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Bridal Beauty Diaries: Lauren – Ready for My Close-Up

One bride's experience of hiring her wedding photographer.


Ah, wedding photography. This was a really important vendor for Tony and me. We decided not to have a videographer, so having the perfect photographer was critical for us. Tony and I knew right away that we wanted his ex-coworker, Lisa, to be the photographer for our wedding. Lisa had started her photography company on the side while still working as an architect. But then, as she became more and more popular, she was able to quit her day job and focus on her photography business full-time. One of the good things about having a photographer who we already knew, is when it came time to do our engagement photos, we were so comfortable with her.


Lisa has been very open to communicating and finding out what types of photos we want of our wedding. Since she knows how detail-oriented I am, she has asked that I provide a list of the different shots I want of the wedding. I love lists, so this works out for me! I have found some great ideas for different wedding shots on Pinterest, which I have posted to the Bridal Beauty Diaries board. There’s one photo in particular that I love. It’s more of a formal portrait of a bride and groom with their wedding party. The bride and groom are seated and then their wedding party is strategically placed around them, some seated and others standing.

I would really like for all of the details of the wedding to be captured in the photos. Since I feel like I have spent a lot of time considering all of the little details of each component of the wedding, I don’t want to forget about them. Some of these details would include the interesting architecture of the chapel and reception venues, stationery, dinner table setup, and flowers. It seems like these details might be the little things that are forgotten over the years, but when we look back at the pictures we will remember.


One of the things I’m looking forward to the most about the wedding day photos is the fact that my smile will be at its best. When we had first hired Lisa, I was actually thinking about how I could ask her to only take pictures of my ‘good side’ without sounding like a crazy lady. I’m glad that thanks to my Invisalign treatment I never had to have that conversation. My smile continues to improve and it’s exciting to envision the final results.  My next appointment with Dr. Collins is in three weeks and I’m hoping everything is still on track.

Disclosure: I have received complimentary treatment from Invisalign in exchange for blogging about my bridal journey and treatment, and all opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Tiana and Lauren

The two brides-to-be were chosen by Martha Stewart Weddings and Invisalign® clear aligners to blog about their wedding preparations in the Bridal Beauty Diaries.Tiana, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, is planning two celebrations. Her husband-to-be is Turkish and the two will have a wedding in his home country as well. Lauren, from Winter Springs, FL, is juggling the demands of work and...


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