Have you ever been in the perfume store - spritzing and spraying all these different scents - and before you know it - they’ve all blended together - and you still don’t know what you want?!
You walk out empty handed - overwhelmed by the amount of choice - forgetting what the first perfume had to offer - and which one you were drawn to the most!
But, then - every now and again - you get stores handing out samples!
A sigh of relief!
Now you get to go home - spritz away for a good couple of weeks - and decide if that scent is for you - or not.
And if you ARE in love with it - you go back - and purchase the largest bottle they have
Try before you buy! Read More
It makes me so happy that my lovelies get SUPER EXCITED to see their pictures from their beautiful day - believe me - I am twitching with excitement too.
I want to get your pics to you as quick as possible - but without interfering with the quality of the image.
Beautiful images take time - and my Graphics Teacher (18 years ago) said to me "Emma - you are such a perfectionist!"
That perfectionism got me an A grade - and I'm hoping that same trait will make very happy costumers.
I am proud to have a successful business - and because of this - wedding season is an extremely busy time for Pretty as a picture Photography. Read More
Let’s do the ‘try before you buy’ thing!
It’s been a pretty wet summer - so far - but we’ve still had quite a few stinking HOT days!
Days I’d like to call ‘ice-cream' days - where salads and exercise go out of the window (well - sometimes, I WALK to get the ice cream) - and we indulge in a sweet, refreshing treat instead.
And the best thing about going for ice cream cones - is the sampling of every.single.flavour - just to make sure we pick the perfect one (or two) - before committing to an entire scoop!
You may not be able to make up your mind - but as soon as you taste THE one - you just KNOW!
Try before you buy! Read More
Brides - stay tuned - there’s something for you too.
When you receive a wedding invitation in the mail from a dear friend (or relative) - and there’s no gift registry - your head falls into your hands...
What on earth am I going to buy as a wedding gift?!
Keep calm - I have the answers! Read More
Wedding Party gifts to say THANK YOU!
You’ve said your ‘I LOVE YOUs’ with a gift to each other.
Now it’s time to say your ‘Thank Yous’ - to your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen - with wedding party gifts.
The wedding party gifts can be a small gesture of appreciation - or a HUGE thank you - whatever your budget. Read More
At 33 years young (and six days - already!!!), I was expecting to go out for a few drinks with my friends - shopping with hubby - and a ‘family’ dinner with our Canadian family.
I wasn’t expecting prezzies!
Well, maybe from my hubby, hehe!
But not from my friends - my ‘family’ - or even my mommy (because I have told her several times that she really doesn’t have to - but she wants to - and I can’t say no to that).
I have received such beautiful gifts this year - my antique tea set is now complete - I have brand new (bright white) converse - and plenty of nail polish colours to get me through the seasons!
Thank you so much - I LOVE them all! Read More
Why are Engagement Pictures such a good idea?
Most of my lovelies are camera-shy - avoid being the centre of attention - and therefore have probably never had a professional shoot done before.
So - with that in mind - do you really want your wedding day to be the first time that you experience a ‘paparazzi’ ? - that you experience a professional photo shoot.
Especially when you will already have a million and one things to think about Read More
What is an UNPLUGGED wedding?
What is an unplugged wedding??
Have you heard of “Uncle Bob”?
Or as my hubby likes to call them - Mosquitos - because they just love to buzz around - and get in the way.
They are the [guest] unpaid ‘photographers’ at every wedding!!
The relative with the fancy camera - hovering over my shoulder - to get every shot.
Or even worse - gets in the shot - as they go for an alternative angle.
Luckily for me - it has only happened a handful of times - but believe me - a handful too many! Read More
A few helpful tips for planning a destination wedding - from those who have actually done it! Please feel free to print this list too!
It's May 2nd (Happy Birthday to my handsome hubby) and we are experiencing summer!
The birds and sun are my new alarm clock (so naturally I'm getting up earlier and earlier each day)
I'm currently listening to the humming of a lawn mower and smelling the AMAZING scent of freshly cut grass.
It. Is. HOT!
My shorts are on and my pasty white legs are going to see the light - well, tomorrow - when I get a day off!!
This time next year, I will be able to sit on my deck and blog outside - soaking up the sun - instead of sweating in this tiny apartment - or looking out across a parking lot!
Today is the perfect day to talk about - planning a destination wedding (it seems this was meant to be delayed - for the good weather!!) Read More
Is it a good idea to pay for a Destination Wedding Photographer to fly out to your wedding? Or - use the local/resort Photographer?
For those of you waiting for my 'Planning a Destination Wedding' blog - it is coming - I promise.
There's just a slight delay.
Last week, I helped you plan a wedding.
This week, I was going to give you tips on planning a destination wedding.
Since I am leaving soon to shoot a destination wedding - and haven't actually planned one myself - I decided that I would 'interview' the bride when we go over the final details of her big day.
I will ask her all about her experience of planning a wedding with so many miles between!! - and then share it with you!
But - I still need to share something with you now. Read More