Wanna know what Ed and I are doing for Valentine's Day this year? Absolutely nothing. Not because we've been married for over 20 years. Not because we forgot to make reservations. And not because we don't love each other. We just think Valentine's Day is stupid. If you know me, this is not new to you. I've been saying it for years. Love should not be reserved for one day a year. Love is too precious! It should happen every day. So instead, we celebrate our love and marriage throughout the year. Today, we're sharing a few of the ways we make sure our marriage is a top priority!

I can't believe it's taken me six years to write this post! The First Look is something I feel strongly about, and I should have written about it long ago. I'm making up for that with today's Wedding Tips photography installment. The First Look is an amazing part of the wedding day! If you aren’t sure about this new tradition, this post will explain why it is a romantic addition to your wedding day celebration that not only adds to the experience but also reduces stress.

Perhaps more than any other vendor on your wedding day, it's imperative that you get along well with the person who will be taking your photos! Your photographer will be with you more than any other non-family person throughout the day, so you don't want someone you don't like to put a damper on the festivities. Make sure you meet with your photographer beforehand, and that you develop a rapport with them. This will help you be more comfortable and relaxed on your wedding day, and being comfortable means better photos!