Welcome to our first ever guest blog written by Sarah Yates. You can find her on Instagram at @sarahyatesphoto or on her website https://www.sarahyatesphoto.com/.
There’s a lot that goes into wedding planning and I know first hand, it’s stressful. As a past bride and current wedding photographer, I completely understand that chaos and stress of planning your wedding. One way to avoid a bit of stress is to hire vendors who will support you amidst the stress and offer their advice, their help, and be there for you.
As a wedding photographer, my goal is, of course, to take and deliver beautiful photographs for my couples, but it is also my goal to support them as they plan their wedding. I send my couples a questionnaire about a month before their wedding that walks through a few basic questions and details about their wedding day. But things change last minute, couples get new ideas, and sometimes, couples forget to mention a few things to me that ultimately would be incredibly helpful if I knew beforehand. Here are 5 common things couples forget to mention to their photographer until the day of their wedding.
All of this to say, your photographer is there to support you and take incredible photographs that capture the beauty and excitement of your wedding day! If they don’t already ask these things, be sure to let them know! Here’s a quick way to do it. Copy and paste this into a note:
Now, come back to this note a few weeks before your wedding and if you answer any of these questions with anything except “no,” then text or email your answers to your photographer!
Let me end with this final piece of encouragement: your wedding day is going to be absolutely wonderful. It’s all about you marrying the love of your life! The details will fall into place. Trust others, ask for help, and take a deep breath. Your wedding day is going to be great.