Resources 2017-06-12T21:28:01+00:00

Here are a few engagement and wedding articles that I put together on wedding planning tips that I hope will help with planning your own wedding. After shooting hundreds of weddings all over, I like to think I have a better idea than most about what goes into wedding planning!

If you have a specific question regarding your wedding timeline, I’d be happy to help.

Wedding Resources

Why I choose to have a second shooter

All of my wedding collections include two photographers – a main photographer, and a second shooter. A second shooter is an additional photographer who is

Wedding Photographer Terminology 101

As photographers, we use a lot of terminology that you may not understand. This article is to help you get to know some of our

Not having a first look? How much time do you need after the ceremony for photos?

If you want to go the more traditional route and forego the first look, here are the minimum times you will need to schedule out

Do you really need a professional makeup artist?

You’ve made a big investment in photography (and possibly videography as well) to help capture your big day. You want to make sure you absolutely

  • bride walking toward groom for first look

Why you should have a first look

Many of my couples ask me whether or not they should have a first look. If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering the same thing.

  • couple at receiving line during ceremony

What nobody tells you about the receiving line

A receiving line is a traditional wedding event to release your guests after the ceremony. It gives you an opportunity to talk to all of

  • woman with cell phone during unplugged wedding

The Importance of an Unplugged Wedding

What is an unplugged wedding? An unplugged wedding is where you ask your guests to turn off their phones, cameras, tablets, and other mobile devices

  • bride and groom during a wedding exit

Still want to do an exit, but you’re not leaving the venue?

I get this question a lot, “I want to get those awesome exit photos, but I’m having my wedding all at the same location and

  • bride and groom kissing in the sun at wayfarers chapel

What is a good wedding photography timeline?

One of my most frequently asked questions is: How long should I book my wedding photographer for? This is a great question, and I'm here

Wedding Day Tips for Helping You Get Ready

We’re here today to talk about prep. Here are some wedding day tips to help you look and feel your best.   1. Tanning: If

Engagement Resources

  • couple showing a little PDA at disneyland

PDA is OK during your engagement sesssion!

Engagement sessions are about love and romance and the chemistry between the engaged couple eagerly awaiting their wedding. It’s only natural that with love comes

  • perfect photo for timing your engagement session

The importance of timing your engagement session

When planning your engagement session, you want to get the timing just right and there are many factors to consider during this process. I'm here

  • couple on the beach for a save the date photo

Save the Date Engagement Photos!

Sending out a Save the Date invitation is important for a few different reasons: -It is especially important to send them out if you have

Engagement Session Ideas

Sometimes you need a little help with some engagement session ideas. I get it, you've probably never had to plan a session to get your

6 Ideas for preparing the perfect engagement session

If you want your pictures to really showcase your love story, I have some ideas to help you plan the perfect engagement session. Let me

5 Tips for the best engagement photos

Getting ready for your engagement session? If you need some extra tips, check out this list I created just for you! Dress for the season.

How to coordinate outfits to get the best look in your photos

Not sure what to wear to your engagement session? I'm here to help! You should bring two to three outfits to your session so I

Finding your engagement session style

This is one of those things you really don’t need to be stressed about. The key is to look inward and to consider your current