Advice from Rock Island Lake Club Wedding Photographer NJ

Updated: Jan 7

Planning your wedding and working on finding a photographer to make your big day complete? We've got you covered! This week, we're featuring one of our NJ wedding photographers, Anthony Ziccardi Studios. AZS has been a part of the Rock Island Lake Club family since we first opened in 2014, and has been providing our couples with breathtaking photos of memories that will last them a lifetime. Each year, we review our vendor list ensuring that we refer the best, most passionate, and extremely talented photographers for our couples. Although you don't have to choose a photographer from our list, it is a great place to start! Owner of this well-known NJ wedding photography company, Anthony Ziccardi shares his tips for engaged couples searching for a photographer, as well as day-of advice.

1. Know your sunset. This will help plan your timing, especially for winter weddings.

Knowing when the sunset is will help you create a photo timeline for the day. If you are having your ceremony at sunset, then you should be done with portraits about an hour before then. Your photographer will help you with the timeline and keep you on track for the day.

2. Don't look at the weather weeks before your wedding, all this will do is stress you out.

The weather is constantly changing, and unfortunately it's something that you can't change!

3. Check the weather a day before your wedding. If rain is inevitable, buy a pair of cute rain boots and an umbrella. The rain makes for super cool and romantic photos. Again, you can't change the weather, so embrace it!

4. Don't get obsessed with Pinterest.

Let your photographers use their creativity to create your own Pinterest dream. Trying to copy a moment that happened with different people, in a different location, with different lighting, and different photographers is just distracting from having unique photos of your own. Check out Rock Island Lake Club's Pinterest page for AZS photos at Rock Island!

5. Don't skimp on photos and videos.

After the day is over and the guests are all gone, all you have left are the photos and videos. Make sure you choose an established studio with a solid reputation to capture this important event. There are no do overs.

Save these tips when searching for a photographer. Anthony Ziccardi and his team photographed 18 weddings at our lakeside wedding venue, Rock Island Lake Club this season, and we are looking forward to having them back for more weddings in 2020!

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