Happy Pride Month, you beautiful babies! It’s a crazy backwards world we live in when friends and mentoring clients from all over the country often ask us if we lose followers or clients when we post about our same-sex couples. For many photographers in other areas of the world (including our little pocket of the […]

Hello friends. I’m going to be honest with you: Tim and I have, on occasion, been known to talk a leeetle bit of shit behind closed doors. And it’s most often about the pretentiousness of the wedding industry, which I suspect thrives on people feeling like they’re missing out on something. (It’s also very often […]

Remember when we talked about not hiring shitty people for one of the biggest days of your life? If there’s anything you need on your wedding day, it’s cool-headed talent with a sense of humor. With that in mind, may we introduce you to our girl Tobey: we can’t say enough about working with this […]

We’re lucky ones today, lil bebes, because our guest Give a Shit-er is one of the top wedding planners in the Pacific Northwest, and she’s sharing her hard-earned and lighthearted wisdom with us! Meet Michelle… (Jenna Bechtholt Photography) Name: Michelle Bernard, owner of Married with Michelle Website: www.marriedwithmichelle.com Based out of: Offices in Seattle and […]

I’m pretty sure I bore a striking resemblance to Sloth from the Goonies at the time Lightworks360 appeared on the scene. There we were, in the wee hours of some spring morning a few years back, huddled over our computers to put the finishing touches on our very first logo. As it turns out, bringing […]

Y’all, giving a shit about your wedding choices goes so far beyond creating the perfect Pinterest board. It’s in the tiny details that end up not being so tiny. Like, have you ever thought about the personalities you choose to surround yourself with on your wedding day? That day is no time to have bad […]

I think I might have screeched out loud a little bit. We had just shot a couple getting ready for their wedding in a hotel room– the usual suspects of small windows and messy wedding parties and strange lighting over the bathroom sink (don’t get us wrong– shooting your life in all its glorious reality is […]

In the 1950s, if you were an Italian American bride, you probably got a porcelain doll in full bridal regalia at your wedding shower. You know what you were supposed to do with that doll? The doll would be waiting for you on your marital bed. Nothing like a porcelain doll to get you in the […]

If you’re part of a church and your bestie youth minister from growing up is now the pastor and kills it at wedding ceremonies, then picking your officiant is easy. If you’ve been drinking Manischewitz at shabbat with the same rabbi for years, then you’ve got the officiant thing all figured out. Though if you, much to your 2nd cousin’s […]

A tale of two weddings (such highbrow lit humor): Tim and I got married in a gorgeous old hacienda on a rocky outpost in old Puerto Vallarta. One wall was the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Mexican antiques looked over us as we said our vows, mariachi bands wandered the streets below, and we were surrounded by […]

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Ugh. Instagram captions. What the hell?

I've spent countless moments of my life staring at a blank instagram caption box. Try something - delete it. Put a quote in there - delete it. But I had a secret weapon... I'd just hand the phone to my wife. She's is a witty and wise firestorm of a woman and I love her for it. Apparently, so does instagram. Her irreverent, meandering, and poignant-as-hell captions have created a sense of community in our lives so that everywhere we travel, there’s usually someone willing to show us around (not to mention insta alone has literally put thousands of dollars in our bank account). So I made her sit down and explain what goes through her curly little head whenever her thumbs click away at her phone keyboard. Put your email below for her free guide on how to write insta captions that people actually care about.

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