

22 Aug

Keeping the Faith: Planning Your Interfaith Ceremony

It’s more common than ever before for couples of differing faiths to come together in marriage. Not so long ago, this wasn’t the case. But today, people are uniting not necessarily due to religious beliefs but because of shared interests and common values.

So whether you’re a practicing Muslim, a devout Catholic, you follow the teachings of Buddha, or one of the other 4,000+ religions out there in the world, you can rest assured that there’s a way to incorporate more than one faith into a marriage ceremony. Continue Reading

22 Aug

Let’s Get Real: Paying for the Big Day

Once the excitement of your engagement wears off, the reality of wedding planning usually starts to set in. There are a million and one decision to make on everything from the venue, photographer, food, beverage, to music and transportation. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Of course, every bride manages to bring it all together before the big day and you will too, especially if you have a good handle on your finances.

Sticking to your budget is the most important thing you can do to properly prepare for your wedding day. By going over budget, you run the risk of going into debt, even before you’ve said: “I do.” But with the cost of the average wedding in the United States hovering over $35,000, it’s more important than ever to have both a financial plan and budget. Continue Reading

22 Aug

Making the Most of It: A Bride’s Guide to Coping with Stressful Situations

We’ve all been there. You’re at a wedding and something is going wrong. It doesn’t matter how many safety nets you put into place— sometimes, life just happens.

I’ve seen it all, from ambulance sirens to electrical issues, early October snow to a gnat infestation. And guess what? It’s usually these small hiccups that not only help your guests remember the big day, but also reminisce about it fondly for weeks and years after your wedding.

You can prepare until the cows come home, but there are times when stressful situations arise during a wedding. What matters isn’t necessarily what is happening, but instead, how you react. Continue Reading

22 Aug

Our Beautiful Brides Are Featured in Cosmo!

By Thomas Wolosik

Over the past 30 years of photographing weddings of every size, scope, and theme under the sun, I’ve learned a few things.

I’ve learned that every wedding is different. Every event is special. Every moment is worthy of a picture. And every wedding has its own set of unique highlights that are bound to stick with the happy couple, their family, and friends for years to come.

Through all the differences from one wedding to the next, there’s one constant that I see time and time again: a bride’s unwavering beauty. Continue Reading

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