Wedding Day Budget Planning | 5 Simple Steps to Success

As a one time bride and also as a small business owner, I completely understand the stress of budget planning. Knowing what you need, but feeling overwhelmed & not knowing where to start can be maddening. In order to be successful, you must have a clear plan BEFORE you start spending. I've assembled five steps to help you get started with YOUR wedding day budget planning. Take a look. :) 1.Estimate The first thing required for successful wedding day budget planning is figuring out how much you can realistically afford....

Laguna Hills Wedding | The Hills Hotel

  The very first night Ben and Nadine met, they knew it was something special. Maybe they couldn't quite put their finger on it, but they knew. Time has only reinforced this feeling. They decided on a winter wedding last month, and Nadine, like any bride was nervous about what the weather would be like, but it turned out to be a gorgeous day. Not too hot, not too cold and plenty of sunshine. Not a cloud in the sky. They chose The Hills Hotel as the backdrop for their...

Hidden Gems & Digital Dust

I was sitting at my computer scouring my hard drives for some photos to add to my website. I went back - allll the way back. Seriously, there's not a folder I didn't flip through. About halfway through my search I came across an album of images that I had all but forgotten about. And then there it was. A photo that meant so much, that said so much, sitting in this folder collecting "dust". [caption id="attachment_1766" align="aligncenter" width="426"] Photo credit: Kalani Sanders[/caption] I took a quick break from what I...

Best Of 2012 Photos

  I thought it would be nice to take a look at some of the best moments in 2012 while I finalize a few last minute tweaks for the article about wedding photography costs. Here's a look at some of my favorite moments and captures from this past year! I'm very excited for this new year! I have a lot in the works and I'm looking forward to sharing it with all of you! Later on this week check back for the long awaited article...

I’ve Been Featured On SnapKnot!

Not long ago I joined an online community called SnapKnot that helps brides find and connect with photographers in their area. It's a great site for brides to log on and compare the work and cost of photographers side by side. They also feature great articles and tips about wedding photography! I'm very excited to share the featured post they did of my photography today! Click here to check it out!   [post_ender]...

Laguna Beach Engagement Photography: Ben & Nadine

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Ben and Nadine for their Laguna Beach engagement photography session recently. While we were there they told me the story of how they met: "I met the perfect person for you!" We've all heard it before. A helpful friend wants to introduce us to a friend of a friend. They tell us all about how perfect they are for us, they show us a picture and hopeful, we agree to meet them. And that's when Ben knew. The night they met he knew...

Wedding Day Timeline: Vital to a Successful Day

No matter how big or small your wedding day is, it will require some strategic planning in order to run smoothly. Even the most well planned weddings have their mishaps and delays. This is why it's vital to have a solid timeline in place so that all your wedding vendors can work together to keep the day on track so you won't have to worry about it. I work closely with my brides to make sure they have a solid schedule for the day and they communicate important...