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You’ve picked the dress, venue, cake, florals, and every little detail in between to create your dream wedding. But what about your getting ready photos? This commonly overlooked portion of your day is just as important as those wedding party photos, and with these tips you’ll be sure to start your wedding day off on the right foot.

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Organize Your Accessories

Have all your accessories set aside and ready to photograph. This includes your jewelry, shoes, guarder, veil, and anything else you are planning on wearing. Please remove any price tags or packaging from these items so they are ready to grab and go.

Bring the Bling

I prefer to photograph your rings during getting ready, so if possible have all wedding bands with you while your getting ready. This includes your engagement ring, and both wedding bands.

Hang your dress on a nice hanger, no cheap plastic allowed!

Consider having a custom hanger made if you really want to add something special. How fantastic would this gold hanger be for your wedding? If I could do it all over again, this hanger would be a must!

Keep it clean

No one likes a messy room, so while your getting ready try to keep the clutter to a minimum. If every surface is covered with clothes, leftovers from lunch, and makeup these will show in the background of your photos.

Comfy + Cute

If you’re looking for a fun, functional bridesmaid gift, considering picking up one of these lovely robes from Plum Pretty Sugar. Not only will you all look adorable while getting ready, your ladies will have the perfect keepsake.

Don’t Forget the Invite

This is a great time to get a few styled photographs of your invitations. So you’ll want to bring a copy along with the envelope, rsvp cards, and any additional pieces.

Most importantly, while your getting ready don’t forget to have some fun! I’m a big fan of Champagne toasts, cheese platters and dance music. Whatever makes you happy be sure to bring it to help set the mood for your wedding day.

 

  • Rachelle - Great tips! I love the feeling of the images you included, you can feel her happiness. Great job capturing such precious moments! :)

It’s already May! Hard to believe, right? Wedding season is officially in full swing and I couldn’t be happier. Each wedding brings a new opportunity to create something beautiful and unique for my couples, a challenge I welcome with open arms! I also happen to photograph some of the best people around, so a long day of shooting is typically filled with lots of laughter, joking and good times held by all. Andrea and David’s love story started many years ago with their first date at the Los Angeles Fair. Exactly 10 years later David proposed to Andrea at the same fair, and just a few weeks ago they officially became husband and wife! It’s especially sweet to photograph a couple with a long history together, and I’m confident these two will have many more happy years ahead of them.

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Venue: The Summit House Restaurant  |  Hair & Makeup: The Girls Beauty Shop  |  Coordination: Lynnea Larson

  • Rachelle - Beautiful! Love the pin wheels and bright pops of color. Very festive and fun!

  • Lori - Wow – amazing colors, great dresses, beautiful bride and handsome groom. So wonderful! Best wishes you two!

  • Leticia - A magical wedding! Great guests, amazing food, photos & entertainment.

  • GRaelon brown - You guys did an outstanding job! My brother never looked so good! Haha. Your photography captured tannon and Samantha looking absolutely amazing and it’s apparent you guys all worked very well with each other. Best of luck to you in your future weddings!

Get ready for lots of oohs and aahs, because this newborn session is too cute for words! Meet sweet baby Mason, and at only 5 days old he has already won the hearts of countless adults (including mine). With a full head of hair, and perfect button nose it was love at first sight for his proud parents.

I absolutely adore photographing newborns, and feel so honored to document their first few days of life!

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I had to share the last few photos from the shoot. This outdoor setup might be one of my all time favorites!

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  • John - Omg cuteness level 9000+

  • Rachelle - Aww, what a cutie pie!! Love every shot! Can’t wait until I have a little one for you to document! ;)

I absolutely love when I get the opportunity to work alongside talented people, especially when I look up to and admire them. So naturally I was really excited to see what Flower Allie and the wonderful ladies of Agape Planning had in store for Chrissy and Russell’s Nixon Library wedding. In addition to a truly phenomenal team of vendors; my couple, along with their families were such a joy to be around. Every detail was perfection, and you could just feel the excitement in the air.

There were literally hundreds of beautiful moments during Chrissy and Russell’s big day, but here are a few of my absolute favorites. Join me is wishing these two a lifetime of joy and happiness!

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Venue: The Richard Nixon Library  |  Coordination: Agape Planning  |  Floral Design: Flower Allie  |  Caterning: White House Catering  |  Linens: Fusion Linens  |  Cake: Artistic Cakes  |  DJ: Visions Entertainment

  • Pat Verhoeven - Just beautiful! Can’t wait to see the all.

I adore surprises. So when Elizabeth and John arrived to their engagement shoot, and told me they wanted to include a vintage Ford Mustang I was more than happy to make that happen! What is even cooler is that the men in John’s family have restored this beauty over generations. I love when my couples incorporate something truly unique into their sessions, and this might be a new favorite for me.

Vintage Ford Mustang Engagement Photos
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Vintage Ford Mustang Engagement Photos
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Vintage Ford Mustang Engagement Photos

  • Rachelle - Stunning! Love the vintage Mustang and beautiful spring feel!!