After Garrett and I got engaged, and the planning began, my first thought wasn't the dress or the venue, it was the photos. Perhaps I'm not the typical bride, but the most important part of the wedding to me, is the captured memories. Even though our wedding package we booked in Costa Rica included a photographer, I talked my (now) husband into bringing Jessica with us instead. Who knows what kind of photos you'd get from someone in a foreign country! She was definitely the best money we spent on our entire wedding!
Jessica just seems to have an innate quality about her. She knows how to bring out the best in people -no matter how grouchy, irritated, hot or un-photogenic they may be. When she's around, you can't help but smile. Her upbeat and giggly demeanour made everyone feel at ease, not an easy task since it was 38 C the afternoon of our wedding!
The response we have got from our photos has been overwhelming! I can't tell you how many of our guests commented on how wonderful and professional she was. Many of them have said they plan on using her for their next events.
My husband, (like a lot of guys) wasn't nearly as enthusiastic as I was, about getting our pictures taken. I think he thought of it as a necessary evil... but I can honestly say, that even he had a good time while we were being photographed!
I think that if you have a destination wedding, you owe it to yourself to have a great photographer. You will not often go back to the same location, and every time you look at your photos, you will re-live the feeling of your wedding day.
I would absolutely recommend Jessica for any wedding, whether at an exotic location, or in your own back yard.
Simply put, Jessica completed the best day of our lives!
- Amanda & Garrett Hidber