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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Silly Shot Collage of Your Bridal Party

Photo courtesy of Kristen Weaver Photography
Silly shots of each of the members of your bridal party will make a memorable wedding photo collage that is shades of the Brady Bunch! Have each person mug for the camera then put it together as a wedding party collage. Way more fun than those ho hum wedding party photos you usually see! Contact Kristen Weaver Photography for other great ideas for photography for your wedding day.

Heart Stealer--Ring Bearers Who Can Steal Your Heart (and The Show)

Ring bearers can steal your heart (and the show) at your wedding. The photo above is one easy way to make your ring bearer stand out without him being miserable in a monkey suit. Your ring bearer doesn't have to wear a mini-tuxedo. Instead try some comfortable pants, suspenders and a cute hat. This ring bearer will steal the heart of all your guests. So think outside the box when you are planning what your ring bearer will wear--it can pay off in great photos and a happy ring bearer.

The Ring Bearer Steals The Show

Photo courtesy of Jeff Kolodny Photo and Video
You know how they say 'never work with children or dogs'? This photo is why. The ring bearer steals the show with this shot of a oh so cool ring bearer and the rest of the groomsmen in the background. I bet this kid had to be dragged kickin' and screamin' into wanting to be in this wedding--seems he's changed his tune! Visit Jeff Kolodny Photo and Video for more ideas for great pictures or to see if Jeff is available to shoot your wedding or special event.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Here Comes The Bride

Photo courtesy of Tamara Burross
Instead of trashing the dress, save it and take a cute photo of your daughter in it, then save it and give it to her on her wedding day. A personal mother to daughter wedding gift that can't be beat! So cute! She looks so adorable!
So don't trash your dress, don't store it forever and guilt trip your daughter into wearing it, use it as a great photo prop instead.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dressing Your Flower Girl

Yellow, navy and white. A perfect combination for a summer wedding. I love the photo of this flower girl. She's not a mini-bride, instead she is just a little girl in a pretty dress not trying to look like she's twenty-five instead of eight. Keep in mind when you're choosing a flower girl's dress that she isn't meant to be a mini-bride. Keep her dress (and her shoes) age appropriate.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Changing Gender Roles In Weddings

Flickr member PortraitsofGrace
Want a differnt take on a 'flower girl?' How about a cute guy tossing petals as he walks down the aisle?
So in the effort of proving that more than one person has done this (and you won't be the only one) see the photo above of yet another 'flower guy' strewing petals as he goes down the aisle. He sure looks like he's having fun!
Indiana University of Pennsylvania sociology professor, Robert Heasley who is also the president of the American Men's Studies’ Association notes that weddings are one of the last institutions strictly holding onto sex roles. He is quoted as saying:       

“We continue to have the marriage ceremony, but we’re slowly changing it to represent the greater balance of the genders,” he said. “It’s a significant shift to have the male be the flower girl because it introduces a male who represents gentility, flowers and femininity. It’s just another step toward the dismantling of the patriarchal formation of the marriage.”

So if you're willing to be a little bit out there and have a guy friend who doesn't take himself too seriously, this is a great way to make sure people talk about your wedding for years to come.