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Getting Married in Anderson, South Carolina: Complete Guide

Are you getting married in the Anderson, SC area? Yay!! Congrats! If you’ve read our blog before, you know we LOVE Anderson, South Carolina so much. It’s where me and Mitchel met, it’s where we went to college, and it’s where we bought our first home. We love this community. One of our goals at […]

July 4, 2019

For Brides, Venues

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FOR BRIDES | Family Formals

Weddings are exhausting. They are magical and beautiful, but they are also flat out tiring. After the ceremony, the family piles into the church, venue, ceremony spot and waits. Just sits there until they are asked to step into several different combinations of family groups. You have the groom’s family, then the bride’s family, then […]

October 3, 2017

For Brides

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FOR BRIDES | Why You Should Invest In Bridal Portraits

Of all the sessions that I enjoy doing, bridal portraits are not only one of my favorites, but they are also the most rewarding because I get to see girls gain confidence in themselves in the process. I get to photograph so many different, beautiful dresses, but also get to be creative and incorporate some of the bride’s personality with the pictures.

September 19, 2017

Bridal Portraits, For Brides

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FOR BRIDES | What to Wear for Engagement Pictures | Katie Jaynes Photography

Engaged people, this one is for you! It actually also applies to any couples preparing for a photo session! I send this to all of my brides before their engagement session to help them to prepare. You may be wondering where to start when planning outfits or what to expect during the session.

September 11, 2017

For Brides

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FOR BRIDES | Who to Invite to Your Wedding

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.

August 14, 2017

For Brides

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FOR GROOMS | How I Proposed (aka: The Most Stressful 24 Hours Ever)

In case you haven’t been keeping up with the blog for the past several weeks, Katie has been doing a “For Brides” series. I decided that it’s a little unfair to exclude grooms from the blog (I mean, we are kinda involved in the wedding as well).

July 31, 2017

Engagement, For Brides

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FOR BRIDES | Should you hire a wedding planner?

While planning our wedding, I thought that I could do it myself. I am a detail-oriented person and was even an event planner for the admissions office at my university in college, so I could handle it, right? Wrong.

July 24, 2017

For Brides

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FOR BRIDES | Should You Hire a Wedding Videographer

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.

July 16, 2017

For Brides

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FOR BRIDES | First Look Vs. Traditional Aisle Reveal

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.

July 9, 2017

For Brides

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FOR BRIDES | Wedding Day Details

I’m a sucker for details. And bridal shoes. Details can say so much about a bride and her style. Wedding day details can capture so much more than we realize, if we only stop to take note of them! Here are a few fun details from my own wedding that I shot this past weekend! 

March 1, 2017

For Brides

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