Category Archives: Wedding Tips

My Life : Tips to Lose Weight

So this might seem like an odd topic to talk about on a photography blog but I have always loved sharing my journey in life in the hopes that it speaks to others like me! Plus I know so many brides are looking to lose weight before their wedding so I thought my experience might be...

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8 Questions to Ask Wedding Pros Before Booking

Hiring the right team is critical to planning your dream wedding…and it can also be quite stressful.  How do you find the right match for you?  How do you know who to trust?  Where do you go for advice? That is why I wanted to share with you 8 Questions to Ask Wedding Pros Before Booking....

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5 Tips to Choose Your Wedding Photographer

5 Tips to Choose Your Wedding Photographer It’s engagement season, that time frame from Thanksgiving to Valentines Day where guys are getting down on one knee and surprising the one they love with hopefully a knock-out ring! I have no idea when the term Engagement Season was coined but I noticed jewelry stores are now...

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Planning to Propose?!?!

It’s Thursday and your probably wondering where is today’s wedding!  Well we are taking a break this week (aka Melissa had a Saturday off), but no worries there are two fabulous weddings coming up on the blog very soon!  Instead we are going to talk about proposals and give me an excuse to show off...

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Wedding Tips!

When I was planning my wedding I had a folder on my work computer and one on my personal computer where I copied photos that I loved to get ideas for my own wedding.  It never failed though that the photo I needed was always on the other computer.  There were sites to create inspiration...

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