After a brief “being a mommy” hiatus from one of my favorite blog topics, I have asked another one of my favorite NYC-based wedding pros to share their experience of working with a wedding designer like me! Today you will hear from Jainé Kershner, photographer/owner of Brklyn View Photography, whose romantic and timeless approach to photography results in the dreamiest, awe-worthy images.
Jainé’s sweet and kind personality puts her clients at ease, allowing her to capture those great in between moments where the best memories are made.
We asked Jainé,
Have you worked on a wedding that has also hired a wedding designer or stylist?
If yes, how did having the wedding designer to collaborate with on that wedding impact your work?
“Yes! I absolutely love love love when my couples hire a wedding designer/stylist to help bring their vision to life!
As a wedding photographer, we wear a lot of different hats over the course of a wedding day ranging from stylist, coordinator and of course photographer. Being able to multitask is a must but when I get a chance to work alongside a wedding stylist, who’s main job is to make my couples wedding look absolutely flawless, ensures that their wedding photos will be as lovely and gorgeous as possible. What couple wouldn’t want that?!
Creating detail photos, that are special for my couples, can take a lot of time but working with their stylist in advance can make all the difference. I’ll reach out and introduce myself a few weeks before the wedding and ask her/him to have all of the brides details including her dress, shoes, jewelry, rings, a fully addressed invitation suite and paper goods along with a few extra props for texture, all in one place and ready to be photographed before I arrive. This is a huge time saver and will make sure I photograph all of the brides beautiful details, that she has spent months and months putting together, as quickly and seamlessly as possible. (pro tip: don’t forget about the groom’s details too!)
For couples that have hired a wedding designer to style, decorate and personalize their wedding, they’ll usually request that their ceremony, reception and wedding day details be photographed uninterrupted and before any guests have arrived. I absolutely love this idea! By coordinating with the stylist and wedding planner, we’ll all work together to include the additional time needed to photograph these special elements into their wedding day timeline.
One of the biggest advantages to hiring a wedding designer/stylist for your big day is that it simply allows your photographer to focus on what you hired them to do; photograph your wedding. We aren’t running around pinning the boutonnieres on the groomsmen, waiting for the reception space to be completed or wondering what details to capture because it’s all be taken care of. What we ARE able to do is capture your day as it unfolds. Preserving your wedding memories for you, your husband and families to cherish for the rest of your lives.”
A BIG thank you to Jainé for sharing her experiences and her gorgeous work!