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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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is a first look for you?


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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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!

  Laely and Tom first met when they worked together at The Cheesecake Factory. Laely was a server, and Tom was a busser. They were really good friends for 3 years. The whole time they were friends everyone who knew them said they would end up together. They always told them no and that they […]

Laely + Tom // Golden Engagement Session

Lauren and EJ had known about each other through mutual friends while finishing undergrad in Texas. One night Lauren was with friends when she saw EJ. She told her friend “That’s the love of my life!!” and got the courage to go introduce herself to him. Well she was right because here we are four […]

Lauren and EJ // Rocky Mountain National Park Engagement Session

Andy first saw Lucy at work. He immediately liked her and they became fast friends. Everyone in the office saw how much liked each other and were waiting for Andy and Lucy to start dating! Andy hesitated to ask Lucy out because he wasn’t sure what she would say, and didn’t want to ruin their […]

Lucy + Andy Veil Mountain Wedding

We met at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC Times Square. Isaac was currently in Fort Dix, New Jersey for the Army and Brittany was in Lynchburg, Virginia where she was attending law school. They both happened to be in NYC for the weekend. Isaac was eating a burger at the Hard Rock and went to the bar to order a drink. He saw a group of women sitting at the bar and went to say “hello.” Brittany and Isaac kept talking and, at the end of night, Isaac asked for Britany’s number . . . but Brittany was taken at the time….

Brittany & Isaac Sunset Session

Sadie and Matt started off good friends. They met through a mutual friend and ended up working together! A short while later they actually ended up roommates, where their friendship grew. Sadie always loved Matt’s sense of humor and how he always made her laugh! Matt loved Sadie’s big heart and that she let him […]

Sadie & Matt Windy Saddle Engagement Session in Golden