One of my favorite details that many brides choose to do during getting ready times is pick out cute outfits for their bridesmaids to wear. Obviously this isn't a requirement at all, but it's a fun little detail to add to your getting ready photos! I've seen brides order floral robes, cute custom robes, customized T-shirts, plaid shirts, button up monogrammed shirts, and those are just a few I can think of off the top of my head. It's a fun extra detail, but it also helps during the hair/makeup time so that your bridesmaids can get their bridesmaid dresses on without messing up their hair and makeup! 🙌🏼 If you're looking for awesome options, I've found that Etsy has a ton of really cute options that tend to be a little more unique than what places like David's Bridal offer. Some other great places you can check are Target, BHLDN, and Plum Pretty Sugar. And these can also make great gifts for your bridesmaids since they can wear them after the wedding as well! 👌🏼Just a little wedding tip in case this is helpful for all the bride-to-be's stressing over allll the little details that add up and can tend to get a bit overwhelming! 😉
This photo is an AMAZING example that sometimes the most stupid prompts that make you feel so silly actually create the BEST photos. For this photo, I was literally twirling around and walk-dancing and hopping. Yuuup, everyone on the street for sure thought I was a nut job. 😂BUT, it created a photo that is actually a natural smile/laugh and not just my photo-ready fake smile. And those types of photos are so much more meaningful and true to you. ❤️ We apply the same practices to our couples while we're posing them at any session or wedding. We want you to be your natural self and feel comfortable in front of the camera! And we know that it takes a little bit to warm up and literally no one feels 100% confident right away when they hop in front of the camera. No one. We've photographed hundreds of couples at this point and not a single one of them felt confident and totally comfortable in front of the camera at the beginning of the session. In fact, the vast majority of our couples let us know that they are actually very self conscious and worried that they will be awkward in front of the camera so they won't get the kind of natural photos that they see displayed on our IG or website. And we surprise them every time (shameless plug, it's fine). 😉 But for real, we love to use specific prompts that will help you loosen up and give you room to just interact with your significant other as you two naturally are together. And this captures images that show your real relationship, personalities, and create memories that don't feel fake to you or staged. And it makes it so much more fun! Wouldn't you rather be dancing around, playing a silly game, or laughing hysterically at your significant other than fake laughing for a stiff pose? 🤷🏻♀️I'll let you answer that for yourself, but I know WE much prefer that when we get in front of the camera. Then, you not only get incredible photos out of your session, but a lot of really fun new memories with your significant other.🙌🏼 📷: @taylorkaderly
Is there anything more amazing than making out with your new husband in front of an old-fashioned car with a GORGEOUS view of the mountains right behind you?! Pretty sure not. Just sayin'. 😉 Alsooo, this is just a small plug for all the brides that taking a few minutes after your ceremony to take some bride/groom portraits is SO WORTH IT. Even if you have most of your portraits taken before the ceremony, it never hurts to have a few extra! And honestly, nothing beats the emotion of being literally married for only a few minutes and riding that high of having FINALLY done it, ya know? 😍We absolutely love when our couples take the time to take a few extra moments at some point after the ceremony to just let the excitement sink in between you and your spouse (and we'll take a few photos so those memories can last a lifetime, of course 😉). We love helping our couples to find a few minutes throughout the day to just be alone and relish in all the emotions of the day! If you are getting married soon, is having a little bit of alone time with your spouse important to you?!
Dreaming of having a windowsill just like this. ❤️ I’m just pre-warning you now...I’m probably going to become one of those crazy plant moms very quickly. 😂 I pretty much go from 0 to 100 veryyy quickly with anything in my life so I know it’s bound to happen. And I’m realizing that I need a hobby now that photography has been my full time career for quite awhile now. So I’m thinking plants/gardening are going to be the first hobby I attempt? 🤷🏻♀️ I’ll keep ya updated on how it goes! 😆
What is a sweet “little thing” that your spouse/significant other did for you recently? It is easy to get caught up in the every day hustle and bustle of life and not stop for very long to acknowledge all of the little things that your spouse does for you just to show you they love you or make your life a little easier. I feel like our culture today glorifies the extravagant, fancy shows of affection (which also can be wonderful, don’t get me wrong!), but if you really get down to it, I honestly believe that the seemingly little things in your relationship really add up to be some of the biggest and best ways your spouse shows you love. Getting you a cup of coffee in the morning, sending you a quick text to let you know they appreciate how hard you’re working, filling your tank up with gas so you don’t have to do it, picking up your favorite dessert on their way home, throwing a load of laundry in the wash for you...all of these things might seem fairly small and insignificant in the moment, but I guarantee you that these “little things” are going to mean more to you years down the road than even the most expensive gift. Because they are taking a small moment of their time to show you that they love, care, and appreciate you, just because they feel like it. Not because it’s Valentine’s Day, your birthday, or anniversary, but just another day spent loving you and cherishing your relationship. And THAT means more than words can say. ❤️ If your spouse/significant other has done any sweet little things for you recently, shout them out below in the comments and send them some love for their sweet efforts! Let’s get a chain of encouragement going to honor and recognize the little everyday moments that truly are the foundation of your relationship. 💕 I’ll post mine in the comments below as well! 👇🏼