On October 10, 2014, I married my best friend. My husband Ben and I also moved into our first home together in Salisbury about that time as well and have since been discovering new things around town and our new home almost weekly. This week in particular, we learned that one of the trees in our yard (which we thought to be something quite ugly) turned out to be the most beautiful thing; a Kanzan Cherry Blossom Tree! we hadn't even noticed the nubs growing on it until one morning when we woke up, we found it in full bloom! Here's a little peak at our fresh discovery while we wait for the warmer temperatures to return!
We had such perfect weather for this engagement session over the weekend! I had a great time working with this couple and can't wait to photograph their wedding day in October!
I'm often being asked what my couples should wear to their engagement session. Who can blame them? I'd be asking the same thing if I were in their shoes! So many clothes! So little time! So here's a little guide I've put together that I hope will help.
First and foremost, decide where you want to have your session. The location and setting of your session will determine the look and feel. For best results, the location should be somewhere that has meaning to you and your fiance'. It can be as deep and meaningful as the place you had your first date or got engaged, or even something more simplistic like you're both infused with a bit of country and like the rustic looks of the old barns. Other places you might like could be old downtown cities, or even a garden location or open field. Make sure to discuss the location of choice with your photographer ahead of time. We know the laws/rules/regulations of different locations, as well as time of day for lighting and any possible crowds for many of these locations and can help make it a smooth and easy session you'll be thrilled with.
Most Engagement Sessions tend last about 1-1.5 hours on average (but always plan for longer just in case), so there isn't a ton of time for a lot of clothing changes. I suggest that my clients bring with them 2 outfits. The first outfit being casual and the second being dressy. Let me explain.
Things to keep in mind when selecting your outfits:
Still need some help selecting your outfits? Check out my PINTEREST board full of outfits to inspire!
Congratulations class of 2014! It has been a long and sometimes difficult journey, but you have all come through it a stronger person. In honor of the Graduation of my beautiful friend (inside and out) Hannah, I've prepared this short video.
To the class of 2014, Congratulations and best wishes for a very bright future!!!
We've all been there. We see something really cool and creative, but lack the craftiness and know-how to do it ourselves (or in many cases...the time). Welcome to Pinterest....the site that not only shows us the awesome results of these craft projects, but also can lead us to the proper instructions (most of the time).
It was around late April of 2012 when I first caught wind of it...that infamous cake covered in fondant, shaped like a DSLR Camera. As cheesy as it may sound to some, I knew I HAD to have it. With my birthday right around the corner, there wasn't enough time to learn and plan how to make it without it becoming one of those lovely Pintrocities; Pinterest ideas gone wrong. So I waited; ever so patiently for my time.
Forward to just a month ago; mid April, 2013. Almost a year had passed since I'd first seen that DSLR cake, and I still wanted it just as badly as the day I discovered it. A specialized cake is not something I'd grown up with. Granted I had a wonderful neighbor who could make delicious cakes and had the imagination it took to make some really neat looking ones; however I no longer live near enough to her to ask for such a delicious treat. Well, I was about to turn 30, and while I had known I wanted this cake for nearly a year already, time was most certainly not on my side to learn how to make it myself.
Welcome Cake Art of Salisbury. I contacted Susan of Cake Art just a few weeks prior to my 30th birthday with my wishlist for the cake; including photo examples to give her a starting point. I told her I wanted a round base, yellow cake with a DSLR shaped cake on top; the number 30 in the lens, and buttercream frosting. While those were my main focus points and I wanted to give her and the rest of her artists the freedom of creativity, I also gave them color and pattern ideas I liked to give her direction. The rest was up to her on how she wanted design the rest of the cake.
Fast forward to Friday, May 17th, 2013; my 30th birthday. When I stopped by to pick up my finished cake, it was love at first sight. Not only had Susan and her crew created a wonderful looking DSLR cake, but they decorated the rest of the cake in a way that was so fitting to myself and my personality. Just take a look for yourself!
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