Ohh Pinterest. I have such a love-hate relationship with you. I love how inspiring you can be but I hate how time-wasting you are and how you can set our expectations way too high. Am I alone in this?? OK, I’m being a bit dramatic but I really do love Pinterest for planning your wedding […]

How to use Pinterest to plan your engagement session

Jan 16, 2018

Tis the season for holiday engagements! If you’re one of those lucky gals, congrats! I bet you’re on Cloud 9, elated to be marrying the love of your life, and a slightly distracted driver — How can you not be staring at your left hand on the steering wheel every chance you get?! I remember […]

What to do when you first get engaged

Dec 12, 2017

I recently had a client ask me how I ensure authenticity in my work and it was actually something I’ve never been asked before — certainly nothing I really put concrete words to! A few weeks ago, I asked my Instagram tribe to give me three words they thought best described my photography and authenticity […]

5 ways to ensure authenticity in your photos

Aug 8, 2017

Engagement sessions seem to be the first thing people want to cut from their wedding photography budget. They wonder what on earth they’ll do with all those photos of them when the true photo-sharing event is on the horizon: their wedding. Or they have a a friend with a nice camera and think they’ll just […]

4 reasons to do an engagement shoot

Jul 18, 2017

We all know there is a wealth (er, overabundance) of wedding-planning information out there for brides on sites like The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Wire, Martha Stewart, Brides … the list goes on and on. If you’ve been a bride for more than five minutes, you know how overwhelming it can be to sift […]

5 questions to ask your wedding photographer

Jul 12, 2017

Photo by Becca Lea Photography Before I got married, people would often talk about how easy it was to become like roommates with your spouse rather than partners, passing each other like ships in the night. On an intellectual level, I believed them but since I wasn’t married yet, I had no idea how easy […]

How to work on your marriage every day

Jun 12, 2017

It’s hard for me to believe that four years ago at this time, I was planning my own wedding. The experience was not exactly what I pictured or what wedding magazines make it out to be. Can we be honest for a second? Planning a wedding is hard. Most people I’ve talked to have not had […]

The truth about wedding planning

May 2, 2017

We’ve all thought it at one time or another: Man, all I really need is one photo for my {LinkedIn profile, Christmas card, save-the-date, etc.} As a photographer, I hear it all the time. And here’s why I never agree to it. Working with a professional photographer is not like snapping a selfie at Coachella. But, since […]

Why “just one photo” doesn’t work

Apr 18, 2017