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Ten Tips to Plan An Amazing Destination Wedding
icture this: you and your partner saying “I do” in a beautiful, exotic location, mountain top or a stunning beach. A destination wedding can be an amazing experience for everyone involved if it is planned correctly. Whether it's at sunset at the bow of a cruise ship or sunrise in Ireland, the options are literally endless. If you're thinking about planning a destination wedding or already starting the planning process, here are Ten tips to help make sure your special day goes off without a hitch!
Social Media Concierge: A Must-Have for Your Big Day?
The wedding day is one of the most important days in a person's life and it is only natural for couples to want to share it with family and friends. As a wedding photographer and videographer for many years, I’ve seen trends come and go without much fanfare. A current (and very interesting) trend I’ve been following is having a social media concierge onsite at your wedding. I met a social media concierge at a styled shoot earlier this year and was blown away by the concept. Considering I literally hire people to follow me around and do my behind the scenes while I'm photographing weddings, it’s a novel and not too far fetched idea for my couples to hire one on the biggest days of your life! So what is a social media concierge and do you need one? I did some research for all of us and now we can dive in together.
Not Your Mother's Wedding Planning
It is hard to break with tradition, especially with so many voices out there telling you all the things you need to do. I’ve joked that I wish I could get married 100 times so I could throw 100 different parties. Decision fatigue is real, friends.
Blue Hour and Nighttime Photo Shoots
Certainly the most popular time of day for photographs is the golden hour, that 60-90minutes before the sun sets where the light softens and turns a flattering shade of gold, deepening shadows and saturating colors. The photos you see on Instagram and Pinterest are routinely shot during this time of day because it is one of the most aesthetic looking and one of the easiest for photographers to shoot in. Most people have heard of the golden hour.
5 Wedding Planning Tips Brides Don't Think Of
After 10+ years of of being a wedding photographer, I've made a list of the most important wedding planning tips to share with you. It's a wedding planning list you won't find on most wedding websites, it's just my personal list based on what I've seen.
The Secret to Epic Wedding Photography is Less Group Shots
Here’s the Deal. Nobody likes taking huge group family portraits on their wedding day. The people in the photos don’t like it. The people waiting on the people in the photos don’t like it, and typically, the couple are only having those photos taken because they feel some sort of pressure from society and social norms and nobody even knows why.
It most likely stems from back in the day when photography was relatively new and the only time people had photos taken were at weddings. You know, back when Lincoln was president and we were in the Civil War.
Top Wedding Photography Styles You Should Know for 2022
Couples face TONS of options when it comes to wedding photographers (I think I counted 4000+ in my own market of Kansas City) so the process can seem incredibly overwhelming. Not only are there so many to choose from, but each photographer has their own unique style. Do you want every single moment documented no matter how silly you look? Do you want your photos to appear as though they came straight out of Vogue? Somewhere in between? Never fear, that’s where I can help. Keep reading to learn all about the most popular wedding photography styles and what sets them apart from the rest.
Not Your Mother's Engagement Photos
But what are we supposed to do, those of us with mountains in our hearts? Are we supposed to just bite the bullet and get our engagement photos done in the West Bottoms like every other couple within a 50-mile radius?
Fear not, my friends. For I have put together a list of some uncommonly cool places for your engagement photo sessions. A couple of these have a mountainous feel to them while others are decidedly more urban. Either way, it’s something a little bit more unique and tailored to you as a couple. . . instead of the standard KC fare.
Three Red Flags When Hiring a Wedding Photographer
There comes a time in nearly everyone’s lives that you look to hire a professional photographer. Whether it’s for family portraits, business headshots, or your wedding, there are three things I want you to look for before you give your hard-earned money to just anyone.