long veil on the beach in lyford cay cameron & kelly studio

We just received proofs of our engagement photos this week and we are so in love with how they turned out! I’ll be sharing them on the blog in a few weeks once we’ve narrowed it down but first I wanted to share a little about how we found our wedding photographer as I know many of you are recently engaged and planning your own weddings! And for the rest of you, at least there will be some good eye candy. 🙂

lyford cay wedding by cameron & kelly studio

lyford cay outdoor wedding by cameron & kelly studio

When we started looking for a wedding photographer, I was really focused on finding someone who captures candid moments and not just portraits and staged shots of the bridal party and groomsmen. I want our wedding to have a very fun, relaxed feel and it was important to find a wedding photographer whose work would reflect that! Enter Cameron of Cameron & Kelly Studio.

new orleans wedding by cameron & kelly studio

father and daughter wedding photo by cameron & kelly studio

I had actually met Cameron at our friends Jane and Scottie’s wedding in Lyford Cay two years ago. She was great about introducing herself to guests and taking pictures of all the little “in between” moments that the bride and groom aren’t always there to see. When we first got engaged, Jane texted me immediately and asked if we’d like an introduction to Cameron — she had just convinced her brother to hire Cameron for his wedding as well so clearly she couldn’t recommend her more highly!

bride in car shot by cameron & kelly studio

lyford cay rehearsal dinner by cameron & kelly studio

There are so many wedding photographers and you could spend literally days on Style Me Pretty combing through weddings in your area (and nationwide) trying to find the perfect match. But we already knew Jane and Scottie’s wedding photos had turned out beautifully and knowing that Jane could vouch for Cameron not just as a photographer but as a great person made the decision so easy — something just clicked and I instantly felt like I could close out of all the other wedding portfolios I was looking at online and commit to working with Cameron. Even despite her living across the country, she was so excited to travel to Nantucket both for the wedding and for engagement photos that everything fell perfectly into place.

wedding shot by cameron & kelly studio

beach campfire shot by cameron & kelly studio

We’ve definitely experienced the opposite — family and friends saying “whatever you do, don’t work with so and so!” — which is of course useful in its own way but I have complete peace of mind knowing that a dear friend of ours raves about the photographer who’s going to be capturing the most important day of our lives.

lyford cay wedding cameron & kelly studio

lyford cay wedding photographed by cameron & kelly studio

P.S. You can always read more Wedding Wednesday posts here and check out my wedding board on Pinterest here!

*all photos taken by Cameron & Kelly Studio


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  1. I love your tips for finding a wedding photographer. We’re hoping to find the perfect match for us, so this is helpful. I like how you relied on someone else’s recommendation and vouching, so we’ll have to find someone to give us that sort of recommendation.

  2. Wow! We are blushing! Thank you for all the kind words. So thrilled to work with you and Will and your families. I think it’s so smart to choose a photographed based on recommendations. It was so great that we got to make a connection at Jane’s wedding too.