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Lauren and Brady’s wedding at The Hidden Acre in Waverly, Iowa

bride and groom on wedding day at sunset at hidden acre event center in Waverly iowa

Lauren and Brady’s Hidden Acre Wedding

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Planning your wedding day photography timeline? I’ve put together some examples just for you. This way you can see what a typical wedding day looks like and how much time, on average, is needed for each aspect of your day.

Wedding Day Photography Timeline Examples

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There is both something special about having a first look before the wedding and having your partner see you walk down the aisle in your dress for the first time. When I got married I always thought the first look down the aisle was the only way to go. Now looking back and knowing I had more options (and being a photographer), I’ve come to learn that there are pros to both options.
Let’s figure out which is best for you..

First Look: Before the Wedding or Down the Aisle?

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You’re engaged!! Heck Yeah! – but now what? After you’ve shared the news, celebrated, pinned all the things on Pinterest (which, let’s be real you’ve probably been doing for years. I still do it and I’m married🤪) You’re probably wondering when to book or plan certain things like..Is it too soon to pick out a […]

Wedding Planning Timeline: What to Plan and When

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I think this is single handedly one of the hardest parts to planning a wedding!
Will I hurt their feelings if I don’t invite them?
Do they expect an invite?
Will my parents get upset if I don’t invite them?
I need extra room, this person will understand, right?

I’m about to answer ALL THE THINGS that make up going into a guest list so buckle your seat belts and get out your pens + paper (for those of us who still use those).

How to Make Your Wedding Guest List

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Your bridal party is made up of your closest friends and family members, who have been there for you throughout your engagement and are by your side on your wedding day. Naturally, capturing the moments shared with your bridal party in photographs is just as important as the rest of your wedding photos. Here are the 5 must-have photos with your bridal party that every couple should consider.

5 Must Have Photos with Your Bridal Party

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The dudes, Your groomsmen are your support system on your wedding day. They’re there to help you with everything from tying your tie to calming your nerves. Naturally, capturing the moments shared with your groomsmen in photographs is just as important as the rest of your wedding photos. Here are the 5 must-have photos with your groomsmen that every groom should consider.

5 Must Have Photos with Your Groomsmen

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Your bridesmaids, your ladies, the gang. Your bridesmaids are an essential part of your wedding day, providing support, love, and laughter (making sure you eat and drink enough) as you head into married life. Naturally, capturing the moments shared with your bridesmaids in photographs is just as important as the rest of your wedding photos. Here are the 5 must-have photos with your bridesmaids that every bride should consider.

5 Must Have Photos with Your Bridesmaids

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You were sent your online wedding gallery. You’re insanely excited, but now what? What the heck do you do with all the images? While technology is amazing, it’s not foolproof. Making sure to have your images backed up, saved and printed is extremely important. Especially because photographer’s don’t give out lifetime access to your photos. Make sure to look in your contract to see how long you have access to your images and get them saved.

How to Safely Store Your Wedding Photos: From Digital to Physical

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Hello 2023!! Here are some of the top wedding trends we can expect to see this year!

2023 Wedding Trends