The Common Denominator : Wedding Coordinators


As the wedding season slows, I’m able to reflect on the past year and think things through. Usually, every December I sit and assess my business and artistic performance-What can I do better next year?…How can I avoid my mistakes?…What did clients respond well to? I’m looking forward to doing this while on vacation, preferably over a bubbly drink and sand dripping through the crevices in my toes.

However, when I think back to my favorite weddings, I often find a common denominator: An awesome wedding coordinator! Words can’t describe how lovely and freeing it is to have another professional ensuring the day is running smoothly. When clients let me know they’re working with a planner I’ve worked with in the past, I breathe a HUGE sigh of relief because I know I’m liberated to focus strictly on taking pictures…I love it!

Here are a few of my absolute favorite coordinators…professionals who make me proud to work along side them in achieving the best possible wedding day…

Angel Swanson of Events of Love and Splendor…here she is pictured with her fabulous husband, Erik

Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events…here she is pictured with a baby in her belly, but little Isaiah was born a few weeks ago…I gotta get a new picture of Courtney soon! 😉

Jeannie Savage and her amazing team at Details, Details are awesome! Here I’m pictured with Jeannie and our good friend, Drew at the Bride&Bloom Magazine party a few months ago.

Leila Khalil of Be Inspired Events and Jaime Snyder of Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach are a killer duo! Here I’m also pictured with Carissa Jones, uber fun owner of JL Designs

Trisha Haner of Hidden Garden. While she didn’t work on one of my weddings directly (she actually coordinated a wedding I second shot for David Jay), I couldn’t help but notice how amazing she is at what she does…here’s a candid of her from Nick and Nicky’s wedding

And although I don’t have pictures with the following coordinators (but feel free to holla back if I can get you in front of my camera!), I’d be remiss not to mention their awesomeness…
Michelle Tortuya of Charming Events
Christina of Simply Modern Weddings
Kelly Aull of Mint Weddings
Stephanie Lairson of Stephanie Lairson Wedding Coordination
Kimberly Bradford of Kimberly Bradford Events

I have worked with and/or personally know this top-notch group of coordinators and I just wanted to give a shout out where it’s due. I look forward to working with them in the future!