WEDDING DAY

wedding day details, tips, and answers

01.

THE EXPERIENCE

I know there are countless things that go into a wedding day and make it completely unique. I also know that planning and even your wedding day can come with a lot of stress. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

My goal is to not only be your photographer but an extra hand to help you through this Experience.

Peruse this page and find tips – from planning to wedding day action items – that will reduce your stress and ultimately elevate your wedding day photos.

02.

VENDORS

a collection of vendor recommendations

Wedding Coordinators


Poppy Lane Events

Weddings by Taylor Made

Weddings by Allie

N’Joy

Kate Cook

Z Event Company

Amanda Price Events

Lonney Jane Productions

Elyse Jennings Wedding

Florists


Fleur-de-Farber Florist

Hummingbird Floral Studio

Jake’s on the Avenue

Attention to Details

NOLA Flora

hair & Makeup


A Pristine Beauty

Ivory Rose Beauty Company 

Verde Beauty

SOHO Boutique Salon

Trevon Dyson Beauty

Taylor Anderson | Makeup Artist

rentals


Mardi Gras Productions

Doug Olinde, LLC

Element

Event Designs

Yur Event Rentals

djs


Complete

Digital Music Services

Toast Entertainment

Aaron Lane

Omega Sound

X-Pert

Premier Sound Services

Cakes & Desserts


Fairy Dust Cakes

Ambrosia

Cake Goddess

Le Amis Bake Shoppe

Gambino’s

Sweet Strings

Sweet Impressions

catering


Ruffino’s Catering

Heirloom Catering

Louisiana Bayou Bistro

Messina’s Catering and Events

Fleur de Lis Catering

Landry’s Seafood House

planners


Blush Formal & Bridal Salon

Ashley Renee Bridal

Bridal Boutique

Bella Bridesmaids

Transportation


American Luxury Limousines

Riverside Limousines

bands


Capital City Soul

Bag Of Donuts

Souled Out

NOLA Dukes

The Anteeks

03.

TIMELINE

Planning a wedding day timeline is highly encouraged. It keeps your vendors in line and adds a layer of time security to your day.

As we approach your wedding day, I will reach out via email to discuss your wedding day timeline to ensure that I understand your priorities.

Whether you’re wanting to do a first look or go the traditional route, I’ve gathered some samples of real timelines to guide your planning:

04.

TIMELINE TIPS

make the most of your timeline by considering these tips

  • COMMUNICATE TIME DETAILS TO HAIR/MAKEUP ARTISTS
  • PICK YOUR CEREMONY TIME 1ST THEN PLAN AROUND IT
  • ADD 15-MINUTE BUFFER TIMES AT THE BIG EVENTS
  • GIVE YOUR FAMILY A TIME THAT’S 15-MINUTES EARLY
  • BUDGET TIME TO DO NOTHING BUT ENJOY YOUR DAY
05.

FAMILY PHOTOS

Family photos are so important, especially on a day when two families become one! Creating a list of must-have family portraits will ensure I’m not missing any photos of important people. 

I encourage you to bring a few printed copies to reference and assign a family member, friend, or bridesmaid to make sure each person is present for portraits.

Sample Family Photo List:

Bride with Mom
Bride with Dad
Bride and Groom with Bride’s Parents
Above group + Bride’s Siblings with Spouses and Kids
Above group + Bride’s Grandparents Set 1
Above group + Bride’s Grandparents Set 2
Bride + Groom + sets of Parents
Groom with Mom
Groom with Dad
Bride and Groom with Groom’s Parents
Above group + Groom’s Siblings with Spouses and Kids
Above group + Groom’s Grandparents Set 1
Above group + Groom’s Grandparents Set 1

06.

CHECKLIST

Picking your outfit color palette and planning your outfits for your engagement session is the first (and most important) step in creating gorgeous photos! While you should consider the weather, it’s best to be comfortable and confident in what you wear. I’ve collected some do’s and don’ts for picking out your outfit, along with some outfit inspiration from previous couples.

  • DRESS + DRESS HANGER
  • SUIT WITH TIE + POCKET SQUARE
  • HIS + HERS SHOES
  • VEIL
  • RINGS
  • JEWELRY + ACCESSORIES
  • INVITES + PROGRAMS + MENUS
  • VOWS + LETTERS
  • BOUQUET + BOUTONNIÈRE
  • ANY SENTIMENTAL ITEMS
07.

FAQS

Have a question? I’ve got an answer! And if you don’t see your question here, please reach out via email: [email protected]marikosearing.com.

I’m so excited to see the photos! How long should I expect to wait?

Wedding Photos take about 8 weeks to deliver. I know that seems like a long time to wait, but I want to make sure your photos are perfect and exactly what you want.

Are you insured?

Of course! As a professional photographer liability insurance is essential. Some venues require me to show proof that I’m insured. Just let me know as soon as you can so I can get them the proof they need.

What if something happens to you and you can’t photograph my wedding?

Yes, I have a network of experienced colleagues I can call upon, and I’m always making more friends. In this business, you can never have too many friends. Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s kind of true about life in general.

What about my privacy? Will my photos end up on your website or be published somewhere?

I prefer to; however, this is negotiable. I respect your privacy and I will never insist on retaining any right to publish photos of you. But I hope you’ll agree that your photos are amazing enough to share!

Can we add to our package?

Of course! I know that you may decide later to add something that you thought you didn’t need or want when you booked. Just let me know so I can make it happen.

Who will the second photographer be on my wedding day?

I work with several photographers for wedding days. They are all professional and meet my standards. I also occasionally work with my husband who I taught everything I know about photography. 

Do you retain the copyright to the photos?

Yes, as your professional wedding photographer, I will retain the copyright of all your wedding images however, I always provide an official copyright release for you allowing unlimited personal use and printing of your wedding photos. Since copyright stuff is pretty serious and dull, I can’t really make any good jokes about it. Bummer.

Can you photograph in different lighting situations?

Yes, I am very comfortable working in all types of lighting conditions. I can use available light, or I have plenty of lights to create my own lighting.