Top 40 | Best Of 2013

Hello lovelies! I wanted to share some of our favorite tunes from the top 40 charts last year so you can locate them all in one place! Find the spotify playlist here.

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Slow

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

Some Nights – Fun.

Home – Phillip Phillips

Good Time – Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen

Daylight – Maroon 5

It’s Time – Imagine Dragons

Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Little Talks – Of Monsters And Men

I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

Carry On – Fun.

Next To Me – Emeli Sande

Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

#Beautiful – Mariah Carey & Miguel

Lego House – Ed – Sheeran

Love Somebody – Maroon 5

Gone, Gone, Gone – Phillip Phillips

Still Into You – Paramore

Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift

First Time – Jonas Brothers

Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake, Majid Jordan

Marry Me – Jason Derulo

Rough Water – Travie McCoy feat. Jason Mraz

Unconditionally – Katy Perry

Counting Stars – OneRepublic

Story Of My Life – One Direction

Let Her Go – Passenger

Brave – Sara Bareilles

Dance

Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars*

Die Young – Ke$ha

Diamonds – Rihanna**

Beauty And A Beat – Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj

Don’t Wake Me Up – Chris Brown**

As Long As You Love Me – Justin Bieber, Big Sean**

Don’t Stop The Party – Pitbull, TJR*

Lights – Ellie Goulding**

Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever) – The Ready Set

Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z*

Feel This Moment – Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera**

I Love It – Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX

Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

#thatPOWER – will.i.am & Justin Bieber

The Other Side – Jason Derulo

Get Lucky – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams*

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke, T.I., & Pharrell*

Safe & Sound – Capital Cities**

Play Hard – David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo & Akon*

Take Back The Night – Justin Timberlake**

Best Song Ever – One Direction**

Give It 2 U – Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar*

Live For The Night – Krewella***

Stay The Night – Zedd feat. Hayley Williams**

Timber – Pitbull feat. Ke$ha*

How I Feel – Flo Rida**

Neon Lights – Demi Lovato**

*If you are concerned about inappropriate lyrics for children or your grandma, be advised

**Tempo is not ideal for dancing throughout the whole song.

***Both of the above

Katherine - March 26, 2014 - 8:32 pm

I was literally thinking yesterday how a Top 40 list would be great for planning a wedding playlist. Then today I found one accidentally. Thanks!

[…] So there you have it! If you haven’t already, check out our favorites from 2013. […]

[…] So there you have it! If you haven’t already, check out our favorites from 2013. […]

Guest Post | Preparing For An Engagement Session

Hello everyone! I am excited to have my amazing photographer friend sharing her thoughts with you all today, on how to prepare for an engagement session. With no further ado, welcome Laura (aka Laura Hernandez Photography)!

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How exciting!!! You have scheduled your engagement session, then it hits you… What do I do now? What do I wear? What should I bring? Where should we go? Trust me… we’ve all been in that same boat. This is all new to you and there is SO much more to planning a wedding than you ever imagined. I always encourage my clients to put some special thought into their session, but once the day comes, it’s all about being relaxed and having fun. I absolutely LOVE engagement sessions because it gives me time, as a photographer, to really get to know my clients before the big day. That way, when I arrive to your wedding, I’m not just a hired hand, I’m a friend.

Here are some helpful tips to help you be prepared for your engagement session. Nothing mandatory, just helpful suggestions.

Outfit

I tell my clients to have a total of 3 outfits. It’s best to arrive wearing outfit 1 (unless it will wrinkle), and bring the other 2 to change into. I enjoy helping couples pick out their clothing, so if you’re debating between outfits, let’s chat before the session or bring the extras with you. It’s always better to have more, especially accessories!

My photography focuses on light, so wearing colors that reflect the sun, well, are highly recommended. This means neutral tones, light, or airy colors. Great examples are blush, gold, yellow, and pastels. Black and navy tones absorbs light and can be less flattering.

Below are a few examples of great clothing options:

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Props

Props always add a nice element to your portraits. I recommend a small banner (either a simple word such as “Love” or a Save-the-Date), a quilt, or small bouquet of flowers. If you want to go all-out, I love when clients bring vintage furniture such as a chair, bed, or small love seat. These all look amazing in the middle of a field. If you want more of a styled session, I have A LOT of ideas so let’s talk!

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SettingI typically shoot in open fields, forests, dirt roads, and natural settings. It’s often described as a rustic style or outdoorsy editorial.

Time I prefer to shoot in the late afternoon until sunset. It’s what you will hear photographers refer to as “The Golden Hour” and it is just magical.

Extras

Things that are good to bring that aren’t always thought of is a jacket (evenings can get chilly, especially here near the coast), walking shoes (some of my locations require a little hike to get to and walking in heels isn’t always comfy), bottled water, and makeup for touchups.

The most important thing to remember is relax and have fun. I’m there to guide you through every step so don’t worry about posing, I got your back, and will make sure you look fabulous.

Ready to schedule your amazing session? Click “Contact”  in the upper left corner or email me at laura@laurahernandezphotography.com, and let’s get you scheduled!!

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