Christine Bentley is an internationally published and award-winning photographer based in Southern California. Best known for delivering stunning imagery while surpassing expectations, she collaborates with clients and wedding professionals to create the best possible experience for all. Her portfolio includes a range of clients, local and worldwide, including high-profile celebrities. Read More »
For decades and even centuries, a bride and groom are traditionally not supposed to see each other before the big reveal during the ceremony. Yet as a modern twist to today’s bride, the idea of a “first look” is happening more often than not. Is this a good idea? What are the positives and the negatives to seeing your spouse before your wedding ceremony? There is an obvious benefit to seeing each other before the ceremony and that is: you get to complete almost all of your photos before the wedding even starts. You look your best, and you even get to decide how much time you have for photographs – essentially, you are able to start as soon as you and your photographer agree to begin. Couples who cherish photos will love knowing that they may never run out of time. You are even able to go to a different ... Read More »
You have heard it numerous times: if it isn’t on social media, then it didn’t happen. With so many friends and relatives – yes, even grandma – on social media, there is no doubt that you will be bombarded with seemingly endless posts all about your wedding; this is actually amazing! It is a testament that people are thrilled for you. Yet, what does that really mean for your day? Is this the best way for attendees to express their elation? Can they actually ruin your celebration? Several problems can arise when loved ones post on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms on behalf of your nuptials. Have you considered them? Chances are your guests have not. For example, you are getting ready in the bridal suite and take selfies with your favorite ladies. They photograph you in your dress and you look stunning, so what’s a bestie to ... Read More »
Although every aspect of planning a wedding is important, the areas with the most staying power are arguably photography and filmmaking. Sure, the décor pictured in each shot is imperative to the overall beauty of the event, but once the wedding is over, it’s the quality of the photos and video that matters most. Consider the helpful tips below so your multimedia team will be well prepared to capture every precious moment – and you’ll be proud to share your memories with loved ones for years to come. Develop a Team In the past, it seemed as though photography always trumped filmmaking. This ideology would often leave filmmakers with the second-best positions or leftover angles, when in fact, photographers and filmmakers must work as a team to capture the great shots that every couple deserves. To attain the best possible results, both artists should coordinate with the event planner to ensure ... Read More »
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