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Let’s talk about the First Look.  You may have heard the term before, but in case you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, let me explain. A First Look is when the Bride & Groom have a special moment together where they see each other prior to the Ceremony. We set it up […]

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First Look…3 reasons you should do it!

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One of the most common thing I hear with newly engaged brides… “I didn’t realize there were so many details!” Yup!  Planning a Wedding  can be overwhelming.  It’s a lot of work to plan one of the biggest events of your life! Well, I’m not here to talk to you about all that (although I […]

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Details for your Wedding Day, and what you should have ready for your Photographer

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Calling all Bridesmaids! This is the post for you!! At one of my recent weddings, the Maid of Honor (or MOH for short) was so incredible that I found myself blurting out in the getting ready room (after 20 min of being there mind you): “I HAVE TO INTERVIEW YOU FOR MY BLOG!” I thought, […]

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Bridesmaids…wedding day survival kit!!

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Soooo you got something sparkly and beautiful for Christmas?! YAY! I am so so excited for you to begin the journey of planning your Wedding! If you are like most brides, you are thinking “NOW WHAT?!” or you’re freaking out about all the things to do in the coming months! Well I want to give […]

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Top 5 things to do as soon as you get Engaged!

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I was recently in a conversation with a bride, and we got to talking about vendors. One thing I mentioned was that I thought the DJ could make or break your reception, and I recommended a few that Chris and I had been really impressed with over the years. We started talking about song selection […]

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Dance the Night Away!

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Your Wedding has gone off without a hitch.  The décor is perfect.  Your dress WOW’d the whole place, and your shoes…well they were show stoppers!  Your Groom is looking super dapper in that tailored suit.  To top it off, the boys stayed sober and your Groom even shed a sweet tear as you walked down […]

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Let’s Eat Cake!!

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You got engaged, and just like that you are a ‘Soon to be Bride’! Whether you take this milestone in your life to hit the gym hard to shed a few, or you are trying different makeup looks, hairstyles etc. This IS a special time in your life! Most of you haven’t had children yet, […]

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THREE WAYS TO EMBRACE YOUR #BRIDEBOD

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Planning a Wedding is hard work! It’s a whole new world you are introduced to that you may not have even known about. You begin to learn a new lingo, you are introduced to a whole new world of businesses you never knew existed! And all of the sudden you are trying to figure out […]

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Going with your gut while planning your Wedding!

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On your Wedding Day, the last thing I want you to be worried about is the details I need to be photographing! This is why every bride I have receives a complete guide to all things Wedding, including details to have prepared for me! I want you to be able to rest assured knowing that […]

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Ultimate Guide To Your Wedding Details…plus a BONUS!

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You became a photographer because you wanted to take pretty pictures and create. But now you run a legit business, pay your taxes and need to protect it. You pray you never actually need to use it, but you need a contract. You’re probably thinking, well yea you’re a Wedding Photographer it’s a big deal! […]

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Real Talk: Contracts

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