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Top Knoxville Wedding Venues Honestly, I’m surprised I haven’t written this blog post long before now. I don’t have a ton of couples that inquire with me before they already have their venue, but every now and then I do, and I wanted to compose a list of my top 10 venue picks of Knoxville! […]

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A couple weeks ago a dear friend reached out about a sticky situation she was put in. She’s a newborn photographer…and a wonderful one at that…and one of her siblings is getting married. They asked her to both be part of the wedding AND photograph various pieces of it throughout the day. She started explaining […]

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Should you Hire a Videographer or Not? The very first vendor you should reserve after you’ve gotten engaged and chosen your date is your venue. For the most part, each venue only hosts one wedding a day and getting that location secured first should be your number one priority. After you’ve secured the location, your […]

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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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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.