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Why You Need a Wedding Planner | Love Your Photographer

Dear Couples, 
Are you just starting the wedding planning process? (and oh what a process it is-former bride over here!!) 

Venue? Check
Florist? Check
Photographer? Check Check Check! 

But what about a wedding planner? 

You're thinking you don't need one right? Your cousin is going to help organize people for family portraits and your sister's boyfriend's youngest half-sister is going to keep the reception running on time. 

Stop yourself right there. 

Would you have a dentist color and cut your hair? A chef design your living room layout? 

Everyone has a specific skill set related to their job. Especially the vendors involved on your wedding day! 

I can't say enough about how much smoother weddings run for EVERYONE when a wedding planner is involved. It means I can come to them with questions and not you while you're trying to enjoy your party! It means your timeline is AWESOME and your day runs ON TIME. 

So often photographers get pulled in to keep the day running on time (which is important to be on time) BUT I want to be in my creative place so I can capture the best moments of your day. I really don't want to be shuffling your guests from cocktail hour into the reception and to please please please take their seats so we can get the first dances underway. I should instead be setting up my gear and positioning myself in the best spot to shoot your first dance as a married couple! 

Wedding planners help your vision come to reality, manage any surprise snafus and keep your day running on time! (I realize this is a SMALL sampling of ALL the tasks a wedding planner does, they do SO much more!).  

Let us each do our jobs, so you (and your family) get to enjoy every moment of your day and the time leading up to it! 

Myself with Caitlin Krebs of Caitlin Krebs Events at our first wedding together. Our second is this weekend! 

Your Photographer

Hello 2017! | Personal


Every year I come up with a word for the next year. Something to remind me of my goals. Something that will focus me. An intention.

2016 was a big year. A busy year. A stressful year. 

With each passing year, I try to become more introspective. To pay attention to my heart. 

My word for 2017 is balance. Work-life balance. Family balance. Self balance. 

We moved in October, following a busy wedding season, engagements and a few family sessions thrown in. We reached the business goals we had set for ourselves, and personal ones. Somewhere in all of it though, I lost track of the moment, and became anxious to get each item done. Checked off my list. 

I don't have a New Year's Resolution, but rather an intention in my heart to be more balanced. For my heart to be calmer, my mind to be at peace. To just be. 

Do you have a word for 2017?