I say it all the time, because it's so true: our favorite thing about our job is that we have new friends when the wedding is over. But with Kristi and Matt, we ended up with new friends before the wedding! We got along so well with them right away. And when they pulled out three bottles of flavored tequila after their engagement session and invited us to stay for cocktails, we sealed our friendship right then and there! Since that day, we have shared more cocktails, and even more laughs. We looked forward to their wedding not only as photographers, but as friends! We're so thrilled to be sharing this one today!

When I first spoke with Myesha on the phone, she asked me if I had ever seen Sex and the City. Right then I knew that we could be bffs! As we talked about our love of Carrie Bradshaw, New York city, and Mr. Big, we fell into an easy rhythm that usually comes with years of friendship. And yet I had never met her! I'm always blown away by how lucky we are to meet so many amazing people while doing what we do. Especially when there's a pair of Manolos involved!

I can't believe it's taken me six years to write this post! The First Look is something I feel strongly about, and I should have written about it long ago. I'm making up for that with today's Wedding Tips photography installment. The First Look is an amazing part of the wedding day! If you aren’t sure about this new tradition, this post will explain why it is a romantic addition to your wedding day celebration that not only adds to the experience but also reduces stress.

A lot of our clients do not hire videographers for their day. This is one reason that we really love surprising our clients with fusion videos! The fusion video is a great way to give an overall sense of a wedding day, and that little bit of movement adds so much! We've found that our clients love having a short preview of their day with all the important moments covered.

I recently saw this post on Facebook and realized how true it is, especially in such a rapidly growing technological age. Photographers used to be concerned with family members who had digital cameras just as good as our own, but got better seats than we did. Now, with the prevalence of camera phones and iPads, the problem has grown. There are now hundreds of guests who want to take their own photos during the ceremony, often impeding the work of the professionals who have been hired for the job. Luckily, there's an easy solution: have an unplugged wedding.