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A Bride’s Perspective: How a Bridal Session Can Change Your Wedding Day

Feb 5, 2019

To bridal session or not to bridal session? That is the question that crosses all brides’ minds when the subject of photography comes up. You know you want an engagement session, because that time with your honey pre-wedding day is so important! But a bridal session? That takes more pause. I could probably go on […]

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3 Reasons Why You Should Book a Bridal Session

Jan 24, 2019

Any day that I have a bridal session booked with one of my sweet HM brides is going to be a good day. There is something so special and sweet about the whole shebang. Getting all gussied up, your hair and make up done (hopefully all whilst sipping champagne, hello), and then getting buttoned up in […]

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5 Easy Ways to Prep for Your Engagement Session

Nov 1, 2018

Being on the other side of the camera, we always have a blast during engagement sessions! It’s the first time we get to really hang out with our couples (for more than just coffee) – I always think of it like a double date! That said, we know it can be nerve-wracking! Most people have […]

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The First Look Explained

Oct 3, 2018

Here we are. We’ve been going back and forth on email, trying to nail down a time and place to meet. We finally get to sit down in person, and you’re ready with a list of questions (which is actually something we love – please ask all the questions!!). After we’ve gone down the list, […]

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AJ’s Role as a Second Lead Shooter

Sep 12, 2018

Having a second shooter isn’t always the first thing you think about when evaluating wedding photographers. I mean – obviously – they’re a second shooter. But I think a lot of my value stems from the relationship that Holly and I share, and because of the intangibles that I bring to our brides’ wedding days. […]

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Timeline Tips: The Importance of Sunset Photos

May 30, 2018

When you finally sit down to craft your wedding timeline, there are a few obvious things that come to mind. What time should the ceremony start? Based off of that, how early do you need to start with hair and make up? Should you have the bouquet toss at the beginning after the anniversary dance, […]

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AJ’s Side: What “Getting Ready” Looks Like

Mar 14, 2018

Hey y’all! AJ here, to talk about the guys side of the getting ready process. As Holly touched on last week, creating the perfect getting ready photos can be an exercise in patience and preparation. Holly sums it up well when she says that, “while we love the candid stuff, some of the best images […]

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The Secret to Pinterest-Worthy Getting Ready Photos

Mar 7, 2018

This Wedding Wednesday I’m going to let you in on a 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, some of the best images can sometimes need a little coaching to turn them into beautiful memories. We […]

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6 Unexpected Ways a First Look Will Improve Your Wedding Day

Feb 28, 2018

We’ve talked about a few reasons to consider a first look, but now let’s dive into some things you’ve probably never thought about! A first look can have such a huge emotional impact on your wedding day, let alone a logistical impact, and here’s how. 1) It Will Calm Your Nerves: Without a first look, the […]

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All the Small Things: 5 Wedding Day Details You Don’t Want to Forget

Feb 21, 2018

The little details are something so unique to each wedding. And that’s a good thing, because everyone can focus on the details that are most special to them, and create a memorable, unique experience. These are a few things that we feel are most important to remember, and are some of my favorite things to […]

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