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When I was getting my bachelor’s degree, I kept hearing in my classes that “print is dead.” I believed it. I was studying all things digital, convinced that printing photos or flyers or mailers were a thing of the past. Then I became a photographer. I fell in love with delivering galleries jam-packed with gorgeous, […]

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Let me tell you about a real conversation I was standing nearby to hear – one that happened just this past weekend! I was shooting Brad and Kristen’s beautiful wedding day, and had a few moments to catch up with the wedding planner during the reception. The bride and groom came over and asked if […]

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This one is for the MEN! But guys, don’t let the title fool you into thinking, “Here we go again.” I asked a couple women what tips they would give the guys preparing to propose. And I think you will be super surprised to hear what some had to say. I hope the tips from […]

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If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I am a total cat person! I wish more people brought their cats to an engagement session. That would be a super interesting blog post to write! But let’s face it. Dogs are just more apt for field trips, whether to go get a pupaccino […]

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I don’t know about you… But if there’s only one bride & groom portrait I could take on a wedding day, it’s the flowy veil shot! Believe it or not, there is a little bit of strategy to get that perfect wind-blown look with your veil. There are a few rules / techniques I follow […]

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Let’s be real with each other — our Pinterest boards are amazing and aesthetic. But once we get that diamond on our finger, it doesn’t take long to realize those perfectly crafted mood boards do not result in a budget-friendly wedding for the average bride. Did you know that the average investment couples spend on […]

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When touring your venue, did you picture exactly where you want the arbor to go? Where you would walk down the “aisle”? And where guests could sit? It’s so excited to picture the most monumental moment of your wedding day! But slow down… there’s one more thing to consider: ceremony lighting! I know what you’re […]

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Nobody enjoys thinking about the END of their best day ever. Regardless, wedding planning means planning all the little details, from beginning to end. The exit — whether it’s a faux exit or a formal exit — will need some planning too. The exit is a photographic opportunity to capture the bride and groom leaving […]

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In my years as a wedding photographer, one thing still comes up nearly every time I’m photographing the groomsmen’s “getting ready” photos. Almost every time I am asked the same question by the mom/dad/best man of the groom — how do I pin a boutonniere? As unassuming as they seem, those little flower pins just […]

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