Monthly Archives: May 2012

Jason + Julie | Engaged

Downtown Harrisonburg Engagement Shoot
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I get emails

everyday… unfortunately, they come in mass amounts and most of them are junk! However, every now and then I’ll find an email that makes the overflowing inbox worth it! Julie’s email was one of those emails! She was engaged, she has been following the blog since the INSPIRED DESIGNS days and she just couldn’t wait to book and make it official! That’s my kind of bride!!! So we did just that. We booked, we started talking about the wedding day and we scheduled an engagement session! Now I’ve shot on JMU’s campus a lot in the last year but EVERY TIME I seem to find a way to make it look totally different

Wedding Wednesday

Finding Portrait Locations on the Wedding Day
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There are

a lot of things that run through a bride’s mind on her wedding day. Is everyone where they need to be? Is the cake going to show up? Is my hair ok? Are we on schedule?! Did I forget something?! It’s a lot of stress. The LAST thing she needs to be worrying about is “WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TAKE PICTURES?!!”. So this post helps give a little insight about what the role of a photographer should be when prepping for portraits on the wedding day.  If you’re a bride, take a deep breath because your job just got a lot easier!!  If you’re a photographer, this is just a reminder of how we can and SHOULD serve our clients on their wedding day!

Coaching

May 2012 | Arli and Annamarie
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I had this

idea a few months ago.  It consisted of helping photographers, hanging out with awesome people that love doing that I love to do and making new friends.  The idea of a “Coaching” session was born when I realized that I LOVE people and I love photography and this was a way to combine the two! So this past week I was able to host my first coaching session ever! …. and it was awesome! Coaching sessions, for those that missed this post, consist of two photographers coming together for 1/2 a day and just asking ANYTHING. Seriously, I’m an open book. We talked about editing, marketing, branding, shooting manually,

Mandy's Bridals

A Garden Themed Bridal Shoot
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I feel like

it was just last month that we were shooting Jill’s Bridal session at the Farm.  It’s crazy how fast a YEAR can fly by! Now it’s Mandy’s turn and I’m SO glad we made this little shoot happen before their big day! It gave me a little taste of what Mandy and Josh’s Wedding was going to be like and I couldn’t WAIT! Mandy’s details were insane! She worked SO hard on her wedding in the midst of Student teaching and graduating and to be honest, I’m not sure how she did it!  Mandy ACTUALLY told Jill and I that she hadn’t really done much for the wedding, just made a few things here and there.

Emy is Graduating!

Virginia Tech Graduation & New Beginnings
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I remember

this day all too well.  My house of roommates were all emotional. As we approached graduation, our hugs lasted a few seconds longer,  our time at our house became more precious and our “I love you’s” more frequent. We knew the end was coming. The days of sharing clothes, staying up to 3am and cooking “family” dinners were almost over.  My years living with my best friends at CNU were incredible and I’m SO thankful that when my sister went to Virginia Tech, she had the same experience.  Emy found some amazing girlfriends that  changed her life when she came to VT!

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