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my online journal

Grab a glass of wine and be prepared to get lost in the Sweet Williams love stories

welcome to

my online journal

Grab a glass of wine and be prepared to get lost in the Sweet Williams love stories

behind the lens

brides

engagements

wedding

food

photographers

Journal Topics

Researching a Bridal Topic the Classic Way Call me a traditionalist, but I prefer paper books over the e-books. Don’t get me wrong; I love the convenience of my iPad allowing me to have any text instantaneously. But as a writer, I miss the sensory experience a paper book offers which the Kindle lacks. I miss the […]

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Brides

5 Wedding Dress Trends for Brides in 2019

Amanda & Tim

Anniversary Session At Inniswood Gardens Westerville, Ohio There is nothing more magical than golden hour. And tonight’s golden hour anniversary session was simply a dream! I met Amanda and Tim at Inniswood Metro Gardens in Westerville, Ohio on a perfect summer evening. There was not a cloud in the sky and the weather was just […]

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Engagement

Wedding Planning Timeline

Zola Wedding Planning & Registry Made Easy Getting ready to plan a wedding and don’t know where to start? While weddings represent a monumental moment in our lives, planning one can often be stressful. To help ease the wedding planning process Zola has created a 12+ month wedding planning timeline so that you don’t miss […]

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Brides

Requiescat In Pace, Dear Kate My heart contracted when I heard the newscaster report that Kate Spade, the American fashion designer, died. A quiet sadness washed over me. It was the same melancholy feeling I experienced with the passings of other famous legends who shaped my life, for example, Prince, David Bowie,  Princess Diana, Stephen […]

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Behind The Lens

One Woman’s Tribute To Kate Spade

Family Formal Tips

How To Make Family Formals Go Quickly Brides, I love family formals! For me, weddings are just about the only time where all of my family is together in one place. This is the perfect occasion for a big family portrait! Family formals normally happen directly after the ceremony has ended. In order to make […]

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Brides

#WVS: Florist

Petals & Leaves Floral Design & Event Decor Our 25+ years of experience speaks for itself. We’ve been in the business of crafting beautiful floral arrangements for so long because we’re passionate about making life beautiful. Our natural environment is full of beauty but we don’t always get to see it or experience it firsthand. Most of us are stuck […]

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Brides

A Beautifully Noted Creation I am SO in love with my new business cards made by the amazing Cat at Beautifully Noted. When I told my vision to Cat, she had a design in mind! She selected a rose gold, metallic foil stamped into the gorgeous pale peachy-blush stock. The rose gold is so lustrous and exquisite […]

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Behind The Lens

My New Business Cards

5 Tips For Natural Posing

Capturing Fun Natural Images We’ve all been there, you know, that first time you meet a client and then BOOM, it’s time to start shooting. Working with clients whom you don’t know very well can be stressful for both you and them. In my opinion, the best photos are the ones where your couple feels […]

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Photographers

Ciara & Craig

Summer Wedding In Chillicothe Ohio I had just arrived at the ceremony site. I unpacked my gear and started to collect all of the wedding day homework details to shoot. Ciara’s mom handed me a small teal box. She said that Ciara’s wedding band was a surprise. I opened the box and saw the most […]

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Wedding

Wedding At Taylor Mansion Columbus, Ohio Everyone was seated. The quartet began to play, the ceremony was about to begin. Ominous clouds lingered in the distance and I was praying that we would make it through the ceremony without the sky opening up on us. Mackenzie walked down the aisle, she was absolutely radiant. Brian was […]

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Wedding

Mackenzie & Brian

Danelle & Garrett

German Village Columbus, Ohio It was a hot humid summer evening. By hot, I mean 90 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. I walked into Winans Chocolates + Coffee in German Village and ordered my favorite summer beverage, an iced chai. I went and sat outside, so excited for tonight’s engagement session! Danelle and Garrett […]

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Engagement

The Best First Lenses

Where To Start There is SO much good information out there about photography. From how to start your own business to what lenses you should have. When I first picked up a camera, I wish I had someone to simply answer this question: what lenses are absolutely a must? Now, pending what you are photographing, the […]

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Photographers