Style Me Pretty Destination Welcomes Our Advertisers!
August 20, 2011
Hello and a happy weekend to you, SMPers!  It's another lovely Saturday morning and, if you can believe it, it's about to get even lovelier!  Yes, that's right.  Today is the day that I have the distinct privilege of introducing you to some of our oh-so-fabulous advertisers here on Style Me Pretty Destination Weddings!  It's our advertisers that help us keep the pretty flowing week after week and to say we love them would be an understatement.  And I know you'll feel the same way we do, because each and every one is absolutely amazing!  So put your hands together for the newest members of our SMP family, Joann Arruda Photography, Devlin Photos and Melani Lust Photography!

Joann Arruda Photography

From Joann Arruda Photography... Joann's photography evokes a feeling of pure romance and emotion.  She has a natural talent to blend into the celebration while she works and moves around in an unobtrusive way, while capturing the spontaneous moments that make your wedding day your own.  Some clients say that taking photos was their favorite part of the day.  Think fresh, romantic, and classic.

Born and raised in New England, settled in Seattle, Joann lives with her boyfriend Tim and her loving cat Daisy, when she's not off traveling and taking pictures.

If you book now through December 31st, 2011 you will receive a complimentary 11x14 fine art print.

Devlin Photos

From Devlin Photos... Lisa Devlin spent 10 years as a music industry photographer and has been shooting weddings since 2000.  She won the British Journal of Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year.  Lisa is all about connecting with the clients and the creative process being a collaboration between the two of them.

Melanie Lust

From Melani Lust Photography... Melani Lust won "Best Wedding Photographer 2011," for the second year in a row, from the readers of the Moffly Magazine Publishing group (Westport Magazine, Stamford Magazine, athome Magazine, Darien Magazine) in their "Best of the Gold Coast" issue.

Melani's advice to Brides: Please allow the photographer at least two hours to do your creatives and formals. High quality photography takes time, they are not just snapshots, and we need to make sure the lighting and composition are perfect and complimentary for you. Getting dressed on your wedding day will take longer than on any day in your life and you need to add at least 20 minutes on to your estimate, as adjustments to the sash, veil, buttoning, etc. will take up more time than you think and often need to be redone. Always be in constant contact with your photographer, updating them with your preferences and always make sure to review and refine the timeline at least a few months in advance, your photographer will help you make sure that there is enough time during the wedding day to create gorgeous photos for you. Most importantly, trust your photographer. If you have hired a high quality photographer based upon their complete portfolio, listen to them and let them give you direction, they know which angles work best for you and they will know how to prompt and direct you together to make sure that your photography is full of beauty, energy and emotion.

Gorgeous images, no?!?  Swoon.  Please be sure to stop by each of their websites and say a friendly SMP hello to each of them! (And take in all of the lovely!)  Welcome to the family Joann Arruda Photography, Devlin Photos and Melani Lust Photography!  We are so happy to have you!