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elopements, adventures, tips & tricks

Elopements, Adventures, Tips & tricks

How to make your own photo books, and why you should do it

This blog post on photo books has been much anticipated ever since I shared my travel books over on Instagram. (*NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. I receive a wee commission (at no extra cost to you!!) if you click through and decide to purchase a photo book of your own. Blurb did not ask me […]

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You can’t really go wrong with a San Luis Obispo engagement session, can you?  The central coast is one of my absolute favourite places in California. It’s definitely one of the places I miss the most. Something about that rocky, jagged coastline makes me happy, so I jumped at the opportunity to take a trip […]

San Luis Obispo Engagement Session | Jess & Drake

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Elopement vendors: how to find them, who to book, and when

Elopement vendors: how to find them, who to book, and when Every so often, the question of elopement vendors comes up. Are there specific people you need to hire if you’re eloping? Do you need different vendors for elopements and traditional weddings? How do you find these people? Do you need to book them as […]

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Sara and Kayla’s Pismo Beach wedding was something special.  I’d met up with them earlier in the year for their engagement session, which was such a blast that I knew I was in for it with their elopement. In the best way. When I showed up at the Victorian Estate at 7:30am and drove around […]

Pismo Beach Wedding | Kayla & Sara

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Top 10 reasons why elopements are the best

Today, we are talking about why elopements are the best.  Plenty of people are 110% happy having a huge, traditional wedding. And that’s ok! But for those of us who aren’t interested in a traditional wedding day, who are looking for something different and maybe need a nudge or something to help explain it to […]

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When I started researching wedding regrets, I was bombarded. It seems like everyone and their sister has written an article on all of the regrets that people have post-wedding. Being both an optimist and a realist, I understand that things can’t all be perfect all the time, but…folks there were a lot of regrets.  Preventable […]

Top wedding regrets, and how eloping solves them

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Chicago Portrait Session with the Puppyyy

When the opportunity for a Chicago portrait session with a wee puppy presents itself, you jump at it. At least, you do if you’re me. Some of you may remember seeing photos of Brit and her husband Jose here before. Twice before! I’ve photographed these two on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, in their tiny […]

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Today, we’re busting the top 7 elopement myths out there.  And there are several. (What is an elopement, though? Read all about them here!) Given that elopements aren’t super common–yet–it’s only to be expected that there are all kinds of myths about them floating around. But some of these myths can be pretty hurtful, and […]

Top 7 Elopement Myths: Busted

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What is an elopement?

What is an elopement, anyway? …Really though.   In the photography community, there’s a term floating around that tries to describe our weird blinders: Photography Land. In Photography Land, everything we know about photography is “normal.” We’re so used to different terms, turns of phrase, events, etc. that we don’t think much about them. But […]

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This Milwaukee courthouse elopement was such a sweet goodbye to summer. Phaedra got ready at an incredible, industrial AirBnB in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. It’s the arts and fashion district in the city, with restaurants, galleries, the Public Market, and a river walk. All in a “warehouse setting.”  I’m into it. High windows, white brick, […]

Milwaukee Courthouse Elopement | Milwaukee Courthouse Photographer | Phaedra & Matt

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