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a wedding photographer for joyful brides and a avid fashion lover
 Based in Portland, Oregon. Available for travel.

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An Open-Letter to Brides

Dear Bride-to-Be,

You’re planning one of the biggest days of your life, and I just want to write you a note to remind you of a few things. 

First, your opinion matters most. This is your day, not your mom’s wedding day, not your autie’s day, or your mother-in-law to be’s day. I want you to take a breath and make the decisions you want for YOUR wedding day, 

I have seen it too many times bride’s allowing other people to make the decision for them… You have permission to graciously but firmly say no to ideas that you don’t want. 

You have permission to say yes to the idea’s you want at your wedding, even if people that matter to you don’t agree. 

Secondly, don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re stressing about something in particular, it’s probably a sign to hire someone who will take that load from you  and in most cases do it even better! 

And lastly in the end, if you and your love leave the day married and happy, the day is considered a success. 

Remember why you’re planning this day in the first place.

 All my love,

Kelby

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