Hey, hey, heyyyyy! My name is Jessica (aka Wayfaring Wanderer) and I am a free-spirited photographer who loves working with couples, individuals, and families who are committed to travel, adventure, and laid-back lifestyles. I've lived in the Boone, NC area since 2005 and I'm known for capturing the spirit of the folks I photograph—the expressions, gestures, and details that are outward expressions of our innermost selves. While I'm primarily a wedding + elopement photographer, I also love working w/ individuals/couples/families that are traveling to the High Country area to getaway to the mountains. I absolutely love what I do and am so grateful to work with some of the most amazing people in one of the most beautiful places EVAR. Let’s go on an adventure!
June 9, 2016
When I was finally ready to begin the process, I had no clue how to start wedding planning. I was getting lost in all the details that weren’t as important instead of focusing on what mattered most. Then one day the graphic designer in me said, “Why don’t we approach this like any other project we’d take on and work backwards?” So, that’s what I did!
I asked myself some critical questions like how do I/we want to feel on our wedding day, what sort of atmosphere do we want to create for our guests, and I also thought about everything that was and wasn’t important to us. Having a beautiful location with mountains around us was one dream we had. We wished for our family and friends to experience what a summer day in the mountains was like. When the wedding venue that was just right for us presented itself we knew it was meant to be because it was exactly what we had envisioned!
Once you visualize and externalize your desires you’ll be that much more prepared to design the wedding day of your dreams. I’ve gone over How to Make a Wedding Guest List, and once you’ve sat down and figured out your wedding budget—which is coming soon, what’s next is determining when and where to get married. Your date and wedding venue are one of the first big decisions you make to get the wedding planning process moving. But first, let’s help you clarify your wedding vision because it’s the best place to start!
Save yourself time by finding out as much as possible before scheduling a wedding venue visit. There’s a lot you can discover by visiting their website and reading the details and information available before you make contact. Write down any questions that you want to remember to ask when you call.
You can narrow down options based on amenities, price, capacity, noise ordinances, food restrictions, alcohol licensing, etc. The venue you choose will help set the stage for your entire wedding day so be sure to do your research before setting up a meeting with a potential venue.
If you have any specific questions about how to decide when & where to get married or if you have any tips to add, please share. Just leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you! Need more help with wedding planning? Here’s a post with 5 steps to start planning your wedding that will have some more quick tips!
Next up in the “How To Start Planning Your Wedding Series“ is “Hiring a wedding planner vs. doing it yourself” and it will focus on the pros and cons of both. You’ll also get another set of worksheets as a freebie. My mission is to help educate you on the benefits of a wedding planner and how to find one that will fit your needs for your wedding day but I also want to offer tips if this isn’t in the budget! Subscribe to the Weekly Wander so you don’t miss any fresh content from the new series.
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My name is Jessica and I’m a wedding, engagement and lifestyle photographer based in Boone, NC. I’m known for capturing the spirit of the folks I photograph–the expressions, gestures, and details that are outward expressions of our innermost selves. I love working with couples, individuals and families who are committed to travel, adventure, and laid-back lifestyles. If you think we might be kindreds, I invite you to connect with me!
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Thank you so much for taking the time to contact me. I'm truly grateful to do what I love and I appreciate your time and consideration in advance! My response time is 24-hours for all wedding, engagement, and family photography inquiries. I look forward to connecting with you soon! In the meantime, let's be friends on Instagram. I love sharing a behind-the-scenes look at life in Boone, NC as a wedding photographer!
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