Emma is another one of my Twitter friends, who I have never actually met in person (but we do have plans in the very near future!). This is especially crazy to me because we have been chatting via Twitter for years and live less than 40 miles from each other. Nuts, right? Emmaline Bride is quite possibly one of the coolest projects I have seen in a long time and I am finding myself recommending it to different people on an almost daily basis. This is definitely something to add to your daily read. Seriously.
From Emma: Hi! I’m Emma Arendoski, the CEO and Editor of Emmaline Bride which promotes the use of handmade throughout the wedding planning process. We offer a curated Marketplace featuring the best in handmade, inspire DIY creativity with clever how-tos, and showcase Real Weddings by photographers across the country. I live in the beautiful state of Michigan with my handsome husband and our two cats, Geppetto and Shadow. I love travel, music, fashion, DIY, writing, coffee, and of course, all things wedding.
Wedding Photography Faves:
Wedding photography inspires me because it is able capture the love story of each couple. I especially admire candid and photojournalistic approaches, which convey the emotion of the event and take you through the wedding day as if you were in attendance.
Advice for the engaged:
If you’re looking for your perfect photographer, I’d recommend viewing ‘Real Wedding’ examples to get a sense of their approach. With so many blogs and websites available, it’s now easier than ever to view portfolios and locate photographers in your area. When you narrow it down, hire the photographer for an engagement session. This is a wonderful opportunity to get a sense of the photographer’s style, approach, and professionalism, as well as make you feel more comfortable on your wedding day