Recently I have been reminded of the amazingly talented photographers that I have had the opportunity to work with or would like to in the very near future. I was thrilled earlier this year when I had the pleasure to work with the famed Becker and Jessica Claire, both of whom have become legendary in the field of Wedding Photography. They are super talented and very generous people and I have received a lot of inquiries based on my work with them alone.
Additionally, I want to share (in no particular order) some names and links with you should you be considering getting married along the glorious beaches of the Florida Panhandle. After visiting their websites, should you LOVE what you see (and you WILL), but you would like them to photograph your wedding in say, Bermuda, Nashville or L.A instead of Florida…well, I don’t want to speak for any of them, but I’d definitely recommend inquiring to see if they are willing to travel!
Meg Baisden Photography (850.445.7724) Meg & Charles are just so cool to work with. They have impeccable style and their talent blows my mind. As a planner, I personally love working with them.
Tim Ludvigson (850.982.3183) Tim is kind and patient and has a great sense of humor. Nothing rattles him and he is always willing to do just about anything to get the perfect shot (including throwing himself on the ground or leaning around a balcony!).
Rae Leytham (850.554.2538) Gorgeous photos and a kind person, Rae (and her husband Wesley) are in very high demand…there really is nothing I can say about the quality of their work that does it justice. OK, I’ll try…Stunning!
Marla Carter (850.217.9377) Let’s see, how can I say this? Marla and Shane ROCK! Marla is laid back and Shane is high energy and together they make a perfect team. I love working with them and once I start looking at their photos I seriously can’t stop.
MC Photo (850.231.6715) Manny’s photos are in a word: Fun. He manages to capture the happiness in a way that actually leaves you smiling, even if you don’t know the people in his photos! So great! I haven’t worked with Manny yet but am a fan of his work.
Paul Johnson (850.832.4309) Paul Johnson is one of those photographers that you probably don’t need me to mention by name here….you most likely have one of his photos on a page you tore out of a wedding magazine and are keeping in your planning folder!
DeDe Edwards (850.543.0426) Dede is relatively new on the wedding circuit but is quickly making a name for herself. People I know who have had their photos taken by her are so happy and really love the end result.
Sheila Goode (850.267.3844) Sheila is so fun to work with. She brings out the “REAL” you in her photos and doesn’t settle until she knows she has the perfect shots she is working for. The end result is rock-star quality.
GwyneMark Photography (850.259.2179)Gwyne has one of the sweetest personalities. She has a gentleness about her that is so calming. She takes her time to capture the mood and it completely shines through when you see her work.
Salter Photography (850.934.4200) Mick, Rita and their son Bernie….awesome. They are so good at staying behind the scenes and yet managing to capture the perfect photo. They are unobtrusive and so professional. Oh, and their pictures? A-mazing.
Deb Hauserman (850.897.1066) Deb’s photojournalistic style is so great. Her work is beautiful and what I really love about her is how tickled and excited she looks when she knows she got “The Shot”. It just shows on her face and her quiet excitement is contagious.
East Hill Photography (850.438.4797) Rick’s work is so sought after and seriously magazine cover worthy. Breathtaking. Can’t wait to work with him!
One last parting shot…..I cannot stress enough to brides-to-be and their families, if there is ONE thing you should consider an “investment” it is the photographs you pay for on your wedding day. Years from now, no one will remember the color of the bouquets, the favors will be long gone, and the dress will be stored away. The ONE thing that will truly preserve the memories of your wedding day are the photos. They are what you will share with your children and friends for years to come. I was recently asked to rank in order of importance, the elements of a wedding. Photography definitely ranks #1. It is the one area you will never regret spending on and always wish you spent a little more on!