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  • Flower Girls and Ring Bearers | Tips for Cooperation

    Every Wedding deserves the cutest Flower Girls and Ring Bearers.  Sometimes this creates additional stress for the Bridal Party.  I often see that a bridesmaid has been asked for her kids to be the Flower girl or Ring Bearer and this can create additional stress.  I’m going to highlight some things that I’ve seen work…

  • How to Vet your Wedding Photographer | My Answers

    How to VET your Wedding Photographer

    My hubby and I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage this May! But I will tell you about the one thing I regret. Not vetting my wedding photographer better. Being college kids, we didn’t have a ton of money to spend and at the the time we didn’t place…

  • Engaged? | Choosing a Location for Engagement Shoot

    Besides wanting the location to be beautiful, interesting, or meaningful; there are some other things to think about.
    Does the location require a Permit?
    Permits can be applied for by reaching out to the county or law enforcement associated with the location.  For example, Fairfax County charges an annual fee that permits photographers to use their public…

  • 3 Tips for a Stress Free Wedding Day | From a Wedding Photographer

    Everyone knows that planning a wedding can be stressful.  But why do some Wedding Days feel less stressed than others.  Well it’s not based on your personality or even the weather forecast.  I’m going to tell you, as an insider, what you can do in advance to keep everyone’s stress levels down on your wedding…

  • Why are Wedding Details Important? | Bridal Education

    Why are my Wedding Details an important part of the Wedding Day?
    Wedding Details can be anything that you are wearing on your Wedding Day or small items that only pertain to the Wedding itself.  Here’s a short list of some of the most photographed Wedding Details.
    Wedding Dress
    Veil/Hair Piece
    Rings (all three)
    Shoes
    Bouquet & Boutonniere
    Jewelry
    Perfume
    Invitation Suite
    Borrowed & Blue
    Ties
    Fun…

  • DC Proposal | District Winery | DC Marina

    Josh messaged me sometime in July-Early August and told me he was about to propose to his girlfriend, Bethy.  I met Josh last year when his brother Matt and (now sister-in-law) Linnea got married.  Here’s a link to their August Wedding.  Josh and I emailed back and forth for weeks as he was developing his…