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When it comes to scheduling your photographer, having your wedding timelines planned out is extremely important! To make sure you get the absolute most out of your wedding day and your wedding photo experience, its key to understand the time each segment requires. I’m going to cover a basic template that you can follow to […]

The Importance of Understanding Wedding Timelines for your Photos

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Justin and Marie had an amazing and unique proposal in Santa Barbara and I was so lucky to be able to capture all of it! They came for their 5th anniversary from Chicago. Justin had everything planned out so beautifully! He had a picnic set up for them and hired me before hand to capture […]

A Step By Step Guide For Setting Up a Unique Proposal in Santa Barbara

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Congratulations, lovebirds! As a wedding photographer, I have been fortunate enough to witness countless beautiful moments of couples embarking on their journey to forever. Today, I want to share some heartfelt advice on how to plan mentally for your big day and offer insights on what it might feel like to return to normal life […]

Embracing the Journey: Mental Preparation for Your Wedding in Santa Barbara

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When it comes to creating a memorable experience with your wedding, a grand exit can be the ultimate showstopper. With a wedding grand exit, you and your guests can cap off your day with a bang, creating an unforgettable story that you can look back on for years to come. To help you get inspired […]

Why It’s a Good Idea to Capture your Wedding Grand Exit

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Congrats on your engagement! Now that the big day is coming, you’ll want to capture the special moment with a beautiful engagement session. These photos can be used for your save the dates, invitations, or just as a keepsake for the two of you. To ensure your photos turn out perfect and reflect your unique […]

Tips To Prepping For An Engagement Session

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As someone who owns a photography business, you know how important it is to stay ahead of the competition. Automation is quickly becoming the key to success in the photography industry, helping photographers save time and resources while streamlining their business processes. In this blog post, you will discover why automating tasks within your photography […]

Why Automating Your Photography Business is Vital to Excelling

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Your wedding day is a special occasion that you’ll want to remember for the rest of your life, and looking your best is important to make that memory truly unforgettable! One way to feel your best on your big day is by having a gorgeous glowing tan. In this blog, we will discuss some great […]

The Best Advice For Getting A Tan For Your Wedding Day

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Your wedding or engagement photoshoot is one of the most important moments in your life, and you want to look and feel your best! Your makeup can play a huge role in making you feel confident and ready for the camera, but it can also be a source of stress if you’re not sure where […]

Photoshoot Makeup Tips by Valeri Hall For Your Wedding and Engagement

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Wedding flat lay photos are a beautiful and creative way to capture all the special details of your big day! These special photos are to showcase the little things that make your wedding unique, such as your wedding invitation, flowers, rings, and other sentimental items. Flat lay photos are becoming increasingly popular as a way […]

Wedding Flat Lay Inspiration For Your Santa Barbara Wedding Day