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We’ve all seen the horrifying wedding ceremony photos floating around on the internet… Guests standing to get a better angle while holding their cameras + cell phones, guests standing in front of the professional photographer, and even guests stepping out into the aisle as the bride walks to her groom. Sadly, I’ve experienced each of […]

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July 25, 2018

The Stress of Cell Phones and Ceremonies | Wedding Wednesday

Oh, hi… It’s Wedding Wednesday! Today, I’m sharing a few things brides forget on their wedding days. Yes, it happens, the bride makes list after list to ensure that everything is taken care of on her wedding day. BUT, then the seemingly inevitable happens, and she realizes she’s forgotten to bring or do something! There’s a moment […]

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July 18, 2018

Things Brides Forget on Their Wedding Days | Wedding Wednesday

Goodness, I LOVE engagement sessions! My favorite part of photographing engagement sessions is the fact that this time with my couples allows me to take a relaxed approach with my camera while getting to know two amazing people… It truly doesn’t get much better than that! Engagement sessions are the perfect opportunity to get to […]

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December 20, 2017

Recapping Kara’s 2017 Engagement Sessions | Wedding Wednesday

Ultra Violet — The Pantone Color of the Year 2018 What do you think of the recently announced 2018 Pantone of the Year? Honestly, I’m kinda digging this color because it’s fresh, new, and quite different from what we’ve been seeing in the past few (wedding) seasons! In the past few years, I’ve only photographed a small handful of weddings […]

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December 13, 2017

The New 2018 Pantone Color of the Year | Wedding Wednesday

Last year, I shared a seven-part blog series titled “You’re Engaged… Now what’s next?” before engagement season started. Throughout the weeks, I focused on sharing tips about what to do when you first get engaged, start planning, and more. This year, I’m excited to follow-up on that series as engagement season is in full swing! To recap, […]

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December 6, 2017

You’re Engaged, Now What’s Next? | Wedding Wednesday

There is something so incredibly special about your first heirlooms as a married couple… And wedding albums are just that! I absolutely agree that having digital images is AMAZING and there are so many advantages to this, but it is also incredibly special and meaningful to have a printed heirloom that tells the story of […]

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November 29, 2017

Your First Heirloom… The Wedding Album | Wedding Wednesday

Earlier this year, I photographed one of my favorite first looks to date on Katie and Jordan’s wedding day! These two shared a beautiful moment full of emotion, and Jordan’s reaction to his bride was so incredibly sweet! While I know sharing a first look is considered to be more “non-traditional” when it comes to […]

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November 22, 2017

Just a Little First Look Love | Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wedding Wednesday to you! It’s true, and I’m just going to say it… Weddings can be very expensive, and there are undoubtedly many expenses to budget for when it comes to wedding planning! As the planning process begins, a budget is usually put into place and couples start making decisions as to what they […]

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November 15, 2017

Investing in Your Bridal Bouquet | Wedding Wednesday

Today I’m sharing gift ideas for the bride! Like I mentioned previously, many of the weddings I photograph include some sort of gift exchange between the couple – whether the gifts be big or small. I’ve seen so many sweet exchanges like this at the start of wedding days, and they truly melt my heart! […]

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November 8, 2017

Gift Ideas for the Bride | Wedding Wednesday

Today’s Wedding Wednesday post is all gifts for the groom! Not all, but many, of the wedding days that I photograph include some sort of gift exchange between the couple. So, I thought what better reason for a blog post to be dedicated to this very topic! Here are some gifts for the groom (given […]

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November 1, 2017

Gifts for the Groom | Wedding Wednesday