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Oh, call it by some better name, For Friendship sounds too cold, While Love is now a worldly flame, Whose shrine must be of gold: And Passion, like the sun at noon, That burns o’er all he sees, Awhile as warm will set as soon– Then call it none of these. Imagine something purer far, […]

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I’ve heard it at weddings. You’ve heard it at weddings. At Last by Etta James has got to be one of the most played love songs at every ceremony in this hemisphere, and yet we never tire of it. Originally released in 1960 (but written in 1941), It has been covered by everyone from Stevie […]

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Originally a cover from a song released by the Postal Service, this version was used in the 2004 film Garden State (which music lovers far and wide adored). While I have heard this one used occasionally at weddings, it is still a rare and touching choice. It’s intimate lyrics talk about togetherness through it all, […]

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3/23/2020

Music Monday:

You guys. How has this song not been played at a wedding I have photographed before? How? This soulful song is like honey, smooth, sexy and sweet. Sade has masterfully crafted a song that sounds like promise and love. I’ve never heard this one as a first dance for a wedding and I can’t wait […]

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Surreal. Thats’ really the only word I can think of that really describes everything that is happening presently in the world right now, am I right? An immensely efficient and mysterious sickness is gripping the globe, and fear and uncertainty are among the myriad of emotions the majority of us are currently experiencing. I wont […]

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Original song by none other than musical Goddess Ellie Goulding, this hit was reimagined and broken down into a soulful duet for the movie Bridget Jone’s Baby. I have yet to hear it on a wedding playlist and I 100% think it deserves to be on…all of them. I listen to a lot of wedding […]

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Somebody please please put this song on your reception playlist. It is such a good one, an almost mega hit from 2009 that is sure to get any party started.  Maybe it’s the easy lyrics, maybe its the power pop rock sound Weezer is famous for, but I can not hear this one without moving […]

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You all know by now, photographing weddings makes my heart so happy. I love being a photographer, I love making people happy and relaxed, and I love doing it with a killer soundtrack! Enter my love song for this Music Monday. This is an upbeat, under the radar love song by Ingrid Michaelson that could […]

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Millennial me is loving this tune from the GooGoo Dolls. The lyrics are honest, driven and straightforward (at one point, he even mentions a white dress so yes, this is an obvious reference to weddings) however I have yet to hear this song played for a first dance, or at a wedding at all. While […]

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  As a wedding photographer, I listen to a lot of wedding music. Something that always strikes me as one of the most signature things a couple can select is the song they have their first dance to, and you would be surprised at how few couples step draw outside the lines in this arena (I’ve […]

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