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To First Look or Not…

By Amanda Baity To first look or not to first look, THAT is the question. “First look” is a term that has developed in the modern age of wedding photography to  their ceremony. Whether or not to have a first look is a decision that many couples struggle with. In the past, the groom waited to see his bride on the wedding day until she walked down the aisle. This tradition originated with arranged marriages. When a couple was chosen for one another they were not allowed to see each other until the ceremony so that they wouldn’t have the chance to back out once they saw what each other looked like. Eek! Not the most romantic origin! Even though couples marry for love today, some still like to uphold this tradition. But more and more couples are deciding to …

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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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Photography Checklist

getting ready

Bride dressing for ceremony Bride, full-length solo Bride with parents Bride with mother and fatherseparately Bride with grandparents Bride with sisters and brothers Bride with maid of honor Bride with attendants Bride with ring bearer, flower girl Garter being put on Groom, full-length solo Groom with parents Groom with mother and father separately Groom with grandparents Groom with sisters and brothers Groom with best man Groom with groomsmen Groom with bride’s parents being seated for ceremony Bridesmaids walking down the aisle Flower girl, ring bearer walking down the aisle Bride and father approaching altar or canopy Bride’s father giving her hand to groom Exchange of vows Ring ceremony Recessional Formal bride & groom together Newlyweds and parents Newlyweds and entire bridal party Close-ups of bride’s & groom’s hands clasped together Receiving line — guests and bridal party Cake table Bride & groom cutting/feeding each other cake Best man toasting newlyweds Newlyweds toasting …

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