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Engagement Session You probably know what an engagement session is at this point. If you haven’t experienced one yourself, you likely know someone who has or you’ve at least seen some engagement photos online through different outlets. But do you know WHY engagement sessions are so important? Your first thought probably goes straight to the […]

Engagements, Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Engagement Session

September 17, 2019

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How to choose your Wedding Photographer There have been so many studies done on wedding planning. The Knot and Wedding Wire both do big ones. According to these studies, the thing that has changed most over the last 5-7 years is the reliance on online reviews and word of mouth marketing. Young brides are either […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101 || Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

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Here’s the thing about a wedding day…there is so much that has to get done. Since certain parts of the day need to happen at a certain time, it’s almost impossible to ensure your “bride & groom portraits” time slot falls during golden hour. Most photographers remedy this by carving out a small chunk of […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Importance of Sunset Photos

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Reception Exit Ideas About a month ago, I posted on my instastory and asked what would be helpful to brides in my Wedding Planning 101 series. One of the responses that I got back was for unique reception exit ideas. Of course, everyone knows the sparkler exit. This is by far the most common around […]

Wedding Planning 101

Wedding Planning 101: Reception Exit Ideas

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This post is going to sound so biased because…well…I’m a vendor. Of course, I want to be treated well, but I also want to explain why I feel this is so important. Plus, I have a few ideas for you so you want to treat your vendors especially well. Or maybe just some pointers you […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101: Treating Your Vendors Well

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Wedding Day Timeline One thing that surprises new brides the most is how early they have to get in their dress to start photos before the ceremony. Now this will vary from photographer to photographer… some photographers are less hands on and just document the day unfolding, some photographers spend an hour with just the […]

Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101 || The Importance of a Timeline

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Bridal Session: It’s not just about getting pretty pictures There is so much more to a bridal session than just getting pretty pictures of yourself. 15-20 years ago, bridal portraits were part of the engagement process. You then printed one of those photos on a massive scale, had it framed, and sat it on a […]

Bridal, Wedding Planning 101, Weddings

Wedding Planning 101 || Why do a Bridal Session?

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