Why Should You Plan Your Wedding With Your Photographer?

Hi friends! Remember last week when I did Planning Your Engagement Session: The Guide (If not then go read that first, and come back here)? Well, here’s the planning your wedding portion of that post. As I stated in the last post, planning a wedding is no easy task. You have to think of a million, and one things all at once. There is picking out a florist, choosing a venue, choosing a hair-stylist, and make-up artist, deciding what type of wedding dress suits you, helping brides-maids pick out their dresses, etc. The list goes on, and on.

That’s one reason why I’m here to help you. Yes, I am a photographer, but I’m going to tell you why you should invest in your photographer. When you invest in a photographer, not only are you getting their photography skills, and expertise, but you are getting their knowledge of the wedding industry too.

Here are my top 3 reasons of why you should invest in your wedding photographer:

Connections in the wedding industry

–Many photographers, myself included, like to get to know their industry peers. So if you are looking for a florist, a venue, a dress designer, make-up artist, hair-stylist, etc. Your photographer probably has a list just waiting for you. I love giving out my personal recommendation list.

They make wedding timelines a breeze.

–If you are struggling with doing a wedding timeline on your own, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We will let you know where we will be at all times, let you know the best time for doing portraits, your send off etc.  If you do have a wedding planner you can just forward the timeline copy over, and we will make adjustments as needed. It’s as simple as that.

Resume: Photographer, Emergency Make-Up Artist, Hair Stylist, Seamstress, Decorator, etc.

 — When you have experience shooting weddings, you run into all kinds of emergencies throughout the years. Your photographer can also double as the following in any emergency situation: Make-Up Artist, Hair-Stylist, Seamstress, Designer, Planner, etc. I can speak only for myself, but I have learned to carry around extra needles & thread, bobby pins, travel sized hair-spray, extra pins for boutonnieres, make-up brushes, bottles of water, Tylenol or Excedrin etc. You  name it, I probably have it in my emergency kit.

I want my brides to have a stress free day on one of the most important days of their life. 

There are many more reasons why investing in the right wedding photographer is worth it, but these are just my top 3. To all my past brides out there, what is one thing you would’ve invested more in if you had gotten the chance? 


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