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All About Tuxedos: James M. Williams Sartorial

Whether you’re a groom, or shopping for the groom, it’s important to know all about the classic tuxedo. For this topic, we’re excited to introduce a guest in the house- James Williams Sartorial! Hot on the heels of our blog series for grooms (see here for the first installment), we’re honored to host an expert in…

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How to Pick the Right Engagement Ring

In case you didn’t know, ‘tis the season for mistletoe, the romantic glow of a Christmas tree… and engagements galore! It really is the most wonderful time of the year- unless you are stressed over how to pick the right engagement ring! Yes, gentlemen, this one’s for you (ladies, send him a link and a…

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How to Choose Your Groomsmen

Today concludes our series for gentlemen; we’re discussing how to choose your groomsmen. If you read about the problems many grooms encounter (here), you’ll remember that some of these issues can be avoided altogether by being intentional when choosing with whom to stand at your wedding. Brides receive tons of helpful advice about selecting bridesmaids-…

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Things the Groom and Groomsmen Should Know for the Wedding

Welcome to day four of Gents’ Week at Persuasion(get caught up: groom’s emergency kit here, male perspective on First Look here, and tie skills here))! Today we’re addressing  important things the groom and groomsmen should know for the wedding day. One of the biggest sources of wedding day frustration seems to be- dare I say…

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How to Prepare for a Boudoir Session

Last time, we shared what to expect at a boudoir session. Today, we are going to give you the tools you need to know how to prepare for a boudoir session. Being prepared for your session will eliminate much stress from the equation, leaving room for fun. Similar to a bride’s emergency kit, you’ll find,…

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What to Expect at a Boudoir Session

Today, we’re tackling a very popular concern: what to expect at a boudoir session (at least, as a Persuasion client).  As you know, we believe in celebrating marriage, and the joy of embracing one’s femininity; the best way we’ve found to serve our clients with those things in mind is through the boudoir experience. You…

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Love Letter Themed Boudoir Session

The joy of boudoir doesn’t lie in simply celebrating femininity- although that in itself is rewarding- it rests in emotional storytelling. Today we’re sharing a boudoir session inspired by love letters. As wedding photographers, we adore the wedding day tradition of the bride and groom expressing their hearts through written word before the ceremony- that…

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An Interview with Professional Makeup Artist, Theresa Little

Whether it’s your wedding day, an engagement session, boudoir shoot, or anniversary portraits, you should absolutely hire a professional makeup artist! Investing a very small portion of your budget in their expertise will greatly elevate your experience; in fact, we always recommend our clients hire a pro before a session. No matter how gorgeous an…

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All About Styled Shoots

Recently, we shared a styled shoot that served as an inspiration for lilac-hued color palettes (see that here). No doubt, you have heard the word “styled shoot” from photographers. We’ve been observing on the sidelines for sometime now while engaged couples debate about whether or not photographers are honest about their work because they only…

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