March 20, 2018

One of the most important things you can do to have your wedding day run smoothly is to have a solid Wedding Day Timeline.  (The others are hiring an amazing wedding planner and photographer!)  I am not talking about your photography timeline here, I am talking about the entire day.  From the moment you wake up to the end of the reception.

March 13, 2018

I always love when my couples choose a location for their engagement session that is special to them.  But sometimes, they need help with inspiration or just want to take pictures somewhere with killer views!  Either way, I have their back and yours.  Today I am sharing with you my top 5 outdoor engagement session locations in Arizona including Sedona, Flagstaff, Superstition Mountains, and in the Valley.

February 20, 2018

You’re engaged!  Yay!  Now what?  After some celebrating you will start planning your wedding.  First, you need to choose a potential wedding date (or two just in case a must have vendor is already booked for that day!).  Now that you have a day, you can start to look for vendors for your wedding day.  There are so many different vendors you may need for your wedding day, so here are the top 3 to start with. 

February 13, 2018

Wedding albums have come a long way since your grandparent’s or even your parent’s wedding album.  The world of digital photography has revolutionized wedding albums into mini books of your wedding day.  (Or not so mini if you choose!)  And if you think wedding albums are a thing of the past, think again!  This will be your first family heirloom.  Digital files are great, but they do not often stand the test of time.  Can you imagine if your photos were on a floppy disc?!  But albums don’t need to be moved to the new fancy technology.  To show your kids and grand kids your wedding photos, you just have to grab your album off the shelf!

November 14, 2017

There are many reasons one may find themselves without one or both of their parents on their wedding day.  Maybe they passed before you got married.  Or you and/or your family is estranged from them.  Or maybe they have an illness and cannot be the center of attention with you.  Maybe you never knew your mother or your father.  Whatever the reason may be, it is more common than you think to be without one of your parents on your wedding day.  But with many of the wedding traditions revolving around your parents, it may have you wondering how to navigate these parts of your wedding day.  Don’t worry!  There are tons of ways you can adapt these traditions to make your wedding day perfect.

November 7, 2017

There are so many things that can happy on a wedding day.  From bad breath from lunch time snacks to split zippers on bridesmaid’s dresses.  You cannot prevent or plan for everything, but a Wedding Day Emergency Kit can help!  There are plenty of people who sell pre-made wedding day emergency kits!  And they are hella cute!  But if you are looking to DIY yours, here is a great list of things to include.

October 31, 2017

This one is for the gentlemen.  Grooms and groomsmen tend to be overlooked on the wedding day in regards to getting ready tips.  All the tips and inspiration seem to be about the ladies!  While it generally does not take as long for the guys to get ready on a wedding day, it is still a crucial part of the day!  Here are my tips for all my dudes to have an amazing wedding morning.

October 24, 2017

Let me first start by saying there are so many wedding traditions!  They vary from culture to culture, religion to religion, and even state to state!  With America being the melting pot that it is, it is hard to know which traditions you should use and which ones you should skip.  You will for sure be asked if you are including various ‘wedding traditions’ in your wedding by friends and family throughout the planning process.

For example, while planning our wedding, my (now) mother-in-law asked if we would be doing the Chair Dance at our wedding (the Hora).  I explained that we would not as neither their family or my family are Jewish.  My mother-in-law had not attended many weddings and did not realize this was a Jewish tradition.  Don’t be surprised if you get asked about a tradition that you are not familiar with or is part of other cultures.  This is an effect of that great American melting pot of cultures.

October 10, 2017

When was the last time your family had professional photographs taken together?  You know, the kind you frame and decorate your home with.  Years ago?  Never?  At my wedding it had been about 9 years since my dad and I had professional photos together.  For my husband’s family, our wedding was the first time they had professional photos taken together, EVER!  If you fall into either of these camps, then you (or mom) is going to put high importance on the family pictures from you wedding.  So, you want to make sure they look extra amazing.  (And if you don’t fall into one of those camps, read on because you will still want amazing family portraits!)  The best way to making your family photos really stand out is with outfit coordination!

October 3, 2017

I absolutely love when couples put pieces of themselves and their relationship into their wedding!  I always love seeing the new and unique ways that they personalize their wedding.  Beings it is one of my absolute favorite things, I wanted to share with you some ideas on how to add your personality to your wedding!