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Shelly Pate

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Couple embraces under wedding veil

After you’ve selected your wedding photographer, it makes sense to choose a videographer that either already works with them, or that you know will match their style. Your wedding photographer and videographer will work hand in hand the entire day. The pair will coordinate shots, angles, directing, and capturing candids without being in each other’s […]

Insider Tips for Hiring the Best Wedding Day Videographer

Weddings

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Couple poses with wedding bouquet and sunglasses at rooftop elopement

This couple planned an elopement quickly, with some plans that happened on the day! See how an amazing last-minute elopement is planned in Washington, DC!

How to Pull Off an Amazing Last-Minute Elopement in Washington, DC

Elopements, Wedding Resources

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Groom lifts bride at Virginia backyard wedding

You can design your wedding any way that you imagine it. If you’re wondering how to have a backyard wedding just the way you like it, then read this story!

How to Have a Backyard Wedding: Virginia Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple holds hands by wild horses at Assateague Island engagement session

Adventure sessions can be more than just an engagement session. See how this couples’ spring engagement photos turned into a memory-making adventure!

Why Your Engagement Photos Should Be an Adventure: Spring Adventure Session

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Couple pops confetti at Virginia park elopement

The highlight of this elopement was the intimate setting and the beautiful touches of each spring wedding flower from the bride’s floral crown and bouquet.

Spring Wedding Flower Inspiration at Falls Church, VA Park Elopement

Elopements

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Couple stands in archway of Virginia wedding venue

Keep reading for this videographer’s answers to the top questions to ask a wedding videographer as you select one for your wedding day!

Top Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Wedding Videographer

Weddings

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wedding florals with table setting at backyard wedding

Working alongside the talented Wander + Whimsy has left me convinced that wedding florals are one of the key ingredients to creating your wedding style!

Wedding Day Florals – How to Style Your Intimate Backyard Wedding

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Bridesmaid zips up bride's wedding dress

The morning of your wedding is such a crucial time for setting a relaxed vibe. Here’s how you can make the most of getting ready on your wedding morning!

Make the Most of Your Wedding Morning Getting Ready

Weddings

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Groom holds bouquet while embracing bride at wedding

Here are thoughts from a photographer who has photographed many elopement and wedding days on what to consider when you plan yours!

How to Plan an Elopement vs Wedding Day

Elopements, Weddings

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Red Fox Inn Wedding

Indoors or outdoors, from winter to summer, this rustic Virginia wedding venue is the perfect setting for your big day.

Red Fox Inn – Rustic Virginia Wedding Venue

Weddings

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Couple kisses at DC garden wedding venue

These DC Metro Area garden wedding venues are such a perfect combination of the best parts of both city life and nature. You may find your own hidden gem!

Top 10 Garden Wedding Venues in the DC Metro Area

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Couple kisses sitting on grass at Washington DC sunset engagement session

If weddings and elopements are all about making memories, then wedding day photography is truly the most important part of your day!

Why Photography is the Most Important Part of Your Wedding Day

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