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I cannot believe that it’s already been almost 8 years since I married my person! And while I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on what I wish I had done differently and what I’m glad I did, I definitely see things in a different light now that I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer. […]

Honest Thoughts on My Wedding Day: From a Wedding Photographer

The sentiment of, “your wedding day flies by in the blink of an eye” couldn’t possibly be more true. At the end of your wedding night, you’ll probably find yourself wondering where the day even went as you pull bobby-pin after bobby-pin out of your hair. Before you know it, you’ll be celebrating your 1 […]

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Photographer

Have you ever had those moments in life where you can’t help but to think “you’ve got to be joking”? Ally and Peter’s urban Nashville, Tennessee engagement session had all the makings of becoming one of those moments. But thanks to their flexibility and faith, we were able to make the most of the situation […]

Urban Nashville, Tennessee Engagement Session

Nashville engagement session at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

You would probably never guess that Ally and Peter’s magical foggy engagement session in Nashville, Tennessee actually took place at sunrise. Despite the 4:00am wake up call, and the session not exactly going as planned, it’s safe to say that the end product was even more beautiful than we could’ve hoped for! As soon as […]

Magical Foggy Engagement Session in Nashville, Tennessee

Foggy cliffsideNashville, Tennessee engagement session

When it comes to deciding what size wedding is right for you, there are several factors to consider. From location, to budget, and everything in between, it can be a daunting decision. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I’ve had the honor of capturing weddings of all sizes. While it’s ultimately a personal decision, I’m […]

How to Decide What Size Wedding is Right For You

Maui wedding photographer

Where are all my “I have no idea what to wear” people at? Uff, I feel you! And then you add in finding an outfit for your engagement session!? As a wedding and lifestyle photographer (and past bride), I know firsthand how daunting the task of choosing the ‘perfect’ outfit can be. There seems to […]

5 Tips for Choosing Outfits for your Engagement Session

North Shore Minnesota engagement session

The time is nearing… high school juniors everywhere are starting to think about their senior year that’s just around the corner. They are beginning to look at colleges, think about their future plans, dream about graduation day, aaaand get ready for senior pictures! If you are a junior or a parent of a soon-to-be high […]

Preparing for Your Senior Session

So, he popped the question, the ring is on your finger… but now what? Planning a wedding can seem like a completely overwhelming task. Sometimes you don’t even know where to start! This is why I wanted to create a complete wedding planning guide to help you get started. By having a checklist for yourself, […]

Complete Wedding Planning Guide

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100 Conversation Starters for Couples

As you’ve probably noticed, first look wedding photos have been a popular trend for a while now. On the other hand, the time-honored practice of waiting to see your sweetheart is still a strong tradition. As your wedding day approaches you may be trying to decide whether you want first look wedding photos, or whether […]

Pros and Cons of a First Look