Shopping for a photographer: red flags + things to ask about

  You probably have 12 cousins, 2 aunts, 5 uncles, and 400 friends who are photographers. Everywhere you look you can find someone with a camera trying to make a little money.   But here’s the thing—just because everyone you know is a photographer, doesn’t mean they’re all good photographers or even worth paying for. […]

Mar 10, 2020

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Shopping for a photographer: red flags + things to ask about

  You probably have 12 cousins, 2 aunts, 5 uncles, and 400 friends who are photographers. Everywhere you look you can find someone with a camera trying to make a little money.   But here’s the thing—just because everyone you know is a photographer, doesn’t mean they’re all good photographers or even worth paying for. […]

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Mar 10, 2020

Yes, You Should Do a Bridal Session. Here’s Why

 In the south, bridal sessions are normally added onto wedding packages without much thought. It’s just a thing brides are supposed to do when they get married down here! (But things are way different in the northern part of the country. I hear photographers in the north all the time saying they wished brides up […]

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May 30, 2018

The film process for a wedding day | What to expect

You’ve decided to book—yay!!! (I like this scenario.) Now, what can you expect? Let’s walk through what your wedding photography experience will look like with me! (Because it may differ from other photographers who don’t photograph with film.) BEFORE Before your wedding day ever comes, I’m ordering rolls of film. Day-Of I’ll show up in […]

May 2, 2018

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The film process for a wedding day | What to expect

You’ve decided to book—yay!!! (I like this scenario.) Now, what can you expect? Let’s walk through what your wedding photography experience will look like with me! (Because it may differ from other photographers who don’t photograph with film.) BEFORE Before your wedding day ever comes, I’m ordering rolls of film. Day-Of I’ll show up in […]

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May 2, 2018

My Favorite 3 Love Songs for Weddings + My Best Tip for Finding More

It was two nights before my wedding when I finally sent my DJ a playlist of songs I wanted. (He hated me, I’m sure.) IT WAS SO HARD TO DECIDE. I picked out the perfect song for when I walked down the aisle (one Tyler liked also), but other than that, I had no clue […]

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Apr 26, 2018

Money Questions to Ask When Picking a Wedding Venue (Number 3 You Might Not Know to Ask)

If you really think about it, you’ll realize that your wedding venue is probably the most important purchase you’ll make for your wedding day. It really determines and sets the mood for everything else. Your venue determines what your photography will ultimately look like, how the flow of your ceremony will go, your stress level […]

Apr 10, 2018

tips for picking a wedding venue with a budget

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Money Questions to Ask When Picking a Wedding Venue (Number 3 You Might Not Know to Ask)

If you really think about it, you’ll realize that your wedding venue is probably the most important purchase you’ll make for your wedding day. It really determines and sets the mood for everything else. Your venue determines what your photography will ultimately look like, how the flow of your ceremony will go, your stress level […]

tips for picking a wedding venue with a budget

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Apr 10, 2018

Our DIY Wedding Stationery – Invitations, Programs, and More—Designed by Me!

I decided to design my own wedding invitations. I figured it would be cheaper, and would ensure that I got exactly what I wanted. In the end, I was happy with them, but MAN was that a stressful thing to take on while I was graduating from college, planning a wedding, buying a house, and […]

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Apr 5, 2018

Paying for a Second Shooter: Worth it or Nah?

I got an inquiry on Instagram a few weeks ago from a sweet bride, but unfortunately I was already booked on her wedding day. She did something unexpected though whenever I told her I was unavailable and wished her the best…she asked if she could pick my brain. Um…YES. My number one planning tip, ever, […]

Feb 22, 2018

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Paying for a Second Shooter: Worth it or Nah?

I got an inquiry on Instagram a few weeks ago from a sweet bride, but unfortunately I was already booked on her wedding day. She did something unexpected though whenever I told her I was unavailable and wished her the best…she asked if she could pick my brain. Um…YES. My number one planning tip, ever, […]

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Feb 22, 2018

3 Tips for Getting Your Groom to Cry When You Walk Down the Aisle

Whether you admit it freely or not, there’s a good chance you want your groom to cry when you walk down the aisle, right? Or at least have some kind of reaction?! As a bride, I definitely wanted Tyler to cry (although I didn’t tell him that), and as a photographer, I want every groom to […]

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Sep 26, 2017

Basically Custom—Yet Easy, Quick, and Affordable Wedding Invitations | Basic Invite: Featured Post

*This post is sponsored, but all of the writing and opinions in this post are 100% mine. All imagery is provided by Basic Invite. When it comes to wedding planning, sending out invitations and save-the-dates is a beast in and of itself. Once you’ve conquered your guest list, which takes a village, you’ve got to […]

Jul 26, 2017

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Basically Custom—Yet Easy, Quick, and Affordable Wedding Invitations | Basic Invite: Featured Post

*This post is sponsored, but all of the writing and opinions in this post are 100% mine. All imagery is provided by Basic Invite. When it comes to wedding planning, sending out invitations and save-the-dates is a beast in and of itself. Once you’ve conquered your guest list, which takes a village, you’ve got to […]

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Jul 26, 2017

The Differences in Film and Digital Photography | Shooting Hybrid

The differences in film and digital photography are pretty noticeable! Once you understand them, you’ll be able to tell which images were probably taken with film and which ones were probably taken with digital. In a previous post I talked about the reasons I love to shoot both mediums. They both have pros and cons, […]

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Jul 20, 2017