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Is Wedding Photography Really an Investment?

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Planning your wedding and thinking to yourself “Is wedding photography really an investment?” The short answer? No. The long answer? Read on… There’s a trend in the wedding industry that’s bothered me for years and that’s the tendency of wedding photographers to refer to the cost of wedding photo packages as an “investment.” It’s not…
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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Wedding Photographer

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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…
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5 Things to Look for in Your Wedding Photography Contract

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So you’ve found your perfect wedding photographer and want to hire him or her for your big day.  Inevitably, the next step will be to sign a wedding photography contract.  For many of us, this can be a little intimidating; we can’t all be lawyers!  But you do need to inform yourself before putting pen…
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5 Unique First Dance Song Ideas

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So you’re planning your wedding and you’re looking for a cool song for your first dance that hasn’t been played to death. Of course, there are a ton of great classics to choose from, but there’s also a plethora of more under-the-radar tunes that aren’t as mainstream. I’m going to skip any further preamble and…
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