What if it was your last day?

It was just before 6:00 Sunday evening when a blown transformer caused our power to go out. Finally my candle hoarding paid off! There we sat, in a candle-lit room…stomachs rumbling. The electric company estimated that the power wouldn’t be turned back on for at least four hours. Upon learning that we may not be able to […]

How To Survive Wedding Family Photos

Gone are the  days of spending most of your wedding day looking straight at the camera in every photo. Now, most couples prefer a more photojournalistic or candid approach to their wedding day. This enables the bride and groom to look through their photos and see raw emotions and real moments, not staged shots. While […]

Don’t Be Scared of a Winter Engagement Session

Autumn is by far the most popular season for engagement photos. What’s not to love about those gorgeous crisp leaves, falling so daintily from the tree limbs? Sigh.. There is so much fascination over the fall colors, many overlook how amazing winter photos could be as well! Between the light snow sprinkling the ground and the cold temperatures […]

Make Money Fast – Be a Photographer

I’ve gone back and forth for a few years now, trying to decide if I wanted to write this post or not. It’s time to be real. Back in ’07, I began working at a family portrait studio and not too long after, I ended up being promoted to manager.  I already knew my dream was to be […]

How To Slow Down Time On Your Wedding Day

The average work week is about 40 hours, but have you ever calculated the average wedding planning week? Once you enter wedding planning mode, it tends to consume you. No matter how hard to try to avoid it, your mind is constantly distracted by the ever-growing lists of things to do. You’ll drive yourself crazy […]

Wedding Day Hair Styles

As I watch stylists twist and clip a bride’s hair into crazy ways, yet somehow always finish off the style with perfection, I have become completely convinced that hair stylists are part magician! Professionals know their craft and their skills not only make hair of any texture and length look amazing, but they also know how […]

Our Wedding – What I Wish I Had Done Differently

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that in just over 3.5 months, Chris and I will be married for two years. That’s over eleven years together! About a year and a half ago I wrote on my Facebook page about how I still giggle on the […]

Anderson Family Photo Session – Reading, PA

A few years ago, one of my brides mentioned a friend of hers was interested in a family photo session. I am still so thankful for that referral because shortly after, Danielle, Shawn, and Emma welcomed me into their lives and have given me the honor of photographing their family over the years. I was […]

Bridesmaids Gift Ideas

They’ve been your best friends and  your family. You’ve cried into each other’s shoulders without having to say a word about what was upsetting you, stuck by each other through the toughest times, and sometimes have even laughed so hard that you’ve fallen onto the floor. These girls have been a huge part of your […]

Commonly Misspelled Wedding Words

I once read that English is one of the most difficult languages to learn, mainly because we have words with numerous different meanings and spellings (there, they’re, their, anyone?). I’ve put together a list of the most common wedding word mistakes to help you as you write up invitations, save the dates, and thank you […]