WAIT STOP - let's be friends.
Being photographed can be stressful - especially if you're the b r i d e ! It's so important that you find a photographer (and other vendors, for that matter) that are going to make you feel comfortable. I've been a bride - I know it's pretty awesome but can also be pretty overwhelming - and I love making folks feel at ease. I've helped zip a dress that wouldn't zip, I've helped rehearse vows, I've poured drinks for groomsmen and calmed lots of nerves. I'm the only person who isn't a friend / family member that will be with you throughout the ENTIRE day!
During our shoot, I'll give you some pointers so you don't feel lost, but I'll keep it loose so you still look like you! We'll joke around, I'll probably show you pictures of my puppy, and promise to laugh at a good handful of your jokes! I'll tell you about the conversation I had with my dad while we walked down the aisle, I'll make jokes with your wedding party, and help you capture the best moments of your day. My focus is always on the candids, but there's still something really beautiful about formal family photos and a few dramatic shots of just you two.
I do everything I can to be exactly what you need - far from intimidating, relaxed when nobody else is, and attentive to YOU. Kind of like your best friend for the day.