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Boston, MA wedding & engagement photographer who loves to tell the love stories of couples head-over-heels in love, educator, workshop host, flat lay stock photography artist

Blog - Lynne Reznick Photography | Boston Wedding Photographer

Boston and New England wedding days and engagements, and wedding photo planning tips shared by photographer Lynne Reznick Photography.

Wedding Planning: Photographing Your Bridal Details

Lynne Reznick

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When the day is over and you're married to your soulmate, the necklace you wore, the shoes you walked down the aisle in, and the perfume you wore as you held each other close during your first dance will become more than objects. So many special heirlooms get worn or passed down through generations on wedding days. By capturing those pieces, you also capture a piece of your family, your history, your identity. And even if you start a new tradition with brand new pieces of your own, one day they’ll become the heirlooms you’ll pass down to your daughter or to your grandchild. They’re mementos of the day you said yes to forever with your soulmate. And they help tell the story of your love and your day. And those special meanings, the memories and emotions that will be indelibly tied to those objects, are the reasons why I carve out time at the start of your wedding day to honor them in beautifully styled photos.

The truth is, getting ready can often be a bit hectic as you, your parents, and your closest friends all get ready for you to walk down the aisle. So, it's helpful to have all of your details gathered and ready for photos before you sit down for hair and makeup. This way you don't have to stop what you're doing to gather items when the photographer arrives. I ask each of my couples to gather and set aside several pieces so that they're ready for me when I arrive on the wedding day. This way after saying hello and hugging the bride, I can start to style the details right away and make sure there's enough time to capture them beautifully while also getting candids of finishing touches to hair and makeup and maybe even the popping of a champagne bottle for a toast!

And I even bring along a whole styling kit that includes linen styling boards, vintage trays, ribbons, ring boxes, trinket dishes, vintage stamps, and more to make sure that I can complement the unique style of each of my brides and make their details pop. Having your items ready and waiting to be styled is super helpful and will ease some stress on your wedding day.

Have the following ready for your photographer:

-jewelry (earrings, bracelet, necklace, rings)

-shoes

-dress

-perfume bottle

-hair piece or veil

-one complete invitation suite

-family heirlooms

-vow books

-bouquet

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A few final tips to keep in mind:

  • For loose florals you can speak to your florist about including a few extra stems and greens when they deliver your bouquet. You only need one or two pieces and florists are often happy to do this if you ask.

  • Fully prep your dress by pulling it out of the garment bag, taking all visible paper and stuffing out, and transferring the dress to a wooden hanger.

  • If your invitation includes a calligraphed envelopes as well as a wax seal or envelope liner, include two so that both sides can be shown off in photographs. The same applies for any double-sided paper elements!

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Wedding Planning Photographing Bridal Details Styled Invitation Suite by Roseville Designs
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College of the Holy Cross Wedding - Tina & Myles

Lynne Reznick

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You know I love me some college sweethearts! And Tina and Myles are just that - two college sweethearts-turned-soulmates! Not only did they both go to Holy Cross, they met because they both played on the lacrosse teams at Holy Cross! So basically, they’re pretty awesome athletes, as well as awesome people. They started their relationship as friends who supported each other on and off the lacrosse field and spent most of their time in college as friends. They started dating in their senior year and have been together ever since. Needless to say, Holy Cross alum were there en masse to celebrate these two tying the knot!

When Myles decided to pop the question, he did it in style. Last December, he and Tina flew down to stay in Myles’ family home in GA to celebrate the NYE together. Unbeknown to Tina, Myles had Tina’s parents and older sister fly down to GA in anticipation of him popping the question. One morning when they were arriving for a brunch with Myles’ family, he got down on knee and proposed. Afterwards, they went inside to share the news with the family and Tina found her parents and sister waiting there to share in the good news too! Tina said she normally hates surprises, but that this one was a pretty great exception! And they jumped into some initial planning right then and there. Of course, both being alums, getting married at Holy Cross where their love story began made perfect sense! and they quickly sought the talents of Renee at Urban Soiree Boston to help bring their vision to life!

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Getting Ready

The ladies went to Capelli Avanti for their hair and makeup and then I met them at the hotel for final getting ready. Tina got each of her ladies the cutest denim shirts with sparkly monograms on the pockets. They were a cozy twist on the pretty robes you often see and I love that they’re versatile enough to wear out of the house! And her ladies surprised her with a gorgeous print of the Holy Cross chapel where she and Myles were about to tie the knot. Myles got each of his guys bowties made with feathers from Brackish. They added the perfect pop of color and a fancy feel to the tuxes. Tina’s bridesmaids wore dresses from BHLDN in a rich cranberry color perfect for fall and she wore an absolutely stunning gown by Pronovias. While the ladies got ready and we waited to get Tina into her dress, I was able to capture some details of her beautiful invitation suite designed by Roseville Designs. I love how she incorporated soft floral accents and the rich cranberry color that Tina and Myles chose for their fall wedding!

First Look & Portraits at The College of the Holy Cross

Tina and Myles opted for a first look so they could see each other for a lot more time on their day and spend their wedding reception with their guests. So we did their first look in one of quads on campus, took their bridal party portraits outside their freshmen dorm, and their family portraits outside the chapel. Every spot was one they were intimately familiar with and had wonderful memories associated with it. It doesn’t get more meaningful and special than that! And the gorgeous florals by The Flowering Vine were the cherry on top!

Holy Cross Chapel Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony took place in the chapel. The chapel is absolutely gorgeous and Tina and Myles were grinning from ear-to-ear throughout the entire thing. They said their vows as their loved ones looked on and their was so much joy and moments of laughter throughout the ceremony as Tina and Myles encouraged louder cheers after their first kiss! lol! So adorable! Their love of life and the fun they have together was felt throughout the entire day!

Holy Cross Hogan Campus Center Reception

Then everyone headed to the Hogan Center for their reception. They had a surprise for everyone with a choreographed first dance that included an epic dip at the end. They nailed it! And then everyone laughed cried as toasts were made to the bride and groom. The one thing that everyone said in one way or another was that these two are kind and generous souls. They’ve made a positive impact on all of their loved ones and they value family and friends above all else. After dinner, the Hip Pocket Orchestra kept the dance floor packed in between bites of delicious cake by Cookie Creatives. After their wedding, they headed to Africa for a few weeks on an amazing honeymoon! It was such a pleasure getting to know them and their families throughout the planning process. Congratulations Tina & Myles!! XO













2018 Charitable Donations

Lynne Reznick

Last year, as I planned for 2018, I reflected on why I’m in the wedding photography business and considered what legacy I want to leave behind. First and foremost, I want to capture soulmates’ love stories. The bond between two people who fight for each other more than with each other and who choose spending time together over spending time apart. Telling the love stories of kind and generous couples is the first piece of the legacy I hope to leave behind.

It was also on my heart to find a way to make a bigger impact, leaving a legacy that reaches beyond the families and couples I work with directly. So I decided to make each wedding I booked an opportunity to give back to the community. I pledged to donate 5% of each 2018 wedding commission to one of two wonderful local non-profit organizations. Each of my couples got to choose which of the two organizations they’d like their wedding to benefit and as luck would have it, half of them picked one and half picked the other, which makes me so happy! Both the MSPCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston are near and dear to my heart and you can read on to find out more about the impact these organizations make and why they’re so important to me. And you’ll see the donations Lynne Reznick Photography was able to make because of my amazingly kind and caring couples.

MSPCA Donation

I’m an animal lover through and through. My 8 years as a pescetarian are largely a decision driven by the inhumane treatment of animals due to industrial farming practices in this country. And I’m a pet owner. I grew up with a dog at home and am currently mom to two sweet cats who think they’re lap dogs. Cena is the gray one and Jazz is the little black one. Jazz was the runt of the litter, so naturally I had to have her. And for 12.5 years I was mom to Milo—the best pug on the planet. We had to say goodbye to him on Jan 2nd of 2017 and he spent NYE that year being cared for by the MSPCA in Boston. They took such great care of him and were so helpful and kind to Scott and me as we dealt with some truly horrible news over New Years. They even have visitor hours for people to see their pets staying overnight for care and we visited him NYE evening. He was loved on so much by the whole team there and we’ll be forever grateful for the way they treated him and us. Beyond my personal experience, the MSPCA cares for and facilitates the adoption of thousands of animals every year and they advocate for the humane treatment of animals everywhere.

I’m honored to be able to support this organization through my wedding photography business. Six LRP couples chose the MSPCA as their charity this year and because of my amazing, animal loving couples, Lynne Reznick Photography was able to join the Leader’s Circle with a donation of $1260.

Thank you Amethyst & Zev, Ali & Justin, Joanne & Scott, Kirsten & Alex, Rebecca & Ross, and Tori & Justin for letting me not only tell your love stories, but for supporting a cause we all believe in so deeply! XO

If you would like to learn more or make your own pledge of support to the MSPCA this holiday season, click here.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Donation

What many people don’t know about me at first glance these days is that I wasn’t always a photographer. In fact, I taught high school history for ten years in Hartford Public Schools before moving to Boston. Even after we moved, although I left the classroom, I stayed directly connected to education, supporting teachers at two local middle schools as an instructional coach with the Boston Debate League. Before I left to go full time with photography, I had transitioned to the after-school-debate side of the organization. All of this is to say that my passion for education runs deep. And that I’ve seen first hand how the supports, mentorship, and opportunities provided by after-school community programs like the Boys and Girls Club can positively impact youth. And the BGCB offer a plethora of programs and activities serving 14,000 students throughout the city of Boston each year. Quick note: because of legal & safety concerns with sharing photos of minors, I‘m not sharing photos of my own students, but the thank you page from BGCB is pretty adorable - so I’m sharing that.

I’m honored to be able to support this organization through my wedding photography business. Six LRP couples chose the the BGCB as their charity this year and because of my amazing couples, Lynne Reznick Photography was able to make a donation of $1156.

Thank you Anne & Asher, Lilah & Kyle, Liz & Nick, Michelle & Nick, Sarah & Mike, and Tina & Myles for letting me not only tell your love stories, but for supporting a cause we all believe in so deeply! XO

If you would like to learn more, volunteer your time, or make your own pledge of support to the BGCB this holiday season, click here.

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