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

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Heirloom Wedding Albums - Why They Matter

Lynne Reznick

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Your wedding album matters because your wedding matters.

Your wedding is the start of lives lived truly and inseparably together. It is the start of a commitment to be partners, to be best friends, to conquer challenges and face the highest highs and the lowest lows - together. And the people you share your wedding day with matter - those who show up not just on your wedding day, but on all of the days before and after, the ones who show you love and support, the family members who drive you crazy and love you fiercely all at the same time. Yes, your wedding day is also special because of the details and the dress and the flowers. Those are beautiful and they matter, too. But what means the most is the marriage you're creating; the life you’re pledging to make together as you go forth hand-in-hand. Your wedding matters in ways that go well beyond that single blissful day.

Afterward, the images from your day will help you relive the moments and bring the emotions flooding back.

And you're more likely to look back at them more often if they're printed. Over the years, Scott and I have looked back at our album together and separately. We pull it out to show new friends who have come into our lives in the years after our wedding. We pull it out to see loved ones who have since passed away. We reminisce at each anniversary by turning the pages and being whisked back to the exact moments each page captures.

And when we fight or life gets hard, and it does sometimes, I've pulled that album out to remind myself of how young we were, how in love we are, and how far we've come together.

It’s my sincere belief that one of the things that will last as long as my marriage is our wedding album. It will remain a legacy to our love, an integral part of our family history. There is no social media platform or technology that is guaranteed to last as long. Facebook may evolve into something completely different and my nephew's computer may not even have a spot to put a flash drive one day soon. The beauty of the album is its analog simplicity and the tangible way it holds our memories and our love for generations to come. 

Your wedding album matters because your love story matters.

Do you love the idea of transforming your day into an heirloom piece? Find out more about the heirloom wedding albums I offer and view the love stories of #LRPsoulmates. XO



Artists For Humanity Epicenter - Botanical Boston Wedding Inspiration

Lynne Reznick

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Artists For Humanity Epicenter is a gem of a Boston wedding venue! It’s industrial modern feel with white washed walls is a blank canvas for bringing your vision for your wedding day to life. This February I partnered with an incredible team of vendors, led by planner Carianne Gunn to capture a luxurious botanical inspired wedding shoot. She loves plants almost as much as she loves planning weddings, so she envisioned warming up the industrial space with rich textures and lots of greenery. Some of my favorite elements from the day included:

  • The stunning wall of climbing greenery that acted as a focal point and gave beautiful texture to the space. All of the florals were truly the stars of this shoot as they were the inspiration point for our planner and brought a feel of warmth and modern romance.

  • Velvet touches found in the invitation suite, the place card ribbons, and the bridesmaids dresses that look and feel luxurious.

  • Two different looks achieved simply by swapping out the tablecloth - you could use both at a wedding and alternate tables for a cohesive look that was also interesting and rich in texture.

  • The soft flawless hair and makeup with a pop of lip color that added a little glamour to our bride’s look.

  • Candles! Not every venue allows for open flames so you have to check on this way ahead of time, but I love having taper candles on the table to add elegance and drama. Plus, as the evening goes on and the lights dim, the candle light provides a warm glow that is super romantic.

  • The tone-on-tone texture of the grooms jacket. It was subtle but looked great in the light and gave him a pop of interest to match his bride.

  • Menu cards oriented horizontally to lay across the plates instead of the traditional vertical setup. This is a great example of how a small detail can be innovative and change the look from overdone to fresh and new.

  • Not one, but two feature cakes and cookies! The incorporation of florals on one cake and then the geode motif on the other brought the natural and botanical inspiration for this shoot into the desserts in a lovely way.

The phenomenal team of local creators who came together to make this inspiration session happen need a shoutout:

Design + Planning/ Events by Carianne

Venue / Artists for Humanity Epicenter

Floral + Greenery / Twig & Briar

Stationery + Signage/ Boxed Wedding Invitations

Hair + Makeup / Jenny Luu

Bridesmaid Dresses / Jenny Yoo Collection

Bridal Gown/ Jann Marie Bridal

Tux/ Hive & Colony

Rentals / Peak Event Services

Videographer/ Aeropex Media

Cakes / Tamar Ledoux

Cookies / Dolce Vida Baking Co.

Jewelry/ E. Scott Originals

Watercolor Artwork / Trisha Shaw Illustration

Green Linen / Nuage Designs

Models:

Bridesmaid / Sharrel Paul

Bridesmaid / Janelle Jacobson

Bride/ Van Van Tassell

Groom/Dan Van Tassell / NA

Wedding Planning: Head Table Setup Tips For Photographing Toasts

Lynne Reznick

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When it comes to wedding planning, thinking about toasts can be really helpful in guaranteeing great photos of this part of the day! There are several options for a couple when it comes to arranging the reception space and organizing the tables. And as a photographer I don’t have a strong preference for one over another. They all have their own benefits and you two should choose based on what you want and value in that part of your day. Specifically, couples are usually choosing between a sweetheart table, a long head table, or a round head table. Below, I’ll share an overview of each of these three options just make sure we’re all on the same page about what they mean. Then I’ll give you some tips to consider for capturing the sweet emotions that always come up as your loved ones share their toasts.

The Sweetheart Table

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A sweetheart table is a small table for two styled beautifully and set up for the bride and groom. It is a great way for bride and groom to have a few moments together to focusing on just soaking each other and the day in and eating a few bites of their food! Sweetheart tables can be square, circular, or even half moon like the photo above, but they all serve the same purpose of getting the couple alone together for the meal - at least for the few moments they’ll actually sit down for!

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Tips For Great Photos At A Sweetheart Table

1) Work with the band or DJ to have the Best Man, Maid of Honor and anyone else giving a toast stand next to you at the table, rather than across the room. You’ll get to interact more with the person giving the toast and have photos that tell a more complete story - giving more context for the smiles, laughter, and tears.

2) Be thoughtful of what is behind you. Work with the venue to make sure you aren’t sitting in front of a bright exit sign or fire extinguisher (it happens more than you think) or anything else distracting. It isn’t reasonable to ask your photographer to edit these elements out of your photos later. It’s best to avoid having your table in front of them from the start!

See more reception details featuring a gorgeous sweetheart table in this Lenox Hotel Wedding!

The Long Head Table

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For couples who would rather sit with their bridal party and/or parents, the long head table is a popular option. Regardless of what type of tables you have for the rest of your guests, a long head table can work well to include all of the people closest to you without looking out of place. The flexibility can be especially nice in terms of numbers. For smaller bridal parties, you may only have one table, but you can also put tables end-to-end to welcome more people to the head table.

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Tips For Great Photos At A Long Head Table

1) Whether people sit “last supper” style on only one side of the table, or on both sides, you should be sure to leave the spaces directly across from the bride and groom open. At the wedding in the photo above, the venue manager made sure not to set the table or place seats at the two spots directly across from the bride and groom. This way, they could have people on both sides of the table to promote conversation among their family, but when it came time for toasts, I had a clear view to their reactions the whole time.

2) Make sure that the centerpieces in front of the you two are shorter arrangements that don’t hide your faces. The photographer will then be able to capture the gorgeous florals in the photos of the toasts without having to work around them and therefore having them cropped out.

See more reception details featuring a long head table in the tented wedding featured in my portfolio!



The Round Head Table

Wedding Planning: Head Table Setup Tips For Photographing Toasts Round Head Table

Round head tables blend seamlessly into the rest of the reception setup and allow the bride and groom to sit with their small bridal party or with their closest family members. The table is simply another round in a room full of rounds, so it doesn’t necessarily stand out as a head table and really allows all guests to feel like they’re on even footing at the reception. The round style fosters conversation amongst the entire table better than a long table does and keeps the group to intimate number.

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Tips For Great Photos At A Round Head Table

1) Depending on the reception setup, it’s great to arrange to sit as bride and groom at the head table with your backs to the dance floor where the toasts will likely take place. When it’s time for toasts, simply turn your chairs to face the dance floor and the person giving the toast. You’ll also be creating a clear view for the photographer.

2) Similar to the tip above for long head tables, make sure that the centerpiece on the head table is a shorter arrangement that doesn’t hide your faces. The photographer will then be able to capture the gorgeous florals in the photos of the toasts without having to work around them.

See more reception details featuring a round head table in this sweet Vermont wedding!