Last week, I finally pinpointed why I don't like Thanksgiving all that much: it's just not fancy. I like my holidays to have glitter and sparkle and...well, magic. The fact that I love sending cards, giving gifts, wearing fake eyelashes, cooking up a storm, and rocking sequins should give you some insight into why I love Halloween, Valentine's Day, and Christmas... read more
Sometimes I think hiring a wedding photographer can be exactly like this gift-wrapping scene from Love Actually. Which is to say, there are often lot of unnecessary frills in the experience. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with frills (I, for one, can’t get enough of stupid luxuries like hotel towel origami), for those who aren’t into the art of presentation, the frilly aspect of hiring a wedding photographer can be downright stressful. Take Michael for example, who just wants to research what he likes and buy it, and stop... read more
I will marry my love on April 12, 2014. People keep asking if that date means anything, and I tell them it does not. We selected April 12th for very practical reasons. Mark is a teacher, and while spring break, winter break, and the whole flippin’ summer are the awesome side effects of educating America’s teenagers, the job comes with one minor hiccup: the inability to take days off during any other time of the year. So, April 12, 2014, the first Saturday of Mark’s spring break. Save the date. But something about the question kept gnawing at the... read more
As we anticipate the new year, don't forget to keep sending your weddings and essays! We'll see a bunch of new faces come January, so tell us what you learned this year and we'll pay it forward to all the folks who are just starting the journey themselves.