Congratulations on your engagement!! Now what? Here are 6 things to do after getting engaged! 1. Enjoy Your Engagement I’ve known many brides who get engaged and within a few hours to a few days, they have a date and venue and immediately start planning. That’s great and it works well for some couples! Being … More 6 Things to Do After Getting Engaged | Tips for Brides-to-Be
New camera for Christmas? Don’t know where to begin? Want to take better pictures? This class is for you! Join us on February 8, 2020 for beginners camera class. You will learn the basics of your camera, what all those confusing buttons mean, how to use lighting to get incredible photos and most importantly you … More Basic Photography Class
There is something so magical about photographing a wedding day. Being able to capture the love, joy, and emotions from such a significant day in your life is something that I’m forever grateful to be able to do! I love storytelling, chasing fleeting moments, and light. My style is a blend of photojournalism and thoughtfully … More The Wedding Experience @ Crystal + Ben Photography
If you’re beginning your search for photographers, you might be wondering if you need a second photographer for your wedding. First off, what does a 2nd photographer provides for your wedding? They can provide dedicated coverage of the groom getting ready, while the main photographer has uninterrupted coverage of the bride getting ready. 2nd photographers … More Do We Need a Second Photographer for Our Wedding?
When I think about all the past weddings I’ve attended as a guest and a photographer, I’ve got a pretty solid answer to how long wedding receptions should last. The answer comes from a few different considerations from someone who’s been to over 100 weddings in the last 10 years. How Long Wedding Receptions Should … More How Long Wedding Receptions Should Last?
As much as I love Pinterest for all of the good it does, there are absolutely some downsides to using the site for your wedding. Particularly when it comes to your photos, there are some major Pinterest wedding photography pros and cons that I’ll discuss. PINTREST PROS Inspiration, really. One of the best pros of … More Using Pinterest for Your Wedding Photography Pros and Cons
Wedding bloopers happen all the time. And sometimes we’re lucky enough to get them on camera! When Ben and I look back on the 2018 wedding season, we feel such an immense amount of gratitude to our couples and our vendor friends! They are the reason we get to do what we love, work together … More Wedding Bloopers 2018