As the leading Miami wedding photography studio, with Miami's best wedding photographers, we are routinely flown to New York City for engagement sessions. Most of the Miami couples who hire us for their engagement photography in New York City are from affluent families or celebrities who reside in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County. They also tend to have a residence in New York City or Long Island and want the best wedding photographers in Miami and New York City.
The reason for my presence in New York City is the fact that I was born and raised in New York City myself. I still have family and friends in New York City that I visit often, so I provide engagement and wedding photography services throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. On occasion, I have photographed weddings in Boston Massachusetts.
As the best rated Miami wedding photographer serving Miami brides and grooms with beautiful engagement photos in New York City's Central Park, I provide them with the most amazing engagement photo session they could ever experience. My knowledge of Central Park and every prime location for photos, I've experienced since childhood when I would visit Central Park with my parents up to adulthood when I would go to Central Park to ride my bike.
In addition to engagement photography in New York City, I provide cultural wedding photography coverage of Jewish Weddings, Indian Weddings, Vietnamese Weddings, Filipino Weddings and more. We are the best value on wedding photography in New York City often saving brides and grooms thousands and even tens of thousands of dollar compared to our New York City and Long Island based wedding photography counterparts.
Location: 72 Terrace Dr. New York, NY 10021.Keywords: Central Park (18), Engagement (151), New York City (28). 1/200; f/5.6; ISO 100; 200.0 mm.
Couture Bridal Photography has the best choice of wedding photography packages, rates and options to make Villa Woodbine weddings perfect.
Couture Bridal Photography is a boutique luxury wedding photography studio based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida serving couples throughout the United States, Caribbean and Europe. The owner of Couture Bridal Photography Alfredo Valentine is known for elegant, romantic and timeless wedding photography that captures every detail, moment and emotions of a wedding day. Couture Bridal Photography is the Couples Choice award winner on weddingwire.com and Top of the knot on Knot.com for the best wedding photography at south Florida's top luxury wedding venues including Villa Woodbine Weddings.
Couture Bridal Photography also offers special rates on the best wedding photography on destination wedding assignments across the United States, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.
No other South Florida photography company can compare on personalized individual service, flexible prices, and wedding day experience with Couture Bridal Photography, the best Wedding Photography studio in South Florida.
Couture Bridal Photography offers an industry exclusive Wedding Photography payment plan system so brides on a budget can have the best wedding photography at Villa Woodbine weddings.
If your looking for the best Wedding photography for Villa Woodbine Weddings, Couture Bridal Photography is the most trusted wedding photography studio of South Florida most popular wedding venues, and the Wedding photography most couples choose to capture their Villa Woodbine Weddings.
Elegant. Romantic. Timeless. We are a group of creative photographers in Broward County with a passion for storytelling. Founded in 2008, our studio has been recognized as the best Wedding Photographers in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida by various publications, websites, and groups. We’d love to meet with you anywhere in South Florida and show you our albums and other print photography products. We can also provide more information on our Wedding Cinematography and introduce you to our team.Engagement (151), Miami (78). 1/160; f/2.8; ISO 1600; 200.0 mm.
Couture Bridal Photography is a Fort Lauderdale Boutique luxury Wedding Photography studio perfectly matched to capture the magic of Marriott Pompano Beach Weddings. Couture Bridal Photography offers elegant, romantic and timeless wedding photography at the top luxury wedding venues throughout South Florida. Couture Bridal Photography offers special rates for couples planning and hosting Marriott Pompano Beach Weddings, as their preferred Photography vendor.
Couture Bridal Photography is the premium Preferred Wedding Photography vendor at the most exclusive luxury wedding venues and locations throughout south Florida, Puerto Rico, New York, Charleston and Florida Keys.
Couture Bridal Photography became the "preferred photography vendor", at many of the worlds top luxury wedding venues for the best in capturing the most important details, emotions and moments of a couples wedding with a documentary style of photography with a fashion forward approach to tell a artistic wedding day story.
Couture Bridal Photography the best custom wedding photography packages for couples planning weddings around the world and at Marriott Pompano Beach Weddings.
Couture Bridal Photography is the preferred photography studio of couples searching for the best wedding photography packages and wedding photography payment plans to make planning their Marriott Pompano Beach Weddings easier to handle.
The preferred photography for weddings chosen by couples and celebrities wanting the best wedding photography around the world is Couture Bridal Photography.
For couples planning and hosting Marriott Pompano Beach Weddings, call the preferred photography studio for the best wedding photography in Pompano Beach for availability and pricing at 954-399-0741.
More Brides choose Couture Bridal Photography for their Marriott Pompano Beach weddings than any other for the best pricing, photography and service.
Couture Bridal Photography is the "Couples Choice Award" winner on Weddingwire.com and "Top of the Knot" on Knot.com, as the preferred photography for weddings throughout Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and San Juan Puerto Rico.Broward County (233), Deerfield Beach (50), Engagement (151). 1/500; f/6.3; ISO 400; 24.0 mm.
Alfredo Valentine of Couture Bridal Photography was invited to be recognized among the worlds best Wedding Photographers by Fearless Photographers.com
Fearless Photographers is the only collection of internationally ranked Wedding Photographers from around the world chosen for innovative, creative and artistic wedding photography.
Members of fearless Photographers cannot pay to join and are scrutinized on artistry, uniqueness, creativity, skill, experience and photographic excellence. Alfredo Valentine is among 15 south Florida Wedding Photographers in South Florida to have met the strict requirements to be invited to join the most elite Wedding Photographers worldwide. Alfredo is also the only Fort Lauderdale Wedding Photographer to attain this extremely coveted membership.
Alfredo created Couture Bridal Photography as Fort Lauderdale's only boutique Luxury Wedding Photography studio specializing in distinctly artistic Documentary Wedding Photography with a fashion forward editorial style. Couture Bridal Photography founded in 2008 has now become the most sought after Wedding Photography studio throughout Miami, The Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Naples and Jupiter Florida.
Couture Bridal Photography is a team of professional Photographers dedicated to providing couples with the most elegant, romantic and timeless Wedding Photography worldwide. Couture Bridal Photography is also known internationally and the most preferred Destination Wedding Photography studio for weddings throughout the Caribbean and South America.
Couture Bridal Photography became South Florida's most preferred and recommended Wedding photography studio for offering the best value, experience, and style of Wedding Photography above any and all of South Florida's already established Wedding Photography studios and Photographers.
Many of South Florida's most prestigious and popular Wedding venues, resorts and Hotels choose Couture Bridal Photography as their Preferred Wedding Photography vendors and recommend couples to use Couture Bridal Photography for the best Wedding Photography and Wedding Day Photography experience in Florida.
Couture Bridal Photography also offers flexible and convenient payment plans for Couples of most budget ranges to afford truly professional wedding photography they will treasure for a lifetime.
Elegant. Romantic. Timeless. We are a group of creative photographers in Broward County with a passion for storytelling. Founded in 2008, our studio has been recognized as the best Wedding Photographers in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida by various publications, websites, and groups. We’d love to meet with you anywhere in South Florida and show you our albums and other print photography products. We can also provide more information on our Wedding Cinematography and introduce you to our team.Engagement (151), Palm Beach (325), Worth Avenue (65). 1/250; f/2.8; ISO 100; 200.0 mm.
We like to call ourselves the best wedding photographers in Fort Lauderdale. We only say we are because we've photographed 400+ weddings in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach and every single bride and groom said, we were amazing and the best! We've also collected a great number of reviews on Google, Wedding Wire, the Knot and else where. Oh, wait! We've been chosen as one of the top 20 wedding photography studios in South Florida and top 3 wedding photographers in both Fort Lauderdale and Coral Springs. I have to add, we were also named among the top five wedding photographers in the State of Florida.
Of course none of that matters, if we aren't friendly, go out of our way to make you happy, make everything easy and stress free and fun. You also wouldn't hire us if we weren't the funnest people to be around on your wedding day or have the experience to deal with any wedding day misadventures.
You get the point. I hope! Hire us if you want the very best wedding photographers in Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Miami. Oh, we love to travel on destination weddings and we can pack a ton of stuff and you'd never know how we got it all on a plane.....
Location: 3900 SW 100th Ave, Davie, FL 33328.Keywords: Broward County (233), Engagement (151), Fort Lauderdale (131). 1/60; f/4.0; ISO 800; 75.0 mm.
Worth Avenue is known as the wealthiest street in Palm Beach. It is located on the island of Palm Beach. Along Worth Avenue, you will find the streets lined with high end luxury stores catering to the wealthy residents and visitors to the Town of Palm Beach, Florida. Some of the stores you'll find ate Tiffany's, Hublot, Louis Voutton and Findlay Gallery. The streets and architecture along Worth Avenue and its proximity to the Beach make engagement photography and wedding portrait photography sessions a fun, exciting and spectacular experience.
When I meet my clients for engagement sessions along worth Avenue, I always try to schedule for an early morning sunrise or evening sunset on a Sunday. The reason for this is parking being easier to find, less parking restrictions and less foot traffic. There are a lot of luxury retail locations along Worth Avenue, so during the week can be challenging for nice engagement photography.
I also make every attempt to meet my couples and begin their engagement session at Esplanade Mall located at 150 Worth Ave. There is a beautiful curved stairway and for couples who need or want a coffee or bathroom, there is a Starbucks located here as well. Once we finish using the malls stairs, I take my couples west along Worth Avenue to some world famous iconic sites and locations many photographers don't even know about. As we head west well do some photos at the Living wall at the corner of Worth Ave and County line road. Couples love the green living wall and ornate marble benches we use for portrait photos.
These images above are engagement photos taken along Worth Avenue between Ocean Avenue and County line road. Esplanade mall, the exterior of Saks 5th Ave. and even the street with the world famous Worth Avenue clock tower provide beautiful backgrounds for amazing engagement photos. I also bring couples here for bridal and wedding portraits when photographing weddings at the Colony hotel and world famous Breakers resort. The colony is located around the block from Worth Avenue and The Breakers is about 3 miles north on County Line rd.
Moving west along Worth Ave, I take my couples toward Jimmy Choo, located at 244 Worth Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480, where we find walk ways behind the buildings for intimate and romantic photos. This walk way called via amore leads to hidden gardens and an antique fountain that couples love using for their engagement pictures. In the same area there are ornate gates and breezeways that lead back to Worth Ave. Photographing engaged couples along Worth Ave. is always fun and exciting for my future brides and grooms and always different. Photographing newlyweds are also a fun experience as well.
As we walk west along Worth avenue during our engagement or wedding portrait shoot well also come across Tiffany's and their stainless steel doors. Couples love having their photos taken in front of the door before we cross the street and head to Peruvian Avenue and begin to work out way back to where we started.
Once we get over to Peruvian Avenue, we'll walk back east over to County Line rd and walk to the Fountain located behind the Palm Beach town building. During our walk along Peruvian the famous blue door and vines on the wall are another favorite location for beautiful engagement and wedding portraits.
Couples throughout Palm Beach county and residing in Town of Palm Beach typically book me and my team for engagement photography along Worth Avenue and weddings at Bethesda by the Sea Church, The Breakers Hotel and Resort and Henry Morrison Flagler Museum as the best rated wedding photographer in Palm Beach. Many celebrities and wealthy Town of Palm Beach residents also book me for the work I'm entrusted with photographing art pieces for my brothers gallery, Findlay Galleries. Yet the main reason couples in Palm Beach book me for is for my elegant, romantic and timeless photography style that is based on a vibrant contemporary film look that has texture, depth and a natural style,
As a trusted photographer in Palm Beach, I also have access to locations many people can only dream of in town of Palm Beach. My favorite location for engagement and wedding photos in Town of Palm Beach is a well kept secret and for those looking for a truly unique photography experience. I take my couples there for spectacular and romantic photos they will love forever. Here are some photos from my secret Palm Beach island photography location.
When I plan an engagement or wedding photography session with my couples on Palm Beach Island, one of the most important questions I ask, is do they want to utilize the beach front and clocktower and do they want to start there or end there. I always recommend starting at the clock tower at sunrise for the most amazing photos an engaged couple could have or married couple planning a first look or bridal portrait session the day after their Breakers or Henry Morrison Flagler Museum wedding. The sun rising over the horizon and the beautiful Atlantic ocean make for some really incredible photography opportunities.
Whether you're just engaged and want an engagement session or planning a wedding, we are the top rated wedding photographers in Palm Beach. We provide wedding photography to more couples in Palm Beach than any wedding photographer in South Florida. From Boca Resort in Boca Raton to the Breakers Palm Beach and Jupiter Beach resort, we are the most sought after wedding photographers in Florida for our personalized wedding photography and distinct artistic story telling style of wedding photography.
Elegant. Romantic. Timeless. We are a group of creative photographers in Broward County with a passion for storytelling. Founded in 2008, our studio has been recognized as the best Wedding Photographers in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida by various publications, websites, and groups. We’d love to meet with you anywhere in South Florida and show you our albums and other print photography products. We can also provide more information on our Wedding Cinematography and introduce you to our team.
Location: 87 Via Mizner Palm Beach, FL 33480.Keywords: Engagement (151), Palm Beach (325), Worth Avenue (65). 1/1000; f/2.8; ISO 400; 200.0 mm.
Couture Bridal Photography offers convenient affordable Wedding Photography packages and payment plans for couples planning a Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Wedding. Couture Bridal Photography is the top Wedding Photographer for creative, artistic, elegant, romantic and timeless fashion forward documentary wedding photography in Florida. We are a boutique luxury wedding photography studio and top choice preferred photographer in Fort Lauderdale weddings. We are the popular Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Wedding Photography studio in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the most trusted wedding photography company for any Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Wedding. As the top photographer for your Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Wedding, we provide the best luxury wedding photography experience from planning your Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Wedding to the day of your Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Wedding. Couture Bridal Photography is the top photographer for weddings in Fort Lauderdale Beach and all of South Florida.
Beach (107), Broward County (233), Deerfield Beach (50), Engagement (151). 1/125; f/2.8; ISO 1000; 100.0 mm.
Brides and grooms planning their wedding choose us for the most stylish high-end wedding photography in Miami at affordable prices. We don't sacrifice quality and offer the greatest value on engagement and wedding photography throughout Miami-Dade County, Florida. As the leading wedding photography studio in Miami, with the top rated Miami wedding photographer, your wedding photos will be the spectacular heirloom items you'll ever own.
As the best Miami wedding photographers, we will work with you leading up to your wedding day to capture and create the most spectacular photos with a mix of candid and carefully posed wedding portraits for the ultimate wedding photography experience.
We know most couples in Miami have to work within a limited wedding photography budget and we work with each couple individually to provide them the most affordable wedding photography to cover the most important aspects of their wedding day without sacrificing quality. We also offer wedding photography payment plans with smaller payments the longer from your wedding you hire us. This allows you to free up cashflow for other services you'll need on your wedding day.
Contact us for your engagement and wedding photography in Miami at the most affordable prices.
Location: 3157 Commodore Plaza Miami, FL 33133.Keywords: Boca Raton (118), Engagement (151), Mizner Park (3), Palm Beach (325). 1/250; f/3.5; ISO 800; 130.0 mm.
One of the biggest investments you'll make when planning your wedding is the photography. As a former New Yorker, who was born and raised in Forest Hills Queens I know how expensive it can be. I've had many friends and family get married in NYC and first hand saw how much they spent on a wedding photographer in New York City and Long Island that really wasn't all that great. I also saw how those same family and friends were extremely disappointed with there wedding photos after spending thousands.
Time after time, family and friends suggested I should photograph weddings in New York City and Long Island and wish there had been a clone of me to hire versus having me as a guest or part of the wedding party. I decided I would offer my wedding photography in New York City and Long Island at the same rates I charge for wedding photography services in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach.
This would save New York City and Long Island brides and grooms thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars in many cases. So I decided I would offer to shoot New York City and Long Island brides and grooms weddings at my normal South Florida pricing plus travel and accommodations. My South Florida wedding photography pricing plus accommodations and travel is still less expensive by thousands compared to New York City based wedding photographers of the same caliber and style.
So the benefits of hiring me versus a New York City wedding photographer begins with not having to pay New York State and New York City sales tax. Saving on sales tax alone is worth several hundred dollars in savings, then the lower overhead of me operating a home based photography studio and charging a lower hourly rate saves tens of thousands of dollars. I can charge less because I have a lower cost of living versus a New York City or Long Island based wedding photographer. This in turn becomes a very large savings to brides and grooms who want incredibly distinct and artistic story telling wedding photography, we are best known for.
If you're planning a wedding in New York City and want the best wedding photography while saving tens of thousands of dollars, contact me now!
Location: Bow Bridge, New York, NY 10024.Keywords: Bow Bridge (4), Central Park (18), Engagement (151), New York City (28). 1/640; f/4.0; ISO 320; 200.0 mm.
Couture Bridal Photography is the top professional wedding photography studio in South Florida for the best wedding photography and capturing of your most special wedding day moments. Couture Bridal Photography includes engagement photography with some wedding photography package to complete the wedding photography experience. Brides looking for the best wedding photography in Palm Beach choose Couture Bridal Photography, the most trusted name in professional wedding photography throughout Palm Beach and Puerto Rico. Couture Bridal Photography is a boutique luxury wedding photography studio with a headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and others throughout south Florida, Charleston, New York, Puerto Rico and Denver Colorado.
Couture Bridal Photography is internationally know as one of the best wedding photographers in the US and Caribbean for artistic documentary styled wedding photography with fashion glamour flair to make brides and grooms look their best.
Couture Bridal Photography offers the best wedding photography packages that are flexible and custom tailored to each couples needs and budget.
Couture Bridal Photography offers the best wedding photography throughout Palm Beach and is the most sought after wedding photographer at all of Palm Beaches top popular and luxury wedding venues including being the best wedding photography vendor and Benvenuto Restaurant. Benvenuto Restaurant can host up to a 100 guests in its facility and has a beautiful beautiful outdoor european courtyard for beautiful bridal portraits. Benvenuto is also not far from the beaches and intercostal in Boynton Beach, which allows for additional wedding portrait photography options.
Couture Bridal Photography is the best wedding photography studio for weddings anywhere in Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton and the preferred best wedding photography vendor at Benvenuto Restaurant Wedding & Banquet Facility weddings.
This couple hired me for their beautiful and intimate Benvenuto Restaurant wedding and chose to have their engagement session at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach Florida by the best wedding photography studio Couture Bridal Photography.
Groom to be holding bride to be for an image in an open field with trees at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. She's wearing a beautiful red dress and he's in a neat blue button down shirt and blue jeans.
The Eden Roc is a luxury Miami Beach Hotel famous for luxury weddings. We are a boutique luxury wedding photography studio in Miami offering elegant, romantic and timeless engagement and wedding photography from award winning top rated wedding photographers in Miami Florida.
Couples getting married at the Eden Roc prefer us for documentary style fine art wedding photography to create a wedding day story from carefully captured and edited wedding day pictures.
We are the preferred wedding photography studio by Eden Roc event planners and catering manager for the service we provide their couples when referred to us.
The Eden Roc hotel is a boutique luxury hotel that hosts wedding in Miami Beach Florida and is a very popular wedding venues for couples seeking a chic luxury wedding venue along the beach. Couture Bridal Photography is the top rated and most booked wedding photography studio in Miami Beach Florida.
Couture Bridal Photography offers wedding photography that captures every moment, emotion and detail of a couples wedding day and does it with a fashion glamour flair to make any wedding day story just perfect!
Call and Book Couture Bridal Photography now for the best wedding photography at the Eden Roc and South Beach Florida.
Couture Bridal Photography has the been the best rated award winning engagement and wedding photography studio in South Florida since 2008. As the most prominent and preferred engagement and wedding photographers at the Boca resort, we have the experience, style and artistry to capture and create the most spectacular engagement and wedding day moments. Couples worldwide visiting or residing in Boca Raton, Florida choose us as the #1 professional photographers for engagement and wedding photography throughout the United States. As the most popular wedding photography studio for couples planning a wedding in South Florida, we have the competence, equipment, attitude and aptitude to create the most creative engagement photography along with a personalized experience that is fun and exciting.
When couples young and old, local or from far away come to the Boca Resort with the intent of getting engaged, they typically call us to arrange the photography of the proposal followed by an engagement photography session throughout the Boca Resorts beach front property and main property along the bay. The Boca Resort's expansive property provides couples with a multitude of photography options to meet any taste or style you might have in mind.
The Boca Raton Resort is a magical location to get engaged or married at. The property offers superior catering, spectacular views of the ocean, large ball rooms and amenities for everyone attending. The Boca Raton also offers golf and tennis and world famous spas with Roman tubs.
Plan your wedding at the Boca Resort and make sure you hire Couture Bridal Photography the best engagement and wedding photographers in Florida for the best wedding photography experience!
Boca Beach Club (8), Boca Raton (118), Boca Raton Resort and Club (7), Engagement (151), Palm Beach (325). 1/320; f/2.8; ISO 100; 100.0 mm.
When it comes to planning a wedding in Miami couples choose us as the best wedding photographers in Miami for hire. We offer the best wedding photography in Miami with the best prices on all of our services and products. We are the best value on wedding photography for couples seeing the best candid wedding photography throughout Miami with a fashion forward style.
Couples typically hire us 12-18 months prior to their planned wedding date to make sure our wedding photographers are available for their wedding day. As Miami, Florida's most sought after professional wedding photographers brides and grooms getting married in Miami receive the most personalized wedding photography in Miami.
Booking us for your Miami wedding is easy and we offer wedding photography payment plans to help with your wedding planning budget. Contact us for the very best Miami wedding photographers
Location: 1200 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149.Keywords: Engagement (151), MacArthur Beach Nature Center (3), Palm Beach (325). 1/160; f/4.0; ISO 100; 24.0 mm.
As the leading wedding photography studio in South Florida specializing in wedding photography, we love to educate our future brides and grooms. This overview on photography and the art of photographing a wedding helps everyone have a better understanding on the importance of choose a professional and qualified photographer for their wedding. For a couple planning a wedding, choosing a wedding photographer can be one of the most challenging aspects of their wedding planning and by far the most important. The wedding photographer is the one wedding vendor a couple will spend the most time with leading up to the wedding day and beyond. You will communicated with your wedding photographer about every aspect of your wedding leading up to your wedding day and continue to communicate with them long after your wedding day has passed.
One of the main reasons for educating people on photography and the art of wedding photography is the influx of individuals advertising as "wedding photographers" when they are really just amateur photography enthusiasts attempting to finance their hobby by offering wedding photography services. The technology of cameras have increased to the point that unless you have a trained eye, you can't tell the difference between a professional grade full framed high megapixel camera and a consumer grade enthusiast cropped frame camera. Although any camera in properly trained and experienced hands would suffice, most individuals you'll find advertising as photographers lack the knowledge, skills and experience to deliver true professional photography.
So please read and learn more about photography and most importantly the art of wedding photography. Whether you are an up and coming amateur learning photography or a bride or groom searching the internet for a wedding photographer, the following will help you better understand the importance of photography and the role a professional photographer plays during the coarse of your wedding planning and wedding day.
The practice of wedding photography has evolved and grown since the invention of the photographic art form in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. In the earliest days of photography, the majority of couples of more humble means did not hire a photographer to photograph the actual wedding. Until later in the 19th century, most people wouldn't pose for wedding photos during a wedding. Typically, they would pose for a photo in their best clothes before or after a wedding. It wasn't until the late 1860s, couples began posing for a photographer in their wedding clothes or sometimes even hire a photographer to come to the wedding venue.
Due to bulky equipment and lighting issues, wedding photography was mostly a studio practice for the majority of late 19th century. As technology improved, wedding photography became more popular, yet many couples might only pose for a single wedding portrait. As wedding albums began to become more commonplace towards the 1880's, the photographer would sometimes include a photo of the wedding party in albums.
At the beginning of the 20th century, color photography started to become available, although it was still very unreliable and extremely expensive, so the majority of wedding photography was still produced in black and white film and prints. The idea of photographing the wedding "event" started to gain more popularity after the Second World War. The invention of film roll technology and improved lighting tools available with the invention of the flash bulb allowed photographers to show up at a wedding to photograph it then sell the photos later. In spite of the low quality photographs at the time, competition forced studio photographers to start photographing weddings on location.
In the beginning, studio photographers would have to transport a lot of bulky photography equipment, which limited their ability to record an entire wedding. So, even so called "candid" photographs were often staged after the wedding ceremony. In the 1970s, with more modern photography equipment and a new approach to photographing a complete wedding began to evolve into what we now recognize as the "Documentary photography" style of wedding photography.
To become a photographer that has a firm grasp to the art of wedding photography requires many years of practice and training under a variety of various lighting conditions in a fast paced environment. Beyond working with various lighting conditions, it's important to have an exceptional understanding of the type of light you are working with. Whether a photographer is working with harsh lighting, directional lighting, the color of light. More importantly it is important to understand how to harness and control shadow, since much of what you cannot see, it what makes a compelling and spectacular photo.
Another very important skill required to be a proficient wedding photographer, it being able to accurately anticipate when special moments will take place throughout a wedding day. While many beginner and amateur photographers will require a "shot list" to make sure they capture all the important photos a couple would want, an experienced professional photographer with a firm understanding of wedding photography will pay attention and be in tune with everything around them capture any moment that will take place. It requires hundreds of weddings in order to learn how and when to anticipate a moment during a wedding day, regardless of the kind of wedding. A professional photographer with a firm understanding of the art of wedding photography will have the ability to anticipate special moments during an indian wedding, vietnamese wedding, chinese wedding or any secular or religious wedding.
The equipment a photographer needs to competently photograph a wedding artistically depends very much on the type and size of wedding they will be photographing. Another factor in the choice of equipment is the lighting that will be encountered during different parts of a wedding. The lighting a photographer might have to work with can vary from dimly incandescently lit rooms in a hotel sweet with little window light to bright sunny skies for the bridal portraits during cocktail hour. Wedding receptions tend to be dimly lit with various colored accent lighting provided by most DJ's. All these light conditions require a photographer to be properly prepared to light any situation properly, adequately and appropriately.
A professional wedding photographer should have the minimum listed equipment below:
These items above are the minimum a professional wedding photographer should have with them at any given wedding. Multiple cameras are necessary in case of failure during the course of the wedding day.
One of the best ways of finding the perfect wedding photographer is to contact us first. Our unique and distinct style of artistic wedding photography is favored by 90% of the couples getting married in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. As the most preferred South Florida wedding photographers, we are routinely requested to photograph weddings in New York City, Long Island, Los Angeles and Charleston South Carolina. We also photograph weddings around the world in the most exotic destination wedding locations for couples, who simple want the best wedding photography.
The first thing you want to do when choosing a wedding photographer is examine their portfolio thoroughly while paying attention to consistency. You want a photographer who has a thorough understanding of the art of wedding photography who has a consistent capture and editing style. Another request you should have for a wedding photographer is to see a complete wedding from beginning to end.
Some other questions you should ask is the kind of equipment they use and their ability to work with dimly lit areas, adverse weather and changing light conditions. You should also ask how they back up their images and what they use to edit. Additionally, what should be at the top of this list, is how much experience do they have photographing weddings and if it's their primary focus.
The photographers at Couture Bridal Photography are skilled, educated and experienced in all forms of photography and we offer various photography services outside the realm of weddings, but we are primarily focused on wedding photography and specialize in the art of wedding photography.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a top rated wedding photographer, is traveling to photograph engagement sessions and weddings in different States. This couple hired me to photograph their engagement at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and the Magnolia Dallas Downtown hotel where they went on their first date.
They had been searching for the best wedding photographer they could find to photograph their engagement session in Dallas, Texas then wedding in Lake Tahoe California. They did their research and due diligence and hired me for both. I spend three days in Dallas and we did their engagement shoot over two days. The first engagement photo session at the The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden where we spent most of the day. They wanted their engagement photos to be taken somewhere they routinely enjoy visiting and where they went on their first dates and had engagement photo ideas before I arrived in Texas.
Lynn and Garrett had already come up with ideas for engagement photos and had selected engagement photo outfits to wear for each part of their engagement photography. We began by beginning our engagement photos at a fountain in the Dallas Arboretum. We walked through the various displays and botanical gardens shooting a variety of engagement photos with different poses. We incorporated all of Lynns ideas for engagement photos at various landmarks in the arboretum. We then stopped for an hour to rest and while Lynn and Garrett changed engagement photos outfits for the remainder of their engagement shoot. We took a variety of engagement photos including funny engagement photos using a variety of poses and styling.
The next day we met up with Lynn and Garrett at the Magnolia Dallas Downtown where they went on their first date. We did some photography at the bar and most notably the library where we were able to get creative with our engagement photo shoot using a piano. We also made sure to add the engagement ring to the photo shoot since it was a gorgeous ring.
After finishing at the Magnolia Dallas downtown hotel we walk through the streets of Downtown Dallas creating some of the engagement pictures ever. Lynn had planned everything for a perfect engagement shoot including engagement photo shoot outfits and engagement shoot hairstyles for her and Garrett. She left no stone unturned planning their engagement photography session.
One question I get asked constantly is how much an engagement sessions costs? and how much doest it cost to fly me to a particular destination for a photo shoot. It isn't cheap and the couples that pay to fly me out for their engagement and wedding photography really appreciate my unique wedding photography style. They also usually come referred to me, although I show up in Google Search Results all of the USA. The cost of this particular engagement shoot and following wedding were just shy of $9,000 without flights and accommodations for the engagement and wedding photography.
If you ever want the best engagement photos, contact me now!
Location: 1401 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201.Keywords: Dallas (4), Engagement (151), Texas (4). 1/160; f/3.2; ISO 800; 105.0 mm.
Welcome to my collection of favorite engagement photos. Each of these photos represent special moments in my clients lives and taken in various locations, including New York City and Dallas, Texas. These engagement photos range from themed to spur of the moment at the beach or along city streets in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.
If you're looking for a Fort Lauderdale photographer specializing in engagement and wedding photography, you have come to the right place. We work with you to create a personalized engagement photography session to fit your style, personality and mood. Whether the engagement shoot takes place at a nearby beach or park and even at historical locations like Vizcaya or the Spanish monastery North Miami Beach.
I offer competitive engagement photography pricing with options for any couples. If you need something special or travel is involved, have no fear Alfredo is here. Call me to book your engagement photography now. I love to travel.