Welcome to the blog, sort of like a digital garden where dreams are planted and grow wild! My name is Quianna and my family calls me “Qui” like key! I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Scottsdale and the Bay Area.
I love adventures and creating memories even more than I love photographing them—and I LOVE taking photos! In addition to capturing weddings, family milestones, and the best memories I also offer business tools, motivation and inspiration to help creatives turn their passions into their profession. We only get this one life, why not live our days doing what we love?
6 Kisses Every Bride Needs On Her Wedding Day | Phoenix + Bay Area Photography Inspo
Each wedding day there’s lists of must haves, to-do’s and check lists for every little thing! I get it, adding another list of tasks isn’t helping… but I did want to share these cute moments that each bride will want! It’s easy to get carried away in the details, but don’t forget about the memories you’ll be making with your favorite people. Here’s a quick scroll and inspiration for couples to take a sec out for sweet kisses, with each other and their loved ones.
6 Kisses Every Bride Needs On Her Wedding Day
Cheek Kisses with Parents These are sweet and super special for your parents. Maybe it’s getting ready with your Mama or a big bear hug with your Daddy. I always encourage my couples to make a point to thank their parents, share a prayer or exchange a sweet card/gift with their Mom and Dad. They’ll appreciate these and it’s so fun to make family heirlooms out of them. One day you’ll be having these exact same moments with your babies!
Steeling Flower Girl Kisses Now I know these little stinkers are tough to catch! But it’s totally worth it if you can grab them and nuzzle with them! They grow up so quickly, it’ll be nice to have these.
Intimate Shoulder + Forehead Kisses During the first look or throughout the evening, make time to cuddle! I try my best to facilitate these moments to happen naturally and it’s always worth it! Soft shoulder kisses with his hand on the small of your back… Forehead kisses while he tucks a wind blown hair out of your face… PRICELESS! You’re gunna want these! Don’t be surprised if I ask him to sniff your eye brows… You’ve been warned: You might get something LIKE THIS!
The Dip Kiss Now this is a double whammy! I love to have couples go big and long for their first married kiss!!!! But I also encourage my couples to take a break, halfway down the aisle with everyone cheering to pause and DIP! One more big KISS with your wedding party and entire guest list behind you guys cheering. Ahhhh so pretty and such a memorable moment!
EPIC Dancing Kiss These are so fun to catch naturally and sometimes they take a bit of direction, but they’re worth it! Just imagine being surrounded by your favorite people, rocking out to your favorite songs and yet all you see is YOUR HUSBAND! Yep, in the center of the dance floor I love to catch make out sessions and pure bliss with you two! It’s the perfect way to end the night!
Cake Kisses Yep! You’re going to want some FUN cake/dessert kisses! So fun and a much better alternative to a cake smash in your face to mess up your hair or to get anything on your dress while the night is still young!
BONUS: Sparkler Exit Kisses Oh, YES! I can’t forget sparkler kisses, too! Not all venues allow sparklers, but if they do… it’s so worth it! These are my favorite!