Imagine our excitement when Wedding Paper Divas contacted us and asked us to design and style a shoot that had no boundaries (hello, a designers dream!). We played with textures on the table with a food centerpiece, had plenty of wine, and some curated details to tie it all together. The invitation is most certainly one of our favorite parts. We love that the bride is wearing a print as well!Read More
We're really, really thankful you're here with us, walking this journey. (Yeah, we know it's not Thanksgiving yet, but a little gratitude never hurt nobody!) It's always nice to get some blog love, so if you're still reading this (and we hope you are; we're only three sentences deep!), drop us a line and say hi! Okay, but really, comment below and say hi...Read More
You might remember Cierra and Dan from our beautiful snowy elopement shoot a couple winters ago, and when they hired us to plan and design their HUGE wedding, we were more than ecstatic! You see, Cierra and Dan have faced some incredible trauma in their lives and are so much stronger together, and we felt honored to be a part of something so special for them and their families.Read More
We hope you're singing Chris Brown's "These Hoes Ain't Loyal" right now! That's goal one of two for this post. Goal two, well for that you'll have to keep reading.
It's very common to have disagreements about the way someone is running their business, and that's okay, but how do you handle those disagreements when they could directly effect you and your business? Perhaps you're working with someone on a wedding, or a styled shoot, or you're partnering on a workshop or event. How can you turn those disagreements into positive forms of communication that help provide resolve, when you could so easily be resentful or overbearing?Read More
In our industry it seems like everyone has the title "educator" after their name, and while that's all fine and dandy, we think it's important to take a look at someone whom you're seeking professional and creative advice from in a full circle approach.
It's easy to add a few letters after your name (e-d-u-c-a-t-o-r), but what makes you someone worthy of providing advice or value to someone else's business or creative journey? Well, so often we hear people cutting down others saying "They shouldn't be teaching!" or "They shouldn't be putting on a workshop!" or "They shouldn't be selling that template in their shop!"Read More
Have you ever heard someone say "I need to learn to manage my time better" or have you said that yourself? Well, we've got news for you: You actually can't manage time. Trippy, right? But 24 hours is 24 hours is 24 hours. So what can you manage? You can manage yourself. It's kinda one of those mindset shifts (ya know, like our ideal client vs ideal philosophy mindset shift)--instead of learning how to manage time (which is impossible unless you've invented time travel), we need to learn how to manage ourselves better.Read More
Can you believe that we're part way through August?! Like, that means that the holiday season is right around the corner and that baby Clarke will be making her way into this world in a month or so (eeeek!).
Okay, this is our first newsletter blog post, and to be honest, we've toyed for WEEKS on how we should format this and what should go into it, but then we realized, if you're a part of our tribe you don't judge us too hard and you just wanna know what's up. So, here's just that, and "What's Up with the Girls of B+P" message for ya to peruse.Read More
We know, we know: TWO POSTS IN ONE WEEK? The girls of B+P must be on something! Well, guess what?! We are gearing up for our first ever back to back wedding weekend!
Last week we traveled to another section of our state for 5 days, but this time we get to stay close to home (and that means we get to sleep in our own beds!!!!).Read More
Today we partnered with Tonie Christine Photography to talk about finding your perfect wedding photographer.
We believe that weddings are meant to celebrate two people, pledging their lives together. So the wedding planning, wedding day, and even after the wedding should all be an experience (and a good one at that!)--because afterall, YOLO, or YOMO rather (you're only married once)...fingers crossed! ;)
So this leads us to our topic...how to find a wedding photographer that's perfect for you, in two steps!Read More
It’s no question we love makeup and hair around here. In fact, we may or may not beauty tutorial junkies. So it’s no surprise one of our biggest recommendations to our brides is to hire a professional hair stylist and makeup artist for your big day! This is the one day in your life when you hire somebody to follow you around and take photos of you so why should you be looking like your regular old self!? We're not saying you need to have a ton of makeup and so much hairspray in your hair that it doesn't move, but you should look like your best self on your biggest day. Whether you want a soft and romantic or a glam Kylie Jenner look, there are excellent professionals that can carry out your vision perfectly. While some artists provide a free trial run before your wedding, most charge a fee for a pre-wedding run through (hey, you don’t work for free do you?!). We think this is never something to skip on to save money. Try setting up a practice run before a fancy date night or your engagement photos to get the most bang for you buck! We have started a Pinterest board to show you some of our favorite hair and makeup looks.Read More
A few weeks ago our friend (in real life and in the industry), Tonie, asked for a little creative design for something she was planning. Of course we jumped all on it. And you get to see a sneak today of the images, and then next week we will go full force!
Don't forget to make it to the bottom, as we talk about her business intensive and give you a glimpse at her rad video by Ike & Tash.Read More
Y'all. We. Freaking. LOVE. bridal sessions.
The South has got it right friends. SOOOO many brides head to a beautiful location a day or so before their wedding and just get to know their photographer and feel beautiful. It doesn't get much better than that? Like, think about it...beautiful details, your gown, hair and make up, your ring, ahhhhhhhhhhhh, thinking about it makes us swoon.
To encourage our brides (and others) to get bridal sessions done, we put together this portrait session with Lora Grady Photography, at the BEAUTIFUL old missile shelter in Manchester State Park. So, take a look at what we put together!Read More
Seeing how Mondays are typically the worst day of the week and Tuesdays are sometimes just an extension of your Monday, we thought we'd start you off on the right foot with TWO pages of our website revealed this morning.Read More
Happy Friday, friends!
Today, we're revealing the portfolio section of the website. Here, you can find some RAD weddings we've planned and designed, to get an even greater feel for who our ideal client is. We think the weddings in this section speak DIRECTLY to the vibes we love the most. What are you waiting for? Take a look by clicking the photo below!Read More
We hope you enjoyed looking through the homepage scroll of photos--we've worked with some MAJORLY talented photographers and other vendors, and we are so grateful for the relationships we've built.
Today, we move on to what would be called the 'About' section of most websites. The full video is on this page, as well as little snippets of information about each of us. Click the photo below and we'll take you straight to the page you need to be at!Read More
It's midnight, no joke. And we're like you...thinking of a million things as we try to sleep.
So, instead of doing nothing, we've worked on many-a-tasks, watched many-a-youtube make up tutorials, and read many-a-facebook status updates.Read More
We made this goal of blogging twice, sometimes thrice (a word, yes?) a week...So, 19 (yeah, you read that right: NINETEEN) days later, we're sitting down to tend to our blog, which has been neglected like your laundry that's piling up (please tell me I'm not alone here?)
So, this post is going to be a catch-up post, to let you know what's been keeping us so busy (read: too busy) to write blog posts.
We are SMACKDAB in the middle of our rebrand. Think new logo, new color palette (eeeeek), new photos, new website, new look book, new bride binder (YAY!), new everything. It's been a trying journey, with lots of turns, but we are finally just about done, and we CANNOT freaking wait to show you the new ish we have!Read More
Do you know that Valentine's Day is almost here?! What kind of question is that? Of course you know that! But, it's also a day where we get to celebrate our best gals!
#thegirlsofbp are planning on getting together for our regular Monday-night-Bachelor-sesh and exchanging sweet gifts. We started this tradition last year, and are excited to keep it up!
Visit our GALentine's inspiration board and take a look below...we hope this will get your creative juices flowin'!Read More