Category Archives: Planning Tips

Wedding planning tips from professional photographer Amanda Red. Ideas and recommendations to help your wedding day go smoothly!

Great Ideas for Your Wedding Gift Registry!

Weddings have really come far in all kinds of ways since I began planning our 2008 wedding almost TEN years ago! It really is amazing how much today’s brides have access to that I would have loved to enjoy back then. One thing I think we struggled with was our gift registry.┬áComing into our marriage…

A Wedding Photographer’s Emergency Backup Plan

Scroll through any guide to choosing and interviewing a wedding photographer, and you’ll find a pretty standard list of questions. These lists are everywhere! There’s one on every wedding planning blog, in every fancy-covered bridal planner in the gift aisle, and probably in one out of four or five wedding magazines you’ll see on the…

Planning for Great Photographs | Thoughts on Ceremonies

“Mawage. Maaaawaaaage is what bwings uuuus togevaaaa todaaaaay.” Yes, sigh. Huge nerd over here. The Princess Bride has been my favorite movie since I was eight years old and saw it for the first time with my cousin, Jenny. Such a classic movie! Now that that’s out of my system…. Let’s talk about your ceremony!…

Planning for Great Photographs | The First Look | Part Two

In my last post in this “Planning for Great Photographs” series, I talked about the popular “First Look” and introduced a few motivators behind this growing wedding day practice. If you haven’t read it, take a peek! Today’s post is a follow-up about the same topic. This time we’re talking about the HOW: these are…

Planning For Great Photographs | The First Look | Part One

Oh, if only there were more hours in certain days… Like, perhaps, your wedding day?! Doesn’t it seem like there is just too much to do in too little time? If you feel this way, you’re not alone. Squeezing everything in without missing out on the fun stuff is a challenge every bride and groom…

Planning for Great Photographs | Getting Ready

It’s March, and here in Wisconsin that means there are all kinds of couples gearing up for their weddings this year. Our wedding season is heaviest from May through October, so this is an ideal time to write my newest blog series: all about planning for great photographs! This blog series will cover all kinds…