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A month ago Ty reached out to plan the perfect surprise proposal to Tay. As we talked, I learned that Tay’s mom and grandma (from here on out, referred to as “Meme”) are super important to her. When they talked in the past about proposals, she always mentioned the same thing…their families MUST be there. […]

Surprise Proposal | Ko’olina

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Tips and tricks for brides, and photographers, to ensure for a quick and efficient set of family formals!

Efficient Family Formals

Efficient Family Formals

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Maximizing Reception Events Most of the time, the reception timeline is planned out by the DJ and the wedding planner, if you have one. However, this is usually planned without the ending coverage time in mind for the videographer and photographer. Now, I will say that I have stayed well past the time I was […]

How to Plan out Your Reception Timeline

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Where to Find them Before I start in on this post, I need to recognize that the title of this blog almost sounds like the start of a JK Rowling wedding planning guide! “Wedding Invitation Templates & Where to Find Them” I wonder if she’ll get on that? haha! I recently teamed up with Basic […]

Wedding Invitation Templates

California Wedding Venues

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A list of the top 20 wedding venues in the Bay Area of California all in one place.

California Wedding Venues | Top 20 Venues in the Bay Area

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I have a deep love for first looks, but not everyone knows what this is. So, let me explain.. A “first look” is a private moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time, prior to the ceremony beginning. This usually takes place in a secluded area, sometimes with or without […]

First Looks | Is it right for you?

what is a first look

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As your wedding day approaches, you may begin to feel overwhelmed trying to remember all of the little things you need to bring with you. I love helping my brides be as prepared as possible, so here is a list of 10 things to have set aside on the day of the wedding so that […]

Top 10 Must-Haves to Bring on Wedding Day

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Wedding dress shopping, at least for me, was one of my favorite parts of my wedding planning process. I had ideas going into the bridal shop of what I wanted, and honestly didn’t expect to choose a dress that same day. Looking back, there are a couple of things I wish I had known and […]

Choosing a Wedding Dress

what color should my dress be

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When you are planning a wedding, there is SO much to think about! As a bride, you invest so much into your wedding photography and I bet you want those images to be as gorgeous as possible! While professional photographers should be able to work with any type of lighting scenario they are surrounded by, […]

The Window Effect

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