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With the wedding season just around the corner, I thought I would share a little sneak peek into how I prepare my camera bag the day before the wedding and what other things I bring along. As many fellow photographers are about to enter the lovely and crazy season in the next month or two, […]

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There are so many things to remember when you pack your camera bag before a wedding, so I always try to do as much as I can in advance. Here are a few things I do to ensure that I am all set and ready to go before the wedding day. This is my own […]

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  • April 24, 2015 - 2:43 pm

    Diana - Great tips! Thanks so much for sharing your pre-wedding routine!ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 4:51 pm

    Irene - What a great article on how to get ready for a wedding. This definitely serves as a great checklist for a wedding photographer.ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 6:17 pm

    michelle - what a fantastic wedding preparation checklist, thank you for sharing…i will definitely be using it (especially the part about saving the timeline to my phone, i’m always losing the paper).ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 6:27 pm

    Corey - Great pre-wedding routine to make photographing the big day go smoothly!ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2015 - 7:07 pm

    Samantha Eckhaus - What a great post! It is so important to set up and prepare before a session.ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2015 - 12:40 am

    Kristina - Awesome tips, even for those like me that don’t do weddings :) thank you!ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2015 - 1:00 am

    Edith Levandoski - I think couples will love to know exactly what it takes to get ready the night before their big day from the photographer’s perspective! It’s good to see how organized and prepared you are.ReplyCancel

  • April 25, 2015 - 1:42 am

    Magan Konoski - Nice simple blog on the most important part before heading off to a wedding!ReplyCancel

WHAT IS PERISCOPE? If you haven’t already given Periscope a try, you’re missing out! Periscope is a FREE Twitter app that allows you to share and watch live video broadcasts from pretty much anywhere in the world as long as you are connected to the internet. How ahh-mazing does that sound? What’s more, your viewers can […]

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  • April 15, 2015 - 3:41 pm

    Sarah H - Thanks for the tip! I feel like I can never keep up with all the new social medias so I love the breakdown of how easy it really is!ReplyCancel

    • April 15, 2015 - 5:47 pm

      Alina Thomas - I know, Sarah! I’m the least excited when it comes to new social media platforms because, just like you, I feel like I can never keep up with all of them. But I was hooked as soon as I found out about Periscope. I feel like it can really benefit my business.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2015 - 4:36 pm

    Loren - I have this downloaded but NO one follows! Maybe I need to broadcast it a little more! Great post!ReplyCancel

    • April 15, 2015 - 5:42 pm

      Alina Thomas - Have you posted about it on your social media outlets? Most people don’t even know about Periscope yet because it’s so new. You need to let them know, so they can follow. What is your Periscope name? I would love to connect.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2015 - 5:55 pm

    Kat - I didn’t even know this was a thing! Thanks for the info. I am heading to check this out now!ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2015 - 8:15 pm

    Doru - Thanks for sharing this! Very interesting topic!ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2015 - 8:39 pm

    Cyd Lapour - This looks so cool! I’ll have to try it out!ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2015 - 3:17 pm

    Steve - Well, thanks for giving me another social mediaish app to download onto my phone. I’ll be watching you. Wait, did that sound weird? lol. Have a great day :)ReplyCancel

    • April 21, 2015 - 7:27 pm

      Alina Thomas - Haha! I’ll be sharing a lot of behind the scenes so make sure to connect, Steve.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    Rhiannon - This is so fascinating to me! My husband and I were watching a move last night that was made in the 90’s and we laughed at the old chunky computers, lack of iPhones and GPS devices :) Our world is changing so fast and things like this are a testament to that. I have to look into Periscope. I have been hearing so much about it!ReplyCancel

At this time of the year, it seems like everyone is trying to get more organized, both on a personal and business level. While spring cleaning has already taken over our homes, I know that my computer could use some cleaning as well before the wedding season officially starts.

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  • April 15, 2015 - 10:02 am

    Alex - What a great post, Alina! I am definitely going to follow these steps – I am in serious need of a computer clean-up!ReplyCancel

    • April 15, 2015 - 5:48 pm

      Alina Thomas - Thanks, Alex! I know cleaning our computers can be a dreaded task.ReplyCancel

  • April 15, 2015 - 8:58 pm

    Jade - Such a good idea! I lack some serious organizational skills on my computer :)ReplyCancel

  • April 16, 2015 - 3:35 am

    Arica - I am so using this guide! Thank you for the tips!ReplyCancel

You may remember when I first started my 365 photo project back in January, I was really excited about it. I was not looking to add something else to my to-do list, but really wanted to push my creativity this year and pick up my camera daily to document my everyday life. Three months later, I […]

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We have recently returned from our annual missions trip to Romania and I miss it already. Romania was my first home, the land I was born and grew up in. Romania is where I met my handsome husband! Going back for 2 weeks every year is a great experience. I get to see my family, […]

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I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since I married my best friend! Three years of sheer happiness, laughter, and joy. Where did time fly? It’s hard to believe that in just 10 days we are celebrating baby K’s first birthday (stay tuned for the blog post following his birthday party). For the past 3 years, I’ve been […]

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  • March 19, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    Melissa Avey - Happy Anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • March 19, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    Emily Dobson - Happy anniversary! Would’ve loved to have seen that veil in person – wow!ReplyCancel

  • March 19, 2015 - 2:49 pm

    Lisa Barnett - Happy anniversary!!!ReplyCancel

  • March 19, 2015 - 2:58 pm

    Emily - What a great photo and video! Time sure does fly…I’ll be married 11 yers this year:) Happy Anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • March 19, 2015 - 3:01 pm

    Corey - Happy Anniversary! Love your wedding album!ReplyCancel

  • March 19, 2015 - 4:37 pm

    April O'Hare - Congratulations on 3 years of marriage:) And for finally getting your own album made. I can relate. It took me two years to get mine done and I actually felt like that was pretty good;)ReplyCancel

  • March 19, 2015 - 8:15 pm

    Alina Thomas - Thank you, everybody! We love our album.ReplyCancel

  • March 19, 2015 - 9:05 pm

    Chantal - happy anniversaryReplyCancel

We had such a great time in Romania last week photographing the engagement of Delia-Dolores and Cipri. I cannot wait to share more about our trip and the wonderful time we had with family and friends. Getting the chance to photograph this destination engagement was one of the the highlights of this trip.

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  • March 18, 2015 - 5:03 am

    Flavia - Sunteți superbi ! Perfecți împreună ! :*ReplyCancel

It’s SO good to be back home! We are currently on a missions trip in Romania, and for those of you who don’t know, I was born and raised here. While I lived in the city most of my life, I did not experience village life very often. Of course I had the occasional visits […]

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