Saturday, March 31, 2012

Photographer Tips and 2012 Wedding Dress Trends

{Calling all brides} Two of the most difficult parts of planning a wedding are picking the photographer and your dress. I'll add that these are also two of the most important things. I have listed a few helpful hints below to hopefully help make your searches go a little smoother. {Enjoy}

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most significant choices you’ll make when planning your wedding. A good photographer will be intimately involved in your wedding, helping you think ahead of time about photo opportunities gauging the mood of the crowd, capturing subtle moments and intense emotions and remaining unobtrusive.

The photographer is one of the few vendors you’ll work with after the wedding, so choose well. Good wedding photographers book up early, so start your search as soon as you set the date.

To find a good photographer:

  • Call recently married couples who you know well enough to ask to see their photos.

  • Call caterers, banquet directors and wedding consultants and ask for their recommendations.

  • Look at the wedding portraits printed in your local newspaper and check for the photographer’s name.

  • Check out “real wedding” features in bridal magazines. Talented photographers have often shot these, which is why they’re being featured.

  • Obtain a list of wedding photographers from the Internet or by calling a trade organization like the Professional Photographers of America.

  • Surf the Web for studios in your area.

  • Consider flying in a photographer from another area. Airfare and room rates may be reasonable.

If relatives or friends who are photography buffs suggest that they want to photograph everything as well, tell them politely that you prefer them to be true guests and just enjoy themselves. Flashes from other cameras may set off lights that the photographer has set around the room. If you prefer to have no flash photography during your ceremony, state your wishes in the program.

If you like a photographer but feel you need to do more homework, say so. Ask the photographer to hold the date for a short while or at least give you the right of first refusal. Then make your decision as quickly as possible.

Wedding Dress Trends for Spring 2012

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

{Trash the Dress} Gina

Good Morning Everyone!

So, this post is VERY overdue. Gina is my husband's cousin and is one of the most fun, outgoing, and laid back people I know. She is so fun to be around and just knows how to have a good time. When she won the trash the dress shoot, I was super excited because I knew she would be an awesome model. Gina is gorgeous! Thanks Gina! <3

Thanks Gina for being so patient and WONDERFUL! <3

<3 Brittani

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

{Props} Thank you Banner

HI Everyone!

I know it's been a hot minute since I have posted on this blog. I am super duper behind on the blog but October is an INSANE month for me. On top of that, December I will be out of town almost the entire month! So... here is to hoping for a catch up period in November! :)

I was looking up different ideas to use for props at a wedding. Props can be a great tool to give your client different takes on things. I love the idea of the THANK YOU picture. You put it in your thank you cards to guest who attended your wedding. I saw them on and decided I wanted to take the time to try and make my own. Well... guess what it was a SUCCESS! (And it only took me 45 min!)

Pre-cut card stock (Shapes don't matter as long as one fits in the other)
4 inch or 5 inch letter stickers
Scissors or hole puncher

1. You glue your first piece of card stock and your smaller piece of card stock together. The smaller on top of the bigger.

2. You take your first sticker letter and place it centered on the smaller piece.

3. Repeat until you have finished writing out all your letters.

4. Cut a tiny slit at the top of each card. Make sure that the cut is centered well.

5. One by one place the cards on the ribbon fastening them with knots to keep their places.

6. Once cards are fastened... Product is COMPLETE! ;)


<3 Brittani 

Friday, September 2, 2011

{Update} Wedding Blog

HI Everyone!

I have 2 engagement sessions, trash the dress, and a bridal portrait to upload...

Sorry for the delay....

Thanks for checking in!

<3 Brittani

Thursday, June 30, 2011

{Thoughts} Renewing your Wedding Vows


So I want to renew my wedding vows with my Husband at our 5 year mark. Is that to early to renew your vows?!?!? Have you thought about renewing yours?

Just curious if this is a common thing... not to mention who doesn't want to relive the fairy tale again with their prince charming!!!!

<3 Brittani

Tuesday, June 28, 2011



I HAVE A NEW DEAL TO OFFER!!!  For every person who refers a new wedding Client to Brittani Gattis Photography - I am offering a 100 CREDIT for any Brittani Gattis Photography Service for both people! The person referring the new client, AND the new client will receive a $100 dollar Brittani Gattis Photography Gift Card THAT WILL NEVER EXPIRE! So if your wedding is in a 1, 2, or 3 years NO WORRIES! Please pass this around!

To help get this going- I will also be offering a Album for each wedding at 25 PERCENT OFF! You can't find these kind of deals anywhere! ;)


I look forward to hearing from you soon!

<3 Brittani

Saturday, June 25, 2011


So, I hate to admit it but I JUST recently found the amazingness that is And if you haven't yet... GO CHECK IT OUT! Here's why I think it's pretty great...

Detail shoots can really make a wedding. I realized that when my photographers for my wedding gave me my photo's. Stickers on the bottom of shoes... LOOK SO COOL! Knick Knacks that represent your personality are really cool too! Few things I found on I wanted to share!

I think the banner idea is pretty amazing!

Adding color to your dress isn't a bad thing. If I saw this before I got married... I would have so bought this!

From a photographer's perspective this kind of item seriously is awesome to have!

Here's the stickers for the shoes I mentioned.

<3 Brittani