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Here you can find some of our latest work, wedding advice, travel tips - and of course, gorgeous weddings. (Fun tip: If you're a bride or groom wedding planning, scroll to the bottom of each blog post to find the names of all of the vendors who helped make that day look beautiful! This is a great way to source your own wedding team!

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I’m known jokingly as “Life Coach Donaho” by some of my best friends. Encouraging women to push past fear & guilt to pursue their passions is one of MY passions. 2018 was the year I decided to say “yes” to taking risks of my own. I announced the Illuminare Retreat this last summer (You can […]

Personal & Business

December 4, 2018

Illuminare Retreat 2018

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16 years ago this week, we said yes to an unknown forever. We signed up for a future which we knew nothing about except that we’d figure it out hand in hand. We were young. Naive. Broke. And madly in love. Life together has been an adventure, to say the least. Sometimes full of such […]

Marriage Monday, Personal & Business

September 18, 2018

This Is Us – 16 Years Later

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Exactly one year ago today, I drove into the gates at Villa Catignano to meet Kelly & Gavin for the first time.  Their 3-day destination wedding in Italy was beginning that evening with the most beautiful welcome picnic, quite literally “under the Tuscan sun”.  What came next was one of the most amazing & memorable […]

Personal & Business, The Big Day: Weddings, Travel Photography

August 7, 2018

Destination I Do Feature & Cover – Tuscany Italy Wedding Photographer

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Oh, friends.  I’m so excited to share with you something that’s been stirring in my heart for a few years.  I’m also nervous.  Let’s be real – anytime you do something new, it’s both exciting AND nerve-racking. Three years ago I attended a photography retreat that changed me.  I’d been to plenty of workshops before, […]

Personal & Business

June 11, 2018

illuminare retreat – a photographers retreat

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As we bid farewell to another year, and embark on a new one – I have to take a second to reflect on the amazing year of weddings I’ve had.  Last night I rang in the New Year with my last couple of 2017 & it was perfection.  All of the couples below have let […]

Personal & Business, The Big Day: Weddings

January 1, 2018

2017: Thank You

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