If I were to blog with you guys in perfect chronological order, this post would have gone first. Thats because we decided on our photographer before we made any other wedding related decisions. After the initial engagement excitement I realized that from that point on we had about 3 months to plan a wedding from the United States and that the rest of the planning would have to be done from England. I *may* have had a minor freakout. The kind in which I swore that we would plan the entire wedding before we left for England, that I would have contracts for all our vendors and every single detail picked out.
As you’ve seen, that didn’t exactly happen. My first stop was the WPJA, I searched by state and payed close attention to the costs listed to see if we were in the same ballpark. Then I used my stalker skills and stalked several photogs websites and blogs.
I was going about my day, searching through blog after blog, flash heavy sites crashing my browser until I found it! Drool worthy, in my budget aaaaagagagagah! A huge wave of bridal indecisiveness washed off my shoulders! I had figured out our first vendor, huzzah!
I’d like to introduce our photographer Evan Bishop of Bishop Photography to the hive. He used to live in the Baltimore area, but has since moved to San Diego and continues to work on both coasts. Here are few fabulous shots:
There are so many more I’d love to share with you, so I encourage you to head to his site to check out his work. Whenever I feel the wedding stress creeping up and I’m getting overwhelmed I check out these two slide shows, one is sunny and yellow and the other is classic and timeless. They’re both sweet, completely from the heart and usually make me tear up so much that I forget the word stress even exists. Although choosing other vendors hasn’t been as easy Mr. D and I are both excited to have Evan as our first draft pick.
What was the first wedding related decision you made?