6 Secrets For EPIC Wedding & Engagement Portraits

I don’t consider myself an expert anything in life, except being a smart ass. However, I’ve been shooting weddings and portraits long enough to have an Epic Photo Formula. Every photographer has a ‘tool kit’ that they use to work their magic, I’m going to share a few of mine.

In the age of Pinterest and Instagram, photo inspiration is EVERYWHERE. It’s so easy to save and bookmark a few photos that you’d like to replicate but it’s not as easy as copying a pose. I’m going to walk you through a few secrets that you may or may not know to help you get the photos you’re dreaming of!

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Emmy & Patrick | A San Luis Obispo Wedding at The Casitas Estate

When Emmy & Patrick got engaged, I feel like there was a collective “FINALLYYYY” from their family. They had been dating for 6ish years before he popped the question! They met at CalPoly in San Luis Obispo so there was no question about where they should tie the knot. Emmy’s family is from the east coast while Pat’s was from the west. So having both sides in one place was such a special occasion! It was truly awe inspiring to see just how many people flew to this little Californian town to see these two get married. We even had several from the UK!

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Stacy & Austin | A Braeloch Roanoke VA Wedding

Stacy & Austin’s September wedding at Braeloch at Glenburn Farms in Vinton, VA - These two had the most perfect wedding at Braeloch in Vinton, VA and it all boiled down to the emotions. SO many people traveled near and far to be with them and it was a day full of smiles and happy tears, including my own! Austin and Stacy opted for a First Look (yay!) and it was so beautiful but he still teared up when she walked down the aisle! How can you not though, she was a stunning bride? You can tell the love these two have for each other is the real deal.

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The Biggest Lie In Photography

Getting into professional photography is tough. What I mean by profession is charging for your work, getting paid by clients, etc., and it seems that every day I log online, someone new has started a photography business – and that’s awesome! It’s a difficult journey though. No one wants to teach you. As a newbie, you scavenge around the internet for any morsel of advice or tip you can soak up to help you succeed.

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