{minna tip} #17

July 3, 2009

Practice makes perfect – Bridal dresses can be quite complicated to figure out. So can headpieces, jewelry & bouquets. Especially last minute! Don’t wait until the day of your wedding to figure out how to bustle-up your gown before your first dance as a new bride. Count how many buttons there are at the back of your dress and bring a repair kit. Test the loops to make sure they can get around those tiny buttons. Don’t be too hasty when testing your zipper…be gentle and make sure the zip doesn’t get caught into the fabric. Know exactly where to fasten pins in your hair so your headpiece sits securely and complements your wedding-hairdo just right. Let your gown designer show you how to tie your bows the right way. More importantly, you must pass all this information along to your bridesmaids or whoever else is designated to help you shine on your wedding day. And practice. I’ve seen too many zippers run off tracks, buttons pop without the tools to replace them, and headpieces fall to the ground. Practice will not only make perfect, but it will save you a lot of time and frustration.

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{minna tip} #13

May 3, 2009

Rely on your bridesmaids  –Why? Because they rock! Bridesmaids have the most awesome job on their friend’s wedding day, and that is to make sure the bride looks great! Here are a few things to help her out: Tilt those flowers – remember to tilt your flowers away from your body just a tiny bit toward the camera. That way, we get to see how lovely the flowers are arranged. Straighten that dress – if the bride’s gown has a train on it, straighten that dress when she gets to the altar, so she continues to look great from the back in her photos. Perform emergency surgery – Have a bag of emergency tools ready to assist with any hair & make-up touch-ups as the day progresses…especially through happy-tears and meals! Provide handkerchiefs, tissues, lipstick, blush…anything that will preserve her gorgeousness throughout the evening. Reduce stress – You’re her buffer from any stressors that may arise on her special day. Do whatever you must to squash it. She’ll look better in pictures and she’ll thank you later!

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brooklyn | manhattan | queens | new york city | wedding photographer

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{minna tip} #5

February 16, 2009

Schedule your wedding-day dry-run with your engagement session – Like most brides-to-be, you’ll probably schedule a test run of your wedding-day hairstyle and make-up. But don’t let your sweeping updo, ringlets, freshly-plucked eyebrows or new lip color go to waste! They may look good in a magazine, but I’m sure you’re curious to know how they translate to your real life and real photographs. Don’t wait for your wedding day to find out! Book your engagement session, make-up & hair trials together. Take advantage of these dry-runs and produce beautiful images of you and your fiancé. Plus, if need be, you’ll have the time to study and modify your look before the most memorable day of your life.

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