Location Spotlight: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Do you yearn for a touch of drama in your wedding photos? Some brides yearn only for tradition, some want a style that's hot today, and some brides want a bit of dramatic flair in their wedding experience. Drama, done well, creates emotion in a photograph. It is evocative of memories of dramatic experiences in one's past like unforgettable sunsets or first kisses. Knowing in advance whether or not you and your betrothed want drama in your photos, helps you narrow down the choices for your venue or at least places to do the photo shoot.
The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel downtown is an example of a place that offers architectural elements that make dramatic backgrounds for wedding photos. Any venue with a grand staircase is ideal for brides because long wedding dresses look so elegant when the fullness of the dress can be used. Black and white photos also add depth and drama to the scene. Another way to create drama, if architectural elements are unavailable, is to use creative staging and lighting in a single element such as the shoes below. Dramatic photos have a timelessness to them. Take a look at our website and you'll see several examples of drama.
How to Present Your Tattoos in Your Wedding Photos
A tattoo is a different kind of lifemate. It will always be with you like the person you are marrying. Your tattoo was chosen to express to the world for all time, an idea that is deeply meaningful to you. It may be as important as hair and makeup in your wedding planning. If you want your tattoo to show prominently in your wedding photos, choose a dress that works with it. Your tattoo can add beautifully to your wedding attire.
Revel in Red for a Romantic Wedding
Red is the color of romance, love, and passion! Throughout history, it has been associated with fire, longing, energy, sexuality, and joy - the intense emotions in life. So red, interspersed with white and gold, is an ideal color palette for a wedding. Red also symbolizes courage and strength, two traits needed for a long and meaningful marriage.
“Even a touch of red in a photograph, pulls the viewer in to look more deeply at the image,” explains wedding photographer Daniel Ivan.
Color, shape, and symmetry are all important in creating images that are unique and compelling. As you create the decorative elements for your wedding, take the time to look with a critical eye at your creations and imagine what they’ll look like in a photo.
Weddings are short, photos are forever!
Location Spotlight: Sapphire Creek Winery in Chagrin Falls
Sapphire Creek Winery was created in 2016 to bring the integration of nature and wine lovers to Ohio in the tradition of the Napa Valley wineries. The marriage of nature and fine wine evolved into a romantic location for weddings and receptions. Enjoy a glass of wine with your significant other in this romantic place immersed in nature and watch what happens! A wedding may follow one day!
If the wedding proposal has already been made and accepted, Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens is a lovely place to bring your loved ones together for the event of a lifetime. It is located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
The Wedding Dress Train...Essence of Elegance
Why is it that the train of a wedding dress makes such a statement? Why does it add elegance to even a simple dress? In part, it's because of a very long and dramatic history. In medieval times when it began, the wedding dress train was an indication of wealth and power. In modern times, it's not so much about wealth; it's more about style, elegance, and a strong sense of self. All brides want all eyes on them when they walk down the aisle, but one dragging a ten-foot train is really making an impact! A wedding dress with a train also adds a variety of elements to the wedding photography.
On the most memorable day of your life so far...TAKE THE TRAIN!