Unexpected Retreats, Family Reunions, Baby Showers & Hilarious Family Photos? Take Two…

Unexpected Retreats, Family Reunions, Baby Showers & Hilarious Family Photos? Take Two...

I’m still laughing about my youngest grandniece, Madyson last Christmas in the most hilarious photo we’ve had yet. The truth is that young Maddy is a model for numerous brands and an Instagram cutie.  No one knows how many photos my niece had to take to get that “perfect shot.” Maddy’s mom, Leigh Ann only … [Read more…]

It’s All Right For Bridesmaids To Wear White? Your Day- Your Way…

It's All Right For Bridesmaids To Wear White? Your Day- Your Way...

There aren’t any rules when it comes to Weddings today. Why? The Brides make their own rules.  From gold to green and everywhere in between, Brides today are mixing things up.    Although I’m not a huge fan of bridesmaids in white, at the end of the day, it’s the Bride who decides what the … [Read more…]

Texas Prison Weddings- TDCJ Estes Unit To TDCJ Stiles Unit…With A Bit Of Family Drama? 

Texas Prison Weddings- TDCJ Estes Unit To TDCJ Stiles Unit...With A Bit Of Family Drama? 

Two weeks ago, I picked up my Estes Bride and drove to Estes Unit in Venus, Texas. As unusual as picking up a Bride and driving her to Estes Unit might sound, I was unaware when contacted for a Wedding Ceremony that the Client didn’t have her own transportation.  It’s very unusual for any Client … [Read more…]

TDCJ Texas Prison Weddings Have Brought A Few Creative Requests…

TDCJ Texas Prison Weddings Have Brought A Few Creative Requests...

I love to sing but, I’m not a singer.  Over the years, I’ve had a few unique opportunities to “belt out a song” due to problems with the DJ.   At one wedding while waiting for the bride to approach the altar, I asked “what’s wrong?” The DJ admitted that he didn’t have the music … [Read more…]

TwinTalk With Michael Yorba On CEO Money WFNews1 IHeart Radio 1190 AM…

TwinTalk With Michael Yorba On CEO Money WFNews1 IHeart Radio 1190 AM...

A few weeks ago, I reviewed an email seeking entrepreneurs for a talk radio show.  I was intrigued but a little apprehensive about going on the radio because it was something I had never done before.   After calling the producer to get more information as to why they would want to feature my unique … [Read more…]

When You Are Always Early- You Spend A Lot Of Time Waiting…

When You Are Always Early- You Spend A Lot Of Time Waiting...

Growing up I was always early to anything and everything because someone (I’m not sure who) once told me that being late “was like stealing someone’s time and you can’t replace that or make up for it.  Be early for everything in your life and you will never dissapoint anyone.”  I took this advice to … [Read more…]

Why Are Weddings (And Funerals) Family Reunions? Because Everyone Shows Up To Them…

Why Are Weddings (And Funerals) Family Reunions? Because Everyone Shows Up To Them...

When you are in the event planning business, you often have a client asking if they “have to invite so and so?”  The truth is that weddings and even funerals bring the entire family together and you may very well be expected (or guilted into) inviting a friend or relative you don’t really like or … [Read more…]

Intimate Weddings, Unique Venues & More..Have Your Day Your Way

Intimate Weddings, Unique Venues & More..Have Your Day Your Way

Not everyone wants a huge wedding with all of their friends and family.   Occasionally, we book an intimate event with less than 10 guests because that’s what the client wants.  This rustic barn wedding was exactly what Danielle wanted with very few guests.   My photography team love to “one up” each other by … [Read more…]

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience…

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience...

When you deal with the general public- you often encounter “a mixed bag of nuts.”  When you help clients with no money- that bag of mixed nuts contains more peanuts than almonds and Brazil nuts or even cashews.  The truth is that clients and prospects know far more about me than I do about them. … [Read more…]

The Meddling Mother & My Son-Moving Creates Melodrama…

The Meddling Mother & My Son-Moving Creates Melodrama...

Last month my son advised me that he and my daughter in law would be moving at the end of January.  The problem?  They live two blocks away and over the last three years I’ve become accustomed to walking my dog and dropping in.  Although my unannounced visits are always a surprise, I enjoy having … [Read more…]