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The Holly Jolly 2018 Gift Guide!

Every year around Thanksgiving time, the itch to create a gift list strikes.

That might be due to the fact that my birthday lands between Thanksgiving and Christmas so I had to make a wish list for my family that encompassed what I wanted to my birthday and Christmas. Or it might be because I’m a bit Type A and I like making lists…

…Whatever the reason, with the official start of the holiday season came that familiar desire to make that special wish list. This year however, I’m doing things a little differently. This year, I’m making a list for YOU. Here are some items that I’ve been using in my personal and professional life that I think you’ll love!

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Words of Wisdom: Events by Melody

Reason #135 why I love my job: I get to share information from the top wedding excerpts with all of my couples.

Melody, owner and lead planner of Events by Melody, is an award-winning wedding and event planner based in Minneapolis. Her work is sublime and always full of personality, which is fitting because her motto is “PLAN. PARTY. PERFECTION.”

Aside from her being an awesome #girlboss, what makes Melody’s work stand out to me is her attention to detail.

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5 tricks to stay warm during your winter session

The first significant snowfall of the season has fallen. It’s sparkly. It’s pretty. And it also means cold weather is officially here!

Because we Minnesotans know that this is only the beginning of winter, I think it’s time to talk about how to stay warm at and during outdoor winter photography sessions.

So grab a blanket, your favorite warm beverage, and maybe a note pad because I’m serving up some goodies:

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Save the Dates and Invites made easy (and a code for 15% off)

I always squeal when I get invites and save the dates in the mail and I’m willing to bet that your guests do too. 

But where to start when looking for a place to get yours printed? 

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Tips to ditch the stress before your engagement session

It’s no secret that being in front of the camera can be hella awkward. I’ve been there. I get it. But it doesn’t have to be stressful at all.

Here are some tricks that I’ve discovered that have helped my couples, as well as my guy and me, shake off the “awkwardness” blanket and allowed us all to let out our inner goofballs and snuggle bears.

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