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As a wedding photographer, I spend my weekends at some of the most beautiful Midwest Wedding Venues for small weddings. From the Twin Cities to Duluth, Des Moines, Kansas City and beyond, the Midwest has perfect wedding venues for whatever vibe you’re looking for. As you begin planning your wedding, picking the perfect venue can […]

Best Midwest Wedding Venues for Small Weddings

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Intimate Tuesday Wedding at Holden Arboretum Cleveland Ohio by The Coe Collective

You know you want your wedding day to be unique, but all the traditional planning advice online seems cliche or overdone. So, how exactly are you supposed to find new and interesting ideas to plan a wedding that’s meaningful to you?  With TikTok, Instagram, and Pinterest always within arms reach, you’ve got access to the […]

5 Unique Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding Day

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Newlywed couple in an open field dancing at dusk.

If you’re planning a killer dance party at your reception, you’re probably thinking about your first dance as a married couple. “Will we choreograph something epic? Learn to ballroom dance? Simply sway to the rhythm wrapped in each other’s arms?” There are so many ways to make your first dance memorable. And I believe it […]

First Dance Songs for Your Wedding Day

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Want to have a deeper impact on your wedding day? You’ve probably heard people talking about “first looks” among things that happen on wedding days. Let’s take a deep dive into what a first look is and how it will fit into your wedding day. First, what the heck is a first look?  Traditionally, a […]

Planning a First Look on Your Wedding Day

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Queer couple after they eloped standing outside of the park where they shared their first kiss.

You’ve just received your image gallery from your wedding day. You’re in love with all your photos. Everything feels exactly as you remember it–and there are even some moments captured you don’t remember happening. Your heart is so full it could burst from joy and excitement. So, now what?

Why Should You Print Your Wedding Photos?

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There are so many decisions involved in wedding planning. This post will help you decide if a second photographer is right for you.

Second Shooters: what are they and should I book one?

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I believe in the beauty of home. The space you’ve curated and cared for is more than just a collection of stuff and things. It’s a place filled with memories, experiences, and stories.

A Case for In-Home Photo Sessions

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RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU’VE EVER RIFLED THROUGH YOUR CLOSET LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO WEAR FOR: A) FAMILY PICTURES, B) ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS, C) DATE NIGHT, D) A WEDDING (AS GUEST), E) ALL OF THE ABOVE (AND THEN SOME). You are not alone my friend. I frequently fret about what I’ll wear in my own damn […]

How to Get Dressed for Your Photo Session

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Life is meant to be lived fully and full of love. It is meant to be filled with big dreams and big messes, big chaos and big magic. The more I photograph, the more I realize that the “nice” picture of everyone sitting/standing perfectly posed and camera-ready smiles is not what makes me tick. I […]

A Photographer’s Bucket List: Inspiration for your not-so-posed photos

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