how to create a branded shoot for your business

Pink smoke bomb | Hello Miss Lovely | see more on:

< Launching a new website? Just starting out with your business? Rebranding your look? Need a little business boost? All of these are fabulous reasons to create and execute a branded shoot. You can use the imagery for promotional materials, send them to media outlets to promote your services, use them on social media for banners/headers and of course utilize them to gussy-up your new look! Autumn of Hello Miss Lovely (a fabulous photographer you’ve seen … [Continue reading]

vintage boho riverside wedding


I love newbies to inspiration shoots (because without fail they always fall in love with them, just as I have) and you’d never guess that this vintage boho riverside wedding editorial from Crystal Reyns Photography was her first! The details are adorable and the color palette is the perfect thing to add a splash of romance to the woodsy Virginia backdrop. The roses are so romantic and I love that they’re making a comeback in wedding design … [Continue reading]

a lifetime of love – remembering a marriage

Vintage outdoor wedding

From Susie Marie Photography – “This stylized shoot was something I have been dreaming about for a while. My grandparents 75th wedding anniversary would have been this past month. To remember their love, I wanted to dedicate this shoot to them.” From Susie Marie Photography – “I used my grandmother’s ring, my grandfather’s antique camera and their wedding photo as special props. We even used their gold ware for the table settings! It was such a … [Continue reading]

ethereal simplicity

Bridal Session Ideas

Getting lost in design? As a bride-to-be it's completely understandable if you are. Today’s dreamy & ethereal bridal inspiration shoot from Amanda Watson Photography and Wedfully Yours pared-down a bridal session to its glorious basics and celebrates the beauty and emotion of a joyous bride-to-be! From Linda of Wedfully Yours – “Today there are so many ideas and concepts for weddings that brides can sometimes get lost in design. For this bridal … [Continue reading]

wedding registry: dream team

Wedding Registry Ideas

Finding that new work-life balance as a newlywed is important. And the first step is kick-starting your mornings right with these essentials from Target's Wedding Registry. Bedding for a good night's sleep, a juicer for your morning boost, and of course, a fitness watch for your run together around your new neighborhood! Vitamix Blender Threshold 300 Thread Count Organic Cotton Sheets Sport GPS Watch Follow the entire Target Wedding Registry series … [Continue reading]

hawaiian bridal shower luau styling tips

Hawaiian Luau Bridal Shower

From Jena of Elli – “Michelle and her fiancé are looking forward to a Hawaiian honeymoon, so her maid of honor partnered with us at Elli, an artisanal wedding marketplace, to throw Michelle a chic Luau themed shower. Based on our Bursting Blooms bridal shower invitations, we stuck with a coral, peach and teal color scheme with gold sequin accents in the form of table runners and DIY signage. Local florist Floral Sunshine created gorgeous rose leis for the bride and … [Continue reading]

romantic beach wedding ideas

Romantic beach wedding inspiration shoot ⎟ Samantha Ong Photography ⎟ see more on:

From Rachel Hollis and Lisi Purr - “Beaches inspire natural beauty and romance. Surrounded by creamy-white sand, gentle glimmers reflecting off of the water, and the soft tones of a sunset, it creates a flawless backdrop to exchange vows!” From Rachel Hollis and Lisi Purr - “Our romantic beach styled shoots captures an air of romance and beauty. By bringing together chic elements with a hint of bohemian, we aimed to show the breathtaking potential … [Continue reading]

fall wedding color palettes

Fall Wedding Color Palette

To celebrate the arrival of fall I've pulled an oldie but goodie from the archives - a perfect example of an autumn wedding color palette!  See more earthy color palettes that are perfect for fall here. There's just something SO lovely about autumn weddings. A cozy brown, pumpkin orange, and gold color palette couldn't be more perfect for fall brides. Fall is a fabulous time for breathtaking displays so go big with your bouquet and incorporate thoughtful, … [Continue reading]

truvelle trunk show at through the white door

Truvelle wedding dress ⎟ Peggy Saas ⎟ see more on:

From Peggy Saas - “Bridal boutique Through the White Door had Truvelle’s 2015 Collection for two weeks and held a trunk show to give brides the opportunity to see and try on the new designs. In that short period, we decided to do a styled shoot featuring the Truvelle gowns and gorgeous florals.” From Peggy Saas - “The stunning chiffon, lace and sequined details of the featured Truvelle gowns were the color palette inspiration for the entire … [Continue reading]

elemental bridals in south africa

South Africa Bridals

‘Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that endure as long as life lasts.’ - Rachel Carson from The Sense of Wonder. From Carolina Casini  - "The great American author’s quote at the beginning of this bridal inspiration shoot well represents the mood and the emotions we felt the first time that we were on the beach of Blouberg orchestrating this photo shoot. The strong energy in our planet was evident in … [Continue reading]

wedding registry: coffee culture

Wedding Registry Ideas

Continuing with the Target Wedding Registry series, I've picked out some coffee culture essentials for you and your beau. After all, when starting a new home together, what's better than a morning brew together to get the day started? Let's just say, these three items are registry essentials!  Keurig Coffee Maker Brewing System with Carafe Nespre Pixie Expresso Maker Bundle Bodum 8 Cup Press Coffee Follow the entire Target Wedding Registry series … [Continue reading]

indie-luxe boho beach wedding

Indie Beach Wedding

From Cynthier - “This Love Ashore wedding editorial was inspired by Australia’s beautiful beach landscape and our free-spirited lifestyle. We wanted to create a relaxed boho setting for an indie-luxe style wedding, drawing colors from the Great Barrier Reef to fuse with vintage heirloom details!” From Cynthier - “The bride’s & bridesmaids’ looks were inspired by mermaids crossed with gypsies with natural romantic make-up by Simone Aspinall, and … [Continue reading]

how to protect your engagement ring

Engagement Ring Insurance

When you’re presented with the one piece of jewelry that you’ll be wearing for the rest of your life, it’s important to protect it. It’s more than just a ring – it’s a memory! For over 100 years, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has specialized in protecting jewelry and only jewelry. It’s their mission and their passion. A specialty jewelry insurance policy like the one offered by Jewelers Mutual, allows you to wear your jewelry without worry, knowing that … [Continue reading]

sunshower portrait session in prague

Romantic engagement in Prague

From Darya Kamalova - “Rain on your wedding day... sometimes it happens and all the brides-to-be are so scared of it. But I have a proof that there’s nothing to be worried about, because the rain is the reason to find a lovely intimate place for taking pictures and the light is still amazing! To prove this we did a styled couple’s session in Prague: it was raining and we found the trees in the park and took pictures under them. The sun was out at sunset and we also … [Continue reading]