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Darrick and Annie were in town for a quiet beach vacation. They had rented a house in Sea Isle Beach to relax and enjoy the Gulf. Little did Annie know, a few weeks before their arrival, Darrick reached out to us at Flytographer to start planning a very sweet Galveston Island proposal. He knew he […]

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November 25, 2020

Message in a bottle Galveston Island proposal

Galveston Island Proposal for Flytographer

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ELOPEMENT DEFINITION – AN EVOLUTION Elopement. This word can shut a room up real quick. LOL! Even in 2020 it is a turd in the proverbial wedding punchbowl. At least, it’s that way for people stuck in 1950 with old assumptions and misconceptions. Since the Industrial Revolution elopements have been defined by a couple running […]

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September 30, 2020

Elopement Definition: A Modern Meaning and Old Myths

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Elopement in Alvin Texas

When I was in Minneapolis last summer for a leadership conference, I had the opportunity to photograph a Mill Ruins Park anniversary session for Lea and Josh. Being somewhat new to the Twin Cities area, they hadn’t had an opportunity to do much exploring, so they were excited to experience this piece of Minneapolis history. […]

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August 5, 2020

Couple dancing during their anniversary session at Mill Ruins Park in Minneapolis

Mill Ruins Park Anniversary Session – Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Earlier this month, on May 15th, the Disney Parks Blog hosted a virtual “Halfway 2 Halloween” celebration via their online outlets. There was a #Halfway2Halloween costume challenge inspired by Cast Members, they shared recipes, unveiled some new Halloween merchandise and more. It was so fun and a great distraction during this really un-magical time we […]

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May 29, 2020

Halloween at Walt Disney World Resort – Orlando, Florida

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Halloween at Walt Disney World

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