Four Essential Things To Do When Wedding Planning

Four Essential Things To Do When Wedding Planning

After a few consultations with your prospective vendors, viewing your venue, and one too many trips to the bridal boutiques, you might be ready for a full on Wedding Planning break. No kidding, it's exhausting! But since there's so much still to do, you're finding yourself overwhelmed and helpless as you slowly work your way through that intimidating task list. 

So what do you do? How do other brides tackle this beast, and how come eloping isn't the more popular option? Before moving down your list, make sure you take time to do the following. If you've caught yourself struggling again in the next month or two. Stop, repeat these steps, and then continue to hustle your way to your dream wedding. 

Dear Brides, Yes, You Can Have a Perfect Wedding

Dear Brides, Yes, You Can Have a Perfect Wedding

No matter what you might be thinking now, you can have the perfect wedding. The key, though, is teamwork. I am so lucky to be involved in a community filled with so many talented and hard working creative women, all joining together on a mission to give you a memorable and beautiful day.

Tips on Wedding Planning

Tips on Wedding Planning

Engagements are popping up left and right on my social media feeds, and I have to just take a second and say CONGRATULATIONS! If I could send virtual hugs I would. But, I can't, so I'll just share some of my top wedding planning tips instead. Because if you're just getting started, any help wedding planning is life saving! 

Summer Outfit Ideas For Date Night Or Engagement Shoots

Summer Outfit Ideas For Date Night Or Engagement Shoots

And we're back with more styled guides! I love posting these, because they're not only helpful for my clients, but also they provide me with a reference point as well when I pick new outfits for the season! Whether you're on the hunt for a new date night outfit, or you have an engagement shoot coming up, you can use these ideas to inspire your next ensemble. Look at colors and materials, or copy exactly what's below, either way, you're bound to find a new favorite look with my tips below.

Summer Date Ideas For When It's Too Hot

Summer Date Ideas For When It's Too Hot

Every year, without fail, Portland finds itself in the middle of a heatwave that feels hopeless and never-ending. Yes, we want to have fun and be a part of Summer activities, but some days it's just TOO hot to even think about it. So to prepare for that inevitable day, my friends, I have a list of five activities you can do for your date night when it's hot as heck outside. Just looking for something to do after you finished up your workday early? Give these a go! My personal favorite is number three. 

What to Ask at a Consultation

What to Ask at a Consultation

As you gear up for your upcoming photography consultation, you might be a little nervous as what to ask. Pinterest and large wedding blogs often offer outdated or confusing resources that make it hard to navigate what you are looking for in your services. Maybe the questions you bring to ask end up being information that doesn't pertain to you or your wedding. Instead, create your own list of questions that bring clarity and excitement to your photography booking process. Here are some of my favorite questions to ask and answer at a consultation. 

RSVP + Invitations Hacks You Need To Know

RSVP + Invitations Hacks You Need To Know

What can be more time consuming than labeling, stamping, sealing, and mailing out hundreds of invitations to guests who may or may not be able to attend your wedding? I can't think of anything! But worry not, because I have all the invitation and rsvp hacks and tips you need to free up your calendar for more relaxation time (or planning time if you're the hustling type).