Posts tagged Wedding Archives
It's Been A While...

Boy oh boy, how do I begin this? Well, first of all.. hey friends! Long time no speak! As you can tell from the title of this post, it’s been a WHILE. Life has been crazy. I moved to Raleigh from Charlotte in the summer of 2017 (I can’t believe it’s already been that long... WILD…) and threw myself into the photography world while also trying to work a full time job. I networked more than I’ve ever networked before and was able to meet and connect with so many talented people.

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Joe + Jennifer | Married

You guys have heard me talk about my cousin Jennifer before. Well, this past September she married her best friend and love of her life and I got to capture the day! I couldn’t be happier for Jennifer and Joe. They are so perfect for each other in every way and my family is so excited to have Joe officially apart of the family. Here are a few of my favorite images from their special day!

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The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve | Raleigh, NC Wedding Venue

A few months ago I decided that I needed to focus on more photography education and creating content that could help me grow in the off season. Styled shoots are a perfect way to to do that! When I went to my local Tuesday Together meet-up at The Meadows, I knew I had to shoot there one day. After meeting Stacia who owns Oak City Bridal (if you missed when I photographed her adorable boutique, you can view that here!) we decided to make the shoot simple, a little different, and overall..have fun and create beautiful content!

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Christopher & Tierney | A Classic Downtown Cary Portrait Session

Happy Monday friends! I'm so excited to be sharing Christopher and Tierney's portrait session with you today! I met these two back in April for lunch and I knew immediately that we clicked. We chatted about our growing businesses and how nice it was to be able to connect with people who share your passion. Time has flown by since that lunch date and our planned session came just in time for the hottest day we've had in North Carolina this year!

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The Groom's Guide

Yesterday I asked newly engaged brides if they had any questions that I could write a post about that would help them as they pursue planning for their big day. Well, while I was brainstorming I thought that this post for grooms might be a good place to start. More often than not, the wedding day turns into the BRIDE'S day and the groom doesn't get too much attention. I think there is a stigma that grooms don't really want to be involved in the process and yes, sometimes that's true. But it's not all the time.

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The Wedding Timeline | The First Look and Romantic Portraits

If you've never heard of a First Look before, the simple answer is that it's when the groom see's the bride before the ceremony and they have a few moments to themselves to let it sink in that they're about to get married. It's been seen as non-traditional but it really is becoming a new tradition! The number one reason I recommend having a first look is because it allows for the couple to have intimate time with each other.

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Gear For Wedding Days

Today I thought I'd share a "What's In My Bag" type post with you guys! When I was first getting started I didn't know what all I would need to photograph a wedding. I researched soft boxes, flashes, tripods, lenses, and a ton of different camera bodies. Ultimately I settled on Nikon and got my very first camera: the D3200. I love that thing, LOVED it. But as I was doing my research I knew that if I wanted to grow with any type of photography career, especially weddings, that I'd need to buy a full frame body and invest in prime lenses. 

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The Wedding Timeline | Getting Ready and Bridal Prep

Originally, I was going to write one big post for this topic but I feel like it will be an easier read if I break it down. That being said, today I want to talk about the wedding timeline! If you are a newly engaged bride this series is for you. There are a lot of details that go into planning a wedding and although it's fun, it can also be very overwhelming. I want to help take a little bit of that off of your plate!

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Seven Ways To Use Your Engagement Photos

I've shared why I love engagement sessions in the past but I love talking about them because I think they're important! They give you a chance to get to know your photographer before the big day arrives and allows you to get comfortable with being in front of the camera. Not to mention, it can be a nice break from wedding planning! Once your receive your images from your session you can do all sorts of fun things with them.

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Spring Color Palette Inspiration

Who doesn't love a good wedding color palette, right?! It may seem early but Spring will be here before we know it and if you're a bride getting married and are still trying to think of a fun color palette then this post is for you! A palette like this will give your images a range of contrast and have your wedding album popping full of color. It's one of my favorite palettes because it can be really diverse! You can have bridesmaids in navy or coral dresses, groomsmen in navy or grey suits, the possibilities are endless.

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The Nifty Fifty

When I first started in photography I didn't really have a clue what type of lenses I wanted to use. I had been use to using black and white film for class and my professors never stressed the difference your lens could make. After I started following a few wedding photographers I couldn't understand how they're couples seemed to really pop off of the backgrounds. I knew about depth of field but my images never looked like that. I stumbled upon the answer one day and have never looked back!

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