Your Wedding Day Memories

Your Wedding Day Memories

What will you remember about your wedding day?

It’s so hard to take into the account every little detail that will occur on your special day. Especially when having to cope with getting your hair and makeup exactly the way it was three weeks ago when you went for a trial run. Your nerves going haywire. Your bridesmaids being on point. Your mother. Getting to the church on time. Did I mention your nerves? Your flowers all being accounted for. And more importantly, keeping emotionally sound so that your mascara doesn’t run.

The Key: Your peace of mind. Rule of thumb: Everything falls short of perfection. With that in mind try to focus on what matters most; your union, your loved ones there to share in the joy, and the celebration of your love for one another on that day.

Also try something a little less traditional at one point or another throughout your day. Something that will cause your mind and your heart to fall in line collectively and with each other. Such as a stolen moment, before or after the ceremony. With trying to stay on schedule; ergo to avoid paying additional fees, greeting your guests, and on top of that trying to actually enjoy the day, it can become a tad bit overwhelming. Nowadays brides and grooms are “taking” quiet time out for each other during their wedding day. A time to focus solely on each other and maintain your balances.

If you have a fairytale vision for your special day, or if you envisioned a romantic moment with your groom; GO FOR IT!. Delegate that duty to someone who would assist you in making it happen. And then have your photographer there to capture that moment, forever.

After all dreams do come true, producing memories that will last you a lifetime.

Photos: Tony Elmore & Crew of PhotoNY –

The Essence of a Photographer

The Essence of a Photographer

What do you look for when choosing a photographer?

I truly believe God bestows gifts and talents upon individuals who are destined for a greater purpose in this lifetime. For instance, there are photographers and then there are “Photographers”.

On that note: I would love to give tribute to two distinctive lifestyle photographers. Atlanta based, Ross Oscar Knight and New York City based, Parris Whittingham. You can tell how passionate each are in their craft, bringing more than just film to a shoot or an event. Something so much more. Being a wedding planner I am exposed to many different photographers, with a variety of styles. But having seen the work of Ross and Parris nothing quite compares. They both are in a universe all their own. Bringing a unique approach and moving concepts to the images they produce. I am amazed and moved every time I visit their sites(Websites & blogs).

So what should you look for in a wedding photographer?

A) Style
B) Quality
C) Compassion
D) Getting to know them

It’s so important that you develop a relationship with your photographer several months before your wedding. Remember, it’s so much easier to open up around someone that you know, than to someone you don’t really know. After all your photographer will be with you for the majority of your wedding day and you want to be comfortable in every aspect around him or her. You’ll be amazed and captivated by your pics.

In speaking with Parris, I found him to be incredibility gifted and compassionate. He possesses a great sense of humor. His concept: is pure and natural. He’s all about getting to know the people and couples he photographs, not just on a business level, but a personal level and it shows in his art.

So Kudos to Ross Oscar Knight and Parris Whittingham. I look forward to working with you guys in the near future… To see more of Ross & Parris’ work stay tuned to the “Spotlight Tribute” where I will feature some of their work on the memoirs blog soon. Until then feel free to visit: and

Essence of a Photographer – Part 2

Essence of a Photographer – Part 2

This is a follow up from a previous post this past spring, on what to look for when selecting a photographer for your milestone event. It is so important that you develop some type of relationship beforehand. So I would suggest scheduling pre-sessions (engagement, photo shoot) so that way you can get to know him/her and the camera as well. For those of you who are not as photogenic as others tend to be, I recommend doing this. You will not only be glad that you did it, but you’ll look and feel comfortable in front of the camera the day of. It will make a world of a difference!

So in my quest to locate and connect with lifestyle photographers who go above and beyond their calling. Those who allow their gifts to make room for them. I have found far and few whose work have been refreshing, inspiring, and captivating. This photographer’s attention to detail is any planners dream come true. His ability to capture a moment, forever in time, is truly remarkable.

I would like to introduce some and present to others, my friend and colleague, Atlanta based Ross Oscar Knight. Ross is one of the most sought after lifestyle photographers and he is well known for his shots all over the globe. A humanitarian, and a leader who also gives back to his community.

I would like to share some (a few of my favorites) of his work with you..

“…the key is to Love what you see.” -Knight

If capturing memories are one of your top goals for your special day, don’t settle. I can’t expressed the importance of thoroughly researching the person you consider to be at the heart of your special day. A seasoned wedding photographer will know what shots work best traditional and non traditional in sealing those moments in time forever.

Just know that anyone can take a picture, but only one can tell your story.

Happy Planning!