Hey everyone! Today I’ll be highlighting a fellow blogger that writes about weddings. Wedding Photography is a great way to earn side income in the photo industry, and it’s always important to be a well rounded photographer. I talked to Anna So, who is a wedding stylist/planner that has worked in the industry for over three years arranging wedding venues from South Korea to San Francisco. From floral arrangements to tabletop place settings, she knows how to have an intimate wedding run smoothly. I asked her about some tips of the trade and how she and the wedding photographer work together and this is what she said.
Q: How do the wedding planner work with the photographer to help make the day go smoothly?
A: Well my goal as a wedding planner is to have everything look as good as possible. I set everything up at the wedding venue the day prior to the ceremony and get to the venue around three hours prior to the ceremony to make sure everything is picture perfect. Sometimes I will recommend where the best places for the photographer to stand are and maybe what place settings are most important to capture.
Q: What’s the hardest part about being a wedding stylist?
A: The most stressful part about being a wedding planner is making sure everything is perfect. If something is wrong or goes wrong, then the blame falls completely on me as the wedding stylist/planner.
Q: Why did you decide to write about weddings that are small and intimate?
A: I’ve been working mostly with small weddings recently and I just really love how intimate the ceremonies are. You’re really able to feel how much the couple loves each other without the distraction of too many family members who want photos or to talk to the newlywed couple. I also want to be able to help out brides and grooms who want to plan their own weddings instead of having a wedding planner run the event.
And there you have it, a little glimpse into the life of a wedding planner. Like I said earlier, wedding are a good way to generate tertiary income as photographers. They’re also challenging, fun, and exciting to photograph, from my personal experience. Make sure to go check out Anna’s website here. Comment below on whether you’ve ever photographed a wedding and how that wend for you! Keep on shooting.