Being a bride can be tough, and being a bride planning your wedding can be uber tough, but you don't have to do it alone!!
As a photographer, I realize the day is about YOU, the bride!!! I follow my brides around on wedding days like a new little puppy - during hair and makeup, getting on your dress, and toasting champagne with your girls (I run over to the guys room for a minute but they have just about two things to do for getting ready!)
So, I have met many DJs, wedding planners, venue event coordinators, and even parents who want to control the day, and that's always helpful! But, if photography is important to you, as a bride, you have to make sure there is time for it! I will always capture behind the scenes of the day, every detail and moment will be captured!
The one thing many brides forget is to allot time after the ceremony for their photographer - after the family formal photos are done, after you hug everyone who sneaks to the portrait area, I need to pull you and your groom away for as much time as possible for those images you have always dreamt of!
I know you aren't spending all that time getting ready before the ceremony to have it forgotten! Everyone at the wedding knows you are going to look so incredibly beautiful, but I want to capture shots of you and your groom together, I want to pull you both away for an intimate moment together where you get to breathe and relish in being married! you deserve it!!
So, here's the perfect layout for the perfect day! Whether you choose to have a first look with your beau or not, there is a perfect timeline for both!
Again, this is my recommendation for my brides, and I hope it helps you in your wedding planning! Whether I am your photographer, or your photographer is new to the business, or you are a new wedding photographer just trying to learn the ropes, this is what many many weddings (and crazy days) have taught me!!
Remember, your wedding is going to be perfect, whether it's sunny or rainy, it's your special day and nobody can take that from you! Follow your heart and make it perfect for you!
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