5 tips to make the most of your wedding reception

These are my top tips to make the most of your wedding reception as a photographer who has captured over 100 weddings, I’ve learned a thing or two! You’ve made it through the jitters, excitement, nerves and tearful vows and it’s finally time to let loose and party! 🪩 – once your guests are seated […]


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7 Tips to Getting Beautiful Wedding Ceremony Photos

I’ve photographed over 100 weddings and these are the top tips I have for you to ensure both a wonderful experience and incredible ceremony photos. 1) unplugged ceremony – have your officiant request guests’ silence and put away their phones so they can be fully present during the ceremony with you. You can also have […]


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How to choose your wedding venue

Your wedding venue will be woven throughout the core wedding memories that you associate with your wedding day for the rest of your life. Furthermore, your physical environment not only affects your mood, but it will also serve as the backdrop for all of your photos! Personally, finding my dream venue and photographer were the […]


What Bridal Reception Mini Dress You’d Wear Based On Your Zodiac Sign

These are the dresses I think each zodiac sign would wear for their wedding reception or other formal bridal events! If you aren’t feeling your sun sign, check your rising and your venus placements as these tend to dictate your aesthetic and fashion choices. Don’t know your birth chart? Find out here! You do need […]


Do you need a wedding coordinator?

Not sure if you need a wedding planner/day of coordinator for your wedding day? As a wedding photographer, I work with you to ensure we have enough time to get the photos that are most important to you. While I happily work with you to craft a timeline that fits in all the coverage you […]


Do I Need a Second Photographer For My Wedding?

So you’ve started looking for wedding photographers and you may keep seeing or hearing about the option to include a second photographer and you don’t know if this is something you need or should prioritize. Don’t worry, as an experienced wedding photography professional who has shot over 125+ weddings myself, I’m here to help break […]


Where to find the best bridesmaid dresses

I’ve rounded up the top five popular places to shop for bridesmaid dresses! The following sites offer coordinating color palettes that are easy to mix and match styles or colors while keeping the whole party looking classy and cohesive. I love allowing bridesmaids the option to choose a style they like that is flattering to […]


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Recommended Vendors

These are a few wedding vendors that I’ve worked with, know and trust! Planners: Now and Forever Love At Your Door Events Hunevents Blush Events Breezy Day Weddings Videographers: Monroe Films Love is Wed AM Wedding Film Co. DJs: Dart Collective Red Shoe Oh Watta Night Florals: Siren Floral Co. Breezy Day Weddings Peony and […]


The Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Southern California

After photographing over 100 weddings, as well as planning my own wedding in recent years, I consider myself to be a bit of an expert when it comes to Southern California outdoor wedding venues! When it came to my wedding venue search, I knew I wanted a gorgeous nature backdrop to exchange our vows and […]


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How To Get Gorgeous Wedding Photos You’ll Love

Welcome my lovelies to your official BRIDE GUIDE. Yup, that’s right. I was married somewhat recently in the past year and a half and as someone who has been through it myself and witnessed dozens of weddings to date, these are the things I wish someone had told me prior to my big day.


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