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How to UpLevel Your Marriage Proposal: Go Above & Beyond

Filed in : LG Tips, Proposal

You’re proposing?!? That’s awesome. I’m so excited for you! Deciding that you want to spend the rest of your life with someone is a big deal. That should be the biggest decision you need to make, but sometimes, deciding how/ when/ where to propose can be even more hard. 🤦🏽‍♂️ You’re trying to find the […]

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Choosing a Location for Your Surprise Marriage Proposal

Filed in : LG Tips, Proposal

So you’ve decided that you want to propose. (Let’s pause to celebrate!) 🥳👏🎉  The next step is to choose WHERE and WHEN. That’s even more important than the HOW. Let’s be honest, you’ll both probably black out from excitement, so what you say and how you say it doesn’t matter too much. Hopefully that takes […]

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Why Intimate Backyard Weddings are AMAZING

Filed in : LG Tips, Wedding

Whether you’ve always dreamed of having an intimate wedding or if Covid-19 has given you no other option, having a backyard wedding can be surprisingly amazing! And if you’re looking at your backyard and thinking “Uhhh no way”… don’t stop reading! It doesn’t have to be your backyard. It doesn’t need to be a backyard […]

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How to Prepare Your Partner for Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement, LG Tips

Let’s talk about engagement photos, and unfortunately, the dread that can come along with them. Oftentimes, one partner is really excited and CAN NOT WAIT for their engagement photo session, and the other partner is super super nervous. Some people fear needing to look perfect in their photos. They fear the unknown of working with […]

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

Filed in : LG Tips

You’re engaged!! (I’m doing a little happy dance for you 🥳) 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 : LG Tips, 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 : LG Tips

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 : LG Tips

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 💁🏼‍♀️ 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 : LG Tips, 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 : LG Tips

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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