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Love on the Other Side of the Lens – Introduction

June 19, 2012

With summertime in full swing (which means life slows down a bit for us) and the wedding blues beginning to creep in, Doug and I decided we wanted to begin a new blog series.  As many of you know, we were just married two months ago.  Because we’ve been wedding photographers for about ten years — we thought we really understood weddings pretty well.  However, after experiencing it first hand, we certainly had our eyes opened completely, and we now have so much respect for all of the planning that goes into pulling off a fabulous wedding.  We were so lucky to have worked with some of the best vendors the city has to offer.  I keep saying that our whole wedding week was 99.9% perfect, and our honeymoon was 70% good!  Trust me, the stories will follow, but the short story of the honeymoon was that Doug spent half the trip sick.  🙁  We’d have rather it happened that way though because we’ll travel again, and definitely make up for it.

We learned so much on our 15 month journey from fiance’ and fiancee to husband and wife, we figured we’d share it all with you.  We’ve already mapped out a plethora of information that we plan to blog about and let you in on.  And I’m sure we’ll think of other things we’ve forgotten as we go.  I’m really excited about this series though!  My intent had been to blog about our experiences as we were planning, but as anyone that’s a bride right now knows, weddings tend to consume you!  Not to mention, we were merging our businesses together last year too!  I feel like it’s going to be more relaxing now and therapy of sorts for me.  I kept saying during the process that I felt like I’d be the type to have the wedding blues after, and it wasn’t until the last week or so that I began to feel them creeping in.  This project will allow me to keep reliving it a little while longer.  🙂  I hope you’ll find some of our information helpful in planning your own wedding.  Make sure to drop by and leave comments, let us know you’re reading and following — I don’t want to feel like Julie from “Julie and Julia”!    The first official post will be coming your way soon!!   (the amazing photos above are compliments of our photographer, Stacy Reeves)


Chey Anne, I LOVE your dress and Doug’s suit! Can’t wait to see more of your wedding pictures and read more stories!!!

Hi Chey Anne & Doug, we are photographers getting married as well this November! I sent our photographer the link to your wedding photo’s (via Stacey Reeves) and said ‘THIS is the kind of coverage i want’. Looks like you guys had such a fun wedding, i would love to know – What advise would you give yourselves if you could go back and do it all again? Thanks so much and i’ll be very patiently waiting for the rest of the series!

Thanks so much Bianca! And congratulations on it being your turn to get married!! It’s so exciting to know that people are paying attention to our Love Beyond the Lens series. I’ll have to get back on it. I have two posts drafted already, just need finishing touches — so should be more info coming soon. I’ve been pondering my answer to your question though since reading it. We had such a fabulous time for our entire wedding — and we didn’t really have any regrets or things we wanted to change. I’ve been racking my brain, but haven’t been able to come up with anything. I suppose that’s a good thing! haha! I do know that half way through the honeymoon we were ready to do it all over again!! Some advice we did give ourselves beforehand though was to pretend the date was a month before it really was. This was in an effort to get all of the last minute things finished before the week of the wedding. We did pretty well adhering to this advice, but even still, we had some last minute preparations the week of the wedding.

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