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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

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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 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

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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

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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

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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 holds hands in front of vintage car at postponed wedding day

If your wedding day ended up being postponed due to the limitations of 2020, or if you are in the middle of a wedding postponement, then this is for YOU!

What To Do if Your Wedding Day Is Postponed

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Couple exchanges vows at washington dc elopement

Having a structured wedding day is so important! Here are my best answers to the questions I get asked by my couples in planning out your wedding timeline!

FAQ’s in Planning Out Your Wedding Day Timeline

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Couple kisses in light store at wedding first look

Wedding first looks are an opportunity to slow down in order to enjoy your wedding day in real time. It is a moment you won’t want to forget!

A Photographer’s Top Reasons To Do Wedding First Looks

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Couple walks holding hands at waterfront Maryland wedding venue

No two weddings need to look the same, but so often they end up being similar. This couple’s style burst out of this waterfront wedding venue in Maryland.

Fall Wedding at Maryland Waterfront Wedding Venue

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