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Quick Tip #1: Kidnap the Bride and Groom!

Filed in : Business, Quick Tips, Wedding

You guys, wedding days go by SO QUICKLY. It’s like you blink and suddenly everyone is waving sparklers and sending the sweet couple on their way. One thing I love to do to make the most of our time with a couple on their big day AND to give them a little one-on-one time together […]

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How to Give Your Bride Perfect Wedding Photos

Filed in : Business, Engagement, Wedding

Do you remember those awkward days of high school being partnered up with other classmates you didn’t know having to do something insane like figure out genetic abnormalities or analyze a poem together? I was SHY in high school, so I dreaded situations like these. I spent more time panicking inside than I did learning. […]

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Hey There, Giveaway Winners!

Filed in : Business, Engagement, Portraits, Wedding

Oh, I’m so glad your lovely self made it over this way! Welcome to our new website and a new year of changing things up for the better! If I’ve learned anything, it’s that you can never go wrong by serving and giving of yourself to others. When I was little I begged my mom […]

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The Best Family Heirlooms

Filed in : Business, Portraits, Wedding

    Some nights I open up my bottom nightstand drawer and pull out old albums and creased scrapbooks. They’re some of the few things I have left of my mom’s. Snapshots from disposable cameras document my childhood: summers in a plastic pool wearing a polka dot swimsuit, Christmas morning in my pajamas surrounded by […]

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Small Business Owners: Should You Require a Deposit?

Filed in : Business

Should a small business owner require a deposit to secure their services?   Let me set the stage for you: You’re a hairstylist and you’ve recently booked a client for a cut, color, and style appointment this Saturday. The whole service is going to take about three hours, and you’re expecting to make roughly $180. […]

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Mountain Engagement Photos | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Filed in : Engagement

A lot of couples ask me for suggestions for where to do their engagement pictures, and I always tell them the best way to go is with a place that is near and dear to their heart. I want the lovely folks I work with to feel something while they have their photo taken! So […]

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How to Have a Perfect Wedding Day

Filed in : Business, Wedding

I’m pretty sure if you’re working on planning your wedding, you don’t need another lengthy article about the proper rehearsal dinner etiquette and one size fits all to-do lists. The magazine shelves have enough of those, and you aren’t a cookie cutter bride, so you don’t need cookie cutter advice.   I try to share […]

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Wedding Planning Freebie Just for YOU!

Filed in : Business, Wedding

      Who knows that planning a wedding can be a little (or a LOT) overwhelming? Yep– we are all raising our hands. If you’re like me, you pay attention to the little details and the special moments, and you want everything to look and feel nice– the perfect backdrop for the perfect day. […]

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Fried Potatoes

Filed in : Business

Last night I had the immense honor to photograph an event called The Cornbread Convocation at The Wrigley Taproom. Guests enjoyed an absolutely delightful farm to table menu prepared by Chef and co-owner of the restaurant, Kristin Smith, and six amazingly talented Appalachian authors (Ronni Lundy, Silas House, Lora Smith, Marianne Worthington, Jason Howard, and […]

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Cozy At Home Family Session | The Cole Family | Christina Stallard Photography

Filed in : Portraits

A year ago I got to help celebrate Ellis’ arrival earthside by photographing him as a newborn. I remember cradling him in my lap and wrapping him up all tight in a swaddle. Everything about him was so soft– his downy hair, tiny fingers and toes, his dumpling cheeks. I used to work with his […]

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