I'm a wife, an artist, and a lover of dogs, rock music, and abstract art. I'm a Virginia girl with equal love for California sun and New York grunge. 
I see the most beauty in imperfect things. Ripped jeans. Asymmetrical art. Vintage everything. And a photo with a little girt and grain. I love things that are rugged and little bit off the beaten path. 









Nobody Puts The Groom In The Basement


If you’ve seen Dirty Dancing then you’ll remember the quote from Patrick Swayze – “Nobody puts baby in the corner“.  Well, I just want to say, Nobody puts the groom in the basement. I am beginning to see a common theme on wedding days where the groom gets ready in either the basement or a room that is not well lit. Now I know the bride is the top dog but man, the groom is top priority too!!  As a photographer, (having an eye for what looks good) we need to step up BEFORE the wedding day and make sure the groom gets a well lit, nice room to get ready in. I’m thinking of adding this to my questionnaire I use before as a friendly reminder 🙂 . Honestly, I always feel horrible every time I see a groom shoved in a closet-like room.  I am like, “Uh, wait…is..this…uh… where the groom…is getting READY?“. Have no fear- there are ways to make this look good! Sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got and adapt. Once your groom is half way dressed pull him into a well lit hallway with some nice window light to get that gorgeous glow.  If you are going to ask him to step into a hallway there MUST be a window, and simple background. Make sure that the bride is NOT around, and that he is mostly dressed! I can assure you – your pictures will turn out much nicer than they would be when taken in the dungeon.

Groom Getting Ready On Wedding Day

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