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We partnered with Sunshine Ballroom in Ballston Spa for this blog post on four simple reasons you will benefit from taking dance lessons before your wedding day! We’ve included pictures of some our favorite dance moments, too. See what Sunshine Ballroom had to say below! For a lot of couples, the first dance at a […]

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Here’s a tidbit of a few things we’ve learned from being behind the lens all these years… 1. Hire a Wedding Planner Seriously, this is their chosen career and their masters of what they do. They comply and coordinate with all of your vendors, so you don’t have to. They make lists and check off […]

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In the Words of a Videographer What you NEED Photographers to Know Communication: Reach out before the wedding! We always reach out to photographers we haven’t worked with prior to the big day. If you don’t hear from us “videographers”… take the initiative. Use the call to talk about how you can work together to […]

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In our pursuit of supporting local and absolutely falling in love with our little slice of Eastern New York heaven, we have decided to share some of the delights and highlights of Saratoga Springs and why it is an AWESOME place to walk down the aisle and exchange wedding vows. We’re giving you seven reasons […]

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Last month, we were all about making connections (we still are)! That goes for both our business connections AND our client connections. We want to continually be meeting with the right people and it should not have a start and end date – it should be an ongoing process. About a year back, we wrote […]

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1. By 2019, global consumer web video traffic will account for 80% of all consumer web traffic Think about it. If you want to “get with the times” you need to provide content that will draw your audience to your website. Video provides that content and is your first step. Your second step is consistency. 2. A […]

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When it comes to social events, our small town is like a scene from the #realhousewives and while I’m the biggest fan of dramatic television, as a busy business owner, it’s important to know when the 4 hour lunch dates and nightly mixers are starting to affect your business.  More importantly, how & when to […]

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Crafting the perfect photo timeline for your wedding day (and the inner-workings of all your wedding professionals) can be exhausting and stressful. In order to avoid forgetting important elements and incorporating enough buffer time, our best suggestion is to hire an experienced event planner. This will ensure nothing is forgotten, every creative partner is in […]


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