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Are you planning your special day and are one of your biggest items to tackle is the family formal list to hand off to your wedding day planner? Let’s begin providing a few of our go-to photography tips on family formals to ease this process at the time of your portraits from New Jersey Wedding Photographer, Michelle Behre! Below are a few wedding day family formal tips from New Jersey Wedding Photographer!

Notify family they will be photographed

If you are planning for a first look we recommend to notify your immediate family of the scheduled session time. Following extended family immediately thereafter, notify family members. As we custom build wedding day timelines we recommend to notify all parties to keep organized ahead of schedule.

Announce extended family at your ceremony

Prior to and following your ceremony, request for your officiant to notify guests and extended family they will be photographed. Apart from this, request for family to stick around moments following the ceremony.

Create a list and provide to photo team for the day of

While creating your family formal list, we recommend to start with the largest groupings first. We will then work our way down to the smaller groupings to photograph all of the possible combinations. Family can be notified to stick around with an announcement. We will work from our portrait list to capture the combinations in a speedy in efficient manner. Your family formals will move as quickly as possible in effort to get you and your family to cocktail hour!

Communicate with your photographer

We highly recommend do educate and clearly communicate with your photographer in regards to your family and their needs. Clear communication will make this process as simple as possible and as easy as possible. Does a family member/friend have an ailment such as a handicap issue? We want to take them into consideration. Do you have a few sensitive issues and groupings to create in an attempt to prevent any complications or awkward situations? Each family is unique and we want to accommodate you to the best of our abilities to make this process as easy and efficient as possible. We recommend to communicate with Michelle on these sensitive issues. We can best aid in this process to make your wedding day family formals as easy as possible.

Schedule appropriately

Have a lengthy family formal list and a first look? First, I recommend scheduling immediate family portraits prior to the ceremony. Following the ceremony, plan on photographing extended family formals during cocktail hour. If you are hosting a traditional timeline, it is essential to capture your combined wedding party, extended family formals, and work our way down to combined immediate family following the ceremony. Last but not least, bride and groom pics are scheduled thereafter. Without a doubt, I highly recommend to extend your cocktail hour by 30 minutes so you can enjoy your cocktail hour.

NEW JERSEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Have these few family formal tips assisted you and eased your mind about your busy, big family portraits on your wedding day? Do you have a huge family that you want family formals with and also want to enjoy your cocktail hour? This is your day and you can have the best of both worlds! Chat with Michelle on her go-to wedding day family formal approach and schedule your consultation to chat all about your wedding day, today!

Michelle Behre is based in Northern New Jersey and specializes in romantic, timeless, and sophisticated weddings.  Her fine art photography style is the perfect blend of editorial and documentary photography. Michelle Behre Photography captures the excitement as the champagne pours to your picture-perfect bridal details. Are you engaged and planning your wedding? We accept a limited amount of weddings per year. Inquire to learn about our New Jersey Wedding Photography services and availability.

Inquire today to learn all about our New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania wedding photography services. We can assist you in photographing your romantic engagement session and your wedding day! Inquire with Michelle for availability and more details, today!

Learn all about how to plan your wedding day timeline and find inspiration for your wedding day color palette!

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Family Formals at the Coach House at the Ryland Inn captured by New Jersey Wedding Photographer, Michelle Behre!

Wedding Planning Tips: Family Formals

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Are you planning your special day and are one of your biggest items to tackle is the family formal list to hand off to your wedding day planner? Let’s begin providing a few of our go-to photography tips on family formals to ease this process at the time of your portraits from New Jersey Wedding Photographer, Michelle Behre! Below are a few wedding day family formal tips from New Jersey Wedding Photographer!

Notify family they will be photographed

If you are planning for a first look we recommend to notify your immediate family of the scheduled session time. Following extended family immediately thereafter, notify family members. As we custom build wedding day timelines we recommend to notify all parties to keep organized ahead of schedule.

Announce extended family at your ceremony

Prior to and following your ceremony, request for your officiant to notify guests and extended family they will be photographed. Apart from this, request for family to stick around moments following the ceremony.

Create a list and provide to photo team for the day of

While creating your family formal list, we recommend to start with the largest groupings first. We will then work our way down to the smaller groupings to photograph all of the possible combinations. Family can be notified to stick around with an announcement. We will work from our portrait list to capture the combinations in a speedy in efficient manner. Your family formals will move as quickly as possible in effort to get you and your family to cocktail hour!

Communicate with your photographer

We highly recommend do educate and clearly communicate with your photographer in regards to your family and their needs. Clear communication will make this process as simple as possible and as easy as possible. Does a family member/friend have an ailment such as a handicap issue? We want to take them into consideration. Do you have a few sensitive issues and groupings to create in an attempt to prevent any complications or awkward situations? Each family is unique and we want to accommodate you to the best of our abilities to make this process as easy and efficient as possible. We recommend to communicate with Michelle on these sensitive issues. We can best aid in this process to make your wedding day family formals as easy as possible.

Schedule appropriately

Have a lengthy family formal list and a first look? First, I recommend scheduling immediate family portraits prior to the ceremony. Following the ceremony, plan on photographing extended family formals during cocktail hour. If you are hosting a traditional timeline, it is essential to capture your combined wedding party, extended family formals, and work our way down to combined immediate family following the ceremony. Last but not least, bride and groom pics are scheduled thereafter. Without a doubt, I highly recommend to extend your cocktail hour by 30 minutes so you can enjoy your cocktail hour.

NEW JERSEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Have these few family formal tips assisted you and eased your mind about your busy, big family portraits on your wedding day? Do you have a huge family that you want family formals with and also want to enjoy your cocktail hour? This is your day and you can have the best of both worlds! Chat with Michelle on her go-to wedding day family formal approach and schedule your consultation to chat all about your wedding day, today!

Michelle Behre is based in Northern New Jersey and specializes in romantic, timeless, and sophisticated weddings.  Her fine art photography style is the perfect blend of editorial and documentary photography. Michelle Behre Photography captures the excitement as the champagne pours to your picture-perfect bridal details. Are you engaged and planning your wedding? We accept a limited amount of weddings per year. Inquire to learn about our New Jersey Wedding Photography services and availability.

Inquire today to learn all about our New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania wedding photography services. We can assist you in photographing your romantic engagement session and your wedding day! Inquire with Michelle for availability and more details, today!

Learn all about how to plan your wedding day timeline and find inspiration for your wedding day color palette!

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June 9, 2022

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Are you planning the wedding of your dreams and not even sure where to begin when it comes to your wedding day timeline? It’s ok! We got you. Below are a few wedding day timeline tips from New Jersey Wedding Photographer Michelle Behre to assist you as you plan your very special New Jersey Wedding!

Plan ample time for your details & beauty

Do you have a ton of beautiful details that you adore such as those unboxed Jimmy Choos and Mrs. Box that you cannot wait to have beautiful photographs of your engagement and wedding bands in? Well we cannot wait to take beautiful flat lays of them on your day! Depending on the amount of details, from invitation suites, vow books, rings, and more, we typically schedule details for 30-60 minutes pending the detail list provided. As your beauty dream team is working their magic, we complete our magic with your details. Right beside you we will be photographing your gorgeous flat lay details. As soon as your hair and makeup is complete, time to get pics of you and your girls, popping the champagne! I cannot wait!

Plan ample time for your first looks

Are you interested in a father-daughter, bride-bridesmaid, and/or bride-groom first look on your wedding day? We schedule 15-20 minutes per first look. I recommend to schedule additional time for each first look in your wedding day timeline to allow for you to soak in the moment with your besties and family prior to moving onto the next scheduled event. We don’t want you to feel as if you are rushed through each moment. Plan ample time for each event and soak it all in moments prior to you walking down the aisle.

Provide ample travel time

If you are traveling from location to location, it is crucial to at least provide an ample travel time in case of traffic delays. It is always great to have extra time padded into your timeline then to be rushed through a series of important events. It is our goal for you to enjoy your portraits and get you to your cocktail hour.

Host an extended cocktail hour

Do you have a large family and do you also want to capture extended family formals and enjoy your cocktail hour? Problem solved. Host an extended cocktail hour by adding an additional 30 minutes to your cocktail hour. If you have a list of extended family formals we recommend extending your cocktail hour to socialize with your guests.

New Jersey Wedding Photographers

Michelle Behre is based in Northern New Jersey and specializes in romantic, timeless, and sophisticated weddings.  Her fine art photography style is the perfect blend of editorial and documentary photography. Michelle Behre Photography captures the excitement as the champagne pours to your picture-perfect bridal details. Are you engaged and planning your wedding? We accept a limited amount of weddings per year. Inquire to learn about our New Jersey Wedding Photography services and availability.

Inquire today to learn all about our New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania wedding photography services. We can assist you in photographing your romantic engagement session and your wedding day! Inquire with Michelle for availability and more details, today!

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May 24, 2022

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Kathleen and Joe’s engagement session was set at several picturesque locations in the heart of Hoboken, New Jersey. Check out their engagement session captured by Hoboken Engagement Photographer Michelle Behre!

Their session was set on a beautiful spring evening in the heart of Hoboken. Thoughtfully planned beside the couple, the Hoboken engagement photographer captured this session steps away from their favorite Italian restaurants and the beautiful Hoboken waterfront overlooking the Hudson River.

Kathleen and Joe’s romantic Hoboken engagement session in Hoboken, New Jersey

From visiting the couple’s favorite restaurants to the locations where they enjoy walking their adorable pup, Kona, to the very spot Joe asked Kathleen to spend the rest of their lives together, this session commemorates their very special engagement! Congratulations, Kathleen and Joe! We cannot wait for your special day!

Hoboken Engagement Photography
Hoboken Engagement Photography

A few of our favorite locations Michelle captured at this session include Hoboken city streets and the waterfront. Aren’t these muted tones on the city buildings absolutely romantic? And the gorgeous cherry blossoms are in bloom, too! So picture-perfect! Check out a few of these locations from this couples session below!

Hoboken Engagement Photography
Hoboken Engagement Photography
Hoboken Engagement Photography
Hoboken Engagement Photography
Hoboken Engagement Photography

New Jersey Wedding Photographer, Michelle Behre cannot wait to capture their upcoming special day at The Lodge at Stone House at Stirling Ridge by Landmark Venues! Join us in ogling at their photos, check them out below!

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Hoboken Engagement Photographer
Hoboken Engagement Photographer

New Jersey Wedding Photographers

Michelle Behre is based in Northern New Jersey and specializes in romantic, timeless, and sophisticated weddings.  Her fine art photography style is the perfect blend of editorial and documentary photography capturing the excitement as the champagne pours to your picture-perfect bridal details. Are you recently engaged and planning your wedding? We accept a limited amount of weddings per year. Inquire to learn about our New Jersey Wedding Photography services and availability.

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Venue: Sorrelina, Sirenetta, Hoboken

New Jersey & Pennsylvania Wedding & Engagement Photography: Michelle Behre Photography

Kathleen and Joe discovered Michelle Behre Photography a New Jersey and Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer with a referral. The couple moved forward with New Jersey Wedding Photography services.

Inquire today to learn all about our New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania wedding photography services. Visit Hoboken to find more information about this location. We can assist you in photographing your romantic engagement session and your wedding day! Inquire with Michelle for availability and more details, today!

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May 11, 2022

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With cheerful energy, a contagious smile, and an intentional eye, award-winning New Jersey fine art wedding and portrait photographer, Michelle Behre, captures love stories to stand the test of time.

She uses her refined fine art photography skills to expertly capture the wedding day. From the excitement as the champagne pours to the picture-perfect bridal details, Michelle expertly blends fine art editorial and  documentary photography.

She confidently empowers each client who steps in front of her lens. During your time together, she illuminates your personalities, genuine compassion, and captures the joy that you and your families bring to one another in an unobtrusive fashion.

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