Wedding Wire Rated!

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I need to give a big shout out to my previous Brides! You all have been so amazing! Those of you who have reviewed my work on Wedding Wire, I cannot thank you enough. Michelle Kaye Photography has been awarded 2012 Brides Choice Award!!! *Also Brides Choice Award for 2009, 2010, & 2011!

If you haven’t, but would like to write a review of My services please visit Wedding Wire and search for Michelle Kaye Photography. Once you have completed your review(s) you may be eligible for a free gift. Review all your vendors in one place! We truly appreciate it!

Again, Thank you!

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Below I’ve attached our press release!

Voorheesville, NY – March 25, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Michelle Kaye Photography has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Photography!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Michelle Kaye Photography was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Michelle Kaye Photography is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Michelle Kaye Photography for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Michelle Kaye Photography is one of the very best Wedding Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at Wedding Wire/Michelle Kaye Photography.

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WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on, and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and



Gadgets and Gizmo’s

I’m such a gadget girl that it’s kinda annoying because it’s too expensive to be a gadget girl. You also have to balance your business versus purchasing of gadgets. I’ve priced everything out from traveling backup of my digital files, to Ipads, to Ring Lights all the way to my favorite pens. But I have to keep myself in check. Yes Gadgets are fun, but, (and I learned this from another blog, sorry to say I can’t remember the name. I’ll keep looking) you have to separate the Shiny from the necessary. With that said… I just bought a new Ray Flash. hahaha

Now I’ve read all the reviews and how people say it loses a few stops of light, and a lot of people took them apart and improved on it, but I wasn’t planning on doing any of that. I have to say I appreciate everyone that writes posts about products. It helped me immensely when I was thinking about buying this. I even looked at the $40 ones knowing you get what you pay for. I was planning to take apart the $40 one and make it better per the suggestions in Flickr’s Photo comments. I just decided I didn’t want any additional work if I wasn’t going to use it daily. * I read a review on flickr which was very helpful but can’t find it now. I’ll post here if I do find it. Another one about the photojojo Ring flash adapter is here.

I bought this used… way cheaper than the brand new and I bought it for setting up a Photobooth at my cousin’s wedding. * also remember for a Great Photobooth your best light source will be a Ring Light. Different from the Ring flashes, the Ring lights provide their own source of light from bulbs built into the ring. The Ray Flash just steals the light from your flash, hence the difference in name. Duh.

The RayFlash, goes for around $200, other options are the Orbis (but you need to buy an additional arm attachment around $50). But if you’re lucky enough like me, you can find it used online through Amazon or some other place. I got mine for $89 and actually… I LOVE IT! It’s so much fun and it works perfectly for my photobooth. I use the Canon 5D Mark II (Which I also LOVE) and the ring fits right on the flash and around my lens. It has a twisty knob at the top that secures (tightens) the fit to the flash head (using a Canon speedlight 580EZII)

All in all I’m really happy with my purchase for the money I spent. It arrived fast and is a clean product. As a Cape Cod Wedding Photographer and a Beach Portrait Photographer I plan on bringing it with me to my shoots and seeing what happens. I like my current process of portraits but I’m always willing to try new/more things to make myself better. So we’ll see… stay tuned for photos. I’ll let you know which were RayFlash too!

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