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July 10, 2018

As a wedding photographer, I think engagement sessions are an absolute must before your wedding.  So much so, that I have photographed an engagement session just two days before a wedding because the groom lived in Ireland!  But once you have done an engagement session, what do you do with the photos?  There are actually a lot of fun options!  Here are some of my favorites.

July 3, 2018

You know that family portraits are important for your wedding day.  But, thinking about it is starting to stress you out.  What photos do you want?  What photos will your mother-in-law be disappointed that you missed?  Will there be enough time?  What if Grandma Julie forgets about pictures?  And the list goes on.

But it does not have to be that way!  Family photos can be easy breezy and stress-free, even on your wedding day.  I promise.  Here is how.

June 26, 2018

As the bride and/or groom you are quite literally the center of attention on your wedding day.  Your friends and family want to celebrate your and your relationship.  You want to enjoy the day to the fullest.  Because, believe me, it goes too fast!  The key to enjoying your wedding day?  Delegation.  Here are some of the top things to delegate on your wedding day.

May 29, 2018

I am exhibiting at the Arizona Bridal show this weekend!!!  I am completely re-designing my booth for this year and am really excited to meet all the engaged couples!  This is my third year doing the bridal shows.  I feel confident in my experience at these shows to give some tips for attending a Large Bridal Show!  These are the shows with more than 100 vendors vs smaller shows that venues put on of their preferred vendors.

May 15, 2018

After the wedding ceremony comes the celebration!  Also known as the reception.  You and your guests are all excited because now you are officially married!  Naturally, you want to have an amazing reception to celebrate your marriage.  Here are three quick tips for a fun filled reception.

March 27, 2018

When you first start looking at wedding photographers, it can be overwhelming.  Especially in a place like Phoenix where there are so many to choose from!  You may start your search with looking through pages and pages of photographers on Wedding Wire, The Knot, or Google.  Or maybe you ask for suggestions for wedding photographers on Facebook.  Be prepared to still receive a ton of suggestions there too.  As you are looking through all the profiles and websites, know there is light at the end of the tunnel!  Your wedding photographer is out there!  And I am here to help you narrow down your choices until you find the one.  Here are the top things to consider when looking for a photographer for your wedding.  

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!