Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Powers of Photos

Through the years I have had great pleasure in working closely with Powers Photography. When I first arrived at Solutions Bridal for my first interview(3.5 yrs. ago) I was amazed by the photos on the wall. I remember being surprised by the creativity. The portraits were amazing, but most importantly they captured the mood of the event. I could really see the bride's glow in the photos.

Soon after, I met Stewart and Susan Powers. That is when I discovered why the photos are so beautiful. They make such a fun-loving, interesting, humorous couple. Taking a photo is not just snapping a picture and moving on. Its important to capture the moment. Powers Photography knows how to capture the moment by gaining the clients trust and allowing them to relax and be themselves. This past December I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with my best friends. Stewart and Susan were a blast to hang out with. It was such a great experience. I never thought too much about the huge camera in my face. It was more about hanging out with close friends, laughing, listening to Stewart's tunes, and creative photos we will have forever.

Stewart and Susan have also photographed the photos at the Florida Bridal Expo. The photos shown were taken by Powers Photography during the Semi-Annual NY style runway.

With all that said, make sure to visit Powers at or blog stock them at


Susan and Stewart Powers said...

Thank you so much Ms. Tali - we appreciate your kind words. Luv the new blog - say hi to the rest of the gang.

Amanda B. Young said...

I posted about your lovely store today...! Just thought I'd share what an asset to Gainesville I think you all are!

Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.