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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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   My friends, it had felt like forever since I had gotten the chance to have a camera in my hand. My spring weddings had all rescheduled due to Covid-19, and even though small events had been cleared, it was looking like it was going to be months before my lens got to see a […]

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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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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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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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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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Okay y’all. I had the prefect engagement shoot this past Saturday and I am so dang excited to share the photos with you. Really. I want to print them off and hand them out on the street. We took our time, drank beers, played with the light, and made things casual and easy. It is […]

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