My Turn to be the Bride | What I learned from my Wedding | Keeping your photographer in the know | Personal | Akron Ohio Wedding Photographer

August 28, 2014

My Turn to be the Bride | What I learned from my Wedding | Keeping your photographer in the know | Personal

The first blog post was an absolute HIT! I haven’t seen that much traffic to my website, EVER!! Thank you for that! I can’t express to you enough how much I hope these posts help brides everywhere plan their own weddings.

This next post deals with keeping your photographer in the know, all day long. And here’s why.

I was the Bride that wanted to write our vows and say them in front of our friends and family. My husband and the other hand, was the Groom who is shy and reserved, and HATES being the center of attention. So that meant absolutely no saying our own personal vows in front of 90+ people. Instead, we wrote letters to each and exchanged them with our gifts before we did our first look (which is a whole another blog post on its own…my favorite part of the day!).

Because my photographer, Kaitlin from Kaitlin Noel Photography, is amazing and on her A game every second of a wedding day, she had my gift and love note tucked away in my bridal suite until after my hair, and makeup were on, and my I transformed into a beautiful, blushing Bride. We also waited until Josh was dressed till my MOH went and hand delievered my gift to him.

What Kaitlin and her second shooter capture in those precious moments are priceless to me, absolutely priceless. As I read Josh’s letter, I was a mess. It took a sentence and half for me to start to ugly crying. Kaitlin was there the whole time to capture those moments.


Check out the picture of the tear drops on my letter. If I wouldn’t had kept Kaitlin in the know from the very beginning, I wouldn’t have these memories to forever look back on.

And Kaitlin’s awesome Second Shooter was there when Stephanie, my MOH, delievered Josh’s gift and his journal. Yes, journal. From the start of our engagement, I wrote to him in this journal. I wrote to him on good days, bad days, his birthday, our six year dating anniversary, on challenging days for me, and for him. And then I wrote to him the morning of our wedding. Chris was there to capture his facial expression. If Chris wouldn’t had been there, I would have NO idea how Josh felt. We’ve been together long enough that I can read his body language. I know how he felt reading that journal. And I have his look of excitement when he opened his new watch.


So Brides everywhere, PLEASE keep your photographer in the know. If you plan on exchanging gifts the day of your wedding, let your photographer know, and GIVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER TIME to be there to capture those emotions for you! I promise, you won’t be disappointed you did!

Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know if you have any questions about planning your own wedding! I’d love to help any way I can!

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