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My favorite part of weddings are the details that each bride chooses, they are always unique to each and every bride and truly reflect her personality.  After I arrive and meet and greet with the bride, her family and all of her attendants I will ask for her bouquet, the rings, her shoes and of…

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  • Mike TophamDecember 7, 2010 - 11:45 pm

    Great work! Thanks for taking the time to get such wonderful images…

    Mike Topham

  • PedroDecember 13, 2010 - 5:35 pm

    Very nice work on the details. Some times its overlooked, but you surely capture it for them.

  • Ulrich RothDecember 13, 2010 - 5:43 pm

    Wonderful – love the details!

    Ulrich

  • Tim WildDecember 13, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    Awesome detail shots, you found great spots for everything, and they’re so clear and vivid :)

  • Great shots very photojournalistic! I love the colors!

    Lane Photography | Nashville Family Photographers

    http://www.lanephotographykids.com

Back in September I attended the MJ2Day workshop put on by Melissa Jill.  I posted about how I love the friendships that come out of workshops and with this workshop I had an awesome roomie Claire!  She took a chance and said she would room with me even though we knew nothing about each other…

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The second day of the MJ2Day we covered business information which is what I needed to hear the most.  My business has really grown by leaps and bounds since I went full time this summer and I wanted to figure out how to manage everything and make it easier on me and my brides.  I…

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  • miranda regerOctober 5, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    natural instincts, “lightest golden brown” baby!!
    gotta love color out of a box. ;)

    keep up the good work on frequent blogging – love reading your posts! :)

  • PamOctober 5, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    It was great meeting you at the MJ2Day Workshop. Could not agree with you more in what you have written here.
    I’ve put you in My Favorites and intend to follow your photography career.
    Keep up the great work.

  • kateOctober 6, 2010 - 10:15 am

    It was so great to meet everyone. I had learned so much from the workshop, but even more from all the women that attended. I can’t wait to see how our businesses all grow.

    I look forward to meeting you for lunch in the near future.

    Keep blogging, I am really enjoying your posts as well.

    And yes we are soul sisters. Never going back to Corporate.

I have stalked her blog for over two years now, basically since I started planning my wedding and somehow in my searches found her.  I immediately was drawn to how open she was with her knowledge and she truly became an inspiration for me over the last two years.  Who is she you ask, she…

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So while I love having two separate sites to showcase my portrait work versus my wedding work keeping up with two blogs is pretty much impossible for me.  One always suffers.  I think that if you read my blog and enjoy my work you want to see all of it in once place so I’m…

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