a few notes

So don't feel we're dictating your schedule to that degree! Just use this as a model and move the timeframes as needed for your plans.

We usually provide between 8 and 10 hours of coverage – but occasionally, we shoot smaller, simpler weddings that require less.   

As their big day nears, we work with clients to factor in every detail. But we hope for now, this timeline serves as a helpful starting point.

the exact times used here are only for the sake of example.
an abbreviated version of your timeline might be doable.
an abbreviated version of
your timeline might be doable.
further fine-tuning of your timeline is always an option.

These points should help in deciphering your timeline,
but if you still have questions, don't hesitate to ask!

get in touch
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1 to 2:30 p.m. • preparation

In addition to capturing you putting on your finishing touches, we'll get detail shots of your apparel and jewelry before you put them on – as well as of your venue decor if you're getting ready on-site. We'll also capture the groom's prep if he's getting ready there too.

This window is for capturing as many portraits as can be done without the bride and groom seeing one another. These include the bride individually and with her bridesmaids and flower girl, as well as the groom individually and with his groomsmen and ring bearer.

If your ceremony doesn't last a full hour – as most don't, other than a full Catholic Mass – the remaining time can be used for capturing your marriage license signing, for starting portraits early or simply as a buffer (It's not a bad idea to build in breathing room here and there!).

We typically allot the first 30 minutes for family photos, followed by 10 minutes for shots of the entire bridal party (since smaller bridal party groupings were done earlier in the day). Then the final 20 minutes are for portraits of the bride and groom together.

Receptions often include a dinner hour followed by three more hours for all the fun stuff. While this timeline isn't designed to last all evening, it's long enough for the major reception moments (minus your exit) and for a few minutes of bride-and-groom sunset portraits.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. • portraits (separate)
4 to 5 p.m. • ceremony
5 to 6 p.m. • portraits (together)
6 to 9 p.m. • reception
• your wedding day •
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ciara + clark

Look NO FURTHER! Erin and Seth came highly recommended from a good friend, and for good reason, as we could not have been more pleased with EVERYTHING. We met with five photographers, and the decision was easy and clearly the right one.

Erin and Seth are both incredibly nice, organized, thorough and, most importantly, passionate about telling your story. The value they offer is amazing, and the results will blow you away. From our engagement shoot, to the amazing website and very personalized and well-written story, to the videography with amazing video editing, to the high-quality photo albums, we simply couldn't be happier. 

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"The value they offer is amazing,
and the results will blow you away."

"The value they offer is amazing, and the results
will blow you away."

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madisyn + john

Hands down, without a question, zero hesitation, the BEST investment my husband and I made throughout the entire wedding-planning process. My husband and I aren’t really “picture taking” kind of people. But Erin and Seth made us feel so comfortable and confident in front of the cameras. They provided the necessary direction while still allowing us to showcase our personalities. Also, I’m a very detailed and organized person, and I appreciated that Erin provided me with TONS of resources leading up to the big day.

I’m not joking when I say that I researched at least 50 local photographers, and you won’t find a better deal or a more professional team to capture your day. I couldn’t be more thrilled with our choice to use Wisdom-Watson Weddings! 

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"Erin and Seth made us feel so comfortable
and confident in front of the cameras."

"Erin and Seth made us feel so comfortable and confident
in front of the cameras."

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alex + jeff

Erin and Seth did an absolutely amazing job with both our engagement and wedding photos! Erin's journalism background is obvious in her calm and professional demeanor, as well as the quality of her work. I also appreciated that she was always willing to chat about any of my questions or concerns. In addition, she was always well-prepared and provided direction, while also accommodating our requests.

One of my favorite things about Wisdom-Watson Weddings is the "extras" they offer. We chose to add videography (for free) to our wedding package, and I am so glad we did! Having our beautiful highlight video, along with videos of our first look, ceremony and toasts, is such a gift! 

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"We chose to add videography (for free) to our wedding package, and I am so glad we did!"

"We chose to add videography (for free) to our wedding package, and I am so glad we did!"

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Emily + Alec

Erin and Seth are the best wedding photographers and videographers! They captured our relationship and our wedding day so perfectly. And when one of our photo spots for wedding pictures was unexpectedly busy, they were quick to find a nearby spot to take photos – and these shots ended up being some of our favorites! We had a sneak-peek of a couple pictures before our wedding night was even over, then had a larger photo and video preview just a few days later.

Also, Erin and Seth have the sweetest personalities and provide an aura of calmness. I cannot imagine more trustworthy, creative and simply wonderful people to help share our day with the world.

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"I cannot imagine more trustworthy,
creative and simply wonderful people."

"I cannot imagine more trustworthy, creative and simply wonderful people."

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alisha + buddy

We used Wisdom-Watson Weddings for both photography and videography. We were on the fence about adding videography to our package, and it was one of the best decisions we made! Also, Erin and Seth were both amazing and easy to work with. Erin is so calm that you can't help but be calm around her.  

The questionnaire Erin sent prior to our wedding helped me finalize my timeline and think though photos that we wanted. Before both our engagement session and wedding, I sent Erin a few photos to use as inspiration, and she recreated each of them perfectly! Everything we received was absolutely perfect, and the images and videos will be something we cherish for the rest our lives!

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"Everything was absolutely perfect and will be something we cherish for the rest our lives!"

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kim + jason

Erin did a fantastic job with our engagement and wedding photos! We were even able to include our beloved pet in our engagement session. I loved that Erin wanted to know all of our special details to ensure we had those touches highlighted.

We went with the package that includes eight hours of coverage, an album and videography. Every video they do is different; they truly customize them to the couple, and we will cherish ours forever. Also, the album is strong and beautiful, and Erin put together a great layout. And there were so many photos that I didn’t even know were being taken – which shows they were able to get great shots without being in the way. We highly recommend them!

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"Erin wanted to know all of our special details
to ensure we had those touches highlighted."

"Erin wanted to know all of our special details to ensure we had those touches highlighted."

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Ashley + Grant

Erin and Seth were such a joy to work with from day one. During our engagement session, Erin took the time to listen to our story and was able to capture moments that were purely us – that matched our personalities and story perfectly. She also was very organized and gave us a lot of guidance with timelines and day-of details. And although she gave us many suggestions, she listened to our thoughts and ideas, as well.

Wisdom-Watson Weddings captured everything from our special day. One of many things I love about our finished product is the pure and natural quality of the photos. We also love our photo album and are excited to carry these wonderful memories with us.  

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"Erin took the time to listen to our story and was able to capture moments that were purely us."

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marie + alex

Erin and Seth were amazing to work with! They captured everything we wanted and more! You get so much with their packages. We wanted videography in ours, and they provided this basically as a free bonus. On our wedding day, Erin and Seth worked seamlessly and communicated great with each other and the wedding party. Erin is patient and listened to any request I had. They are also the type of photographers that you hardly even realize are there, yet they didn’t miss anything we wanted captured. 

Erin had a sneak-peak posted right away and all of our finished photos and videos to us within two weeks! I highly recommend Wisdom-Watson Weddings for photography and videography!

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"They captured everything we wanted and more! You get so much with their packages."

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Ellen + Daniel

I honestly wish I could give Erin and Seth more than 5 stars – they are AMAZING! First of all, the pictures themselves are just stunning and captured our day so perfectly. The timeliness in receiving our collection was fantastic, as well. I am captivated every time I go back to look at everything. 

In addition to the absolutely fabulous pictures and videos, Erin and Seth were just so great to work with; they were the essence of calm and collected on a day that can get so hectic and crazy. So seriously, if you are looking for perfect wedding photographers/videographers, look no further! Do yourself the biggest favor and go with Wisdom-Watson Weddings. I could not recommend them more!

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"I am captivated every time
I go back to look at everything." 

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Leslie + Isaiah

I cannot say enough good things about Erin and Seth! From the very beginning of wedding planning, I maintained that the photography was the most important aspect for me. As a semi-professional photographer myself, it is not easy for me to hand over control of the camera, but I will never regret my choice in who I handed over control to.

My biggest praise of their work is that I never noticed them during the ceremony. They managed to get amazing, brilliant and even intimate photos without being obtrusive. So many of my family and friends have raved about the pictures, and I just can't stop looking at them! I couldn't be happier with my choice!

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"They managed to get amazing, brilliant and
even intimate photos without being obtrusive."

"They managed to get amazing, brilliant and even intimate photos without being obtrusive."

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liz + Danny

As soon as I came across Wisdom-Watson Weddings and spoke with Erin, I knew that we had found the photographer for us! She was comfortable to be around and listened to exactly what we envisioned, while providing professional feedback and being reliable and easy to work with. 

In the end, it wasn't just about the right pose or shot; for us it was about the emotions of the day. And Wisdom-Watson Weddings captured them perfectly. They were in all the right places to capture the traditional moments and the intimate ones that aren't planned. The final work they produced for us is beautiful and something I look forward to being able to look through for many years. 

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"They were in all the right places to capture
the traditional moments and the intimate ones."

"They were in all the right places
to capture the traditional
moments and the intimate ones."

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Lucy + Chris

Wisdom-Watson Weddings is an absolute dream come true! Erin was very responsive from my very first e-mail on, and one of her unique advantages is her journalism background, which she uses to capture your love story not just in pictures but also in article form. Having a professional put it into words was so much nicer than anything I could have cobbled together. 

On our wedding day, Erin and Seth worked seamlessly and nearly invisibly – but I never questioned that they were getting good shots. (Also, our day was quite cold, and  Seth was thoughtful enough to lend me his coat between shots.) I love all our photos and look forward to being able to display them prominently in all of our future homes!

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"On our wedding day, Erin and Seth
worked seamlessly and nearly invisibly."

"On our wedding day, Erin
and Seth worked seamlessly
and nearly invisibly."

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Emily + Ryan

Erin and Seth are amazing. They captured us, who we are and our true happiness. And the things they add beyond photos are such a special touch.

Our highlight film was perfect. Our best man's wedding toast told a little bit of how we met, and Erin incorporated his speech into our video. Words can't express what I felt hearing him tell our story while seeing our wedding-day happiness in the video clips.

Erin and Seth will always have a special place in our hearts. We will forever be so grateful that we chose them to capture our newest adventure in life.

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"They captured us, who we are
and our true happiness."

"They captured us,
who we are and
our true happiness."

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Megan + Adam

Wisdom-Watson Weddings did an amazing job with our wedding. My husband and I have nothing but good things to say about Erin. She did a wonderful job keeping me at ease throughout the wedding stress and capturing our special day. 

We went back and forth about adding the video option to our coverage, but I am so glad that we did. And our family and friends have all commented on how great all our photos are. Also, the turnaround time on everything was remarkable!

I would definitely suggest Wisdom-Watson Weddings and would choose them again in a heartbeat. 

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"My husband and I have nothing
but good things to say about Erin."

"My husband and I have
nothing but good things
to say about Erin."

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Carly + Anthony

Wisdom-Watson Weddings exceeded our expectations in every way! They did a fantastic job shooting the special details of our day that we would have missed otherwise. We will cherish our wedding photos and film for the rest of our lives!

We found Wisdom-Watson about a month before our wedding due to a postponed event on their books. Although we didn't have time to have a formal consultation due to our whirlwind wedding planning, they picked up on elements of our story during the wedding day and portrayed these so well in our photos and film. The work they do is truly stunning, and we are so grateful to have found them!

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"they picked up on elements of our story and portrayed these so well in our photos and film."

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keeley + ben

Erin and Seth did an amazing g job with our engagement and wedding photos. We will cherish the photos they took for a long time! They were also easygoing and easy to work with, while always striving to get the best shots on our wedding day.

We also used them for videography, which was the best decision! We loved that Wisdom-Watson Weddings was able to provide both photography and videography for us, and we highly recommend them!

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"We loved that Wisdom-Watson Weddings was able to provide both photography and videography."

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katlyn + caleb

We were so happy with Wisdom-Watson Weddings! Even with our rowdy group of groomsmen, Erin and her crew were very professional and fun to work with. Everything went very smoothly; we never had one issue with Wisdom-Watson's service. 

And we've received so many compliments on our engagement and wedding photos. We also loved how Wisdom-Watson captured our special moments through videography. They are great to work with; I'd recommend them to all my friends!

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"we've received so many compliments
on our engagement and wedding photos."

"we've received so many compliments on our engagement and wedding photos."

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Brittany + Josh

Words cannot describe how happy I am with my experience with Wisdom-Watson Weddings. Five stars is not a high enough rating; I wish I could give them 100! 

Erin and Seth did such an amazing job capturing every detail of our wedding. They both are so easy to work with and extremely kind. My husband made the comment, "I just loved that they weren't pushy and asked us for ideas of what photos we wanted." They truly cared about what we wanted for our special day. 

I would recommend Wisdom-Watson Weddings to anyone who is looking for an amazing photographer.

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"Five stars is not a high enough rating;
I wish I could give them 100!" 

"Five stars is not a high
enough rating; I wish
I could give them 100!" 

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caprice + Josh

Erin's talented work began long before our wedding day. Our engagement shoot was cozy and beautiful despite the cold weather, but what we loved most about Erin's photography that day was the story she told. We had the opportunity to tell our story, and in return, Erin gave us a lifetime of memories. 

Seth and Erin were great to work with on our wedding day. I can't thank them enough for being attentive to our large wedding party and capturing many details. Our wedding photos were beyond gorgeous. Wisdom-Watson Weddings captured the love, the life, the laughter and the moments of purely enjoying our wedding day.

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"We had the opportunity to tell our story, and
in return, Erin gave us a lifetime of memories." 

"We had the opportunity to tell our story, and in return, Erin gave us a lifetime of memories." 

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Angela + Ryan

If higher than 5 stars were available, I would give it in a heartbeat. Wisdom-Watson Weddings was absolutely amazing through every last minute of our day and so incredibly easy to work with. They had to tolerate the chaos of 40+ people on a party bus making stops to take pictures between the wedding and reception and were such good sports and so professional every step of the way. 

I've loved Erin's work and great eye since our engagement photos, and I'm already blown away with just our sneak-peek. I highly recommend them to anyone looking – but be warned, you'll be sad when it's all over and will start searching for the next life event you could have them shoot!

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"If higher than 5 stars were available,
I would give it in a heartbeat."

"If higher than 5 stars were available, I would give it
in a heartbeat."

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Dani + Ethan

I knew our photos were going to be good, but after viewing our slideshow (probably 100 times), I am totally blown away by Erin's talent! She exceeded my expectations, and I will be forever grateful we chose Wisdom-Watson Weddings to capture our special day. 

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"I am totally blown away by Erin's talent!
She exceeded my expectations."

"I am totally blown away by Erin's talent! She exceeded
my expectations."

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Anna + Shea

I hired Wisdom-Watson Weddings after searching for photographers who were affordable, flexible and did beautiful work. We were not disappointed! Erin and Seth were very flexible, and the pictures we got were amazing. They captured all the details and importance of our day. This was also the last time I got pictures of my grandfather, who passed shortly after. Thus our photos are a bittersweet reminder of how wonderful everything was. 

Our package came with a free engagement session, and those photos were also fantastic. I will cherish all the pictures and memories for the rest of our lives and definitely recommend Wisdom-Watson Weddings; the experience they created was awesome!

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"I will cherish all the pictures
and memories for the rest of our lives."

"I will cherish all
the pictures and memories
for the rest of our lives."

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Michelle + Mike

Erin and Seth did an amazing job capturing our special day! They were very attentive to all the details, ensured we got all of the pictures and poses we wanted and were so easy to work with. We are extremely happy with all of our pictures and would definitely recommend them to anyone!

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"They were very attentive to all
the details ... and were so easy to work with."

"They were very attentive to all the details ... and were so easy to work with."

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Jennifer + Brett

The things I was looking for in a photographer were: Journalistic style – I didn't want all posed pictures; I wanted to see what happened when I wasn't looking. And personality – I wanted someone I felt comfortable with. Wisdom-Watson Weddings fit all these criteria and more. We originally hadn't planned on getting engagement photos, but they were included in the package and turned out great. The feature article was something I had never seen before, and was a nice touch. The sneak-peeks and slideshows on Facebook were also added bonuses. Finally, I really appreciated their skill and experience. They have a good eye for what works and what doesn't, as well as for the overall flow of a wedding day. They also captured a lot of details that many photographers would probably miss.

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"They captured a lot of details that
many photographers would probably miss."

"They captured a lot of details that many photographers would probably miss."

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angela + Kevin

We used Erin and Seth for our wedding at a winery. They were able to take elements from our family (blended with 7 children) as well as elements from the venue and to create some very memorable poses and pictures.

They were also great at coming up with original ideas, as well as hearing us out to make sure that we got what we were hoping for. All of the pictures had great quality, and they captured every single part of our amazing day. Thanks to them, we have beautiful pictures to remind us of it. 

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"They were great at coming up with
original ideas, as well as hearing us out."

"They were great at coming
up with original ideas,
as well as hearing us out."

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Karissa + Justin

Wisdom-Watson Weddings is such a wonderful team. Our photos from not only our wedding but also our engagement session turned out beautifully. Erin and Seth have such an eye for little details that I would never have noticed, and I'm so excited they captured those moments. They also were so calm and flexible on our big day. 

Some of the things I loved the most were the written account of our story that Erin published with our photos, the large number of photos they provided and the video clips they produced. We also look forward to picking out pictures for the wedding album they'll design. 

They are amazing, and we highly recommend them! 

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"Erin and Seth have such an eye for little
details that I would never have noticed."

"Erin and Seth have such an
eye for little details that I would never have noticed."

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Darrah + Dylan

Erin and her team went above and beyond to take pictures of all of the events from getting ready, to ceremony, to reception. They took beautiful shots of the details as well as the people. She and her second shooter also did a good job of placing people for portraits and moving those along, as well as being a "fly on the wall" during other parts of the day.

Erin also had a very quick turnaround for delivering photographs. We had a sneak-peek within a week of the wedding and our full collection about a month after the wedding.

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"Erin and her team
went above and beyond."

"Erin and
her team went
above and beyond."

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Jordann + Tom

I couldn't have asked for better pictures! Erin and Seth were wonderful to work with. I'm very detailed-oriented, and Erin never minded my questions leading up to the wedding.

When I saw our engagement photos, I knew the wedding photos would be just as breathtaking, and Wisdom-Watson Weddings did not disappoint.

The photo album we received from them is something we will cherish forever. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for amazing pictures and wonderful people to work with. I couldn't be happier with my final product!

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"When I saw our engagement photos, I knew the wedding photos would be just as breathtaking."

"When I saw our engagement photos, I knew the wedding photos would be just as breathtaking."

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breanna + Ambriz

My family and I are so impressed by Wisdom-Watson Weddings! The videos and photos are incredible, and we received them very quickly. We are so happy with how everything turned out!

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"The videos and photos are incredible,
and we received them very quickly."

"The videos and photos
are incredible, and we
received them very quickly."

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Presley + Theo

Choosing a wedding photographer is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions. When it's all over, you really only have the photographs to help you remember and relive that amazing day. Erin and Seth delivered time and time again. Two reasons stand out to me the most when it came down to why we chose Wisdom-Watson Weddings. The first was the amount of freedom they allowed us. They had ideas, professionalism and experience, but they always allowed us to choose and have input. Everything was customized to us. The next major reason was affordability for the quality. I still am so impressed by their pricing and what you get for that price. Not only do you get quality photography, a great team and customized service, but you also have your memories for years to come. 

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"I still am so impressed by their
pricing and what you get for that price."

"I still am so impressed by
their pricing and what
you get for that price."

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kelly + greg

Erin's attention to detail is amazing. She has a very specific, clear vision and knows how to ensure that you'll have the best photos ever for your special day!

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"Erin's attention
to detail is amazing."

"Erin's attention
to detail is
amazing."

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Jennifer + Bobby

I want to take a minute to thank Wisdom-Watson for capturing the memories at my wedding so perfectly. It has been such a joy to work with them over the years. 

I met them when they photographed my brother's wedding, then got to experience their work again when they did my cousin's wedding. When it was my turn to say "I do," there was no other option in my head. 

The photographs speak for themselves, but it's the personal experience from start to finish that makes Wisdom-Watson so special. I cannot imagine ever using anyone else. If you are considering a photographer, I HIGHLY recommend Wisdom-Watson!

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"When it was my turn to say 'I do,' 
there was no other option in my head." 

"When it was my turn to say
'I do,' there was no other option in my head." 

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Emily + Brian

We had the most amazing experience with Wisdom-Watson Weddings from the very first time I contacted Erin. She is always prompt with her responses to questions as well as very accommodating of any requests. And wedding guests actually complimented us on how impressed they were with how professional and almost invisible our photographers were. As a bonus, Erin has a background in writing and goes above and beyond by telling your relationship story in her beautiful style of writing. Although I love our story, period, reading it in her words makes it sound like a fairytale that you just want to read over and over again. Since our wedding, we've hired her several more times, and every time, we were blown away by the finished product. 

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"guests actually complimented us on how impressed they were with our photographers."

"guests actually complimented us on how impressed they were
with our photographers."

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Sarah + Chad

Wisdom-Watson Weddings did an amazing job! Leading up to the wedding, Erin was very responsive and helped us fine-tune all of the details so the day was as low-stress as possible. Then that day, she and Seth were very professional and created awesome pictures. 

Within a couple of days of the wedding, Erin shared an awesome sneak-peek slideshow, and before we even got back from our honeymoon, she delivered all of our photos to us. Wisdom-Watson Weddings provided an amazing experience and was the best value we could find in the Kansas City area. Five stars all the way!

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"Wisdom-Watson Weddings was the best
value we could find in the Kansas City area."

"Wisdom-Watson Weddings was the best value we could find
in the Kansas City area."

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Larissa + Jamie

Erin and Seth are such a great team to work with! They did our engagement photos and our wedding photos. They are such a calming presence on a busy day, are always professional and capture the most amazing photos. They also offer a wide range of services including videography, wedding websites and wedding albums. Erin's background as a journalist provides a unique skill set that I haven't seen in other wedding photographers.

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"Erin's background as a journalist provides a unique skill set that I haven't seen in others."

You know time is fleeting, and your wedding day won't be different.
We see preserving your milestone as one of our highest callings.

you want to hold onto your moments
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One of the best parts of putting together a wedding day is creating a visual display that's all your own (and one we'll love to capture!).

you know beauty and how to make it 
you know beauty
and how to make it 
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Maybe that's a given for any wedding-planning bride-to-be! But just in general, you're always thinking of ways to make the most of life.

you love tackling a good to-do list  
you love tackling
a good to-do list  
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Whatever the size of your inner circle, meaningful connections matter to you. And so does sharing your big day with those you love the most.

you value substance in relationships
04

That's something to celebrate! And even amid 100+ wedding decisions you need to make, you don't lose sight of the "I do" they're all about.

you are marrying your best friend
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if:
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