Before I met Ashley and Reid, Joe with Bella Collina mentioned that he thought we would get along. I’m not sure if he knew of our shared interest with Harry Potter, or if he thought our personalities were similar , but he was right either way! Ashley and Reid’s wedding was beautiful and unique in […]

Ashley and Reid got married

Once the wedding is over, the only thing you have left are your photographs. And the number one regret from couples is not investing more money in a photographer. Below, are some reasons why you should hire a professional instead of a hobbyist. Knowledge: Professionals have experience in posing, angles, and lighting. And they know how to achieve the shot FAST! Instead […]

What Separates A Pro Photographer From A Hobbyist

Each photographer has their own unique style, which you can see in their portfolio. Before you choose a photographer, consider the type of style you prefer first.  Types of styles and what the photographer will be doing to capture those moments:– Traditional: Classic and posed, this style requires the photographer to get involved in directing and posing. – […]

Different Styles of Photography

Meet Kady, David, and their adorable little boy as they elope at Bakery 1818. Venue: Bakery1818 https://bakery1818.comPhotographer: Maria Sollecito Photography http://www.www.mariasollecito.comHair and Makeup: Kristina Overton https://www.kristinaoverton.comCake: Bake Me Happy

Kady and David have an elopement

Photographer: Maria Sollecito Dress: Songbirds Bridal, Formal & Consignments Hair & Makeup: Jade Griffin Suit: Black Tie Formals Flowers: Daly Floral Designs Models: April Whiting & Rayshawn Parker Venue: Proximity Hotel Planner: Byrd Nest Events and Design LLC Stationary & Signage: Branded by Bernel Hors d’oeuvres: Triton Catering & Creations, LLC  

Stylized Shoot at Proximity

Taking a deep breath, he dropped to one knee. Her back was turned; she was checking the chicken. He cleared his throat and she turned. He started his well-rehearsed speech, but before he could get a couple sentences out, she interrupted him. “Can I say yes now?” A huge grin spread across his face. He jumped […]

Royal Wedding

“Everything happens for a reason” I had planned this shoot for months. I talked with the ladies at Southern Bride about my vision and they helped select the dress and tux that would best fit the style I was going for. I had scheduled with Bella Collina my time slot and I had created a roadmap of how best to use my […]

High Fashion Stylized Bridal Shoot

Congratulations! You’re getting married! You have the date and the venue all lined up, now your next step is choosing a photographer. You chose a few, based on their style and portfolio, but how do pick the right one for your special day? Engagement sessions are so important in this aspect. The photographer is able to get to know […]

Preparing for your Engagement Shoot

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer   Choosing a photographer requires a lot of research. After all, they are there to capture all of the details and special moments of your big day.  However, it is not an easy task. Unlike the other vendors (flowers, music, menu) where you can rely on your senses to […]

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer