The Wedding Veil Debate

I feel qualified to write on this subject because I have first hand experience with the wedding veil debate. In my case, my mom really encouraged me to wear a veil as she believes it is part of the bridal experience. I, on the other hand, wasn’t as convinced and had dreams of wearing a […]

March 6, 2018

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Dream Wedding Venues

As I set goals in this new year and dream about the future of Christa Hitchcock Photography, I began considering some of my bucket list venues. Over the years I’ve been noticing and remembering a few venues that have stuck out to me, and I decided to compile them here. Partly because you don’t get […]

January 24, 2018

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Unique Wedding Details

I recently asked some of my followers what topics they wanted to hear about on the blog, and I was so encouraged by the response. One of the ideas that a current bride mentioned was how to take her wedding from good to great as she’s in the thick of her planning. I love this […]

December 13, 2017

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Why A First Look

It’s a popular question: should we opt for a first look? It’s definitely the new trend, and a lot of couples are apprehensive. Do I really want to break tradition? Will he still have the same reaction when I walk down the aisle? Surprisingly, it’s often the groom that is most passionate about this subject. […]

May 24, 2017

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5 Tips for Getting Ready On Your Wedding Day

If you’re like most brides, you’ve probably thought through what your dress will look like, what type of venue you want, maybe even the fonts on your invites…but have you considered where you will be getting ready on the big day? This is one of the most overlooked details in wedding planning if you ask […]

March 29, 2017

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5 Wedding Traditions You Can Skip

As a wedding photographer, I have the opportunity to attend a wide range of weddings. I’ve seen it all- formal, rustic, elegant, DIY, you name it. I love this part of my job. A wedding should be a reflection of the couple and the love they share, and it’s so sweet to see how the […]

March 22, 2017

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Golden Hour Portraits

I’ll admit, this is definitely a buzzword in the wedding world. I usually try to avoid such cliches, but there is a reason everyone can’t stop talking about golden hour! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, golden hour refers to about an hour after sunrise or before sunset when the sun is low […]

March 21, 2017

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5 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Engagement Session

Couples seem to approach engagement sessions from one of two extremes, either they have been counting down the days or they are feeling a little apprehensive about getting in front of the camera. No matter where you are on this spectrum, I have good news! Your engagement session can, should, and will be a fun […]

March 20, 2017

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10 Tips for Newly Engaged Brides

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you recently gained a new piece of bling (or your friend did) and you’re still in shock and don’t know where to start. Here’s my first piece of advice: breathe. Seriously. Slow down, take a breath, and soak in the overwhelming joy of being engaged to the love of […]

December 23, 2016

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Girl Meets Party

Alright ladies, I’m of the belief that when we stumble across a game-changer it’s our obligation to share with friends. That’s like girl-code or something, right? Well I’ve recently been turned onto Girl Meets Party, or as I like to call it, the millennial bride’s new best friend. If you’re anything like me, you love […]

December 1, 2016

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