Recently I was approached by Duane Wells, one of the world’s most prolific travel/lifestyle writers, to collaborate on an article for the Weddings section of the Huffington Post. The idea was to create a Top 10 list of tips, from the p.o.v. of a destination wedding photographer, that would help Destination Wedding couples insure their wedding photography is the very best it can be. As a New York destination wedding photographer I was excited to share some of the lessons I’ve learned in the last 15 years. The article came out and I’m thrilled! I encourage all couples planning their …

Wedding Photography Shot List: Getting Ready As your wedding day approaches it’s a good idea to begin considering your wedding photography shot list. If you’re working with an experienced wedding photographer he or she already has a pretty good idea of the shots you’re going to want, but clear communication between the bride and her photographer and videographer is always highly recommended. A wedding photography shot list you can email to your photographer in advance of the wedding is the way to go. Some of my clients request special set up shots, like a a recent New York City wedding client who …

Top 10 Reasons To Have A Black Tie Wedding Recently a bride asked me if I thought she should go with a black tie dress code for her New York City summer wedding. I didn’t even hesitate. Yes. In my opinion, black tie events consistently look more chic, stylish, sophisticated and timeless in photographs than weddings with no dress code. There are certain exceptions of course, such as destination weddings and weddings in hot climates where a loose and relaxed summer dress code is just more comfortable and appropriate. Recently I shot a destination wedding in Acapulco during their rainy season (June) …

I love to discover new things, or to look at familiar ideas in unconventional ways, so I have a feeling this is going to become my favorite part of the blog. “Expert Insights” invites some of the most influential voices in the world of weddings, events, and travel to share their knowledge, experience, ideas and passion with the rest of us. I’ll also be inviting select brides and grooms to share their experience and anecdotes. We are all going to learn ALOT…so stay tuned…the elves are working on it! Rockstar Hollywood/Beverly Hills wedding planner Michael Habicht III prepping a beautifully achieved …