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In my first few months of business I wasted SO much time typing out different responses to the same questions from my couples, their families, and vendors via email. Once I found out about Abby Grace Photography’s email templates (Katelyn Jame’s also offers great templates!) it was a GAME CHANGER! It was super helpful to […]


February 25, 2020

How Email Templates Will Save You SO much Time & Energy

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Thanks so much for following along with us in 2019! We are beyond thankful for the couples who have invited us into such sweet seasons of their lives and that we got to document their love stories! This blog always gives me a good laugh. Just check out last years BTS post to see what I mean […]

Couples, personal, photographers, weddings

January 6, 2020

2019 Behind the Scenes | our third year in review

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“For health and food, for love and friends, for everything thy goodness sends, we are thankful.” We have fallen in love with the tastefully placed pumpkins and vibrant elegance at Laurel Hall. Catherine Barber Weddings intentionally gathered 30+ vendors to pair the fall season with pieces of Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m excited to share these tasteful […]

photographers, weddings

October 16, 2019

Tasteful Touches of Fall for the Classic Couple | Laurel Hall Wedding Inspiration

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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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I had the amazing opportunity to attend Creative @ Heart conference in Bermuda Run, North Carolina June 24-27, 2019! I’m excited to share a little recap of my time at the conference because it was INCREDIBLE!! I seriously cannot recommend it enough for any creative small business owners out there!!

personal, photographers, travel

July 16, 2019

Creative @ Heart Conference Recap | Bermuda Run, NC

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This post isn’t just for creative small business owners! Depending on your field, more and more business and nonprofits allow their employees to work from home 3-5 days a week. Two of my close friends and my husband all work from home 4-5 days a week and they all work for a nonprofit or large […]


June 12, 2019

6 tips on how to productively work from home

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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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Hey there! I’m excited to dive into my top 3 tips for rocking out your ring shots- pun intended 😉 These are always some of my favorite details of engagement sessions and wedding days so I think it’s important to feel confident in photographing them. It takes lots of practice and time but so worth […]


February 21, 2019

3 tips to rock out your Ring Shots | how to photograph rings

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Hello there! I’m so excited to share about something that’s EXTREMELY important to photography: your lenses! I shoot with prime lenses (they don’t have a zoom/master one focal length) and Drew predominately shoots with a 70-200 zoom lens. We like both prime and zoom lenses but they all have different functions. Our Current Lenses 50 […]


January 22, 2019

My favorite lenses for weddings & portraits

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Hey friend! I’m so glad you stopped by! Today I’m sharing the 2 items that we use before, during, and after weddings/sessions to keep our lenses & camera bodies clean. These $15 changes make a huge impact on the cleanliness of our gear so I highly recommend both! 1. Gioitto Rocket Blaster This little do-dad […]


January 15, 2019

How we clean our cameras & lenses