Monday, June 25, 2012


We are really excited and proud that we are now expanding our choices of wedding albums. Our new Platinum level albums are really a beautiful addition to the albums we offer our clients.

Our standard album (included in all of our packages) is our  PhotoPlus Album. It's printed on the highest quality digital press paper. Our Photo-Plus albums are the highest quality lay flat, non warp albums that are available. The Photo-Plus album includes a wraparound cover design,  meaning that one of the images from the wedding is used to create the album cover. There are two premium covers that we offer at an additional cost, either a leather or fabric material.

           (Below is an example of our Photo-Plus album)

Our new Platinum Series Albums are really amazing. This contemporary album features square-cut corners and silver halide photographic paper with a luster finish. Each photo is lacquer - coated for added protection. The lay-flat pages have been perfected to never warp. The cover is glove leather with a cameo insert.  The glove leather is a soft supple leather with a smooth appearance and is afford in fifteen different colors.

When your album is delivered and you open the box, the first thing you see is a passion red colored Jacquard fabric (intricately woven pattern), pillow case and wrap for a truly elegant packaging. 

This is a the sage green leather cover with a cameo insert. The bride and grooms name's would appear where JP Brandano Photography is now! The cameo insert is not a window looking into the album but a image hand printed and mounted in the insert.

                  The album is a full leather bound book.

        In this image you can see the page thickness of 1/32".

The pages have no splits which allow for a truly beautiful spread.

As of now, this album is only available as an upgrade ($250) for both the 10x10 or 12x12 size album. We know our brides and grooms are going to absolutely love the new platinum level albums. The upgrade can be purchased right up until your album goes into design mode.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


I have been a sucker for a woman on her wedding day for many years. It started about twenty-five years ago when I saw my beautiful bride walking down the aisle towards me. That moment was and remains one of the most poignant moments during the wedding day, for me! It is one of the reasons my photography path traveled from nature to wedding and event photography.

We, who photograph weddings, are really lucky. We see people on one of the happiest days of their lives. I have never seen a sad bride or groom during their wedding day. Okay, maybe during the father and daughter dance, there are some tears but even those are blended with happiness. I have the honor of being the first man to see the bride in her wedding gown on her wedding day!!  I get to see the moment her dad sees her in the gown and in some cases, witness the bride and groom see each other in private before the ceremony. 

I love our profession, I really do. I also understand the responsibility and professionalism that our vocation requires.
Here are some images of our brides, those beautiful young women, around whom the wedding day revolves.

          We always try and photograph the wedding rehearsal.

Monday, June 11, 2012


We always tell our brides and grooms that on the wedding day, the bride is the main course. The groom, well he is the condiment on that day! I say it with tongue planted in cheek, although not firmly planted in cheek!! There are all types of brides and grooms; nervous, serious, playful, tense but all of them totally in love. 

Today I'm going to concentrate on the groom. Today he is the main course!!! What better groom to highlight than Brian, the groom from a wedding we photographed a few weeks ago. Brian was a lot of fun to photograph that day and as I hope you can see from the images, he had a great sense of humor. Many times the groom and his groomsmen are not very comfortable in front of the camera but not the case with Brian. He was comfortable and seemingly relaxed the whole day.

 Here are some images of Brian taken on his wedding day. 

Here is Brian and his dad relaxing a few hours before the ceremony.

This is a great reason why the bride's dad should stay with the groom till the ceremony!! Just in case he gets a case of cold feet!!!

After awhile Brian started to get dressed. Perhaps a little nervous but not really showing signs of it!

I think it took some deep self reflectiveness and some meditation techniques but Brian calmed right down !!

              As you can see Brian was once again calm and serene!!

Who really knows what is in anyone's mind in a moment like this. Possibly thinking of what a great day it is and what a lucky guy he is??

Okay, enough fun at Brian's expense. Let's just look at the rest of his day told in a few images of ours!!

                It is a long day and a guy does get hungry !!

                               No words can do this justice!!

                       Someone want to get Brian a snack!! 

Brian is finding out early that a wife will keep you on your toes. One way or the other!!

Hey Brian, I hope you don't mind me having a little fun with you today through our images!! 

Brian (as well as Anna) were great to work with the whole day and made our job easy!! When two people are so in love and so comfortable with each other, it makes us lucky to be in a great field!! Once again thank you both !!!!! Our wish for both of you is that your life becomes all that you want it!!