Episode 14

TREND ALERT: Virtual Engagement Photos - with Joelle Martinec of Ginger Sole Photography

Hello and welcome back to the show, where we teach you everything you need to know to plan your wedding like a pro!

Today, we’re going to be talking about a completely new and out-of-the-box idea that can help you with your wedding even if your plans are still completely up in the air.

I first saw this on Instagram and was completely taken aback by how ingenious this was because it’s so simply, yet so impactful. It’s something really fun, that can be done in the comfort of your own home to bring a little bit of normalcy and happiness while you’re planning in this uncertain time.

We’re talking about virtual engagement sessions!

To help you learn more about this, we spoke to the woman who created the beautiful photography I saw on Instagram. She's a Los Angeles Based photographer, who’s been doing virtual engagement sessions not only with couples who booked her already for their weddings, but with others all over the country. Her mission is to document your human experience, and to capture photos, which she sees as mini time capsules, that people will remember for a long time to come.

Joelle and I discuss:

  • What virtual engagement sessions actually are
  • How the concept became a reality
  • How you can do virtual photography from the comfort of your own home
  • Tips for finding the perfect location
  • Advice for couples who want to do this now
  • Advice for wedding photographers who want to learn more

To learn more about virtual engagement session or to book with Ginger Sole Photography, please visit:

Ginger Sole Photography

IG: @gingersolephotography

FB: Ginger Sole Photography

As always, if you have a wedding planning questions you'd like answered on the show, we'd love to hear from you. Join the conversation online at:

IG: @SBSWeddingPrep (#sbsweddingprep, #weddingwednesdays)

FB: @SBSWeddingPrep

If you are a Hudson Valley Bride or Groom, please make sure you check out Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley, a blog specific to your Hudson Valley needs with local insights,real Hudson Valley wedding photo inspiration, and more.

IG: @wedconnecthv #wedconnecthv

FB: @WeddingConnectionsHV

Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!