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Carol and Ron are full time RVers and like to spend a few months in Galveston each winter. They love the relaxing pace of the island and enjoy that there is still a wide variety of things to do if boredom sets in. Their time in Galveston each year allows them to prepare for months […]

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February 5, 2021

Grandparents with grandkids at extended family beach session in Galveston

Extended Family Beach Session – Galveston, Texas

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I found myself in a unique position in 2020 as I watched the traditional large scale wedding industry most of society is familiar with, be devastated by COVID-19 and the impending lockdowns. Since I have been offering elopements and intimate weddings (traditional weddings, but with 50 or fewer guests) since I started this business in […]

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January 2, 2021

Intimate Backyard Wedding – Houston, Texas

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Female same sex couple at their Houston backyard wedding

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