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First looks are a hot topic for the modern wedding and I’d argue there are quite a few good reasons why, though that’s not what this blog is about. You may not even know what a first look is and if that’s the case, put simply, a first look is a special reveal of the […]

Three First Look Wedding Ideas You’ll Want at Your Wedding

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How to create a modern, minimal wedding invite in canva.

How to Use Canva to DIY Modern, Minimalist Wedding Invites

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer and I am NOT giving legal advice. Think of this as a friend who’s already gotten married, just sharing some things she wishes she had noticed about her contracts.  Contracts are freaking intimidating. When you get married, your wedding contracts may be the first ones you’ve ever signed that […]

5 Things to Note When Signing Wedding Contracts

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Throughout my years as a SoCal local, I had heard of the Northern California town of Mendocino but never really thought much of it. SoCal seemingly has everything you need when it comes to beaches. If you make your way to San Diego, we even have cliffs. What I didn’t know until my recent trip […]

The Most Underrated Getaway Spot in California

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Adventure sessions are pretty simple. Take your favorite activity or favorite outdoorsy space and add the fun of having it professionally documented.

What is an adventure couples session?

Engaged couple cozied up on a cold fall date

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2020-style minimony weddings are starting to look like they’re here for a longer haul than anyone anticipated. I’ve never seen a group of brides so resourceful and resilient as the ones who have had to plan AND replan their wedding days. With orders changing daily and new information of the mysterious ‘rona popping up, brides […]

5 Minimony Wedding Trends To Celebrate Safely

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Where should you display your new engagement photos? Here are fun ideas for showing off your professional pics from your engagement session.

7 Creative Ways to Use Your Engagement Photos

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*INHALE DEEPLY* Do you smell it? Love is in the air… Too cheesy? Well, it’s true ‘tis the season of proposals and engagements. If you’re reading this you’re probably thinking about proposing to the woman of your dreams, amiright? You are also probably going back and forth on whether or not you should hire a […]

5 Reasons You Should Hire a Photographer Before You Propose

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So you want to elope in Southern California this fall season?  I agree… YOU TOTALLY SHOULD. Eloping in California can look like literally anything you want it to. We have beautiful cliff sides with raging seas below, trees so big that your car can drive through them, mountains so lush with greenery that everywhere you […]

5 Best Locations in Southern California to Elope in Fall

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Are you wondering whether or not an intimate wedding or a traditional wedding is right for you? Buckle up, because we are about to dive deep into what the heck these two types of weddings are, who they fit best and how you can start the planning process.  Let’s start with definitions. What the heck […]

Should You Have An Intimate or Traditional Wedding?

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HELLO THERE BRIDE TO BE 🥂✨  Congrats and welcome to the crazy world of wedding planning. I know… it’s overwhelming and you’re probably thinking, where do I start?  First, you are totally normal. I am pretty sure every bride-to-be has a small panic attack the first time she sits down to plan.  Second, you’re definitely […]

So You Just Got Engaged…Now What?

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“But how do I tell my family that I am eloping?” This is a thought that I am pretty sure every bride that elopes has had to process. It is a common misconception that when you elope it’s because you have bad blood with your family, your relationship isn’t approved of, or a myriad of […]

5 Tips For Telling Your Family That You’re Eloping Without Them