• Wedding Wednesday

a lot of things that run through a bride’s mind on her wedding day. Is everyone where they need to be? Is the cake going to show up? Is my hair ok? Are we on schedule?! Did I forget something?! It’s a lot of stress. The LAST thing she needs to be worrying about is “WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TAKE PICTURES?!!”. So this post helps give a little insight about what the role of a photographer should be when prepping for portraits on the wedding day.  If you’re a bride, take a deep breath because your job just got a lot easier!!  If you’re a photographer, this is just a reminder of how we can and SHOULD serve our clients on their wedding day!


Here are some things to remember when watching this video:


– I talk too fast… and words sometimes get blurred together. Basically I create my own little “mumbling” language!


– Just because I say brides don’t need to worry about locations doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t plan at ALL.  I have some brides that have chosen venues JUST for the sake of portraits and that’s AWESOME!!! But when it comes to individual locations to use the day of, leave that to the photographer! They’ll take care of you!


– Photographers I have a post coming about pre-visualization and planning wedding day portraits! I’m hoping it will be super helpful!


– My hair is a MESS!


xoxo, Katelyn
11 Comments Wedding Wednesday
  1. haley reply

    your hair looks FINE! thanks! i am helping plan/ shooting two weddings this year… so this was a HUGE help. thanks katelyn.

  2. katie yuen reply

    1. your hair is cute 2. bokeh is huge 3. THANKS FOR READING MY MIND! I’ve been picking places out to do all of our portraits! I should be focusing on things like the FOOD! ahh! great post katelyn! :)

  3. Stephanie Messick reply

    I CANNOT wait to meet you in August!!! We are going to have so much fun! I loved seeing your personality through this video :) And omgsh… BOKEH!!!! I literally laughed out loud when Bokeh looked at you in the cutest way!

  4. kristin partin reply

    1. you’re too hard on yourself!

    2. I agree with katie about your hair.

    3. I’m sure this will be MOST helpful to brides. It was so sweet of you to start this series!

    4. :)

  5. Christy Tyler reply

    Ya’ll are adorable! And I love this post! I’m glad I’m not the only one who says to my brides – don’t worry about locations! It all depends on the light that day and it will be a day-of-decision! :) Thanks for reaffirming that for me! ;)

  6. molly reply

    haha i LOVE this. you are freaking awesome. such great advice. also, i have to comment about what i know: i am LOVING your jcrew bubble necklace and chambray shirt. you’re so now!

  7. Amelia W reply

    I cant help but think that our conversations this week might have helped you to decide to do this wedding Wednesday! Cant wait for Saturday… and yes I am stalking the blog even though it is my wedding week!

  8. Brittany Claridge reply

    So true Katelyn! I remember sending that frantic e-mail to you about first look and portrait locations and being SO relieved when you said that you would take care of everything :) A great photographer like you should be trusted to take care of these details! PS- you and your hair look fabulous, I have NO idea what you are talking about!

  9. Sara Benghauser reply

    Thanks for this post!!!! One less thing to worry about. Also, I just bought the same necklace last week – love it.

  10. Haley Johnston reply

    Great advice!! Your fur baby is adorable by the way!

  11. Meredith Sledge reply

    This was so good to hear!! I think it’s so fun when someone I’m taking pictures of picks the location just because it’s different but hearing you say that might be stressful (even just for someone getting senior pictures done) makes me realize I need to go location scouting whether I like it or not! Thanks Katelyn!

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