• Junebug Weddings Best Of Award!

  •   So this happened..... Junebug Weddings is our favorite source of wedding inspiration. They focus not only on beautiful and elegant, outdoorsy wedding ideas, but they also focus heavily on quality photography. Wedding photographers with depth and emotion. Not just the light and airy stuff- but the dark, [...]
  • Some Tips Regarding Wedding Day Weather

  • 1.  Forecasts aren’t accurate until the day before. Sometimes not until the day of. We all know that the forecasts change as the week goes on. When you look at your wedding forecast a week or two out, it will probably say its going to rain (seriously, the extended forecasts always seem to call for rain on weeke [...]
  • Shelley's Top Wedding Day Tips

  •     Having spent some years photographing weddings, I've learned a thing or two about what works well when planning for your wedding day. I feel it would be a disservice not to share some of this advice. Here are a few of my most helpful tips in making sure your wedding photos turn out great: &nb [...]
  • Sample Timeline for an Outdoor Wedding

  •   Here is a sample timeline from one of my real weddings at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton, North Carolina. This bride and groom planned their day to have the best possible light for their portraits and outdoor ceremony. Rachel and Chris had most of their wedding party photos done prior to the wedding. However [...]
  • Getting Your Wedding Published

  •     Having your wedding or engagement photos featured in a blog or magazine is exciting. Brides put so much thought into the decor of the day that we feel those details deserve to be showcased and shared with the world. Blog and Magazine submissions are often done by the bride and groom or photograp [...]
  • Helpful Tips for Your Engagement Session

  •   For most people, an engagement session is the first time that a person will experience a full on professional portrait session. Sometimes, people get a little bit nervous beforehand, and that is totally normal. My engagement sessions are fun, and exciting, and I like to make people laugh. You will probabl [...]
  • What to Wear for Your Engagement Session?

  •   The biggest question I get when clients book with us is “What should we wear for our engagement session?” And for the most part, your outfit depends on your individual style and where you are having your photos taken. Overall, I want you to show your personality through your clothes and accessories just l [...]