Hi there, I'm Angelica!
I'm a wedding/elopement photographer and climate activist based in New Jersey. By combing art and activism, I create powerful visuals that influence and educate people on global issues. IG: @dawnpointstudios
5 Wedding Photography Props You Should Thrift
The misconception that thrift stores or secondhand items are of lower quality is simply absurd. Over the past four years of thrifting, I've found items to be better valued, more affordable, and certainly more sustainable than their brand-new, mass-produced counterparts.
Everything You Didn't Know
Dear Janet, Life isn't going to go as planned. Let me explain a bit. I know you're in nursing school and falling in love with a guy named Mark. You're living the dream with long drives in your baby blue corvette and pet collie that rides in the front seat. You come home to a close-knit family and both your parents that you adore with all your heart. Life seems pretty perfect.
How To Pick Your Perfect Wedding/Elopement Photographer
If you think of your wedding photographer as someone who shows up on your wedding day, clicks a button, and disappears in the middle of the night - I want you to think again. Photographers are one of the most important vendors of your wedding/elopement day and engagement journey. You and your partner have spent months years building up a relationship that will last a lifetime. And you want a stranger to magically capture it all in one night?! You need to trust the individual that will document your unforgettable love story. Your photographer is the pen that helps writes your story.
The Editing Foundations Every Photographer Should Know
Photographers can spend years mastering their unique editing style through trial and error. Some of the general editing styles in the photography field are light and airy, dark and moody, and true to color. Being a photographer, I can confidently say, you certainly don't need to fall into a certain category and can be as refined or creative with your editing process/style as you desire. Whatever your distinctive style is, let's jump into some editing 101. These foundation guidelines and tips have been collected over the past seven years of practicing photography myself.
Non-Common, Memorable Wedding Songs
Let's be honest, how many times are you willing to hear "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran at a wedding? I get it, some songs are simply popular and fit the mood perfectly. However, your first dance should be unique, special, and not be based on what is "the big hit" for the year.
How To Have A Sustainable Wedding
Weddings, just like any celebration, can result in an immense amount of waste. An average wedding produces about 400 pounds of garbage and 63 tons of CO2 emissions (according to The Green Bride Guide). Imagine carrying out 400 bags of garbage at the end of your wedding day? Yeah, hard pass for most. So, let’s be the change we wish to see!
- Third Place in Good Deeds Challenge
Take Spring Cleaning To A Whole New Level
Daily walks have been the saving grace of many people's quarantine routines, myself included. One day I pondered about how I could make this new routine more meaningful and proactive. So, I picked up a pair of gloves and a bag before heading out to the familiar streets. Living in a small town, I wasn't expecting to come back with a bag full of litter. Yet, I did. I filled that bag up so quickly it really opened my eyes to the amount of litter around my town. After a few days cleaning up my neighborhood side streets, I decided to challenge myself to pick up litter for a whole month.
PANDEMIC LESSONS ON LOVE FROM A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
As a wedding photographer, I’ve learned some invaluable lessons that only a pandemic could teach. Let’s call it, hard love? There is no secret that this year was full of couples stressing about having to rain-check their weddings. However, love still prevailed and the lucky, determined few still got to say “I DO”. These lessons may seem obvious, but yet a global pandemic is what it took to remind us of them. Dare I say, these lessons break through the shiny preconception the wedding industry has laid before couples for decades.