Our New Blog Series

We are SO excited about a few new series we are going to start along with our new blog.  We want to empower our couples to feel prepared, calm, and excited about their wedding day… and we want them to enjoy planning.  We want our couples to love being married and to love each other deeply every day.  And we want to share our love of photography and what we’ve learned the last 4 years working in this industry with other professionals, and anyone hoping to learn how to take better pictures.

Crafternoons Final

Monday Crafternoon’s for the DIY bride (Mondays) I think I’m probably most excited about this one.  I was definitely a DIY bride and LOVED putting all my little details together.  In fact, I kinda miss it.  So, this past DIY bride and her handyman husband will walk through some of our favorite DIY projects and give step-by-step instructions on how to get it done.

Keys to Perfect Wedding Final

Keys to the Perfect Day (Tuesdays) We will go step by step through your wedding day to tell how to get the most out of your photographer.  From creating a perfect timeline to picking a getting ready location, we will explain what’s important and how to plan for a perfect day.

For Photographers Final

For Photographers (Thursdays) This one is all Michael.  YAY for Michael blogging!!!  He has always been the technical one, and is the one who has a degree from one of the #1 public arts schools in the country in photography.  So, it makes sense that he could give some technical advice.  He’ll highlight everything from how to get that perfect shot, the lens we use do it, and the technology we use showcase it. 

Date Night Final

Friday Night is Date Night (Fridays) – I said I was most excited about our DIY series, but this one is definitely a tie.  We love weddings, but we LOVE marriages.. Long, happy, marriages.  And we know one way to foster those is to date.  Research supports it, and so do we!  So twice a month we will highlight some of our favorite date ideas to encourage you to never stop dating your spouse.

These series will be sprinkled through our blog (on the days mentioned).  These posts won’t happen every week, they will be mixed in with images from recent sessions and weddings, personal updates, and other tips, tricks, and thoughts.

Finally, to get our “Friday Night is Date Night” series on a roll, we are giving away a date night!   Dinner and a movie.. On us.  And the best part is.. Entering is EASY. All you have to do to enter today’s giveaway is comment on this blog post and tell us which series you’re most excited for.  We LOVE when people comment on our blog posts and get so excited to hear how people respond to what we’ve written. Sometimes it can be discouraging as a blogger.. Spending so much time writing a post, then wondering if anyone actually read it.. But when we see comments we become super encouraged and excited for our next post.. Because if it was helpful for one person, it was worth it!


So comment away to win… All our winners from Tuesday’s photography session giveaway, Wednesday’s Africa items, Thursday’s Target gift card, and today’s Date Night will be announced next week!  So go enter any giveaway you missed and be sure to check back next week to see if you’ve won!!!  Have a great weekend everyone! xo


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  1. Devon says:

    Is all of these an acceptable option? In definitely excited to hear Michael’s photo tips and your date night recommendations! You guys are so much fun, you’ve got to have some great ideas 😉 love y’all!

  2. Logan Villarosa says:

    A date night is something I need with my hubby! Love your new website, Laura! I kept up with a lot of the work yall did while in Africa, and am so happy you were able to touch so many lives! Welcome back!

    • michaelandlauraphotography@gmail.com says:

      Aw thanks Logan! Hopefully we can win you a date night 😉 Good luck!

  3. katie says:

    I can’t wait to read your DIY posts – even though it’s past my time, but I love crafting and helping other friends when they are brides and I can’t wait to read about how you put together your beautiful wedding!

    • michaelandlauraphotography@gmail.com says:

      I’m excited for the DIY ones too… we’ll through in some home DIYs so us old married folks have something to craft too! 😉

  4. Sarah says:

    Excited about the Friday night date night series! Also can never turn down a crafternoon!

  5. megan call says:

    Welcome back to America! I’m going to try and keep up with your posts, especially crafternoons and all things wedding. Hopefully my time to really put those to use will come soon 🙂

    • michaelandlauraphotography@gmail.com says:

      AHH That’s SO exciting!!! Well let me know when and we will do a special crafternoon just for you 😉

  6. Jody says:

    We are most interested in date night series! 🙂 As an old married couples now, it’s definitely important to keep things fresh and exciting! You both are doing awesome things! God Bless <3

  7. Heather Johnson says:

    I am most excited for the DIY Bride series. We did a TON of DIY for my sister’s (Payne wedding) that you shot and you captured them so well! I cant wait to see your creativity 🙂

  8. Kathleen says:

    Friday’s sound like fun! I need some good date night ideas 🙂

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