If there is one thing you're going to splurge on for a wedding, splurge on photography. I'm serious. A good photographer is more than worth every single penny you spend. (Same goes for videography. I know it seems like an extra--we almost didn't do it at all, but I'm so so so glad we did.) I haven't pulled my wedding dress out of the closet in a year, but I look at our wedding pictures and videos almost every week.
When we started looking at photographers, prices seemed a little overwhelming on top of everything else in our wedding budget (because EVERYTHING for weddings is expensive, amiright?). Tyler met our photographer, Colby Moore, at a friend's wedding, and he gave me his name when we started searching for one for our own. I started looking through his work and knew he had to do our wedding. Then we talked pricing, which was relatively inexpensive for someone of his caliber and everything he included. He also was just a super cool, laid-back person, which was a huge plus. The last thing we wanted to feel during engagement and wedding photos was awkward and uncomfortable. He had us cracking up pre-wedding showing us hilarious YouTube videos and making quips like, "Photoshop can remove sweat, but it can't remove hatred." Ha! Seriously, if you're in the Springfield MO area and need a photographer, Colby is your dude.**
He also did our engagement pictures. Since it was supposed to be pretty dreary weather-wise in Springfield on the day we had set aside, he asked us if we would be game to drive a couple hours into Arkansas. So we did! Here are a few favorite shots from our day:
**Just to clarify, this is NOT a sponsored post. Colby has no idea I'm even writing this. Tyler and I are just big fans of his work and of him personally! You can see more of his work at www.colbymoorephotography.com and www.colbymoore.smugmug.com.