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8 Tips for Bringing Your Dog to Your Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement, LG Tips

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, LG Tips

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, but if your goal is to take natural looking photos that really show who you are, being self-conscious and […]

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6 Reasons to Hire a Proposal Photographer + 2 Questions Answered

Filed in : LG Tips, Proposal

If you’re planning to propose, you’ve probably Googled a million things about rings, timing, locations… all the things. There’s a lot to figure out. The good news is that you’re not alone in this! Hiring a professional photographer to help you plan and photograph your proposal is super important, and not just for the obvious reasons. […]

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How to Handle Bad Weather on Your Wedding Day

Filed in : LG Tips

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 : LG Tips

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 : LG Tips, 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 : LG Tips

Googling “Wedding Photographer” is overwhelming. You’ll find websites for local studios, sketchy ads, 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 reading to find […]

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What Time Should We Start Our Ceremony?

Filed in : LG Tips

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? What time will it begin and end? Start this conversation by imagining how you’d like your wedding day to flow and taking […]

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5 Tasks NOT to Save For The Week of Your Wedding

Filed in : LG Tips

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 : LG Tips

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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