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After being a wedding photographer for several years and constantly being “immersed in weddings,” it’s easy to take for granted the things that are a normal part of what I do. When my friend, Grace, was planning her wedding I was reminded that the average girl most likely has never thought about how to choose […]

What It’s Like to Work With Me

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Most brides forget or simply don’t know how to choose the perfect getting ready room for their wedding. While your ceremony and reception definitely play the biggest roles on your wedding day, a great getting ready room is really important as well. There’s so much excitement and joy buzzing during those hours before you walk […]

How to Choose the Perfect Getting Ready Room

Beaded blush wedding dress

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Whenever a bride asks for wedding invitation recommendations, Minted Weddings is always at the top of my list. I used their invitations for my own wedding and have used them for every styled shoot since. Minted has a stunning variety of suites ranging from elegant and classic to modern and hip. I found Minted through […]

The Best Wedding Invitations

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Are you planning a fall wedding? Although it’s springtime now, if you’re getting married this year, chances are you might be saying “I do,” during the second most popular time of year. James and Rosa’s wedding, photographed by Jessica Rose Photography was a perfect example of classic romance with an elegant color palette of deep […]

Forest Green Fall Wedding | Bride to Bride

Forest Green Indiana Fall Wedding | Karen Elise Photography

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Wondering how to choose your wedding guest list? It’s one the hardest and emotional decisions to make when planning your wedding, right!? Where do you start? Where do you stop? How do you decide if someone makes the cut or not? Whether you’re planning a small, intimate garden wedding or a huge party, the guest […]

How to Choose Your Wedding Guest List

How to Choose Your Wedding Guest List | Karen Elise Photography

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Are you wondering where to find elegant modest bridesmaid dresses? I’ve gathered a list of affordable dresses in a variety of styles and colors. Whether you love sparkles, chiffon, or lace, you’re sure to find one you love! Beaded Blouson Gown | Adrianna Papell This short sleeve beaded gown is one of my absolute favorite […]

7 Modest Bridesmaid Dresses You’ll Love

Mauve Winter Wedding Inspiration

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If you’re ready to say “yes to the dress,” and looking for modest wedding dress designers, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re looking for romantic lace, classic crepe, or a flowing chiffon gown, I’ve gathered all my favorite modest wedding dress designers to help you find “the one.” Browsing designers’ websites not only helps […]

The Best Modest Wedding Dress Designers

Beaded blush wedding dress and wildflower wedding bouquet

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Are you wondering what to include in your wedding day timeline? You’ve booked your venue, chosen your bridal party, and decided on your wedding colors. It’s getting down to the nitty-gritty details like planning on what to include in your wedding day timeline. I’m sharing my favorite parts of a wedding day along with several […]

What to Include in Your Wedding Day Timeline

Hawaii Destination Wedding - Karen Elise Photography

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A chilly winter breeze blew softly. The clouds were heavy with an oncoming February snow storm. Laughter floated across the field from a nearby sledding hill. The temperature was freezing but her smile warmed the camera. Armed with a beautiful wintery bouquet and wearing a lace and tulle mauve gown, she looked absolutely stunning. Several […]

Mauve Winter Wedding Inspiration

Curly Bridesmaid Updo

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Are you wondering how to choose your wedding venue? From white chapels, ballrooms, gardens, estates, and ranches, the options are endless. So how do you choose a wedding venue that’s true to you as a couple, within your budget, and memorable for your guests? I’m sharing it all below to help you find the venue […]

How to Choose Your Wedding Venue

Middlebury Indiana Wedding Photography - Karen Elise Photography

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