Why I love….

Capturing Special Moments at Weddings Oh how I love capturing candid special moments at weddings. From the bride to the groom and everyone in between my camera is always at the ready. Some of my favorite images have been while I was just snapping away during the pre-wedding festivities, during the wedding, or during theContinue reading “Why I love….”

Q&A with Gretchen

Hey there! This week’s blog circle is all about Q&A! I’ll answer a frequently asked question about choosing one of GCiccone Photography’s wedding packages. Before we jump to the packages, first question – who is the girl behind the lens? I’m Gretchen Decker! Photographer and storyteller of GCiccone Photography. I specialize in the cinematic storytellingContinue reading “Q&A with Gretchen”

Looking ahead in 2022

Happy New Year! Hey there! Happy 2022! I’m Gretchen, photographer and owner of GCiccone Photography. GCiccone Photography will celebrate it’s second birthday in 2022 and I’m excited to continue to grow as a business owner, enhance my photography skills, and capture all of your special moments. This week’s blog circle is all about looking aheadContinue reading “Looking ahead in 2022”

Album Photos: Making the Selection

One of my favorite ways to treasure the moments captured during your wedding or special event is to showcase them in an album. Albums allow you to relive the story of your very special day. You will have a plethora of photos of all the magical moments of your event, but how do you chooseContinue reading “Album Photos: Making the Selection”

Forever Young Session: Vintage Couch

When you think about props in a photo session, you might think about holiday decorations or a cute lemonade stand set-up but what about a vintage couch? Using props in a photo session doesn’t have to get complicated, it can as simple as a .. vintage couch! In my blog post called Imagination, I talkedContinue reading “Forever Young Session: Vintage Couch”

Deciding to hire a Wedding Photographer: 3 things no one tells you

Hi there! This week’s blog is about selecting a wedding photographer. Last year I decided I wanted to photograph small, intimate weddings. These small, intimate weddings can be an elopement at the courthouse, a backyard ceremony with close family and friends, or a more traditional wedding with a smaller guest list. I wanted to makeContinue reading “Deciding to hire a Wedding Photographer: 3 things no one tells you”

Session Prep Tips

One of my favorite pre-wedding activities is learning about all the details of the wedding – from the dress to the special guests. I always talk to my brides about their timelines. I will ask questions about the time of the ceremony, time of dinner, pre-ceremony activities. I even offer to help develop and manageContinue reading “Session Prep Tips”

A Day in the Life

Hi there! For those that are reading my blog for the first time, welcome! For those that are long time followers, welcome back! I’m Gretchen Ciccone, owner of GCiccone Photography. One year ago I officially announced that I was starting a photography business. GCiccone Photography focuses on small, intimate weddings, anniversary sessions, and Forever YoungContinue reading “A Day in the Life”

Creative Ways to Display Photos

How do you display your photos? DO you display your photos – or do they just live in your phone or computer? In a previous post, I talked about why I think it is important that we print our photos. Check it out here: Prints Today, we are going to talk about creative ways toContinue reading “Creative Ways to Display Photos”

Capturing Details with Flat Lay Images

One thing that I always make sure to do when photographing a wedding is to capture all the intricate details. One method of capturing these details is to use flat lays. Flat lays are photographs of items arranged on a flat surface and the picture is taken from above. This a great way to showcaseContinue reading “Capturing Details with Flat Lay Images”