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If you’re reading this post, it’s probably because you’re engaged, planning your wedding and wondering what the cost of elopements are compared to the 100+ person wedding you might have started planning. Or maybe you always knew you wanted to elope or keep your wedding small but you’re wondering why it feels so expensive. This […]

The Cost of Elopements

March 23, 2022

cost of elopement If you're reading this post, it's probably because you're engaged, planning your wedding and wondering what the cost of elopements are compared to the 100+ person wedding you might have started planning. Or maybe you always knew you wanted to elope or keep your wedding small but you're wondering why it feels so expensive. This post is packed with helpful insight on determining a budget with some real case studies of budgets from my actual couples.
join small wedding 8x10 2 If you're reading this post, it's probably because you're engaged, planning your wedding and wondering what the cost of elopements are compared to the 100+ person wedding you might have started planning. Or maybe you always knew you wanted to elope or keep your wedding small but you're wondering why it feels so expensive. This post is packed with helpful insight on determining a budget with some real case studies of budgets from my actual couples.

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Planning your wedding is hard, amiright?! It can feel even harder when you’re planning an elopement or small wedding because there are so few resources out there for people planning those kinds of wedding days. Luckily, in the age of social media we have a custom tailored support group for you that’s only a click […]

3 Reasons to Join an Elopement & Small Wedding Planning Community

February 2, 2022

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Choosing how to have an unplugged wedding ceremony (or not) is one of the must-answer wedding planning decisions couples need to make today. If you’re still not sure which way to go, let the wedding planning tips and perspectives in this post help you out. There are pros and cons to having an unplugged wedding […]

How to Have an Unplugged Wedding Ceremony

October 6, 2021

unplugged wedding ceremony If you're reading this post, it's probably because you're engaged, planning your wedding and wondering what the cost of elopements are compared to the 100+ person wedding you might have started planning. Or maybe you always knew you wanted to elope or keep your wedding small but you're wondering why it feels so expensive. This post is packed with helpful insight on determining a budget with some real case studies of budgets from my actual couples.
plan engagement photography session If you're reading this post, it's probably because you're engaged, planning your wedding and wondering what the cost of elopements are compared to the 100+ person wedding you might have started planning. Or maybe you always knew you wanted to elope or keep your wedding small but you're wondering why it feels so expensive. This post is packed with helpful insight on determining a budget with some real case studies of budgets from my actual couples.

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Woot! you’re engaged and all like “Let’s have an engagement photography session!” And then you’re like, “Wait, what do we need to do to plan our engagement photography session?” This post is going to give you all the details on how to plan your session, when to schedule your engagement photos, how to do engagement […]

Engagement Photography: The Ultimate Planning Guide

October 6, 2021

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It’s a common theme that professional photographers hear about and talk about: the value of the photos we produce. In Facebook groups we are inundated with “ISO reasonably priced photographer” or “doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.” (Side note: if you post looking for any service anywhere ever, please just avoid these phrases since […]

Why is Wedding Photography So Expensive?

September 30, 2021

why is wedding photography so expensive cupcakes If you're reading this post, it's probably because you're engaged, planning your wedding and wondering what the cost of elopements are compared to the 100+ person wedding you might have started planning. Or maybe you always knew you wanted to elope or keep your wedding small but you're wondering why it feels so expensive. This post is packed with helpful insight on determining a budget with some real case studies of budgets from my actual couples.
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I’m going to get a little real and raw in this post, and I hope readers and potential clients can appreciate my honesty and vulnerability here as I completely detail my process for backing up photos. But first, why it matter that I am doing that. Wedding photographers have an enormous responsibility to their clients. […]

Backing Up Photos as a Professional Photographer

September 30, 2021

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If you’re a couple putting your wedding timeline together either by yourself or with your photographer and planner, you might be asking yourself whether or not you should go with a First Look at your wedding. When the couples I work with are planning their weddings, I generally try not to have opinions on how […]

Why to Have a First Look at Your Wedding

September 30, 2021

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wedding timeline 8x10 1 If you're reading this post, it's probably because you're engaged, planning your wedding and wondering what the cost of elopements are compared to the 100+ person wedding you might have started planning. Or maybe you always knew you wanted to elope or keep your wedding small but you're wondering why it feels so expensive. This post is packed with helpful insight on determining a budget with some real case studies of budgets from my actual couples.

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Planning a wedding is hard. Let’s destress and figure out how much wedding photography coverage you need by answering some simple questions to arrive at the perfect wedding day timeline for you. 1. Do you want preparation photos? If you want all those gorgeous detail photos and the the fun pictures of you and your […]

Wedding Day Timeline for Photography

September 30, 2021

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Knowing what to ask a wedding photographer can be hard – most people are hiring one for the first time and they don’t know what they should be looking for unless they have a wedding planner guiding them. I like to start off all my client consultations with any questions that they might have for […]

What to Ask a Wedding Photographer

September 30, 2021

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Weddings are expensive, and the cost of a good wedding photographer is nothing to sneeze at! We all start off having these dreams of our perfect wedding day and then we start getting quotes back on what that dream is going to cost us and suddenly eloping is starting to look really good. Most of […]

3 Bad Tips for Budget Wedding Photography

September 29, 2021

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You love being in nature because it restores & heals your soul.

You have this feeling that you absolutely MUST explore somewhere or something new before you burst at the seams!

You sing the words to soulful songs that tell stories about all the stages of love.

You love to indulge in a good fantasy book or show.

You know who Helen Frankenthaler is without Googling it.

You love being in nature because it restores & heals your soul.

You have this feeling that you absolutely MUST explore somewhere or something new before you burst at the seams!

You sing the words to soulful songs that tell stories about all the stages of love.

You love to indulge in a good fantasy book or show.

You know who Helen Frankenthaler is without Googling it.