Monthly Archives: January 2011
Congratulations on your engagement (or the engagement of your daughter/son which now has you googling wedding websites). I thought you might want to know about our winter weekend special, as you peruse tips and timelines. But hurry- the weekend is nearly half over and this special has an expiration date.
Book your wedding sometime this weekend before the end of Monday, January 31st and get the High Resolution DVD with all your pictures for $99 when you purchase any 2 Photographer package! Now, that is one package with two photographers, not two packages. Because who buys their wedding photography for all their children at once? This will save you several hundred dollars plus give you a copyright waiver which means you can print extra pictures for yourself eventually.
We would love to have the opportunity to meet with you and show you our wedding albums. Our wedding photography packages start at $899.
Call us at (607) 953-5055 to schedule a consultation.
Remember – we offer FREE Engagement Pictures!!!
All of our Packages come with:
* A FREE Engagement Session
* 100 Promotional Wallets
* Sneak Peek on Facebook
within 24 Hours
* Online Proof Gallery posted in approximately 2 weeks
Go to our Facebook Fan Page to check out some of the engagement pictures we have taken lately.
I know this blog should have come out at the end of December, but now that the holidays are over I wanted to take the time to show you some of the trends in bridal gowns we saw last year around the Binghamton, NY area.
So many Bride magazines talk about last year’s trends and then show you models in dresses they never wore to weddings that never happened. We thought it might be more helpful for you to see real brides in your area last year – doing what bride’s do best – GETTING MARRIED.
If you got married in 2010 and I don’t include your pictures below – please note that it is not personal or a statement of disrespect to your beautiful gown. We just photograph more weddings than I could possibly fit into one blog! Chances are you are on our facebook page or our website somewhere else.
So what trends did we see last year?
Layered/textured dresses. Most of these gorgeous gals chose dresses with layers or interesting textures to the material, rather than sleek tight fitting dresses
Strapless: We saw many strapless wedding dresses this year, and it made no difference whether the bride is a petite size 2 or in plus sizes. We say, wear a dress you feel beautiful in and don’t limit yourself based on size.
Low necklines and high necklaces: Even brides who didn’t choose a strapless gown seemed to choose lower necklines, with jewelry that hung close to the neck but was not a choker.
Did you notice other trends last year? Leave us a comment and let us know about it. We have photo documentation to prove/disprove your story.
Winter is upon us, and if you haven’t already booked your wedding photographer for this summer, now is the time. In fact, if you are looking at a 2012 wedding, now is a good time for you too!
That being said, the next step is getting you fabulous engagement pictures in the middle of winter. Here are some ideas for getting just the right engagement photos.
1. Try outdoor winter portraits. We love outdoor portraits, and although it is a little cooler this time of year, we think the results will be well worth the temperature. Just check out Alicia and Rich’s winter engagement pictures elsewhere on our blog (Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Rich and Alicia’s Winter Outdoor Engagement Session in Binghamton, NY). Mother nature blesses the Binghamton, NY area with a beautiful winter backdrop, why not use it?
2. Like the idea but hate the cold? There are other ways to have winter themed portraits. Try taking them in front of a lit fireplace. Get a couple of new sweaters and some mugs of cocoa and your winter portraits will melt the hearts of your guests, without leaving you in the cold. Or consider visiting an indoor ice rink, which will have ice but hopefully no precipitation.
3. Want your engagement pics to reflect your tropical summer wedding? Well we can do that too. How about a visit to the year round Popp Butterfly Conservatory in Oneonta, NY? Dress like it’s summer and match your tropical theme without leaving NY.
4. You say you want destination engagement pictures? Why not! If your heart is set on Jamaican engagement portraits let us know. We would love to travel somewhere special for your pictures- just bear in mind this costs a little extra.
What fun we had taking outdoor winter engagement pictures. While Alicia and Rich met at church, when it was time to pop the question, Rich proposed in Binghamton, NY’s beautiful Wolfe Park and Alicia said YES! So it only made sense to take their engagement portraits there as well. We have said it before here on this blog, but giving friends and family a glimpse into the special moments you share as a couple wins big points.
Anyway, check out the beautiful pictures and enjoy a few of our tips for taking great outdoor winter portraits.
Tips For Amazing Outdoor Winter Portraits:
1. Get a cute scarf, hat, gloves, etc. and plan on taking your pictures wearing winter gear. We want you to look happy and in love, rather than frozen. Also, wear layers. That way you can add and subtract warmth as needed throughout the session. And finally, pick bright colors to contrast with the winter foliage.
2. Bring a hot drink. It’s nice to have some coffee or cocoa waiting for you between locations.
3. Talk with your photographer ahead of time so she (or he) knows more about what kind of couple you are and what makes you, well, you. Since your engagement session is a part of your wedding package at Captured Emotions, this will have the added bonus of helping us make your wedding portraits even better as well!
4. Choose Captured Emotions as your photographer. This seemed like a given if you live in the Binghamton area, but it had to be on the list. If you don’t live in the Binghamton area, we are happy to travel so feel free to consider us anyway. If your “destination wedding” is in Boise, Idaho that’s fun too.
5. Wear a good makeup foundation. Standing in the cold will make your cheeks and nose rosy, which is adorable, but you can temper that effect by applying a good foundation before you hit the cold.
6. Have fun out there! Posed smiles are nice. Genuine joy is catching.
Upstate New York in winter is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Chances are, if you are reading this blog you already get to live here, so take advantage of it while the snow lasts.