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I’m sharing my top 3 tips on how to maximize your reception to create an unforgettable experience for you as a couple as well as your guests and vendors! Let me know if you have any additional tips or questions in the comments below! Images taken while second shooting with the talented Chloe Luka Photography! […]

for brides, weddings

May 14, 2024

Indianapolis Artsgarden Wedding | 3 Tips to Maximize your Reception

Indianapolis Artsgarden Wedding Reception Details |

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I had the best time hanging out with Alexa for her branding session at The Cake Bake Shop in Carmel, IN! She’s so sweet and easy to be around. I’m confident that for any brides out there, she’d be the best addition to making your wedding planning process go seamlessly! For more information, just head […]

for brides, portraits

February 20, 2020

Alexa Jo Wedding Coordination | Branding Session

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Wow! What an incredible year!! We feel SO blessed to have documented so many special days this past year! This is always a hard post to make because I have SOO many favorites from each wedding!! But it is sweet to look back on a complied blog post from the past year! Hope you enjoy […]

Couples, for brides, weddings

January 6, 2020

Best of 2019 Weddings | Our third year in review

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We’ve recently had a few of our #monicabrownbrides ask about how the size of your bridal party will affect pictures so I just wanted to formally address the questions in a blog post in case anyone else had the same questions! First and foremost, we are strong believers in choosing people who have been walking […]

for brides

August 21, 2019

How to choose your Bridal Party

How to Choose your Wedding Party | Monica Brown Photography |

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If you’re on the fence about wearing a veil, I 100% of the time recommend it!! Veils can really add to your bridal look and make for some dreamy sunset portraits! However, there are a few times during a wedding day that I do not recommend wearing a veil.  Before I share when to wear […]

for brides

August 6, 2019

When to Wear a Veil on your Wedding Day

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For engagement, branding, and family sessions I’m often asked where the best spots around Indianapolis are for pictures so I wanted to share a few of my recommendations with you! Since we specialize in weddings, weekends are reserved solely for weddings! I shoot sessions Monday-Thursday at sunrise or sunset so we can get the best […]

Couples, for brides, photographers

July 29, 2019

Location Recommendations for Sessions Near Indianapolis, Indiana

Location Recommendations for Engagement Sessions in Indianapolis, Indiana | Monica Brown Photography |

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Hello beautiful bride-to-be! I know you’re in the thick of wedding planning and something that personally felt a bit intimidating for me while planning my own wedding was figuring out all the details of our day-of timeline. In hopes to make your timeline planning less daunting, I wanted to share a sample timeline with you! […]

for brides, photographers

February 26, 2019

Sample Wedding Day Timeline

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When we arrive on a wedding day the very first thing I do is photograph all your wedding details. This helps me get into a groove and it really sets the stage for your wedding! These are also the first images that will appear on your wedding blog post the Tuesday (or Thursday) after your […]

for brides, photographers

September 13, 2018

What to have ready for your photographer on your wedding day

What to have ready for your photographer on your wedding day | Monica Brown Photography

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Hey beautiful brides-to-be! A common question I get from brides as their final countdown is in sight is how to go about vendor meals for their reception. My biggest piece of advice is to ask each vendor what they prefer, because every vendor may have a different preference. The 4 main reception vendors will be […]

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May 15, 2018

How to go about Vendor Meals

How to go about Vendor Meals at your wedding reception | Monica Brown Photography |

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If you’ve chosen to have assigned seating for your reception, you have come to the dilemma on how to communicate the seating arrangements to your guests. While there are tons of ways to do this, the two we most commonly see are: By Table or Alphabetical By Last Name Either works well and sometimes one […]

for brides

May 1, 2018

Tips for Seating Guests at Your Reception

Reception Seating: The Easiest Way for Your Guests to Find Their Seats | Monica Brown Photography |