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    My name is John Davydov and I am a wedding photographer based in New York City that is available to travel worldwide. Photography In Style was created for brides who want to laugh, play, and shine on their wedding day.

    As a visual story teller, my love for the art has provided me with the opportunities to travel on assignments to Italy, Israel, Switzerland and Ukraine. My extensive experience in documentary, advertising, sports, portraiture and fashion has sharpened my skills and helps me capture your true emotions when saying “I do”.

    My laid-back personality puts the couples in the driver’s seat when it comes to their wedding day. My warm, energetic, yet unobtrusive personal style makes the photography a fun memorable part of their very special day. So take a look around and remember to laugh, play, and shine today.

NYCityWeddings.com Interview With Photography In Style

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What type of services do you offer

We are a professional photography studio that provides creative, artistic and contemporary pictures. We are available to travel worldwide.

What are some of the hottest trends you are seeing for upcoming seasons

In the upcoming season we are seeing a lot of brides that are concentrating on details; from fashion, to trash the dress, brides are looking to be more personal about their wedding day.

What are some “tricks” for families that want to get great photos

We definitely try to be organized as much as possible. We sit down make a timeline of the whole wedding with the bride and groom. In addition, we provide a family sheet for the day of the wedding, this way we don’t miss anybody when it comes to family pictures. After the wedding is over we take all the pictures and post it to our web-site where friends and family could see or buy.

Tell us about the types of packages, if any, that you offer

We really try to work with the brides and grooms when it comes to packages. In our package we offer “A day in the life of sessions” , where we go out and just spend time taking pictures of where the couple first met. We also offer many different types of handmade Italian albums for the wedding and engagements.

What’s your turnaround time

And, when can clients expect to get their photos after the shoot

The turnaround time for any event is usually two weeks. During that time we take each image and place our signature style and mark so that every image is better than the other. From color to blemishes removal to black and whites we really try to give and present the best product day in and day out.

How many pictures do you generally take in a standard package/shoot

We do not count how many pictures we take. We feel if there is something going on than that deserves a picture worth capturing we take it.

Do you offer families the option of adding “must have” photos to your work

We encourage our customers to bring in different magazines or pictures that they might want, this way it give us an understanding of what the client wants. Sometimes the brides have a check list of the type of shots to take and in that case we try to accommodate them as best as we could.

From where do you draw or get your inspiration

We get our inspiration from listing to a lot of music and watching beautiful movies that tell amazing stories. For us the inspiration of the couple coming together to celebrate their love is amazing. It is the moment where two people look into each other’s eyes before saying I do that just blows us away.

How about engagement photos and packages

In our pages we offer engagement photos as way for our clients to get more relaxed in front of the camera and a way to get to know us better.

What are some of the best locations for photos

The best location for the shoot has to be the city. The city is filled with many different people, different cultures, lights and best of all it is just a big playground to shoot in.

What are some of the unique and specialty features you offer

We give all brides and grooms two free comedy tickets so they could take their mind off planning and have a night on the town on us before the big day.

How can you make a couple’s photos really stand out

We add our personal signature and style to every photo when it comes to post production. We encourage our clients to just have fun and leave all the worrying to the professionals.


Stay Connected to Friends & Family with a Blog

If birthdays, graduations, vacations, Fathers’ Day, outdoor concerts, street fairs, or teaching your kids to swim are filling up your summer calendar, you’re likely to share your experiences with close friends and family members afterward. Maybe you’ll post your photos on a secure website, send a few of your favorite images by email, or send a few prints to select friends or family. But how would you like to be able to share your thoughts about the day, in addition to your photos—or anything else on your mind? If so, a friends & family blog may prove a welcome addition to your life.

I recently spoke with wedding photojournalist and portrait photographer John Davydov (www.PhotographyInStyle.com), based on Long Island, New York, whose clients primarily are in the New York metropolitan area although he occasionally travels internationally, covering events in Italy, Israel, and Switzerland. A professional photographer for eight years, John has discovered the fun and joy of blogging for personal use, not just as a business practice.

“With a friends & family blog, you can share big and small moments in your life through pictures and words—from camping to your child’s first class play, learning to drive or your teen’s trip to college, your favorite recipes or digital scrapbooking tips. It’s a great way to stay connected with those who mean the most to you, and it’s more interactive than a journal,” John explains.

Before you enter the blogosphere, read John’s tips for getting started and keeping it fun.

1.How to get started. Among the easiest ways to start is to subscribe to Blogger.com from Google. “Blogger.com is a great way to connect with people and share your thoughts,” says John. “It is absolutely free and all it takes is a simple email account from Google.”

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2.Set up is simple. It only takes a few minutes to set up and customize a family blog on Blogger.com. “The set-up process lets you set your theme, styles, fonts, and backgrounds,” says John. “For a more professional look, it allows you to set your own html code. If you’re not interested in dealing with code, don’t bother. And there’s help on the other end if you need it.”

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3. Collect email addresses. You’ll want to collect your friends’ and family members’ email addresses so you can send them updates of your blog every time you make a new post. “Eventually, this will lead to people talking about you and your family and tuning in everyday to see recent events and blogs,” says John. “Encourage your family and friends to set blogs too, so they can share their life’s story with you.”

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4. Build a community. By bogging, you can create an online journal of your life and family. “For example, whether you’re celebrating the birth of your first born or a future rock star learning to play his first guitar, posting comments and images can lead to many conversations with family and friends,” says John. “It is different from websites that only allow you to upload images and send a link to people via email. With a blog, you can build a community where people can comment, rate your photos, start related conversations, or more.”

5. Build a family tree. Blogging allows you to create a family tree and open a new window to people’s lives. “The great feature that Blogger.com provides is its unique chronology of different posts and events,” says John. “From the dated journal you and your family have created, you may want to make and mail photo books as gifts at the end of every year.”

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6. Involve your children. Blogging is an enjoyable, worthwhile activity, especially with your children, no matter what their ages or interests. “Blogging can actually enhance a child’s education and curiosity,” says John. “With Blogger.com, kids can post their school projects, write about their day, and connect with friends from school. It can improve a child’s ability to write more often and more creatively, and to succeed in school. Because it is so simple, parents can make writing fun by turning it into this very cool, totally acceptable Internet activity.”

7. Be yourself. A friends & family blog is most valuable when all parties share experiences and real opinions and feelings. Don’t feel you have to use fancy language or pretend to be someone you’re not. “Keep it real,” says John. “Write about things that make you and your family happy or that are important to you. Have fun and write from the heart.”

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8. A word to the wise. Blogs can be read all over the world due to a service known as RSS, which sends updates from one website to thousands of others worldwide. “So while you are enjoying the ease and simplicity of staying connected, think twice before you say something you don’t want others to know about. Nothing travels faster than information on the Internet,” says John.

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Alice B. Miller is the owner of Plum Communications Inc. (www.plumcomm.com), a Long Island, NY-based editorial services and marketing communications company that supports the photo industry. Editor of Studio Photography magazine, 2000-2007, Alice has a growing clientele that includes photographers, manufacturers, publications, and associations. She is the director of public relations for the International Photographic Council and an advisory board member of NyghtFalcon photography studios.


Five Ways to have fun while planning your wedding!

Wedding planning is fun but lets face it, at times all the little details can become stressful. So for our second bridal tip, I decided to switch it up and get some advice from an unexpected yet knowledgeable source. These are often the people on the outside looking in on our wedding day-the vendors. They’ve seen it all and heard it all, they are there from the moment you book them until the last song is played at your reception, capturing the emotion of each moment. This person is the photographer and since, this vendor is usually in on all of the details, what better person to seek advice from? It’s what I like to call the “Vendors Perspective.” So when looking for advice I turned to seasoned professional photographer, John Davydov of Photography In Style, in New York. So here it is Brides, straight from the vendors’ mouth.

“Everyone knows that the wedding day should be special, with family and friends gathered to help you celebrate, the ceremony reflecting your love and the reception providing a perfect happy ending” says John. Before the actual wedding day couples spend mouths or even years planning for the wedding of their dreams; that is personalized and unique. The list of planning could be endless, from the brides dress to tuxedos, flowers, photography, video, reception and so on. In general, couples tend to forget how to have fun. Every waking conversation tends to be about the wedding that could lead to many arguments and stress. With this in mind here is John’s list:

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1) Going to a comedy club:
When talking to photographer John Davydov from Photography In Style, he says “it’s important that his clients are relaxed. Getting the bride and groom relaxed is the biggest thing that photographers struggle with. Some photographers are good with telling jokes for other is might be a little difficult. With that being said, we give all brides and grooms two free comedy tickets so they could take their mind off planning and have a night on the town on us.”

2) Find little things that make you happy:
Think of ways to incorporate the special things that you share or shared in the past. Something that makes the two of you laugh, even if you two are the only ones that get it! Spending time together and remembering every little moment of how you guys first got introduced or met.

3) Couples Spa
Couples massage is one of the hottest services at the spa. Two people are massaged in the same room, at the same time. It’s a perfect way to relax and rejuvenate when the stress of wedding planning is taking its toll.

4) Girl’s night out or Boy’s night out
Giving each other space and time to miss each other and getting your mind off of planning. This is also a great way to connect with your friends who are participating in the wedding and see what they are up to.

5) Foot Detox Therapy
Now I know your probably thinking is this some type of joke, but John is actually quite serious. Foot Detox therapy removes the body’s toxins by generating a mix of positive and negative ions. These ions attach themselves to impurities that are oppositely charged eliminating them through the reflex points of the feet by the way of osmosis. After a series of treatments the results are generally a sense of heightened well being and energy enhancement making for a happier bride, groom, and photographer.

I hope these tips come in handy for you future brides and grooms to be. Remember that when all is said and done, your wedding day is about uniting and coming together. So when you feel yourselves getting stressed out take a breather and remember these tips!!!

To learn more about John and his photography visit him online at  www.photographyinstyle.com


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