During the months of November through March I generally don’t have too many weddings so I am able to focus on a variety of other things that are vital to running my business. This “slow” season is anything but slow really but it does allow me to dedicate some time to flexing my creative muscles and to network with other creatives in the wedding industry. One of my favorite ways to do that is to attend styled shoots! Lucky for me, my friend Kaylee is a styled shoot wizard and loves putting them together. This month’s appropriately emerald themed!
On Friday I had the opportunity to participate in a styled wedding shoot hosted by my friend, Kaylee of Kaylee Creighton Styled. Kaylee is always planning ahead and had this shoot filled to the brim with Valentines inspired touches. It was absolutely breathtaking!
Over the years I have photographed a lot of weddings and in doing so, I have learned a lot about the various ways to make your wedding day run smoothly. I want to take some time and share with you one of the most helpful things I have learned during my time so far as a wedding photographer: the importance of having a wedding day timeline! A big misconception about weddings is that you can just go with the flow and things will fall into place. While this might be somewhat true, it certainly makes things a lot more stressful! Which is not what you want to be on your wedding day. From a photography standpoint, getting those beautiful swoon worthy images does take careful planning to make sure we have the time we need for stunning photos while still ensuring that you have plenty of time to spend with friends and loved ones. But I believe that there is a balance to this – and the secret is the wedding day timeline.