Engagement Season 2017
In the Wedding Industry we have a time period known as "Engagement Season". It typically starts on Thanksgiving and lasts until The New Year! Why all the hoopla? Well, according to statistics during this short window of time about 43% of couples get engaged. Why? Families are together during the Holiday Season and let's face it, people now like to go all out when Proposing! I mean seriously, have you seen the hype about Promposal's?? After the excitement wares off the planning must start! It can be very overwhelming! So many decisions to be made on where, how, by who, reception, home town or destination! Oh and then there is the honeymoon!! It can really be very time consuming like a second job!
What if I could offer you a affordable way to say "I Do" and you basically just have to show up? But wait...I think I got so caught up in the excitement of Engagement Season that I didn't introduce myself!
My name is Tracey Campbell. I have been a Photographer in the Coastal Carolina's for 18 years. I think many of you may know me as Tracey Floyd of Incredible Smiles Photography. Unfortunately, divorce does happen and I made the decision to go back to my maiden name. Regardless, I am still the same person and I still love Weddings! Being on my own really gave me the push and motivation to take my photography a step farther and offer Beach Wedding Packages. I mean, who better then a photographer with the eye needed for setting up and also who knows all the great vendors in the area.
Trust me, I could kick myself for not starting this sooner! I can't tell you how many weddings I have photographed over the years with things set up totally different then how i would have done it! There are ways that things should go depending on so many little things like: The time of day? is it sunny or cloudy? When will the tide be high? Where on the beach should things be set up? Then you have the reception and where should the cake go? I have probably seen the cake set up in some of the worst places! Sometimes I think couples think I am crazy for asking some of the questions I ask. But, it's all part of the bigger picture (no pun intended) YOUR WEDDING DAY!
As a photographer in the wedding business, I have been able to make some wonderful connections with vendors from every aspect needed for a wedding. I have trusted people I work with, whom I know will make your day memorable and special. Your day is very important to me and I will only connect you with another vendor who has the same approach as I do. Meaning they have to LOVE doing weddings!
As the Holiday Season and beyond continues, I would love the opportunity to see if we are a good fit. I will tell you up front, I am very detailed oriented. I am very hands on. I am involved in each step leading to your Wedding Day. I will be honest as well in letting you know I am very particular about those details. There may be times when you wonder....what is she thinking? While I have the trusted vendors to cover all the aspects like Officiant, DJ, Video, Set up, Day of Coordinator, hair/makeup and more!! I am just not very trusting of the planning phase. I do not have an assistant to help with that. I am going to have some days where I may spread myself a little too thin or the phone call or email I usually reply to within a few hours may take a few days....but I know I can count on ME to make sure all the details are taken care of when they need to be for Your Wedding Day!
If you are the type of person who wants to make sure things are done and done right then I am your person. Over the years i have found that you can't be a great fit for everyone. To me, if you are going to trust someone with your wedding day you must do that TRUST them. You may sometimes wonder if there is a reason for my madness! LOL You may even think does she know what she's doing? Rest assured, I totally know what I am doing and will make sure you and everyone at your wedding has the most memorable day ever!
So, as you are interviewing vendors in the area to handle the various services you will need, I would love to be considered to share the day with you. If you are looking for a small intimate wedding or more lavish, I can guide you every step of the way! My concierge services are included with each package I offer. If something isn't a part of my package or a upgrade to my packages I will assist the coordination of any other services you may need ( I do not charge a fee for the service). Even the Honeymoon and accommodations! Did I mention I am also a travel agent??!!
As we come to the end of 2017 I would also like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Let's not forget, Congratulations on your engagement and your 2018 Wedding!