Every once in awhile, I will ask past clients to provide me with some feedback on how they feel their wedding day went. This helps guide me with how I can improve with future clients and if we can, how to better facilitate photos for each unique wedding day.

Of the

20+ weddings I've photographed

, all but one have had what is being dubbed a "First Look" and I can't sing its praises enough! It helps the wedding day photography process go so smoothly with the Bride & Groom, the Bridal Party and the Family Portraits occurring before the ceremony. Thus, ensuring the freedom to mingle more with guests, snap more Bride & Groom photos and allow the couple to really enjoy the rest of their day post-ceremony. But really,

Jen's

testimonial says it a lot better than I can, so I'll just let her do the talking...

"I don't even know where to begin...To be honest, I've been procrastinating on writing this testimonial because I cannot possibly put into words how pleased we were with Carrie's work and professionalism on our wedding day. When the two of us met prior to the wedding to discuss logistics and a timeline, Carrie suggested taking "first look" pictures and family/group pictures before the ceremony. As most brides have probably experienced, it can be difficult to spend quality time with each of their guests during the reception. But, because she accounted for this time, I was able to share intimate, individual moments with each one of my guests. Additionally, I appreciated the time allotted for my fiancé and I to interact with each other before the hustle and bustle of the ceremony and reception. There are very few days in life when you put that much time into your appearance!

So, the 'first look' gave us the chance to take it all in and then remember that feeling later through photos. Couples put so much time and thought into planning and executing ALL of the wedding details that when their big day finally arrives, the couple rarely gets to bask in the final production. But, thanks to Carrie's meticulous and journalistic approach to photography, we get to revisit our beautiful day over and over again. Overall, when I reflect on our wedding day, what I remember most is how smoothly, flawlessly, and effortlessly everything flowed.

On her blog, Carrie called me a low-key, laid-back bride. These are not adjectives that my family would ever use to describe me. So, let it be known that it was only because of Carrie's organized, friendly, and intuitive demeanor that allowed me to relax on our wedding day. I trusted her. She was all in. You could just sense that her one and only focus was on preserving the memories created that day. I would highly recommend Carrie Krupke and Pitch Perfect Picture for any and all photographic events. (Maybe even ask her to be your wedding planner/coordinator. I believe that role would suit her as well.)"   -

Jennifer Cornelius

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