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My Facebook feed has been overflowing with flower, chocolate, jewelry, and even coffee advertisements. (Now why would Facebook’s algorithm decide to give me coffee ads? Hmmm…) Valentine’s Day is definitely upon us! Living in the world of wedding photography, we naturally love Valentine’s Day. It’s a celebration of love, after all! And isn’t love what […]

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Yay! You’re engaged and can’t wait to start meeting with cake artists and trying on dresses. Super fun! Today’s question: do you need to go find the biggest and prettiest wedding planning binder on the shelves?

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I was reading an article a little while ago about a couple who had gone to a marriage counseling session. The complaints seemed petty, but I suspect the issues went way deeper than the symptoms. The counselor at one point in the session told the couple that “everything will work out”. There was more to […]

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Ceremony lighting can make a huge difference in your pictures, yet it’s something that many brides never even realize they need to consider. As a bride before I became a photographer, I know I never thought twice about ceremony lighting! Your professional photographer has a camera that can deal with a lot – things like […]

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I’ve loved quotes for as long as I can remember. They were doodled on my Lisa Frank notebooks and taped on my Space Makers. (Who remembers those?!) One of my favorite quotes as a teenager: “Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instruments afterward. Start your day…with God.” ~James Hudson Taylor Even […]

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If your guy is like most grooms, sometimes it takes a little convincing to get him on board with the whole “pictures taking thing”. Girls love to get dressed up and smile for the camera, but most guys don’t put it on the top of their favorite date-night activities list. We’re here to help. :) […]

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We all know what it’s like to come home tired, cranky, and just kind of annoyed with life. The smallest things can set us off, and quickly. When those tense emotions make you critical of anything and everything, be careful about going into attack mode! There’s a big difference between attacking and discussing. It’s important […]

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How do you like to dream about your fresh new year? Do you write New Year’s resolutions, or just make one or two goals to work toward? So many people are super on top of it and have their goals ready by January 2nd. I always have to take a deep breath, take some time […]

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In the business world that Joel and I live in, we talk a lot about working in our business versus working on it. Working in our business means doing what I call the “busy work”. It’s writing blogs, designing albums, editing sessions, sending emails, and the four hundred and twenty-eight other details that go into every […]

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{Venue: Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation // Dress: The Something Blue Shoppe // Hair and Makeup Artist: Brianna Cunningham} This is my favorite of all favorites in our 2016 “Best of” series! Every photographer has certain things that they love to photograph the most, and the bride and groom romantic portraits is at the top for […]

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How did you know I would write a personal blog post about coffee? Just a wild guess, you say. ;) In case you haven’t been following our journey for very long, there’s something important you should know. We love coffee. We also love to travel. I mean, really love to travel. And really, really love epic […]

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Did you know that most husbands really and truly want to make their wives the happiest creatures on earth? That sounds like it’s straight out of a Jane Austen novel… The truth is that guys have a strong desire to be your hero. He wants to ride in like a knight, all decked out in […]

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