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Come see the Tiffany Photography booth this weekend, January 16th and 17th from 10-4 at the Brideworld wedding fair to be held at the Los Angeles Convention center! This is a great opportunity for you to meet Tiffany in person and other great wedding vendors. We will have magazine style wedding albums – coffee table wedding albums, traditional wedding albums, proof books and engagement sessions on display at the show.

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Having spent years working as an editorial photographer and shooting for magazines like Elle, Cosmopolitan and Angelino, I developed a unique style. In addition to my standard engagement sessions which generally last about an hour I offer extended Luxe sessions.

During a Luxe sitting the couple usually rents a room at a hotel and we spend several hours on the photoshoot. I bring in professional lighting and do wardrobe consultation with the couple prior to the shoot. On a Luxe session we can set up complex lighting to add drama to the images. This lighting set up is far different from what wedding photographers use on the day of the wedding.

There are a lot of big photography chains out there leaving people to wonder if they should go big or boutique. Here are some things to consider before signing up with a photography chain.

Quality control – In large photography chains, the decisions on the quality of the images taken comes from the top and many require the photographer to shoot in .jpg (resulting in lower quality files that are easer for the large company to store) At Tiffany Photography we always shoot in RAW format leaving you with the best possibly quality wedding images.

Continuity – At a smaller studio you get to know the photographer personally and have a relationship with one person from start to end. In a larger studio, you may fall in love with the sales person and end up with a photographer you can’t relate to.

You might not realize it but being a bridesmaid can run upwards of $1000. Times are tough and the economy is tougher, take your bridal party’s budget into account when planning your wedding. Your bridesmaids love you and are eager to please. As a bride and a hostess you can ease the pressure off of some of the most important guests at the wedding! Your nearest and dearest will be more relaxed and able to enjoy your wedding if they are not suffering from sticker shock.
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As a wedding photographer I have heard my fair share of wedding speeches. It is okay to make the whole room laugh or cry, but you want to avoid making them cringe. The speeches are very important and memorable. People frequently note the quality of speeches when looking back on the wedding day.

  • Focus on the couple – While you may have a relationship with the bride or groom that spans 20 or 30 years, the crowd is interested in the couples relationship, not yours. It is okay to do a brief account of how you know the bride or groom but the speech should focus on the couple.
  • Keep it short and sweet – You don’t want to rush however, a short speech is always appreciated, no longer than 2 or 3 minutes at most

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Sarah and Daniel opted to see each other before the wedding so they could take care of the wedding photography before the ceremony. Seeing each other before the wedding is highly recommended for several reasons.

1. It cuts down on the time your guest have to wait and extends the time you get to celebrate at your wedding ceremony

coc 0.jpgcoc 3.jpgcoc 4.jpgcoc 6.jpgcoc5.jpgcoc4.jpgSpecialty wedding drinks are a cost effective way to give your wedding a unique flair. You can hire a professional ‘mixologist‘ to create a costume drink for your wedding or you can pick from a list on drinksecret.com. Specialty wedding drinks are always crowd pleasers, a great way to dress up your event while cutting down the bar expense and always look nice in your wedding photos. A great alternative to open bar, serve your guests beer and wine, and then one special cocktail.

Tips for creating your wedding signature drinks.

Garnish – A great garnish looks pretty and adds flavor to the drink. Sugar flavored rims on margarita glasses work well with fruity drinks. Flowers and fruit also make a great addition to the summer time cocktail.

Tiffany Photography has offered eco friendly wedding photography solutions for years. We were one of the first wedding photography studios to go all digital. Digital wedding photography allows us to use memory cards and eliminate the toxic process of developing film. Unlike some photography studios we do not make proof prints of every image from the wedding day. This allows us to cut down on cost and waste. You will, however, get a high resolution copy of all wedding images on DVD for your personal use.

All packages include Tiffany as the lead photographer, at least 5 hours of coverage, and the high resolution files on DVD. Almost all packages include a photography assistant and wedding album.

Wedding photography packages are custom created for each couple to insure you get exactly what you want without paying for extras you don’t need.