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”

From Where I Stand

I enjoy capturing moments in time – moments to remember, moments no one might notice, moments that tell a story. From where I stand, behind the lens, I find many special moments to capture. This is why I enjoy photography and documenting what I see. During a family session, you might be frustrated by yourContinue reading “From Where I Stand”

Opposites Attract

Hi! This week’s blog topic is Opposites Attract. As I was thinking of ideas and how to relate the topic to photography, I looked up “opposites attract” in the google machine. And guess what came up as the first thing? ……. no guesses? Ok, I’ll tel you! Paula Abdul’s Opposites Attract music video!! It wasContinue reading “Opposites Attract”