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Helpful resources for couples planning their wedding day

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I'M KARI JOY! WELCOME TO THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE BLOG!

I made all these resources for my couples getting married and anyone else who happens to stumble across this page! I remember when I got married I  knew NOTHING about weddings and didn't really even know where to start!

Here you will find resources my couples say have been the most helpful when planning their wedding day! 

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There are so many factors and SO many articles that talk about doing a first look or not doing a first look. It can become so confusing! Take this fast and easy quiz to help you know if a first look is for you or not!

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Have you asked the questions “how much should I spend on my wedding photography?” yet? If so, you’re in the right place! I’m so excited you found this article, because if you’re reading this, chances are you’re engaged!! Woohoo! That is something to celebrate! Naturally you’re thinking about wedding planning, and trying to tackle the […]

Average Cost of A Wedding Photographer in 2021

Congratulations! If you’re reading this then you are most likely engaged…or about to be! One of the most important decision you’ll make when it comes to wedding planning, is who your choose as your photographer. It can seem like an intimidating task with so many good ones to choose from. Your photographer will be the […]

How To Choose Your Wedding Photographer

The first time London and Demtrius met was in high school. One day Demetrius was walking in the hall at school where he saw London. He thought she was GORGEOUS! He stopped and asked if she wanted to go salsa dancing sometime. She laughed and then headed to class. That was the last they saw of each other. That is until the first day of college they happened to sit next to each other in their first class!

London & Demetrius // Brittany Hill Wedding Venue in Denver

Want to know how to make your home screen look like the photo above? There are serval apps that you can pay for that will give you this look. But if you want to try it out first I’ve provided my icons and a tutorial for free! Here is the link to my canva template, […]

Neutral Iphone Home Screen Tutorial

Bryony and Mik have known each other since they were 13! They met when taking Tae Kwon Doe classes! They had been good friends for a long time until one day about 5 years ago they both started developing feelings for one another. We did their engagement session back in January 2020 at Evergreen Lakehouse! […]

Bryony + Mik Snowy Elopement

Being in front of the camera can be a little uncomfortable! Below are some easy tips to help make sure that you’re not only comfortable in front of the camera but that you’re having fun and getting photos you LOVE because they’re totally a reflection of the two of you and the love you share for one another.

How to capture your authentic love in photos!

Congratulations! You’re engaged! Now what? Being a Denver wedding photographer I share from my own personal experience and through the experience of my couples. I have created a list of the top things you should do after you get engaged to keep you on track for the wedding planning. Whether you’ve been dreaming of this […]

5 Things To Do When You First Get Engaged

You’re engaged! You found your Wedding Photographer, you had your engagement session, and you just got back those GORGEOUS engagement photos! Now what? Now it’s time to make Save The Date Cards to send out to all of your guests! Starting on your Save The Date Cards may seem a little overwhelming trying to figure […]

Save The Date Cards

Trevor and Theresa love to travel! In the three years they’ve been dating their top favorite places they’ve traveled to have been Portland, Maine, Hawaii, Mexico, and Norway! With all their travel plans being canceled this year Trevor had to think of a special way to propose that still involved traveling to a new place! […]

Theresa + Trevor // Garden of The God’s Engagement Session

Lauren was supposed to go to a concert venue with some of her friends on Saturday night. She was talking to her mom on the phone earlier that day telling her mom that she didn’t really feel like going. Lauren’s mom told her she should and that it would be good for her! After a […]

Lauren + Nick // Monument Wedding

The night Robert proposed, he led Alison up to a trail of rose petals leading to their backyard. He was standing there in a suit with a bouquet in his arms. All the twinkle lights in the yard were turned on and there was a champagne bottle and glasses set up on the table. Robert […]

Alison + Robert Elopement

I was so excited when Sam and Kayla wanted to have an anniversary session in Rocky Mountain National Park! They are celebrating three years of marriage this December and Kayla wanted to get in her wedding dress one last time before she packs it away! Since it can get pretty cold in the winter in […]

Sunrise at Rocky Mountain National Park