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Wine Tumblers - The Perfect Bridesmaids Gift For Your Girls | Product Review | Fine Art Destination Wedding Photographer

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Happy Friday friends!

So. I totally had this super fun girls’ wine night photo shoot planned and then life got in the way for all of us and it just couldn’t happen. Haha! I think we all needed that wine night, so it’ll have to happen another time. Friday nights, before I wake up the next morning to shoot a wedding, I like to unwind after a long week and sit down with a glass of wine. I think having a glass of wine to wind down is most definitely a girl thing. Of course, I always prefer Friday wine nights with a sweet friend to catch up and talk a girl things! :)

I was so excited when Bridebop reached out to me about working together! Bridebop is a super cute website that offer so many adorable customized bridesmaids gifts for brides to give to their BFFs! Wine tumblers, weekend bags, necklaces, fanny-packs, robes and gift boxes are just a few of the options! These wine tumblers, to be specific, come in a few color options and are the best quality! They are so comfortable to hold and keep wine nice and cool! They also come with lids - which I found to be a great feature.

Brides, these tumblers are such a fun and practical gift option for your girls! You can’t go wrong with them! Oh! And bonus, they make for cute props for wedding day prep photos!! Add adorable robes, customized wine tumblers for some bubbly, you (the bride) with your cute girls and you have such adorable photos waiting to be taken! As a photographer, I would definitely approve these as photo worthy. ;)

xoxo,

MK

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Sweet, Springtime Engagement, Memphis, TN | Laura and Isaac | Pennsylvania and Tennessee Wedding Photographer

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Spring has officially arrived in Memphis! The cherry blossom trees and thousands of tulips are everywhere! Oh the color! It makes my heart so happy! A few weeks ago just as the warm Spring sun started coming out, Laura, Isaac and I trekked out about an hour outside of Memphis to Isaac’s family farm for their engagement session!

Isaac’s family are farmers and own so much beautiful land! Isaac and Laura plan to build a gorgeous home of their own on the land. I can completely see why! These two are some of the sweetest people you will meet with the most genuine Southern hospitality. It was such a privilege getting to see some of the farm, learn a little bit about Isaac’s family heritage and hear about their home plans! I am so excited for their June Memphis wedding! It is going to be gorgeous! :)

xoxo,

MK

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A Simple Solution to Protect Your Eyes in 2019 | Pixel Eyewear | Tennessee and Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer

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Good morning darling friends!

The sun is shining and I am currently making my to do list for today! I’ve got a question for you! Ever notice the longer you spend staring at your computer at work answering emails, writing proposals, working on reports or scrolling through Instagram that your eyes feel heavy or tired? Do you ever get subtle headaches or fatigue and wonder why you feel so tired?! Let me guess, you probably thought you slept well last night. Well, it is proven that we as a culture spend more time looking at screens than ever before. I certainly love scrolling through my Instagram - haha! At twenty-nine years old though, feeling fatigued and my eyes being tired is not on my agenda. This year, one of my goals is to be better about monitoring my screen time and being healthier — like being more conscious of protecting my eyes!

If eye and/or mental fatigue and mild headaches sounds familiar, I have some good news for you! Pixel Eyewear offers fashionable, non-prescription glasses for both men and women that are designed to help reduce and protect from blue light. These eyeglasses help reduce fatigue and tiredness (strain) in your eyes allowing you to be more efficient and protect your eyes! These glasses are great to wear at work, while you’re on your phone, laying in bed scrolling through Instagram or even watching tv. I will note that I personally have prescription eye-glasses because of a lazy eye. Several times over the last few weeks, I have found myself in situations where I did not have my prescription glasses with me. Luckily, I did have my pair of Pixel Eyeglasses in my bag and they were a huge help, reducing my eye fatigue and keeping me focused and efficient!

As wedding & fashion photographer, a lot of screen time is inevitable, so if there is a way to help protect my eyes, you better believe I am going to take it! My eyes are incredibly vital for me to continue doing what I love to do! :)

I am excited — Pixel Eyewear and I decided it would be fun to host a giveaway! Here’s how to enter:

Follow (on Instagram) @marykatesteele and @pixeleyewear

Like my Instagram post

Tag your friends that need a pair, too!

Be sure to check back on my Instagram, a winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday evening! Pixel was so generous to also offer a special discount to all my friends — use the code “marykate” at checkout! <3

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