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Note: This article is based on my own observations and experiences working in the wedding industry since shooting my first wedding in 2011. Not every couple, parent, person, cultural or religious community, or wedding vendor is going to agree with me and that’s okay. My purpose in writing this is to emotionally support couples (especially […]

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May 13, 2020

The COVID-19 Wedding Trend I Hope We Keep

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A Unique Elopement Experience After two years of thinking about it, I finally got it together and made it happen. We did an all day Mardi Gras Galveston elopement shoot! Eeeee! I know my couples have a thirst for fun and adventure, and enjoy sharing experiences with their closest peeps. With that in mind, it’s […]

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April 15, 2020

Mardi Gras Galveston Elopement Inspiration – Galveston, Texas

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Bride and groom catching beads at Mardi Gras Galveston elopement

Galveston has a ton of locations for your engagement session. I think I could walk down almost any street and find some great backdrop, be it big picture or tiny nook. Whether you’re beach lovers, history junkies or, adventure seekers, Galveston Island will most definitely have some spots you’ll love. GALVESTON ENGAGEMENT SESSION PHOTO LOCATIONS […]

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February 12, 2020

Galveston engagement photo location behind Sugar Bean Coffee and Cream

Galveston Engagement Session Locations

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My sister in law asked if I’d be up for a doing a shoot with her and my brother during my last trip to Michigan. She was lamenting having very few photos of the two of them, which I get. That’s a pretty common pain point for couples as they move along after their wedding. […]

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December 23, 2019

Nightmare Before Christmas Anniversary Session – Imlay City, Michigan

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Nightmare Before Christmas family session

Today we’re talking Magic Kingdom proposal ideas. According to USA Today, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom was the most visited theme park in the world last year and I’d be willing to bet 2019 produces similar results. As we roll through the holiday season, many will be planning to make an extra magical moment with […]

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December 11, 2019

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Magic Kingdom proposal spots

Magic Kingdom Proposal Ideas from Disney Cast Members

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One word. YELLOW! This Carr Mansion wedding shoot was inspired by our beautiful coastal Texas falls with a fun, boho flair. Our planner Anya picked a bright yellow and orange color palette with hints of mauve. I have always been a big fan of yellow, it was one of my own wedding colors after all. […]

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November 25, 2019

Coastal Fall Carr Mansion Wedding Inspiration – Galveston, Texas

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Carr Mansion wedding with hexagon arch in Galveston, Texas

*This article contains an affiliate link, which means I may receive compensation when you click on the link or make a purchase through the link. I’m always curious about how people pick the places they vacation. While some locales might seem like super obvious destinations for almost everyone (lookin at you Orlando, Paris, Sydney), others […]

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November 6, 2019

Galveston Beach family vacation session for Flytographer

Fall Beach Getaway Session for Flytographer – Galveston, Texas

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I sat down with my recent bride Kelly to talk about how to plan a Mackinac Island destination wedding. We get into the nitty gritty of planning her out of state wedding in northern Michigan. Kelly had been dreaming of a wedding on the island for years and when her Fiance Bobby agreed to it […]

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October 17, 2019

How to Plan a Mackinac Island Destination Wedding

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Mission Point Resort Mackinac Island destination wedding