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Wedding Reception Centerpiece Inspirations for the Bride | Bride Inspirations

I LOVE reception details! And I know I can't be the only one.  So for those who are looking for a little reception centerpiece inspiration for their own wedding please enjoy the combination of centerpieces I have shot with some amazing brides. Some are simply sweet and others are more detailed galore but they all fit the bride's style!
Comment and tell me your favorites below!

When is the right time to book your wedding photographer

Planning your wedding takes serious skill. It comes naturally for some and not so naturally for others. When it comes to booking your photographer there are just a couple of things you need to already have planned and executed. At the top of your wedding planning list (and I think the MOST important) you have the man. Check ✔. The wedding date will need to be nailed down. so you can check off the next thing. You have your dream venue. Check ✔. The next thing you will want to book is your dream photographer. When you book majority of professional photographers will save a deposit on your wedding date but the price may very based off location! So make sure you have your wedding venue booked before sending off the inquiry with your dream photographer.

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Most photographers book 1 year in advance. So if you find the photographer that is the right fit for you in both personality and photographic style you better message that photographer quick before someone else gets your day!

It is really that easy just those three things will need to be completed before reaching out to your photographer.   Popular months that book up fast are July - September.  You can wait longer, but that just leaves to chance that another bride might books with them.

I hope this helps make a small piece of your wedding planning easier! 

Bringing Your Pet To Your Engagement Session | Minneapolis Wedding Photography | Tips for Brides

I LOVE animals and I know I am not the only one! I love cuddling with my two cats who I swear have two goals everyday : one- must eat the moment their humans wake up and two- keep their humans lap warm! No complaints from me!(said human)  

Pets are part of the family! So I understand when you want to have them in your engagement photos; I have a couple of tips to make your fur babies photography experience great!


Bring a third party to look after your animal once they are done with photos! Majority of the time  your animal will only be in 1/3 of your totally engagment session. The other 2/3 of the time you want to focus on just you too and nothing with take up more time and attention then a cute distracted bored animal! To keep your focus on you having a third person their will keep everything running smoothly! 


It doesnt just have to be your dog in the photos. Dogs are the most common for sessions but you are welcome to bring any pet that you want to incorporate into your photos ! For bigger animals like horses it may be easiest to plan on going where they are housed over bringing them to your engagement spot ! 

Have treats at the ready. A photo session is exciting for even the most well behaved of animals. Having their favorite treat will help keep them motivated and help me to get their attention when he is the star of the photo!  


Bring a leash for all animals! Nothing would be more horrifying than losing an animal during the session! When we are out shooting in public, it is new territory for your pet and that can be intense for any animal. To make sure their fears and uncertainties don't cause them to flee , play on the safe side and put them on a leash or a harness to grab them at a moments notice if they get too overwhelmed.  If your pet is new to the harness definitely have them wear it a couple of times around the house to get used to it before the shoot! It is one less thing to trigger stress on the day of the shoot!

Same Tips Apply for the Wedding Day! <3

Do you have any helpful tips to add? Please leave a comment below to fill us in on things I over looked!