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Blogging ,you guys, may be the hardest thing for me. I write and then delete and then do it again and again. It's honestly worse than me trying to take a selfie...which is also really awkward. So if I sound like a total fool just feel free to skip over to the photos because I'm confident you're going to love those. 



All the details of this day were simply KILLER. The one positive from all this COVID craziness? These insanely beautiful micro weddings. I think when you do a micro wedding, you can concentrate more on the details and people you truly want with you on your wedding day. It takes away so much of the pressure and allows you to fully enjoy your day without having to meet everyone's expectations for the day. What do you think? Micro wedding for you? Or are you still going strong with the big weddings? Let me know in the comments below.

Planning: @heatherbengeofficial

Venue: @wadleyfarms

Hair & Makeup: @sunkissedandmadeup

Stationery: @greenmangokraft

Floral Design: @flowerbarco

Cake: @mailecakedesign

Rentals: @diamondeventandtent

Men’s Wear: @themoderngroom_

Gowns: @styled.gowns

Bridal Accessories: @janicetan_co

Shoes: @bellabelleshoes

Styling Surfaces: @replicasurfaces

Ring Boxes: @lovelyringboxes

The key to a great family session is to set your expectations REALLY low. Will the kids nap that day? Definitely not. Will your husband be excited for pictures? You make me laugh. Expect the worst and then you'll be nothing but pleasantly surprised. Okay kidding...kind of. My three top tips for family sessions are

  1. Don't overthink it. The kids can SMELL stress and they never perform when you want them to. So stay chill.

  2. Bring all the bribery. Seriously. Their favorite snacks, songs, the promise of ice cream after...whatever you think might work.

  3. Keep dad happy. He needs snacks also. Keep him in the most comfortable clothes and don't make him venture too far out of his comfort zone.

What has worked best for you on family picture day? Share your tips in the comments below!

This high fashion editorial shoot featuring this custom made gown by Hannah Tikkanen is the stuff that photographer dreams are made of. We had the most gorgeous weather, the best model and in the prettiest location. If you've never explored around Laguna Beach,CA before, I highly recommend it. During my summer break when I was in college, I worked in a little art shack on Pacific Coast Highway. I'm going to let the images speak for themselves on this one. Let me know in the comments what the images are saying to you!

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