Tag Archives: wedding photography

February 19

Rainy Wedding Day Photos

The rainy weather here in the Bay Area has us feeling a bit gloomy, but it inspired us to find some beautiful wedding photography. Though wet weather might not be ideal on your wedding day, these gorgeous photos prove that it can end up being perfectly romantic. There’s just something so charming and intimate about an umbrella shot, don’t you think?

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February 8

Must-Have Getting Ready Shots from Bella Pictures

Plan the perfect “getting ready” photos with tips and examples from our guest blogger, Bella Pictures:

Getting ready for your wedding is a very important part of your big day, and should be photographed as such! Read up on our best advice for these photos in our tips for must-have getting ready shots.

Want to see if Bella Pictures is available on your wedding date? Click here to find out!

About Bella Pictures

Bella Pictures is the most recognized name in premium wedding photography and video, and we’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new website.

Bella now offers an expansive wedding photography portfolio, with hundreds of wedding galleries and slideshows from all around the country, as well as a daily blog and a helpful planning section that features engagement session ideas, wedding day photo itineraries, budget-saving tips and more.

Most importantly, Bella now provides a completely transparent shopping experience, allowing couples to customize and buy photography, video and albums online.

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January 26

Real Weddings: Rachel and Enrique

Today’s Real Wedding features the wedding of Rachel and Enrique, which took place at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Woodland, CA, followed by a reception at the historic Hotel Woodland. Everyone, including the bride and groom had a fantastic time at the lively reception! Here are some beautiful photos of the event, courtesy of Erica B Photography.

Rachel + Enrique


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December 23

Real Weddings: Athena and Daniel

Today’s Real Wedding features the wedding of Athena and Daniel, which took place in Watsonville, CA. We love the charming vintage touches in this sweet forest wedding. The bride’s dress was extra special since it belonged to her mother. Here are some photos from the event, courtesy of Michelle Chiu Photography.

Athena + Daniel

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December 15

Real Weddings: Brittany and Jared

Today’s Real Wedding features the wedding of Wedding Paper Divas staffer Brittany, who you read about in our Bride’s Diary series, and Jared. The wedding took place at Wolf Lakes Park, in Sanger, CA, at the Lakeside venue. The couple first met at the same venue during Brittany’s brother’s wedding and it was love at first sight! They chose an elegant fairy tale romance theme with dazzling diamond and damask accents that were carried throughout the event, from the decor down to the edible sugar diamonds on the cake! Here are of their beautiful photos, courtesy of Ryan Tubongbanua Photography.

Brittany + Jared

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December 4

Newlywed Holiday Cards

2010 brought a slew of staff weddings to Wedding Paper Divas, some of which you heard about in our Bride’s Diary series. We were excited to feature a few of their holiday cards that perfectly showcase their wedding photos. Aren’t they beautiful! What will yours look like?

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November 20

Photography Advice from a Pro

Are you planning on sending a photo holiday card this year to your friends and family? If you need some advice on how to take a beautiful, professional-quality picture, here are some helpful tips from talented wedding photographer Manus Chau, of Manus Chau Photography.

photography tips

What’s the best way to light an indoor photo shoot? Shoot near a natural light source if at all possible. Windows and skylights work well. Don’t be afraid to draw the curtains and open the doors!

What’s the best lighting for an outdoor setting? Avoid harsh direct sunlight. Don’t shoot on a clear, bright, sunny day at noon. Instead, try shooting earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon when the light isn’t as bright. Watch out for shadows on the face, too.

What do people most commonly forget when they’re planning a photo shoot? I advise people not to forget about the background. Remove any clutter indoors and make sure you have a pretty backdrop for your photo. Then try to take lots of photos from a variety of angles. Shoot from the floor and get a shot from high above you. Take as many photos as possibleyou never know—a shot you think is a mistake may be THE shot you had in mind.

What’s your very best advice for couples taking their holiday photos? Have fun, laugh and capture real moments and emotions. Those always make the best photos.

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October 20

Real Weddings: Amanda and Mike

Today’s Real Wedding features the wedding of Amanda and Mike, which took place at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. The gorgeous Chicago skyline made for a great backdrop in all of the pictures! Here are some beautiful photos of the event, courtesy of Morgan Matters Photography.

Amanda + Mike

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October 5

Today Show Wedding Photos from Denis Reggie and Bella Pictures

Bella Pictures recently partnered with famed celebrity wedding photojournalist Denis Reggie to capture the wedding of Today Show wedding couple, Melissa McMillan and Jeremy Gilbert on September 30, 2010.

(As a side note, you might also notice that the couple used Wedding Paper Divas menus for their ceremony!)

Denis Reggie is the most celebrated wedding photographer of our time. Anointed “the best in the business” by Oprah Winfrey and dubbed “the great wedding photographer of our day” by Town and Country magazine, Denis Reggie may be best known for capturing the single most viewed and most iconic wedding image of our lifetime: John F. Kennedy Jr. kissing the hand of his bride, Carolyn Bessette.

Although he enjoys a wide celebrity following, Denis’ vision is to offer all brides the same opportunity to access his famed photojournalistic approach, and to provide super luxurious wedding albums and videos that document the defining moments unique to each wedding couple’s special day.

“All brides deserve to be a celebrity on their wedding day. The bride is the focal point of the wedding, and my approach is to document the special moments as they naturally unfold,” said Reggie. “Bella Pictures is already known for their photojournalism and their great service and style, so the partnership was a perfect fit for this exclusive experience,” he added.

Now brides can choose the Denis Reggie Experience exclusively at Bella Pictures. The Denis Reggie Experience is for couples seeking the Denis Reggie photojournalistic imprint and for those who want wedding keepsakes that are produced at the highest level of quality and design. They are personally overseen by Denis Reggie and reflect his own unique and exacting standards of a clean, understated and elegant storytelling perspective.

For more information on the Denis Reggie Experience from Bella Pictures, visit www.bellapictures.com/denisreggie.

About Bella Pictures

Bella Pictures is the most recognized name in premium wedding photography and video, and we’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new website.

Bella now offers an expansive wedding photography portfolio, with hundreds of wedding galleries and slideshows from all around the country, as well as a daily blog and a helpful planning section that features engagement session ideas, wedding day photo itineraries, budget-saving tips and more.

Most importantly, Bella now provides a completely transparent shopping experience, allowing couples to customize and buy photography, video and albums online.

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