wedding photography

Wedding Series: Do I really need a professional makeup artist?

Should I Hire a MUA for My Wedding Day?

You’ve made a big investment in photography (and possibly videography as well) to help capture your big day. You want to make sure you absolutely look your best. Although, I’m sure you do a very nice job on your everyday makeup, I strongly recommend looking into hiring a makeup artist. 

Wedding Series: How many hours do I need to book my photographer for?

How Many Hours Do I Need My Wedding Photographer?

One of our most frequently asked questions is: How long should I book my wedding photographer for? This is a great question, and we’re here to help you find the answer.

Wedding Series: Photogs Get Hungry, Too!: Feeding Your Photographer

Feeding your Photographer on your wedding day

A wedding typically lasts 10 to 12 hours. If we take getting ready shots and are there all day, we try to eat a big breakfast before we get there, but that only lasts so long. We are often running around like crazy all day trying to cover the whole wedding, and don’t have time to snack or take a break.

Wedding Series: The significance of the first look

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Are First Looks Important?

Many of my couples ask me whether or not they should have a first look. If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering the same thing. In my professional opinion, I think they are an excellent idea. I love first looks. I know that they are a tad bit ‘untraditional,’ but let me take a minute to explain the benefits of a first look.


1. Your wedding day will be crazy busy. No getting around it. You have so much to do and so little time to do it in. If you have a first look, it helps to calm down the day a bit. Instead of trying to rush around to get everyone together and have pictures taken between the wedding ceremony and reception while your guests are waiting, you’ll have that time to relax and enjoy your guests and not have to worry about being late to your reception. We can do all of the main portraits before the ceremony even begins – at the very least, the bride and groom and bridal party photos. This way, your hair and makeup are still perfect, as they were just finished. If your family is coming earlier, we can do their photos beforehand, as well, or we will only have to worry about those portraits after the ceremony and not the bridal party shots.


2. A first look also gives you a very special, intimate moment with your new spouse. If you are nervous or stressed out, this will especially help to relax you, and your spouse can comfort you and let you know it will all be OK. During the ceremony, there are many of people around and you can’t fully take in the moment because everyone is staring at you. With a first look, that moment is just between you and your spouse (and your photographers, of course). 


3. Even if you have a first look, your husband will be just as happy to see you walking down the aisle and you’ll still take his breath away. Don’t worry that you’ll be spoiling the moment by seeing him prior to the ceremony.


Kendall + Shannika : Meet the Johnsons

Kendall + Shannika : Meet the Johnsons

The deal is sealed. Kendall and Shannika have wed!

Wedding Day Sneak Peek: Mario And Portia

Wedding Day Sneak Peek: Mario And Portia

The Yancey's love wins! Together for ever! It was the absolute pleasure of Reggie and I to capture this beautiful day with such a perfect for each other couple.

Fred + LaQuiesha: A Love to Last

Fred + LaQuiesha: A Love to Last

This love is one to last! Stephen, affectionately known by his friends and family as Fred, met LaQuiesha...

 

Mario & Portia

Mario & Portia

A love without a limit, that's what Mario and Portia share. With mutually friends in common, the met at a house party which ended up being the first brick to their house of love...

Exclusive Wedding Day Sneak Peek: Dereck & Shay Wedding Day

Exclusive Wedding Day Sneak Peek: Dereck & Shay Wedding Day

Nestled on the illustrious campus of Hampton University, Dereck and Shaquaia said I do with all of their closest friends and family present. 

Draped in a gorgeous one of kind custom made wedding gown Shaquaia was ready to say recite her vows and marry the man of her dreams. Dereck looked daper in his 3 piece suit with bow tie and matching loafers but his smile outshined it all. He grinned from ear to ear as he eagerly awaited the arrival of his best friend and mate for life. 

Jordan & Casey

Jordan & Casey

Smitten by Jordan's big brown eyes and stellar integrity, Casey is counting the days until I do. Jordan is reveling in anticipation to marry the woman of his dreams that has the most positive and bubbly personality he has ever seen.