Category Archives: CLIENT TIPS

FEATURED: BORROWED & BLUE: ICHE + JURIEL

Featured Wedding! Friday is upon us… so Happy Friday Y’all! We are especially excited today because Borrowed & Blue has just published Iche + JuRiel’s gorgeous wedding!  TheirView full post »

3 Words For Marriage

3 Secrets for Marriage Marriage Advice Before the marriage advice, lets set the stage. Growing up Brandon saw marriage as two people loving each other through thick and thin, never giving up andView full post »

A Real Bride Gives You the Deets On How To Keep Your Cool On Your Big Day

Getting married is the biggest day in a bride and grooms life, most grooms are happy with whatever ideas the bride has in mind. In most cases, this makes it easier on the groom and will save manyView full post »

Should I Use The Photographer Included in my Venue Package?

How to Pick the Best Wedding Photographer for Your Wedding Day. Over the years we have worked with couples who felt pretty pressured by their venue to use the “Venue In-House WeddingView full post »

Should I Do An Engagement Session + Why is and engagement session important?

Capturing your love story, in its entirety, is paramount both NOW + IN THE FUTURE. Gaze into the future with me for just a moment… A sliver of time. A super small, itty bitty grain of sand,View full post »

How We Photograph the Flower Girls + Ring Bearers

I still remember when I was a flower girl for my cousins wedding. I was all dressed in white (like a mini bride) scratching at my legs because the tool under the dress was itching me like crazy. AllView full post »

12 Secrets of a Happy Bride on Her Wedding Day

Brandon and I deeply believe that the most beautiful brides are those who are filled with joy + happiness on their wedding day. A genuine playful laugh, a soft open heart, a gorgeous warm smile andView full post »

Pillow Fight + A Wedding Tip

After seven years of marriage you still make me laugh louder then I thought possible, you encourage me to dream big + inspire me to hope without fear and best of all you still wake me up eachView full post »

Wedding Photography + Film Give Away!

In life there are two things that make Brandon soul and mine leap towards heaven… deepening our relationship with God our creator and using the love + gifts He pours out on us to serve others.View full post »

7 Dos & Don’ts : Stylized Engagement Shoot Fashion

The words stylized and fashion get us so excited! Yes, Brandon too, his style and fashion have dashingly matured over the years and to see him walk into a room looking handsome and debonair makes myView full post »

Photography: A Windy Wedding Day

Nature loves to throw in the unexpected twist every now and then, like say 20 – 30 mile per hr. wind gust on a perfectly exquisite wedding day. And it may happen on your wedding day when yourView full post »

What If It Rains On Your Wedding Day?

We personally love rainy days… they are cozy, cuddly, sweet and memorable. And as spring approaches we have a lot of them here in the mountains. However we do realize that the thought of rainView full post »

Why A Wedding Planner? – By Guest Blogger Ivy Marie Ferguson of Ivy Marie Weddings

Brandon and I often get asked by our couples. “do you recommend having a wedding planner?“. The answer is yes, always yes. It makes your life + your wedding sooooo much easier!View full post »

Exciting Announcement: We Are Officially The Three of Us!

Our team has now grown by one… Ben Grant, an absolutely amazing filmmaker has joined our Horn Photography + Design team and we are beyond ECSTATIC!! It’s kinda like taking the best cup ofView full post »

Client Gifts: The Art + The Experience

Over the last 7 years Brandon and I have adored each and every couple we have worked with. Our mission right from the start was to do more then just take photos, we wanted to create an experience forView full post »

REAL WEDDING ADVICE FROM OUR BRIDES: Susan Hamm

Talk about fun, playful, laid back, super sweet and full of AMAZING personality… that my friends, was and is Susan Hamm. Brandon and I loved everything about Susan and Darren’s weddingView full post »

REAL WEDDING ADVICE FROM OUR BRIDES: Hannah Loechner

Yesterday we received exciting news that Hannah + Tyler’s wedding was published… EEEK!! Their wedding was gorgeous and we are beyond delighted for them. Sooooo, this seems to me to be aView full post »

FAQ: How Much Time Will We Need For Different Aspects of OUr Day?

I remember trying to plan our wedding with Brandon, we had no idea where to begin or what even went into planning a wedding. We knew we needed a few basic things, the church, our rings, my dress, hisView full post »

Photography: How to Capture Authentic Love

Brandon and I often get asked, how do we capture photos that truly reflect the authentic love a couple shares. Our answer is and will always be, “it takes real investment in the couples you areView full post »

Brides – What to Expect at a Bridal Show + Tips To Make The Day Beautiful

Bridal Shows provide an awesome opportunity to meet vendors face to face and all in one location so your not driving around for weeks trying to find the perfect fit for your wedding day. You findView full post »

Top 10 Wedding Cakes We have Photographed + 11 Tips for Ideal Cake Table Locations

Did someone say cake… you had me at cake. Can I get some cake! Over the years Brandon and I have photographed hundreds of wedding cakes, we have also had the extreme pleasure of tasting most ofView full post »

Creating A Fun + Playful Environment For Your Clients

Awkwardness… I swear if you look it up in the dictionary our names will be there, we are awkward. However we don’t see this as a hindrance, rather we use it as a strength. I was alwaysView full post »

REAL WEDDING ADVICE FROM OUR BRIDES: Jamie Lauricella

Jamie + Andrew said “I Do” at The Museum Of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL. The day was absolutely perfect for their outdoor wedding in the Museums garden. The entire day Jamie was calm,View full post »

How to ensure your wedding date + venue line up with booking your dream photographers

When we first started our business 6 years ago I believed that booking your venue first was the best way to go, and I still do. However, I have also learned that when a bride sets her mind on theView full post »

REAL WEDDING ADVICE FROM OUR GROOMS: Tyler Loechner

A few months ago I started an installment on the blog that shared wedding advice from our past brides. Well, that got me thinking… what would the grooms advice be?. So I reached out to some ofView full post »

REAL WEDDING ADVICE FROM OUR BRIDES: Julia Carminati

Talk about an amazing, SWANKY, one of a kind backyard wedding on the ocean. Swanky… synonyms – stylish, chic, smart, fashionable. All words that describe Julia + John to the T. I would also add inView full post »

REAL WEDDING ADVICE FROM OUR BRIDES: Sarah Drucker

We loved every minute of shooting Sarah + Mark’s gorgeous wedding day in Miami Florida. Sarah was calm, relaxed and absolutely filled with joy to be marrying Mark, the love of her life. HerView full post »

Real Wedding Advice From Our Brides: Lauren Cherpock

Lauren was my second bride to respond to my question, what is one piece of advice you would give to a bride-to-be?.  Her and Steve tied the knot on October 18th 2014 with an absolute beautifulView full post »

Real Wedding Advice From Our Brides: Katie Schuler

I thought it would be fun to contact our past brides and ask them to share their Real Wedding Advice. Katie was my first responder and here is what she said: “Oh how fun! Hmm that’s aView full post »

Brides… Hate the Planning Process, it’s ok!

Dear Brides, You’re not a bad person if you hate the planning process of your wedding. I will repeat that… You’re not a bad person if you hate the planning process of your wedding. This isView full post »

Wedding Planner or No Wedding Planner That is the Question

As we walked into the venue to set up our lighting, about an hour before the wedding day excitement began to unfold, the wedding planner greeted us with a warm smile and huge hug. Joy filled my veinsView full post »

The Best Time To Photograph The Flower Girl + Ring Bearer

One of our favorite moments at a wedding is when the flower girl and ring bearer walk down the isle. The guest faces just light up with joy and “Awes” can be heard filling the air. I meanView full post »

5 Things We Would Have Done On Our Wedding Day Knowing What We Know Now As Wedding Photographers

The other day I was looking at our wedding album + reminiscing about our amazing wedding day. I can hardly believe it’s been 6 years and 2 months since we said “I Do”. Time has justView full post »

The Magic Of The Wedding Day

As wedding photographers we attend a plethora of weddings every year, each one unique and truly magical. It is our job to capture that magic as it unfolds in the moment; from the first look, theView full post »

A Wedding That Glorifies God + A Swanky Soirée + Maintaining Mellow

Flowers, invitations, dresses, cakes, shoes, colors, etiquette, female hormones, jewelry… and the list goes on (aka wedding planning) it can be an unrelenting sea of chaos. However, it isView full post »

Client Tip – Be A Team

Everyone loves to pitch in their ideas for planning your wedding. Well-intentioned, friends and family will undoubtedly lend advice, opinions, and even objections to your decisions. This may divideView full post »