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Your wedding day is the opportunity for an infinite amount of happy memories to be made and the opportunity for beautiful photographs to be taken that will tell a lovely story of your wedding and let you look back and remember your day. 

When you hire a professional photographer, you are not just hiring someone to take ‘snaps’ on your big day, but someone to capture every special moment and detail on the wedding day to create a fabulous album of memories full of emotions that you can relive as many time as your wish. 

Today, we had the pleasure of interviewing wedding photographer Brittany Sederburg from Sederburg Photography. She answered a few questions about her experience with photography and how simple it is to book your wedding with one of Missouri’s most reputable wedding photographers!

Brittany is very creative in her approach to capturing those magical shots that will serve as a lasting memory for happy couples. She is an expert in capturing milestone moments in a fun and creative environment with a mix of dark and moody, rich color shots. Here’s our interview with Brittany:

1. What common mistakes do you see couples making?

A common mistake I see couples making often is trying to plan many things in one day. When clients try to plan so many events in

such a short time on their wedding day, they end up stressed, behind schedule, and not able to really enjoy their wedding day. 

Being realistic in your schedule and the time that it will take to accomplish said events will make the day 100% better. Nobody wants to be rushed the entire day from this to that. Give yourself time to sit back and enjoy the day that you’ve spent months planning and

dreaming about.

2. What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?

The best tip I have for couples is to ask all the questions. No question is stupid. Ask all your vendors the ‘what ifs’ & the backup plans.

Ask vendors their opinions if you are unsure or stuck on something because most vendors have worked many weddings and will have

some insight that may help.

3. What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?

I strive to make all my clients feel comfortable and like friends. I am willing to help in whatever way that doesn’t interfere with shooting

to make their day the best it can be Before, during, and after the wedding. I feel like couples need to be comfortable with their

photographer as they will be with them most of the day. 

I love having a thorough consultation prior to booking to get to know my clients, answer any questions they have, and learn their expectations. During the consultation, I make sure we are a

good fit, personality-wise, and editing-wise. As I said most of the day I am with either the bride or the groom if it isn’t a good fit they

won’t be comfortable during their photos and it will show.

4. What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?

When hiring a photographer there are so many questions to ask-

-What gear are you shooting with? You may not know much about the gear but they do and they can explain what they have that will

best capture your day.

-Are you insured and licensed? Having someone licensed and insured will protect you on top of the contract should anything happen.

It also shows that your photographer takes their business seriously.

-What would happen in case of an emergency on the photographer’s end? Unfortunately, unexpected things happen, we hope and

pray they won’t, however on the chance that they do your photographer should have a clear outline or options of what to do.

-Have you shot at the venue prior or a similar venue? Being familiar with venues or styles of venues will help with your gallery. Barns

for instance, typically give off very warm tones, photographers need to be able to handle those.

-Can I see a full wedding gallery? It’s very easy to only post the best images from galleries on social media, not saying the entire

gallery isn’t beautiful. But just like when you take 100 similar pictures just to go through and pick the best 3 to post, so do

photographers. Look at full galleries, check out the editing style, and decide if it’s what you want.

5. What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?

The best advice I have is to do what makes YOU happy. It is YOUR day. It’s not about making everyone else happy but making sure

you are happy and you enjoy your day. I love to tell couples to remember to schedule maybe 5 minutes to be alone together. Give

yourselves time to celebrate just the two of you that you’re married.

6. What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?

I have to say that most of my weddings have been pretty normal. Nothing too crazy to talk about. I am very fortunate that my past

wedding clients and current wedding clients have been pretty amazing.

7. What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked, and why?

One wedding that sticks out to me most often is one I did for some amazing clients turned friends. For a while, I lived in Alaska, and upon

returning to the Missouri area I had to build a whole new client list. This couple won a giveaway I had. I actually knew the groom from

my very small town. You could tell they were IN LOVE. Just all around perfect for each other. 

During their wedding, it was nothing but smiles and excitement. Literal jumping for joy that may have broken a bed during bridal party robe photos. This couple strived to make the other smile. Since then I have been fortunate enough to photograph so many other milestones for them, and even the bride’s sister’s wedding which was just as sweet. 

The Bottom Line:

Photography is an art that needs a creative and experienced person to bring out the best possible shots. If you are still looking for a wedding photographer near the Springfield, Missouri area, we’d like our readers to know that Brittany Sederburg is bookable for weddings and other photography sessions.

As a skilled wedding photographer with over five years of experience, Brittany captures a story in every special moment with a click of the camera that documents lifelong memories, love, and joy. 

Would you like to see even more of Brittany’s wonderful photography? Make sure you visit her website: www.sederburgphotography.com and Facebook to view more jaw-dropping images. Reach out via email to chat with her directly (brittanynsederburg@gmail.com)

Thanks, Brittany, for your time and for sharing your insights with us today!

Regardless of the planning and arrangements you’ve made for your big day, you don’t want to be monitoring your day, you just want to enjoy every moment of your wedding day, and you certainly don’t want to deal with the stress of something going wrong.

A wedding coordinator will work alongside your vendors to ensure your special day is everything you dreamt of; calmly overseeing every element and carefully executing your vision without getting in the way or making any fuss.

They’ll make sure the day is all about you, resolving any last-minute issues as they arise so that you don’t even notice and stress about them. If you want to remember your big day, the feelings you felt, the food you ate, and the people you saw, an experienced wedding coordinator can make sure you have the time to focus on nothing but your wedding.

Today, we had the opportunity to interview one of our favorite wedding coordinators, Heather Ferguson! She brings to life so many beautiful weddings and her desire to serve couples and her attention to detail are truly inspiring! We asked Heather some questions about her business as well as some tips and advice for a newly engaged couple planning their wedding! Keep reading, there is so much to learn!!!

1. What common mistakes do you see couples making?

I think the biggest thing as a venue we run into is budget and dates. Many brides will say we are out of budget just while reading the initial information. Also, a lot of brides will come to us with a set date. It is not
common that we have specific dates open so being open to different dates is key.

2. What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?

The best tip I have is to STAY ORGANIZED! We as vendors are here to help you but if you keep notes and write questions down, you won’t lose sleep at night :)

3. What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?

At Anheuser-Busch Biergarten, we are an all-inclusive venue. We handle all the food and beverage as well as the day of coordination. We do our best to handle all the stress of most of the planning for you!

4. What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?

I think one thing that I stress to couples when they are looking for venues is to ask what is all included with rentals, food, beverage, service fee, etc. We personally combine a lot of our pricing to make it all-inclusive and sometimes that can be confusing while shopping other venues!

5. What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?

Remember, this is YOUR wedding. Not your parents, family, or friends. Do what makes you both happy! Once your guests see you both happy, they will love being a part of your day!

6. What’s the most unusual wedding you ever did?

We hosted a wedding last July where the couple was from 2 different nationalities. We hung 1000 origamis from the ceiling, danced around with a second line band down Lynch Street, and broke open a Saki barrel! It was awesome!

7. What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked on, and why?

I think back on the last year of weddings each one of them left a lasting impression on me. COVID-19 really hurt our brides mentally and emotionally and seeing them so happy on the day that we had planned
(for most) up to 2 years made it completely worthwhile!

The Bottom Line:

HAVEN’T BOOKED YOUR WEDDING COORDINATOR YET?

If you enjoyed reading this interview and would like to have a chat with a professional event coordinator, you can contact Heather at www.biergartenevents.com | Follow her on Instagram: @hrfevents | Facebook: The Biergarten STL

Browse Heather’s portfolio and read her reviews. If you are impressed by her previous work, trust your instincts and arrange to chat or meet with her further.

Thanks very much to Heather for taking the time out of her busy schedule to do this interview!