February 2017

Aug 17, 2018

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Today, we’re talking trends in wedding photography.  Maybe this comes just in time for your wedding planning this year and meetings with any wedding photographers you may have.

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Ever heard of a banquet photo? Loving this new trend in wedding photography!  Banquet photos are so hot right now, even the New York Times is writing articles about them.  Making sure that every guest in attendance is accounted for, your photographer finds a great angle and everyone huddles together. Surely a photo that would make the frame wall!

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We’re also seeing lots of updates to photo booths. They are still super popular, but now with options like TapSnap, we are seeing several updates of note.  TapSnap allows you to customize your background (thru a greenscreen), photo customizations like monograms, and photo sharing with anyone who couldn’t make it.

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For easy updates to a photo booth when not using an outside service- one tip is to make a fabric or custom background. This saves money vs doing a full floral wall, and you may even be able to reuse the material or refashion into something in your newlywed home.

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I know this isn’t necessarily a “new” idea, but think about having your photographer come to spend some time with you while getting ready on your wedding day. These offer such a nice contrast to the posed photos at the ceremony (which are also nice), and could be a nice gift for your girls, framed of course, after the big day.

8.17.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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We are so proud and thrilled to introduce the passion project of our friend, photographer, Lucy Cuneo.  We asked Lucy to talk to us about her new line of fine art floral photography where she walks us through her process and the beginning of an idea.

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“I am so pleased to be able to introduce our Fine Art Flower Series; it has been absolutely amazing to realize this vision which has been stuck in my head for a number of years.   I graduated with a masters in photography from SCAD in 2012 and have wanted to expand our wedding photography business to include Fine Art for quite some time; I was of course so nervous to release these and am totally overwhelmed by their reception, I cannot wait to share more.”

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“As a photographer, I am particularly interested in texture and color.  This series is an exploration of natural abundance; using traditional photographic film has afforded the images a greater depth, softness and sense of luxury, all which are necessary to create inviting, cloud-like images.  Armed with only my cameras and a vision, I reached out to Kiana Underwood of Tulipina Designs; her appreciation of color I truly admire and she was invaluable in bringing this series to life.”

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“The photographs really shine in their largest size — 36×48.  The idea of the series was to fill a frame with life-size flower “heads” and have it be an unmatched sea of color and beauty.  “Charlotte Rose” our first piece is a 9 foot installation which we put together our first day in San Francisco.  We hammered out the series in three long days in a natural light studio there; I am so grateful to Kiana Underwood of Tulipina, and her team, for their efforts in helping to achieve these shots that bring us so much joy. It’s only the beginning, we have so much more to come!!”

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To add a print to your home or see more head over Lucy’s  print shop.

8.17.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Aug 17, 2018

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

Happy Valentine’s Day from Soiree!  We’re celebrating by giving away two general admission tickets to the Martha Stewart Weddings Party in Chicago.

Produced by our friend Claudia Hanlin of The Wedding Library, join Darcy Miller and the rest of the MSW team to meet the best vendors in Chicago.

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You will check out over 100 of the finest wedding vendors under one roof, plus: raffle prizes, interactive stations, and VIP gift bags.

Radisson Blu

221 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL

Sunday, March 5, 2017

12:00 PM – 4:00PM

All you have to do is leave a comment below about your favorite Valentine’s tradition.  We’ll pick the winner at random on Friday, February 17th- you have until 5pm that day to enter.

Or, click here if you would like to purchase tickets.

8.17.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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