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For Brides

Happy April! March was full of twists and turns, so I am hoping that April brings a little normalcy into all our lives. My April is full of engagement sessions, like usual, so I wanted to take this month to help all the brides out there as they prepare! For all my #MarieMedinaCouples, I give […]

April 1, 2020

Inspiration for Your Engagement Session Outfit

For Brides, Tips & Tricks

If you’ve read any of my Instagram captions or checked out my website, you know that I care more about marriages than weddings. Yes, I love weddings. I love photographing them, dancing during the reception, eating cake, and celebrating with people I care about as they commit to forever! I was planning on posting this […]

March 18, 2020

4 Books for A Healthier Marriage

For Brides

YAYY!!! You just got engaged! The excitement is swirling around you, you’ve told friends and family…and they are all asking the same question: Have you set a date yet?? There is a lot of pressure on picking your wedding date. I mean, this day will be celebrated every year for the rest of your life. […]

January 30, 2020

What to Consider When Setting a Wedding Date

For Brides

It’s a new month, which means it’s time for another “For Brides” wedding planning post for y’all! And I definitely owe you a good one because the craziness of September got the best of me and I skipped it last month. Sorry! 5 weddings in 4 weeks was enough to keep me busy apparently. But […]

October 4, 2019

Unique But Elegant Ideas to Liven Up Your Wedding

For Brides

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I asked you all if you wanted a post about some key questions and things to be thinking about when you are looking at vendors for your wedding. In fact, you probably were one of the people who unanimously voted “YES BLOG ABOUT IT!” Well…it’s here! […]

August 28, 2019

Tips for Booking Wedding Vendors

For Brides

You know what’s so awesome about #MarieMedinaCouples? EVERYTHING. But especially how much they care about making my job easier on their wedding day! I mean seriously…how sweet is it that they always ask me “what can we do to help you?” on THEIR big day. Gosh, I’m girl crushing so hard on all these couples. […]

July 15, 2019

5 Ways to Help Your Photographer on Your Wedding Day

For Brides

The May installment of the For Brides series is coming right down to the wire, but I made it! And this month, I’m talking about the wedding party. So many of my brides ask me where they would get their wedding party’s attire and what colors will look good. So I am breaking down my […]

May 30, 2019

Outfitting Your Wedding Party

For Brides

Let’s talk money. I know this is a tough subject and generally taboo, but your wedding is a huge investment. The average wedding in 2018 cost $44,ooo. That’s a solid full year’s income! Maryland is the 8th most expensive state to get married in, with our weddings costing around $35,000 each.  My home state of […]

March 27, 2019

Budgeting for the Big Day

For Brides

With the spring starting soon, that means engagement photos season is coming! Everyone wants to look their best when they are in front of the camera and it can be overwhelming trying to plan your outfits, hair, makeup, and make sure everything coordinates.  As a self-proclaimed MUA, I wanted to pop on here to give […]

February 20, 2019

7 MakeUp Tips for Photos

For Brides, Tips & Tricks

When you’re planning a wedding, you make hundreds of decisions. There are big ones like deciding the venue, date, and choosing your vendors. But when I was planning my wedding, I totally underestimated how many little decisions there were to make! I thought once I picked my vendors, chose our color scheme, got our bridal […]

January 29, 2019

The Best 3 Decisions I Made While Planning My Wedding

For Brides