Photography

Wedding photos are kind of a big deal.

They're one of the few things that will be around after the last piece of cake is eaten and your guests have gone home. We bring you ideas and advice for your wedding photos, along with lots of choices of carefully screened wedding photographers.



Black-Owned Wedding Businesses You Need To Check Out

Black-Owned Wedding Businesses You Need To Check Out

Here Comes The Guide is mainly venue-focused, but we do have an exclusive selection of Certified By The Guide vendors in certain states. The wedding vendors listed below aren't just top-notch event professionals; they’re also black-owned businesses! Hiring one of these service providers for your wedding is one simple way to make a positive impact on African American businesses, and to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. And we stand behind them 100%.


Photo-worthy: 15 Iconic Chicago Engagement and Wedding Locations

Photo-worthy: 15 Iconic Chicago Engagement and Wedding Locations

From gorgeous rooftop decks with spectacular skyline views to lush gardens and manicured parks, Chicago has no shortage of beautiful places to tie the knot. And while these venues serve as stunning backdrops for your wedding all on their own, most are also just steps away from iconic city landmarks and attractions that make for some glorious photo ops. So if having jaw-dropping engagement or day-of pix is on your “must-have” list, then you’re going to love these picture-perfect locations!


37 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

37 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

Here are 37 ways to save money on your wedding—without sacrificing style! We list our best cheap wedding ideas so you can have a champagne wedding on a beer budget.


8 Tips for a Rainy-Day Wedding

8 Tips for a Rainy-Day Wedding

Even the best laid plans can get slammed by Mother Nature, but rainy-day weddings don't have to be a bummer! We firmly believe that rain on your wedding day means good luck, and to help you embrace any possible showers, we've listed some of our best rainy-day wedding tips.


Elizabeth Messina Photography

Elizabeth Messina Photography

We confess to having a collective geeked-out gushing fan moment when the amazing, award-winning Elizabeth Messina let us use one of her photos on the front of our Southern California Here Comes The Guide, 13th edition. We've always swooned over her lush images, which have graced the covers and lavish editorial spreads of just about every wedding publication out there. Now it's our turn!


7 Wedding Day Tips You Probably Haven't Thought Of

7 Wedding Day Tips You Probably Haven't Thought Of

The guest count is finalized, you've picked up your wedding bands, and your unsigned marriage license is in your hot little hands. Yet you can't help but wonder: "Am I forgetting something?" Here are 7 wedding-day tips you probably didn't think of. From the gals who've been there, done that.


It's Complicated: Social Media and Your Wedding

It's Complicated: Social Media and Your Wedding

It goes without saying that social media is a HUGE part of everyday life. But when it comes to your own Big Day, how much is too much? We've put together a guide for perfecting the art of social media before, during, and after your wedding festivities.


Spooky-Chic: How To Have A Stylish Halloween Wedding

Spooky-Chic: How To Have A Stylish Halloween Wedding

For the scary movie-loving couple who embraces originality, a wedding that takes place on or around Halloween is the perfect way to indulge your unearthly sensibilities. But gone are the days of taking the theme so literally! Check out these ideas for hosting an elegant Halloween wedding.


19 Engagement Photo Ideas That Rock Our Socks Off

19 Engagement Photo Ideas That Rock Our Socks Off

Are you looking for unique photo ideas for your engagement session? Look no further—these couples nailed it. Here are 19 engagement photo ideas that rock our socks off.


39 Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer

39 Questions to Ask a Wedding Photographer

You've put so much time and effort into planning your wedding you'll want every special moment captured in photos. But how do you know which photographer is right for you? Whether you’re considering any of our Certified By The Guide wedding photographers or another professional, you need to do your homework. Here are the questions you should ask those photographers who've made your short list.


Wedding Photography Style Glossary

Wedding Photography Style Glossary

Though there are no standard “dictionary definitions” of photographic styles, it’s still a good idea to have an understanding of the different approaches before you interview wedding photographers. Our Wedding Photography Style Glossary will help you pinpoint the type of wedding photos you’re jonesing for.


Hiring Wedding Professionals Pays Off

Hiring Wedding Professionals Pays Off

Yes, you will save money by hiring the cheapest vendors you can find or doing things yourself. But the old adage, “You get what you pay for,” really comes into play here. Skimp on services and you could end up paying a big price anyway. We give you all the reasons hiring seasoned wedding professionals pays off, plus tips for finding the right vendors for your wedding.


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