Before You Say I Do

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

{Vendor Showcase} Trisha Millier Photography


Please give us an overview of your business:
Trisha Millier Photography specializes in natural light photography, weddings, events, and location portraiture in New York, New England, & worldwide. I offer a host of finishing services including album design, custom printing, and online wedding galleries and I work with a wide range of eco-friendly vendors too!

How long have you been in business?
As of this year, I have been photographing weddings and events for over a decade.

What is your favorite thing about what you do?
I truly love every aspect of what I do, but Iʼd say one of the best parts of the job is connecting with couples and hearing about how they met. Each story is so unique! Itʼs also such a privilege to share in a couple’s special stolen moments and immortalize them in images.

If you weren’t a photographer what would you be doing for a living?
In another life I would have perhaps been a writer, an abstract painter, or a play actor….. with a camera ;-)

When you are not taking photos you can be found......
Hanging out with family and friends or planning the next vacation. I really value time spent with loved ones and I love exploring different places and learning about other cultures.

What or who inspires you?
Love. Strength. The human condition. I am inspired by everything around me. My family, my friends, travel, music, books, and art all find their way into my work. They all impact how I see people and things through my lens or how I approach photographing certain moments.

Do you have any funny wedding stories to share with us?
Oh boy, too many! I will say that if you ever opt to have a dog in a wedding ceremony, be sure the pooch is on board with the plan! I remember one event where a wily & leash-less tuxedo-clad Shepherd was to be the ring bearer at a ceremony held on the beach. He thought he was there for a free-style swim and launched into the ocean, rings and all! Luckily the dog and the rings were rescued by the Best Man… a part-time lifeguard.

Do you have any advice for couples planning their wedding?
Start planning early. It is not uncommon for wedding venues and vendors to book a year in advance or more. Selecting your photographers, caterers, DJs, etc. can sometimes be daunting but donʼt be afraid to ask questions! It is important to choose someone whom you connect with and feel will do the best job bringing your wedding day vision to life. Donʼt lose sight of what all the planning is for. Remember that your wedding is your union and a celebration of your love. And above all, donʼt forget to relax on The Big Day!

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I am a huge fan of the unusual, the funky, and the quirky & I love getting emails about not-so-common photography requests, so please donʼt hesitate to ask!

Phone: 518.683.4999

Location: Ballston Spa, NY


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Virtually Try On Wedding Dresses and More!

. has spent the past 6 months working on a virtual bridal salon and virtual beauty salon that allows the bride and bridesmaids to "try on" and narrow down their selections before even stepping in to a bridal shop or beauty salon. This cool new feature was just released today on their website. It is really simple all you have to do is is upload a head shot and full body shot of yourself and then you can have fun expirementing with all of the different looks.


The beauty salon even provides you with a shoppping list of the products you convenient! To get started on yours click here and have fun!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Sweetest Little Man

I had to share this adorable photo my little man Johnny being perfectly content spending some time in the sun at the park after a few rainy days have kept him indoors. It doesn't get much better than this! I am so thankful to be able to share these simple little moments with him.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Betsey Johnson {Too Too}

The hot pink lipstick wearing, cartwheel turning Betsey Johnson celebrated her 69th birthday by unveiling her newest fragrance TOO TOO.
The perfume is a blend of sweet passion fruit, mandarin, ginger, strawberry leaves, jasmine, patchouli and sandalwood and will be released exclusively at Sephora in October 2011. Price range is $42-$82,the bottle is absolutely adorable and would make an awesome gift for a bachelorette party, bridesmaid or just because. I know I will be picking up my cute little bottle in October!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Kiss Me, Kate

The official wedding photos of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince will be featured in this September's Vogue which hits stands on August 23, 2011. I had to share these gorgeous photos from Vogue that were captured by the super talented Mario Testino. How gorgeous is her vintage wedding gown designed by John Galliano? You can read the full article titled Kiss Me, Kate and see more photos here. Enjoy!  


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DIY- Bridal Party Survival Kit

Here's a cute and thoughtful idea for your bridesmaids, a Wedding Day Survival Kit. Stocked with shout wipes, chapstick, bandaids, mints and what ever else you choose to place in these adorable packages. The ladies over at 100 Layer Cake created a FREE template that you can use. Click here to get yours. Enjoy!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fabulous Etsy Find

I absolutely LOVE Etsy. If you do not know what Etsy is or you have not visited their website you are missing out! I recommend you do so immediately. Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. These items cover a wide range including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, bath & beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks and toys.
I find my self browsing for hours on end looking at all of the great items that these truly talented individuals make by hand.

While browsing last week these amazing hand crafted Tiffany & Co. tags with Swarvoski Crystal accents caught me eye.

How cute are these?? These lovely tags are made by Kim at  If I Were Cards. These could be used for so many things....thank you cards, bridal shower cards or favor tags for a Tiffany & Co. inspired wedding.

What better way to ask your nearest and dearest to be part of your wedding party than with the card below?

These are just a few things that If We Were Cards feature in their shop. If you are planning a wedding or event or just want to let someone know that you are thinking of them make sure you check out If I Were Cards at Etsy.

To see more ok Kim's gorgeous work please click on the photo below to access her on line store.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wedding Day Coordination Contest


Bellissimo Weddings & Events is holding our Wedding Day Coordination Contest. One lucky couple will win our Piccoli Package (month of coordination). You can view all of the deatils by visiting our website at click on the WW Contest tab. Good luck!!!


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