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Reducing Stress During Wedding Planning

Guest blogger: Janet Birkey Wedding stress. There really are few things more stressful than planning a wedding. Some of the stress is over things that matter a lot to you and your partner, but much of it is over things that don’t change the goal of your wedding, which is to marry the one you […]

June 13, 2018

Engagement, Wedding

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Sam + Jess | Sawyer, MI

Sam + Jess are our new best friends, I love these two! They also modeled for a styled shoot at the Joelle Elizabeth Workshop and everyone loved them. They emit such joy and it’s contagious to everyone who’s around. I love the way they interact with each other, and we implemented some of their favorite […]

May 24, 2018

Engagement

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Planning a Wedding in 12 Weeks

Guest Blogger: Lyubov Nixon I married the love of my life less then 9 months after meeting him. Our friends were not surprised, but I definitely hear that pause when someone stops breathing for a minute while they try to process what they just heard. Dorollo and I have been married for 5 1/2 years, […]

May 16, 2018

Engagement, Wedding

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Why I Don’t Photograph Saturday Weddings

If you’ve been following along with me for awhile, chances are you’ve noticed that any time I market towards brides I’ll mention that I’m available for Friday or Sunday weddings. Or maybe you’ve never noticed! In the entrepreneur/creative industry, one of the questions that repeatedly comes up is: what sets you apart from everyone else? […]

May 10, 2018

Engagement, personal, Wedding

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3 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home

Guest Blogger: Rachel Cruze Buying a home is probably the most expensive decision you’ll ever make. But it’s also one of the most exciting decisions you’ll ever make. Whether you’re a newlywed in the housing market or just tired of renting, you probably have many reasons why you want to buy a house soon. I get that. […]

May 8, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle, Wedding

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