When a bride reaches out about wedding photography the first thing I do is set up a coffee-date meeting! First of all, I want to get to know my couples, but I also want them to get to know me! We’ve all seen those posts on Facebook about couples being ghosted by their wedding photographer either before or after the day, and I can only imagine that’s a legitimate fear when booking someone. So by meeting up, I’m showing my potential clients that not only do I have the time for them, I care deeply about their wedding and will go the extra mile.
Emma met me at Palace Coffee, and right away she had the most laid back vibe! So cute in her sportswear and sneakers. She explained that the most important part about their day was family and friends. She wanted her wedding day to feel like a big, fun reunion. While we chatted, she told me a bit about their story, that they were paired as dance partners for “TEXAS”, and this is how they met! They even spent some time living and working in NYC together, and Jake proposed to her in Central Park. Um, how cool?!
About 1-2 months out from the wedding date, we plan a second meeting to create a custom timeline together. It’s an important time for us to discuss all the details that I need to know as your photographer, to be prepared! This time, Emma brought her mom, who is also a photographer! When we were talking about the photos she’d like to get before the ceremony, I quickly learned that although they are performers, neither Emma or Jake like to have all the attention on them. They didn’t want or need any photos of Jake getting ready – “He would hate that” she said! So even though I hadn’t met him yet, I totally understood that photos just aren’t his thing! And even Emma only wanted me to arrive an hour before the ceremony. At first I was a little panicked by the thought – but like I ALWAYS tell my clients, “This is YOUR day. You get to make the rules.”
I arrived at River Falls Venue on a beautiful, sunny day in October. And you guys. This wedding was was sooo perfect. It was smooth, it was calm, it was sweet, it was silly, it was memorable, it was cute, it was romantic, it was fun, it was meaningful, it was cool. Most importantly… it was Emma + Jake’s perfect day. Not to mention those cotton candy skies that TOTALLY showed off, in full Amarillo style, for the bride + groom portraits.
CLIENT LOVE: “CAITIE! These are incredible!! You captured this day perfectly & I couldn’t imagine anything better. Thank you so so much. Reliving this day forever.” -Emma
Photographer – Eleven Four Photography
Venue – River Falls Venue + Lodges
Flowers – Steven’s Floral Co.
Dress – Ruthette’s
Suits – Dillards
Food trucks – Tacos Nayarit, Reagan’s Brick Oven
Cake – Aunt T’s
Decorations – Parties and Events
Videographer – Tiera May
DJ – Jesse Torres (Dalhart)