How to Get the Most Joyful Wedding Photos

How to Get the Most Joyful Wedding Photos

Everyone who has found their person deserves to celebrate that love in a way that's personal and meaningful. And the biggest moments of joy come when we are comfortable being our true selves.

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How to Capture Your Wedding Genuinely with Corey Torpie Photography

How to Capture Your Wedding Genuinely with Corey Torpie Photography

Corey Torpie Wants Your Wedding Photos to Age Well. She'll tell you that you don't realize right now how precious your photos are; that they'll become increasingly valuable as you grow older; that there are certain images you won't even see the importance of until some time has passed.

And she should know! After six years of marriage, two years of parenthood, and a decade photographing weddings, Corey's experienced it all personally — and with her couples.

These days, she's asking herself the question: what is important, holistically, to document for her clients? And how can you create a wedding environment that fosters being present in the moment?

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Meet Our {un}convention Diversity Panelists: Amber Marlow

Meet Our {un}convention Diversity Panelists: Amber Marlow

Amber is a photographer and entrepreneur whose business has not only allowed her to serve communities she loves, but has also allowed her to develop her own independence and self-worth. Growing up in a very conservative and religious environment, she was taught that women should largely be dependent on the men in their lives and was not encouraged to pursue a career of her own. She first approached photography as a hobby around the time that her first marriage was coming to an end, and when she became newly single developing her hobby into a business was what allowed her to survive and thrive.

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The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Beautiful Now

The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Beautiful Now

My parents always knew what drawings and colorings were mine at parent teacher conferences because all the people were brown. Cinderella, Snow White, She-Ra — they were all brown. Growing up I was teased about my skin tone and color by kids at school and family members. I let it get to me until one day I decided I was beautiful and wanted to see more people like me. I would take images of characters around me and reimagine what they would look like if they looked like me. One day I was at home and Sex in the City came on, and I said to myself: what if Carrie was a brown girl from Brooklyn? And that's how's this photo came to be.

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Real Couples // A Matching Pair: Joe + Joey

Real Couples // A Matching Pair: Joe + Joey

Joe and Joey met in a nontraditional way through an online app. They had talked to each other for a month before meeting up and totally clicked when they learned that they share a mutual love for all things pharmacy. It was on a whim that they decided to meet for their first date, and in full first date fashion, trying to impress his date, Joey decided to not wear his glasses. Unfortunately, that completely backfired because the menu was on the wall. He thought he had just made a fool of himself but Joe simply laughed it off and said, "How cute are you?" In that moment, Joey realized he could be completely himself around Joe, and they have been inseparable ever since and will officially be tying the knot on October 1st, 2016 in Richmond, VA. 

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