Category Archives: Weddings

Now Booking 2016 Weddings-Scranton Wedding Photographer
August 17th


Now booking weddings for 2016!

I’m excited to officially announce that I am now accepting bookings for 2016 weddings! As always, I am only accepting a limited number of weddings for 2016. I want to make sure that each couple receives the best from me and the only way to ensure that is to not spread myself too thin and only focus on a handful of wonderful couples a year! Plus I’m stoked to have just booked my first wedding of 2016 which will be in chilly January. We’re hoping for a snowstorm!

If you’d like to receive more information, I’d love to chat with you!

The Grooms Style!
March 4th

Here we are, it’s a slightly warmer Wedding Wednesday than when I started this feature four weeks ago, so that means it’s almost wedding season! With that in mind, I wanted to focus on a topic not touched on often enough: the groom!

Many people think that a wedding day is all about the bride, and often forget to add the groom into the equation. While he may not be out shopping all over town for a suit or tuxedo for himself and his groomsmen, a man’s style is as important to the wedding as it is the brides gown; men need to work their own identity into their suits as well so they feel and look as good as their fiancée on the big day.


This may be the best way to incorporate a man’s style in with the suit that has been chosen; whether its wing tipped shoes or patent black leather shoes by Converse, shoes are always a great accessory. Don’t count out the cufflinks; if there are no cufflink heirlooms that’ll be used in the wedding, a bride should search online for cufflinks that perfectly represent her man, whether they are plain or even made of Lego. Pocket scarves and ties are a great way to incorporate a man’s favorite color (so long as it matches or is a complimentary color to the bridesmaid dresses), and fun socks like colorful argyle are a great addition.

Smart Casual

Not every wedding is a black tuxedo formal. In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of the smart casual look for weddings, where the groom and his groomsmen don some clothing they are probably much more comfortable in. These options can include jeans paired with wing tipped shoes, a button down jacket, sweaters or cardigans instead of suit jackets for fall weddings, shorts for summer weddings, and sometimes even plaid button downs to add some color instead of the usual white dress shirt.

Go Big or Go Home

A growing trend recently (and with the help of the film The Great Gatsby) has been an art deco/1920’s look for men; dressed to the nines and ready to impress. To pull this off, the groom and his groomsmen will have to be the kind of men that really want to dress up and won’t mind layers because we’re talking three piece suits, top hats, jackets with tails, gloves, stickpins and more.

How About Some Color?

Who said that all suits have to be black? If the bridesmaids are wearing a neutral color (don’t match bridesmaid dresses and grooms suits), a groom may be interested in adding a big pop of color with his suit. Popular colors from 2014 wedding trends included navy, royal purple, light blue and emerald green. Or, if the groom and his men are feeling particularly brave, style each one with a different color.

Adding some flair and personal style to an outfit will help any groom stand out on his wedding day!

Adding some flair and personal style to an outfit will help any groom stand out on his wedding day!

Have a Vintage Wedding! – Scranton Wedding Photographers
February 25th

Once again, we come upon Wedding Wednesday, that lovely mid-week day where I try to impart some of my sagey wedding advice. Today, let’s quickly go over why you should consider having a vintage wedding!

When it comes to our ideal wedding, most of us already have our dream event in mind. Whether it will be a traditional “princess” wedding or a more intimate occasion with a few close friends, we want it to be perfect. But if you’re still struggling to make the choice or you want to go for something different and non-traditional, here’s an idea: why don’t you try having a vintage wedding?

Vintage weddings have a special aura of uniqueness and quirky charm around them. It allows you to get as creative and artistic, as you would like, and it usually costs less than a traditional wedding. Take the engagement ring, for instance – antique engagement rings tend to be have unique designs and extraordinary craftsmanship, usually are cheaper and are potential candidates for an heirloom.

Vintage weddings allow for an extra romanticism to the event. It’s important to know that in this case in particular, the details are far more than simply additional features. The details of your wedding – the dress, the ring, the decorations – will make the design.

The great thing about having a vintage wedding is that you don’t need to spend a fortune on the décor. Choose a venue that complements the look that you want to achieve – turn the venue itself in part of the decorations. An additional perk is that vintage venues and locations usually look magnificent in photos. The soft, rustic colors and the natural beauty of the location can be enhanced by special lighting and your photographer’s skills.

Vintage weddings are currently on the rise, but still not too popular to become mainstream. They’re stylish and fashionable, while keeping it simple and authentic at the same time. They allow you to show off your creative feminine side and host a wedding that’s worth remembering.

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To get a vintage bouquet, one can simply change up from a traditional to a more eclectic look. Easy peasey!

Not the Last Minute! Makeup and Hair Tips – Scranton Wedding Photographers
February 18th

Well, it’s Wedding Wednesday and I’m back with some tips and advice for you lucky girls that are getting married. If you like this post, tell a friend!

Sometimes it’s okay to wait for the last minute to do things. Many of us are procrastinators, or just plain forget about some things until it’s almost too late. However, there are some things that if you are thinking of getting done before a wedding, you shouldn’t hesitate to have these things squared away.

Hiring a Hairstylist / Makeup Artist and Having a Trial

If you know what you want, have a photo and want exactly what’s pictured, maybe you can skip the trial, but it’s never recommended. Many freelance artists are booked up to a year in advance and a trial is a good way of really seeing what their work looks like, as well as if you get along with them or not. They will do your hair and makeup (a great idea if you are planning to get engagement photos done that day, which many couples like to do) and you can talk about what you like or don’t like and what should be changed before the wedding day. This gives you a really good insight to how you will look on your special day, and whether anything needs to be tweaked or changed.


Whether you are using a tanning bed, relaxing on the beach at your wedding destination or getting a spray tan, never leave this for the last minute. You don’t want to look like a lobster on your wedding day, and you certainly don’t want to have self tanner rubbing off on your beautiful gown. There are gradual tanners available at most cosmetic stores as well that you can do yourself before the wedding. I suggest buying one to test first; you never know if it’ll give you that beautiful bronzed look you want, or if you’ll go orange.

Face Treatments

Many women (and even some men) want beautiful, glowing skin on their wedding day and usually do a glycolic or microdermabrasion peel before the wedding. Do this at least one week beforehand to avoid any potential for redness. You also never want to put makeup on for at least 24 to 48 hours following an intense facial peel. If this is your first time doing one of these either professionally or at home, remember to do an allergy test first on the inside of your arm. It can take symptoms of an allergic reaction a much longer time to heal and if you have sensitive skin, consider getting a peel done way in advance of the wedding to see if it’s something you’d really like to do closer to the actual day.


Don’t get your waxing done immediately before the wedding, especially if its on your face. You shouldn’t put any makeup on the waxed areas for 24 to 48 hours, depending on how quickly your skin heals. Schedule your waxing at least three days in advance to avoid any visible redness or irritation on your wedding day.

There you have it, stay warm until next week!

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Beautiful bride Stephanie didn’t wait for the last minute for anything – and neither should you!

Stay Calm on Your Wedding Day – Scranton Wedding Photographers
February 11th

It’s Wedding Wednesday! The procrastinator in chief of Scranton Wedding Photographers is going to have a great little blog post for all of you brides every Wednesday – all geared towards helping you take control of your wedding day – tell your engaged friends to tune in!

So your big day is coming up and you already are beginning to feel the stirring of pre-wedding jitters. Whether they are brought on because everyone keeps asking you about how excited you are for the big day, or you are someone who just isn’t used to “all eyes on you”, we have some helpful tips and tricks to stay calm and relaxed on your wedding day.

Eat Breakfast!

Our parents always told us it was the most important meal of the day, and on your wedding day it’s no different. Due to nervousness you may not feel like eating, but if you force yourself to have a little bit, you’ll be thanking yourself later. Even try having a fruit smoothie instead of your coffee so your body can have the nutrients it needs to keep you going until the reception dinner.

Make a Schedule

Making a schedule (even if you don’t adhere to it by the minute) will give you something to focus your attention on. Don’t hold yourself to it every second of the day though, because if you do, you’ll be stressing more about the schedule than enjoying your big day.

Have an Emergency Kit

You never know when you might need a Tide to Go pen to get an accidental stain out of your wedding dress, or when a safety pin might come in handy. Make a small emergency kit that you can fit in a small purse in case you need anything during your day. Items may include a bleach pen, needle and thread, safety pins, Tylenol, mints, superglue and more.

Expect the Unexpected

It may be inclement weather or someone getting sick on the day of your wedding, but never let the unexpected get to you or ruin your day. Keeping an upbeat and positive attitude even if it’s pouring outside will ensure that you still have an enjoyable time regardless of what happens. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

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This flower girl followed our advice on staying stress free – she was cool as a cucumber!