Category archives: Wedding Planning

How to Chose your Wedding Date

Most likely, the first thing you will do after saying "yes" is to pick a wedding date.  This is the date on which everything else will be determined.  In fact, you can't even really begin planning until this date is set.  And you will use your date for EVERYTHING: every wedding-related phone call, every vendor meeting, every bridal show, even conversations w[...]

Wedding Planning Series

You have your ring.  Now what?!? Becoming engaged is a very exciting time.  You can't wait to start your life together and see the future laid out before you.  However, if you are like most couples, even the thought of planning the actual wedding day makes you feel a cross between elated and completely overwhelmed. In this blog series, I will break it [...]

Make the most of your bridal show experience

You said "Yes".  Now it's time to plan your wedding, and you have decided to attend a bridal show. Whether you are going to a smaller show like the Plano Bridal show, or you are tackling a large show such as the Dallas Bridal Show, you can quickly become overwhelmed unless you have a game plan.  I have some tips and ideas that I have gathered over the last e[...]

How to choose your photographer

A challenge every couple faces is how to choose your photographer.  This is a particularly daunting task because there are just so many qualified photographers in the Dallas Fort Worth area that it becomes overwhelming to narrow them down.  Here are a few pointers for you so that you don't lose your mind when choosing the best photographer for your wedding d[...]

Stay within your wedding budget

No one has limitless money, as nice as that would be.  Regardless if your wedding budget is $50,000 or $5,000, you are doing your very best to stick to it, and it isn't always easy.  The bride magazines all give you advice on cutting out one thing or another, and some of that advice you just aren't willing to take.  So, here are some of the points I used whe[...]

What to wear to an engagement session

Engagement sessions are my favorite.  I love capturing the love that my couples share and telling their story in such a unique way. One of the questions I get the most is what to wear to an engagement session.  So, here are a few things to think about when coming up with your engagement wardrobe. 1. Choose one or two outfits - First, you should limit your[...]

Vendor Spotlight: Providence Place Bridal

I am starting a new series of blog posts to spotlight the amazing vendors in the wedding industry that go out of their way to serve brides all around the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex.  The first one on my list is one that I have worked with the longest. Providence Place Bridal is the best place in Dallas to buy a wedding dress. I have known Lynette of Prov[...]

Rooftop Wedding Styled Shoot

I am so excited to finally be able to share this gorgeous and modern Rooftop Wedding Styled Shoot that we did this summer.  We had an amazing collaboration of vendors that pulled out ALL of the stops to create this beautiful wedding set-up at the Venue at 400 N Ervay in downtown Dallas. Our inspiration behind the shoot was to create something modern, yet [...]

Wedding Timeline: How To Make Yours Photo-tastic

Too many people under-estimate the importance of a solid wedding timeline.  I mean, you have your ceremony, then portraits, and a bunch of stuff goes on at your reception that your DJ essentially runs, correct?  Hmmm.... not really.... that is, if you want really good wedding photos from your day. As a Dallas wedding photographer, I get the unique chance [...]