The Log Cabin Wedding Photography

Galina and Jeff’s wedding at the Log Cabin in Holyoke Mass.

Their wedding was such a thrill to photograph, they were fun and relaxed to work photograph.  Galinas’ dress was just stunning! I am not just saying that. Let’s here more about how Galina found her dress.

First I went to David’s Bridal, tried on 6-7 dresses, and gave up. The next weekend I went to Pearl Bridal in Holyoke. I went in and said “I need a dress for a wedding in 4 months.” They looked at me and said “okay, we got you.” The first dress they had me try on was the dress! You know it’s the one when you can’t stop smiling.

I am always excited about photographing at The Log Cabin the view is amazing and the staff in friendly and helpful.

Here is a piece of advice from Galina and Jeff.

Go with a venue that’s all inclusive except the main vendors such as photographer and DJ.

Also

Make sure to use the wedding day photographer for your engagement sessions. That way, you’ll know their style and have a preview of how things will work the day of. Also, when they put you in seemingly awkward poses, just go along with it! Those will be some of the best photos!!

How was your experience taking photos/working with me on your wedding day?

Fantastic! You were fun, professional, and considerate of what we wanted. You were there to help capture the special moments, but when we needed a few minutes to ourselves, you let us have that also. It was a perfect mix! Your assistant was fun and extremely patient as she had to run around us several times with a sparkler! We also felt comfortable around you right away because we worked on the engagement photos together.

We did the first look. We loved it! It was easily the best moment of the whole day. We read very personal vows to each other in private during the first look. It took the edge off going forward with the day because we didn’t have to read vows to each other in front of everyone and only had to repeat the I-Do’s in front of family and friends. Once we saw each other, it was a moment of happiness and relief and it really felt like we were in it together for whatever happened that day!

For the bride, use the same make-up person for your engagement session. That way, you’ll see how the makeup turns out in photos! For someone who never wears makeup, the trial run for the engagement session made me realize that’s not the type of make-up I want on my wedding day. There is no other preparation for wedding photos. Just have fun! Don’t be afraid to be silly and sweet to each other.
Now let’s get to the photos!

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Springfield engagement session with Felicia and Joe!

We had such a beautiful day for Felicia and Joe’s engagement session. I love the fact that they have been together since they were 14. Let’s find out more about their engagement.

  • We met in 8th grade because we had gym class together. Joe, someone who I had yet to really know, said to me “hey, I really like your hair, did you do something different with it? Did you dye it or something?” And so began our friendship. We started dating the following June, after going to our schools semi-formal together.
  • We’ve been together for 8 years. Our wedding is on our 9 year anniversary.
  • November 29, 2015
  • Neither one of us has ever dated anyone else, so I guess we’ve kind of always known, but as Joe has said “I knew I couldn’t marry you when we were 15, so I had to wait it out”
  • It was the day we had decided to set up our Christmas tree (Christmas is my favorite time of year) my sister had come over to “help us” with it. After getting everything all set up and Christmas-like, Joe said “Felicia, I found one more ornament” and he pulled out a heart shaped ornament that said “Will you marry me?” and inside the ornament was the ring. Joe got on his knee and I started crying and saying yes (before he had even said anything) when he stood back up I was blubbering “but you didn’t even ask” I said so he officially popped the question and I cried more. My sister was there so she could get the whole thing on video for us. A completely perfect and unforgettable moment it was!
  • I was so surprised! I definitely didn’t expect it (that day anyways). I should have known something was up, he made me breakfast in bed that morning haha!
  • The fact that we both cried because of happiness, that’s never happened before!
  • My ring is gorgeous! It’s a diamond with a circle of diamonds around it. The band has diamonds set in it and even the underneath of the main diamond has intricate (princessy) deigns with more diamonds!
  • June 30, 2017

Their engagement session was so much fun I can’t wait for their wedding this summer!

Let’s check out the photos from their session.

 

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Western Mass Wedding Photography with Alex and Matt!

Hi gang! Welcome back to my blog.

 

I always love photographing weddings. There’s so much love in the air and the bride and groom spent so much time carefully planning all the details. It was not any different for Alex and Matt’s wedding, either!

Let’s hear what they had to say about their August 12, 2016 wedding.

How did he pop the question?
Christmas day in front of the family

What was your favorite moment(s) from the wedding?
Ceremony, dancing , having fun with family and friends

Stay organized and pick great vendors like Greg Moss

Just have fun!

Mary Ann Dennis was great and did a wonderful job, The Lord Jeffery Inn did an excellent job and Chris Hammel did a great job with the music!

Congratulations to Alex and Matt! Now let’s get to some photos.

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Western Mass Engagement Session Tips

Your engagement session should be fun and care free! Here are some awesome tips to get you all prepared for some incredible photos.

Tip #1
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
…bring some props, think of an activity or a theme. Having some inspiration to build a session around makes it so much fun! Think of your favorite movie, book, pastime or crazy idea. Trust me, no idea is too crazy :)

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Tip #2
CONSIDER HAVING YOUR HAIR & MAKE-UP DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL
…it’s a great way to get to know a hair/make-up artist for your wedding and can make you feel more confident and beautiful, which shows through in photos!
Here are a couple of Make up artists I can highly recommend from working with them in the past.
Crystal Vazquez & Co

Divine Elegance Beauty Boutique and Spa

Tip #3
LOOK HOT
…Yes, you have permission. Go shopping. Have fun! You’re going to have these photos forever and they document such an important part of your story together. You’re allowed to be a hot couple! Most couples bring a couple different outfits.
Tip #4
HAVE FUN
… The engagement session is all about having fun and enjoying your engagement. It’s a great time to cuddle each other and be yourselves. If you are normally a little quirky and love to laugh then go with it.

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“We hired Greg as our engagement session and wedding day photographer. He was a pleasure to work with, made us feel comfortable during both sessions and took wonderful natural and posed photos.”

Below are a few clothing tips for the session:

Whatever you pick for your shoot, make sure you are comfortable in it. You want to feel great when you’re wearing it. If you feel uncomfortable, you’ll probably look uncomfortable. Stay true to who you are. Don’t wear 4 inch stiletto heels if you’re a girl who lives and dies by cute flats.

The rest of this is pretty straightforward, and remember – these are only guidelines. If your favorite outfit in the world goes against most of these suggestions, bring it anyway. When we shoot engagement sessions, our goal is to capture a couple’s dynamic – not to show off a couple’s fashion sense. It’s certainly great to think ahead, but don’t let this stress you out. Regardless of what yo u wear, we’re going to have lots of fun and work together to take photos you’ll love.
Things to avoid:
Logos/graphics/text on clothing. This is mostly geared towards the fellas, and there really aren’t many exceptions to this one. Make sure your clothes aren’t too baggy or too tight. If your clothes are too baggy, you’ll look bigger than you really are and kinda messy/sloppy. Usually it’s men who have a tendency to wear clothes that are too baggy. For tighter tops (or sleeveless tops/dresses), always bring a cardigan or cute jacket for layering. Try to avoid sleeveless clothing whenever possible. If your favorite top/dress is sleeveless, bring a cardigan. Keep in mind what your body shape is and dress for it. Guys — please, please, please don’t wear clothes that are too big for you. Your dress shirts should not be baggy!
Being too matchy-matchy. This might go without saying, but you both don’t need to show up in matching green polos and jeans. Also consider the general style you’re both going for. Guys – this means that if she’s wearing a chic cocktail dress and heels, you should reconsider your cargo shorts and flip flops.
White shirts/pants/dresses and black shirts/pants/dresses.

Embrace:
Jeans- For whatever reason, jeans tend to photograph really really well. I personally prefer the look of jeans in photos over khaki chinos, but that is really more of a personal preference. They both look great. Cute dresses. Another great thing for you girls to keep in mind is dresses! If you’re comfortable in dresses and have a few that you love (or want an excuse to go out and shop!), brightly colored dresses are a great option.
Bright, solid colors. Rich colors can really help separate you from the background, especially if we’ve discussed shooting in any especially “green”, outdoorsey locations.
Accessories. Feel free to bring a variety of jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, belts or hats. We don’t have to use them, especially if you’re the kind of person who usually keeps it pretty simple with accessories, but it doesn’t hurt to bring them along just in case!

 

Engagement sessions are a great way to work with your photographer before your wedding day and get some amazing and fun photos to use for your save the date cards.
To get started and schedule your engagement session or just find out more fill out the short form below and I will reach out to you to schedule.

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