Today’s post is a little bit late. I actually just got back from New York where I was representing Abby Jean at a Jenny Yoo bridal show. It was absolutely amazing. Jenny’s designs are completely beautiful (I will share some with you later in the week) and the event designer, James Abel, put together the most gorgeous evening. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it.
But today, we are chatting with the lovely and talented Jenny Ebert of Jenny Ebert Photography. She has been sweet enough to share with us a couple of really useful tips to getting the most out of your wedding photographer. So let’s get started!
Every bride I meet is savvy in her own way and never ceases to amaze me with her wealth of unique ideas, information, facts and tips. Two seemingly small things can really help make the most of your wedding photography.
1. Your “stories”
2. A photo wrangler
Last week I photographed a wedding in Prospect Park at the Picinic House. At one moment light started to stream through the trees and a thick gorgeous fog started to appear. As I was taking a photograph I heard the groom whisper to his bride “this light is just like it was the day we met”…
I love hearing your stories, looking through your wedding binders heavy with all of those little swatches & torn out pages from magazines, hearing about what you did and didn’t like about the last wedding you had been too…. The more informed your photographer is the more personal the photographs will be.
Next, you need a photo wrangler. Whether you want just a few family photographs in front of your favorite oak tree or an editorial style shoot of all your guests in Times Square; a photo wrangler is key. This is a contact person for your photographer; they know who everyone is. The wrangler knows Grandma Betty and can find her while you are taking pictures with your bridesmaids. This not only frees you up for more fabulous photos but it is also one less thing for you to worry about.
Thanks so much, Jenny for those great tips! For those of you that aren’t familiar with Jenny’s work, definitely spend a few minutes today checking out her online portfolio. It is absolutely gorgeous. And, next week, I am THRILLED to say that Tara Guerard of Southern Weddings (and the event design company, Soiree) is going to be sharing her ideas on thoughtful and unique entertaining.