Five Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who is Getting Married

by Pierre Richard Cadeau

As a wedding photographer, I breathe and live wedding. During my 10 years in the wedding industry, I’ve heard and seen a lot of things. For that reason, I believe that I have enough experience to share some advice to all of my friends who happen to have a friend who is getting married. This is a list of 5 things I believe no one should ever say to a friend that announces that he or she is getting married.

  1. Finally. Never say to a bride-to-be that finally she is getting married. That will make her feel old, and assume that no one thought that one day she would get married.
  2. Can you afford it? Come on, how dare you? Never put your nose in the financial business of someone who is getting married if he or she does not invite you.
  3. I hope he is the right guy for you. I was shocked when I heard a guest said that to a bride on her wedding day as everybody was presenting wishes to the couple. Please do not say that to the bride.
  4. You just met him\her! Are you sure this is what you want? It is not your place to know what he/she wants. According to the US matrimonial laws only adults can get married, if they believe that they are ready, believe them.
  5. I’m not a big fan of weddings but I’m happy for you. If you are not a big fan of wedding how can you be happy for someone who is getting. That statement also means that you do not care. Just because you do not like something does not mean everybody does not like it.

Bride, vendor relationship

by Mirline F. Cadeau

The relationship that exists between the bride and the wedding photographer is the longest relationship that the bride will have with any of her vendors, as a result, I always encourage the new wedding photographers to develop a relationship that will last even longer than that. The job of all the vendors ends on the wedding day except for the photographer and videographer.

Keeping a good relation with the bride is the key to success for a wedding photographer. Always treat the client with respect. Do not assume anything make sure you understand what she wants. Do not wait for the wedding day to make her feel comfortable, make her feel at ease from the very first phone conversation.

There is nothing wrong to make her your friend, a relaxed bride poses better, great pose equal better pictures.

The New Year resolution of a wedding photographer

by Pierre Richard Cadeau

One of my many new year resolutions for 2015 was to start a blog, a wedding photography blog. Since I already had one, I had in mind to relaunch it, and I vowed to post more frequently. Based on the knowledge that I have acquired during my fifteen years of experience in the wedding industry as a wedding photographer, I wanted to write more to advise the brides-to-be and not to my fellow photographers. I wanted to do a blog different from the other wedding photography blogs.

The wedding couples are the motor of the wedding industry. Unfortunately, although the soul of that industry the majority of them are the least informed on how the industryworks.

The reason I decided to direct my blog towards the couples who are about to get married instead of other groups within the wedding industry, is because I believe that the wedding couples are the motor of the industry. However, Unfortunately, although they are the soul of that industry, the majority of them are the least informed on how the industry works.

But, today's blog post is for my fellow wedding bloggers, especially my fellow wedding photographers. Based on an incident that happened between me and one of my brides, I decided to share the experience and share some advice.

A few days ago I posted a blog post to share my opinion on an article that I read in the New York Times a few days earlier titled "The Dress Is Temporary, the Memories Forever" by Rebecca R. Ruiz. In the blog post, I explained to the brides-to-be how they should put the photography of their precious wedding day at the same level of their wedding dress. The error that I made and that would put in trouble with that particular bride, is the fact that I posted the picture of her wedding dress on that blog post, and she got really mad. At first, did not understand why she was upset, but it was only yesterday I came to my senses and started to understand her reaction and what I have done. Since her wedding dress was on blog post I am assuming that probably she believed that I was making reference to her personally. I want my fellow wedding photographers to take a lesson from that experience.