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{Keepsake Lace Dress, Michael Kors Booties, Old Navy Bag (reversible to black!), Ray Ban Sunglasses, Anthropologie Hat, Bauble Bar Earrings}

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Engagement Photos

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Selecting a wedding photographer can be very challenging with so many great options!  I have several tips for all Brides and Brides To Be on how to pick the perfect photographer.

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1. Figure out your style

Win and I really wanted a light, soft, and realistic feel for our photos.  It was really important to us that we didn’t look fake or overly edited. I researched all photographers in the Austin area that had this feel and studied their photos.

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2.  Pricing + Research.

Before meeting with a photographer and wasting your time and theirs, do your research. It is really important that you know what they cost for all aspects of your wedding.  Engagement photos, Bridal Portraits and the Wedding Day all cost different amounts and can really add up!

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3. Meet with your top two photographers

Based on style, pricing and recommendation, narrow down your selection and meet with your top two photographers.  Clicking with my photographer was VERY important to me.  This person is going to be in some of the most intimate, emotional and exciting moments of your life. You want to make sure you get along and enjoy being around your photographer.

I met with Stacy of SMS Photography  over lunch and it was one of the most fun wedding meetings I have had thus far (and also lasted like 2 hours and we are now basically BFF).  Stacy is one of those people that makes you feel like you have known her for years. I knew after 10 minutes that she our photographer for all things wedding!

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4. Share the things that are most important to you for the photos

Sharing with your photographer the things that are most important to you for them to capture is crucial.  I really wanted a soft feel with our engagement photos that had a downtown professional vibe as well as the hill country / town lake.  Stacy helped me pick the perfect spots at our favorite date spot, Josephine House as well as beautiful back drops at Town Lake.

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5. Have Fun!

Enjoy every moment of the wedding process!  Picking each person to be part of your wedding day can be stressful but if you pick great experts like SMS Photography, you will cherish your wedding day and every event leading up to it!

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Want to know more about our amazing photographer, Stacy? Go to her website here or email me!

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Photos by SMS Photography

Haley: {Pamella Ruffle Pink Dress, Tory Burch Sandal, Kendra Scott Earrings ; Anthropologie Blouse, Joes Jeans, Vince Espadrilles (on sale!)}

Winston: {Custom Dress Shirt, Bonobos Pants, To Boot New York Monk Strap Shoes ; Nordstrom Shirt, J Brand Jeans, Cole Haan Driver Shoes}

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Bridesmaid Gifts

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It’s one more thing to add to list of all the items to prepare for your wedding day.  What do I get my bridesmaids?  How do I thank these women that have supported and loved me through so many ups and downs of life? How do I thank them for spending money on the bachelorette, showers and wedding day?!  The answer is no gift can truly thank them.  I think the best thing is a handwritten note expressing your love and gratitude for each one of your maids.  However, a little something goes a long way with a note and so we’ve rounded up our favorite sweet somethings that are affordable and chic to  give your bridesmaids!