State Love

I’ve been a little misty about my home state of Minnesota lately.  I feel like Minnesotans have more pride for their state than most. Probably because you have to have a team spirit to get through the winter. There are no 6 degrees of separation in Minnesota, it’s  like 1 or 2. The most common question you’ll get when meeting new people is “Where did you go to High School?” Everyone from Minnesota can be connected through their high school. I was missing my friends, lilac bushes, and Chipotle this weekend and started looking for Minnesota art on Etsy to add to our home and found a plethora(I heart that word) of state related art. The besties:

Vintage Texas State License Plate Art, Mounted on Barn Board, Upcycled License Plate Art

License plate art from AutoMatticArt

 

Bamboo necklace from truche

Carolina in my mind poster from birdAve

Love Oregon from thewheatfield

Wisconsin Earrings from purpleandlime

Customized College print from bandaprints

City Skyline Art from birdAve

Home Is Where the Heart Is from LilyGene

Custom Map and Stamp from LilyGene

12"x12" Customizable State Burlap/Felt Decorative Pillow

Customizable burlap pillow from localhoneyshop

I love you from here… from HopSkipJumpPaper

Typography Map from CApow

Michigan from thewheatfield

God Blessed the Broken Road State Art- Customized just for you :)

God Bless the Broken Road from CoCoStineDesigns

DIY PRINTABLE Custom State Art Print 8x10 - State Love

State Love from YellowBrickGraphics

Which ones did you love? Any other state art I missed?

Wedding Photography Ideas

As a photographer I get asked a lot about what the “must have” shots are for weddings. They’re the obvious ones. The kiss, the first look, the family, the cake, etc… What separates great photographers from the good ones are when they leave the script of traditional wedding photography and get shots that define the feel of the day or the chemistry of the couple. Most of these are directed, but some aren’t. Some are details, or broader aspects of the day. These are some of my favorites.

Always make sure to get a shot of your full invitation suite.

Always get a shot of each course.

A shot of the party in progress.

Courtesy Olive Juice Studios

You can get these signs or Mr. and Mrs. on Etsy

Always get the shoes.

Always get the ring.

I actually copied this idea at my own wedding

A shot of just the bridesmaids.

Get outdoors.

I love this favor gift.

I apologize for not properly attributing them but Pinterest has ruined things in that department. I know quite a few are from Jasmine Star, Tec Petaja, and Elizabeth Messina. If you know any of the photographers, please let me know and I will add them.

Tomorrow I’ll be back with Engagement photo ideas!