Yes, I was a Wedding Planner too…

At two of my more recent weddings, I gave my brides some tidbits of advice and both of them laughed and said, “I take it you’ve done this before!!”.  Yes, I have…but not just as a Photographer!

Some of you may or may not know, but I was a Wedding Planner.  I was featured in a few articles as well as won a couple of awards.  I still hold the passion for planning, and I think it shows when I work with my clients who either did not hire a planner or hired an inexperienced planner.

Now don’t get me wrong, I NEVER step on toes.  NEVER.  I went through the stigma of “oh, you’re a planner…” but I would always answer with “yeah, but I’m going to change your mind about planners” – and I did. Some of my vendor friend even joke that “Planner Diane” needs to step in at some weddings!

Here is a wonderful article that featured “A Day In The Life Of A Wedding Planner” – I was so grateful and honored that Brucie Izard chose me to shadow.  Brucie was awesome and was so intrigued to see what exactly happened behind the scenes.

As you can see, yes, I have done it before!  Sometimes I do long to be a planner again and “come out of retirement” – but then I grab my camera and realize that photography is what I have been meant to do!

So if you’re one of my brides and I say “trust me”…rest assured than you can!

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