Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dionysius & Eleutheria | Proposal

It was a bitterly cold Friday morning as I stood to wait by the water, ready with my camera in hand.

A friend of mine was surprising his cousin from Greece with photographs of his proposal to his girlfriend in front of the beautiful skyline on this clear gorgeous day. 

So I pretended to photograph the city as I saw them at the corner of my eye appear. Then as soon as I saw him pull out the ring box, I started snapping away.

I always ask my clients to schedule their shoots before sunset to get that beautiful creamy sunlight in their photos. Though it was cold, the light was absolutely stunning.  

Dionysius and Eleutheria were so excited about their engagement, they stepped right in to pose and we had such a great time walking along the waterfront!

Here are my favorite photographs from their perfect proposal!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Do the Most Workshop

I attended the Do The Most Workshop this past December and I came home with a wealth of knowledge and beautiful photographs. 

It takes an entire team of vendors to create a beautiful wedding day, and this workshop showcased all of the amazing people and their gorgeous work. 

I learned so much and am truly grateful to have attended with so many sweet girls I also got to meet. I've been blessed to work with my two fabulous friends Jennifer Larsen and Tori Kelner at many weddings in the past, but listening to their knowledge behind the scenes was an entirely different and awesome experience. 

Here are the photographs I took at their styled shoot, and the amazing vendors that made it possible!

Tone Media 
Stationary: Summit and Sage
Decor: Rustic Drift
BTS Photographer: Tori Petrillo

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Where to find beautiful Wedding Stationery

When the wedding planning begins there's so much to research, so much to think about, so many choices! As both a wedding photographer and now in the process of planning my own wedding, I totally understand what it means to be in both worlds. 

So today let's talk: Wedding Stationery. 

Truthfully it's one of the things I'm having the hardest time making a decision for... because there are so many choices and it's hard to stick with just one!

As a wedding photographer, I value beautiful stationery and love how it ties the theme of your wedding together beautifully. They say your wedding invitation is the first impression your guests see and determine what type of wedding it will be. 

That in mind no pressure at all! So me being the super resourceful, indecisive girl I am... went ahead and researched the many options out there in the world and ahem yes... ordered all the sample invitations available. 

Did I make a decision yet? Nope! But I will say it is helpful to actually see the stationery in person and feel the texture as opposed to ordering a bunch blindly, hoping they turn out great. 

Of course, you can also have them custom made at a boutique shop, but here are some sites I have found that have beautiful suites. I hope this helps along with your wedding planning!