Friday, February 11, 2011


I came across this tutorial last night and I just had to share it with all the brides out there! It is super cute and the directions seem simple enough (unless you’re me of course!). If anyone decides to try it out let me know how it goes.


Courtesy of Project Weddings

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Wait, you lived here most of your life and you never been to a First Friday? I asked him in disbeliefe. I had been hinting about first Friday for a while. After all, I lived in Grants Pass for three years and never been to one. Shame on me I know, but that was about to change this Friday.

I felt like a teenager getting ready for a party. I had “nothing” to wear. “Where is my purple shirt?” I whined as a frantically searched through my drawers. “Maybe if your clothes were organized you could find it” Peter replied. I turned around and gave him the ‘look’ to let him know his smart remark was unwelcome. Not finding my purple shirt and running out of time I simply threw on what ever I could find and off we went.

Music filled Sixth Street. The soft rhythm beat of the congas was my favorite, I wanted to start dancing right then and there, but to Peter’s relief I controlled myself. After walking up and down the streets visiting galleries and cute shops my stomach was threatening to start a music show all of its own.

We were surprised to find Rosso’s open. Peter and I had our fist date that wasn’t a date there. There was no better way to end our evening than relieving our first unofficial date.


Chocolate Strawberry, yum!

This is the face of a girl who really likes chocolate

Isn't my hubby cute?

Ashland,Grants Pass & Medford OregonWedding Photographers

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Peter and I hear this question often. We don’t think there is a one size fits all answer for this.  There are many factors involved such as size of the wedding party/family,number of guests, location of ceremony & reception, number of formals to be done, etc.

To determined how much coverage you need, first you have to think of what you want to cover like getting ready, pre-ceremony, ceremony, formals, reception pictures, and dance pictures.
We personally start wedding coverage, one hour before the ceremony if couples opt not to have the “Fist Look”. Since our goal is to tell their wedding day story through photos we want to capture getting ready shots and details photos (wedding dress, shoes, rings, bouquet etc.).  We also use this time to photograph the ceremony and reception details as well.

To give you an idea of how much time you need to budget for we created a “Wedding Day Photography Time Line”.  Granted every wedding is different; therefore this is only the general schedule we like to follow. When deciding on how much wedding coverage you need, remember to allow some time cushion in case things run a little late, and believe me they probably will. If you have any thought on this or just want to give your two cents worth please leave a comment below…


 1:30 pm
- Wedding Coverage begins
- Details (wedding dress, shoes, jewelry, invitations, bouquet, rings, etc)
-  Last minute makeup & hair touchups

2:00 pm

- Dress on
- Final touches
- Candid photos of bride with mom & bride’s maids


- First Look
- Bride & Groom Portraits
-  Solo Portraits

3:00 pm

- Bridal party pictures
- Bride with her bridesmaids
- Groom with his groomsmen
- Entire group

3:30 pm - Family Photos


- Bride is tucked away from guests
- Photographer shoots ceremony & reception details

4:30 pm - Ceremony begins

5:00 pm - Ceremony ends

5:10 pm  -  Couple’s sunset photos

5:30 pm  -  Couple Joins cocktail hour

5:45 pm  - Grand Entrance to reception

5:50 pm - First dance

6:00 pm - First course served