My Favorite Photo Editing Apps for Instagram!

I love being able to immediately share my photography on a very fun and interactive social media platform such as Instagram! From the very beginning, it's been a wonderful way to communicate with my friends, followers and industry peers my most recent work, favorite neighborhood restaurants and even my new shoes! There are thousands of Instagram apps out there but I've finally found a trio of applications that I use on a daily basis to help enhance my photos. So, I thought it would be a fun idea to share them with you today. Enjoy!

InstaSize - It's my favorite app when I want to resize and add a white border to my images before posting to Instagram. It's so simple to use and the interface is pretty self explanatory, which I love. Just select your photo, add a border and save it directly to your camera roll or you can post directly to Instagram. So easy!

Afterlight - For me, this is by far the best and in depth photo editor for Instagram that I have ever used (and I've purchased a bunch!). I'm able to adjust the photos exposure, orientation, shadows, highlights, temperature, apply a crop and much, much more. Instagram provides built in filters but I want my images to look like my photography, not vintage, old, yellow or washed out. Afterlight allows me to create the same softness and tones that I create with own wedding photography. Yay!

Over - This is a great and easy application for adding text over your images for Instagram. Over comes preloaded with several fonts to choose from but if you want more variety, you can make in-app purchases for more fonts and embellishments. It can almost be overwhelming but I usually use the same few fonts each time to keep consistency in my photos. Perfect for creating your inspiration quotes to share on Instagram too!

There you have it, my favorite three applications for Instagram to use on my iPhone 6. I hope you found it helpful and be sure to follow me on Instragram at @brklynview. Happy Instagramming! xo


A Stunning Destination Wedding in Puerto Rico. Destination Wedding Photographer

A perfect blue sky, breathtaking views and lots of love is what made this gorgeous destination wedding in Puerto Rico a magical celebration. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, the happy couple was married at the El Conquistador Waldorf Astoria Resort in the Casitas Garden that offered sweeping ocean views. The colorful Las Casitas Village was the perfect backdrop for the couple's first look before we walked around the rest of the private resort to take their bride and groom portraits. The bride was radiant in her Monique Lhuiller lace wedding dress, gold Jimmy Choo shoes and finished her wedding look adorned with a brilliant headpiece from Twigs and Honey. She carried a bouquet of ombre pink roses that perfectly coordinated with their custom wedding invitations by Julie Song. The groom's brother officiated their wedding and as they recited their vows aloud, there was not a dry eye among the crowd. Guests were treated to specialty cocktails on the outside terrece before making their way upstairs to the reception room. Gold, pink and sequined chevron stripes decorated the tables for this intimate destination wedding. After the speeches were completed and dinner was finished, everyone danced the night way to lively latin inspired music which celebrated the bride's heritage. (I really want to learn how to salsa dance after watching the bride and her dad tear up the dance floor!) I'm so honored I was able to join Lindsay Madden and help capture this stunning wedding and be a small part in this wonderful couples special day. 

Twigs and Honey Bridal Accessories


Heirloom Wedding Albums: New Leather Colors Available!

In the beginning of the year, I expanded the color availability options for the gorgeous, handcrafted and custom designed, heirloom wedding albums I offer to my wonderful couples. There are now six color options to choose including: Coal (black), Naval Blue (Navy), Gunmetal (Grey), Maple (Brown), Crema (Light Cream) and Winter White. I wanted to give my brides and grooms a few more color selections to choose from but still keep the process simple. 

I absolutely love when my wonderful couples decide to include a heirloom wedding albums in their wedding collections. They come in white keepsake boxes and truly are your first family heirloom. Each time a new color comes in, I get so excited! I couldn't wait to share Laura and Reeve's stunning Maple 12x12 wedding album and duplicate 6x6 parent albums. Love!

Brooklyn Wedding Photographer
Brooklyn Wedding Photographer
Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

Below: Standard Coal Wedding Albums in all three available sizes: 12x12, 10x10 and 6x6.  You can have your name debossed in the Top Center or Bottom Right and include your wedding date too!

Brooklyn Wedding Photographer
Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

Below: I created an easy to read color chart that shows all leather wedding album colors that are available. Hmmm, it might be hard to choose! You can see my previous blog post on sizes and debossing options here. Enjoy!! 

Brooklyn Wedding Photographer