Preparing Your Groom for Your Engagement Portraits

Preparing Your Groom for Your Engagement Portraits

Many men avoid having their picture taken for various reasons. My husband is an expert at dodging my camera. But, most acknowledge and accept that having engagement photos done is necessary, so they begrudgingly agree. There are some things that you can do to help them prepare for your portrait session, though.   

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How to Get Pinterest-Perfect Wedding Photos, Even With a Tiny Budget

How to Get Pinterest-Perfect Wedding Photos, Even With a Tiny Budget

This day in age, just about every couple is looking for wedding inspiration on Pinterest. Even those who are married (me include) have boards of ideas for their perfect wedding. We all see those detail shots that photographers take, and dream about not only having a photo like that, but having whatever detail, action, or moment that the photograph shows at our wedding. So, how do you get those photos at your own wedding?  

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What I Carry in My Emergency Supply Bag- Los Lunas, NM Photographer

What I Carry in My Emergency Supply Bag- Los Lunas, NM Photographer

Weddings are wonderful, happy, exciting times, but because of this, things tend to happen. Oftentimes, if a couple doesn't have a wedding planner or coordinator, I end up functioning as both the photographer, and the coordinator. That means that a lot of the small issues that arise throughout the day fall to me to take care of. Because of this, I carry an emergency supply bag that is full of all sorts of items wedding parties tend to need, but often forget the day of the wedding. Here's what's in my bag:

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Kathey and Craig's Vow Renewal- Albuquerque, NM

Kathey and Craig's Vow Renewal- Albuquerque, NM

I had the pleasure of photographing Craig and Kathey's 25th Anniversary Vow Renewal at the end of May this year. These two have an amazing love story!

This day in age, divorce is more common than not, and these two have chosen to stick it out, work it out, and love one another through thick and thin. As I listened to their pastor speak about them, and share a bit about their love story, these two have come to lead individual lives that are focused on Jesus Christ, and work together to keep Him at the center of their relationship. It was truly beautiful to not only hear, but to see how much they love each other!

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