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Should You Elope? An Overview of What an Elopement Is and Isn't
Colorado Elopements have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Everyone has seen those photos of couples on top of a mountain or next to a pristine lake. The pictures are absolutely breathtaking. But what exactly is an elopement, and is it right for you? What's the difference between an adventure elopement and a regular Colorado elopement? Let’s take a look at what elopements are, when they began, and how they differ from traditional weddings.
Ten Tips to Plan An Amazing Destination Wedding
icture this: you and your partner saying “I do” in a beautiful, exotic location, mountain top or a stunning beach. A destination wedding can be an amazing experience for everyone involved if it is planned correctly. Whether it's at sunset at the bow of a cruise ship or sunrise in Ireland, the options are literally endless. If you're thinking about planning a destination wedding or already starting the planning process, here are Ten tips to help make sure your special day goes off without a hitch!
Social Media Concierge: A Must-Have for Your Big Day?
The wedding day is one of the most important days in a person's life and it is only natural for couples to want to share it with family and friends. As a wedding photographer and videographer for many years, I’ve seen trends come and go without much fanfare. A current (and very interesting) trend I’ve been following is having a social media concierge onsite at your wedding. I met a social media concierge at a styled shoot earlier this year and was blown away by the concept. Considering I literally hire people to follow me around and do my behind the scenes while I'm photographing weddings, it’s a novel and not too far fetched idea for my couples to hire one on the biggest days of your life! So what is a social media concierge and do you need one? I did some research for all of us and now we can dive in together.
10 Non-Traditional Songs to Walk Down the Aisle To
Walking down the aisle at your wedding is a moment you'll never forget. Your entrance should be as unique and special as you are, and what better way to make your walk even more memorable than with a non-traditional song? Whether you want something light-hearted or something soulful, there's something for everyone. Here are 10 of our favorite non-traditional songs to walk down the aisle to.
Finding Ways to Remember Loved Ones When Planning a Wedding
Weddings are often times of joy and celebration, but for those who have lost a loved one, there is often an underlying sadness that can’t be ignored. Whether it’s your mother, father, grandparent or friend, planning a wedding without them can be difficult. It is important to find ways to honor the memory of your loved one while still enjoying your special day. Below are some ways I've seen at weddings I've photographed, from small mementos to larger gestures. However you do it, though, making it meaningful to you is the way to go.
Upcoming Wedding Trends for 2023
We will all remember 2022 as the year of the wedding boom after the pandemic that shook the world, but what does that mean for weddings in the year 2023? With a huge shift from traditional wedding norms you'll be able to utilize a Colorado wedding photographer. 2023 wedding trends are going to be all about re-inventing and innovating to put together a larger-than-life experience for not just the bride and groom but also the wedding guests. Read on for a sneak peek of wedding trends that are sure to shake 2023.
Blue Hour and Nighttime Photo Shoots
Certainly the most popular time of day for photographs is the golden hour, that 60-90minutes before the sun sets where the light softens and turns a flattering shade of gold, deepening shadows and saturating colors. The photos you see on Instagram and Pinterest are routinely shot during this time of day because it is one of the most aesthetic looking and one of the easiest for photographers to shoot in. Most people have heard of the golden hour.
5 Wedding Planning Tips Brides Don't Think Of
After 10+ years of of being a wedding photographer, I've made a list of the most important wedding planning tips to share with you. It's a wedding planning list you won't find on most wedding websites, it's just my personal list based on what I've seen.
The Secret to Epic Wedding Photography is Less Group Shots
Here’s the Deal. Nobody likes taking huge group family portraits on their wedding day. The people in the photos don’t like it. The people waiting on the people in the photos don’t like it, and typically, the couple are only having those photos taken because they feel some sort of pressure from society and social norms and nobody even knows why.
It most likely stems from back in the day when photography was relatively new and the only time people had photos taken were at weddings. You know, back when Lincoln was president and we were in the Civil War.
Top Wedding Photography Styles You Should Know for 2022
Couples face TONS of options when it comes to wedding photographers (I think I counted 4000+ in my own market of Kansas City) so the process can seem incredibly overwhelming. Not only are there so many to choose from, but each photographer has their own unique style. Do you want every single moment documented no matter how silly you look? Do you want your photos to appear as though they came straight out of Vogue? Somewhere in between? Never fear, that’s where I can help. Keep reading to learn all about the most popular wedding photography styles and what sets them apart from the rest.
Not Your Mother's Engagement Photos
But what are we supposed to do, those of us with mountains in our hearts? Are we supposed to just bite the bullet and get our engagement photos done in the West Bottoms like every other couple within a 50-mile radius?
Fear not, my friends. For I have put together a list of some uncommonly cool places for your engagement photo sessions. A couple of these have a mountainous feel to them while others are decidedly more urban. Either way, it’s something a little bit more unique and tailored to you as a couple. . . instead of the standard KC fare.
Wedding Planning Tips from a Photographer
Believe it or not, one of the best first things to do is decide what you want your wedding to look like. Will you have a church ceremony followed by a reception? Do you want to have it all at one place? Maybe a rustic barn or a swanky venue? Do you want a cocktail hour for your guests so you can take pictures in-between? Do you want to rent a limo and drive you and your wedding party all over the city? Do you want to meet up with your beloved for an hour or two beforehand, just the two of you, at a meaningful location? How do you want to end your night? Breathlessly dancing under a disco ball or with a sparkler send-off?
These are questions you get to ponder as you create your wedding timeline. I'll show you what a "typical" timeline looks like, but honestly, I don't work much with "typical" couples. . . and far be it from me to crush your creativity when it comes to your day!
Three Red Flags When Hiring a Wedding Photographer
There comes a time in nearly everyone’s lives that you look to hire a professional photographer. Whether it’s for family portraits, business headshots, or your wedding, there are three things I want you to look for before you give your hard-earned money to just anyone.