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In wedding photography, there’s a certain magic that lies in the moments that deviate from the norm. These outliers, the instances that stand out like hidden gems, hold a special place in the hearts of both the photographer and the couple.

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Capturing the Unforgettable: Embracing Outliers in Wedding Photography

In wedding photography, there’s a certain magic that lies in the moments that deviate from the norm. These outliers, the instances that stand out like hidden gems, hold a special place in the hearts of both the photographer and the couple.

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Garden Vows and Ballroom Disco Wedding at Larz Anderson House in Washington, DC

Ashley and Travis got engaged and moved to London a month later. They decided to give themselves two years to plan their dream wedding from across the Atlantic. The result was an elegant evening at the Anderson House in Washington, D.C., the bride’s hometown. The wedding was filled with personal touches, late-night disco, and the perfect shoes.

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Wedding Photographers: Here’s Why You Don’t Need a Shot-List

Do you ever get caught up in the photos you think you’re supposed to take on a wedding day, so much so that it distracts you from the photos you wish you were taking? Do you tend to look outward for direction when it comes to wedding photography? Comparing yourself to other photographers? Questioning…why didn’t […]

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This Couple Filled Their Baltimore Wedding With Fried Chicken, Champagne and a Drag Show

Eric and Brandon had a two-part wedding in Baltimore, Maryland. To start, they exchanged vows with an intimate ceremony and brunch at Alma, a local Venezuelan restaurant. Then, later in the day, the couple hosted a relaxed backyard “block party”-inspired wedding for a larger group of friends complete with champagne, friend chicken and a drag show.

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In Studio Wedding Bridal Portraits

Right before the pandemic started, I put an addition on my house–an in house photography studio with…drum roll…floor to ceiling windows and a skylight. I rarely have impeccable timing, but this one was a major win. Not only did I appreciate an extra work space that I could walk in and shut out an already shut out world, it became a place to reclaim creativity and eventually reconnect with others. 

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Defining Your Style for Wedding Photography

The first step to finding the perfect wedding photographer? Knowing your wedding photography style—here’s how to do that and get wedding photos you love.

Couple dressed up for engagement photos in front of a wood wall. She is wearing a sparkly dress with a sheer top and he is in a light sage green suit. She is holding a glass of champagne.

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Meeting Clients “Where They Are” with Marketing

The most important thing to do when you want to book more clients as a wedding photographer? Here are my marketing tips to help you connect with ideal clients.

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Moody Wabi Sabi Inspired Bridal Fashion

Wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic that celebrates the beauty of imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness. It is a philosophy that embraces the natural world and its flaws. This shoot was co-styled with East Made Co and inspired by the concept of wabi sabi, and it greatly influenced the aesthetic direction.

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Inside Influencer Sean Taylor’s Elopement With a Campy, Vintage-Inspired After-Party at The Village Café in Richmond, Virginia Featured on The Knot

This elopement was really a love letter to our experience in Richmond,” explains Sean. “We met here almost ten years ago, and we always talked about moving back before we finally did about a year ago. Celebrating our favorite spots and sharing them with the online community I’ve built since living in RVA has been such a treat!” Sean is an influencer and a season-one contestant on Netflix’s “The Circle”, and brought a fun sense of style to the elopement plans.

White floral centerpiece with sage green candles on a marble table with pastries and macarons.

Education

Why You Shouldn’t Advertise Yourself as a Natural Light Photographer…

Artificial light can be used to create a variety of effects, from dramatic to subtle. It can be used to fill in shadows, add highlights, or even change the mood of a photograph altogether. By understanding how to use artificial light, you can create photos that set you apart from the pack.