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I had the honor of photographing a unique modern bohemian wedding where Mexican and Bulgarian traditions held hands, and created something beautiful.

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It’s June and guess what we celebrate this month? Father’s Day! What better time to share some Father-Daughter Wedding songs! Now, the song you pick to dance with your father is going to depend on your style. Maybe the lyrics are more important to you than the actual music or perhaps you want something more […]

Father Daughter Wedding Songs

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Finding the perfect wedding venue can a lot of time and research! It can sometimes be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding. You have this vision on your mind and on your Pinterest board, and finding THE perfect venue can be tricky. How do you pick a wedding venue? Although it might […]

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

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Whether you are looking to hire a wedding photographer or are on the hunt to update your family picture, it is very important to ask questions before hiring. If you’re unsure what you should be asking, you’re in luck. I wrote a blog post about what you should ask a wedding photographer before hiring them, […]

What NOT to ask a photographer

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Now that busy wedding season is upon us, a big question I get asked is, ” Should we do a first look? “ In a heartbeat, my answer will always be, “Yes!” But here is the thing. Not only is it my professional opinion as a photographer, but I was also a bride a few […]

The First Look: Pros and Cons

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If you and your fiance are feeling a little nervous about your engagement pictures, I am here to tell you that you’re not alone. I shoot people (with a camera) for a living, and I still get awkward and nervous in front of a camera! So it’s totally normal to feel the nerves kicking in, […]

6 Tips for a Better Engagement Pictures

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Everyone wants to save money on their wedding, and wedding DIY projects are a great way to do that. However, there are certain things that you should leave to the professionals. 1. Pictures Far too many couples have hired a cousin or friend to take casual photos at their wedding to save costs, only to […]

5 Wedding DIY Don’t

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Your budget is one of the first things you and your partner will discuss when planning your wedding. It can also cause the most stress! Below are three things that can affect your wedding budget. Location Your wedding location will play a significant role in the creation of your budget. Venues that are in popular […]

3 Things That Could Affect Your Wedding Budget

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Should we invite kids to our wedding? This is one question that every bride and groom will ask themselves as they plan their wedding and create their guest list.  Most couples already have friends and family members who have children, so this can be a tough decision. Children tend to get bored and fussy quickly. […]

How to Entertain Kids at Weddings

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Trust is a big factor in any relationship. This also applies to your relationship with your wedding photographer! There’s a reason you chose them specifically to capture your big day! While you may have a vision of how you want some of your images to turn out, for the most part, you are going to […]

5 Things To Trust Your Wedding Photographer With

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Your wedding day is easily one of the best days of your life. It consists of the little (and big) things that represent you as a couple, a day for all of your friends and loved ones to enjoy, and one that you’ll remember forever. However, there are so many things you need to focus […]

5 Reasons Why You Need A Wedding Planner

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You’re engaged! Cue the confetti! You have probably picked out a date, narrowed down a venue, and very likely a photographer. If you haven’t, click here because guess what? You found her! One of the questions I get asked most is, “do we even need engagement pictures? So how do we prepare for it?” My […]

How to Prepare for Engagement Pictures

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One of the biggest questions you will get is, “Have you picked out a date?” With good reason! Without a wedding date, you can’t move forward with the planning. Will it be a spring wedding? Fall wedding? Winter? New years? You get the idea. I want to talk about a few wedding dates you might […]

3 Wedding Dates to Avoid

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As you start checking items off your wedding to-do list, you’ll eventually find yourself searching for a photographer. If you’re not sure when you should start, click here to find out! You are probably already following some amazing photographers you love on Instagram, but you should still ask some questions before you seal the deal. […]

8 Question to Ask Wedding Photographers

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How much do you value Wedding Photography? Unless you plan on displaying your shoes and centerpieces at home, the only real memoir you will have is what your wedding photographer captures. As you might already know, there is a lot that goes into planning a wedding—finding the perfect venue, deciding on a date, what style […]

When to Book your Wedding Photographer

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