Yesterday we actually attended a wedding as GUESTS! I was able to give Evy a peek into what I do on work weekends...introduced her to being a flower girl, enjoyed a delicious donut wall and dessert table, and of course taught her the Cupid Shuffle. 😂Pretty sure she’s convinced that I have the coolest job ever.
Happy Wedding Day, Jessica & Justin!
Wedding Tip Wednesday! 📸📸📸 So, there's a lot of differing opinions on unplugged weddings. On one hand, I totally understand that guests want to take photos to remember these special moments. But on the other hand, I’ve had well-intentioned guests with their phones stand in front of me in the middle of the aisle or jumping up to capture the first kiss or walking around using a full size iPad to take ceremony photos. Yes, I’ve seen it all! 😬 Having an unplugged ceremony allows for guests to be present in the moment with their minds and hearts instead of with their eyes to their phones. You can make signs to make this request or even have the officiant make an announcement before the recessional begins. 👍 Guests: I encourage you to save those cell phone photo opps for the reception! Grab the bride and groom on the dance floor for a selfie WITH you, rather than intruding on the sanctity of the ceremony. They will appreciate that SO much more than seeing you lurking in the aisle of their professional photos! 😊 Tell me your opinions! Are you having an unplugged ceremony?
Wedding Tip Wednesday! 💎💍💎💍💎 For years, I would wait until the reception to ask the bride and groom for their rings to photograph. Now, I ask that all three rings (engagement ring and both his and her wedding bands) are with the bride when I first arrive. This way, I can style the rings using all the other bridal details, flowers, and invitation suite. Not to mention, the lighting is WAY better at this time too! So, make sure you don’t give the bands to the best man too soon...we will make sure he gets them before the ceremony! #weddingtipwednesday #jenniferstuartphotography #jspbrides
The traditional, full-length, smiling-at-the-camera portrait often gets overlooked for social media features, but in the long run, I think it’s THE most important photo of the wedding day. While candid photos are fun and there’s plenty of those in my galleries, this is their first heirloom portrait that is sure to be admired, studied, and displayed for many years to come. Stormie and Taylor, I hope this happy portrait will fill a special frame for you soon! . . . #forellenburgandalways #jenniferstuartphotography #jspbrides
Wedding Tip Wednesday! 👰🏻👰🏼👰🏽👰🏾 Scheduling a bridal portrait session will give you the perfect opportunity to play dress-up before the wedding day. Hair, makeup, and bouquet are all done and you can see exactly how your look comes together. It also gives you a chance to make changes or switch accessories before you walk down the aisle. And of course, who doesn't want to wear that gorgeous dress more than once! 😍😍😍 This beautiful bride is on the blog today! I literally could have posted all of her portraits. Stormie, you are GORGEOUS! #forellenburgandalways #greenvillewedding #poinsettbride #jenniferstuartphotography