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Wedding Etiquette: Don’t Be “That Guy”

| October 2, 2013

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times!! Why can’t we unplug for a few moments to fully enjoy life – especially those once-in-a-lifetime moments that are happening right in front of us? Dear wedding guest, your mobile device does not make you a professional and does not give you permission to […]

Tuesday Groom’s Day: The Groom’s Moment – the First Look.

| October 9, 2012

Hey guys! Whether it be the first look from the altar or a private first look session, I LOVE to see the groom’s reaction to his bride when he sees her for the first time. There is NO replacing or re-staging that moment!! Here are some epic groom moments… Photo: Michelle Newell Photography Photo: […]

Trend Alert: Wedding Music Videos

| September 13, 2012

Wedding Music Videos. Have you heard? Have you seen? In addition to video proposals and flash mob surprise weddings, we now have wedding music videos. A fun, new trend in wedding video that is quickly becoming viral! These aren’t your average “wedding videos.” They’re not even videos of the wedding – though there is some […]

Flippin’ Fun (part of FAB Friday Finds series)

| April 6, 2012

How many of you remember flip books? When I was a kid, I thought I was something’ when I could draw a series of stick figures on the side of my notebook and “flip” them to make them come to life. Oh yeah! Fast forward…oh…a bunch of years (HaHa) and we have PicFlips!  PicFlips has […]

Wedding Photography Draws Us In

| January 25, 2012

I love looking at the photographs that come back from a couple’s wedding and seeing unique and precious moments – stolen moments – that the photographer captured from the day. I have not been so moved by wedding photography as I have been with Cami and Erik’s wedding photographed by Josh Elliott of Josh Elliott […]

A Picture is Worth More Than…

| January 3, 2012

Dear Bride, You’ve heard this a thousand times by now…read it a million times on Twitter, Facebook, and wedding blogs…that photography is so important on your wedding day! Videography/cinematography is equally important to capturing the special moments in life. I am passionate about special moments! Special moments need special attention…but is this worth it to […]

Wedding Video: The Time of My Life

| August 29, 2011

Could you use a smile today? I can think of no better way to start off a new week than by watching this musical wedding video that’s sure to make you smile! Thanks to Style Me Pretty for sharing this video from Cinematic Touch! Another great reason to hire a professional videographer/cinematographer to capture your wedding […]

What To Wear To An Engagement Session

| August 26, 2011

Here is my first guest blog post! I “met” Kathleen and Joe of JoPhoto recently through photographer friends on Facebook, Family Stone Photography. Now that we’ve connected and they show up in my news feed on Facebook, I caught their article the other day about what to wear to an engagement session. I thought this […]

Wedding/Engagement Videos

| June 17, 2011

Watching this video just makes me smile. Can you imagine the amount of work that had to have been put into making this? WOW! What do you think about making a video like this for you and your fiance? Totally fun or total headache?

Trash the Dress Photo Session

| July 9, 2010

One of the newest trends emerging from America’s wedding obsession: the Trash the Dress session. A what? That’s right. Trash the Dress. The ultimate goal of a Trash the Dress photo session is art: to produce striking photos of a woman in a symbolic white dress in a setting in which she would never normally […]