Sending a huge shout out today to Courtney and Mark as they celebrate their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!  They have one of my favorite wedding stories of all time, that as they say, “Will go down in history.”  Since I’m sure they are laughing about it now, I thought I’d share . . . I was […]

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Over the last eighteen years, I’ve photographed a couple hundred weddings.  Everyone from the church coordinator to the DJ has an opinion on what a timeline should look like.  And if you’ve hired professionals then what the timeline should look like for THEIR part of the day is most likely solid advice.  The church coordinator […]

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I had the chance to visit with Casey, the Sales Manager, at The Linden Row Inn last week and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised!  When I think of historic landmarks I think of places like Monticello where you get the feeling that everything is “untouchable”  and you are kinda walking on eggshells to […]

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  I’ll just start out by saying I’m a HUGE fan of first looks – but before I get into WHY, I thought I would share a little history about the whole “bad luck thing” – The tradition of not seeing the bride before the wedding started, for the most part, when marriages were being […]

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  As much as I would like every one who inquires to become part of the #mkbridetribe, the truth is there’s a lot to consider when choosing your wedding photographer. In my last post I talked about the ONE thing your wedding photographer MUST have!   So many times I get emails requesting pricing information – […]

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  It’s only been this past year that I’ve affectionately named my brides the #mkbridetribe – but in my heart that’s what they’ve always been.   When I sat down recently on a challenge from a colleague to write my brand story, I had no idea how much emotion would spill out on the page.  Then, […]

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I was laughing the other day reading an article on the 50 questions you should ask your wedding photographer.  Some made sense:  Are you available for my date? How much of a deposit do you require? How long after the wedding will we receive our images?   Some not so much: Why did you choose […]

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Since the last week of December I’ve been TRYING my best to come up with my Top 10 images for the year.  I’d save some to a folder then go back and second guess myself, “Are they REALLY the best?  But what about this one?  Oooooh, or THAT one!”  Then I’d spend forty five minutes […]

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  I’m excited to introduce today’s guest blogger, Eric Cunningham, to the #mkbridetribe.   Eric is not only the best of the best, he’s also a personal friend of mine and just an all around great guy.  If I show up at a wedding and Eric is in charge I know two things, it’s going to […]

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  Happy New Year!   To celebrate the new year and to help kick start wedding planning season I reached out to some of my favorite RVA wedding vendors to get their BEST advice on everything from your vows to the honeymoon! My sweet friend Debbie of Sunshine Events by Debbie probably gave me what […]

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