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Questions Every Engaged Couple Should Ask their Photographer

Jul 30, 2019

Questions Every Engaged Couple Should Ask their Photographer This post is waaay long overdue. We’ve had ten consults with new couples in the last two weeks, and I realized we get asked the same questions quite frequently! If you’re anything like me – I like to read up as much information as I can to be prepared! […]

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How to Survive a Summer Engagement Session

Jul 16, 2019

Guess how hot it was this weekend in Austin, Texas.  It was 98 degrees.  Felt like 103. And I would consider that not that bad. Texas summers are no freakin’ joke y’all. But summer is also the time that most people have lots of free time. They can take vacations. The sunset is really late, […]

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Our Favorite Texas Hill Country Venues

Jul 2, 2019

It’s hard to pick favorites when everything in the Texas Hill country is so easily beautiful! The backdrop is so beautiful it’s definitely hard to go wrong. Over the last 3 years of shooting weddings on the reg, we have come to find a handful of favorites that are near and dear to us! I’ll […]

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Our Tips on How to be the Best Bridesmaid & Groomsman

Jun 18, 2019

Our Tips on How to be the Best Bridesmaid & Groomsman Our perspective on weddings thus far has been only as wedding photographers. Meaning, we had never even been in a wedding and learned all about weddings through the lens (no pun intended) as wedding photographers. And then, once we got engaged last May, we […]

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What is AJ’s role as a Second Shooter at HMP?

Jun 3, 2019

AJ’s Role as a Second Shooter at HMP So, chances are that you’ve seen this random guy around the HMP (Holly Marie Photography!) realm. You probably know he’s my high school sweetheart, and now we’re engaged. And you might know he’s my second shooter, too! But what exactly does he do around here? Because he […]

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All the Small Things: 8 Wedding Day Details You Don’t Want to Forget

May 21, 2019

So what are “details” and why are they such a big deal? I have talked before about the details and my love for them! And there’s a reason why we kick off a wedding day with these little details. I truly believe that detail photos start the day off by telling your wedding day story […]

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The 3 Secrets to Pinterest-Worthy Getting Ready Photos

May 13, 2019

The 3 Secrets to Pinterest-Worthy Getting Ready Photos Just like last week – I’m going to let you in on another little secret… Most of the adorable “getting ready” shots you see on Pinterest are not as candid as you think! While we love the candid stuff (and about 50% of our days are totally […]

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Maximizing Your Wedding Photography Coverage

May 10, 2019

  Welcome back to our series on Timeline Tips and scheduling your wedding photography coverage! If you missed the first few you can check them out here: Previous Timeline Series Posts: 01. Getting Ready to Get Ready 02. 5 Ways The First Look Can Change your Day 03. How to Ace Your Family Formals 04. Reception […]

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