All-in-One Wedding Emergency Kit

All-in-One Wedding Emergency Kit

hey ya'll!

I'm Niesha! The socially awkward, yet vibrant storyteller from the Dirty South.

Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you've decided to stop by and take a look around. As a traveling Houston-based wedding and portrait photographer, I hope that you find the posts and stories here valuable. Let me know if you have any questions, and if you have time feel free to leave me a comment. As always, I'm here to help you!

Peace, love, and crawfish boils 🦞🧡

Niesha

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The Ultimate, All-in-One Wedding Emergency Kit You’ll Ever Need

Imagine this, you’re getting ready at a venue miles away from your home and realize you left your deodorant. Then your bridesmaids need extra bobby pins. Suddenly, there’s a tear in your wedding dress or tux. What now? Do you ball your eyes out, because you feel like what’s supposed to be your BEST day is turning into your worse? Although there’s a pretty big chance you’ll ruin your makeup and walk down the aisle with puffy eyes if you do. There is another way though and I’m totally not trying to freak you out, but accidents happen. Instead of going into your wedding day unprepared, you can walk in confidently expecting the unexpected. 

But how? A wedding day emergency kit. 

The Ultimate, All-in-One Wedding Emergency Kit 

We’ve seen the emergency kit lists around the web and circling Pinterest, but this list here comes not only from experience but from the heart. It’s a “no holding back” list that brings up nearly every possible situation that could go wrong on your wedding day. Let’s just hope and pray you won’t need everything on this list. With that being said, should you feel it isn’t necessary to keep the unused items, feel free to return them.

In addition, I’ve placed each item into a category and ranked them from most to least important (in my opinion) to better help you. Without further ado, let’s get started. 

Beauty

  • Bobby pins – Ummm…do we need even need to explain why?
  • Blotching paper and/or Kleenex for your makeup.
  • Feminine products – pads, tampons, your preference. 
  • 911 wax strips or razor with shaving cream.
  • Hair ties! Bring a whole set, because this is like the number one misplaced item in every one of my friends’ homes.
  • Perfume
  • Moisturizer or lotion
  • Lip balm or chapstick, because you need to moisturize those lips, Honey.
  • Nail clippers for an accidental hangnail.

Are you having a summer or Texas wedding? Then the items below are emergency kit must haves:

  • Sunscreen
  • “Crotch” perfume, you know that Summer’s Eve stuff because on your wedding day you sweat in places you normally wouldn’t lol.

Wardrobe

  • Scissors
  • Tape (clear and dutch)
  • Sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • Shoe cleaner for scruffs
  • Tide pen for stains, of course.
  • Lint roller
  • Dress tape
  • Clear nail polish – this works great for stocking runs!

Hygiene

  • Feminine products – pads, tampons, your preference. *yep, they’re on here again
  • Deodorant, specifically the clear color. It won’t leave a white stain on the suit.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Breath mints
  • Deodorant wipes or body wipes – to wipe away sweat in extra places and keep your wardrobe (and hygiene) tidy.

Health or Medical

  • Mini first-aid kit
  • Feminine products – pads, tampons, your preference. 3 times the charm right? 
  • Tylenol
  • Gas X or Pepto
  • Tums
  • Extra contacts or eye drops
  • Snacks because you WILL get hungry!
  • Water – you’ve got to stay hydrated, Sis.

Intangibles

  • Patience
  • Love
  • Kindness

Final Words

In closing, thank you for taking the time to check out this all-in-one emergency kit.  As a wedding photographer, I generally bring many of these items with me to weddings as an added courtesy. I want my couples to have more time to focus on the moment and celebration.

Finally, I’d like to thank you for considering me to capture your day. I hope you found this emergency kit helpful and more inclusive. If you have any other items you’d like to add, I’d love to hear them. Please know that if you have any questions at all, please reach out. I’m here to help!

Congrats on your engagement. Talk soon!

If you found this blog post useful, please feel free to share with couples who are getting married. I’d love to help out as many couples as possible. Thanks again! 

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Product Feature: Luxe Trifold Cards

Product Feature: Luxe Trifold Cards

hey ya'll!

I'm Niesha! The socially awkward, yet vibrant storyteller from the Dirty South.

Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you've decided to stop by and take a look around. As a traveling Houston-based wedding and portrait photographer, I hope that you find the posts and stories here valuable. Let me know if you have any questions, and if you have time feel free to leave me a comment. As always, I'm here to help you!

Peace, love, and crawfish boils 🦞🧡

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Luxe Trifold Cards

We made it to Friday ladies and gents! Today, we’ll be featuring a popular product on the senior menu –trifold cards.

The perfect statement piece

Trifold cards are what you call statement pieces. When I graduated from Jasper High School years ago, the only cards I could choose from were accordion or flat. I had no idea what colors I wanted or what I to include on them. It sure would have been helpful to have been able to view card samples on the internet, so I could get an idea of what I wanted.

About the cards

  • Each card is custom designed with up to 7 pictures from your senior session.
  • Your card will be designed to include a range of colors from your school, outfit, or even your favorites.
  • As with all of our services and products, you have the freedom to choose.  While each session and set of graduation announcements are different, trifold cards can include: your name, class year, high school, and any other information you’d like to add.

With trifold graduation announcements or invitations, you’re guaranteed to make a statement and stand out from the crowd! The cards are thick, luxe, unique, and custom.

Have you already taken your senior pictures, but are interested in custom design graduation invitations or announcements? Don’t waste your time scouring the internet for a design you like. As long as you have digital files and a print release, we can provide you with the same high-quality prints and products as we give our clients.

Are you ready to get your hands on a set of these cards? You can contact us to take the first step of the Melo and Me Photography Experience!

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We’re proud to announce all NEW custom mobile apps! You can share your photos with friends and family on the go!

Why it’s great for you…

When was the last time you left the house without your phone or mobile device? Probably not at all! Honestly I’d be surprised and if you did, you probably either 1) returned to your home to retrieve it, or 2) felt disconnected without it and wished you’d went back for it. There’s no way you can check Instagram, post Snaps, or tweet without it…right?

With the mobile app, you have the ability to access your senior pictures at the touch of a button. We make it fast, simple, and easy to navigate. In addition, you have the ability to keep your photos with you on the go, at all times. In other words, it’s an exciting way of blending your printed artwork with the latest technology. 

The details…

Your mobile can include up your any senior photographs from your collection or purchase on your phone. If you’re like many of our seniors and bring your phone with you everywhere, this product is perfect for you!

What’s even better? 

For a limited time only, you’ll receive a free custom mobile app of your favorite purchased images when you book between January 1-31. Contact us to help you begin telling your senior year story now.

Finally, we are now booking senior pictures in the Greater Houston area or around the willing to travel the world to help you tell your story <3.

Product Feature: Heirloom Box Of Matted Prints

Product Feature: Heirloom Box Of Matted Prints

Today, we’re featuring one of the many products Melo and Me Photography has to offer clients. You’re getting an inside look at this cream colored box of matted prints.

Whether you are interested in purchasing artwork for your family, favorite senior, or even a couple, this box is perfect for flexibility. You have the opportunity to change out the way you display your artwork on the table, wall, or even give as small prints. 

With its many sizes and features, personalization is top of mind. This particular box boasts a beautiful cream-colored leather cover, and holds 20 5×7″ prints inside 8×10″ mats. For your convenience, you can also choose between other colors such as: black and navy.

Your mats or mounts are bevel cut and acid free. We make sure to take care of the muscle work for you, so you can relax and focus on cherishing your memories. Your photographs will be placed inside a convenient slip-in mat and taped with a special tape. You won’t even have to lift a finger (unless you’re opening it of course)!

We understand that things age with time. For this reason, you may want to eventually swap out the prints with more updated photographs in the future. Our simple, slip-in design makes this extremely easy for you.

As you can see, the top of the box can be foil stamped with your family or senior’s name.

Would you like to be able to see this box of prints in person? Contact us now to schedule your free in-person consultation.

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Feature Friday: Heirloom Albums

hey ya'll!

I'm Niesha! The socially awkward, yet vibrant storyteller from the Dirty South.

Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you've decided to stop by and take a look around. As a traveling Houston-based wedding and portrait photographer, I hope that you find the posts and stories here valuable. Let me know if you have any questions, and if you have time feel free to leave me a comment. As always, I'm here to help you!

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Feature Friday: Heirloom Albums

Today’s Feature Friday is: Albums, Albums, Albums!

Heirloom Albums to be specific.

Our heirloom quality album is definitely a product you and your family will rave about and proudly display. In fact, it’s such a big hit with me and my family, that it’s always at the top of my recommendations!

You and your loved ones are so special and unique, and the heirloom album is seriously one of the best ways to show that.

An album is definitely one of those products you have to see, touch, and feel. We call them heirloom albums because they have the potential to literally last a lifetime. Don’t believe me? Read on.

Heirloom Quality

The heirloom album has a standard archival value of 100 years on home display. However, if you store your album in a cool, dry place in dark room storage, it has an archival value of at least 200 years. 

Personalized options

You have the option to cover your album in beautiful, genuine Italian full grain leather or linen made of classic textile blend. The leather covers on the heirloom album are moisture resistant leathers that age beautifully with a rich patina, and come in various, classic colors. Some of your color options are: black, navy blue, walnut brown, and ash gray. Either way, we’ll make sure the cover and images both have a cohesive look.

In addition, you can choose between three paper textures. Boast a vibrant and glossy texture with fujifilm or our signature paper. On the other hand, you can opt for a soft, classic felt texture with rich color. All of your pages will feature pure white and sharp quality. Your album will be the perfect way to not only tell and share your story but also display it.

Storybook Pages

Your pages will be acid free, elemental chlorine free, and made of 30% recycled content depending on the texture you choose. We hate those flimsy, thin pages. Finally, your album will feature thick pages to give you extra assurance and stability.

 

How to care for your album? 

You should store all albums in a temperature-controlled and humidity-controlled environment to keep them looking their best.

To remove fingerprints, use a soft cloth making sure to avoid solvents or water which could cause damage.

Carefully apply a simple leather conditioner to your genuine leather album cover, to remove any scratches or scuffs that occur.In closing, the weight, leather, beautiful prints, custom design, and debasing of this album make it the perfect luxury item to display your family’s most precious memories. 

Alrighty guys, this concludes our Feature Friday: Heirloom Albums post! 

What do you think of this timeless album? Feel free to leave me a comment below. 

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5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer in Closing

Okay Lovebirds, that completes our post on the “5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer”. In brief, you should ask your photographer

  1. to describe their style,
  2. if your images will be edited,
  3. collection or package information and what’s included
  4. about their shot list to check their preparation and/or experience
  5. for their turnaround time on image delivery.

Furthermore, CONGRATS on your engagement! Naturally, as a traveling Houston-based and destination wedding photographer, I pride myself on providing you with valuable information. I’d love to help you out and capture your wedding or elopement. You can get in touch with me by completing the contact form here. 

Did you like this advice on 5 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer? If so, leave us a comment below. Would you add any additional questions? I hope these questions help you in your search for finding and confirming the perfect wedding photographer for you. We’d love to hear your feedback. 

Finally, if you have any questions, send us an email or leave a comment here. Most importantly, please remember that I’m here to help!

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What To Wear: Family Style Guide

I truly believe that photographs should capture the essence of you and your family’s personality at the very least. I want to help you and your family receive authentic, timeless, and classic wall art and family heirlooms and styling is one way we can work together to achieve that!

I’ve listed 8 great styling tips to get great family photos in the “What to Wear: Family Style Guide“ below:

1. Coordination is key. Coordination and not matching is key. I know, I know. You haven’t had professional family portraits taken in over a decade (or maybe you have). Either way, matching is out and coordinating is in! You no longer have to dress your children in identical outfits or colors and hang that cheesy family portrait in your living room.

2. Choose a color palette. So if we’re coordinating, where do we start? I recommend you choose a color palette. Colors in your home are great places to start, though I’m not certain I’d recommend Pepto Bismol Pink (LOL). Fluorescent colors such as whites, tend to color cast and can sometimes reflect rather harshly. I recommend incorporating one of the primary colors like: yellow (mustard), red (maroon, brick), and blue (navy, royal) and two secondary colors into your palette. If you’re stuck and don’t know where to begin, reach out to your photographer for assistance.

3. Dress comfortably and for the weather. Sounds like a no-brainer right? Right. But we sometimes make the mistake in dressing ourselves or our children in uncomfortable clothes for certain events. Just think about that beautiful evening or wedding gown you wore to your Prom or wedding. Dressing members of your family in shorts during winter or a sweater in the heat of the summer isn’t ideal. It is our goal to help you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. If you are upset or uncomfortable during your session, it will show in your photographs.

4. Start with the female. Often times, the woman of the family will already have her outfit selected. In some circumstances, it may be easier to begin with her wardrobe, and build other members of the family’s outfits around hers.

5. Think solid or plaid colored shirts, but you can get funky if you’re family’s into that too. Clothing with graphics or fairly large logos can take away from the person in the photo. For this reason, I recommend wearing solid or plaid colored shirts.

6. Remember the location. If your session location is in a grassy area or field, I recommend wearing the color green sparingly. Wearing green as a primary color when you’re surrounded by a field of grass, is one way to for you to blend in like camouflage (which is the exact opposite of what we want you to do)! We want you and your family to be the center of attention in your photographs. However, if you’re truly set on wearing the color green, it does make a great accent color.

7. Layers, layers, layers…layers everywhere! I feel like I’m singing the intro to a popular 2000s tune or something. Seriously though, layers add texture and dimension. They’re a great way to help give your photographs that extra oomph!  If you’re not able to add layers, I recommend clothing with texture such as: buttons, ruffles, embroider, flannel, or items with ‘grit’ per se.

8. Accessorize!Accessories can make all the difference in your photographs, especially if you’re feeling like your wardrobe is a bit too bland or basic. If that’s the look you’re going for have at it. Most of the time that’s the look I’m going for. However, if you’re wanting to add a little something different from your normal look, consider accessorizing. Necklaces, boots, bracelets, tights, and scarves oh my! I recommend wearing at least one accessory for females, they can really add interest and spark to your photos. If you’re unsure as to which ones you should, bring them all!

BONUS: The most important tip of them all is to have fun! Need more assistance? Contact us to take the first step in the Melo and Me Photography Experience.

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