What to do with your wedding photos after the wedding

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You made it through the engagement photos, bridal shower, and your big day. You have hundreds of memories and thousands of digital images, so what do you do now? How can you keep track of them and not have to worry about deleting them off your computer or phone? Simple, find a solution that keeps them safe and provides you with a way to expand your collection of memories as you continue on with your life and have new adventures.

From traveling with your significant other to having children. Buying a new home, or enjoying holiday parties and get-togethers with the people you love. You’re going to keep adding new memories and more photos and that is why I’d like to share a service called SmugMug with you.


Although it was designed for photographers like me, it is the ultimate solution for people that need a way to preserve and retrieve their memories. You can even let friends and family buy prints on magnets, mugs or for wall art after special events and occasions.

With a SmugMug account, you can:

✔️ Store unlimited photos

✔️ Easily arrange custom photo galleries that can be public, or password-protected

✔️ Send links to your friends and family who want to buy prints on 100’s of items

✔️ Stream your photos to your Apple TV for a fun backdrop during a party or event

✔️ Have somewhere safe to store your memories and easily be able to experience them again when you want to


If you click here you’ll be able to try SmugMug for free for 14 days. Because you clicked my link, if you decide to keep it, you’ll automatically save 15% as well.

As life continues, you’ll collect more memories. Don’t lose them to a hard drive crash or by running out of room on your phone. Click here to try SmugMug today and have a safe place for your memories so you can continue to enjoy life and always get to relive your favorite moments.

Conference: The Reset Conference
Planning & Design: Vanessa Hicks Photography Instagram: @vanessahicksphotography
Venue: Heigold Facade
Florals & Decor: State and Arrow Instagram: @stateandarrow
Stationery: Anna Claire Calligraphy Instagram: @annaclairecalligraphy
Hair: Emma Justine Hair Lounge & Spa Instagram: @emmajustinesalon
Makeup: Ellie’s Makeup Artistry Instagram: @ellies_makeupartistry
Bridal Boutique : WhiteHOT Hawaii Instagram: @whitehothawaii
Dress Designer: Ashley & Justin Bride Instagram: @ashleyjustinbride
Cake: Batter and Buttercream Instagram: @batterandbuttercream
Rentals: Reliable Rentals Instagram: @reliablerentalsky
Shoes: Badgley Mischka Instagram: @badgleymischkabride
Ring Box: The Mrs Box Instagram: @themrsbox
Table Rental: Southern Classic Rentals @southernclassicrentals
Laser Cutting: Light Box Laser Instagram: @lightboxlaser
Models: Stephanie Hardwick & Tyler Thompson

Kelsy + Nick | Uptown Normal engagement session

Kelsy + Nick are one of my 2020 couples that I love because they booked me basically through Instagram! It made me feel like all my hard work over on that platform is paying off! Kelsy had been following my work for a while, then next thing I know, they are engaged! I was thrilled when she messaged me to book me as her wedding photographer.

So fast forward a bit to this week when we did their engagement session, almost a year to the day of their wedding next September. They live near Peoria so we met in the middle in Normal for their session. They weren’t tied to any particular locations, so I picked two of my favorites — Uptown Normal & Maxwell Park!

We got lots of color and a stunning golden hour! Can’t wait for next September when I get to see them again!

Hannah + Colin | Downtown Champaign engagement session | Friday Night Live

Colin + Hannah are getting married at the end of July, and they came home the first weekend in June to wrap up some wedding preparations. We planned on a Friday evening session, and I had totally forgotten that it was the first night for Friday Night Live, and dance dress rehearsal at Virginia Theater for a local dance studio. So downtown was definitely jumping! We finally found places to park and then the session couldn’t have gone any more smoothly. These two glided into every pose naturally and effortlessly, so I know we’re going to make magic on their wedding day!! Can’t wait!!