Recently an Ottawa firm that produces training videos for wedding planners hired me to
help them create a Professional Planning Secrets dvd for sale to wedding consultants worldwide.
Frankly, appearing on camera was not my favorite thing…I prefer the other side.
It occured to me that I should write a few words about wedding consultants locally. First, let me say that I have seen some extremely cool decor and some great ideas by a few local firms. That said, I have had the unfortunate experience of photographing some of the most ill timed weddings of my career…that were organized by wedding planners!
Sadly, I have had a number of these planners offer to refer our services…for a fee, which makes
me wonder about a large number of these services. To add to that, of the twenty or so current
wedding planners, only two have taken the time to come by and chat about our services…yet they all claim to advise you on the best suppliers in town…hmmmmn. Whats funny is that I asked the owners of a few of the other top studios in town and they said exactly the same thing..double hmmmmn. We have a thirty year history of specializing in weddings yet the average wedding planner seems to last three to four years in Ottawa…triple hmmmn..lol.
Given that one of the key players in making your wedding run smoothly is a photographer with
style, tact, personality and a cool disposition under pressure….why not ask us who we have worked with…we promise that we don`t take payola. We just want you to have a great day..so
smooth that we can get great shots. To top it all off…we don`t even charge for our 30 years of
experience in the local wedding industry.
Btw..for anyone wanting to start a career in Wedding Planning…the course mentioned above seems very pro.
Take a look…yup…thats me bottom left.
Update: We recently photographed a beautiful Medieval wedding at the Chateau Laurier and the cool decor was by an Ottawa company named Wedecor…check them out….here is their work.