Should We Have a First Look?

As you're planning your wedding, you no doubt have many things to consider. As a photographer, one of the questions that my clients often ask is "Should we have a first look?" More than anything, your wedding day is about you and your husband (or wife) to be. If any particular tradition is important to the two of you, then you should stick to it. However, if you and your fiancee are open to a different approach, there are definitely some great benefits to having a first look. What is...

How to get the best family photos on your wedding day

How to Get the Best Family Photos on Your Wedding Day

Ahh the ever important family formal photos! They’re kind of a big deal on the wedding day, but if not planned properly they can get pretty unorganized very quickly, and really start to mess with your timeline! So let’s talk about how we can make it easier on everyone involved. Efficiency and communication are key to making this part of your day run smoothly! Here's a few tips on how you can get the best family photos on your wedding day. Make a List First of all, figure out...

8 Ways to De-Stress While Wedding Planning

There are a million things to do: You need to call the caterer, update your timeline with the photographer, make sure all the girls got their dresses fitted; All the while, your future MIL is nagging about the rehearsal dinner and your boss totally caught you on Pinterest instead of working on the project you were supposed to have finished yesterday. While all of these things need to get done, they can't be done well if you’re rushing through each task like a madwoman. Today I’m going to...

why you shouldn't skip out on engagement photos

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Out On Engagement Photos

Today we're talking about engagement photos! Aside from simply being a fun experience, there are actually some really great benefits that come from scheduling an engagement session! Let's take a look at a few! A chance to get to know your photographer Of all your wedding vendors, the photographer is the one you will spend pretty much your entire day with. That being said, you want to make sure that the photographer you hire is someone you enjoy working with and someone you trust. An engagement session is the perfect...

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....

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...