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Wedding Day Shot List, Part 3: Taming the Shot List

In Part 1 we covered the basics of what the shot list is, and in Part 2, what it is not. Now in Part 3, we are going to talk about the out of control shot list. How do shot lists get out of control? What is a shot list that is out of control? […]

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Favorite Things: The Crazy Quilt Chuppah

Rachel told me about the crazy quilt chuppah when we first met. I was enchanted with the idea because I grew up quilting beside my grandmother. When I saw the actual crazy quilt chuppah, it was better than anything I could possibly have imagined. Rachel and Andy were married at Wildwood Park, surrounded by nature’s […]

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Wedding Lighting

Let There Be Light

I think when most engaged couples hear “wedding lighting” they think “uplighting.” They think of spending a lot of extra money to add uplighting, and (based simply on my own observations) quite a few couples reject the idea. But lighting doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, it can be one of the […]

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Heirloom cameo necklace for wedding

Favorite Things: Keeping it Real Vintage

I’ll be the first to admit I love vintage. I haunt antiques stores and flea markets in my free time (what there is of it). Like most photographers, I’m addicted to old barns, broken down tractors, and what my photography teacher used to call “patina.” Vintage is popular too. It’s not hard to get caught […]

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Smores bar for wedding

Seen at the Bridal Fair: The Cutest S’Mores Bar

A little something from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette’s Fall Bridal Fair last month: This was at the Clinton Presidential Library booth. What a cute idea! The Clinton Library is also a lovely place to have a wedding. Ceremonies are usually on the back lawn, next to the river with a lovely breeze coming off the […]

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Ice cream wedding cake

Favorite Things: Ice Cream Cake

Here’s another one from my favorite wedding I didn’t “really” shoot. Okay, yes, I’m contradicting that with every cute picture I post, but this was my brother’s wedding, so I asked a long time ago to not be the main photographer. I wanted the chance to relax, enjoy myself, support my brother, and have some […]

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Answering the Question: Why?

  I have had the chance to do some soul-searching this summer. Lots of great things are going to come out of this, and I have several new revelations to make in the coming weeks. But first, I want to get to the basic issue that came up here. Why do I do what I […]

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Origami favor boxes for wedding

Favorite Things: Origami Wedding Guest Favor Boxes

Origami was one of my first crafting loves. I remember, as a child, being delighted by the idea that you could take a piece of paper and, without glue, tape, or any other kind of fastener, create some kind of sculpture, or even a useful object. These little boxes are perfect for wedding guest favors. […]

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Pineapple palm tree decoration for wedding

Favorite Things: Pineapple Palm Trees

It’s supposed to cool down this week, and I could not be more grateful. The past few days, I have exhausted all my salad recipes and invented new ones. My family has gone through a melon and two bags of grapes in two days. I just cannot imagine turning on the stove, or even firing […]

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His and Hers Razorback Cakes

Favorite Things: His and Hers Hogs Groom Cakes

Summertime! And I am digging in the archives for some Favorite Things before the archives get too deep for me to dig! Of course, ideas come and go. Some stick around, and some prove to be fads. So I think it’s worthwhile to look back through past weddings every once and a while and see […]

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