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Picking out souvenirs is part of the fun of traveling. Aside from the memories it’s nice to come home with a tangible symbol of your latest adventure. But I bet there have been times, maybe more often than you’d like to admit, that you got home, looked at your loot and thought, why did I […]

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August 15, 2019

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4 Tips for Buying Souvenirs You’ll Cherish

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I just had a vacation photography tip featured in the Forbes article “Pro Tips For Taking #Nofilter Photos With Your Phone This Summer.” Forbes! Is this real life?!!! With so much summer left for adventures, I wanted to share some of my other tips for taking vacation photos you’ll love pouring over as the years […]

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July 13, 2019

7 Tips for Taking Vacation Photos You’ll Love

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girls in tulle skirts laughing at Versailles in Paris

I was hanging out with Joellyn, the proprietress of the Carr Mansion in Galveston and took notice of all the flags she had lining the white fence around the property. That got me thinking about how fun it would be to have a 4th of July wedding there. Since it was last minute, I got […]

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June 29, 2019

4th of July same sex wedding ceremony in Galveston Texas

Casual 4th of July Wedding Inspiration Shoot at Carr Mansion – Galveston, Texas

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Hiring a wedding photographer (or any wedding professional for that matter) can feel daunting. I remember going through the process with my husband, my Real Simple Wedding Guide in hand (may it rest in peace) trying to ask the right questions. If you’re anything like us, you’re excited, but also a little overwhelmed. You might […]

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June 12, 2019

5 Details to Consider Before Hiring a Wedding Photographer

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Bride and Groom kissing on Main Street on Mackinac Island

Springtime in southeast Texas is pretty awesome. The weather is comfortable, the jasmine starts bursting and sending it’s luscious scent into the air and the prep for summer vacations begins. Even though I live here, I still consider Galveston a vacation destination. It’s kind of like when I worked at Disney and spent my days […]

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May 23, 2019

vacation portrait of a woman at the koi mural in the alley between Church and Postoffice street in Galveston

Spring Galveston Staycation Session – Galveston, Texas

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Leah and Tori’s modern wedding at NOAH’s Event Venue in Sugar Land, Texas, was all about family and fun. They took a relaxed, understated approach and kept the details simple, while pouring into their entertainment. They paired bold navy blue with a soft pink color palette and added in hints of gold for flair. On […]

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May 10, 2019

Modern Wedding at Noah’s Event Venue – Sugar Land, Texas

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Bride and bride share their first dance under the Edison bulb lighting at Noah's Event Venue

I’m talking with my good friend Katie from Pictures and Postcards Travel about how to plan a Walt Disney World bachelorette party trip. Katie and I met in 2001 while we were both interns on the Disney College Program at, then, Disney’s MGM Studios. Today Katie plans trips all over the world for her clients, […]

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April 10, 2019

Disney princesses dancing in front of Cinderella's Castle

How to Plan a Walt Disney World Bachelorette Party Trip

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If you’re recently engaged and you’ve even briefly considered having a wedding at a Disney Resort, this post is for you! My husband and I went through the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings process ourselves back in 2009 for our Walt Disney World wedding. While there have been lots of updates including how events are structured […]

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March 12, 2019

Resources for Planning a Walt Disney World Wedding

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Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World