Four Things To Know About Rehearsal Dinners

Four Things To Know About Rehearsal Dinners

Possibly one of the more confusing pieces of wedding planning isn't really for the wedding day, but actually the day before. Rehearsal Dinners are meant to be relaxing, fun, and casual, but there's not much information on the whats and whys of the actual event. So to clarify, I've written a list of commonly asked questions regarding the rehearsal so you can take the pressure off and focus on planning a night to enjoy pre-wedding.  

Everything You Need To Know About Cake Tasting

Everything You Need To Know About Cake Tasting

Hands down, one of the best parts about being engaged is cake tasting. The wedding cake is probably what most of your guests look forward to at the end of the day, and it's your honor to find the right one! But what goes into the session? How can you not only find a tasty wedding cake, but a pretty one? And what level of customization goes into the creation of the dessert? 

One of my favorite bakers in the Portland/Hood River areas is Paula of Windflower Cakes. I reached out to her to pick her brain on these very questions! She provided insight into her world as a baker and how she can help make that delicious dream cake we all drool over. Read this fantastic Q&A below!

How To Be A Photographer, Part One

How To Be A Photographer, Part One

Yes, really. I get asked this question a lot! Or variations of the question.

How can I be a photographer?

What gear do I need to be a professional?

What’s the most difficult thing to learn as a photographer?

And I’m here to give you the low down on what it actually takes to call yourself a photographer. I’m talking step by step action plan. Today we’ll dive in to the very basics. Are you ready?

Comparing a Film image to a Digital image

Comparing a Film image to a Digital image

Have you ever wondered why shooting film is such a huge part of my identity? I mean, I COULD

Below you will see two nearly identical photos. But the differences are pretty easy to spot! Basically one is gorgeous, and one needs a little work, right? As you can probably guess, the first image was shot on Film, and the second is straight from my digital Canon 5D Mark III. I don't know about you, but if I had my choice of which photo to print and hang in my home, it would absolutely be the first.

BHLDN Q&A

Have you ever wondered what it's really like at a bridal consultation? Is it anything like Say Yes To The Dress, or is that just tv magic? What about the actual process of finding a wedding dress? There's so much pressure to make the right decision! 

It's because of these questions, concerns, and curiosities that I connected with one of my favorite bridal lines, none other than Anthropologie's BHLDN! One of their consultants, Brielle, of the Portland location took the time to condense her years of knowledge for a Facebook Live video we did last week.

Five Tips for Groom and Groomsmen Formal Wear

Five Tips for Groom and Groomsmen Formal Wear

Today I want to give a little love to the well dressed grooms and groomsmen out there, as well as to those who maybe WANT to be well dressed, but don't know how. This blog is for you! A fitted and well cared for tuxedo or suit will make a world of a difference to the style and elegance of the wedding day. Sure, the decor might look nice, and the dress might bring to you a lot of compliments, but if the guys aren't put together the photos will remind you of the unpreparedness. So today I want to give you five of my best tips to avoid any mishaps and take your gorgeous event to the next level! 

What You Need For Your Wedding Styling Kit

What You Need For Your Wedding Styling Kit

Have you ever wondered how the top dog photographers and wedding stylists have such gorgeous invitation and bridal detail images? How do they make every wedding look so classy and expensive? Well, let me be real with you. It's very unlikely the brides are giving photographers ribbon and vintage stamps to take photos of. These high end photographers and stylists have spent time and money sourcing their very own specialized collection of materials used specifically to style the bride's more important and memorable materials.