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Wedding Planning


August 1, 2018

Because guests will likely spend the most time at your wedding seated at the dinner table (assuming you are opting for a formal seated dinner service), it makes a great impact on the guest experience when the table is dressed up nicely. Since every couple has very different styles, this post is going to be […]

July 26, 2018

Seating assignments can be one of the biggest headaches of wedding planning. The RSVPs have finally come in, which means the wedding is getting close, and you have limited time to create the chart. It can be a daunting task, especially when you have guests who don’t get along or don’t know each other. To […]

July 24, 2018

One of the hardest parts of planning your wedding will be creating and managing your guest list!  Pulling a list together of your family and close friends is simple enough, but then it can get tricky. You’ll be amazed how many people end up getting added on after the first draft has been created. What about […]

July 21, 2018

So you’ve gotten engaged and you probably have your eye on your photographer (or maybe you’ve booked them already!) and you’re probably super excited to go take engagement photos. Maybe even use them for your Save-the-Dates. Well, great! I highly recommend an engagement session before your big day, but have you also booked your photographer […]

July 17, 2018

Couples everywhere are mulling over the decision of whether or not to have a first look. It’s definitely a controversial topic in the wedding industry, and ultimately you two are the only ones that can decide if it’s right for you. There is something traditional and even a little bit magical about having your first […]

July 13, 2018

Getting engaged is such an exciting time, and taking engagement photos is a great way to celebrate your new piece of jewelry and kick off your wedding planning process. Not only are engagement sessions fun and great to use for your Save-the-Dates, but it’s a great chance for your photographer to get to know you […]

July 10, 2018

You probably have some kind of idea for your wedding. Maybe you know the colors, have a certain theme you want, can picture the exact centerpieces you’re dying to have, or have an idea of how you want the place settings designed. Odds are though, that you’re still searching for inspiration. And there’s A LOT […]

June 28, 2018

Let me start by saying that I know this like a really obvious thing for a photographer to say, but being a photographer, obviously I know a little something about photos and photo quality. It is my area of expertise after all, and that’s why I feel the need to start this very important discussion […]

June 26, 2018

Today I want to chat about something that, as a photographer, just bugs me. This is a bit of a pet peeve of mine, so I want to give you all the reasons you shouldn’t use silk flowers on your wedding day. Opting for real flowers is absolutely the best way to go, and here’s […]

June 23, 2018

Weddings are stressful. As much fun as they are and even though it’s an incredibly happy day, there’s no denying that they bring on a little anxiety. Between all the planning, large amounts of family coming together, and plenty of money put toward the day, it’s easy for tensions to run high. Taking the stress […]