Wedding of the Week: Victoria & Kent

Wedding of the Week: Victoria & Kent

Victoria & Kent 09.02.2017 Kent and Victoria met through Victoria’s brother Eric! The three of them went to same college, but Kent and Eric were seniors when Victoria was a freshman. Victoria and Kent started dating in secret since Kent and her brother were best friends, but of course Eric has now gotten around the idea … more

Wedding of the Week: Ashley & Isaac

Wedding of the Week: Ashley & Isaac

Ashley & Isaac 09.24.2017 Ashley and Isaac went to rival colleges and one of Ashley’s close friends introduced her to Isaac. At this point, Ashley and Isaac’s relationship was more of an occasional Facebook message or group dinner. Senior year, Issac moved up to Ashley’s town and they immediately realized what they had been missing out on. … more

Wedding of the Week: Katie & Chuck

Wedding of the Week: Katie & Chuck

Katie & Chuck 09.09.2017 Katie and Chuck met through Chuck’s cousin in the 9th grade.  Chuck says that it was love at first sight and Katie agrees! They say that they are the true definition of highschool sweethearts!! 🙂 Katie and Chuck got engaged on New Year’s Eve! Chuck proposed  in front of all of their family and … more

5 Ways to Remember a Loved One on your Wedding Day

5 Ways to Remember a Loved One on your Wedding Day

Let’s be honest, it’s never easy when someone you love passes away. Memories rush through you & tug on your heart strings making life really hard to deal with. Losing someone close to your engagement can really become distracting (not in a bad way by any means) but rather than allow your mourning to get … more

Wedding of the Weekend: Meghan & Brett

Wedding of the Weekend: Meghan & Brett

Meghan & Brett 06.23.2017 Brett and Meghan met in college. They both played a sport at a D1 college and didn’t begin to talk until their sophomore year. Once Meghan and Brett finally began talking there was no turning back! The rest was history. Brett proposed to Meghan on New Years Eve.  He surprised Meghan when … more

Wedding of the Week: Whitney & James

Wedding of the Week: Whitney & James

Whitney & James 10.07.2017 Whitney and James met through work at Best Buy when they were 18. Whitney thought James was cute right away and they went out bowling with some friends a few weeks after Whitney had started at Best Buy.  Whitney says “I can still remember what he was wearing, he was so fine and I knew … more

Wedding of the Weekend: Carol & Devon

Wedding of the Weekend: Carol & Devon

Carol & Devon 09.02.2017 Carol and Devon met when Devon began working for Carol’s family business.  On Devon’s first day on the job, he tried to tell Carol that she was not doing her paperwork properly. Carol didn’t like Devon at first. After working with him at the seasonal job, they started to hang out as friends … more

Wedding of the Week: Erin & Darren

Wedding of the Week: Erin & Darren

Erin & Darren 09.24.2017 Darren and Erin met online through Match.com. After many months on the site, both of them were ready to quit. Then about a week or so before their subscriptions were set to end, Erin and Darren found each other. And the rest, as they say, is history. After about a year and … more

Wedding of the Weekend: Angela & Manuel

Wedding of the Weekend: Angela & Manuel

Angela & Manuel 08.26.2017 Angela was an RA during her second year of college and was doing late night rounds of the building on a weekend. She ran into two guys on the 1st floor, then again on the 2nd, 3rd and finally the 4th. At that point Angela saw them and told them that … more

Engagement Session Tips

Engagement Session Tips

Classic Photographers wants everyone to feel excited for their engagement session photos! We have gathered some tips to assure that you feel comfortable and arrive ready to get some great shots with your fiancé. What to Wear Wear something that helps enhance your best features!  The focus should be about you, so you don’t want … more

Wedding of the Week: Wendy & George

Wedding of the Week: Wendy & George

 Wendy & George 09.01.2017 Wendy and George met online. George didn’t have anything written on his profile, only pictures, and Wendy was intrigued. She messaged him asking if he would care to elaborate. George responded almost immediately and within a week they had their first date. Wendy and George got engaged on a day that Wendy … more

Wedding of the Weekend: Diana & Ryan

Wedding of the Weekend: Diana & Ryan

 Diana & Ryan 07.16.2017 Diana and Ryan met while in high school in an environmental class.  Diana asked Ryan to borrow a pen so she could sign her pass to go to the bathroom and the rest is history! Ryan actually asked Diana to marry him twice!  The first time he proposed, after 8 months of dating, … more

Wedding of the Week: Maria & Jake

Wedding of the Week: Maria & Jake

 Maria & Jake 04.29.2017 Maria and Jake met while camping in Saco, Maine!  They had met at college and reconnected on a camping trip with friends. Maria and Jake got engaged in Boston after ice skating at Frog Pond.  They walked to one of their favorite spots in the city on Commonwealth Avenue.  Jake got it all … more

Wedding of the Week: Stephanie & Kyle

Wedding of the Week: Stephanie & Kyle

 Stephanie & Kyle 09.24.2017 Stephanie and Kyle actually met online. Stephanie was about to give up and delete her account and the next day she got a message from her now husband. It was Kyle’s first day on the site. The timing was just perfect. Stephanie and Kyle got engaged when he popped the question in front of their closest family at … more

Wedding of the Week: Julie & Don

Wedding of the Week: Julie & Don

 Julie & Don 09.16.2017 Julie and Don met while living in San Diego. He was a bartender and she was the server at a new and popular restaurant. He gave her small compliments everyday and it charmed her! He then started to show some of his bar flair, and caught a cherry that he threw two feet … more

Wedding of the Week: Carlyn & Prince

Wedding of the Week: Carlyn & Prince

 Carlyn & Prince 07.21.2017 Carlyn & Prince met 5 years ago while getting off the bus. They hadn’t realized they were working on the same block about 100 feet away. Prince finally decided to pop the question when they were in West Palm Beach for their anniversary. Carlyn & Prince were in the middle of an impromptu photo … more

Wedding of the Week: Tiffany & David

Wedding of the Week: Tiffany & David

 Tiffany & David 07.15.2017 Tiffany & David met eleven years ago at a nightclub in Providence, Rhode Island and it took a few attempts before Tiffany agreed to go on a date with him. Eleven years and two kids later, their felt Tiffany wasn’t a part of the family just yet because she had a different last name. The couple … more

Wedding of the Week: Deanna & Todd

Wedding of the Week: Deanna & Todd

Deanna & Todd 7.14.17 Deanna and Todd met at Target where they both worked. Todd invited Deanna to a going-away party for another team member and she surprised herself by saying “Yes!” They danced together all night and the rest is history. When Todd decided he wanted to spend the rest of his life with … more

Wedding of the Week: Amanda & Salim

Wedding of the Week: Amanda & Salim

Amanda & Salim 6.25.17 Amanda and Salim first met in 2013 when they worked with each other. At the time, Amanda was engaged but was struggling with that relationship and was having a difficult time in her life. Quickly, Amanda and Salim became friends and their connection unexpectedly grew stronger and stronger. Amanda and Salim … more

Wedding of the Week: Emily & Marcus

Wedding of the Week: Emily & Marcus

Emily & Marcus 7.1.17 Emily and Marcus met in the Connecticut airport and after talking, eventually found out that they were both on their way to a 3-month study abroad adventure in Australia. Emily and Marcus spent three months together living in cabins in the rainforest and discovering what Australia has to offer. By the … more

Wedding of the Week: Amanda & Tony

Wedding of the Week: Amanda & Tony

Amanda & Tony 6.22.17 Amanda and Tony first met in Portland, Oregon while Amanda was in college getting her degree in art. Tony was working on construction for the school and was building the new wing of the drawing and painting department. One day Amanda took a leap of faith and left a note on his … more

“What is One Thing You Would Like Every Bride and Groom to Know Before Their Wedding?” Advice from some of our top photographers… “Get good sleep, slow down and embrace every moment of the event.” – Laura J. “The most important thing I like the couples I work with to know is that their wedding … more

Wedding of the Week: Jennifer & Derrick

Wedding of the Week: Jennifer & Derrick

Jennifer & Derrick 5.11.17 Jennifer and Derrick first met as they were working out at a Crossfit in North Carolina. Jennifer claims he was the “hot guy” at the gym that all of the ladies loved to look at, including herself! Jennifer and Derrick slowly got to know each other more and more and everything ended up … more

Do you have an outdoor wedding? Take advantage of the beautiful weather and gorgeous venue by kicking back and playing some lawn games with your guests! You can even incorporate your own, unique wedding theme or colors into the games! Ring Toss: Create your own ring toss game with painted glass wine or soda bottles … more

Wedding of the Week: Jossalyn & Shawn

Wedding of the Week: Jossalyn & Shawn

 Jossalyn & Shawn 5.28.17 Jossalyn and Shawn were neighbors in downtown Dover, NH and lived directly across the street from each other. Jossalyn decided after weeks of seeing him across the way to put a note in his mailbox asking him to dinner one night. From there the two had their first date at the Oriental … more

Tuesday Tips: Wedding Shoe Game! If you’re in need of a fun game to play at your wedding, you should take on the wedding shoe game! The Wedding Shoe Game game helps guests learn about the bride and groom on a different level. The bride and groom sit back to back in chairs. Both of their … more

Wedding of the Week: Allie & CJ

Wedding of the Week: Allie & CJ

Allie & CJ 6.3.17 Allie and CJ first met in high school. Although they never dated, they graduated together and had mutual friends at the time. Fast forward 9 years later, and Allie and CJ bumped into one another while they were out with friends. CJ reached out to Allie and ended up asking her … more

Wedding of the Week: Rebekah & Mark

Wedding of the Week: Rebekah & Mark

Rebekah & Mark 5.27.17 Rebekah and Mark first met in Marching Band at Liberty University as she played the saxophone and he played the mellophone. Rebekah was initially just friends with his twin sister and older sister and eventually Mark and Rebekah were introduced to one another and became close friends. Rebekah had no idea … more

Tuesday Tips: Wearing a Veil

Tuesday Tips: Wearing a Veil

Why Do Brides Wear a Veil? Wedding trends have come and gone throughout the years, but the veil has been a constant trend for quite some time now. The custom of the bride wearing a veil on her wedding day traces back to Rome. The bride would wear a veil as she walked down the … more

Featured Photographer: Kassandra R.

Featured Photographer: Kassandra R.

Kassandra R. Hometown: Farmington, New Hampshire “I am a chaser of emotion. I love to be there with my camera as your moments unfold. I honor your day as if it is my own and my trained eye will assure the story of your wedding is preserved for generations to come. I appreciate the raw reality … more

Wedding of the Week: Doris & Warren

Wedding of the Week: Doris & Warren

Doris & Warren 6.25.17 Doris and Warren’s love for each other grew as they traveled with one another and spent time with family and friends. Warren proposed to Doris in Atlantic City and she was completely surprised! In a restaurant full of people Warren got down on one knee and popped the big question. Of … more

Featured Photographer: Laura J.

Featured Photographer: Laura J.

Laura J. Hometown: Gig Harbor, Washington “Photography inspires me to constantly explore the depths of life through art. I express my curiosity and interest in humanity’s connection and emotion by capturing each individual’s unique energy. Every couple displays a magnificent equation of love and energy that exudes true beauty. My goal through photography is to capture … more

Wedding Of The Week: Tara and Blake

Wedding Of The Week: Tara and Blake

Tara & Blake 5.6.17 Tara and Blake first met each other online. After talking back and fourth for a few weeks, they had arranged to meet up at a later date. Although, they both decided that they didn’t want to wait any longer so they made a rash decision to finally meet later that evening. … more

What Type of Cake Topper Do You Want? The bride-and-groom cake topper tradition began when Queen Victoria crowned her wedding cake with mini sculptures of herself and Prince Albert in 1840. By the 1920’s the trend reach the USA and became popular in the 1950’s when couple figurines came to symbolize marital stability. Today, cake … more

Trending Wedding Themes

Trending Wedding Themes

White & Rosé All Day Wedding No matter what time of year it is, rose gold has a special place in our hearts. If you are all about the glitz and glam of your wedding day then perhaps you have stumbled upon your dream wedding theme?! Take some pointers from Kiah & Cedric because their … more

Featured Photographer: Ashleigh K.

Featured Photographer: Ashleigh K.

Ashleigh K. Hometown: Bennett, Colorado Ashleigh offers fun, energetic photography, capturing those special moments on your special day! 1. How did you get into the wedding photography business? ” I got into the wedding photography business after photographing several of my friends’ weddings! They kept saying “Ashleigh, you could make money doing this!” Therefore, I pursued … more

Wedding Of The Week: Cynthia and Jeff

Wedding Of The Week: Cynthia and Jeff

Cynthia & Jeff 4.2.17 Cynthia and Jeff first met in Las Vegas. At the time, Cynthia was living in Boston, MA while Jeff was living in Seattle, WA. For almost a year, the couple traveled back and forth every month to visit each other. Eventually, Jeff decided to move to Boston and together they took … more

Do you know what the average cost of a wedding is? According to “The Knot Real Weddings Survey”, the average cost of a wedding is the highest its ever been at $35,329! Over 13,000 couples who planned their wedding and officially said their “I do’s” in the year of 2016 completed the survey. Here are … more

Featured Photographer: Carrie G.

Featured Photographer: Carrie G.

Carrie G. Hometown: Berkeley, CA Carrie studied at the California State University of Sacramento and after receiving her B.A. in Photography, carried on to expand her portfolio into portrait, wedding, fashion and lifestyle photography. With a passion for creating and an eye for detail, she strives to capture playful, romantic images for her clients. A … more

Classic Photographers Bridal Show Appearance This Weekend!

Classic Photographers Bridal Show Appearance This Weekend!

This weekend Classic Photographers will be attending one of the biggest Bridal Expos in Texas! Every year we offer our very popular Bridal Expo Specials & wanted to give you the chance to see them first! Here is the information for the show we will be attending in your area: July 22nd & 23rd: George R … more

Wedding Of The Week: Danielle and Jeffrey

Wedding Of The Week: Danielle and Jeffrey

Danielle & Jeffrey 4.29.17 Danielle and Jeffrey first met the night they attended the same haunted house in Auburn, Alabama because of a mutual friend they shared. “We hit it off, and the rest is history.“ Although it seems like yesterday to the happy couple, it was actually 8 years ago! Originally when Jeffrey first bought the ring … more

Featured Photographer: Sarah S.

Featured Photographer: Sarah S.

Sarah S. Hometown: San Antonio, TX “I am a portrait and wedding photographer serving the San Antonio, TX region and beyond, specializing in both natural and artificial light for my work. I fell in love with capturing love through my lens in 2009, and haven’t looked back since! I’m lucky that I get to say … more

Wedding Of The Week: Traci and James

Wedding Of The Week: Traci and James

Traci & James 5.13.17 Through living in the same area and having mutual friends, Traci and James first met a long time ago back in high school. They were good friends for many years, but nothing more than that. Years and years went by, and Traci and James realized that they would be perfect for each … more

Classic Photographer's Featured Photographer: Jaz L.

Classic Photographer's Featured Photographer: Jaz L.

Jaz L. Hometown: Dallas, TX “I have been photographing weddings for the last 9 years and every year I fall more in love with it. Wedding photography is what I was meant to do. I really enjoy hearing from the couple and learning their story so I can capture their personality during the wedding. 1. How … more

Wedding Of The Week: Emma and Christie

Wedding Of The Week: Emma and Christie

Emma & Christie 4.29.17 After talking over the phone through texting and calling for about a month, Emma and Christie finally met in person at World of Beer. From this point on, Emma’s and Christie’s lives changed forever. After falling in love, Emma proposed to Christie on the beach in Maui, Hawaii with a video montage … more

Classic Photographer's Featured Photographer: Brandy P.

Classic Photographer's Featured Photographer: Brandy P.

Brandy P. West Palm Beach, Florida “Hi! I am Brandy, I was born and raised in the lovely Key West, Fl. I have always had a passion for photography, I love to capture every moment, fast, steady and with emotion. It gives life to the image, not just a still memory of your special day, … more

Wedding Of The Week: Julie and Joost

Wedding Of The Week: Julie and Joost

Julie & Joost 5.5.17 Julie and Joost first met when they became salsa partners in Maastricht, Netherlands! From this moment on, Julie and Joost’s love story began together. Julie and Joost fell in love with each other. Joost proposed to Julie after a long day of skiing together. As soon as the sun started setting … more

Classic Photographer's Featured Photographer: Amryn S.

Classic Photographer's Featured Photographer: Amryn S.

Amryn S.  Atlanta, GA “As much as I love the many other types of work I do because they help me to learn about my craft, there is something about weddings that is incredibly special and fulfilling in a different way.” 1. How did you get into the wedding photography business? “I have been a … more

Wedding Of The Week: Louis and Rebeca

Wedding Of The Week: Louis and Rebeca

Louis & Rebeca 4.15.17 Louis and Rebeca both attended the same local pub one evening where they were spending time with their friends. They ended up meeting each other here for the very first time, which is where their story began. After falling in love with each other, Louis decided to propose to Rebeca. After spending a beautiful … more

Classic Photographers' Featured Photographer: Gopi R.

Classic Photographers' Featured Photographer: Gopi R.

Gopi R. Hometown: Herndon, VA “Hello my name is Gopi. A wedding day is unlike any other day a person goes through and I am honored to spend my time making breathtaking memories that puts a smile on their faces now, and years into the future. I take pride in knowing I am surrounded by people … more

 Wedding Of The Week: Olivia and Richard

Wedding Of The Week: Olivia and Richard

Olivia & Richard 4.28.17 Many years ago, Olivia and Richard met as children in elementary school. After going their separate ways growing up, they recently reconnected on Facebook and began talking back and forth again. Eventually, they exchanged phone numbers and their relationship took off from there. Ever since their first date, they have been inseparable. Olivia and Richard were … more

Classic Photographers' Featured Photographer: Hani M.

Classic Photographers' Featured Photographer: Hani M.

Hani M. Hometown: Norwalk, CT “I am lifestyle photographer and visual storyteller. I love creating images of the fleeting moments in life. As a wedding photographer, I like natural look and my approach is relaxed and candid. I strive to capture emotion, romance and beauty for the wedding.” 1. How did you get into the wedding … more

Wedding Of The Week: Tiffany and Branden

Wedding Of The Week: Tiffany and Branden

Tiffany & Branden 4.15.17 Tiffany and Branden first met when they attended school together. They initially began hanging out and spending more time together because of the friendship that Tiffany shared with his younger sisters. This is where their relationship first began, and from this point on everything fell into place. Branden happily proposed to Tiffany after a 4,080-foot … more

Wedding of the Week: Laura and Tommy

Wedding of the Week: Laura and Tommy

Laura & Tommy 4.29.17 Laura and Tommy first met at an ugly sweater Christmas party in Boston, Massachusetts. Little did Laura know that it was actually a setup through mutual friends that they both shared. When Laura and Tommy finally saw each other at the party, they instantly clicked. From this moment on, Laura and Tommy’s lives … more

Wedding of the Week: Jason and Laura

Wedding of the Week: Jason and Laura

Jason & Laura 4.29.17 On a typical day, Laura and her family went sledding and had a fun-filled family day. Later when they got home, Laura’s younger daughter was not feeling well when she suddenly stopped breathing. Laura instantly called 911 and Jason, the Assistant Chief of their local ambulance service, was the first person to … more

Classic Photographers' Featured Photographer: Christian N.

Classic Photographers' Featured Photographer: Christian N.

Christian N. Hometown: Andover, MA “I have been a documentary photographer for the past 8 years, naturally with an attraction to people of all types. Documenting the stories of individuals speaks to me in a way that nothing else does, and what better way to capture those moments and emotion.” 1. How did you get … more

Press Release: Classic Photographers Named Winner In The Knot Best of Weddings 2017

Press Release: Classic Photographers Named Winner In The Knot Best of Weddings 2017

PRESS RELEASE CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHERS NAMED WINNER IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2017 Eleventh Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America USA/January 1, 2017—Classic Photographers is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2017 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding … more

Wedding Of The Week: Mackenzie and Peter

Wedding Of The Week: Mackenzie and Peter

Mackenzie & Peter 4.8.17 Mackenzie and Peter happily met “the old fashion way” a few years back. Mackenzie had been trying online dating for a while but it didn’t seem to be working out for her. When Mackenzie went out for a typical night with a friend, somebody else decided to tag along. This being Peter, … more

Wedding of The Week: Robyn & Kevin

Wedding of The Week: Robyn & Kevin

Robyn & Kevin 4.4.17 Kevin and Robyn met in January of 2015. While they bonded over prior teaching experience and a passion for literature, it still took them some time to figure out that the universe intended for them to be together. When they went for a beer and wine making weekend in Los Osos … more

12 Questions To Ask Photographers At A Bridal Show

12 Questions To Ask Photographers At A Bridal Show

After the initial excitement of your engagement wears off, you may be stressing about how you’re going to plan an entire wedding! One of the most important elements of your big day is picking out your wedding photographer. By attending a bridal show, you will have the opportunity to meet with various options in one … more

4 Reasons Why Two Photographers At Your Wedding Are Better Than One!

4 Reasons Why Two Photographers At Your Wedding Are Better Than One!

Why are two photographers so beneficial for brides and grooms on their wedding day? Booking a second photographer offers brides and grooms various perspectives to tell their wedding day stories Photography duos are able to capture more moments at the same time – such as you getting ready, as well as your spouse One photographer … more

2017 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award Recipient

2017 WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award Recipient

                    Classic Photographers Honored For Excellence With 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®                       Londonderry, NH – January 10, 2017 – WeddingWire, the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, announced Classic Photographers as a winner of the esteemed 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for … more

When Should You Book Your Wedding Photographer?

When Should You Book Your Wedding Photographer?

So you’ve gotten engaged?! Congrats! This is such an exciting moment in your life leading up to the start of your new journey with your significant other… But it would be unfair if I didn’t mention that it is also stressful. I wish I could sugar coat that for ya but­ even if you hire a … more

Tips on Tipping: Wedding Edition

Tips on Tipping: Wedding Edition

Your wedding day is on its way and you have checked your list over (and over and over) making sure you haven’t forgotten a single aspect of your big day; but did you factor in tipping for all of the staff who helped make your day so special?

What is Photojournalism?

What is Photojournalism?

At Classic Photographers, all of our photographers mainly focus on a photojournalistic approach to their shoots (many are talented in other forms as well). It can be difficult to differentiate the numerous styles of photography used for weddings, so I wanted to give you a thorough definition and examples of our approach. Photojournalism is originally … more

Great group wedding photos!

Great group wedding photos!

Great group photo’s start with getting everyone where they need to be quickly so there is plenty of time to get great unhurried shots As the wedding photographer doesn’t personally know everyone on each side of your family I recommend you assign a gather (enforcer) from each side of the family to coral everyone to … more

Wedding Albums Are More Than Just A DVD

Wedding Albums Are More Than Just A DVD

When you hire a wedding photographer make sure you Don’t just get the DVD! You need to find away to get a wedding album ordered before you get married once your married then comes a house, and kids etc. and there will never be a good day after your married to spend $1000 and make … more

Why reviewing a complete wedding album, not just a portfolio, is so important!

Why reviewing a complete wedding album, not just a portfolio, is so important!

Review full albums not a portfolio book because when choosing a wedding photographer portfolio books don’t cut it Don’t look at portfolios, Look at actual wedding’s they shot! When reviewing a photographer’s work many times they will show you samples of different weddings in a portfolio book this is not ideal as any novice can … more

Getting your money’s worth from your wedding photographer!

Getting your money’s worth from your wedding photographer!

Be careful of wedding photographers that want to charge you a flat rate for all day and not give you a wedding album! Page content. Be careful of all day rates Many photographers now a days want to convince you that they will shoot all day and give you the DVD with the reprint rights … more

Online wedding photo galleries – are they for you?

Online wedding photo galleries – are they for you?

Do you want to have your wedding pictures uploaded to an online gallery? Some photographers will post your wedding pictures to an online gallery. This will sometimes come at an additional cost of $50 to $200 per event the pictures typically stay on the gallery anywhere from 30 to 120 days. this is a nice … more

Use your friend with a camera or hire a professional Wedding Photographer?

Use your friend with a camera or hire a professional Wedding Photographer?

Why is having a friend photograph your wedding possibly the worst wedding decision you could make? After the wedding is over all you have are the pictures if they are not what you want you can never redo that day. Having a friend with a good camera who thinks they are photographer is like having … more

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