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Newport Wedding: Kayla & Ben’s Bohlin Wedding – Elegant Affair by the Sea

As a luxury wedding photographer with years of capturing heartfelt moments under my belt, I’ve been privileged to witness a myriad of breathtaking venues and joyous celebrations. However, now and then, a wedding like Kayla and Ben’s emerges, weaving a tale of love, elegance, and heartfelt choices that deeply resonate. Set against the picturesque backdrop […]

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black and white photography

For Couples

Timeless Elegance: Why Black and White Photography Is Perfect for Your Wedding!

Picture this: a photo captures your wedding day’s intimate moments. The contrasts of light and shadow weave emotions into timeless elegance. As a luxury wedding photographer, I’ve captured countless weddings. The photos are in vibrant color and classic black and white. Today, I want to show you why black and white photography could be perfect […]

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wedding invitations

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Invitation Intrigue: Master the Art of Wedding Etiquette

As we embark on this journey through the nuanced world of wedding invitations, let’s pause and consider their significance. These aren’t mere pieces of paper; they’re the heralds of your upcoming nuptials, setting the tone for what will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable days of your life. As a seasoned luxury wedding photographer, […]

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Preserving Your Wedding Memories: Tips on Photo Storage and Albums

Every wedding photo captures a vibrant memory, freezing a moment from one of your life’s most significant days. As a luxury wedding photographer, I witness the joy and nostalgia that beautifully captured photos evoke even years later. That’s why it’s crucial to preserve your wedding memories carefully, using both digital photo storage and wedding albums. […]

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Golden Hour

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Why Golden Hour Is Your Best Friend for Stunning Wedding Photos

In the enchanting world of wedding photography, the golden hour is akin to a painter’s most prized hue, a time when the sun, low on the horizon, casts a golden glow that seems to touch everything with a brush of magic. This brief yet magical period, occurring in the tranquil moments just after dawn or […]

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Belle Mer Wedding Charm: Picture-Perfect Moments at Newport’s Gem

Envision your dream Belle Mer wedding on the serene Goat Island in Newport, Rhode Island. This premier venue, an integral part of the esteemed Longwood Venues portfolio, exemplifies contemporary oceanside luxury. Each Belle Mer wedding infuses modern elegance with the natural splendor of Narragansett Bay, offering a tranquil escape from the bustling energy of downtown […]

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Glen Manor

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Glen Manor House Wedding: Discover Portsmouth’s Perfect Waterside Venue

Introduction Imagine a wedding nestled on the tranquil banks of the Sakonnet River, amidst beautifully tended gardens in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Glen Manor House stands as a beacon of intimate grandeur and romantic allure, making it the perfect setting for dreamlike nuptials. This esteemed venue, known for its serene waterfront setting and elegant architecture, offers […]

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Oceancliff Wedding Elegance: Top Reasons to Say ‘I Do’ at Newport’s Gem

Introduction Newport, Rhode Island, a city synonymous with elegance and charm, has long been a coveted destination for couples dreaming of the perfect wedding. Amidst this enchanting locale lies a jewel: Oceancliff, a venue that epitomizes the romance and luxury of Newport. As a wedding photographer who has captured numerous celebrations here, I am excited […]

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2024 Wedding Trends

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2024 Wedding Trends: From a Photographer’s Viewpoint – The Top 10 Trends to Watch

As a luxury wedding photographer in Sarasota, I have witnessed firsthand how the landscape of wedding trends evolves each year. The year 2024 is shaping up to be a revolutionary one, marked by distinct changes that reflect the tastes and values of modern couples. Let’s delve into the 2024 wedding trends I think deserve to […]

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Sarasota Wedding Planning | How to Choose the Right Photographer for Your Sarasota Wedding

Introduction Selecting the right photographer for your Sarasota wedding is about more than capturing images; it’s about encapsulating moments that will tell the story of your day in this unique and beautiful city. Sarasota, with its enchanting sunsets over the Gulf and elegant, palm-lined venues, offers a picturesque setting for your nuptials. This guide aims […]

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