Father’s Day love

In honor of Father’s Day, we thought we would share some of our favorite father/daughter moments with some of our former clients. That bond for a woman, is extremely special and is all the more prevalent on her wedding day. It begins the moment a father lays eyes on his little girl as she prepare’s herself to become a part of someone else’s family to walking her down the aisle to her awaiting spouse. My favorite part of the entire experience is watching their fist dance which usually involves several hugs, tears and sometimes a lot of laughs.

With love, we would like to wish all Fathers a very happy and special Father’s Day.

Happy planning,

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Hanging with your girls

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What can be more fun than hanging with your best girls on your big day?! Sipping on champagne, chatting it up, giggling about how the day will go and of course the time-honored tradition of being helped into your dress and shoes. So while the photographer may be snapping away during these moments, don’t forget to get a few stylized shots of your troupe before getting dressed.

Some great examples are you and your crew posing in your robs or a shot with you all on the bed or with your hands or feet together. I love a group that’s dressed alike in clothing that designates who they are in the wedding; bridesmaids and flower girl t-shirts, track suits and tank tops.

Happy Planning!!

Picture source – Pinterest

Planning your wedding with Pinterest

Pinterest Wedding Stats from Splendid Insights

Pinterest is now the most popular online tool used to plan weddings and is currently more popular than Twitter, Facebook and Wedding Forums. Which of course it would be because how do you top pictures?? You can’t!! You can’t outdo a visual and that is what Pinterest is. Shoot, I spend most of my time on Pinterest pinning wedding and event inspiration for current and perspective clients. It’s a wonderful tool and if you ever check out my boards, you’ll see that I have boards for weddings attire, wedding photography, wedding ideas and inspiration, even a board for weddings in Washington DC. If a bride or groom needs motivation to plan or a little eye candy, they will definitely find it on my board.

Check out our boards!! – Something Blue on Pinterest

Happy Planning!!

Source: Splendid Insights Global Wedding Market Study  Design: Kelly Ashworth

Picture Perfect #yourwedding

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Imagine it’s your wedding day and you are having the time of your life. You see and have even posed for the several hundred, maybe even thousands of flashes going off around you and your new spouse. You know, those special moments in time that you pay your photographer hundreds maybe even thousands of dollars to capture and can’t wait to sit down and go through them all.  Now, what about those remaining flashes that were from family and friends and all of their pictures? You know, those who were snapping away with their cameras & smartphones.

A great idea is to assign a unique hashtag to your event. When friends and family post pictures to the awesomeness that are searchable social media sites and apps like Instagram and Twitter you and your guest can run a search on your hashtag and view all of the pictures that were tagged and are now associated with that hashtag. You can view them right away, that night even without having to wait the weeks it takes to view your photographer’s collection.

A great way to advertise your hashtag are to create cute little cards or small signs that sit at each table ensuring that guests will have the information handy when snapping and uploading. Another great idea is to create a large banner or sign utilizing poster board or a chalkboard to remind guests of your hashtag. Grab a friend that can draw or graphically design your event logo or monogram and don’t forget to add your event date and unique hashtag (don’t forget the “#” sign). You’ll be happy you did it!

I’m sure you won’t be taking inventory beforehand of those who will be bringing their cameras so who knows who will be taking pictures. This way you will see all of the great candid shots and you never know, some might even come out just as fabulous if not even more so than your professional photographer’s. Now besides enjoying all the photos of your special day via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter you can take it one step further and create a fabulous photo book using an online photo services such as Shutterfly, Kodak or Blurb. I’m excited for you!!

Happy Planning!!

LaToya 🙂

Hashtag board – source
Instagram cards – source