Thankfully it's more common now than a few years ago, but having a second photographer at your wedding is of the most important and overlooked pieces of wedding planning. You might have set aside a specific piece of your budget for your photography services, and the photographers you inquire with ask you if you would like to add on a second photographer to your potential package.
I’m often asked if I’ve ever worked for a really mean client. And honest to God, I say never! I bring this up because Kristina and Tyler are 1000% the example of what my clients ARE like. Because my clients aren’t just nice or caring, they go above and beyond in these categories. Arriving to a Wedding, already with pressure on your shoulders, with to two big hearted people greeting and thanking you before you’ve even snapped a picture is the greatest gift I can receive as a photographer. I can’t say enough amazing things about this kind and wonderful couple, and I know it’s in their nature to return the favor.
Sure, you know the voice behind the screen. You've watched me do Live videos on Facebook and Instagram, you've read my advice on weddings, the "why" behind what I do, and on and on and on. But I've never explained specifically what it is about weddings that I truly love! I recorded this quick vid for that YouTube channel I can never seem to get the hang of. Stay tuned for more, because if anyone is up for a challenge, it's me!
Booking your venue is one of the most important parts of wedding planning, but I don't have to tell you! Luxury venues with high demand book two to three years out. In order to help you stay organized, I asked Samantha Struck of StruckSured Events to help create a list of the most important questions to ask a venue before booking. You might be surprised by some of the things you should consider before booking!
On Friday I had the honor of sitting down with Lane' Bigsby of Something Borrowed PDX at her warehouse and asking her my biggest questions for renting furniture and details for upcoming weddings. We talked about the renting process, the biggest wedding trends, and advice she has for couples planning their own 2017 and 2018 weddings.
I'm often asked what I have in mind for my own wedding day. "You see a lot of weddings, and probably know exactly what you want, right?" The truth is, I really don't know! Sure, there are some things I'd love to make sure I include, but I don't really have an actual plan. Where would I get married? Would it be small or big? What time of the year would it be? Who would I hire to be MY photographer?
Tomorrow is wedding no. two of my 2017 season, and I can hardly believe it! Reflecting on my 2016 season, I learned a lot about who I want to be as a wedding photographer, as well as a creative entrepreneur. Attending Jeremy Chou's Portland workshop back in October taught me a lot about film photography, and perfecting my film to digital workflow. I studied a lot over my winter break, and have headed into my new season fully prepared for the amazingness that this season is full of.