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Hey there, fellow photography enthusiasts! Picture this: you’re out in nature, capturing those intimate moments bathed in the warm, golden light of the setting sun. The right lighting can work wonders, taking your images from ordinary to extraordinary. So, grab your camera and let’s dive into the enchanting world of lighting and how it can […]

How Lighting Works Magic in Photography

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There are a few things to consider when choosing the location(s) for your engagement photography. 1) Pick fewer Photography locations and spend more time at each one – You are less likely to take pictures the longer you are moving around. As a result of the rush to fit in multiple locations within a limited […]

Tips for Choosing Your Engagement Photography Location

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Moodboard Wedding photography is a booming industry thanks to social media and the demand for beautiful photos. But what exactly is a moodboard? In this post, we’ll explain why you need a moodboard for wedding photography and how to create one. What is a moodboard? A moodboard is a collection of images that are used […]

What Is A Moodboard?

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Tips for Wedding Organization Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Weddings are exciting, fun and can be very stressful to plan. It’s important to make sure that you have everything planned out as best as possible before the big day so that you don’t run into any issues. Here are some tips on how to organize […]

Simple Tips on Wedding Organization

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By: Natasha Miley- Laporte / Houston Wedding Photographer – Outfit Not sure what outfit to wear to your engagement session? We’re here to help! You should bring two to three outfits to your session so we can get a variety of different looks for you. We suggest the following: Bring a ‘Dressy’ Outfit It’s not […]

Engagement Outfit Tips To Look Your Best

Bay area Park Engagement photos by ShutterUp Photography -Natasha Miley

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Written by : Natasha Miley – Laporte Texas Wedding Photographer As photographers, we use a lot of Photographer terminology that you may not understand. This article is to help you get to know some of our terms in regard to your wedding photography. Traditional – Traditional wedding photos are the standard portraits, poses, and events […]

A Client’s Guide to Wedding Photographer Terms

woman in wedding dress standing in the mirror admiring herself

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Witten by: Natasha Miley – Unplugged Wedding What is an unplugged wedding? An unplugged wedding is where you ask your guests to turn off their phones, cameras, tablets, and other mobile devices during your ceremony.  What are the benefits? We highly recommend having your wedding unplugged, but respect your wishes if you choose not to. […]

The Benefits of an Unplugged Wedding


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By: Natasha Miley- Laporte Wedding Photographer – Engagement Session If you want your pictures to really showcase your love story, we have some ideas to help you plan the perfect engagement session. Let us help you prepare for your session by sending us over the answers to the following questions: Where did you first meet? […]

6 ideas for the perfect engagement session

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By: Natasha Miley – Laporte Based Houston Wedding Photographer- MUA Do you Really need a MUA? You’ve spent a lot of money on photos (and probably videography) to help you remember your special day. You want to make sure you look your very best. Despite the fact that I’m sure you do a fantastic job […]

Do I need a makeup artist for Wedding?-MUA

Photo of bride getting her makeup done.

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By Natasha Miley- Laporte Texas Portrait and Wedding Photographer- “How long should I book my wedding photographer for?”is one of our most frequently asked questions. This is a great question, and we’re here to help you find the answer. What do you want covered? First, consider what crucial details to cover. Do you want lots […]

How Many Hours Do I Need To Book My Wedding Photographer For?