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....

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...

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...

Orange County Portraits| Chris’ Baseball Session

I was never very good at sports. PE was complete and utter torture for me. Last kid picked on teams? No, not me, I was always second to last because at least I wasn't drooling on myself.Β  My own mother referred to me as "athletically challenged." When it comes to sports, I stick to my strengths, hellloooo channel surfing! Last week I met up with Chris, who is the opposite of athletically challenged. He does baseball, soccer, you name it. We went to a local ball field to get...

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...