The SMALL STUFF!!! Don't SWEAT it!! YOU Got this!!!

I know .. *sigh*.. My Lovelies I know it's been like FOREVER since I've written a blog.  HOLY COW! JNT has been busy!! We have had Boudoir clients, baby clients, engagement photo sessions, and a WEDDINGS! In addition to the crazy home life of selling a horse, a extra house that we had, and Joe being out of town working....  With that said, he was home to help me with the wedding and gave me advice on the small stuff that I had to deal with on the home stuff. 

 

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Tipping your Wedding Vendors..What?? You're supposed to do that??!?!?!

The brides are probably looking at the title of the blog saying the same thing it says. There are NO HARD and rules of etiquette when it comes to tipping wedding vendors. It really comes down to good of a job that vendor does and how you feel that they did. The other thing is that for some of the vendors it does NOT have to be a CASH tip!!! 

Usually the question I hear is do you have to tip your Wedding Vendors? . Followed immediately by "Who?" "How much?" and then  "Do I really have to?"

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A Message from Joe.. a husband...a Second Shooter at Weddings..

Hey guys, this is Joe, the "J" of JNT.. I kinda hijacked the blog today. Please don't mind the muffled sounds of Tiffany ducted taped in the other room. She has her favorite color PINK duct tape and I put one of her favorite movies on so she'll be fine. I just might have to make a fast getaway when she gets loose.  HAHAHAHA! She might be small, but she's still a tough cookie! 

When the husband is your second shooter at a wedding, here is some points to remember for both the main shooter and the couple...

1. Remember he is your husband.

He will pack all of your gear, hold your cameras, line the wedding party up, run around and gear things you need, hand out cards and so on.....and he works for cheap, beer.. well and food. food is always good as long as there is beer too. 

2. People who get upset at the wedding or who think they are pros with a camera or just are mean are a challenge for the husband.

He is a quiet creature, who is happy being with you but happier with you at home and in his easy chair. When mad mom's and bride yell at him because we are the ones shooting and we say "no, we won't use your point and shoot camera" or "no, we won't take photos with your phone." He doesn't handle this well, and tends to get a little ouchy.....without well...beer.

3. He gets sidetracked easily.

 Shiny things, talking to guys about hunting spots, fishing spots, etc... so point him in the right direction and pat him on his head.....and remember.... beer

4. What do you mean, "No open bar for me".

Yeah, yeah yeah.. I know we are working.. I really do.. the beer comes later when the work is done. Just don't forget it.. please!! Beer is good.. Speed-clad photobombers BAD!! Us husbands need eye bleach after those!! And then LOTS of beer!! 

5. He loves you and he wants  to see you succeed, he wants you happy.

That's it.. yep.. that's all for number 5.. pretty simple from a guy. 

Oh I think her movie is almost done, I better see how mad she is... I hope she's not too mad because, I hear a beer and arm chair calling me. I don't see what's so tough about this blogging stuff.. all though her addiction to this list thing really needs to stop... I just can't find a specialist for that yet. I'm still looking.

Thanks you all!
Joe

P.S. I'm sure I am banned from blogging after this... I might have to hijack it again.

Not bad for the Second Shooter 'eh? Yep!!! We are BOTH pros!

Not bad for the Second Shooter 'eh? Yep!!! We are BOTH pros!

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Things that EVERY Bridesmaid should know AND do

YES!! Another list.. I KNOW CRAZINESS!! Good thing Joe is out of town or I would probably be hearing the sound of duct tape and him muttering something about sticking me in the back seat until he found someone that could help me!! HAHAHAHA! 

This summer we have done quite a few weddings and have seen some really GREAT bridesmaids and maids or matrons of honors and then we have seen some yeah not so much.  What I'm going to try and do here is list some things that EVERY Bridesmaid should do!! It's not JUST for the Maid or Matron of Honor to bear the brunt anymore. The BRIDE ask you all to be a part of her IN crowd and it's a great time to be intimately involved in a very special time of her life! 

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Why You Should Hire a Wedding Planner! - A photographer's viewpoint..

From my perspective as a professional photographer, I can tell you that having a wedding planner at a wedding makes our job a lot easier.

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