10 Wedding Couple Poses If You Are Running Out of Ideas

In addition to getting creative first-look wedding photo ideas of the bride and groom and other wedding couple photos, you want to have imaginative photo shots of the bridesmaids, of the groomsmen and of the entire wedding party.  The best way to make sure you don’t later regret not getting the wedding photo shots you want is to to have a wedding day must-have photo […]

14 Engagement Photos That Will Make You Fall In Love With Nature


Mike Sperlak Photography Bethesda, Maryland Your engagement photo shoot is an opportunity for you and your wedding photographer to express your creativity. One way to do that is to take advantage of natural settings which obviously change depending on the time of the year that your photo shoot takes place. For example, if your photo […]

15 French Bulldogs Help Man Stage Unbearably Cute Wedding Proposal


From flash mobs to lip dubs, we’ve seen our fair share of viral wedding proposals over the years. But one Brooklyn man’s recent proposal to his longtime girlfriend, using the help of 15 adorable French bulldogs, has quickly climbed the ranks to become one of our favorites. According to People.com, Rob Micallef and Jessica Sammut were wandering about in snow-blanketed […]

How to plan the perfect engagement photo session

This post is part of a series of real questions, from real brides.  Do you have a question about wedding planning, or any part of the process? Ask me! I want to answer YOUR questions. To submit your questions, email me at ashley@gracefulhost.com Question: I’m getting ready to take engagement photos for our save the […]

10 Things No One Told You About Getting Engaged (Oh, P.S. Congrats!)

So, you just got engaged (#BestValentinesEver!). Now what? Before you change your Facebook status, or even read our list of the 10 Things To Do As Soon As You Get Engaged, you absolutely must read our insider guide to getting engaged (when to take that ring off, how to start the planning process, and more). […]

Ways to Add Holiday Spirit to Your Engagement Shoot – Part IV


This is Part IV of our series “Ways to Add Holiday Spirit to Your Engagement “. The holidays are a magical time for everyone, but especially for engaged couples. The twinkling lights, the snow, the pops of red — it’s the most romantic time to snap some couples photos, if you ask us. Ahead, discover […]