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planning a wedding can be a lot of work, this blog will help you with your planning process. from design inspirations, timelines & budgets, to real wedding stories. pick a category below or browse through the most recent posts.

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This is a sponsored post by Basic Invite. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view. I love engagement photos. Not only do they give me a chance to get to know my couples before I show up to their wedding venue, they’re also a fun way to create […]

Put your engagement pics to work with a Photo Guest Book by Basic Invite

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Joe and Juli fell in love with the rustic charm at Burkestone Estate. Joe, a professional cinematographer, recognized its picturesque potential right away.

Joe and Juli’s laughter-filled autumn wedding at Burkestone Estate

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When I talk to couples for the first time, they’re often hesitant to book an engagement photo session. There are lots of reasons, but the main one is usually just a feeling: this is going to be weird. And, sure: just standing in front of the camera and being told to twirl or smush your […]

Six engagement photo hacks to squash awkwardness for good

Engagement photos: a couple races grocery carts in a parking lot. Copyright Rebecca Gatto Photography

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  It’s the most wonderful time of the year… plaid shirts, pumpkin spice, apple cider and the start of the holiday season! Woo-hoo! Of course, it’s also time for colorful leaves and beautiful, golden sunlight. Did someone say “family photos?” Ok, what’s a mini session? A mini session is a bite-sized family portrait experience. Just […]

Mini sessions are here for fall 2018!

Family portrait

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Do wedding details matter? It may not seem like a big question, but it will have a big impact on your experience as you plan and enjoy your wedding day. The answer to this question has shifted generationally. A decade or two ago, every wedding had a set color scheme and, most likely, a theme. Everything—gowns, […]

Wedding details: how much do they matter?

wedding details takk house 2018

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Ah, that magical moment in a ceremony when the music changes and the marriers begin their walk down the aisle. Guests rise to their feet and, perhaps shedding a tear of joy, reach into their back pockets to retrieve… a pocket-sized recording device. More than ever, wedding guests are attending beautiful ceremonies only to watch […]

Unplugged: Dealing with technology at your ceremony

unplugged ceremony

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Destination engagement photoshoots: have you noticed them, popping up here and there? You may be noticing the beginning of a wedding photography trend that’s quickly, quietly growing in popularity—and with good reason. Engagement photos are already a great way to capture the unique love you share with your partner in a setting that’s more flexible […]

Destination engagement: Wildwood and Cape May, NJ

destination engagement beach and boardwalk

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For clients, For photographers, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Weddings

Everyone knows it’s important to consider how you will document your wedding memories. Whether you’re hiring a professional or just asking guests to use your wedding hashtag, chances are you’ve given your wedding photos more than a little thought. But what about your honeymoon photos? They’re just as important as your wedding photos. Whether you’re […]

How to capture perfect honeymoon photos

How to take the perfect honeymoon photos - Rebecca Gatto Photography

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The ‘first look’ has become a staple of wedding albums in the last few years. Ask yourself these questions to decide whether you should plan one, too.

First Look Photos: Are they for you?

A bride and groom take a selfie during a first look

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