Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bride's Choice Award 2011

Connecticut – January 26th 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Andrea Marano Professional Makeup Artistry has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Makeup Services!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Andrea Marano Professional Makeup Artistry stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Andrea Marano Professional Makeup Artistry for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Andrea Marano Professional Makeup Artistry is among the very best Makeup Artistry within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vendor Spotlight!!!!

"Photography With A Story"

In my time spent as a Makeup Artist, I have had the pleasure of crossing the paths of numerous talented & creative professionals. From Florists to Photographers, Wedding Planners to Videographers you name it and we have crossed paths. Whether it is a sampling of their work or maybe we meet them face to face. I love this job for many reasons but one reason is all the fabulous people I meet along the way!

I am absolutely delighted to introduce to you Hanlon Photography! Having met last year, I have had the pleasure of working with Hanlon Photography on several weddings. Her photojournalism style is only one of the things that appealed me to her work! Hanlon's pictures have captured the reactions of each couples, memories that will tell of a love story for years to come. A moment captured in time!

"Relaxed Portraits" also were something I found very appealing. When it came time to shoot the portrait session with the wedding party everything was captured! From classic & elegant photos to a variety of some that are more laid back, letting everyone's individual personalities shine through. Hanlon Photography's unique style puts the wedding party at ease in a relaxed atmosphere where they are encouraged to be themselves and have fun!

Angela Hanlon is the mastermind behind Hanlon Photography. One of the other things that stood out to me and I loved was her relaxed personal style. As opposed to being so aware the photographer was on the scene working Angela captured the important moments without taking away any attention from the bride and her beautiful day. On occasion I have witnessed that the process of taking the pictures become so apparent that it ALL becomes about the "shots" and you are very aware of the photographers presence. With Angela this was certainly not the case. While the pictures are a HUGE part of the day the process of taking the pictures should not take the focus off the bride.

Angela has been in the field several years now. Her photographic talent has led her to do work on photo shoots with children, maternity, family and weddings. Angela of Hanlon Photography likes to set herself apart by offering all the photos to her clients, not just the "finished" ones as she believes it would otherwise be, "Holding the clients photos hostage". Instead you would receive a complete set of photos because as Angela puts it, "They should have everything!!!"

The base package offered includes an engagement shoot, full day coverage of the wedding, all the photos on C.D., an engagement guest book, and small personalized cards for the tables. All wedding albums are offered a la cart so it is up to the clients if they would like one. Angela believes it is important to offer the option of a Second Shooter for special events to ensure no precious memories are left unseen.

It is with pleasure that I highly recommend Angela of Hanlon Photography for all your photographic needs!!

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