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Many photographers and couples have asked how we manage to get our work featured in (legitimate) publications. And while each blog and magazine will vary on what they look for, the main areas that you need to focus on in order to get your wedding featured are: Editors look for uniqueness, which means that if […]

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When you picture your wedding day, you picture the best day ever- right?! Years from now, when you look back at your video and photographs, you reminisce about just how perfect your wedding was. Well until you come across picture after picture of your guests leaning into the aisle to get that “perfect shot” on […]

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Your experience with The Harris Company will always include an engagement session.  It’s the best way for us to get to know one another, get a feel for your natural chemistry, and figure out how we can tell the absolute best version of your story in a way that will last forever.     The […]

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Do you know where the idea behind the wedding couple not seeing each other before they walk down the aisle comes from? It was originally created when arranged marriages were typical. Since the bride and groom never met before getting married, the bride’s family wanted to wait until the very last second for the groom […]

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STUNNING IMAGERY is born when remarkable stories, joyful emotion and the anticipation of the perfect moment collide. Well thought-out details (like stationary, jewelry, and family heirlooms) tell the story of your day. Keep everything in one place so your creative team knows exactly what you’ll want documented. Below our our best tips for a Joyful […]

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Crafting the perfect photo timeline for your wedding day (and the inner-workings of all your wedding professionals) can be exhausting and stressful. In order to avoid forgetting important elements and incorporating enough buffer time, our best suggestion is to hire an experienced event planner. This will ensure nothing is forgotten, every creative partner is in […]

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As a Bride-to-Be planning and preparing for your wedding, you probably come up with at least 10 ‘what-ifs’ every hour of the day. We’re here to help ease your mind a little and let you know just what you can expect us to do to make your big day a little less stressful. We want […]

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Most often, a lot of thought goes into the portrait location or venue selection, rightfully so!  But what about your story begins?  The preparation for the day, the getting ready spot, the last photos of the two of you before becoming one family.   How can you be sure to get stunning getting ready photos?  Here are our tips […]

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