Gridley, KS Wedding

Updated: Jan 2

Jamie + Lee got married on May 15th, 2021 when there was supposed to be rain and cloudy skies.

As you can see, they beat the odds and it ended up being a beautiful sunny day filled with love, family and friends.

I feel so honored to have had the opportunity to capture these amazing moments and Jamie and Lee's lil fam even if it was stressful getting there. Confused? Well, Jamie's photographer unfortunately got sick the evening before the wedding and had to find a back up ASAP, so she called me. I almost said no, because I am a planner and thought there is no way I can be ready to do this with less than 10 hrs to prepare and never meeting the couple, but I decided to take the leap and say YES!

Here are a few tips for the brides who have to all of a sudden change photographers:

  1. Communication! Have a chat with your new photog. Talk about all the things you want out of your wedding pics. Phone conversations are easiest because it can be kind of awkward at first since you've never met. Facetime could be good too! It gives you an opportunity to meet face to face without actually being there.

  2. Ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask all kinds of questions, remember there are no stupid ones. This day is about you and it is very important that everyone is on the same page.

  3. See if your new photog wouldn't mind getting there a little bit early. This will give you a little extra time to get to know each other before the day begins.

  4. Give each other grace. It's not ideal to be in this situation in the first place, so make sure you give each other grace.

  5. Have all your information ready. Give your new photog any timelines, shot list, schedules, locations, basically any information about the day they would need to get as prepared as they can. There's a lot that goes into how good images come out, so they more information the better!

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