Having been married just over a year ago, the wedding planning process is still very fresh in my mind. I can appreciate that often times, the process can be very overwhelming and sometimes you don’t even know where to start.
Something that I always recommend to my brides and grooms is to “hire people that you trust” so that you can have 100% confidence in letting them “do their magic” for you. One of the greatest ways to check out local wedding professionals and get ideas and inspiration are bridal shows.
As a wedding photographer, I don’t do bridal shows myself, because we get all of our brides and grooms through referrals. Plus, we’re just about fully booked for 2012 already, so a bridal show wouldn’t make any sense for us. There are tons of great wedding professionals – florists, decorators, stationary, etc – at the local bridal shows and I think that every bride and groom should check out at least one show.
Lucky for you, there is a bridal show coming up this Sunday, at the new Scotiabank Convention Centre, from 11:00am until 5:00pm.
We were fortunate enough to be the photographer of choice to photograph for the magazine cover and marketing materials for the bridal show. Niagara this Week is the company who runs the show, and runs the “Brides Niagara” magazine, and this is the 2nd year in a row that we have been priveledged to photograph their magazine cover for them.
Check out the copy of the billboard that has been up around town for over a month now. It is one of the magazine’s favourite images from our photo-shoot, and will also be featured on the cover of the magazine. Our photo-shoot for the magazine was a huge success, and we had so many amazing people involved. I wanted to share an “outtake” or two, as well as a few detail photographs, in appreciation and gratitude for those individuals who helped us out for the session: