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Welcome to the AMP Journal

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The past couple of weeks – I have been returning from maternity leave FULL swing! New content, sessions, and even working on creative resources for photographers and entrepreneurs like myself. Kicking off  August with my first session since having Em – and not to mention my FIRST family session! This awesome family gave me such a great time photographing – their two month old was just absolutely adorable! I could have photographed more of a precious family than they were!

Family, Portrait

August 13, 2019

Summer Family Session | El Paso, Texas

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Yesterday in light of Spring approaching, I was decluttering my computer, organizing, and going through images from the past. Upon doing so, I decided to celebrate the first day of Spring by sharing with you all my absolute FAVORITE images from my 2018 brides & their beautiful weddings! 2018 was off to a great start for me! Even though I moved to a completely new state & timezone, my 2018 brides made the wedding season so fun and exciting!

April Marie Photography Weddings, Weddings

March 21, 2019

Best of 2018 Weddings

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There were so many unique & gorgeous details while Angie & Andrew were getting ready for the day ahead. From the timeless & elegant jewelry to the batman cufflinks on Andrew’s suit.

Weddings

February 15, 2019

El Paso Wedding: Hello 2019 with Angie & Andrew’s forever

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I couldn’t think of a better way to bring 2018 to a close other than photographing Nathan & Jazmin’s special day! 2019 has surely come in fast! I can’t believe that January is over halfway done with! 

When I first met Nathan & Jazmin, they were actually one of the first couples that I chatted with about their wedding! They were so awesome and I knew after our consultation that their wedding was going to be worth the wait! Their wedding definitely was!

For their wedding, I traveled to Las Cruces, New Mexico (one of my favorites) to photograph! And, well I must say, Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces where the entire day was celebrated – the word beautiful does not do it justice! From the deep rich colors that represent New Mexico, to the exquisite fountains inside & out, the magnificent detail of this location was to die for! Hotel Encanto is for sure one of my favorite official venues!

April Marie Photography Weddings, Weddings

January 17, 2019

Winter Wedding: Nathan & Jazmin: Bringing 2018 to a Close

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The area was very gorgeous yet simple – with hints of grey & luscious greens floated throughout. As guests arrived, a string quartet played beautifully as they performed music chosen by the bride herself!

April Marie Photography Weddings

December 2, 2018

Christina & Miguel: Beautiful Fall Wedding

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We’re so into the moment these days – that we can’t enjoy any moment without pulling out our phone to capture a photo, a video, a boomerang to post on Instagram. The fact that technology is so involved in everything we do, makes it difficult to not pull out our smartphone in order for us to relive a moment for our benefit. But have you ever thought that by doing so, you’re possibly taking the moment from someone else? I’m talking about staying “unplugged” during a wedding.

Wedding Wednesday, Weddings

September 26, 2018

Wedding Wednesday: Staying Unplugged

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Hello friends! It’s Monday – I’m on my second cup of coffee and, well, it has been a slow start to the morning. Since Friday’s are usually pinned for introductions, I decided to do one today! Every entrepreneur has their niches – yoga, a love for chicken nuggets, coffee (who is with me?!). So today, […]

April Marie Photography Weddings, Personal Life, Wedding Tips & Advice

September 17, 2018

Monday Introduction and My Style

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Let me assure you we have been EXACTLY where you are. You get engaged, you celebrate, – and then starts the wedding planning process. If you’re reading this, you are a bride that is trying to envision one of the most important days of your life. You’re drowning in Pinterest, have 5 appointments for dress shopping, designing the perfect invitation, floral arrangements. Then there’s venue that will bring your vision of your wedding day to life. All of these are important when planning a big day…why not hire a professional wedding photographer to capture it all? Here are the 5 ultimate reasons to hire a professional wedding photographer.

April Marie Photography Weddings, Wedding Tips & Advice, Wedding Wednesday, Weddings

September 12, 2018

Five Ultimate Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer

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Every Wedding Wednesday starting next week, there will be a new post on the blog pertaining to – you guessed it! Everything wedding related. Tips on planning your wedding, bridal party gift ideas, decoration tips, you name it! Whether you are the bride looking for tips, or for a friend, or you’re looking for ideas for your bride as a wedding planner, I will cover a whole range of topics to inspire, create, plan, and dream. Wedding Wednesdays are my favorite day of the week (besides Friday’s of course!)

April Marie Photography Weddings, Weddings

August 29, 2018

For the Bride: Wedding Wedneday

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This beautiful California wedding overlooking Emerald Bay Point in South Lake Tahoe was such a joy to photograph! Let me just say that the views were absolutely breath taking! Audrey made a grand entrance to her closest family & friends, with a beautiful viking led ceremony incorporating both Audrey’s Celtic and Joe’s Nordic background,

April Marie Photography Weddings

August 27, 2018

California Wedding: Audrey & Joe

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