Coney Island Couple Shoot by Arkady Sandoval

One of Brooklyn’s most nostalgic places to photograph is Coney Island. Coney is always a popular destination with tourists, and one of my personal favorite places to shoot. It makes for a great place to photograph couples and engagements.

I spent one very very chilly Saturday afternoon with Tatiana & Darrell, who were celebrating 3 happy years together. We bundled up and headed out to the beach, so we could get some creative and candid shots for their anniversary. They were real troopers with the chilly temperature, and had fun all the while. Please take a look at the photos below.

If you would like to take some candid and creative photos at Coney Island or any other personal special place, please get in touch with me!

Why you want a Wedding Planner! by Arkady Sandoval

Wedding tip #1 


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Welcome to my first post! I hope to continue to add helpful tips here for couples planning a wedding. Now you may be wondering why I chose to write my first tip about the need of a wedding planner. Well the answer to that is simple, you need one! Wedding planners are a major help. They will make your wedding day so much smoother! 

How so? 

  1. Wedding planners WANT to help you with your vision for your special day. It’s what they do. They will keep you on track as you plan your day and will keep you organized. It’s always great to have someone to bounce ideas off of and help you find what you’re looking for.
  2. Many people don’t want to spend money on a wedding planner, they think it will put them over budget. Well consider this, wedding planners are a wonderful resource in finding affordable wedding vendors. They also know the right questions to ask, so as to get the best price for you. In the end you’ll be able to stick to budget and most importantly save money!
  3. On the day of the wedding things may not go as exactly as planned (i.e inclement weather, no electricity at the reception venue, missing Best man, etc…), your wedding planner will have your back! So instead of everyone running up to you and your better half asking “what do you want do?” Your wedding planner will be able to deal with the unexpected and keep your day on track.

For those with a limited budget here is another option to consider. Ask a trusted friend to be a point person. They can help with organizing and diffusing any issues that arise the day of your wedding. They will feel honored that you think highly of them and you trust them with such a great task.

Final thought, in the end you want to enjoy the most important day of your life with your family and friends. Having a wedding planner will help accomplish that.