Real Bride Perspective: Trusting your Vendors

There is a fine line between knowing what you want, and being overbearing when it comes to vendor guidance.  I am learning the hard way with a make-up artist.  I get the first email responded to and when I follow up with another email filled with questions and sample pictures I think I scare them away.  I have had a low success rate with second responses.  Is it because they are too busy?  I am starting to think it’s actually me.  I have done my research on each of their portfolios, reviews, pricing, etc.  Why is it I don’t just trust their work?  I keep asking for more reassurance that they are right for me. 

I did the same thing with our photographer. I did a bunch of research, met with her and knew she was perfect. However, when it came time to schedule our engagement photos I found myself taking all the fun poses off Pinterest and sending them to her!   She acknowledged my thoughts but didn’t go into detail about the shots she was going to take. When we showed up on the perfect November day Devon and Adam told us to just be natural and not force any poses. No plan, no direction, seriously?! Once we let loose it was an incredible afternoon and the pictures turned out amazing! They were exactly the warm golden glow I wanted and you can feel the emotion looking at them.  They aren’t Pinterest posts, they are us and they are perfect. Devo Photography is incredible and I fully trust our wedding pictures will be just as perfect. I have stopped pinning wedding must have photos because I know Devon and Adam are the ones calling all the right shots!