Free Wedding Budget Calculator

Free Wedding Budget Calculator

Congrats! You’re engaged. I bet you’re excited and so ready to marry the person of your dreams, but there is a lot involved in planning a wedding. By far, the biggest issue couples run involves money. They don’t know how much everything costs or how much to spend on each thing. That’s really stressful! The […]

 How to Prepare for Your Engagement Photos


There are so many options out there when it comes to your wedding. Do you want to do your ceremony indoor or outdoor? Do you want a wedding planner? Do you have an open bar? These are all important, but one thing I highly suggest you do in an engagement session. As a wedding photographer […]

5 Pre-Wedding Parties Couples Need to Plan For


A wedding is one of the biggest days in a couple’s lives, so it’s no surprise that they pull out all the stops for it. But if you were to stick to tradition, the Big Day is not actually the only thing you need to plan for — there are a couple of pre-wedding parties […]

Hiring Wedding Vendors from Outside Your City

Under the Woods Wedding

Two weeks ago, I traveled to Kansas City for a wedding. I drove down the night before because it would too difficult to drive the morning of and then shoot all day. I ended up staying Sunday as well and doing two engagement sessions. Anyway, I’ll be traveling a lot this year and next, so […]

4 Ways to Use Your Wedding to Help Others

Use your wedding for a good cause and make a difference in the lives of people you don’t even know. You can collect donations, raise awareness of situations, or use it to show support for causes that are close to your heart. Here are some ideas on how you can make

How to be Relaxed and Natural In Wedding Photos

laughing bride

Doing something new stresses me out. I’ve always been that way. Any time I go into a situation and I don’t know what to do or how something works, I freak out a bit. This is especially true if there’s any kind of performance involved. I don’t want to fail or look dumb. I think […]

How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring Without Her Knowing

Wedding rings on custom ring box with cross

It’s been over 15 years since I proposed, and I can still remember that moment. It was a stressful thing, getting her a ring and keeping it a secret. I’m sure a lot of you are in the same boat. You’re ready to pop the question and ask her to be your wife. But how […]

How many hours of wedding photography do you need


You’re planning your wedding and have found the photographer of your dreams! But what package do you want from them? How many hours of wedding photography do you need? Will you want photos of the whole day, from getting ready to leaving the reception, or would just half the day do? Do you need to […]

Top 5 Reasons to Have a Photo Booth at Your Wedding

crazy photo booth

With cameras in almost every pocket these days, photos can sometimes seem almost commonplace. People are constantly snapping images of every event they attend—every party, wedding, and even baby shower. It’s become the new normal. So, between the professional photographer you’ve hired and your guests taking photos during the reception festivities, you may feel like […]

How to Host a Wedding Safely During COVID-19


Wow, 2020 was a crazy year in the wedding world. Covid really caused confusion and chaos. There were months there where weddings weren’t even allowed. Then, when things were open, everyone had to try to figure out how to do things. I thought things would be back to normal by 2021, but it Covid is […]