Wedding Guide

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Bringing Nature In

Latest wedding decorations are bringing nature and greenery indoors is making its way into my heart. I love the feel of walking into a wedding secret garden. Ideal for beautiful for wedding photography detail shots. 

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Marble Cakes

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love cake and even more ones so beautiful you don't want to eat it! I'm really loving this sophisticated sweet trend. 

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DIY Food & Desert Stations

Get your guest talking with these interactive food and desert stations where they come and help themselves. Who wouldn't want to eat as many cookies and donuts they can?!

Be in the know from the Pros

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2019 Bridal Trends

  • Color Pop! Brides are letting they're true style shine with either a purple eyeshadow, glitter eyeliner, or fuchsia lips. 
  • The mono-lid is still very in, one color pop for the entire eyelid.
  • Velvety skin is making a nice comeback with the overly highlighted glossy taking a bit of a back seat. 
  • Hairstyles are more fluid and natural with less emphasis on perfection and more on movement.
  • Colored dresses are adding to the color scene with hints of blue or blush pink.

-Ashley Marin @ marinmakeup.com

Engagement Location Tips

Golden Hour

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Ever wonder how couples get those glowy dreamy photos? It's all about the sunlight. To get that golden honey glow, schedule your session an hour before the sun goes down or for you early birds, an hour after the sun comes up. 

Find the Light

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If it's not possible to have your shoot during golden hour, search for even soft light. This my be hard when it's 2 o'clock in the afternoon and the sun is blazing down, so look for even shade behind a white or neutral colored wall. In harsh sun with no shade stand with your back towards the sun for pretty smiles and no squinty eyes. 

Display Your Personalities

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I love to have my couples choose three words to describe their relationship and then display those qualities. Are you two silly and goofy, more adventurous, or perhaps low-key. With any location you choose use props to show your silly side, climb a tree to show the adventure or a sit on a picnic blanket to cuddle on. The key is to keep it fun and unique. 

Indoor Ideas

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 The great outdoor is, well, great but the cozy indoors can also be just the ticket. An in home lifestyle session showing off your awesome cooking skills can showcase a more intimate connection. Love paintings, sculptures and art? Check out your local museum or art gallery. Indoor gardens, libraries, your favorite coffee shop or even a busy location such as a theme park can all be great locations to celebrate who you are as a couple. 

Various Portrait Spots

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The best location for your engagement session should also have several areas for various backgrounds and scenery. Florida has water everywhere, so finding a lake or spring near areas of open field is just the ticket. For a more urban feel, be open to parking garages, cobblestone allies and even subway stations.  

Just Go With It

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Since the weather man we all know has a hard time predicting the weather, especially in Florida, staying positive and a bit adventurous is key. Some of the most common locations can look epic with a gentle rain or snow and who doesn't love a cool water reflection shot of a sweet kiss and leg pop?! Bring that clear bubble umbrella and just have fun!