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Marriage Proposal: Do it your way!

By: Wedding Stories by Tania This is the story of two small-town laid-back guys who met online. They went out on a first date in a big city with a lot of skepticism about ever finding love.  Something magical happened on that first date – tingling feelings of love fluttering for them.  And with each next date, they fell in love till one day, they decided that marriage would be their happily ever after. Planning a marriage proposal can be overwhelming and exhilarating at the same time.  And the best way to do it is your way.  Chris did just that!  He hatched a wonderful plan to surprise his beloved Christopher with his marriage proposal.  That is about when I got the call and we got down to work quickly.  It took us a couple of months of chatting on …

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An Elopement & A Honeymoon

By: Tania Hossain I never thought there would be a perfect time to talk about elopement weddings. If it weren’t for a certain sadness that is carried around with the thoughts of six feet apart and social distancing, most of 2020 has become elopers dream come true. Having said that, elopement weddings are some of my favorite ones. Having done a few of them, I find that it has very little to do with saving money and more to do with this is how couples decided to start their life of togetherness in marriage. Christian and Mariana’s elopement at the Spanish Steps in Dupont Circle – a Washington DC Wedding followed by honeymoon in Rome, Italy right after. Yes, that’s right. They got married in the early afternoon and caught a flight to Rome that evening! How about that for an elopement …

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Wedding Stories by Tania

Tonia Hossain Photography

Limited time offer for Engaged Couples Our publisher, Rebecca Barnes speaks with Tania Hossain of Wedding Stories by Tania about her bookings, advice for brides, blogging, and her thoughts on the wedding industry. Mention Brides & Weddings Magazine when booking your 2020 or 2021 wedding for your 20% Discount by June 20, 2020. Welcome https://www.facebook.com/weddingstoriesbytania/

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On Celebrating Your Original Wedding Date

By: Tania Hossain of  Wedding Stories By Tania If you have had to delay your wedding date due to any reason out of your control, you are not alone, especially if your original wedding date was in the spring or summer of 2020.  Due to social distance notices to protect public health, staying 6 feet apart with only 10 people was hardly the wedding you had imagined or planned. After working closely with a dozen couples whose 2020 wedding dates were postponed to 2021, I know how much sadness, confusion, and utter sense of loss our couples felt as they worked to schedule their wedding team for their new date. There was a reason our couples had picked their wedding date, so I asked a few of them what they did to celebrate their original date.  I picked a few …

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For a Wedding Photographer to Tell Your Story, Start with the Engagement

By Tom Conway Sponsored by Wedding Stories by Tania Wedding Stories by Tania is setting a new standard among the best wedding photographers and videographers in and around Washington, D.C. “We want to have video and pictures to tell the whole story from beginning to end,” said Tania Hossain, the company’s founder and lead photographer. “We want to capture everything special about the day, including all of the friends and loved ones who were there and the moments you’ll tell your kids and your grandkids about.” “Pictures aren’t static things these days,” Hossain continued. “Facebook and Instagram have changed everything. People from halfway around the world can see everything through photo and video as if they were there. That’s why telling the whole story is so important. It used to be these pictures might just hang on someone’s wall, but …

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Tania Hossain Photography Introduces Wedding Stories by Tania

By Tom Conway Sponsored by Tania Hossain Photography Wedding Stories by Tania is a new concept in wedding photography from Tania Hossain Photography, bringing together a top-notch team of photographers and video specialists, expertly combining journalistic style with portrait photography and creative videography to tell your love story the way you want it to be told on your wedding day. “We now have a fully integrated team that will be totally focused on your wedding,” said Hossain. “From engagement photos to the wedding itself, to the deliverables, we’ve made it all super easy, hassle free and a lot of fun for our couples.” Wedding Stories by Tania is an award-winning studio located in Northern Virginia and serving clients primarily within a 60-mile radius of Washington, D.C. They offer special all-inclusive 2019 wedding packages starting at $1,972 and have options to …

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Weddings Photographer Shares the Story of a Lifetime

By Tom Conway Sponsored by Wedding Stories by Tania To stand out among the best wedding photographers in Northern Virginia, you have to listen and know what a client wants, what types of shots — traditional or photojournalistic — will capture that special day, and you have to love what you do.  Tania Hossain and her team at Wedding Stories by Tania know the importance of what they do. “Every single photo tells a story. Some child will see one of those photographs 100 years from now,” says Hossain. “What will they think? The photos will be on the wall in someone’s home. Who will look at it? What will it mean to them?” To Hossain, wedding photography is not just a paycheck. “Every photograph is a legacy piece,” she says. “You see children, grandchildren and how they grow up.” …

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Common Misconceptions About Wedding Photography

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By Rob Jinks Having captured over 100 weddings at this point, it is easy for me to go into a wedding and know the best way to capture it all with images that will last a lifetime. However, I know that it can be scary for the couple; this is probably the first time you’ve done this! It is understandable that you don’t know what your wedding photography experience will be like. Even if you’ve been to other weddings, it is easy to have a few incorrect ideas about your wedding photography. Today I want to answer the five most common misconceptions about wedding photography that I have encountered. “12:00 or 1:00 p. m. is best for our ceremony because there will be the most light.” Even if you aren’t very familiar with photography, you probably know that photos need …

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What You Should Really Ask Your Photographer

Rob Jinks Photography

By Rob Jinks Finding the right photographer isn’t always the easiest part of your wedding planning. Having photographed over 100+ weddings over the past six years, I can confidently say that I have been asked every question in the book. Today I want to share with you questions to ask your photographer to help you find out if they are the perfect choice to capture your day. Questions Before You Start #1: Find out what photo style you like best before you contact a photographer Take a few minutes to Google photographers in your area, or use wedding repositories like Wedding Wire or The Knot to get a quick view of the different types of photo styles that exist. Some photographers edit their photos to be very warm, others very bright, and others colorful and contrasty. Some photographers shoot in a very posed manner, others in a …

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Wedding Day First Look

Provided by Rob Jinks It used to be that the first time a couple would see each other was at the start of their wedding ceremony, as the bride walked down the aisle with her father. However, today many couples are opting to see each other before the ceremony, taking advantage of what is called a “first look.” As a wedding photographer, I encourage my couples to consider doing a first look, as there can be some advantages, but how should you choose which is right for you? Here are a few reasons to say yes to a first look and a few reasons to stick with tradition. Reasons to say yes to a first look: 1. Get out the jitters. Enjoy a private moment together before being in front of your family and friends. If you feel that seeing each other for the first …

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Should I Buy a Wedding Album?

By Rob Jinks A few years ago around Christmastime, my grandmother brought out the album of photos from her wedding in 1958. This album had rounded corners, gold page decoration, and thick pages inlaid with photos. It wasn’t your typical modern wedding album. Today’s albums offer a huge range of options, namely full page printing without a gutter between pages, and clean flat spreads no matter where you open the book. I love being able to see a crisp client album, sometimes up to 24 inches wide, and see a beautiful image in a way that no computer monitor or tiny phone screen can display. But what I loved about my grandmother’s wedding album and what I love about the albums I am able to provide to my clients are the stories. My grandmother didn’t just show me photos – she used them as an opportunity …

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Your Wedding Photography Timeline

By Rob Jinks There is nothing better than looking back on photos full of stories, emotion, and memories from your wedding day. However, without a proper understanding of how photography interacts with your wedding timeline, you risk running behind in your schedule, leaving your guests unattended, and missing out on the photos you want most. Today I want to give you tips for planning your wedding timeline in a way that will maximize your photography and help get you the images you want most. Plan more time than you think you need. Many weddings have some aspect of their day take longer than expected. Plan extra time in your schedule and know that things might take a little longer than you thought. Plan extra time for travel, for hair and makeup, for extra portraits with the best light of the day. Give yourself buffers throughout the day to …

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