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  • Writer's pictureKrisy Thomas

From Shot Lists to Seamless Days: Wedding Planner and Photographer Insights

Navigating the dynamics of a wedding day is a complex task that demands seamless collaboration between wedding planners and photographers. Our latest podcast episode delves into this critical topic, featuring insights from industry experts Laurie Hartwell, Krisy Thomas, and Aisha Garnett. This episode is a treasure trove of practical advice, real-world examples, and inspirational stories designed to help wedding professionals avoid last-minute surprises and deliver a flawless wedding day experience.


One of the key challenges discussed in the episode is the withholding of contact information by photography companies. Laurie, Krisy, and Aisha emphasize the importance of early communication and transparency. Knowing the photographer's identity and style well in advance is crucial for creating a personalized experience for the couple. The episode recounts several near mishaps and misunderstandings that could have been easily avoided with early planning and coordination. By aligning expectations early, both planners and photographers can work together to fulfill the couple's dreams without added stress.


Creating detailed shot lists is another essential topic covered in the episode. These lists are non-negotiable tools for both planners and photographers. They safeguard important moments without limiting creative freedom. The episode discusses how miscommunication can lead to delays and missed shots, underscoring the importance of proactive, open dialogue. By fostering better communication and understanding, both parties can ensure that all significant moments and items are captured without causing delays or missing key shots that are important to the couple.


The conversation also highlights the critical role of collaboration and mutual support among wedding professionals. Setting egos aside and working together leads to better experiences for clients and vendors alike. The episode culminates in a call for industry-wide collaboration and mutual support, encouraging all wedding pros to join a community committed to elevating industry standards and delivering unforgettable experiences.


In conclusion, this podcast episode is a must-listen for all wedding professionals. It provides invaluable insights into the importance of early communication, the creation of detailed shot lists, and the critical role of collaboration and mutual support. By following the practical advice and real-world examples, wedding professionals can ensure a seamless and unforgettable wedding day experience for their clients

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Laurie Hartwell & Krisy Thomas, CWP Society




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