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Welcome to my blog—my journal about my recent work, faith, wedding planning tips, and education for photographers. Grab a cup of coffee and stay awhile!

WELCOME, I'M Alison!

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Williams Event Planning - Dallas Wedding Planners
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This tutorial coincides with an update that I’m VERY excited about! I recently switched online gallery companies, and I am OBSESSED! As much as I loved my old gallery company, I knew I wanted to find an alternative that was prettier, easier to use, and provided a better overall experience for my couples. Enter Pic-Time, […]

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My heart has been hurting so much for every single couple whose wedding day has been affected by the coronavirus. So many of my sweet brides & grooms have had to postpone their big day or have been forced to cut back on the number of guests who can celebrate with them. Planning a wedding during coronavirus has certainly made weddings look much different for so many people, and as a Dallas wedding photographer, I’ve seen it firsthand. Since I’m sure there are many people who are in the planning process right now who are wondering what to do and how the coronavirus is affecting weddings going forward, I’m going to share some of my thoughts on the matter to hopefully make the process a little easier!

Planning a Wedding During Coronavirus
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I’m so excited to feature one of my favorite Texas wedding videographers to work with, 718 Creative! We’ve worked together on a couple of weddings already and have several more on the books in the coming months. Kevin and Sarah Cochran, the husband & wife team behind 718 Creative, are absolutely incredible, and their passion for creating gorgeous wedding films and connecting with their couples is outstanding!

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There are so many amazing Austin wedding planners out there, but Jordyn and Alexis at Simply XO Events go above and beyond for their couples. The Simply XO team is based in Austin, Texas, but they travel all across Texas to Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio!

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When I was planning our wedding, one of my favorite things was scouring the Internet for beautiful wedding decor. That being said, if you’ve ever searched for anything wedding-related on Amazon, Etsy, etc., things can get really overwhelming. It’s a challenge to find beautiful, high-quality items for your big day that don’t totally break the […]

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Choosing what to wear for your engagement session can feel really overwhelming! That’s why I’ve compiled a collection of some of my favorite dresses from across the Internet that would look amazing at an engagement session! Tips for Choosing Your Outfits Colors When choosing colors for your outfits, I recommend selecting lighter, neutral tones and […]

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I know you’re ready to jump straight into the fun stuff like choosing a venue or trying on wedding dresses, but there’s one thing you have to tackle first… Your wedding budget.

Bride and groom in wildflower field
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First of all, CONGRATS on your recent engagement! This season of life is so special, and I’m so excited for you! I’m sure your mind is already racing with all the things that need to be planned, and the first thing to tackle is finding your vendors! To make this a little easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite Dallas wedding vendors—from venues, to florists, to planners!—to give you a great place to get started!