Monday, October 21, 2019

Finding that PERFECT Wedding Dress


Choosing your Perfect Wedding dress can seem stressful and downright terrifying. 

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          How will you ever choose? There are so many options. Do I really want to spend the next 8 hours trying on wedding dresses at my local bridal shop? 
NO! No one does. 

               Will there be a guiding light to my perfect dress? 
NO! There will not be. 

(although the light up wedding dresses ARE pretty neat)

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However,  I'm here to make it easier for you to find your DREAM Wedding Dress. Or at least give you an idea of what you are looking for.

Let's start with a piece of paper or be like me and grab the first available paper plate.
(go ahead, I'll wait)
    Cross your paper (or paper plate) like this
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You are going to number each section: 1 - 4.

WHOOT! We're cooking with Fire now!

There are 4 Simple Questions to ask yourself before shopping for your perfect gown:
    Here is where you make your notes
Which do you like better? 
There is only 1 Rule
You can only List 2 per section

     1. Length 

                                     Short                              Mid                               Long  
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 If you are looking to have a train, you will be needing to choose the 'long' option.
 If you are looking to have a long veil you can choose any length. 

2. Skirt

                                     Trumpet                            Flare                          Ball                                    
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                                                       Straight                         Column
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                                   Sheath                      A-Line                         Mermaid
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Yes, There are a lot of skirt options BUT remember you can only list 2.

3. Back

No back                  Full                      Keyhole 
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Note to self: 
If you have back tattoos: Do you wish to show them off?

4. Sleeves

                     Long                        Sleeveless                       Cap                     
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                                   Off the Shoulder           Juliette                  One Shoulder
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Note to self: What will the weather be like during your Wedding Month


   You're Done! 
How did you do?

       A: "This was so helpful, I got this!"
       B:  "Now I am even more confused"

     If you are in the "A" category take your paper (or even your paper plate) to your wedding dress stylist and get trying on those gowns. 

     If you are in the "B" category DO NOT PANIC!! Keep reading.
I have one more thing up my sleeve. 


For all of you Category B's.

Here is a TIP I learned from a Bride I photographed last year. 
Join Wedding Facebook Groups. 
No really! Hear me out. 

There are SOO many Wedding Facebook Groups out there that have so many members to help you out. And Among these many members, there will be an individual who is your size and shape. They will be more than willing to share their dress selection and experiences with you. 

Here is a list of my top 3 Facebook Wedding Support groups I am a member of: 
1. Wedding Planning Club
2. Wedding Planning & Support
3. Getting Hitched Wedding Style

These groups are so supportive and active towards their members. You will be flooded with positivity, love and will be supported with any questions and decisions you have made throughout not only your wedding dress selection or design but also your wedding planning. 

Good luck in finding your PERFECT Wedding Dress. 
And as always
Thank You For Reading!

EMC Photography Studio
IG: emcweddings

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Quinceanera for the Books

    2018 Mily's Mother contacted us to be a part of her daughters BIG day in 2019. We haven't been involved in a Quinceanera in a long time. It was Exciting. Being blessed enough to capture someone's daughter travel into womanhood in the presence of her closest family and friends is definitely one for the books.

What is a Quinceanera you ask?
        I'll explain...


  1. (in Latin America and among Latinos) a celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday and her transition from childhood to adulthood, typically involving a mass followed by a party.
    Growing up in Southern California, Quinceanera's were a part of life as a Latin American. Normally in the United States, we hear about Sweet Sixteen parties. But if your Heritage is from a Latin Country every girl dreamed of having a Quince'. And every Father dreaded them.

    In history, 15 years old for a young girl is no longer a child but a woman and with a celebration, she will walk into the world as such.

    Just like a wedding, there are men and woman on each side of the birthday girl called: Damas & Chambelanes all dressed in formal attire. There is also a 'man of honor' who is by the birthday girls side throughout the process.

    Mass is first. There is a lot of history involving mass however, I won't get too much into that because the history has changed so much. Each family makes it their own based on their faith and country they originate from.

    After mass, the party begins. The Most important part of a Quince's after party is the 'change of shoes'. The father has the honors to change out normal everyday shoes to beautiful heels for the birthday girl to wear into the world. This signifies she is ready to be a woman. This is a very emotional time for the father, as he will soon be seeing his little girl married & with children of her own.

After the change of the shoes, the Party does a traditional choreographed Waltz as well as a special dance of their choosing throughout the night.

   There are so many Quinceanera traditions today it is really hard to keep track. But like I said before, This one was for the books. With Deep blues, whites & Silver, how could you be sad at this event? Although I have to admit I did hold back a tear or two during the night.

   Seeing such a beautiful young lady walk in a child and walk out a Woman is empowering & emotional. She is off to conquer the world now, and we wish her the best of luck.

Thank you to the family for letting us be part of this special day!
Good Luck in your Future Mily!

and as always, Thanks for reading.