Tender Look Photography has moved to Joanna Joy Photography!

Tender Look Photography has rebranded and moved to a new website!  (I left this old site up because I'm sentimental that way and love to flip through old photos for a trip down memory lane!)  The new site has fresh look but the same love of natural photos - documenting wedding days,  capturing family relationships for gorgeous wall prints. . . Visit Joanna Joy Photography to view current pricing, recent weddings, and tons of helpful wedding planning advise on the new blog!

DIY Wedding Ideas

Creative Wedding Ideas || Guest Book

Written by Joanna on Sunday, 03 March 2013. Posted in DIY Wedding Ideas

DIY Wedding Tips

Weddings are full of little details to plan and personalize.  One fun area is the choice of guest book.  Engagement photos make a lovely keepsake book but you can reflect your interests as a couple by using other objects.  

Photo credits (clockwise): Green Wedding Shoes blog featured a bohemian wedding where the guests each painted a bit of a large canvas.  Aedriel Originals Etsy shop sells chic monogramed guest plate.  Big City Bride featured a wedding with signed baseballs for a marriage of athletes.  Martha Stewart Weddings featured the LOVE sign.  Alison Pierce Photography featured a guest book of quilting squares for a crafty couple.  A muscial couple might like a signed guitar as seen on enchanteddreamweddings.com.

Creative Wedding Ideas || Donut Bar

Written by Joanna on Friday, 08 February 2013. Posted in DIY Wedding Ideas

DIY Wedding Tips

It's chilly, it's winter.  You're in your wedding dress topped with a fur cape.  Your guests are about to head home into the chilly starry night.  Cap off the evening with a fun donut and hot coco bar!  Or better yet, start the day with coco and donut service for the bridal and groom's parties.  Grandma, Grandpa, and that cute little ring bearer will be all the cheerier beginning the long day with sprinkle donuts!

Photos in the college from found on Pinterest from everylastdetailblog.com, goawaycomeback.tumblr, notetosarah.tumblr, and larecetadelafelicidad.com

Cost Saving Tips for Your Wedding

Written by Joanna on Monday, 17 September 2012. Posted in DIY Wedding Ideas


Tips to Save on Wedding Floral Costs:

  • Choose seasonal flowers
  • Create unique boutineeres with non-floral items
  • Choose a few high impact stems to "dress up" a modest arrangement
  • Mass large quanities of inexpensive flowers together for high impact and low cost
  • Use accessories, ei. stylish ribbons or unusal centerpiece containers, that caputure attention instead of pricey blooms
  • Use less blooms and more accessories, ei. fabric or paper items to decorate the room instead of florals
  • Consult an experienced florist before deciding what you must have.  The specific flower you'd like might be a poor choice for your wedding season (doesn't do well in heat or is out of season during that month.)  A florist can provide afforable alternatives.
  • Choose a mix of silk and fresh - decor arrangements can be potted plants or natural shrubs.  Rustic greenery can provide a romantic natural ambieance.
  • Don't skimp on style for the bride's bouquet.  This will be featured in every photo and play centerstage.  Be creative in design choices for the remaining bridal party.  Bridesmaid bouquets can be simplified or downsized. Pull accent flowers from the bride's bouquet to maintain a consistant scheme.

This yellow/grey board feature bouquets at 3 different price points, several backdrop options emphasizing paper and fabric decor, creative boutonieres featuring felt, dried florals, or pom poms.  Centerpiece options range from lush arrangements to fun drinks tubs to elegant scattered stems - all with eye catching impact.  Contact TLP for an inspiration board in your color scheme!

Yellow and Grey Wedding