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I have a little secret to tell anyone that has been following me for less than three years: before I was a wedding photographer, I was a wedding Florist! I loved getting my hands into the different textures and colors of nature. According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, […]

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It finally happened. You are getting married. Everything is so exciting and things are starting to move…well, fast! It feels almost unreal, yet things are definitely happening, and brace yourself: the hours, days, and weeks following this special moment after you said yes are bound to be a whirlwind of planning. There is so to […]

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Oh, Chicago. A photographers dream, am I right? This gigantic Midwestern city is mecca for architecture and a fountain for the arts, and it is one of my favorite cities in the country.  If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen that this week I have been doing my very best getting to know Chicago […]

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BUCKLE UP, BUTTERCUP You asked, and I am answering. Wedding Photography is no easy subject and interviewing potential wedding photographers can be a daunting task. Here are some questions you should be putting out there when looking for a wedding photographer. I want to add something one of my brides said to me recently. She […]

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It is never easy to talk money, but having a clear budget for your wedding is essential for any couple getting ready to tie the knot.When you think about your wedding, what are the details that stand out in your mind? Do you want to have amazing flowers, over-the-top attire, or a killer DJ?  Sitting […]

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One of the questions I hear asked the most when it comes to planning a wedding is “how can we cut costs?”. I am all about getting the hard conversations out of the way and talking numbers. Determining your budget for your wedding is priority number one when it comes to effective planning. First, look […]

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