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Bridal Details Checklist For Your Photographer

It’s Wedding Tip Wednesday! Let’s talk bridal details. On wedding days, I always start with photographing the bridal details. Bridal details might not be something you give much thought to when it comes to your wedding photos but they are an important part of your day that deserve to be photographed. Having all the items […]

January 30, 2019

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5 Ways To Be Prepared If It Rains On Your Wedding Day

“I hope it rains on my wedding day”….said no one ever! But, while you probably picture a nice sunny day for your wedding, rain is always a possibility. When it comes to your wedding photography, rain can throw a loop in the plan but it doesn’t have to ruin it. 2018 was the year of […]

January 23, 2019

Dawn Michelle Photography VA, Central VA Wedding Photographer, Upper Shirley Vineyard Wedding

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Why I Give Clients Digital Files Vs. Prints

Hello, hello! One of the goals I have for my business is to give clients and potential clients as much information as possible about me and my services.  The most important thing I tell clients upfront is that I deliver digital files via an online gallery vs. deliver prints. It occurred to me that while I tell clients […]

October 12, 2018

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Should You Do Bridal Portraits?

Happy Monday! If you are a future bride and debating on whether or not to do a Bridal Portrait session before the wedding this post is for you! Everyone is different and it is certainly ok not to do bridal pictures before the wedding, but here a few things to think about when trying to […]

January 22, 2018

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