Friday, March 22, 2013

SPRING

Spring is here! To celebrate the beginning of spring, I thought it would be fun to feature some of the gorgeous bouquets I've photographed. Nothing says spring like fresh flowers!



Happy Friday!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

FIRST LOOK

Breaking away from tradition and seeing each other before the ceremony is becoming more and more popular. Some couples find the idea of a First Look intimidating, so I want to share some of the inspiration behind it. I came up with a list of 3 reasons why I’m a fan of first looks:

1) MORE TIME. Having a first look allows for more time to take portraits during the wedding day. You can schedule as much time as you want. The more time for portraits, the more images you’ll receive later- always a plus! People also tend to feel more natural in front of the camera when they’re not being rushed. And when there is a beautiful white dress and a couple on the happiest day of their lives, I could shoot for hours!

2) RELAXED SCHEDULE. Having a first look also means having a more relaxed schedule. When couple, wedding party and family portraits are finished before the ceremony, it frees up time later. There is usually less of a time crunch, which means more time for spending with guests or just relaxing!

3) CALMED NERVES. Most couples say that having a first look calms their nerves. As soon as you see each other, excitement will fill the space of any nerves and you can soak in the moment before you walk down the aisle. You get to spend time all to yourselves to just breathe and be happy.

Although I know it’s not for everyone, I just wanted to explain why I think first looks are a great addition to the wedding day! And it’s amazing when you get to see this reaction:



Monday, March 4, 2013

CATCHING UP

After a short hiatus, I'm back! The past month and a half have been nothing but hectic. Josh and I took turns being sick for about 2 weeks straight, then we had to pack and get ready for our move, early February we moved into a new townhouse, and since then we've been trying to unpack and get settled in. Whew! So that's the rundown of where I've been.

And things aren't slowing down either: my sister is having her 3rd baby later this week (I LOVE being an aunt), we're planning a trip to see Josh's family over spring break and I have a couple spring weddings coming up. But I promise I will be blogging here and there in between!

And because every post is better with a picture, here is a peek at our new place coming along. (Bet you can't guess what my favorite color is!)


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