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SoHo Manhattan Wedding: Jackie + Gary

Weddings

"He makes great faces..." I stopped for a moment when she told me. It made me smile when I realized the significance of it. With everything that happens on a wedding day, during all of the hustle and bustle, when I asked her what some of the things she really wanted to remember from the day were...that was right up near the top of the list. Great faces. All the details matter. All of the planning that goes into making the day right for you matters. But, on top of everything else, the faces are really, really important. It makes sense though, doesn't it? Because what weddings are really about are relationships. Between the couple, ...

Quick and Painless

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"Was that it? Wow. That was painless!" The groom had a look of pure elation when I told him that, indeed, we were done with the family portraits. He was 'not into' posed pictures and felt more than a little uncomfortable when the camera was pointed at him. Plus, he and his wife didn't want to spend their entire cocktail hour taking photos. They wanted to enjoy the party. Not a problem. I worked with them to create a streamlined list of portraits that covered all of their 'must have' groups, while maximizing the amount of time they got to spend at the party. "Are you sure that's it?" "Yep! No muss. No fuss. Quick and painless i ...

F.E.A.S.T. at Round Hill Wedding: Susanna + Jacob

Weddings

My advice to you on your wedding day? Don't strive to have the perfect day. You'll drive yourself crazy. Celebrate the real moments. Those unplanned, unrehearsed reactions to the people around you. Weddings are a culmination and celebration of relationships. Celebrating the love of family and friends. Those who are with us and those whom we've lost. It's bigger than any one arbitrary "perfect" day.  There's a serendipity at play more powerful than we can predict, bringing people from all parts of our lives together for something that is greater than the sum of its parts. And then, as with Susanna and Jacob's wedding at F.E.A.S.T., it al ...

To Be Loved Deeply

Wedding Planning Tips

“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” - Albus Dumbledore I always loved how the people in photos in Harry Potter were like a living memory - moving around, almost interacting with the viewer. I have that sort of image in my mind when I am photographing a wedding. I want you to look at the picture and feel like that moment is there in front of you, breathing and alive, feeling the love that emanates from every moment. Earlier this year, a bride who I had worked with several years ago reached out to me. She told me, "That photo you took of my mom at our wedding is ...

26 Bridge Wedding: Tasha + Ricky

Weddings

"I need to sit down." I knew this was a turning point. The day could go either way from here. They'd been through a lot of stressful crap recently, her nursing a sprained ankle was one of the least among them. So they sat down on the bench. And it started to rain... But then, a woman sitting at the other end of the bench opened her umbrella and put it over them. And they smiled. I knew it was all going to be okay. Because they knew what really mattered, and it wasn't the little difficulties that life throws in your way. What matters is all the little things. Including ponies, lots of ponies. What matters is family and ...

Tribeca Engagement Session: Christina + Terence

Engagements

Can we bring the dog? I have been asked this question so many times. The answer is...of course!!!! But there are a few things you should keep in mind when you're bringing your furry friend to your photo shoot that will help make sure things run smoothly. Bring Water and Treats The session can run a couple of hours and your little buddy is probably going to get hungry and thirsty. Don't leave them hanging! Bring a "Handler" It could be a friend or a family member, but having someone with you to take your pet off your hands for a few minutes is going to be very helpful. They can give you a break and hold on to the treats and water (an ...

Cherish the Memories

Weddings

Memories are to be cherished. I'm often reminded on my social media feeds and in the news that life is often far too short. I find myself looking through photos of friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. Yea, I'm feeling really sentimental right now. I think about what life will be like 20 years from now, too. I wonder if people will still be using computers the way we do now because we certainly weren't using them as much, or in the way we do now, 20 years ago. Do you really want to look back at photos of those people who are nearest and dearest to you on a phone screen? Will we even be using smart phones in 20 years? I need ...

Battery Gardens Wedding: Venus + Daniel

Weddings

Think of all the things that go into your wedding. All the little details that make up the greater whole. All of the emotions. The time. So much time. You spend time, energy, and money on all of these and the day rushes past you like a blur. Wouldn't you like to be able to remember all of those details? And I'm not talking about just physical details like flowers and cakes and the like. The emotional details. The relationships. The moments. The touch of a hand. A hug. A smile. A kiss. ALL of the things that make up YOUR wedding.

I Don’t Want To Feel Awkward In Photos

Wedding Planning Tips

I dont know about you, but when I know a camera is pointed in my direction, I turn into an awkward spastic ball of limbs. I usually resort to dancing badly or 'photo bombing' myself - yes, it can be done, but it takes skill and years of practice. Maybe I'm thinking about whether my ears look too big (there was that time when I was a kid when I was referred to as 'Dumbo' due to an overwhelming ear to head size ratio in a particular school photo) or I'm wondering if my teeth are showing when I smile ("You have such huge teeth!"). We all have our insecurities. Some of us are better at hiding them than others. The majority of my wedding client ...

NOLITA Wedding: Nicole + Jon

Weddings

"We want it to feel like a party at our house with our friends!" Isn't that what it boils down to in the end? After you strip away all of the other things, your wedding is, at its core, a celebration with those closest to you. The people you can really be yourself with. The people you want to share this incredible moment in your life with. The people who truly know you. And they know how much this means to you, sharing the laughter and the tears. Tearing it up on the dance floor with you until the early hours of the morning - or getting up and singing with the band and bringing the house down. Every little moment that means so much t ...

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