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Bride Guide: How to Handle the Stress of Planning Your Wedding | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

“Really take time to consider why you are making the choices you are making. There is nothing like a wedding to bring out the opinions of everyone around you, so it is important to make sure you are making choices that make you both happy. Your wedding should reflect…

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Bringing Up Business: 7 Ways to Trade Jealousy for Joy | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

“Listen up, Love. A college degree, title or number of followers on Facebook is not the definition of your success. The only person who defines your measure of success is you. So, how do you define it? As a…”

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Bride Guide: How to Tell a Wedding Vendor "You're Not Hired" | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

“Was their personality the wrong fit for you? Did they come across as aggressive, distracted or perhaps bored by what they were doing? Was it their price point? If they were a photographer or videographer, did their work…”

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Bringing Up Business | Outsourcing 101: How to Determine What and When to Outsource | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

“When you find your business growth stalling, stop to examine where the gaps lie. Are you struggling to put together content for social media? Do you create content, but lack the time or energy to figure out…”

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Bride Guide: How to Interview A Wedding Photographer | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

“You will spend more time with your wedding photographer than with any other person on your wedding day, so your comfort level with whomever you hire is imperative. Technical and timeline questions are important, but the heart and personality of the photographer should…”

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Matt & Kara: Married | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

“Being a wedding photographer in Kansas City is always such a sweet and fun job, but when a couple like Matt & Kara comes along, it really…”

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Bringing Up Business | Outsourcing 101: What Outsourcing Isn't | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

Can I be transparent with you here? Before I reached the point when actually began to considering hiring help, I always felt that outsourcing was cheating. Yep, I said it. And I'm willing to bet that if you're…

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Bride Guide: How to Find and Hire the Best Wedding Photographer for You | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

“Yes, budgeting is important, but as you work through the process of hiring the best wedding photographer in Kansas City, remember that trustworthy, experienced professionals know the value of your wedding images and will take great care to deliver a…”

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Matt & Kara: Creek Engagement Session | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

“Matt and Kara are the kind of couple who, when you meet them, you just KNOW they are right together. They have this easy sort of flow, and the smiles and laughs come quick and often.”

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Bringing Up Business: 5 Apps Every Creative Boss Should Be Using | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

Instagramming got you down? Seriously, I soooooo get it. The algorithms flux and flow, and every Insta-pro on Facebook is advertising that they've got the secret you need, but you are OVER it. I've been there. Heck, I AM there. I mean, come on. Who on earth…

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Bride Guide: 6 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue | Kansas City Wedding Photographer Merry Ohler

“New wedding venues have popped up all over the greater Kansas City metro area in the past few years. Couples are finding that this is a wonderful thing when it comes to variety, but it is also challenging to narrow down the options! By choosing the general location, you will automatically weed out venues that are outside …”

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