I love weddings. Love them. They're always personal to the couple, they have significance. There are, however, things that I adore about my couples.
1. Not afraid to be nerdy
You're a fan of something like a book series or card game or even athletics? Let me know! I'm a fan of fans, for sure! Even if we're not into the same things, I can appreciate one's passion!
2. Treasures photography
Self-serving? Probably. Let's look at the facts, though:
A. Out of all your preparations for your day, what will you have after the wedding? A spouse, a gown (if you didn't rent or borrow) and maybe the top tier of your cake. Well, you'll also have your photos to remember everything else. I know that photos make a couple's top 5 things to have for the wedding at least! Plan accordingly and get that booked directly after the venue, just so you know it's covered.
B. You're not going to be paying attention to all the little details during your wedding. That's my job. You'll be much to busy getting married and then being whisked off to talk to some third cousin or another.
I like easy-going clients. I prep a lot for weddings. I'll ask you for your timeline, go through the general steps of your ceremony, ask you for clarified rules for photographers at your ceremony venue, talk with the other creative partners such as DJ, videographers and planners just to make sure we're all on the same page. So, trust me, I've got it covered. The only other thing I need from you is a list of names of guests to be in your formal photos, email addresses for your vendors and I'll cover the rest. If you're fine with a more hands-off role, that goes for parents as well, it will be the smoothest sailing you've ever experienced. Stay present in your day, and your photos will show you in a relaxed, warm-and-fuzzy mode, which is incredibly magical and makes for some wonderful photos.
4. They LOVE my work
Hopefully, you've come to me because you love me.
(I love you too!)
I'm not just a photographer, I'm in the business of customer service. What you see in my portfolio is the same style you're going to receive, but besides the photos, I'm your personal rock through the whole process. From the get-go, I can advise you on the timeline, suggest vendors that I know work wonders, and help you come up with an efficient way to keep your day running as perfectly as God will allow.