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A Letter to Newly Engaged Couples: Wedding Planning During Covid-19

Filed in : For Brides

You’re engaged!! (I’m doing a little happy dance for you πŸ₯³) I photograph A LOT of proposals, and I know how exciting this time is. As you get used to the ring on your finger, you’ll probably start thinking about your wedding. Beginning this process is always a bit overwhelming, but we’re also in the […]

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Planning an Elopement or Small Wedding During Covid-19

Filed in : For Brides, Wedding

In March, after the world shut down, I wrote a blog post about the 3 Wedding Planning Steps to Take During Covid-19 Quarantine. That was a scary time, with lots of unknowns. This, understandably, caused stress for Spring and Summer brides & grooms. My goal was to give advice and encouragement to help couples stay […]

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A Bride & Groom’s Guide to Leading Your Wedding Party

Filed in : For Brides

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog called How to be an Amazing Bridesmaid or Groomsman. It guides wedding party members on how to act, what’s expected of them, and why they’re super important to the whole wedding. Now it’s time to turn the tables and give brides & grooms tools to lead their […]

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FAQ: Does it matter if our photographer has been to our venue before?

Filed in : For Brides

You’re reading the very first blog in a new FAQ themed series of blogs!! Y’all may laugh about my enthusiasm for answering wedding related questions, but it’s actually a passion of mine πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Seriously. I love providing brides with tons of information up front. If I can answer your questions before you even have them, […]

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Wedding Planning During Coronavirus Quarantine: 3 Steps to Take

Filed in : For Brides, Wedding

What a crazy couple of weeks, right?? I never thought I’d write tips for wedding planning during a pandemic, but this is our reality, and your wedding planning should not be put on hold! Actually, all of your new free time is a good opportunity to tackle more meaningful, productive, and fun wedding planning than […]

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How to be an Amazing Bridesmaid or Groomsman

Filed in : For Brides

Oh hey future bridesmaid/groomsman! Whether you’d done this job before or it’s your first time in a wedding party, this guide is for YOU! 😊 Or maybe you’re a bride or groom, and you don’t really know what to expect from your wedding party and don’t know which tasks to delegate. Keep reading to find […]

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How to make your reception fun and not boring!

Filed in : For Brides

I’ve been to a lot of weddings. I’ve been in the middle of many dance circles, photographed a lot of toasts, eaten a ton of cake πŸ˜‹ (not literally a ton, but close), and I’ve been to some incredibly fun receptions. I want ALL of my couples to have bomb receptions, so I’ve written down […]

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8 Tips for Bringing Your Dog to Your Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement, For Brides

So many of my couples ask to include their dog in their engagement photos, and my response is always “YES”! 🐢There are so many benefits to bringing your dog along: They’ll instantly make you feel comfortable and feel like yourselves. Your dog will lighten the mood and take the pressure off! Remember that your engagement […]

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3 Mindset Shifts to Make Before Your Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement, For Brides

Getting your photo taken by a professional is rare for most people… even for me! So when preparing for your engagement photo session, it’s normal to feel nervous. You might feel pressure to look your best and nail every pose, but if your goal is to take natural looking photos that really show who you […]

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Proposal

6 Reasons to Hire a Proposal Photographer + 2 Questions Answered

Filed in : For Brides, Proposal

  1. The Memories OF COURSE this needs to be #1 on the list. It’s extremely possible that you’ll black out while you’re proposing, and so will she! Even if you have a long speech prepared, afterward you might not remember how it all went down. It’s amazing (and a little funny) how many people […]

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