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Off the Clock: Portugal

Off the Clock: Portugal

Posted by / May 20, 2017 / Categories: Off-the-clock / Tags: , , / -

Moira and I travel a lot for weddings, but we also do our best to fit at least one personal trip into our schedule each year. It had been a while since we ventured outside of North America (New Zealand in 2009), so we sat down this winter and opened up Kayak Explore to scan the globe. Our eyes immediately went to Europe, where there was an abundance of cheap flights available from the Mile High City. Continue reading →

5 Unique Mother-Son Dance Song Ideas

5 Unique Mother-Son Dance Song Ideas

Over the years, we’ve received a ton of traffic to our site from brides and grooms-to-be looking for “under the radar” first dance song options that haven’t been played to death. In case you missed it, you can check them out here: Continue reading →

Anatomy of a Photography: NOLA

Anatomy of a Photography: NOLA

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 settings; subject to lighting, you’ll find out exactly what went into creating the image. In this one, we look at how to take nighttime wedding photos.

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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 →

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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