There are SO many decisions that go into planning a wedding...costs, budget, location, theme, weather, style, family, colors, flatware, vendors, vendors...and vendors!!!
While some of the decisions that went into planning my wedding conjure the "devil is in the details" phrase (a headache to say the least), there was one that was not only easy to make but actually delivered what previous work promised, and more!
Before meeting with any, I looked at so many photographer websites and always found myself back at Becky's each time. There was just *something* about her pictures that captured my heart. You could tell there was someone with a deep soul behind the lens.
When I found out that her pricing was in my budget I pretty much knew she would be our photographer and when I met her that was confirmed. Becky was the first and only photographer I met with. She is not just a photographer, she's a true artist. While her photos speak for themselves, you just have to talk with Becky for a few minutes to know that she is someone you want by your side on your wedding day! She is experienced and calming and knows how to deal with just about any situation that may come up on the big day.
Before the wedding she always was quick to return emails and to answer any questions I had...even after we signed a contract! Her communication was very appreciated! On the wedding day she arrived on time and was such a beautiful presence to have there. I was pretty nervous but she, and her daughter Erika, both had such a way about easing me into feeling comfortable when the cameras were in front of me. Yet, at the same time they were never "in the way" or rude to anyone just to "get a shot." They were respectful and courteous to guests and everyone involved!
Becky and Erika went out of their way to take care of us that day and beyond! I was pretty sick, unfortunately, on my wedding day and at one point Becky pulled a power bar out of her bag to revive me and even gave us a ride to the reception hall to avoid the walk when I was not feeling well. She also bent over backwards to make sure I was happy with everything and to this day (4 months after the wedding) has continued to respond to all my emails and provide friendly advice!
And finally, the most important thing about Becky is that not only is she a fabulous emotional support to have as a part of your wedding, she is AMAZING at what she is there to do...to take pictures!! Her photos of our wedding are just gorgeous! Magazine AND museum quality!! Every time I look at the proofs I see a new detail that I missed before...a texture, a color, an expression, a reflection...her photos are rich, beautiful and creative! Thanks to Becky and Erika we have the memories captured from our wedding in an elegant and striking expression of the day. Art of Emotion was quite a find and a wedding decision I will always feel gratitude and blessed for having made!
Cards de Luxe was by far one of my favorite vendors! Not only was Susanne open to any and all suggestions in creating our custom stationary but the quality of what she delivered was just gorgeous! She worked closely with us and was ALWAYS prompt in responding to all correspondence. We used her for all aspects of our wedding stationary, from invitations, to wedding day stationary, to matching thank you cards! She even designed matching stamps for us! Thanks to Susanne we have beautiful custom designed stationary that we can even save as keepsakes and will remind us of all our special wedding memories for years to come!