Easton’s Own Geoff Bernstein Photography Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016


     Easton – Tuesday January 6, 2016} – WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Geoff Bernstein Photography as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Wedding/Photobooth Photography in Easton, MD!
     The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. 
     While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Geoff Bernstein Photography. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
     “We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as Geoff Bernstein Photography who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”
     As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Geoff Bernstein Photography is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.
     Geoff Bernstein Photography is proud to be one of the top Wedding/Photobooth Photography in Easton, MD in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.
     For more information about Geoff Bernstein Photography, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/geoff-bernstein-photography-easton/3c0b086326972a76.html.
     To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.
About WeddingWire, Inc.
     WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

Avoid the Wedding Craziness: Tips to help create a stress free wedding day

So many people tell me weddings are so crazy.  I respond with "not the ones I photograph." One thing I have noticed over the years of shooting is organization/communication is key.  

One major craziness adding factor is when no one knows the schedule, portrait list or key details except for the bride.  You can be a bride with everything super organized but if your the only one that knows the information than things can and will get crazy.  No one really wants to be the person who messes up a wedding so many times your key people will constantly ask you for times, details or key information about the day.  Below are a few key things I have my clients do to make their day super stress free!

  • Have a well drawn out timeline for everyone.  Everyone usually knows the photographer and DJ needs a timeline because we are professionals and we ask for or create them. But how about the timeline for your bridal party.  The timeline I create and share with my clients includes everything so it is something they can copy/print and share with their key people of their special day.
  • Family portrait lists (formal portraits)- just the word family can start to stress people out. This is one place we strive to ROCK! We have our bride/grooms create their lists not with generic names like grandpa, mom and dad. Lets face it you may know those people but we don't.  We have clients create lists with actual names which sounds so simple and it is but many people don't understand why that is so important.  Having a real name allows us to use the list and just read from it. That means you don't have to think about it! Anytime we can get you to not think on your wedding day, that is one less thing for you not stress about.  Also creating this list early gives you time to pass it along to mom and dad.  They can "approve" it so you don't have to hear the phrase "You forgot the picture of you and Uncle Steve"  Having your parents look over it days before puts some onus on them as well.  CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE A KILLER FAMILY PORTRAIT LIST!

Creating the best formal picture list for your wedding

Creating a formal picture list (or shot list) for you, your photographer or people in those images can be quite hard.  We have created a short 2 min video to give you a few tips to help you create that list.   

This list can help release you from thinking about what pictures you want and have already taken during the formal photos.  Any time you can help you to not think will make your wedding day much more stress free.  

Here is a quick break down of how you create this list:

  1. Each line is each image
  2. List EVERY person that is suppose to be in the image on EACH line
  3. Include both sides of families
  4. Don’t go to far into extended family (remember these pictures are usually cutting into your creatives with your bridal party and bride/groom.
  5. Make sure to include pictures of you and your family ALSO you, your bride/groom and family
  6. Include a time/directions for everyone to follow
  7. Include "DONE WITH********" to allow people to know when they are allowed to leave.  This helps with them leaving before they are done OR waiting thinking they are still needed.
  8. Send your list to both families to have them look over and "sign off" This helps eliminate the "what about Aunt Sally" the day of the pictures


Again, these are to allow you to not think during your wedding day