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Wedding Planning: The Bride’s Details | Personal Blog

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Last month I featured all of the details of Cam’s wedding wardrobe, and this month it’s all about the bride! After working on so many weddings, I wanted a lot of our day to be very unusual from the norm, and part of that meant that a white dress was out of the question! I had a perfect mental picture of what I wanted and as luck would have it, I found the EXACT dress online the next day. Even better: the only one they had left was in my size, in the color I wanted! The teasers below show how great the color peaks out through the lace on it. You’ll have to wait until the wedding photos to see the whole thing :)

The seashells I used in the ring photo were collected over the years mostly from California, and some have come from where we are having our ceremony. As well, the pearl necklace belonged to my great grandmother.

I also included my “tragic” shoes at the end of the post. They were the first thing I purchased for the wedding (before the dress) and I was so in love with them. However, once the dress arrived, the slight difference in color was quite jarring! The dress is a green turquoise and the shoes a blue turquoise, and side by side they look terribly mismatched! I may have hoped no one would notice, but they’re pretty hard to walk in and our photos will have us traveling around the beach quite a bit. Instead, flats it is! I’ll just have to find other special places to wear them :)

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Wedding Planning: The Groom’s Details | Personal Blog

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

With my own wedding fast approaching, I wanted to give a few glimpses into what we’ll be wearing for the big day, starting with all of the groom’s accessories. Our wedding colors are turquoise, white, and black – and I guess Cam gets to be the bride! He’ll be wearing a custom tailored white linen suit from Indochino, while I won’t be wearing white! Best of all, we managed to find him a tie that perfectly matched my dress. With this being a beach wedding, we’re going with a sea theme so the octopus shows up a few times too. Sadly the pocket watch was too good of a steal off of a Chinese Etsy page and runs in almost double time, but at least it made for a good photo prop! (more…)

Introducing Puppy Love, Lethbridge Pet Photography!

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Lethbridge Pet Photography

Photographing pets and animals has always been one of my most beloved parts of what I do… so much so that I have created a new section of my business dedicated to just that! I’m proud to announce Puppy Love Pet Photography (www.lethbridgepets.com) in addition to the services I already offer.

If you are thinking of honoring your pet with photos or looking for a great gift, NOW is the time to invest. Until April 15th, I will be donating 100% of the session fees from Puppy Love Photography towards the Last Chance Cat Ranch. Sessions can be purchased as gift certificates and used any time before July 31st, and prices are available at the website.

Please call 403-892-3540 or email info@tanyaplonka.com to invest in this great donation gift.

p.s. The response to the tragedy at the Last Chance Cat Ranch (both in Lethbridge and beyond) has been so overwhelming that they’ve gotten more than enough to cover the vet bills, but let’s not let it stop there! Year round they help a large number of abandoned cats and are always in need of food, litter, other supplies, and vet expenses. Let’s keep helping after the organization recovers :)

Wedding Planning: Photography! | Personal Blog

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

The most common question I get asked about our wedding is, “How are YOU going to choose a photographer?!”

Actually, this was quite easy! (And not just because Cam left this decision 99% up to me… and no, I’m not setting up a tripod on self-timer.) I’ve known Ian Grant online for so many years that I’ve lost count. I became a fan of his landscape photography long before he was regularly photographing weddings, and before he was even married himself! At some point along the way we also became friends on Facebook over our shared strange senses of humor and love for ridiculous internet videos and pictures. Conveniently enough, he was based out of Los Angeles!

I had long dreamed of engagement photos in Disneyland, and this past October we made it happen! We spent two fun hours in the park with him, and the result has only made me more eager to see what our wedding photos will be.

Here are some of my favorites… (more…)

Wedding Planning: Location! | Personal Blog

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

It’s almost here! To count down to my OWN wedding, I’ll be making one blog post each month outlining all of the awesome things we picked out for our big day. We had set the date so far in the future from our engagement that at first it seemed forever away, so it’s hard to believe it’s almost here already. I have new found respect for all the brides I’ve worked with because planning a wedding is VERY HARD, and we even eliminated many of the steps that are involved!

Early on we knew we didn’t want to get married at home, and a beach was our top choice. In the end we chose Santa Monica, near the famous pier.

We’ll be having our intimate ceremony on the beach with dinner to follow on Ocean Avenue. By intimate, I mean 10 people including us :)

Getting married in California wouldn’t be complete without some Hollywood in the wedding, so it’s fitting that our officiant appeared in wedding scene in the Hangover!

In case you missed it, our engagement story is here.

Please vote! | Sun Times Best of the Best

Monday, January 7th, 2013

It’s January, so that means it’s once again time for the Sun Times Best of the Best business contest! I would appreciate so much if you voted for me under Best Photography Studio (under the Services section).

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You don’t need to be in Lethbridge to vote and they let you vote once per day, so please check back whenever you can :)

Thank you in advance for the support!