The Bridal Blog

20Jun

Amy and Jay’s Wedding at The State Room

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Amy and Jay got married on June 1st and had a beautiful cocktail style wedding at The State Room! Once again, Tiffany Wayne Photography captured the day perfectly. A few more vendors that helped make the couple’s day perfect are Make Me Fabulous, Lily~Saratoga, Fleurtactious Designs and DJ Paul Malo. The entire bridal party looked stunning, especially the bride, and it looks like everyone had the best time. Congrats to the happy couple!

30Mar

TWP’s Big Announcement!

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By: Tiffany Wayne Photography

Well folks…here we are! The big announcement day! For several months I have been thinking of this idea….so the fact that it is now “official” makes me smile ear to ear! When it comes to engagement and portrait sessions everyone always asks: “WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?!” I would provide some tips from a photographer’s point of view, but at the end of the day I’m not a fashion stylist! HOWEVER! I am happy to introduce to you someone who is…. Everyone, meet my friend and fashionista Nichole Rigolosi! Nichole launched Style by Nichole Kristen just about a year ago and has now styled for numerous local boutiques and businesses. In addition to some cover shoots, Nichole has been contracted to style the Trendsetter section of popular local magazine, Herlife. But! Her talents don’t stop in the capital district. Nichole was recognized on a national level when she styled a shoot for First magazine. You. Go. Girl! So, with great pleasure I am happy to announce that Tiffany Wayne Photography has teamed up with Style by Nichole Kristen and is now offering new portrait and engagement packages that include her personal styling services! Talk about having the celebrity treatment! Now, you don’t have to worry about what to wear! Leave it to the professional! Now, this wouldn’t be an official launch unless there was a contest to win her services! (Contest guidelines are at the bottom of this entry!) In the meantime, let’s look at some pictures!

Introducing Nichole!

So what are the packages? There are two options:

{A} One full session (4 hours) of personal shopping with the couple/client with a goal of purchasing one or two outfits with coordinating accessories for the shoot. Additionally, this package would include a phone or in person consult to get an idea of the couple/client’s vision, style and measurements. *Couple/client would have the option to use their own accessories and shoes to save on costs. Stylist will be available for phone/email consults post shopping trip up until the day of the shoot and will be present for entirety of the shoot to assist with wardrobe.

{B} Stylist puts together a detailed web inspiration board including various options for ensembles, including shoes and coordinating accessories for the client. This package would include a phone or in person consult to get an idea of the couple’s vision and style. Stylist will also be available for any phone/email consults prior to on the day of the shoot.

Package A will be awarded to the contest winner! Woo hoo!

About Style by Nichole Kristen: A classic fashionista, Nichole Kristen Rigolosi has been styling and consulting friends and family for the past couple of decades. But, it was not until recently that she had the opportunity to start her own business and fulfill her dream as a full time personal style consultant. With a colorful background in retail, sales and marketing as well as certifications in Image Consulting, Fashion Styling & Color Analysis, Nichole is well qualified to help you capture your own personal style.

Please join me in “liking” Style by Nichole Kristen on Facebook!
For more information regarding pricing on these packages, please contact Tiffany directly at info@tiffanywayne.com

CONTEST GUIDELINES:
To enter the contest, you must be a TWP client that has an upcoming engagement or portrait session. If you are interested and have not booked a portrait session, to be eligible please contact Tiffany (info@tiffanywayne.com) to lock in your photoshoot date before Friday March 30th (tomorrow). This does not mean you have to have your shoot before the 30th, you just have to have one scheduled before tomorrow, March 30th. Make sense? Now that you know if you’re eligible, entering this contest is simple! Below, fill out a comment to this entry and in three sentences please tell us why you need a stylist for your engagement shoot or portrait session. The person with the best response will be the winner! The contest will close on Monday, April 2nd at 6pm (EST). The winner will be announced on Monday, April 2nd at 7pm (EST) on TWP’s facebook page. So hurry and get those comments filled out! This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

The winner will receive package {A} One full session (4 hours) of personal shopping with the couple/client with a goal of purchasing one or two outfits with coordinating accessories for the shoot. Additionally, this package would include a phone or in person consult to get an idea of the couple/client’s vision, style and measurements. *Couple/client would have the option to use their own accessories and shoes to save on costs. Stylist will be available for phone/email consults post shopping trip up until the day of the shoot and will be present for entirety of the shoot to assist with wardrobe.

26Mar

A St. Patrick’s Day Wedding

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So many NYWB members were a part of this St. Patrick’s day wedding! Even though it was in March, the couple still had gorgeous weather. Tiffany Wayne Photography, Katie O’ Weddings & Events, Lily~Saratoga, Make Me Fabulous, Fleurtacious Designs, The Pink Orange, Grand Central Station and Glen Sanders Mansion were Emily and Todd’s all star team!

Love the green shoes! 

The first look 

Saying “I do!”

Handmade by the bride and groom 

Homemade beer was their favor! 

The groom joined the band for a song! 

02Feb

This First Look…I Do or I Don’t?

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Tiffany Wayne of Tiffany Wayne Photography wrote an article about what a “first look” is and the pros and cons of doing one!

Many couples when sitting across from their wedding photographer are asked: “Are you interested in doing the first look?” Some couples know the answer right away, others may need time to think it over, and some have never even heard of the “first look.” I’ve had a lot of couples ask me recently about the pros and cons of the “first look.” It can be a huge debate between a bride and groom, or even between the couple and their family. My hope is that this blog entry will educate you on the pros and cons so that you can make the best decision as a couple. Obviously my perspective is from a photographers standpoint-but, ultimately this decision is up to you…the bride and groom. First, let’s define the first look.

First Look: A special arranged (usually private) moment between a wedding photographer and the bride and groom before the ceremony.
Purpose: To capture the bride and groom’s reaction when they see each other for the first time on their wedding day.
Why?: To save time by completing all portraits and formal photos prior to the ceremony so that the couple can enjoy their guests and cocktail hour immediately following their “I do!”

The first look is a pretty new thing in the wedding industry. I know when my parents got married they didn’t have that option! Because this is not a traditional practice it creates room for debate. Typically, the groom will see his bride for the first time when she’s walking down the aisle. Then, following the ceremony we would move into family formals, bridal party portraits, and bride and groom portraits. I can only speak for myself, but in an ideal world I would love to spend 60-90 minutes (max) to complete all of those portraits. Depending on the timeline of your wedding day, sometimes this can overlap with part of the cocktail hour. Unless you have a gap of time between the ceremony and cocktail hour, chances are you will miss part of it. Now don’t get me wrong, my goal is to complete your portraits in a timely manner-because let’s face it…I want you to enjoy your day and mingle with your guests! But, if you feel like you’re going to be stressed out about time and wishing you were at the cocktail hour, maybe the first look is for you. The pros of keeping it traditional? The grand entrance wow factor.

Another factor to take into consideration is time of year. If you are planning an evening winter wedding in the Northeast the sun will set early. If your ceremony begins at 5:30pm, and you decide against the first look, keep in mind that it will be dark outside. So, you have to ask yourself how important is it that your portraits are taken outside during the day/sunset hour?

The most important thing to remember is that this is your day. It’s all about the bride and groom and what you want as a couple… it’s your moment. If you are more of a traditional person, would you regret not having the big entrance at the ceremony? Or, do you like the idea of having a special documented moment before all the craziness begins? Be honest with yourself and come to an agreement together.

So what do I think? Does the first look save time? Yes. Does it take away some of the stress? In my experience, yes. Is it traditional? No. But, again, this is about what will work for you.

No matter what the decision, when your eyes meet for the first time on your wedding day you will be filled with love from the tips of your toes to the top of your head!

…and I will be there to capture that moment no matter what!

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