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Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive? (Part One)

Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive? (Part One)

“Four grand just for pictures?! My sister has a camera and she’ll do it for free!” I’ve heard some variation of this more than a few times throughout my wedding photography career. And I get it. I feel the same way about dentistry. But here’s the thing: there’s a lot more that goes into running a wedding photography business than just snapping a few pictures on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading →

The Reality of DIY Projects

The Reality of DIY Projects

We asked LaTasha Baldwin from Little Details, LLC, to share her expert perspective on DIY wedding projects. LaTasha has over 18 years of event planning experience and has seen it all. Read on if you’re considering DIY for your wedding… Continue reading →

5 Unique First Dance Song Ideas (Pt. 3)

5 Unique First Dance Song Ideas (Pt. 3)

A couple years ago, I wrote a blog post on five unique first dance songs that I’d like to hear played during a bride and groom’s first dance. Moira then followed up with five songs of her own. Since the original post, I’ve come across a ton of other great music, so I thought why not revisit this topic once more. The goal here is to provide you with some lesser known titles that haven’t been played to death at weddings. So without further ado, here are five more unique first dance song ideas. Continue reading →

6 Reasons to Have an Unplugged Wedding

6 Reasons to Have an Unplugged Wedding

With the technological advances of the past decade, the means to photograph digitally have been made available to everyone, and at a reasonable price. Be it a consumer-grade SLR, a compact point and shoot, or an iPhone or iPad, we can all snap pictures whenever a photo-op presents itself. Continue reading →

Lifting the Veil: On Pinterest

Lifting the Veil: On Pinterest

Navigating the wedding industrial complex can be tricky. That’s why our new series, Lifting the Veil, aims to set the record straight on some common beliefs held by engaged couples. We want you to be an informed consumer and a savvy wedding planner, so without further ado, let the myth busting begin…
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10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Wedding Photographer

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Wedding Photographer

It’s wedding planning season again and, if you’re getting married in 2016 (or 2017 for you early birds out there), you’re probably meeting with a bunch of vendors right now. Lots of decisions need to be made in the coming weeks/months and choosing your photographer is definitely one of the most important. So what are the most essential questions to ask when hiring a wedding photographer? Read on to find out.

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How to be Comfortable in Front of the Camera

How to be Comfortable in Front of the Camera

Some people are natural extroverts who love the limelight. The vast majority of us, however, can be a little self-consciousness in front of the camera. So what can you, the bride and groom, do to help calm the nerves before your wedding and be comfortable in front of the camera? Well, lots of things. Continue reading →

Lifting the Veil: On Repetition

Lifting the Veil: On Repetition

Navigating the wedding industrial complex can be tricky. That’s why our new series, Lifting the Veil, aims to set the record straight on some common beliefs held by engaged couples. We want you to be an informed consumer and a savvy wedding planner, so without further ado, let the myth busting begin…
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Lifting the Veil: The “Investment” Fallacy

Lifting the Veil: The “Investment” Fallacy

Navigating the wedding industrial complex can be tricky. That’s why our new series, Lifting the Veil, aims to set the record straight on some common beliefs held by engaged couples. We want you to be an informed consumer and a savvy wedding planner, so without further ado, let the myth busting begin… Continue reading →

Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Wedding Photographer

Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Wedding Photographer

Wedding photographers are a resourceful bunch. They’re problem solvers. If the bride is nervous on her wedding day, they put her at ease and make sure she’ll be comfortable in front of the camera. If four of the five groomsmen are inexplicably missing during the bridal party shoot, they rearrange the timeline to make sure those images will be captured later on. If it’s raining during the couples’ portraits, they use it to their advantage and make a cool photo incorporating the weather. They go into a vast array of different shooting situations and, regardless of an infinite number of variables, they make art that will be treasured by the bride and groom for years to come.

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