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Mandy & Kevin found me on Instagram – I didn’t know them before, but we felt like friends by the end of the session! Fred Fletcher Park was hot, humid, but absolutely stunning at golden hour. The clouds came in and out at the perfect time, and at the very end of the session it was all golden sun, and the pictures turned out stunning!

Brennan & Henry found me through Instagram and booked an engagement session via my website. The weather was tolerable at Fred Fletcher Park that day. Not gonna lie it was one of those HOT North Carolina summer days. I was sweating like crazy, but only because I wanted to get all the right angles of them so I was basically running around or holding a squat during the entire photoshoot. That way they wouldn’t have to move much and could stay dry!

When it comes to your engagement session, there’s no doubt, you will treasure your engagement photos for many years. But preparing for these photos can feel a bit overwhelming. I’m here to share 4 tips (plus a few more) on how to best prepare for your engagement photos. Keep scrolling to learn everything you need […]

As a wedding photographer, I get this question all the time. The short answer is that most couples hire a wedding photographer for 6-10 hours.

The long answer is that it completely depends on your preference for pictures. Let’s split the wedding day into categories, we have…

Let’s be real, these bridesmaid photos are going to be shared for everyone’s birthday every year for the next 2-5 years. So let’s make sure they are as cute as they can be! Bridesmaid photos can be both the most fun and the craziest photos on your wedding day. Whether your bridal party is made up of 3 or 13, there are a lot of dresses to fix, unintentional facial expressions, and “good sides” to take into consideration!

If you’re reading this, congratulations! Maybe you just got engaged and you’re planning a wedding, or you’re a new wedding planner who is just starting out, or you’re just dreaming of your perfect day! Either way, I’m glad you’re here! I’m here to share 3 of the best tips I have to offer on creating the perfect wedding day timeline. Plus I’ll share 3 sample timelines for an 8, 10, and 12-hour wedding day.

Choosing a wedding photographer is a big wedding planning task. These will be photos that you will cherish for the rest of your life, that’s a big deal! It is so important to find a photographer that not only shoots and edits in a style that you love, but that you also get along with. You will spend a lot of time with your wedding photographer during your wedding day, you want them to add joy to the day, not take it away.

So you just got your wedding gallery from your photographer, now what? Most wedding galleries can have close to a thousand photos, or more! You’ve looked through all of them and you love every single one of them, but you don’t want to upload all of them to Facebook and Instagram. That’s why I’m here to share 3 tips for sharing your wedding photos on social media.

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