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THE PLANO CENTRE

FEATURED VENDORS Learn all about top wedding specialists in the Plano metroplex

3:30PM FASHION SHOW Beautiful Gowns, Flowers, Wedding Party Fashions

TIPS AND TRICKS Learn the key questions to ask your vendors: from photography and cakes, to dresses and more!


Plano BRIDAL EXPO

IN THIS ISSUE 14 Show Map 15 Complete Vendor Listings 28 Texas Bridal Shows, LLC.

FEATURED VENDORS 4-5 Pure Luxe Bridal Booth 404-405 13 Dinner 4 Two Booth 130-131 13 Meringue Bakery Booth 821-822 16-17 Moments Wedding Photography Booth 819-820

SHOW SCHEDULE 11:30 registration opens purchase custom labels 12:00 bridal show opens 3:30 fashion show 4:45 door prize winners announced last call for concessions 5:00 bridal show closes

FRONT COVER Sean & Katie were married at the Marie Gabrielle in Dallas, TX. Photo by Moments Photography

A B O VE & B EL O W I M A G E Š M O M EN TS W ED D I N G P H O TO G R A P H Y


MOMENTS.PRO DON’T CHOOSE ORDINARY, BE EXTRAORDINARY

M O M EN TS I S A B O U TI Q U E S TU D I O L O C ATED I N PLANO , TX. W E S P EC I A L I ZE I N EN G A G EM EN T, B R I D A L , A N D WEDDI NG PHO TO GRAPHY. O U R PA S S I O N I S C O U P L ES A N D F I N D I N G TH E S TYLE THAT I S UNI Q UELY YO U . C H O O S E F R O M A W I D E S EL EC TI O N O F L AY FLAT ALBUMS, PRESSP R I N TED B O O K S , A C C O R D I O N M I N I S , S TA N D O U TS , SAVE- THE- DATES, AND I M A G E F O L I O S TO S H O W C A S E TH AT S P EC I A L M O MENT.

MOMENTS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY


Pure Luxe Bridal

PURE LUXE BRIDAL IS PURE LUXURY Pure Luxe Bridal is a full-service bridal boutique, offering the latest in fashions as well as traditional gowns from some of the top designers in the world. We specialize in designers such as Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgely, Allure, Blue by Enzonai, Justine Alexander and Signature by Justing Alexander, BIll LevKoff, and Allure Bridesmaids. We work one-onone with our brides, making sure that their appointment is all about them without any interruptions.

WHAT OUR BRIDES SAY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pure Luxe Bridal!! I found the boutique online and scheduled an appointment with Michelle. I had an idea of what I was looking for, but wasn’t certain. She let me try on gowns that appealed to me and then offered her suggestions and I am SO glad she did! I found an incredible dress that not only fit me perfectly, but came in under my budget! I was able to get a vail, head piece and dress for what I was expecting to spend on the dress alone! Michelle really turned the sometimes overwhelming experience of dress shopping into something that my mom and I will always remember! I cannot praise her more for her help and expertise and will certainly be sending all my friends to her! Pure Luxe is a MUST visit! Thank you, Michelle! I am having my wedding in St. Louis but now live in Dallas and wanted to buy my dress here. I had a large amount of my family come to visit and shop with me. Michelle was very accommodating to me and my large party. She helped me to try on many different styles and find the one perfect for me. Even after purchasing my dress she has been available to answer many other questions I’ve had. My dress shopping experience was great and I’m happy this is the place I ended up purchasing. Awesome Experience. I went to several bridal stores and was tired of not finding the right dress. When I stumbled upon this particular store I read the reviews and have it a try. The owner was super helpful and very nice to those who came with me. She knew exactly what I was looking for and even gave her own opinions which I was thankful for. I picked out a dress that same day. Every time I came in for a fitting or to buy accessories she was always great to me and always was asking how everything was going. It was very personable and I couldn’t ask for a better experience.

Michelle Mokry | (972) 678-4531 www.pureluxebridal.com

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THE LASH SPA Say “Eye” Do to the lashes! Beatiful Lashes are a blink away. Professional Lashes at half the cost of the stars. Pricing starting at $89 & up. Our eyelash extensions are great for weddings or any special occasion. They are resistant to sweat and tears to give you longer, fuller, lashes. We also offer bridal party eyelash extension package. Mobile service available.

Yolanda Hawkins | (817) 902-5740 | yhlashes@me.com www.thelashspa.com

M&K PRODUCTIONS Let us capture every beautiful detail of your wedding day in stunning high definition. We have been filming weddings for over 10 years and love capturing every magical moment.  We never set a time limit on filming, so you can be assured the preparations, ceremony, and reception will be filmed in their entirety. With M&K Productions, you will always get Mark and Kristin filming and editing every aspect of your wedding; therefore, the service you receive from the planning stages through the final product will always be superb!  This is a once in a lifetime experience, make sure you preserve these memories on film. Like us on Facebook for a complimentary add-on to your videography package!

Mark McElroy | (214) 329-9802 | Mark@MandKProductions.com www.MandKProductions.com

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MUSEUM OF BIBLICAL ARTS “Something special...a hidden treasure in the midst of the city”. With over 30,000 square feet of event and exhibit space, the newly renovated Museum of Biblical Art provides the perfect and unique venue for your fabulous event. Whether it is the spacious Chagall Ballroom with a variety of lighting moods, the Atrium, or the private Library with fireplace; each has the ambiance of luxury, while offering the intimacy of quality design. Our preferred vendors make it easy to help coordinate every aspect of your special day or evening, from catering to photography. (469) 878-8475 | rebeccaharris@biblicalarts.org www.biblicalarts.org

CHARLIE BROWN’S TRAVEL With so many travel options out there, it can be overwhelming. We work as your ‘Value Interperter’. Using our expertise, we find amazing experiences that exceed your every desire, but not your budget. With our services, you can be confident that your vacation or Honeymoon will be planned hassle-free, and filled with moments you’ll never forget. Our SERVICE is FREE and we are available daily from 8am to 10pm to answer your questions. (972) 880-4141 | info@CharlieBrownsTravel.com www.CharlieBrownsTravel.com

SLUMBER PARTIES Get your girlfriends together for an event full of excitement! Slumber Parties offers in-home parties for any occasion exclusively for women 18 and older. Enjoy a fun and classy presentation of the latest  lingerie, lotions, books, novelties, and romance enhancement products. Booking parties now in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas. Jennifer Malone | (254) 913-2988 jennifer.malone@slumberparties.com www.SlumberPartiesbyJenniferMalone.com

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Any Event DJs&More You

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for anY event dJs & more no event is too big or too small. we promise, You will spend the night on the dance floor, assured that it’s all covered with anY events dJs & more!

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DINNER 4 TWO The ultimate culinary experience! For over 50 years Royal Prestige has been helping our customers practice healthy cooking methods using our cooking systems. Through the years we have developed a passion for creating health meals that every customer can enjoy. We are dedicated to helping our customers achieve culinary success, one meal at a time. We are proud to introduce a new culinary program: Dinner 4 Two by Royal Prestige. This fun, interactive program is dedicated to helping new cooks as they move from cooking novice to culinary master. We are committed to helping you grow your culinary skills through education and step-by-step recipes. We invite you to become a part of our Dinner 4 Two community, because every day is a great day to cook...Life is delicious!

Chris Spencer www.dinner4two.com

MERINGUE BAKERY Although you may think it is just a cake – your wedding cake will, in fact, be the centerpiece of your wedding reception. The eyes of all your guests will automatically rivet to the layers of cream, frosting and sugar with which you will cap the evening by cutting for all to share. So, when you are choosing your wedding cake, you have to make sure that it not only matches the style and theme of your wedding and reception, but that it is a proper reflection of you as a couple. Harvey has been providing custom cakes in the DFW area for well over a decade. He enjoys working with clients to create extraordinary cakes ranging from small birthday cakes to exquisite wedding cakes. Harvey’s success is due to his previous work and experience with Three Men and a Bakery and Sweet Creations. Whether you’re looking for a traditional wedding cake design, or an eclectic design Meringue Bakery will showcase your style as well as satisfy your tastebuds. Meringue Bakery | (972) 233-5555 www.meringuebakery.com

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BEAUTY/MAKE-UP

Wylie Flower & Gift. . ..................................... 712

Arbonne International................................... 818 Avon.......................................................... 610 BeautiControl.............................................. 129 CynRose Designs........................................ 708 I Do Lashes Angie. . ........................................26 Jamberry Nails..............................................33 Making Faces With Kelli . . .............................. 704 Mary Kay Cosmetics.................................... 816 Nerium International..................................... 102 Pretty Young Thing. . ..................................... 306 Rodan + Fields............................................ 811 Shades of Beauty Artistry...............................18 Town Creeks Salons......................................12

GIFTS & BRIDAL REGISTRY

BRIDAL DRESS

Chiro Bistro and Cafe. . ................................. 702 Chiro One Wellness Centers......................... 207 Kososki Dental............................................ 815 NuYu Teeth Whitening................................ 807b Preston Smiles............................................ 515 Advocare.................................................... 210 It Works! Skinny You North Texas.. ................. 713 Plexus Slim................................................. 304 Texas Anti-Aging Medicine............................ 201

Pure Luxe Bridal................................... 404-405 Tutu-Licious................................................ 124

CAKES Cravetopia Bakery....................................... 809 Glitter Cake Productions. . ............................. 119 Irene’s Bakery . . ..............................................14 Meringue Bakery . . ................................. 821-822 NV Cupcakes.............................................. 504

CATERING A Splash of Class Bartenders.. ...................... 205 Outback Steakhouse . . .................................. 612 Taco Taxi & Company. . ................................. 414 Zeal 4 Life S & S Catering.. ........................... 203

DISC JOCKEYS Any Event DJ’s and More. . ............................ 613 DJ Barnes. . ................................................. 813 DJ Chris Brown........................................... 410 DJ Connection............................................ 212 Function 1 Entertainment................................16 Jay Fox Productions.. ................................... 509 Metro DJ.................................................... 605

ENTERTAINMENT/PARTIES Cigar Art..................................................... 120 Slumber Parties by Jennifer Malone............... 309

EVENT/WEDDING CONSULTANT All Wrapped Up........................................... 111 Blue Bird Wedding & Events......................... 817 Brides On A Budget..................................... 312 Divine Wedding Details. . ............................... 609 Each and Every Detail.................................. 411 En Pointe Weddings & Events....................... 603 Finer Things Events. . .................................... 514 Forever and Always. . .................................... 208 Here comes the wedding planner.................. 501 Plan It With Me............................................ 616 Sensibly Chic Weddings. . ............................. 711 Urban Magnolia Weddings and Events.............10 Water Cooler Weddings & Events........... 302-303 Wedding Creations by Donna. . ...................... 408

FLORIST A & L Floral Design..................................... 311 Flower Faeries............................................. 211 Flowers By Iran. . .......................................... 701 Haute Events and Floral Design.......................34 Lady Janes Flowers & Gifts. . ...........................22 May Flowers. . .............................................. 604 The Engagemint.. ......................................... 121

Dinne4Two........................................... 130-131 Grace Adele. . ................................................28 Grace Adele & Scentsy................................ 824 Pampered Chef By Heather Patty.................. 310 PerfectWeddingVenue.com........................... 808 Pink Zebra.................................................. 802 Pure Romance by Julie Webster. . .................. 705 Sweet Stitchings.. ........................................ 403 Timbered Art............................................... 306 Thirty-One Gifts........................................... 412

HEALTH & FITNESS

Lifestyle Portrait........................................... 812 Mint To Be Photography............................... 115 Moments Wedding Photography. . ........... 819-820 Monica Salazar Photography......................... 706 Ryan ODowd Photography. . ................... 806-807 Sandra Lynch Photography........................... 516 Shakar Photography. . ............................ 601-602 Shanstar Photography.................................. 108 Southern Flair Photography........................... 608 Texas Tradition Photography.. ........................ 301 Two Blue Shoes Photography.. ...................... 103

REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE Diamond Realty Group................................. 126 Liberty Mutual Insurance. . ............................. 513 Ultima Real Estate . . ...................................... 202

TRANSPORTATION Blue Diamond Limousines of Texas. . ................32

TRAVEL

INVITATIONS

Charlie Brown’s Travel....................................24 LCS Travel Services..................................... 508 Memory Maker Travel................................... 206 Southern Journeys. . .............................. 709-710 Step by Step Travel. . .................................... 104

Jasper Design Co..........................................35 JWD Paperie............................................... 128

TUXEDO

JEWELRY

Al’s Formal Wear. . ........................................ 127 Tuxedo Junction.......................................... 506

Dental One Partners. . ................................... 611 Origami Owl................................................ 401 Pinot’s Palette............................................. 614 Sara Blaine Jewelry for Willow House. . ........... 810 Stella and Dot............................................. 507 Timbered Art, LLC.. ...................................... 306 Touch of Purple........................................... 201

MUSIC American Songbird...................................... 511

RENTALS Kennique Linens & Unique Creation by Amalia.... 305

PHOTOBOOTH A & K Photobooths...................................... 707 North Texas Photobooth............................... 804 Ohh Snap! Photo Booths. . ............................ 110 Picture This Green Screen............................ 209 Red Star Photo Booth.................................. 118 Shutterbooth............................................... 823 Tapsnap..................................................... 801 The Traveling Photo Booth............................ 316

PHOTOGRAPHY 4 Eyez Photography & Video......................... 606 A Studio Productions Photography................ 714 Armale Studios............................................ 122 Autumn Light Photography..................... 307-308 Beau Vaughn Photography and Videography. . . 123 Brandi Potter Photography............................ 132 Dallas Classic Photography.. ......................... 204 Elizabeth Anne Photography.. ........................ 413 Emily Davis Photography.............................. 313 Indigo Peaks Photography............................ 415 Jeremy Gilliam Photography.......................... 406 Jim Byrd Photography................................ 803b Karen Campbell Photography. . ........................31 Keith Evans Photography.............................. 717

VENUE Forever Events and Weddings....................... 416 Gather in downtown McKinney...................... 109 Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club . . ......... 615 Heritage Springs. . ........................................ 512 Hilton Garden Inn Allen................................. 402 Hyatt Place Dallas Garland Hotel................... 607 McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau......... 715 Museum Of Biblical Art...................................30 Noah’s. . ...................................................... 105 Precious Creations.. ..................................... 502 Seasons 52................................................ 407 Stone Creek Terrace.................................... 814 The Old Red Museum.................................. 510 TPC Craig Ranch......................................... 503 Walter’s Wedding Estates...................... 315-314

VIDEOGRAPHY Green Light Media Services............................21 Just Like A Movie Videography Service.......... 703 LeniCam Productions................................... 107 M&K Productions. . ....................................... 803 Picturesque Photo & Video.............................29 Water to Wine productions........................... 409

OTHER Dirt Free Carpet........................................... 106 International SCUBA . . ................................... 805 Solavei.........................................................25 Wigant & Associates......................................27

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Moments Wedding Photography WHAT’S IN A PHOTO?

Consumer cameras today are better and cheaper than ever, so you may be wondering, “Why should I spend the

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hire

a

professional

photographer?” Before you rush out and hire your photo-crazy-friend, remember this: a high-end camera does not make you a wedding photographer. It makes you the owner of a high-end camera! Wedding photography is more than just clicking the shutter. A professional photographer knows when and where to be at each step of the day, how to handle difficult and even impossible lighting situations (candlelight anyone?), what to do when equipment fails, and how to pose that awkward bridesmaid; all while beautifully capturing each moment of your wedding. Talk about pressure!

thing you have left from your wedding is

and experience to make your perfect

your memories. Don’t leave the photos of

photography a reality.

your day up to chance!

But the service doesn’t stop when the

ALL ABOUT MOMENTS

photos are taken. Our studio offers a

Moments Wedding Photography has been in business for over 5 years with a focus on engagement, bridal, and wedding photography. Our philosophy is that every wedding has a story, and every story is unique.

is passionate about photography and we love capturing the artistry of every wedding. Together, we make a dynamic duo and share a vast knowledge about posing, lighting, cameras, editing, and design to provide our clients with best wedding

showcase your images in whatever way best fits your lifestyle. From table-top prints to wall collages, accordion minis you throw in your purse to beautiful lay-flat coffee table books and custom albums, we want our clients to enjoy sharing their

We are a two-photographer team that

in

mind-boggling array of products that can

photography.

Whether

you are looking for elegance, drama, photo-journalist candids, emotion, or

After all the planning, the details, the

romance from your wedding photos,

rush and excitement of the day…the only

Karen and Rebecca have both the vision

images for years to come. Our Wedding Collections offer everything from just your essential coverage to large packages with hours, products, prints, sessions, and images bundled together to suit your photography needs. These all-inclusive collections always include both photographers, the high-resolution images (with a release to print) on a custom USB drive/case, and (of course) an elegant album of your wedding!

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THE WEDDING ALBUM With wedding budgets getting tight and plenty of DIY photobook options out there, you may be tempted to skimp when it comes to getting a wedding album. Many photographers will sell an “Image Only� package in an effort to offer less expensive wedding photography. However, we found that the couples who opt for this type of coverage NEVER do anything with their wedding photos. That makes for one very expensive DVD sitting in the bottom of your desk! We feel that the wedding album is one of the most important mementos you can keep from your special day. Albums have changed a lot since the days of 5x7s and 8x10s slipped into a spiral-bound book. At Moments, we offer the highest quality albums in terms of design, construction, and preservation. All of our wedding albums feature panoramic lay-flat spreads on Fuji Crystal Archive photo paper, a protective luster coating, clear edge gilding, and a minimum of 32 gorgeous pages. Each spread is professionally designed in-house to fit your style, turning your wedding photography into a piece of art. An album of your wedding is the perfect way to relive the story of the day and share each of its special moments with family and friends. We have worked hard in order to offer one of these stunning books in all of our wedding collections so that no bride goes home without one. Learn more at: www.moments.pro

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• Bridal • Bridal Party • Mother’s Gowns

• Prom • Tuxedos • Gown Sizes 0-32

Exceptional Bride. Exceptional Experience.

682-224-3484

113 NE Johnson Avenue, Suite 500, Burleson, Texas 76028

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 1O:00am to 8:00 Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00am to 6:00 Sunday 1:00 to 6:00 www.penceandpanache.com

EXCEPTIONAL BRIDES DESERVE EXCEPTIONAL CHOICES You’re not just any bride at Pence & Panache. To us, you’re an Exceptional Bride…and that’s why you deserve an Exceptional Experience when shopping for the dress of your dreams. From the moment you enter our French Country inspired boutique, it’s all about you. Our experienced staff guides you through a gorgeous selection of the finest quality, couture gowns in our luxurious 2,600 square foot showroom. You’ll feel like an Exceptional Bride as you glide down our sixteen-foot runway surrounded by exquisite lighting and custom designed overhead mirrors that highlight every angle of your gown. Your Exceptional Experience is waiting. When you arrive at our beautiful 2600 square foot show room, we will greet you with refreshments and excitement. We will personally assist you in choosing your preferred styles from our amazing collection. Once you have decided on your favorites, we will take you to our unique dressing room while your attendees are made comfortable on our French-Country Settees. After we assist you into your selections, we will present you to your guests down our serene sixteen foot runway, surrounded by exquisite lighting and custom-designed mirrors that show every angle of your enchanting gown. We carry multiple designer trends including veils, jewelry, and head pieces; as well as, intimates and petticoats. Our collection includes designs that are delicately simple to geometrically rich and lush. Bridal gowns, bridesmaid gowns, mother’s gowns, flower girl dresses and other social occasion gowns. At Pence & Panache, we’d be honored to make you one of our Exceptional Brides. We look forward to finding your dream wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses, and making your entire bridal party look amazing on your special day.

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HYATT PLACE - DALLAS/GARLAND Hyatt Place Dallas/Garland is the ideal place for your wedding with outstanding banquet facilities available for your ceremony, reception or other events. With banquet rooms that can accommodate 10 to 600 guests, we can help make your most important day a memory for a lifetime. Allow our Executive Chef and Director of Catering to assist you with planning every detail. We also have the Firewheel Garden area, an outdoor garden perfect for an outdoor ceremony or reception.  We are  a different kind of hotel providing casual hospitality in contemporary settings. Holly Jordan | (972) 414-3500 dallasgarland.place.hyatt.com

FORT WORTH WRAP GIRL Tighten, tone, and firm in as little as 45 minutes! The name “It Works” is dead on, because of what it does and with continual progressive use of this magical product with natural ingredients, you can’t help but be excited with the results and I am walking proof. I have more than 12 years experience as a Cosmetic Consultant and I encourage anyone to give this serious consideration and I believe you will see what the fuss and excitement is all about. Bruni Keiffer | (817) 269-8344 fortworthwrapgirl.myitworks.com

ADVOCARE Since 1993, AdvoCare® has been a world-class nutrition company

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health

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wellness,

weight

management, vibrant energy and sports performance. Our products are formulated by an elite Scientific and Medical Advisory Board with over 200 years combined experience in pharmacology, toxicology, nutrition, sports performance and pediatrics. We have a multitude of product endorsers that includes professional athletes, champion amateur athletes, and acclaimed entertainers Nate Awad | (469) 525-2802 www.meetamberandnate.com

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From the most intimate gatherings for 10 to a lavish bash for over 1000, Elegant Nuptials & Events LLC provides complete consulting, design, planning and rental services for weddings and social events. We will tailor your event to suit your personality, creating a situation where everyone can simply enjoy the day. The result? An event suited to your unique style, which is reflected as a true expression of incomparable relationship and individuality. At Elegant Nuptials & Events LLC, we give our clients our undivided attention; ensuring that we resolve and manage any challenge prior to notification. Needles to say, this strategy allows us to deliver a stress free event; allowing our clients to enjoy the process and be celebrities on their special day! So, whatever your specific needs may be or wherever you are in the planning process for your wedding or social event, please contact our office by phone or e-mail to schedule your complimentary consultation today. Together we can imagine the possibilities‌ Nosa Oyegun | (817) 633-2766 | info@elegantnuptialsandevents.com www.elegantnuptialsandevents.com


Tips on Finding the Perfect Photographer A N INSIDE R INT E R V IEW W ITH RYAN O’DOW D P HOTOGRAP HY

WHY IS THE TASK OF FINDING A PHOTOGRAPHER SO CRUCIAL? I cannot think of anything else that will bring back the flood of emotions and memories of your wedding day like pictures will. Photos have a way of bringing you back to those moments in life you don’t want to forget. Your photographer will be the one who documents & tells the story of your wedding for generations.

ANY TIPS ON SETTING A BUDGET FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER? A good photographer understands their value and what it costs them to deliver exceptional service & quality. Instead of picking a dollar amount for your photography budget based on what you want it to cost, do some research to find the true value. You will probably find a base price you need to spend to get a certain quality of photos - don’t go below that. And don’t make the mistake many brides make by choosing a good photographer instead of a great photographer to save a few hundred dollars. Great pictures are worth it because they will be looked at by thousands of people for years to come.

WHAT INSIDE INFORMATION CAN YOU GIVE US? 1) Personality matters. It isn’t just about camera skill. You will have better pictures if you hire someone you get along with, because they will know how to bring out the best in you and make you feel comfortable. 2) Photographers read the same websites and articles that brides do, so they are ready with their “canned” answers. When you interview them, throw them off guard with unique questions.

SO WHAT “UNIQUE” QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK THEM? If it were me, and I were taking my daughter around to interview photographers, I would get personal with questions, because my experience has shown me the quality and character of the photographer matters just as much as their skill. So I might ask something along these lines: • Why do you do wedding photography? (see if they really love it) • Do you do more than take pictures (this will reveal a photographers intangible value - the best ones know the value of what they do)? • Why should we hire you? (do they talk more about their skill or you as a client? You want someone who is all about you and your day.) • What is the biggest mistake you have made at a wedding? (are they honest? Because we all make mistakes, it is part of it. The best photographers know it and learn from it.) (972) 987-3041 | Ryan O’Dowd www.ryanodowd.com

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