Here I keep a journal of my couples, their engagement sessions, and their wedding days. I also post tips for couples planning weddings and tips for new and upcoming wedding photographers.
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Is There A Best Time To Have A Wedding?

One of the biggest questions I get asked is: Is there a best time to have a wedding? According to Google, there is! Google would say June, September, and October are the best months to plan a wedding, with June being the most popular because of the weather. But I say… The best time to […]

November 23, 2022

is there a best time to have a wedding?

Wedding Tips

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Skincare and Makeup Tips for Great Wedding Photos

This one is NOT just for my brides… guys can get pampered, too! This is one topic I couldn’t wait to write about. Do you want to your skin to glow for all your wedding photography sessions? Do you want to feel confident and gorgeous? Best question: Do you want to get *compliments* on your […]

November 18, 2022

Photography Tips

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Destination Wedding: How To

Planning a wedding is one of the dreamiest things! Every single one is different and unique to that couple. Imagine taking it a step further and getting married in your favorite destination! Ah! Gives me chills! To start planning a destination wedding, creating a checklist will make the process go so much smoother! First thing […]

November 10, 2022

destination wedding in Florence

Weddings

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Engagement Session Checklist

After crossing off some of the hardest things to do after getting engaged (like choosing your wedding date, booking a venue, or booking your wedding photographer and videographer), you can finally enjoy some time together! First of the fun duties is your engagement session! I like to tell my couples the engagement photo session is […]

November 3, 2022

engagement photo session

Engagements

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Dreamy Detail Wedding Photos

In a previous blog, I talked about Details to Have Ready for Your Wedding Photographer on your wedding day. That blog included all the different kinds of accessories that I capture on your big day. Dreamy detail wedding photos are some of my FAVORITE photos to take! What’s that saying? “Accessories make the outfit.” It […]

October 31, 2022

dreamy wedding details

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Choosing A Wedding Venue

Booking a venue for your wedding can be one of the hardest parts of the wedding planning process. Once you decide on the style of wedding you are wanting to have or if you have a dream wedding venue already picked out, there are many other factors to consider when choosing a venue. In this […]

October 27, 2022

Choosing a Wedding Venue

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How To Get Wedding Photos You Love

You clicked on this blog thinking I would say look up wedding photo ideas on Pinterest and take them with you to every wedding photo session to get the wedding photos you love, didn’t you? Well… unfortunately, I will be saying the opposite! You will be disappointed when you get your edited photos back if […]

October 24, 2022

wedding portraits you love

Photography Tips

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Best of Black and White Wedding Photos

Timeless. Epic. Magical. All words to describe black and white wedding photos. These photos are so fun to create! The details just seem to stand out from the background. If your wedding photographer asks you if you want black and white photos… Say YES! Here is why: With ALL the wedding trends that come and […]

October 20, 2022

best of black and white wedding photos

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What to Wear for Your Engagement Session

CONGRATS!! You’re engaged! What?!? That means it’s time to start planning one of the best times of your life! THE WEDDIING. But wait… it’s time for the engagement session first! Oh, but wait again!!… What will you wear for your engagement session?!? Do not stress… I got you! You want to create your outfits based […]

October 6, 2022

Engagements, Weddings

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WEDDING DAY PHOTOGRAPHY “CHECKLIST”

We all know wedding day can be a very stressful and overwhelming day. You have SO much going on around you! With your wedding planner asking you questions, your mom trying to calm you down (but we all know, it just makes it worse), or your soon-to-be partner leaves their suit at home… So much […]

October 3, 2022

wedding day first kiss

Photography Tips, Wedding Tips, Weddings

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Items to Incorporate in your Fall Wedding

It’s FALL WEDDING SEASON and there are SOOOOO many items you can incorporate into your wedding to create the warm and cozy feeling of fall we all love.  I have so many good ideas up my sleeve… let’s jump right in! FALL INSPIRED COCKTAIL DRINKS I don’t drink, BUT those signature drinks need some spicing […]

September 28, 2022

Weddings

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Details to Have Ready for Your Wedding Photographer

No need to worry, soon-to-be newlyweds, Shalae Byrd Photography is here to let you in on ALL the details you want to have ready to go when your wedding photographer arrives on your BIG DAY! From your invitation suite to your rings, and everything in between, we are talking about it all! First things first, […]

September 26, 2022

detail photo for your wedding

Wedding Tips, Weddings

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Fall Vineyard Wedding in Little Rock, Arkansas

This weekend was a busy one, but oh so worth it. I flew in to Little Rock from Florida the morning of Cora and Jared’s wedding and landed with a full downpour of rain! By the time their wedding came around early afternoon, the rain subsided and gave the most gorgeous day for the bride […]

October 26, 2021

Portraits, Weddings

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Central Arkansas Summer Church Wedding

This wedding in central Arkansas was a joy! It’s always a great honor when a fellow photographer recommends you to their family. For this wedding, the bride’s sister-in-law, who is another central Arkansas photographer, connected us and wow, this turned out to be such a beautiful day. Taylor and Justin were married in the church […]

September 15, 2021

bride and groom standing in a grassy forest, facing each other and cuddling together.

Portraits, Weddings

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