The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: From Up Above

The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: From Up Above

I was on vacation in Hawaii celebrating my friend's 30th birthday (she's pictured here), and as we were walking through the hotel I looked over the balcony and instantly had a flashback to Solange's "Cranes In The Sky" video. I told her "I have a crazy idea. I need you to lay on the floor and let me photograph you from above," and she said "of course!" and did it with no hesitation. I appreciate my fearless friends.

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The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Future Queen

The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Future Queen

Ja'Myah's mom Jessy texted me to say that when she showed the photo to Ja'Myah, Ja'myah said, "Awww, Mama I look pretty." Those words alone let me know that I had done my job. After seeing her photo Ja'Myah gained a new sense of empowerment and confidence. To be able to give that feeling to future a queen so she can see and know who she is meant a lot to me.

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How Can Wedding Businesses Be More Socially Responsible in 2018? // Thankful Registry

How Can Wedding Businesses Be More Socially Responsible in 2018? // Thankful Registry

Modern day wedding planning has somehow turned into a months-long project where you're working through a checklist of things you need to pay for and then figuring out how to pay for those things. (I'm speaking from personal experience here!) So much time and energy is invested in staging the picture perfect event with all the trimmings and making sure that all necessary do's and don'ts are being observed. My take: throw it all out and start over. 

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Maven Made's New Astrology Line of Essential Oils Will Unveil a New You in 2018

Maven Made's New Astrology Line of Essential Oils Will Unveil a New You in 2018

As I get older, I have come to accept that I am a total Pisces. I can't say "no" to people when they ask for something and I am always trying to fix other people's problems. It can take a real toll on me mentally and physically, and the Pisces Astrology Essential Oil Blend combines patchouli, rose, and cedarwood to ground me mentally, promote self-love, and to help me relax. The oils are applied through a roll-on ball that is made of Amethyst to help keep me balanced and promote my self-worth. 

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Jessica Hunt Photography is Committed to Capturing Moments of Love for Everyone

Jessica Hunt Photography is Committed to Capturing Moments of Love for Everyone

The mission of Jessica Hunt Photography is to provide high-end wedding photography services to every JHP couple and to create imagery that represents each client's unique love story in a personal and artistic way. Beyond the mission of ensuring every JHP couple walks away from their wedding photography 100% satisfied, the mission of JHP is to create positive imagery of those less represented in the current wedding industry and cause societal change by normalizing the love stories of those underrepresented.

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The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Newborn

The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Newborn

Most of my clients prefer simple timeless art for their newborn photos. For this photo, the client was a relative who said "just do what you do." With no specific requests or expectations, I felt like I had total creative freedom. I'd been wanting to experiment with compositing newborn images, and this fall background, along with the baby's romper from my stock of newborn outfits, worked perfectly together. So I chose a couple images of the baby and a couple background images that I purchased from a vendor for the final blended images. I'm so please at how they turned out.

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Year in Review // 10 Reasons to Attend SNAP Photo Festival in the U.K.

Year in Review // 10 Reasons to Attend SNAP Photo Festival in the U.K.

SNAP Photo Festival is a annual conference for photographers and industry supporters led by the amazing Laura Babb. It's like summer camp, a photography conference, and Coachella all rolled into one, and we can't wait to go back.

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Get the Wedding Gifts You Really Want with The Wedding Nest Registry

Get the Wedding Gifts You Really Want with The Wedding Nest Registry

Created by interior designer Katie Burt, The Wedding Nest Gift Registry lets couples create unique registries full of designer pieces. Many gifts that couples receive are unwanted, or simply aren't meant to stand the test of time. The items available via The Wedding Nest are all high quality and couples will find items for their home that will last as long as their marriage. 

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The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: The Hidden Side

The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: The Hidden Side

When I took this photo I was catching up with my dear friend Coop. We were playing catch up as we tend to do. This was a photo of him I captured during our visit. I just wanted to show people a side of my friend that isn't shown often: vulnerability, openness. I'm just girl who loves to connect with her subjects and show them how beautiful they are.

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Evergreen Era Films Creates Wedding Films with Authenticity

Evergreen Era Films Creates Wedding Films with Authenticity

One of the things I love most about my films are the honest interactions I'm usually able to capture from my couples. My favorite moments are the unscripted ones, and I've found that if I keep my gear simple and unobtrusive I am able to fade into the background enough for them to feel comfortable to be themselves — so important for my filmmaking process!

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5 Reasons You Need a Wedding Photo Album from QtAlbums

5 Reasons You Need a Wedding Photo Album from QtAlbums

Why rely on the Internet and unknown future technologies to be the keepers of your most important memories? Having a printed wedding album means knowing that in 50 years, you will still be able to flip through it with your grandchildren and tell the tales of how old Uncle Frank got way too drunk and made that really embarrassing toast before falling down on the dance floor. Those are memories you never want to lose.

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Propose On The Beach, Then Handcraft Matching Rings // With These Rings

Propose On The Beach, Then Handcraft Matching Rings // With These Rings

Tory planned the most elaborate and heartfelt proposal for her girlfriend, Kate, and a run-of-the-mill engagement ring would not do. After dating for seven years and living together for two, Tory and Kate knew they wanted to get married, but both felt ambivalent about engagement rings, as neither wears much jewelry. Tory says that after guessing at Kate’s finger size based on a mood ring, she went into Tiffany’s one day after going for a run, “which was one of the funniest experiences. I was like, can I just look at bands with no bling, and they were very confused why this sweaty woman with no engagement ring wanted to try on wedding bands.” In the end, Tory decided they would make their own wedding bands together at With These Rings in Port Townsend, Washington, and she planned an elaborate proposal leading up to the making of the rings.

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8 Geometric Accessories to Gift to Friends, Family, and Yourself // Elaine B Jewelry

8 Geometric Accessories to Gift to Friends, Family, and Yourself // Elaine B Jewelry

Elaine was trained in metal smithing and glass blowing at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. "Inspired by minimal but inventive designs, rough stones and geometric shapes, and the versatility of jewelry meant for work or play, she created her small business, Elaine B Jewelry."

Elaine's designs are perfect for gifting to dear friends or family members who have played a part in your wedding day, or for the holidays.

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Incorporating Ceremony and Ritual into Bridal Showers, Bachelor/ette Parties, and Weddings // River and Root

Incorporating Ceremony and Ritual into Bridal Showers, Bachelor/ette Parties, and Weddings // River and Root

Ceremony and ritual help us acknowledge change and transition in our lives. You can think about the difference between a meal that starts with a toast or saying grace versus a meal that just starts. In the former, everyone takes a moment to settle in and be present with each other before eating, and in the second we just start right in and we don't necessarily stop to be present.

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The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Baby Genius

The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Baby Genius

This was Kyrie's two month milestone photo, booked by his grandmother. He's something of a baby genius, as his grandmother would say. Kyrie is his grandmother's strength, and he's what keeps her going. Right now she is battling stage two breast cancer for the second time. She wants nothing more than to watch her grandson grow. This was a very special photo session for her.

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The Day in the Life of A Letterpress Printer // Kseniya Thomas of Thomas-Printers Takes Us on a Studio Tour

The Day in the Life of A Letterpress Printer // Kseniya Thomas of Thomas-Printers Takes Us on a Studio Tour

Kseniya Thomas is the founder of Thomas-Printers in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and she makes gorgeous letterpress papergoods for weddings and businesses all over the country. We were so intrigued that she is using presses from as far back as 1898 to create modern, playful designs that we wanted to understand her whole process. What is a day in the life of a printer like in the digital age?

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Fund Your Wedding By Becoming A Pet Sitter on Rover.com!

Fund Your Wedding By Becoming A Pet Sitter on Rover.com!

Have you all heard of Rover? It's totally amazing, like the Airbnb of pet sitting. Rover says, We believe in the unconditional love of dogs, and Rover exists to make it possible for everyone to experience this love in their lives. Who could disagree with this mission? Maybe you've used Rover to find a high quality, affordable pet sitter in your area, or maybe you watch their Instagram stories every day because they share the walks of some really cute dogs. But have you considered signing up to be a dog sitter? Pet sitters and dog walkers on Rover can earn $1,000 or more per month. Each person has the freedom to choose their own services, schedule, and rates. One of the added benefits is that Rover sitters can work from their own home and they can schedule their work around their availability. Let's hear from one such dog walker who funded his WEDDING off of that dog sitting cash!

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The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Vulnerability

The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Vulnerability

This photo is a photo of a man who let his guard down and allowed everyone to truly see him for who he is. I made the image with studio light, which is something I thought I wasn't good at. The photo is meaningful because it represents both the subject and the photographer being vulnerable.

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