Candid Photography:  Getting the Guys on Board

Candid Photography: Getting the Guys on Board

We’ve all seen “getting ready” photos from a wedding. The bride and bridesmaids pop a few bottles of champagne, have their hair and makeup done, get into their dresses, etc. The groom and groomsmen lounge around, drinking longnecks and passing around a bottle of top shelf whiskey before donning their tuxes. It’s one of my favorite parts of the wedding day to shoot because it’s fun and casual and chock full of great candid moments. Continue reading →

New Orleans Destination Wedding

New Orleans Destination Wedding

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Jesse and I hopped a plane last weekend to go to the Big Easy for Carrie & Cody’s New Orleans destination wedding. The weather was gorgeous and the venue, Race & Religious, was steeped in Louisiana history.  Continue reading →

Chief Hosa Lodge Wedding

Chief Hosa Lodge Wedding

Catherine’s a girl who knows what she wants and goes after that, and that’s something I hold in the highest regard. Her persistence was evident in the many stories shared at Catherine & Kacey’s Chief Hosa Lodge wedding. And even though it was snowy and cold outside, the lodge was warmed by the fire and good company. Continue reading →

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

We’ve photographed weddings for nearly nine years, and during that time we’ve collected hundreds upon hundreds of “behind the scenes” candid shots of ourselves working. Whether taken by me or Moira or by an assistant or an aspiring photographer who came along to “shadow” us, these photos always seem to offer a unique perspective into the creative process. Continue reading →

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Mixed Martial Arts Engagement

Mixed Martial Arts Engagement

Kirsten and Mike’s mixed martial arts engagement session was a wonderfully collaborative experience. As owners of and coaches at MMA gym The Training Camp, it was a no-brainer to highlight that aspect of their life during their engagement shoot. But we also had an idea that had been simmering for a while and suspected that they were the perfect couple to try it with. The result? A mixed martial arts engagement session followed by some fun with champagne bottles! Continue reading →

Anatomy of a Photograph: Fire Extinguishers

Anatomy of a Photograph: Fire Extinguishers

In each installment of our educational blog series, Anatomy of a Photograph, we’ll break down one of our trickiest wedding photos. From conception to composition, equipment to camera settings; subject to lighting, you’ll find out exactly what went into creating the image.
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Should We Do A First Look?

Should We Do A First Look?

Throughout the wedding planning process, there are a ton of decisions that need to be made. Should we get married in the mountains or the city? Do we hire a DJ or a band? What should we serve for dinner? Which song will we play for our first dance? But one question you may not have considered yet is “should we do a first look?” Continue reading →

Should I Negotiate With My Wedding Photographer?

Should I Negotiate With My Wedding Photographer?

Weddings are expensive. And when planning a wedding, it’s only natural to want to save money where you can. But should you negotiate with your wedding photographer?

The short answer? It depends on the photographer.

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How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 10): Dance Party

How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 10): Dance Party

In this blog series, How to Shoot a Wedding, we’ll be exploring, one by one, all of the “must haves” that need to be captured throughout the wedding day to create a well-rounded shoot. We’ll discuss the reasons each is important, examine some common challenges wedding photographers face in these situations (and how to overcome them), and provide a few insider tips for how to shoot like a professional. So grab your camera bag and let’s dive in…

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How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 9): Reception

How To Shoot A Wedding (Pt. 9): Reception

In this blog series, How to Shoot a Wedding, we’ll be exploring, one by one, all of the “must haves” that need to be captured throughout the wedding day to create a well-rounded shoot. We’ll discuss the reasons each is important, examine some common challenges wedding photographers face in these situations (and how to overcome them), and provide a few insider tips for how to shoot like a professional. So grab your camera bag and let’s dive in…

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Best of 2016

Best of 2016

Another year and another great wedding season in the books! You know what that means. It’s time again to take a look back at the year in weddings (and engagements) with another installment of our annual year-end wrap up. With all of our great couples and venues, we found it extremely difficult to whittle this down to a manageable number of photos. That said, here they are: our favorite photos of 2016! Continue reading →