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Weddings are always emotional for me, no matter how many I have photographed. So, when it came to the part of my career where friends and family started asking me to photograph their weddings, everything I had read and heard was like DON’T DOOOOO ITTTT!  Like most things in life, I followed my heart, and […]

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Alanis Morisette once sang a song about all the “bitter little pills” that exist in the world and included  “Rain on your wedding day” as one of them. Let’s face it, for most people, rain on a wedding day is a bummer.  Most of the time we have to adjust schedules, adjust expectations and work […]

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From time to time, I see articles online, or someone shares one on social media, talking about “why is wedding photography so much more expensive.” Or, I’ve heard the infamous statement made by many a groom: “…all you have to do is put “wedding” in front of it and the price triples….”. That might seem […]