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wedding planning guide

I’m glad that you’ve discovered this wedding planning guide. As a wedding photographer I know that my job involves so much more than taking photos. I want to be a resource of information throughout the planning process so that you can have a wonderful experience on your wedding day. This guide focuses on the information that will help you get your best photos.

Wheather you’ve already reserved me for your wedding or you haven’t contacted me yet, I think you’ll find lots of the articles below helpful. I’ve been photographing weddings since 2007 and seen so much along the way. I have created this guide as a way to share those personal experiences with you.

I strived to create something that will help your day be less stressful so you can enjoy it more and receive great images as a result. Everything may not apply to your wedding but it might help you understand what to expect.

If you haven’t selected a venue yet, be sure to check out my Colorado wedding venue guide. I’ve also assembled a list of some of the Best Colorado Engagement Photo Locations. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you have. I can’t wait to work together to tell the story of your day.

8 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Wedding Photojournalist For Your Wedding

8 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Wedding Photojournalist For Your Wedding

Some wedding photographers have seen the marketing benefit of labeling themselves as a photojournalist to describe their focus on candid photos. However, a true photojournalist has years of experience and a documentary style that is unmatched and invaluable on a wedding day. Read More

5 things to do when you get engaged

5 things to do when you get engaged

If you’re newly engaged, wedding planning can feel overwhelming. Between Instagram, Pinterest and all the wedding blogs you might not know where to start. Before you start generating ideas, here is a list of five things to do before you dive into wedding planning. Read More

How To Make a Wedding Guest List

How To Make a Wedding Guest List

One of the hardest parts of the planning process is creating the guest list. Everything from your budget to venue choice is affected by your guest list. Using this information to create your guest will make the process a little less stressful. Read More

Wedding Planning Flow Chart

Wedding Planning Flow Chart

If you're unsure of how to start your wedding planning or which vendors you should book first, this flow chart provides a visual representation of wedding planning so it's not so intimidating. Read More

Plan Your Morning Carefully For The Best Getting Ready Photos

Plan Your Morning Carefully For The Best Getting Ready Photos

The morning of the wedding day doesn't have to be stressful. If you plan accordingly you'll be on your way to having one of the best days of your life. Here are a few tips to help you plan your morning to be enjoyable and get great photos in the process. Read More

First Look Questions Answered Including Why Do A First Look

First Look Questions Answered Including Why Do A First Look

What is a first look? And, why should you do one? I share practical and logistical reasons why a first look can help create a stress free wedding day. I also share some reasons that you may consider not to have one. Read More

Tips For Stress-Free Family Formal Group Portraits

Tips For Stress-Free Family Formal Group Portraits

One of the hardest parts of the planning process is creating the guest list. Everything from your budget to venue choice is affected by your guest list. Using this information to create your guest will make the process a little less stressful. Read More

Why Take Engagement Photos

Why Take Engagement Photos

An engagement session can be one of the best things that you do before your wedding. I have worked with hundreds of couples over the years and found that those who take engagement photos are more relaxed and less stressed about photos on their wedding day. If you're on the fence, here are some reasons ... Read More

What To Wear For Engagement Photos

What To Wear For Engagement Photos

Selecting outfits for your engagement session doesn't have to be a pain. I encourage couples to select items that reflect their personal sense of style and generate confidence. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right thing to wear for your engagement photos. Read More

When To Take Engagement Photos

When To Take Engagement Photos

An engagement session can be one of the best things that you do before your wedding. I have worked with hundreds of couples over the years and found that those who take engagement photos are more relaxed and less stressed about photos on their wedding day. If you're on the fence, here are some reasons ... Read More

7 Tips To Successfully Include Your Dog In Engagement Photos

7 Tips To Successfully Include Your Dog In Engagement Photos

Bringing your dog along for engagement photos is becoming more and more popular. Here are seven things you should consider to ensure that you and your pup have a great experience during the engagement session. Read More