Is it worth it to hire a wedding planner?
I can’t recommend a wedding planner enough! Having a wedding planner or coordinator is a GAME CHANGER. There’s no reason a family member or close friend should give up their ability to enjoy the day celebrating your love. Having a planner keeps the day running smoothly, ensures all vendors have what they need in advance, and removes day-of worries that you don’t need to be concerned with.
I have no idea how to pose!
I know first-hand that being in front of the camera is awkward! Most of us aren’t comfortable with this experience, and it’s my job to pose you and provide direction on interactions and such. My goal is to create environments that make you feel the most natural and comfortable, because that’s what leads to images that you’ll be happiest with for years to come. I promise as the day goes on, you’ll feel less and less aware of your vulnerability and just go with the flow!
What’s the best time of day to schedule a shoot?
Timing is everything! During the summer months, I encourage these shoots to be scheduled as close to the sun setting or rising as possible. The best lighting comes within an hour of each, and gives that dreamy, glowy appearance that I love so much. If your session is in the winter or on a gloomy day, timing is not as important. The clouds provide a natural diffused light that captures really well on camera. If you want to pick a location more remote or hard to get to, it’s important to think backwards and factor in the travel time. I’m always up for a drive to the beach or hike up the mountain, so let’s plan accordingly!
What should I wear for my portrait?
Think timeless! You want to be happy with these photos for years to come, so wardrobe should reflect a classic and timeless look. Neutral colors photograph well that aren’t too busy in print or pattern. And most importantly, it should reflect your personality and style.