FREEBIE DOWNLOAD ALERT!* Do you know about these wedding day time wasters? If dealing with a timeline stress you out, don’t worry - share this post with your maid or matron of honor, your mom, or any other trusted friend (but not someone that will turn into a drill sergeant!) to watch out for these minute-hogging pitfalls. *(bonus timeline tool download! Click to get it!)
Personal Post! Burn-out is real, and burn-out is relative. Not everyone can produce the same amount in a day, whether that be photos, social media content, articles, products, whatever! How do you beat burn-out? How do you translate those touchy-feely t-shirt quotes or lofty pastor-phrases into actual tangible self-care? Read on, my friend.
FREEBIE DOWNLOAD ALERT! Check out Justin and Steph’s gorgeous summer country club wedding with lots of purple, a sweet first look with Justin’s grandma, 100 year old lace heirlooms, bridesmaids jumping on a hotel bed, and a great freebie download for a fun reception game you can play at your big day! What’s not to love about this wedding?!
Calling all Soonly-weds! Here’s a collection of binge-worthy wedding tips - hand picked by yours truly! Read though tons of great stuff from my blogs over the past year and a half, all compiled nicely into one place! Tag a friend that’s sporting that rock on her finger - she’ll be happy to know some of the industry secrets!
Do you REALLY need a second photographer, or "second shooter", for your wedding day? In this post I give you lots of things to think about way beyond the obvious benefit of being in two places at once, and plus some really fun shots taken exclusively by second shooters (you’ve gotta see some of the reception shots at the bottom!)
If s’mores, picnics, trail mix bars, and impossibly gorgeous people, both inside and out, sound like a great way to spend the next five minutes, you totally want to check out the highlights from Sam and Brandy’s #CampLeBlanc themed wedding!
It is, after all, a nice day for a white wedding, but it's an even better day for a RAINBOW one! This post goes out to all my girls who grew up with Lisa Frank's rainbow leopard as their spirit animal, who gravitate towards the vibrant, and just appreciate the richness of life and all the hues it encapsulates!
Want to have FUN on your wedding day? It’s all about who you surround yourself with, and a great bridal party is key. A great way to grow camaraderie with your bridal party to ensure everyone is having a great time day of is to all spend time together before the wedding. It might be a challenge coordinating schedules, but when the whole bridal party knows each other and is friends with each other, it sets the atmosphere for the whole day, and definitely shows up in photos! Hope you enjoy the super fun (and beautiful!) highlights from this lighthearted and personality-filled wedding!
Don’t miss this! Are you planning a wedding that is full of personal details, DIY centerpieces, or make it yourself decor, but need some major advice so the end result doesn't leave guests saying, "what the...? Meet Brittney and Alex! In this post, you can learn from their months of planning, crafting, and creating their pop culture themed wedding and translate their ideas to fit YOUR theme! Plus, see their impossibly fun photos from a truly unforgettable day!
Are you thinking about eloping, or at least getting married in another state and are dreading the process of figuring out licenses, picking vendors, and choosing locations? In this guest blog post, my latest bride Tara is sweet enough to share some advice from her experience of planning a small, low-key elopement in another town! Here's what she had to say:
Throughout the years, I've worked in both photography studios and on-location, and I assure you there IS a way to get (almost) effortless photos of your toddler. In this post I share two major things that I want to tell every mom that feels stressed out, panicked, or defeated when their three-nager is due for a photoshoot.
Wedding ring tattoos are really popular right now - for a good reason! Read all about the non-traditional wedding ring trend and things to consider beyond not having to remember where your rings are after you wash the dishes.
Don’t be left swiping your credit card days before your wedding! Check out these things that brides typically don’t think about or budget for, as well as some things you definitely need, and things that will make the day so much better and keep everyone happy!
Wanting a unique and breathtaking senior session without the studio tricks? Do you wonder when the perfect time of day to take photos is? Here's tips on when to plan your shoot and how to make sure your pictures will GLOW! I also share how $20 drastically changed my photography, and a feature of Carrie's gorgeous senior session!
Are you putting together a collage or scrapbook of your favorite wedding photos? Making a keepsake gift with some family photos? This post explains how to create a font as unique and meaningful as the photos you already love!
Are you a bridesmaid? Do you have friends that are girls? Chances are, you will be in or involved in a wedding at some point in your life, and there's no better way to support your bestie than by being the most kick-butt bridesmaid or friend you can be on the wedding day. In this first ever guest blog post, the beautiful Mary Kuhne shares 10 lessons that bridesmaids can learn from her vast experience - 11 I do's and counting!
If you have a grumpy groom-to-be that's not jazzed about engagement photos, a lifestyle session may be the perfect thing for you and your hubs-to-be. Not sure what that is? How it works? What to do? Read more!
How I got the shot with some of my more adventurous senior sessions. Plus, are you curious what expensive piece of technology I ruined in my pursuit of the perfect portrait? Read all about it and my other daredevil stunts I've pulled off as a photographer!
The past month or so, I've been spending every free minute doing something I hardly ever did these past 5+ years after moving out on my own: thinking about, caring about, and working towards having a beautiful home that I love. Please enjoy a lighter take on the moving advice no one gave you! I hope it saves you from a few headaches and disasters during your next move!
In a recent survey I conducted with 20+ brides, I got the scoop about what their grooms were concerned about during the wedding planning process. Are any of these things your groom has voiced an opinion about? Some of it may just surprise you!
Styled shoots are great for you to look out for and pay attention to because it literally shows you a "trial run" of all the best, hand selected vendors in your area. Who better to pick a team of super services that those that are in constant community with each other in the wedding industry?
Not only is it really important to have great communication with your photographer because of personality, but its also good to let us in the loop so we can be prepared with the right gear (and literally be in the right place) to make sure every little detail and moment that is important to you is captured to the best of our ability.
Are you considering having your wedding on or around a holiday? As if weddings aren't overwhelming enough, let's throw the craziness and busyness of the holidays into the mix! But, there can be some great benefits to hosting your friends and family around such iconic times. Whether it's New Year's Eve like Casey and Jon, or a Labor Day wedding, Halloween wedding, Valentine's Wedding - whatever - there are lots of great reasons to take on the added logistics of a holiday wedding.
The season of lights may just leave us feeling the darkness more than ever, and as my dear friend and guest blog writer Will reminds us, there is a light available for all of us that can permeate any darkness. I hope you enjoy this very special guest post edition of the blog written Will and he and his wife's adorable lifestyle photos to follow!