Finding the Perfect Photographer …


Find the Perfect Photographer for Your Big Day by Asking These Questions

Finding the perfect photographer for your wedding day is one of the most important parts of planning your big day. After all, your photographer is almost solely responsible for capturing all of the memories you will cherish for the rest of your life. Although you may have received tons of recommendations from your friends, it’s a good idea to go with your gut and ask your photographer a few specific questions before you make a final decision.

Can I Look at Your Portfolio?

Every photographer has a different style. Due to this, it’s important that you find one that matches your personal style and the overall theme of your wedding. To make this happen, ask your potential photographer to show you a few photographs from some weddings they’ve done. By doing this, not only can you get a better feel for the photographer’s style, but it can also help you figure out how well they’re able to adapt their style to meet different client needs.

As you look at your potential photographer’s portfolio, it’s also a good idea to ask them if you can talk to some of their clients. By speaking with other happy couples, you’ll be better able to determine if you’ll have a good experience with your photographer. Never underestimate the importance of having a photographer that will move things along with your photographs and eliminate some of your stress on your big day.

Additionally, you should make sure that you’re looking at entire weddings. For example, you should be able to see pictures from the actual ceremony, the bride getting ready, the reception, and everything else that happens in-between. Remember, your photographer is there to catch those small details that you’ll want to document.

When Will I Get My Pictures Back?

After your wedding, you’ll probably be extremely anxious to get your pictures back, look through them for hours, and turn them into wedding thank you cards to send out to your guests. However, the editing process takes time and if you know how long it takes to get your photos back, you’ll be more patient with the process. To make sure that problems don’t turn up after your wedding, ask your photographer when you will get your photographs back and how long you have to pick which proofs you want for your wedding album.

How Many Pictures Will I Receive?

At your wedding, there probably won’t be any shortage of pictures taken by your friends, your family members, and your photographer. However, you will probably only receive a certain number back from your photographer. To make sure a clear expectation is set well before your wedding day, ask your potential photographer how many you can expect back. In many cases, the photographer will agree to edit a certain number, but will be willing to give you all of pictures they took, non-edited, in digital format.

What Type of Equipment Do You Use?

It’s natural when you go to acquire a product or service to want top-quality products to be used during its creation. The same holds true for your wedding photographer. As you interview your photographer, ask them:

  • What type of camera they use
  • What file format they use when they shoot weddings
  • Any other equipment they use to get great shots in both outdoor and indoor environments

You should also make sure to ask your photographer what they’ll do to back up the photos they take on your big day. This way, if something happens, you still get to enjoy the pictures from your wedding day.

How Long Have You Been Doing Weddings?

How long a photographer has been doing weddings doesn’t necessarily correlate to their level of talent or their ability to get great shots on the big day. However, in most cases, a person who has done several weddings will be more familiar with what expectations their clients will have. Keep in mind that experience often dictates the price and in many cases, you can’t put a price tag on enthusiasm.

What Happens if You Can’t Photograph My Wedding?

Emergencies happen and unfortunately, even your wedding day isn’t immune to them. If something were to happen and your photographer is unable to spend the day photographing your wedding, you need to know what their backup plan is. For example, in some cases, photographers have another person who works at their studio who can step in and capture all of the memories from your big day.

However, you need to know what this backup plan is before you hire your photographer. If you can, ask your photographer if they have a contract for you to sign and make sure that this backup plan is included in it.

Although finding a good photographer for your wedding can be a little bit stressful, this doesn’t mean that the process shouldn’t be fun. Even if it does take a little bit of time to find the right fit, it will be well worth it in the end.

Bryan Passanisi is an online marketer living in the Redwood City, California area. He graduated from The University of San Francisco with his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. He has managed and written for a popular wedding blog and had the opportunity to create viral content. He currently writes for Shutterfly


Amee and Travis | Mass Horticultural Society / Elm Bank

Planning an Indian Wedding can be somewhat challenging due to the large number of vendors and guests involved, the venue logistics for all of the cultural components and the mix of cuisine, however, Amee and Travis’ wedding was one of the easiest and most beautiful weddings we have had the pleasure to plan in quite some time!   Amee and Travis are a lovely couple and it’s nearly impossible not to immediately be captivated by Amee’s engaging personality, elegance and fun-loving smile!  She and Travis wanted a smaller Indian Wedding – wait, do those words even go together??   After searching most of the unique venues in Boston and beyond, they decided that Massachusetts Horticultural Society / Elm Bank offered the perfect mix of natural beauty, outdoor space and second-to-none photo opportunities!   Beginning the day with Travis’ arrival on horseback, the mandap was set and guests arrived and were ready to celebrate with this amazing couple!  The tent was dripping in elegance and was draped in romantic fabric and chandeliers.  Amee’s gift to Travis was an adorable floral elephant which amused everyone!  LifeFusion Photography captured every moment of this magical day and didn’t miss one of the many details which were so much a part of this beautiful gem of a wedding!  Amee and Travis, it was a delight to work with you both and I truly know that you will live happily ever after ….




Wedding Planner:  Marrero Weddings and Events

Photographer:  LifeFusion Photography

Venue:  Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Tenting:  Sperry Tents

Catering:  Masala Art and Cuisine Chez Vouz

Florals:  Allison Phalen Floral Design

Wedding Cake:  Cakes for Occasions

Entertainment:  K2 with Chris Cole

Hair and Makeup:  Demiche Beaute

Lighting and Decor:  DesignLight

Hidden Pond Resort | Kennebunkport, Maine


As one of New England’s top wedding planning firms, we travel quite often to learn of the most unique wedding venues in our region.  We recently had the pleasure of discovering Hidden Pond, a sublimely perfect little area in Kennebunkport, Maine comprised of just over 60 acres and enveloped within this natural property are the sweetest cottages and bungalows, perfectly imagined from times past!

We are lucky enough to be able to plan weddings at this glorious resort and Couples are lucky enough to be able to have the majority (if not all) of their guests stay on the grounds … envision glamping times one million!  The grounds have Maine-sque signage throughout directing guests to such luxuries as the Spa, the Lodge, the Swimming Pool, and also one of the best restaurants in all of New England, Earth.

With such a love for Maine / Maine weddings, mixed with a love for your family and friends, couples may really want to research this idyllic spot for a weekend of wedding activities that are sure to leave your guests feeling relaxed and pampered!












Marrero Events Welcomes Newest Team Member


Marrero Events is proud to introduce our newest member to the team, Joel Parra!  Joel will be working directly beside Paula Marrero, Owner of Marrero Events, as well as responsible for assistant coordinator duties including working with our vendors, venues and providing event assistance on event day!

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The 5 Things Wedding Guests Should Never Do


You’ve most likely been to your fair share of weddings.  Not enough?  Too many?  Either way, let this post serve as a gentle reminder of what is and is not appropriate when attending weddings.

Wearing White … As the saying goes, “It’s the Bride’s Day”,

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I’m Engaged …. now what?


Recently engaged?  Congratulations!

Already overwhelmed with the infinite number of options available to you from venues to photographers to DJ’s and bands to florists to everything else?   You are not alone.

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Marrero Events Wedding PUBLISHED in Southern New England Weddings Magazine


It’s always nice when looking through some of my favorite industry magazines to come across one of our own weddings!  Southern New England Weddings Magazine’s 2015 Issue has just hit the newsstands, and we are thrilled to have Caitlin and Eben’s wedding featured on three glorious pages!   Boston is so beautiful and offers so much variety for wedding options and for guests alike!   If you’re lucky enough to have a perfect day for your outdoor wedding, you have so much to celebrate!  Each year, we are eternally grateful to the wonderful couples who trust us with their wedding!   Thank you to SNEW Magazine for capturing this special couple so beautifully!



Wishing Everyone a Very Happy Holiday!

winter wonderland


Everyone here at Marrero Events would like to wish you all a very happy, safe and wonderful holiday season filled with bits of magic everywhere!

Winter Wonderland Holiday Party



Each year we are lucky to end our “season” by planning one of the most elegant events all year!  Our client hosts this annual party for their corporation and employees, and it is THE party of the season north of Boston!    The guests arrive to a private location where they are shuttled up to the main residence.  As they enter the residence, guests are greeted with an array of colorful and refreshing holiday cocktails as they enjoy the elegant decor designed by the Host’s wife, a fabulous interior designer.

We pamper the guests and they are offered nearly 20 passed appetizers, two interactive entree stations and a dessert station second to none!  This party leaves everyone in the holiday spirit each year and if you don’t believe me, take a look and tell me what you think!  Enjoy …..  and happy holidays to everyone!


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Special thanks to our wonderful vendors:

Event Planner … Paula Marrero for Marrero Events

Catering … Tables of Content

Entertainment and Lighting … DJ Raffi Music and Lighting Productions

Rentals and Linens … Peterson Party Center

Desserts … Jenny’s Wedding Cakes

Made-to-Order Sushi … Basho


Wisam and Jack | Crane Estate, Ipswich

Ahhh ….  Wisam and Jack … what an amazing couple!

Planning their entire wedding from across the country in Seattle made for a lot of fun phone calls indeed!  This adorable couple knew exactly what they wanted and, more importantly, what they did not!   With a fall wedding on the gorgeous grounds of the Crane Estate, the bride showed up looking absolutely glamorous in part due to the ladies at Demiche!  The ceremony on the grand allee was breathtaking, albeit a bit chilly for October, and the beauty that was created indoors by the talented Karla Cassidy Designs took everyone’s breath away! 

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