Wedding Planning 101

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After 11 years of shooting weddings, I’ve noticed some very common “complaints” from couples after their wedding day. I guess I shouldn’t necessarily say “complaints.” “I wish I would have knowns” is a better description. What you’re going to get here is definitely from a photographer/photograph perspective and are unique hacks I would venture to […]

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After the wedding, there are so so so many things that need to happen. Just when you think you’re going to gain all this extra time because you are no longer planning a wedding, you really fill that gap with all the things you need to do after you’re married. Someone once told me they […]

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It’s pretty standard now in the wedding photography industry to have a second shooter present on any wedding day that is 8+ hours. Every lead photographer will utilize their second shooter differently based on the way they run their wedding day, how they build their timeline, and the specific elements of the day their second […]

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There is so so so much to be said about first looks, you guys. I mean, honestly. In the magazine I send out to my couples after they book with me, there are at least a dozen pages just devoted to discussing a first look. Nonetheless, one of the questions I get most is, “Should […]

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This topic may not necessarily pertain to wedding planning, but it is definitely something I am passionate about and has almost fallen to the wayside over the past decade or so. That is printing your photos. You have all these photos taken by these professionals. They are delivered via online galleries. You’ve downloaded them, saved […]

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Wedding Card Designs and Wedding Place Cards by Basic Invite I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve been doing flatlays every single wedding for the last year and a half or so and really marketing them! That’s because I LOVE them. I love details and I love styling them and I love paper products. In case […]

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The Never Again 50% Off PRINT SALE As I typed out this header, I almost said “The Annual Print Sale” or the “Semi-Annual Print Sale.” Neither of those are true though because the ONLY time I give a sale on prints is if you book a preview party with me. Meaning if you hire me […]

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Top 5 Ways to Find Bridal Education Put your hand up if you are trying to plan a wedding and have no frickin’ clue what you’re doing. Now, keep your hand up if this is the first wedding you’ve planned. If your hand is up right now, trust me when I tell you that you […]

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Should you do a boudoir session? This is the question that burdens a lot of brides. I get it all the time… I could NEVER do that, but I know my fiancè would LOVE it. Let me put your mind at ease and give you a few pieces of information you may not have thought […]

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Different Types of Unity Ceremonies On Monday this week, I had a bridal session with an amazing bride named Megan. During her portraits, she asked me what she should be thinking about when it came to their ceremony. If she was going to have to script it up? If they had to write their own […]

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The Guide

A lot of moving pieces go into planning a wedding day timeline and we know it's easy to feel like a hot mess! Grab our free guide to plan the perfect timeline for your day.