Pro Tips... to picking the right wedding photog for YOU!


It's our very last installment of our summer Pro Tips series!  We've had a great time sharing some of our favorite wedding professionals with you and hope to run another Pro Tips series in the not too distant future! Last, but definitely not least, Amanda from Memories Through Time Photography is sharing her Pro Tips for picking the right wedding photographer for YOU!  It's not just about price, pretty pics and availability.  Read on for some less obvious but equally important deciding factors!

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  1. Ask to see an entire wedding collection from start to finish so you can see the photographer's consistency in their work.
  2. Do an engagement session so you can see how the photographer works.  This will also help you warm up to the camera if you're uneasy have your photo taken.
  3. Find out if a second shooter is included in the package.  If it's an extra expense/option to add on, consider upgrading and getting a second shooter.  You will get more angles and more shots that you can't go back and get after the wedding.

New Series :: Pro Tips... for the best wedding day photos by Kimberly Jarman Photography


We're kicking off a fun new series today called "Pro Tips..."!  Each Wednesday visit Brilliant Bridal on our blog or your favorite social media site to get the inside scoop from some of Arizona's top wedding professionals as they share their favorite wedding planning tips from their corner of the wedding world.  If you're planning a wedding, make sure you subscribe to our blog, like, or follow us so you don't miss any of their invaluable behind the scenes advice! Starting things off is our good friend Kim Jarman of Kimberly Jarman Photography!   Check out this award winning photographer's tips for getting the best wedding day photos below and stop by again next Wednesday for more Pro Tips!

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  1. When searching for a photographer, make sure you find someone who's work you LOVE and someone you trust!
  2. Amazing photography is not inexpensive, make sure that you set a realistic budget for the type of photographer you are looking for.
  3. Pictures are what count the most!  If you are on a budget don't compare photography packages by what you will get, but by the quality you will receive.
  4. Hire a professional wedding coordinator; they will save you money in the long run and take so much stress out of the wedding planning and day of the wedding.

Our Brilliant Brides - Featuring Emily!


We've said it before and we'll say it again, we love seeing pictures of our brides on their wedding day!  When it's the big day and you've spent hours in hair and make up and you're standing next to the love of your life, there is a smile and a glow that brides have that we just don't get to see at our bridal store.  Today's Brilliant Bride Emily couldn't be a more beautiful and radiant bride.  Scroll down for what Emily has to say about her experience finding her dream dress at Brilliant Bridal!

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My experience at Brilliant Bridal was wonderful! It was the second bridal store I shopped at, and I was very impressed with their selection and their amazingly affordable prices! My bridal consultant was very professional and knowledgeable. . .she brought me whatever I wanted to try on and there was no rushing or pressure involved. After the 6th dress, I had found "the one" that would be mine! I had a "vision" for my dress, so I had a few alterations made to make it exactly what I wanted--this is the beauty of Brilliant Bridal! Because their prices are so reasonable, you can afford to make alterations and create a unique, one-of-a-kind dress just for you and still pay under other retailers' prices! I would recommend Brilliant Bridal to any bride, especially if they are trying to remain within a budget!

Many thanks to one of our favorite wedding photography teams, Jon and Karyne Photography for sharing these gorgeous images with us!

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