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Written by: Olivia Riddle of CallaRose Planning If you look up “intimate wedding” on Google, you’ll find a wide range of definitions but one that resonates the most is “a celebration with a smaller guest count (typically no more than 50 guests) that centers its focus on the couple and their relationship rather than the […]

Crafting The Perfect Intimate Wedding With CallaRose Planning

February 9, 2024

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Every year, I get the joy of meeting and re-connecting with sweet families and their little ones. Most of my sessions take place outdoors in either the spring or the fall which offer a variety of backdrops and locations. But since these backdrops can be so varied depending on what is blooming or when leaves […]

What To Wear To Your Portrait Session

April 19, 2023

Spring family portrait at Meadowlark 1939

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Lydia and Chaille’s spring engagement session was special for so many reasons- the main one being that Lydia has been a sweet friend to me over the years and capturing this milestone for her and Chaille was such an honor. We were able to do their spring engagement session at Spyglass Island on Lake Peachtree […]

Spring Engagement Session at Lake Peachtree

April 6, 2022

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I’m so thrilled to share Angela and Ryan’s Arabia Mountain sunset engagement session! And let me just begin by saying that these two were absolute legends for hiking up a mountain on a warm summer evening at the end of June!  Angela and Ryan love spending time in out in nature so they chose Arabia […]

Arabia Mountain Sunset Engagement Session

July 9, 2021

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One of the first questions I get from my portrait clients is “Where should we do our portrait session?” (This one usually comes right after “What should I wear?!”) While the answer to choosing the perfect portrait location varies from client to client, I’m hoping to give just few tips to help you narrow your […]

Choosing The Perfect Portrait Location

April 26, 2021

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As a practical and minimalist minded person, let me begin this by saying these are just my opinions that have been based on my own wedding experience, having been a bridesmaid a few times, and what I’ve observed as a wedding photographer. Being more on the minimalist side, some of these will undoubtedly be on […]

Unpopular Opinions about Weddings

August 25, 2020

Atlanta History Center Wedding

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Hey friends! With the shift towards elopements and intimate weddings due to health concerns, I realize a lot of brides may be feeling disappointed that they are being forced to pare down their guest list to meet health guidelines. But having had an intimate wedding myself, I thought I’d share the upside to having a […]

Three perks of having an intimate wedding

June 4, 2020

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Tell us a little about yourself and how you became a wedding planner I was born in Mexico City, but have since moved about a dozen times. I attended Rice University in Houston, TX and majored in International Relations. Not exactly wedding related…but some aspects definitely come in handy! After planning my own “Mexican-Jewish fiesta” wedding, […]

Vendor Spotlight: Events by Sofia

May 19, 2020

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Congratulations!! You’ve just gotten engaged and the wedding planning has begun! One of the first things you’ll want to consider is who is going to capture your special day. Wedding photography is definitely one of those things you want to invest in and really take the time to find the perfect fit. Feeling overwhelmed with […]

How to book a wedding photographer

May 5, 2020

Floating Farmhouse Wedding

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Today I’m starting a new blog series to highlight my wedding frendors (friend+vendor= frendor) and to help engaged couples who are in the planning process find the perfect fit for your vendor team. Hopefully this series helps you get a deeper look at the person behind the business that you may be considering for your […]

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Evergreen Beauty

April 28, 2020

Evergreen Beauty

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