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When should you book your Bridal Session…

The Bridal Session and how to know when to get it on your photographers schedule. [caption id="attachment_12452" align="alignnone" width="600"] Dress: All About the Dress Beauty: Sarah...

3 Simple Tips for bringing your Fur-baby to your Engagement Session

Caitlyn & Ryan's Engagement Session with their fur-babies at Huntsville State Park in Huntsville TX Caitlyn & Ryan asked early on if I was ok with...

Top 3 questions YOU ask Wedding Coordinators, answered!

The most asked questions for Wedding Coordinators, and their answers Have you ever wanted to pick the brains of a Wedding Coordinator, as a Bride planning...

Ordering Save the Dates for your Wedding with Basic Invite

Beautifully effortless Wedding Save the Dates with Basic Invite You’ve decided on a Wedding date, booked the Photographer (ME!) and the Venue… now it’s time to...

Bridal Boudoir…Should I Do It?

Should I do a Bridal Boudoir Session? Ok ladies…let’s get a little risqué and talk about Boudoir shall we;) You are full in planning a Wedding,...

3 Quick Tips to Booking your Honeymoon with Sandals or Disney…

3 quick tips to planning your honeymoon with Sandals Resorts You are full on in Wedding Planning mode, and it hits you… You have get to plan...

First Look…3 reasons you should do it!

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...

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

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...

Bridesmaids…wedding day survival kit!!

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...

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

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...

Dance the Night Away!

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...

Let’s Eat Cake!!

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...

THREE WAYS TO EMBRACE YOUR #BRIDEBOD

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...

Going with your gut while planning your Wedding!

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...

Ultimate Guide To Your Wedding Details…plus a BONUS!

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...

Real Talk: Contracts

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...

5 Things to Remember When Planning Your Wedding

When planning your wedding, things can get overwhelming.  Here are a few things to keep in mind! His mom is not the enemy! This time in...

Rainy Day Wedding Hacks for Photographers

With a Hurricane barreling our way, I thought today might be the perfect time to talk about a few Wedding Day Hacks for you Photographers out...

Let’s talk Instagram

Marketing yourself is probably one of the most difficult parts of my job…at least to me! Figuring out which platforms work the best, and HOW they...

3 things to take your Engagement Session to the next level!

One thing we stress to our couples from the very beginning is the Engagement Session.   With photography so accessible these days, most couples are expecting an...

Date Night Ideas!

As a Wedding Photographer I deal with the planning of and execution of your wedding.  But my hope and dream for you is an amazing marriage...

Use your Engagement to prepare for Marriage

You’re engaged, and now what? Is this time just meant for planning a wedding? Is there any way of being productive and taking this time to...

My Brand, My Family

Are you thinking of your Brand as just a color scheme, or a cool logo? What would happen if you switched that way of thinking and...

Let’s talk FLOWERS!

Have you ever worked with someone who is a craftsmen? Someone who knows his or her trade so well, that it is second nature? Believe it...

Backup Systems, and why you should have one

Today I’m getting real with you.  This post is long, but if you are a photographer it'll be worth it. Not that I’m not always real…but...

What to do with an opinionated Groom

Here's the scenario: You get engaged, you are so excited!  You immediately begin planning (and let's be honest, some of us are pulling a Monica from...

Marketing to your ideal client on social media

When I first started on this journey, I thought I was obligated to share something from every single session I did.  It became so overwhelming and...

3 Wedding Day Hacks for Brides!

There are so many things to think about on your wedding day, but today I wanted to talk about three fun things to think about for...

Using Sparklers at your Wedding

So you're planning your wedding.  You start thinking of your exit...and you want it to SPARKLE! So what do you do?  Where do you even buy...

Comparison…

Creatives. Do you feel like you will NEVER be as good as “so and so”? Are you constantly comparing yourself to the insta grids, and blog...

How to handle rain on your Wedding Day!

This week we have moved into our new home AND we are visiting one of my very best friends in Florida!  It's been a busy week...

3 tips to provide a unique client experience

Photographers, do you work at trying to give your clients a personal experience?  When I first started shooting weddings I just looked at it like a...

Should you hire a coordinator for your Wedding?

When you get engaged, and begin planning your wedding your eyes are opened to a world you hadn’t yet experienced! Most brides didn’t even realize all...

Do you know your Cost of Doing Business?

When I first began on this journey of photography I had no idea what or how to price myself. And let’s be honest…in the beginning I...

How to control a Sparkler Exit

Photographers, how many of you adore the Formal Exit time?! *HAND RAISED* I do, I do!! The formal exit at a wedding used to be a simple...

What’s a “First Look” Anyway??

When I bring up The First Look at a consultation, I'm either met with complete shut down, or confusion about what it even is. I think...

How to prepare your Groom, in three simple tips!

Brides, we talk about you all the time! What you will wear, what flowers you will carry, and how you can prepare…but what about your GROOM?? He is sometimes...

It’s all in the DETAILS!

Your Wedding Day arrives; you have worked tirelessly for upwards of a year on every little detail. You have painstakingly chosen things to match the vision...

Creating the Timeline

I remember in the beginning of my wedding photography career leaving the timeline prep all to the bride. Then arriving at the wedding and wondering why...

Plan Your Wedding // Tips For A Happy Bride!

So you got engaged! CONGRATS! Now all you can think about is planning the big event. I will be trickling in a few tips/tricks on how...

Lighting the Wedding Reception

As a self taught photographer, I took the long hard road of learning my camera by…ahem READING MY MANUAL! Yep!! That was the first step of...

Budgeting for your Wedding

The Average Wedding Budget in the US- according to www.costofwedding.com the average cost is $26,645. Lots of blogs will give you specified percentages you “should” spend...

Our Wedding

Nine years of marriage makes you nostalgic...We had planned and prepared for this day. I had already lived a bit of life, and had two children...

Tip Tuesday // One location

Choosing a venue is so hard!  Do you have the Ceremony at your church?  Then the Reception...is it at the same location, or do you choose...

Work Smarter, Not Harder!

  This was the year of organization.  For two years now, I have looked at and had intentions of putting systems into place.  Systems much better...

7 suggestions for feeding your photographer/vendors…

The Wedding Vendor world is in a hot debate right now...should you feed your vendors or not?  And which vendors should you feed? It started with...

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