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This year, Rayna McGinnis Photography is getting even more serious about this NO TRAVEL FEE destination wedding thing. Last year we shot two destination weddings, and the year before we shot one, so this year our goal is THREE. Will you be one of those? Maybe… In order to qualify for a no travel fee destination […]

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  • What a great idea for a great photographer who loves to travel!!ReplyCancel

  • Danna Frost

    I love the idea of expanding to destination weddings, and I think this is a great way to do it! Give them an incentive.ReplyCancel

  • Oh, can’t wait to follow your travels to those gorgeous locations this year!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yes, so perfect for you–these are great locations. Can’t wait to see what people you find for these 🙂ReplyCancel

Family + Fido Sessions are the newest addition to the Rayna McGinnis Photography line of services. These sessions are family sessions, but they also include your dog, because I love dogs and dogs are awesome. Deziree, Brad and Tibbers signed right up for their Family + Fido Session and they totally rocked it. We shot up […]

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Beth and Joe are a sincere, passionate and friendly couple. They’re the kind of people you could sit and talk to for hours, preferably over a long hike or a dark beer. And their wedding was the perfect example of what a wedding should be. I’m a firm believer that your wedding day is about […]

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  • Sarah Goff

    Oh my gosh, I just love this hiking wedding. You captured it perfectly! What a fun event and so unique.ReplyCancel

  • Ahhh! I love this so much! So many gorgeous photos of the most personalized wedding I’ve ever seen.ReplyCancel

  • This is so cool and seemed like a perfect wedding. Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    What a great couple! I’m so glad they found you- your specialty matches their wedding perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Valeria

    Love their vibe! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

One of the goals from my 101 Goals list was to have family photos taken. Christian and I hadn’t had our photos taken since our wedding in October of 2015, so we were well over due. So after a hectic summer, we did it. We met up with the amazing and very talented Ashley McKenzie […]

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Engagement Sessions are currently all the rage. If you’re wedding planning right now, and you probably are if you’re reading this, then you already know that. Whether you’re on Pinterest, Facebook or just looking through a wedding magazine, they’re EVERYWHERE. But to be completely honest, engagement sessions aren’t for everyone. Yep, I said it. There […]

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  • Love it Rayna! I think everyone should have an engagement session:)ReplyCancel

  • Deziree Dufresne

    Good points! Having the dog in engagement photos should be a whole reason on its own. It’s sometimes hard to get dogs into your wedding, so engagement photos is the perfect time!ReplyCancel

  • So true! I tell people all the time if it’s not important to them don’t do them but that your wedding day is such a specific time/moment. Engagement photos are the “when we were young and in love,” more authentic, and not as time specific.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Weitz

    These are such great tips!! Beautiful photos too!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    Love this post – really great tips! I felt less awkward at my wedding since we had engagement photos taken beforehand.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Tipton

    This is a great article! Having an engagement session really does help couples be more comfortable on their wedding day, but there are a lot of other great reasons to do it too!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor Fisher

    This is a great article, Rayna! Awesome points and let’s be honest, who’s not awkward in front of the camera??ReplyCancel

They’re an outdoorsy, mountain loving couple who enjoy making silly faces at each other, road biking and fishing. Well, Nick loves fishing. Sara loves drinking a beer in the sun while watching Nick fish. It works. Sara and Nick had a sweet and intimate Nederland wedding this past summer. They rented out a private residence […]

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  • Elizabeth

    Ohhh love the pine on the chairs. The portrait work on the wedding are some of my absolute favorites of yours!ReplyCancel

  • These intimate weddings are always my favorite! Beautiful captures of what appears to be a perfect mountain day!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor Fisher

    LOVE these shots, Rayna! Their alter is amazing and holy cannoli, those bridal portraits in that sunlight are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Deziree Dufresne

    All of their decorations are so perfect and mountainy, I love it! And you seriously found the best location and light for couples photos, every single one is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful Photos Rayna! Love the mountain details, and the shots next to the water are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Keziah Kelsey

    Love that second dress shot and the final couple shot, very atmospheric and lovely!ReplyCancel