Blink Of An Eye Photography was awarded Canada’s Best New Wedding Photographer by Wedding Industry Experts by receiving over 1,300 votes in the voting period.
As release on i-newswire.com: http://www.i-newswire.com/blink-of-an-eye-photography-wins/221415
“We would like to thank our clients, friends, colleagues and family for helping make Blink Of An Eye Wedding Photography the Best New Wedding Photographer in Canada as awarded by the Wedding Industry Experts Awards.” – Eva Mende-Gibson: Owner Blink Of An Eye Photography. For more information please go to our dedicated wedding photography site (http://photographersforwedding.ca).
- Winner: Best New Wedding Photographer – Milton
- Winner:Best New Wedding Photographer – Ontario Winner:
- Best New Wedding Photographer – Canada
About The Awards: Wedding Industry Experts – www.weddingindustryexperts.com:
The awards are an annual competition recognizing some of the most popular wedding vendors at a local, national and international level. Every participant has their own vote page that shows the category they are nominated for and a description of their business.
Blink Of An Eye Photography has been serving the Milton, Ontario and Toronto area for 5+ years. They have been rapidly growing in the community with almost 2,500 fans on Facebook. They have focused on Maternity, Baby and Families but have expanded their offering to include weddings. As part of this expanded service Blink Of An Eye has launched a dedicated wedding site to showcase their wedding portfolio. This site can be found at: photographersforwedding.ca. We are very excited to be moving in to weddings as we see it as a continuum of documenting families. From starting a family, to the growing of a family.
In addition Blink Of An Eye (blinkofaneyephoto.ca) participates in many community events to support the local area including: The Milton District Hospital Foundation, Oakville / Milton Humane Society, SNAP Milton, Indigo’s – For The love of Reading Foundation, as well as many local businesses in Milton and Oakville.
A Classic / Vintage Wedding
In a recent blog we looked at trends for 2013 and having vintage wedding photography was one of those trends. As luck would have it today we received an email from TheKnot.com on having a classic wedding. Here is a summary of some of their points.
- Your Style: Incorporate a classic style into your wedding, think Jackie O
- Venue: Select a setting that has a historic feel. Casa Loma, Dundurn Castle, Royal York Hotel or King Edward Hotels, Hart House’s Great hall, The Allan Gardens or many others.
- Your dress: Look for sophisticated ball gown and possibly tails for the guys.
- Choosing your colors: Select colours that have a vintage feel, all white, gold, silver or Tiffany blue
- Flowers and Decor: Go with a classic feel (doesn’t have to be stuffy), roses, linens, candelabras etc…
- Music: Music plays such an important role in setting the feel. Vintage wedding options include a big band or piano player. If you are going with a DJ select music that fits the period you are emulating
- Toast: champagne flutes in a classic look will ad to the overall ambiance
If you are planning a vintage wedding we will happily work with you to make sure the wedding photography reflects the vintage wedding style.
Wedding Photography – The details
In life sometimes it is the details that we forget and wish we remembered most. Your wedding and your wedding photography is no exception. When you are planning your special day don’t forget to have good pictures of all of the little details. How did your hair, nails, makeup look right after you were done. A close up of your shoes, rings still in the box. What did you flowers look like as soon as the arrived when they were at their freshest. The detail on all of the dresses. The programs, centerpieces and all of the items that you spent so much time carefully selecting.
Someday you might want to share these little things with you grand-kids ……
Blink Of An Eye – Wedding Photographer on Social Media
As part of our overall photographer community we have many properties available for our customers to engage and communicate with us. Feel free to browse any or all of our sites. Some of these properties are dedicated to weddings while others are part of our overall business. Blink Of An Eye focuses on the early years of building your relationship and family together.
- The beginning (your engagement and wedding) – Brides
- Maternity (the start of your new family) – Bellies
- Newborns (the early years) – Babies
- The first few years together (newborn, infant, toddler, pre-school)
Our online photographer community
- Wedding Photography Site (you are already here)
- Maternity, Baby, Infant Photographer site
- Blink Of An Eye Photography on Facebook
- Blink on Twitter
- Google Plus
Having a wedding on a holiday
Not sure how many people do it but we did. Would you consider having your wedding n a holiday especially if it isn’t on a weekend. As most services are much less booked on weekdays you can likely get a lot more choice and often a better deal on everything if you have your wedding on a non traditional day. For us it made sense. Many of our friends and family were coming from across the country or oversees. They were already coming for the week and with many flights and schedules it was easier to travel Saturday to Saturday so a mid week wedding actually made it easier. For local people they had the weekend to do what they wanted and we were at the end of a long weekend so it was a nice way to finish the long weekend and some people took the week off anyway. As we picked a holiday that falls on a specific day every year now we are always guaranteed to have the time together on our anniversary even when it falls on a Wednesday. From a practical perspective our venue and suppliers were all free and for many of them we were able to work out a deal.
All in all it turned out great for us and would definitely be something to consider. Maybe it will work for you.
Maternity & Baby Photographer
If you are local in Milton you may already know about Blink Of An Eyes’s Maternity, Baby and Family Photography sessions. Just in case you haven’t seen some of these pictures I thought that I would post a few of these images as a teaser. If you want to see a few more please visit our main family photography site or our facebook page. Blink of an eye really does try and capture the beginning and first years of your family.
From the Wedding > Maternity > Newborn > First Year > The first few years of your new family
We consider it a blessing to be able to capture the precious moments of some many families.
Wedding Proposal Day
I bet you didn’t know (or maybe you did) that today is National Wedding Proposal Day. Having said that December is the most popular month for proposals. In fact proposals in general are much more likely in the winter months starting around Thanks giving according to a survey by the Knot. “Christmas is considered one of four big proposal days, along with Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Thirty-nine percent of proposals occurred between November and February among 20,000 newlyweds surveyed by the popular wedding website TheKnot.com. Of those, 16 percent got engaged in December, more than any other month, according to TheKnot editor Anja Winikka.” Given this we have been looking for advice on wedding Proposals and popping the question. The Huffington post had an article today from experts on that very topic that we wanted to share highlights from:
- Make sure the proposal is personalized
- Unless she’s indicated she wants you to propose on a certain day, avoid popping the question at expected times like holidays and during vacations
- Think about everything that could go wrong with your proposal and plan accordingly
- “Make it memorable” is “kind of ‘duh,'” but it’s important
- When it’s time to propose, everything you planned to say often comes rushing out, so it’s crucial you give yourself a moment to pause and take it all in
- Listen to the signals your partner is already giving you about how she’d like you to pop the question
- Cautioned men against “bamboozling” their girlfriends instead of simply surprising them
- You want to be able to remember your proposal, so don’t forget to ask a wedding photographer to snap some photos
Harbour wedding photography
While we are on vacation in South Carolina we have been exploring an area on one end of the island called Sea Pines. It is a beautiful part of the island and has many distinct areas to walk through. Once of the most famous parts is the lighthouse and marina at Harbour Town. If you are a fan of golf you may recognize this famous lighthouse. The PGA event on Hilton Head (RBC Heritage) often shows the lighthouse in many of its images.
Living where we do in southern Ontario we are blessed to be near the lake. Capturing these images reminds me of my wedding. Our wedding was at the Oakville yacht club overlooking the marina and harbour. The setting was magnificent as we were married on a wonderful summer day. We shouldn’t forget that there are so many great places to use for wedding photography along the lake from Mississauga to Oakville to Burlington and Niagara.
Places at the lake in Oakville for Wedding Photography:
- Gairloch Gardens
- Oakville Harbour
- Bronte Harbour
- Erchless Estate
Some Mississauga wedding photography locations
- Adamson Estate
- Benares Historic House
- Bradley Museum
- Leslie Log House
- Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens
- Richard’s Memorial Park
Don’t forget that in many areas (Oakville and Mississauga included) you do need to apply and pay for permits to use them for wedding photography.
Photographers view of Savannah
I love taking pictures of old cities, the architecture, history and detail n the photographs are always wonderful. I always imagined as a photographer that it would be one of my favorite venues for wedding. While we have been vacationing in South Carolina we spent the day in Savannah, Georgia. If I ever had an opportunity it would make a great backdrop for wedding photography. They have “squares” throughout the old city filled with fountains, massive old trees, status and other relics of the old south. Many of the historical buildings or the waterfront would also create a beautiful frame for any wedding party.
The horse drawn carriages, flowing gowns, paddle boat cruise of the summer evening, the smells of southern food filling the air would truly create a day out of Gone With The Wind. Below is just a few pictures from our day.
We’ve passed by this little nook for years coming down to the island. Today we finally made a point of stopping the car and ventured in. There was such a treasure of vintage decor and antique finds here! I was in absolute heaven 🙂 I’m heading back before we leave to bring back a few new “additions” to our home 🙂 — in Hilton Head Island, SC.
The building has a very unique and historical background. This 1873 church building nestled on the nursery property at The Greenery is a delight for history buffs and for shoppers. In 1973, Ruthie and Berry Edwards saw a quaint little church for sale, right next to the brand new Bethlehem Baptist Church. The building had a ‘For Sale’ sign, so the Edward’s purchased it for $600 and barged the old church to Hilton Head, where it now sits. Click here to check out more of its history.