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FOR BRIDES | Who to Invite to Your Wedding

September 30, 2021

For Brides

For Brides

Okay brides-to-be, I’m talking to you. Some of you may have realized already that forming a wedding guest list is a difficult task. Here are some practical tips to help you decide who you should invite to your wedding.

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Hi, I'm Katie! My husband Mitchel and I have been married 4 years and live in our college town in sweet Anderson, SC. We offer a unique photography experience and are here to capture the most cherished moments of your life!



FOR BRIDES | Should You Hire a Wedding Videographer

September 23, 2021

For Brides

For Brides

We’re photographers. Photography is our part-time business. It’s a hobby and it’s also become something that consumes a large part of our lives. Honestly, we see photography as one of the most important and meaningful investments when planning a wedding. You’ll look back on those photos for years to come, so you want them to be done well.

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Hi, I'm Katie! My husband Mitchel and I have been married 4 years and live in our college town in sweet Anderson, SC. We offer a unique photography experience and are here to capture the most cherished moments of your life!



FOR BRIDES | First Look Vs. Traditional Aisle Reveal

September 18, 2021

For Brides

For Brides

I’m a little biased on the issue of “first look vs. traditional aisle reveal”, because I have experienced a first look, first hand! It was the absolute sweetest, most cherished part of our whole day and we wouldn’t trade that memory for anything in the world. It was so intimate and emotional. And I will never forget his tears as he told me to twirl for him in front of those great big, beautiful church steps and columns.

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welcome

Hi, I'm Katie! My husband Mitchel and I have been married 4 years and live in our college town in sweet Anderson, SC. We offer a unique photography experience and are here to capture the most cherished moments of your life!



For Brides: Engaged? Now What (First 6 things to do when you get engaged)

September 8, 2021

For Brides

For Brides

Congrats! You’re engaged! Now what? What in the world should you do first after you and your fiancé just got engaged?! Read on for more tips about how to start wedding planning once you’ve got that bling on your left hand!

Man on one knee proposing to woman on mountain top

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welcome

Hi, I'm Katie! My husband Mitchel and I have been married 4 years and live in our college town in sweet Anderson, SC. We offer a unique photography experience and are here to capture the most cherished moments of your life!



Ultimate Guide to Planning a 2022 Wedding

August 26, 2021

For Brides

For Brides

As crazy as it is, 2022 is getting closer and closer! Our wedding calendar is already filling up for next year. Brides are looking ahead and planning their special day for 2022. While it might seem KINDA soon, but the wedding industry is changing thanks to COVID. We are seeing much longer engagements and couples […]

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welcome

Hi, I'm Katie! My husband Mitchel and I have been married 4 years and live in our college town in sweet Anderson, SC. We offer a unique photography experience and are here to capture the most cherished moments of your life!



Hiring Wedding Professionals vs. A Friend

August 18, 2021

For Brides

For Brides

I’m sure you’ve heard of a bride or groom who hired a friend (or family friend) for their wedding vendors. Maybe it was a photographer, florist, videographer, DJ, or even caterer. Through the years, we’ve talked to DOZENS of couples and even vendors with different stories of hiring a friend, sometimes we’ve even talked to […]

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welcome

Hi, I'm Katie! My husband Mitchel and I have been married 4 years and live in our college town in sweet Anderson, SC. We offer a unique photography experience and are here to capture the most cherished moments of your life!



Having the Best Engagement Session Possible

July 29, 2021

Engagement, For Brides

For Brides

Before a lot of engagement sessions, the couples will admit they are a bit nervous about being in front of the camera. Sometimes, they are VERY nervous. Unless you’re a professional model or you just happen to be in front of a camera A LOT then it’s natural to be nervous. Even if you have […]

man and woman taking engagement pictures in downtown Greenville, SC

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welcome

Hi, I'm Katie! My husband Mitchel and I have been married 4 years and live in our college town in sweet Anderson, SC. We offer a unique photography experience and are here to capture the most cherished moments of your life!



Splurge Vs. Save: Wedding Budgets

July 23, 2021

For Brides

For Brides

Okay, we know that planning a wedding can be a MAJOR headache. Of course, it’s all worth it in the end, but it can be stressful and EXHAUSTING. We aren’t going to lie to you. I remember how many stressful phone calls I made to my mom just needing to vent and cry. I can’t […]

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welcome

Hi, I'm Katie! My husband Mitchel and I have been married 4 years and live in our college town in sweet Anderson, SC. We offer a unique photography experience and are here to capture the most cherished moments of your life!



The History of Wedding Traditions

July 19, 2021

For Brides

For Brides

Wedding ceremonies are full of tradition. Everything from the white dress, to the music, the first dance, and so much more. Obviously, as more and more people are taking a no-traditional route, some of these old traditions are becoming extinct, but there are still thousands of couples that follow all of the old traditions. If […]

Bride throwing bouquet to bridesmaids at wedding reception

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welcome

Hi, I'm Katie! My husband Mitchel and I have been married 4 years and live in our college town in sweet Anderson, SC. We offer a unique photography experience and are here to capture the most cherished moments of your life!



Photographing Bridal Details and Why They Matter

July 9, 2021

For Brides

For Brides

The details are everything as a wedding photographer. We believe it’s our job to capture every moment during the wedding, everything from the big stuff all the way to the tiny moments. You put countless hours into planning your wedding and making decisions on everything. It’s our mission to make sure all of those details […]

three rings resting on a black tie

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welcome

Hi, I'm Katie! My husband Mitchel and I have been married 4 years and live in our college town in sweet Anderson, SC. We offer a unique photography experience and are here to capture the most cherished moments of your life!



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