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Apr. 26//Photog Thursday//How To Learn Photography

April 26, 2018

Almost all photographers, myself included, are self-taught. For example, in college I majored in history education; but, I always had the dream of becoming a wedding photographer, so I chased after it by reading blogs, going to workshops, second shooting, etc. Today, on Photog Thursday, I am going to tell you the top five ways […]

April 25, 2018

You have been chosen to be a part of your friend’s wedding day…now what? All your inspiration is coming from the movie, Bridesmaids, but, after that, you have no clue where to begin and how to serve your friend well. Each supporting role in a bride’s wedding party makes a big difference, including making sure […]

Apr. 25//For Brides: Wedding Wednesday//Bridal Party Duties (Bridesmaids Edition)

Apr. 19//Photog Thursday//Camera Gear For Beginners

April 19, 2018

As I walked out of Best Buy, with my first camera, my high school graduation gift, in hand, I was overwhelmed with the thought of how much equipment I needed to buy. The thought of off-camera flash gear, external hard drives, and macro photography lenses took me by storm; but, the truth is, when you […]

April 18, 2018

A friend-or is exactly what it sounds like, a friend who takes the place of a wedding vendor. As for my opinion, I would be weary of hiring a friend as a traditional wedding vendor. Not only do they probably have limited experience doing weddings; but, they most likely do not have the contacts if […]

Apr. 18//For Brides: Wedding Wednesday//Vendor vs. Friend-or

Apr. 17//Melissa & John//Downtown Charleston, South Carolina//Rebecca Hicks Photography

April 17, 2018

After meeting at the University of North Carolina, Melissa and John are finally tying the knot this May at the Lace House in Columbia, South Carolina. Melissa and John wanted to do their engagement session in Downtown Charleston-and, let me tell you, it was such a treat! This sweet couple was such a pleasure to […]

April 12, 2018

As a wedding photographer, I firmly believe that client gifting throughout the wedding planning process provides an unforgettable client experience. Today, on the blog, I am going to share the reasons why I think client gifting is essential for any wedding vendor. 1) Just To Say “Thank You” After a client pays that initial invoice, […]

Apr. 12//Photog Thursday//Why Client Gifting Is Important

Apr. 11//Hannah & Giffin//Glencairn Gardens Rock Hill, South Carolina//Rebecca Hicks Photography

April 11, 2018

Hannah and Giffin had the perfect spring engagement session at Glencairn Gardens in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This beautiful garden boasts amazing greens and blooming flowers, along with beautiful fountains and bridges.  xoxo, rebecca

April 11, 2018

I am honored that Brittany and Joshua’s romantic engagement session at Magnolia Plantation has been featured on Contemporary Weddings Magazine. See feature here! xoxo, rebecca

Apr. 11//Published: Brittany and Joshua//Romantic Engagement Session at Magnolia Plantation

Apr. 11//For Brides: Wedding Wednesday//Day of Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner

April 11, 2018

You have planned your whole life for this day; but, you need a little help to make your dreams become a reality-that is where day of coordinators and wedding planners save the day. While not quite as exciting as choosing a gown or wedding cake, the choice of hiring a day of coordinator or wedding […]

April 10, 2018

I am honored that Katelyn and Kent’s romantic engagement session at Savannah River Rapids and Pavillon has been featured on Sweetened & Romantic. See feature here! xoxo, rebecca

Apr. 10//Published: Katelyn and Kent//Romantic Engagement Session at Savannah River Rapids Park and Pavillon