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Episode 97 – Things I Wish Every Bride Knew Before Her Wedding

This one has been a LONG. TIME. COMING!  I’m joined by my real life BFF, who happens to be a former #LauraKellyBride for this conversational episode about alllll the things we have learned about weddings.  Episode 97 – Things I Wish Every Bride Knew Before Her Wedding Brittany Dinardo has been a Maid of Honour […]

January 28, 2020

Episode 76 – How to Run Your Own Show (&a Other Advice for Business Owners) – My Interview with Dear Darling Films

Today’s episode comes from a recent interview that I did for Natasha with Dear Darling Films, as part of an educational video series with women in the wedding industry.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTSLISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Episode 76 – How to Run Your Own Show (& Other Advice for Business Owners) – My Interview with […]

January 2, 2020

Episode 69 – Wedding Horror Stories (Yes, These Really Happened…)

You asked, we delivered. These are the crazy, dramatic, wild, awkward, and horrifying moments from over 20 years of combined experience in the wedding industry. Find out more about Stacey and The Design Co.:WEB // INSTAGRAM Episode 69 – Wedding Horror Stories (Yes, These Really Happened…) In order to bring the most juice (or tea, […]

November 27, 2019

Episode 66 – Why I Stopped Trying to Get My Work Published

Things have changed since 2012 — here’s why I made the decision to stop trying to get my work featured on wedding magazines and blogs. LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS // LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS

September 30, 2019

Episode 58 – What Would I Change About My Wedding?

I’ve photographed and attended 130+ weddings. Knowing what I know now, if I could go back in time and change things about my own wedding, what would they be? Where would my budget be spent? And who would I trust to photograph MY wedding? Plus, you’ll laugh while I go through some of the statistics […]

September 4, 2019

Episode 54 – Taking Off the Handcuffs with Photographer Wade Muir

Wade Muir is a photographer, an artist, a mentorship client, and a friend. After having him and join me to second shoot a wedding, I made him record a podcast episode so that we could have  a full circle moment to share with you today.  LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS // LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Find […]

August 9, 2019

Episode 53 – Q&A About the Business of Photography

Ever wondered how I respond to a client who asks for a discount? Or how I started getting known around town for my work as a wedding photographer? I’m diving into YOUR questions today, all about the business of photography — but the information would be so relevant for anyone who is self-employed or has […]

August 1, 2019

Episode 52 – Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Day Timelines

How many hours of photography coverage do you need?When should the bridesmaids be finished hair and makeup?How long do we need for family photos?When should we do our first dance?What time does the sun set in August? Is it just me or does it seem totally unfair that a bride and groom have to blindly […]

March 27, 2019

Episode 28 – Engagement Session Secrets

I have a feeling this will end up being the first in a loooooong line of “secrets revealed” podcast episodes. I’ve been a professional wedding and engagement photographer for 8+ years and strongly believe that when we SHARE our secrets and help others learn from our experiences, we are also speaking straight to our potential […]

March 13, 2019

Episode 25 – Twists, Turns, & Derailments: Falling Back In Love With Your Business While Overcoming Personal Hardship

This episode has been a long time coming! What a pleasure to sit down with Shannon Kennedy of Kennedy Event Planning for coffee and good conversation, especially since she is so bravely sharing a story that I know will be inspiring to many. A few things we discuss during this episode: Standing Out In The […]

February 4, 2019

Episode 17 – I Was Told I’d Have More Luck Flipping Burgers Than Picking Up My Camera

Sharing this story has been on my big picture to-do list for years. I am so thankful for the scribbles and notes I saved from all those years ago, which helped to connect the events and the way that they unfolded. It’s funny how time passes and your perspective changes. Maybe Justin Bobby was right, […]

December 5, 2018

Episode 06 – Live Like You’re on Vacation: A Coffee Date with Kristen Hooper

I had a very small window of opportunity for Kristen to agree to being on the podcast. Each time I mentioned recording together her shoulders went up and she quickly changed the subject. Turns out she had reservations about whether she’d have anything valuable to contribute. I reminded her that conversations with regular folk, not […]

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