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A Food Lover’s Series One of the sweetest memories Christmas brings is the traditional Christmas cookie baking! Growing up, every year we would help my Mama make our family favorites! One of which, included a passed down family recipe from my Grandma Mayrose, her Russian Tea Cookies. These cookies take a lot of patience but are […]

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Food

A Christmas Favorite: Russian Tea Cookies

Old, Blue, Borrowed & New

A Bridal Superstition Turned into a Beautiful Tradition “Something old, something new; something borrowed, something blue; And a silver sixpence in her shoe.” – Author Unknown Have you ever wondered why, to this day, women recall this bridal rhyme and follow it on their wedding day?  I remember my grandmother saying it to my sister […]

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Brides

2018 Behind the Scenes

Behind The Lens of Sweet Williams Photography Wow, where do I even begin?! This year has been filled with so much love, growth, and most of all revealing God’s purpose. This has been my busiest wedding season yet with 37 weddings. This season has taught me a lot of lessons from learning to not book […]

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Behind The Lens

Merry and Bright Bridal Ornaments Tis the season to be jolly and here’s an excellent idea for a bridal shower/wedding present, particularly for the couple who has it all! It’s called  The Bride’s Tree Christmas Ornament Gift Set. It’s based on a German tradition to give newlyweds twelve ornaments for their Christmas tree to ensure happiness for […]

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Brides

Bridal Ornaments

Thoughtful Thank You Gifts

Gift Ideas For Your Bridal Party Thirty-one years ago, I was asked to sing at my cousin’s wedding.  At the rehearsal dinner, she presented me with a thank you gift that to this day, I cherish. It was a perfume bottle with stopper, The Rose Manor-Pink by Lenox. I filled it with Opium perfume by […]

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Brides

Home Sweet Home

Our Musayev Adventures Nashville, Tennessee Wow, what a year this has been! Musa and I are finally settled in our new home in Nashville! It’s been so much fun to see this sweet little house turn into a home. We’ve been SO busy moving boxes, cleaning, doing yard work, and of course more cleaning. I feel like […]

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Behind The Lens

Traditional Vows vs. Personal Vows You imagined a scene from a movie, where you look into each other’s eyes and eloquently declare your love and commitment to each other in front of all your family and friends. However, your fiance is nervous about his writing skills, and the thought of wearing his heart on his […]

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Brides

Writing Your Vows

Gabbi & John

Wedding at The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Powell, Ohio Gabbi and John were married at the Boardwalk venue at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio. These two had their ceremony on the boardwalk overlooking the water and it was picture perfect. There were a nice breeze and gorgeous sunshine. Surrounded by close family […]

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Weddings

Morgan and Elijah

Everal Barn & Homestead Westerville, Ohio It was almost time for her to walk down the aisle. It was almost time for him to stand up at the altar waiting for his beautiful bride. All the bridesmaids gathered around Morgan alongside her family. Then the most beautiful thing happened. Everyone started to pray over this […]

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Weddings

Green Door Gourmet Nashville, TN A citrus colorful romance inspired this styled shoot hosted by Styled Shoots Across America. Nathalie and Morgan celebrated their day with an organic themed wedding at Green Door Gourmet. Surrounded by lush floral arrangements, the elegant Bar Magnolia, exquisite china, and greenhouses, this couple celebrated a day of love. The […]

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Weddings

Colorful Fall Styled Shoot

Holiday Gifts For A Photographer

Gifts Every Photographer Will Love Photographers, this one is for you! With the holidays quickly approaching I thought I’d write down some of my favorite things I can never say no to as gifts! From stocking stuffers to bigger ticket items, these are things I’m always using for my business. I hope you find these helpful and […]

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Photographers

Holiday Gifts For Newly Weds

Newly Wed Gift Ideas For The Holidays After a couple years of marriage, these are some items that I wish we had gifted to us early on in our marriage! So, whether you are a newlywed or know someone who has just gotten married, here are some of my favorite newlywed gift ideas for the […]

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