Picture Backdrop DIY

For Easter this year, we had the pleasure of doing Mini Sessions for some really great clients. We wanted to share our cute fabric backdrop that we made, because it is so, so easy to do yourself!

First, a few pictures of our kiddos on our Easter set. 🙂

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And, now, for the DIY…

Get your supplies: We chose neutral fabrics and ribbon.

1I2A4166Cut the fabric into strips (they can be as long and wide as you want).1I2A41751I2A4177Knot the ribbon onto the rope. We chose to have a little overhang at the top.1I2A4182 1I2A4185Use as a photo backdrop, wedding focal point or child’s room decor. Your options are endless!

 

 

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Easter Minis (Photo Sessions for YOU!)

Social Graces, along with Meg White Photography, is thrilled to announce our first ever collaborative Mini Photo Sessions  – just in time for Easter!

Together, we will create a fun and whimsical backdrop for a quick photo shoot of your child(ren) or the whole fam!

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Sessions will be held on the afternoon/evening of Sunday, April 6. The cost is $100 and will include 20 minutes of shoot time and 10 print-released digital images. For location details and to schedule an appointment, shoot a quick email over to Megan at megwhitephotography@me.com.

Real Wedding: Caitlin & Willy

Caitlin and Willy‘s wedding took place last July & the beautiful pictures were taken by our very own Meg White. The venues included Stone Chapel and University Plaza. Hair & Make-Up was done by Studio 417. Caitlin bought her dress from Norman’s Bridal. The delicious cake was from Celebrations by Sonja; and the gorgeous flowers and centerpieces were provided by Artistry in Bloom.

Here is a sample of the stunning pictures!

The gorgeous bride and her beautiful bridesmaids outside of Studio 417 before the ceremony.

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Their first pictures as husband and wife.

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The centerpieces included various types & colors of flowers for an elegant look.

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The sweet couple enjoying their first dance.

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To check out more of their beautiful pictures head over to Meg White Photography

Dried Fall Bouquet

1I2A0066Earlier this month I shot Carly & Jonathan’s nuptials at King’s River Golf Course in Shell Knob. As I have been going through, editing their images, I cannot get over how gorgeous and unique her bouquet was. 1I2A0044

Carly (a stylist at Studio 417) and her mom used beautiful and rich dried flowers to create the arrangement. The bouquet itself was a little delicate, but oh-so-worth-it! for the look it accomplished. I just had to share!1I2A9881

There are so many fall bouquet options out there, but this (by far!) is one of my most favorite looks. 1I2A98911I2A0056

Kudos to Carly & her mom!

Images via Meg White Photography.

Wire Cake Topper

1I2A5925Earlier this month, Becca and I had the great honor of being a part of Rachel & TJ‘s sweet wedding (Becca coordinated and I photographed). Rachel had so many great details, but one of my favorites was her wedding cake topper.
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Bridal hangers (example here) made with this type of wire have become a regular tradition for many weddings we are a part of. But, this was the first time we’d had it used as a cake topper and we were crazy about it!

Rachel purchased this cake topper from Heather Boyd Wire‘s Etsy shop (she has tons of cute items available!). In the name of DIY though, I found this tutorial to share from Made By Maria. Now I am thinking of all the things I could do with wire! 🙂1I2A6154Images via Meg White Photography.

Bridal Portraits

Should you have bridal portraits taken? This isn’t a super hot topic at the moment, but we thought it would be fun to cover this traditional wedding aspect.

I recently took bridal portraits of one of our Social Graces’s brides, Caitlin. And man, was she gorgeous! 🙂It got me thinking about bridal portraits in general. Becca had them taken, but I did not. It is not a necessary detail of your wedding, but its definitely a bonus. As I see it, there are no cons to having them taken.

But pros? To name a few…

You get a practice run! You get to make sure that everything works together with your dress (i.e. your undergarments, your shoes, your jewelry). You also get a run through of your hair and make-up, and, if you are smart like Caitlin, you can get a replica of your bouquet. Nothing to lose there!

Another pro: You get more images set aside of that beautiful (and expensive!) dress. Its an added chance to really capture the beauty of you and your wedding dress. If you can’t afford to include bridal portraits in your wedding package, make sure your photographer dedicates at least a few extra moments to you and your dress on your wedding day. There is nothing like that moment in time captured forever.Images by Meg White Photography.

Real Wedding: Ligia & Carson

I’ve been a slacker lately on my photography blog, but yesterday I finally posted Ligia & Carson’s wedding that took place at The Loft at Keith Farms. This wedding was seriously so sweet that I couldn’t wait to another day to share it with our Social Graces readers.

If you are currently planning a barn wedding, this is the way to do it. Soft colors with natural elements. I loved that the girls wore different dresses in similar shades and the flowers were airy and understated. It all coordinated so well together. Props to Ligia! 🙂

Here are some of my favorite details of the day: To see more images of the happy couple, click here.

Images by Meg White Photography.