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I know many of my readers are facing a huge struggle with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their wedding plans. I’ve touched on this subject before, but now we are in deep, and everyone seems to have their lives on hold in one way or another. Now, we need to […]

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“You can plan a pretty picnic but you can’t predict the weather.” -Outkast   Yes, yes I did just quote Outkast. You know, a plethora of unpredictable things that you didn’t plan for are in the ream of possibility—and your wedding is not exempt. While its never something a couple wants to consider, sometimes all […]

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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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Hi friends. We have all seen the “front porch sessions” or “free content” or “free headshots” making the rounds on social media lately. I personally have been tagged, texted, or sent dozens of sweet messages about people encouraging me to partake in something like this movement. I believe it is all with the best of […]

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Dipping my toes into the wedding industry for the first time was not as a photographer, but as a florist. When I first started working in weddings I looked around town to see who was doing what in my field, and the name Jaclyn Journey kept on popping up over and over again. A true […]

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I was brought on to this glam, southern wedding inspired shoot by my friends at the Filson Historic Society. We wanted to highlight the newly constructed event space, Designed by the very same mastermind behind the gorgeous show Barn at Ashbourne Farms. Real couple Yasmeen and Justin brought incredible energy to the day (ahem, when […]

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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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Engagement sessions are some of my favorite days on the job. Bringing my camera along to really dig into the personality of a couple, really seems to put my clients at ease when it comes to their wedding day. It can be so confronting to have pictures taken, so a session before the wedding, when […]

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