Just Got Engaged? What's Next?
Hey there, lovebirds! First off, a massive congratulations on getting engaged! 🎉 This is such an awesome time, and as you gear up for the big day, capturing these moments is key. As your seasoned wedding photographer, I'm here to guide you through the next steps.
Plan Some Engagement Pics
Ever thought about an engagement photoshoot? It's not just about getting stunning pics; it's about capturing that unique connection you two have. As a wedding photographer, I've seen engagement photos tell the sweet love story that leads to the aisle. Plan your engagement session around a location you two love to visit: A museum, your go to coffee shop, or strolling through your favorite neighborhood!
Time to Plan
Once the initial excitement calms down, it's time to think about the big day. Set a date, pick a venue, and sketch out a rough plan. Having a vision for your wedding helps you find the perfect vendors. Use Facebook groups to find vendors! Websites like The Knot & Wedding Wire charge a ton for vendors to be seen. To find more local, small business vendors, Facebook groups, Instagram and TikTok are great ways to connect!
Choose Your Wedding Style
Now for the fun part – what kind of wedding suits you both? Let's break it down:
Feeling a bit adventurous? Eloping might be your thing. Whether it's on a mountain, a beach, or in a cute city spot, elopements are all about that private, romantic vibe. As a photographer, I'm all about capturing those raw, unfiltered emotions.
An intimate wedding is like a sweet spot between a small gathering and a big bash. It's all about sharing your day with your nearest and dearest. The smaller scale lets you add those personal touches and create special moments.
A Big Celebration
Dreaming of a huge party with everyone you know? A big wedding is the way to go! Whether it's a fancy ballroom, a garden fiesta, or a destination blowout, big weddings are all about going all in. Capturing the energy and joy of these celebrations is what makes my job awesome.
Find the Right Photographer
Your wedding photographer is more than just a camera pro – they're the storyteller of your big day. Look for someone whose style vibes with yours. In addition to liking their work, make sure you like them! You spend the most time with your wedding photographer the day of your wedding, you want to be around someone you enjoy!
Keep it Real
Whether it's your engagement pics or the wedding day itself, keep it real. Candid moments often turn into the best shots. Plan for a relaxed timeline if candid moments are important to you.
Enjoy the Ride
As you navigate wedding planning, remember to enjoy the ride. It's not just about the end goal – it's about the love, laughter, and joy along the way. Your photographer is there to capture each step, making sure every nuance of your story is frozen in time.
So, to all the awesome couples out there, congrats again! Your love story is about to unfold in the coolest way. Embrace the magic, and let your photographer be the storyteller who turns these moments into memories that last a lifetime.
The Post Wedding Photographer