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Top Wedding Photography Planning Tips | Bella Vita Creative | Skagit Valley Wedding Photographer

Recently, I was asked by the lovely Amber Peterson to share my top tips for couples planning their wedding photography. Amber happens to own Cheers Wedding & Event Planning and she was kind enough to share my answers on her own blog. If you're looking for a wedding or event planner, I highly recommend Amber! You can check out her blog here. Honestly, when I first looked at the list of questions, my mind went blank! (Only because there was so much I could say.)

Karen and Raye | Skagit County Wedding Photographer

I have known Karen for several years, since we attend the same church together. She is an incredible woman, the mother of nine (and caretaker of more), an artist and craftsperson, a lover of beauty (and of God)--there are so many things I could say about her, but the thing that stands out the most to me is Karen's heart.

Nichole & Kodie's Skagit Valley Casino Resort Wedding | Skagit County Wedding Photographer

I am w-a-a-y-y past due in blogging Nichole and Kodie's wedding! I feel bad about that, but when the flu bug takes a big bite out of your life, whaddya gonna do? On December 29th, 2012, I was honored to take wedding and reception photos for Nichole and Kodie, who (as you will see), are one heckuva gorgeous couple! Their wedding took place at the beautiful Skagit Valley Casino Resort, which was still decorated with twinkling Christmas lights, adding to the festive and gorgeous atmosphere.

Wedding Countdown | Skagit County Wedding Photographer

I apologize for my absence from the Bella Vita Creative blog, but, if any of you out there have ever planned a wedding, you may understand. I've been nose-to-the-grindstone busy with helping plan all the wedding details for my daughter's wedding, everything from designing the Save-The-Date cards and wedding invitations to putting together the reception slideshow (still yet to be done)! I've been surprised that THE most time-consuming task is research. Yes, researching vendors for everything under the sun and where to buy everything wedding-related. The Etsy website has been my biggest goldmine; I've found lots of unique creations there, including wedding streamers and a fascinator for my hair. Who knew?!