I'm a lover of love who is addicted to Starbucks and goes through weekly phases of favorite foods. I'm a wifey to a firefighter and a dogmom to a grumpy Whippet. I love having lunch dates and dream of traveling the world.

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Why I’m a Wedding Photographer- Personal

  I’ve been taking a 30 day online bootcamp from Justin and Mary (who are amazing photographers and people!) this month. The course has been pretty deep and right off the bat started with asking us to really sit down and think about our Why. Why we’re wedding photographers. Why we do what we do. […]

June 23, 2017

Personal

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Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center Wedding- Nelson and Jessica

  I loved spending Saturday with Nelson and Jessica! Their entire wedding was full of personal details and lots of fun! I loved all the touches of Disney, the jewel tone colors, and the beautiful centerpieces. Even though it was blazing hot, the sunburn was worth it to see these two promise forever! Nelson and […]

June 21, 2017

Real Wedding

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Spending For Your Clients- Your Photography Business

  There’s a huge advantage for spending money on gifts your clients. You’ll make a great and lasting impression, feel like a good person, and spread a little happiness! But how much money should you set aside for gifts? A general rule of thumb is no more than 3% of your total package price. Everyone […]

June 20, 2017

Photography Business

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Your Summer Wedding Menu- Wedding Planning Tips

  When it comes to your wedding day menu, try to avoid serving things that are heavy or make people feel full. It’s a great time to focus on fresh ingredients and lighter items! Here are some ideas: Lemonade or iced tea bars. Have different flavors for guests to choose from. Try cold appetizers instead […]

June 19, 2017

Wedding Planning

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Becoming a Dogmom- Personal

  I have a confession. My dog means a lot to me. And when I say “a lot”, that’s really toning it down. He’s my child, my bff, and my daily companion. And I want to share his story. Speedy Gibson Parker (yes, my dog has a middle name) was born in August of 2007. […]

June 16, 2017

Personal, Uncategorized

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Spoiling Your Clients- Your Photography Business

  You already know that spoiling your clients is a huge part of giving them an amazing experience, but how can you do that? Here a few ways to show them they’re more than just a “transaction” in your business: Send a handwritten thank you note. You could do this after they book with you, […]

June 15, 2017

Photography Business

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Franklin Park Conservatory Engagement Photos- John & Hilary

  My Sunday evening was spent with these two adorable people! We started our shoot downtown along the Scioto Mile. The Columbus Arts Fest was just finishing up, so between all the white tents and people everywhere, we really had to exercise our creativity! We found some little pockets of privacy and made the best […]

June 14, 2017

Real Engagement

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Keeping Your Guests Cool- Wedding Planning Tips

  Outdoor ceremonies are absolutely gorgeous, aren’t they?! But you know what’s not so pretty? Hot, sweaty guests. Follow these tips if you’ll be getting married outside: Choose a shady spot for the actual ceremony. I can’t emphasize this enough!!!!! You don’t want your guests to be squinting the whole time if you face them […]

June 12, 2017

Wedding Planning

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100% Chance of Rain- Personal

  I spent a good chunk of my childhood and teenage years camping. It was a family adventure, and we all loved doing it. One thing was ALWAYS guaranteed to happen. It was going to rain. No matter what. If not the entire time, then for most of it. We always joked that a giant […]

June 9, 2017

Personal

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The “I Still Do” Newsletter

I’ve always sent out email newsletters to my brides, but something new I’ve started doing is keeping up with it even after the wedding day! You don’t need wedding planning tips anymore, but you can get some fun things like date night ideas, recipes, and more! If you’re past the wedding phase, you’ll definitely want […]

June 7, 2017

Real Anniversary

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