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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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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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How to Handle Bad Weather on Your Wedding Day

Filed in : For Brides

Weather is the one thing that no bride & groom can control about their wedding. Unfortunately, there’s a lot that can go wrong, from rain and hail, to freezing temperatures and snow, to strong winds, dust and extreme heat. On most days of the year, the weather isn’t perfect, and that fact doesn’t change just […]

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Explained: Second Photographers

Filed in : For Brides

What is a second photographer? A second photographer is exactly what it sounds like; having not just one, but two photographers at your wedding! Now, let’s decide how many photographers YOU need! Here’s a summary of what each photographer does on your wedding day and beyond… The lead photographer communicates with the bride & groom, […]

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Favorite Photos of 2018

Filed in : For Brides, Personal, Wedding

2018! What a year. I photographed more weddings, more couples, more high school and college seniors, and (WAY) more proposals than any year before. I loved it! Seriously, I have a cool job. To begin 2019, I first need to take another look at 2018, because it was so good that it deserves a few […]

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3 Questions Brides Have When Hiring a Photographer

Filed in : For Brides

Googling “Wedding Photographer” is overwhelming. You’ll find ads for local studios, reviews, blogs on big publication websites, and pages and pages of listings on The Knot. It’s…a lot. If you’re like most brides, photography is important to you, but you’ve never hired a wedding photographer before, so it’s hard to know where to begin! Keep […]

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What Time Should We Start Our Ceremony?

Filed in : For Brides

After choosing a date and venue for your wedding, one of the first things you’ll need to figure out is the timing of the day. How long do you want your wedding to be, and what time will it begin and end? This conversation is often started by imagining how you’d like your wedding day […]

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5 Tasks NOT to Save For The Week of Your Wedding

Filed in : For Brides

Let’s get right to it!   1. Finishing DIY Projects DIY project can be a great way to personalize decorations and your guests’ experience, but be careful not to fall into a common Pinterest trap! Seeing a perfectly photographed finished products online makes some projects look easier than they are, so don’t take on too […]

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What Every Bride is Surprised By in Her Wedding Gallery

Filed in : For Brides

You’re counting down the days until you receive your wedding photography gallery. You can’t wait to see the photos taken while you were putting on your dress, during your first look, walking down the aisle, and all of those sunset portraits that you know are going to be gorgeous. But what most brides are shocked […]

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My goal is to capture your wedding and portraits creatively and honestly. I believe the most important factor in choosing a photographer is choosing someone who will not only allow you to be yourself, but who will make it easy to let your personality show through in your photos.

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