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Embarking on an Unforgettable Journey with Destination Weddings & Elopements Love knows no boundaries, and when it comes to celebrating that special bond between two people, destination weddings and elopements offer a unique and unforgettable experience. In recent years, the allure of saying “I do” in a far-off, exotic location has captured the hearts of […]

Destination Weddings & Elopements: Why Traveling is Worth It

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Stay focused when it comes to your Wedding Budget Your budget is one of the first things that you will sit down and discuss when planning your wedding. It can also cause the most stress during the planning process.  Below are 3 things that could affect your wedding budget and add to your wedding planning […]

3 Things That Can Affect Your Wedding Budget

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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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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?

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Natasha Miley- Houston Wedding Photographer – First Look Many of the couples I work with want to know if a first look is something they should do. If you’re here, I’m guessing you have the same question. They’re a great idea in my professional view. First impressions are the best. In spite of their unconventional […]

Is a First Look Important?