During this time of year, with a bit more free time, I have the opportunity to sit down and write/share images that will hopefully educate those I work with on getting the most of their wedding photography experience.

When thinking about the photography portion of the day, it is very easy to come up with beautiful locations for portraits. However, planning out where you get ready and the quality of light that fills the space is just as important. The getting ready portion of the day is filled with many beautiful, candid moments and memories with friends and family, so why not be just as thoughtful when planning where they are photographed?

Today, I want to share some easy tips on making the most of your wedding day morning:

1. (The most important) Get ready in natural light. This makes a huge difference in the quality of your photos

2. Have all your details set aside before the photographer arrives (Dress, jewelry, shoes, bouquet, garter, veil, etc)

3. Clear the space of clutter

4. Allow for extra time. It is always better to be early than feel rushed!

5. Soak up every minute! The day goes by so quickly, remember to relax and enjoy such a joyful celebration!

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Meet Tom and Colleen! These two were guests at a wedding I photographed this past March, and now I am lucky enough to be a part of photographing their big day in 2015!

A few things about this session — 1. I want both of Colleen’s outfits she wore 2. These two are so beautifully in love with one another:)Tom and Colleen have such kind, gracious hearts, not only towards me since meeting them but also in the presence of one another. There is a feeling of trust and care when they embrace, and I really enjoyed capturing that beauty during the final weeks of Fall warmth!

Enjoy highlights from the time I spent with these two:)

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I had the pleasure of photographing apparel for my brother’s online store. The apparel was designed for his newest album, Black Bear. It’s always fun working on different projects when I am usually bopping around in the wedding scene:) Thank you to Drew, Kristine, Robin, and Luke for modeling!

To view and purchase apparel, check out his online store HERE

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Brian and Madeline are making my blog look so pretty today! I absolutely have loved getting to know these two and finding out such common interests we share. It is so enjoyable chatting with couples and developing relationships with them. I absolutely believe that helps couples invite me into their precious moments that I get to capture.

Madeline and Brian are two sweet people, and that is exactly how they are when they are together — gentle and kind. From the time we spent together, It was touching to see how Brian is a protector of Madeline. He cares and nurtures her, and she embraces and accepts that love beautifully.

We spent a gorgeous Fall evening at St. James farm, filled with colorful backdrops and bikes:)Oh what a fun time we had that evening! Enjoy highlights below!

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