Why you Should Hire Wedding Professionals San Diego Photography
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The old saying, “You get what you pay for” never rings truer than budgeting for a wedding.   We’ve all heard  nightmare wedding stories. Recently my assistant shared a story of a friend’s wedding she attended in Northern California. It was a summer wedding on a ranch. The theme of the was supposed to have…
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How to get the wedding photos you want and not be disappointed – Wedding Photography San Diego

The Guarantee   A newly engaged bride called me yesterday and we chatted about her wedding.  She was smart, articulate and knew exactly what she did and did not want.  Right off the bat, she hit me with a question that I’ve never be asked. Seriously, in 20 + years as a wedding photographer, I’ve…
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Pre-wedding jitters? Don’t worry. It’s a good thing!
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Almost every bride we work with feels the same knot in their stomach minutes before their wedding ceremony.  And for good reason… It’s not because they don’t want to marry.  It’s simply that they are the “Show”.     Imagine the one or two minutes before you walk down the aisle. Your mind is spinning…
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3 Must-Do’s for Hosting an Epic Wedding Reception

The writer *David Sedaris once said, “every gathering has its moment”.  Wedding receptions certainly have their “moment”.     Close your eyes for a minute and imagine the perfect balance of great music, dynamic lighting, tasty food and perhaps, a couple strong cocktails.  Now imagine yourself and your new life partner on the dance floor…
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How to Keep Your Fiancé Interested (in the Wedding Planning)

  By the time most couples visit my studio for the engagement photo shoot, the bride and groom are deeply entrenched in the wedding planning. The once romantic idea of getting married has turned to seating charts, endless decor, floral and color scheme mock ups, spreadsheets and budgets. It’s very easy for couples to lose sight…
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10 Ways to Keep Your Bridal Party Happy and Remain Friends After the Wedding

  Asking your close friends to be a bridesmaid at your wedding can be an honor as well as a dreadful request. Nightmare stories of the demanding bridezilla, an expensive and ill-fitting dress, bad hair styles and uncomfortable shoes can make your best friends want to avoid your phone call.         Here…
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  When I was about 10, my Dad taught me about the Jerk Tax. As my dad explained, the Jerk Tax was money added onto the bill for goods and services for anyone that was unkind or disrespectful. It’s not an exact science—there are exceptions—but on average, throughout the course of a lifetime, if you…
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