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If you have to ask “Why am I doing this?”, don’t do it! Ideas for weddings come from all over, whatever you do just make it yours. So often during my initial chats with my couples, I hear them say things like “My mother wants us to do…” or “I saw online that I should…”  […]

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Here is a list of 8 wedding venues that are throughout the Michiana Area. This would include, South Bend, Notre Dame, St Joseph, Benton Harbor and Valparaiso. So if you’re looking for a venue near any of those places, here’s some of my favorite. This is in no particular order and every single spot is […]

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When you’re planning your wedding day, many couples think they can only see one another down the aisle for their first time. But more and more couples are actually switching up that old tradition and opting to go with a “First Look”. This is where you take time before the wedding to have an intimate […]

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Recently engaged and now looking for the perfect spot for your engagement session photos with a photographer? Here’s a list of my favorites and a little bit as to why I love them. Downtown South Bend South Bend has an almost infinite number of spots to take your engagement photos at. There are murals, eateries, […]

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Planning a wedding can be tough, but it doesn’t always have to be. If you’re wondering how do I plan a wedding, here’s a few tips that might help.   1. Plan early, be thankful later The sooner you begin the planning process, the less stress you’ll have on your wedding day. Create a focused […]

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Location, location, location. It’s not the most important part of your engagement photography session, but it can have a big impact on how your images turn out. Choosing the right location for you as a couple may require some thought and compromise, but it will be worth it to get images you love.   Pick […]

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A South Bend Wedding Photographer’s Perspective on These Types of Weddings What defines any one of them, the Elopement, the Minimony (Mini Ceremony) or the Micro Wedding? Here are a few ideas on what each of these types of weddings mean and which one would be right for you. 1. Size Matters… The guest list […]

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    Photo booths are a blast! They help capture moments and people that the wedding photographer might not be able to. The wedding photographer’s main goal is to follow you around, especially if you’ve only opted for one photographer. When you book a photo booth it will help capture the people that helped celebrate […]

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Engagement photos at Stuart Avenue Inn

One of the most common questions engaged couples ask me is this: What do I wear for my engagement session? And it’s an important question! After all, these photos are often used for announcements, save-the-date cards, and even as décor for the wedding ceremony or reception. Choosing what to wear for your engagement session can […]

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Congratulations, you’re engaged! You’ve probably already jumped into Pinterest boards and wedding inspiration, trying to figure out how to make your day unique and special to the two of you. But have you thought about how to express your personalities in your engagement photos?   Don’t get us wrong, beautiful photos are wonderful to have! […]

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