Tips on finding a wonderful wedding photographer and videographer

Its  almost your wedding…..Long-Island-Weddings


When finding the perfect person to record one of the happiest days of your life, it is important to find someone with the reputation, skills, and portfolio to guarantee success. Here are a couple of suggestions to help you ensure that you hire the ideal Long island, NY wedding professional for the job.


If they do not have a portfolio, move on


Any quality artist will have a portfolio of completed pieces. For those in the profession of taking photographs or making videos, it is impossible to avoid collecting samples. The lack of a portfolio is a red flag, a sign of someone fresh out of school or an amateur.


Check their references


Ask to talk to former clients. Happy clients with in your local New York area will be certain to pass on their reviews, and even post them online in local review sites like Angie’s List. Those with bad reviews, or no reviews, should be avoided. The lack of a reputation is just as worrisome as a bad reputation.


If in doubt, contact a couple of competitors and ask what their impression of the prospective contractor is. If they have a good reputation, then it would be a matter of good ethics to tell you so. There are thousands of wedding videographers on Long Island so make sure to check reviews and testimonials.


See them in action


When you attend a wedding for a friend or family member, look at the people they have hired. If the crew or person has done a good job, then you already have a viable candidate for recording your special day.


Avoid those with excessive fees, both high and low


Tatyana + Suresh // Wedding Highlight from Michael Joseph Films on Vimeo.

These industries have standard fees based upon market conditions. If your Long Island wedding contractor wants too much, or too little, it may be a sign of unfamiliarity with their field. Only pick someone who knows enough about the industry to position themselves properly within it.

What is up with all these skinny me diets

 The hype on Skinny Diets


You may have heard all the buzz on different Skinny Tea diets. Such as Skinny me tea by or tiny me tea, skinny tea tox, skinny fox tea, and the list is forever growing.

So what makes these teas so popular and powerful and do they even really work. I will say this I personally only stick to natural and organic diet approaches. So a lot of these teas would be eliminated out of my selection to try right from the start because most are not organic. However I have tried a few organic detox teas myself and I will say with at least a 10 day tea tox I believe these teas definitely help your body detoxify.


With this hot topic in 2014 and going into 2015 you will now see an array of different tea flavors from strawberry to tropical fruit flavors. If you are looking for a detox tea I suggest you look at reviews, testimonials and do a background search on the manufacturer and ingredients in the product.

The reason I stay away from processed foods and products is simply because we do not know what is “REALLY” added to these foods and products and why risk becoming sick or damaging your insides. Wether it is slim tea products or other hyped up new fad weight loss supplements I am always looking for the more natural and healthier approach.


You can find more about holistic weight loss right here

This is a educational video below to help[ you understand the power of some natural teas and how they can help you slim down, detox the body and gain natural energy. Hope you enjoy my quick rant. :)


Choosing the right steam cleaning company

rug cleaning 1Rug cleaning service companies are all over New York so how do you know which one to choose to clean your carpets, sofas, hallways area rugs or even expensive rare rugs such as persian, silk, oriental just to name a few.

Its extremely important to have experienced cleaners or repair technicians around your local long island or New York area do the job right the first time. I have heard a story not to long ago from my mother in law on how she called a company to remove a pet stain that her 1 yr old maltese puppy left on her persian rug. The technician that arrived at her house after she called someone in the phone book didn’t even know what type of rug he was dealing with. My mother in law is very OCD and specific about work done on her home so she politely asked him to leave explaining she didn’t want to risk anything happening to her persian piece.

Right away she new she needed a professional and she found a reputable company call that is their main website. If your located in nassau or Suffolk county of NY then i suggest visiting that is there local service page for that area.

rug cleaning nyThey have been in business for over THIRTY years and the owner showed up and new exactly what type of rug he was dealing with and also was able to fix, clean and freshen it up. Shows you quality carpet cleaning is a huge difference. Proper knowledge, experience, equipment and chemicals all play a role in getting your rugs or carpet cleaned professionally.

Make sure you use YELP and search engines not only to find great local companies but also to read reviews and other experiences.