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PLANNING OUR WEDDING

How We’re Budgeting for our Wedding

May 22, 2019

(A two year long engagement x paying for 99% of the wedding ourselves) – a down payment on a home = ??? Let’s Cut the Cake is our newest series on AJ and I planning our own wedding as a pair of wedding photographers! Over the next year, we’ll be sharing our process and inviting you in on […]

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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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    Why We’re Choosing a Long Engagement

    May 16, 2019

    Let’s Cut the Cake is our newest series on AJ and I planning our own wedding as a pair of wedding photographers! Over the next year, we’ll be sharing our process and inviting you in on our decision making and witnessing trial + errors! It’s called Let’s Cut the Cake because that’s what AJ and I will be doing on […]

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    Eight Years Together – Letters to Each Other

    May 16, 2019

    AJ, Each year I think we have hit our ceiling and our relationship can’t grow anymore than it has. I think I was looking at engagement as the peak of the mountain where we’d stay forever. But the truth is the mountain probably doesn’t have a peak. It has little flat parts where we get […]

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    Let’s Cut the Cake

    May 16, 2019

    May 16th 2019. On this day last year, the morning of our 7 year anniversary, I woke up to AJ leaving for work and telling me to open my present after I left. It was a record player.  Something he boasts now about being juuuust big enough that I don’t suspect anything else. That record […]

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    The Alexander at Creek Road Wedding

    May 14, 2019

    The Alexander at Creek Road Wedding – Steph & Aaron This is it. The phrase that was engraved on Aaron’s wedding band. The title of the song they danced their first dance to. Under the twinkle lights, on a beautiful May evening. Surrounded by their friends and family, under the glow of sparklers that everyone […]

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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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    Education

    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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