Do we really need a wedding planner?

Do we really need a wedding planner?

There is nothing more gratifying than witnessing my Bride’s & Groom’s reaction as they walk into their venue for the first time, and see every detail they envisioned come to life.

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So let me begin… No wedding is the same and no couple is the same, BUT I can tell you there are similarities between every wedding, including the fact that you should be enjoying your special day, and not focusing on all the tiny details.

Because you put so much time, energy, money and love into bringing your BIG DAY TO LIFE, instead YOU SHOULD BE SAVOURING EVERY MOMENT WITH YOUR NEAREST AND DEAREST - not leaving those closest to you to do the running around - THAT’S WHAT WEDDING PLANNERS ARE HERE FOR!

Leading up to the Wedding Day, so much goes into the planning - from firstly understanding the aesthetic and overall feel of the Big Day, to then getting down to the fine details through:

Vendor Recommendation + Meetings & Coordination + Floor Plan Overviews + Wedding Timeline Organisation + Monthly Check-ins to keep you on track.

…Roughly speaking and only based on my own photography experience here, there are a number of important steps in a wedding that it’s worthwhile having “captured” in a picture. These are the main steps together with an estimate of their duration:
60 minutes - Bride Prep
30 minutes - Bridal Party Photos
30 minutes - Bride (+ Groom) Photos
30 minutes - Family Photos (if you have large extended families, it may take longer)
15 minutes - Reception Decor Photos
10 minutes - Ceremony Decor Photos…

…the list goes on as you imagine, and so many other items that come about for each wedding but having your DREAM TEAM lifting all the weight from your shoulders, actually makes your DREAM DAY much more enjoyable.

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Ah many more factors go into the Big Day, but I can’t wait to tell you about the wedding planner that I had a pleasure to be working with - Davina Marques from the DKM events.

Davina is a warm and such an energetic person that you just wish to be around. Not only working together is an easy process but having her as a company while enjoying some delicious meal, is an absolute blast.

Not to forget to mention that her curiosity is fascinating, here she tries to find out what inspires you, how your life experiences and passions will help to define your next big event. Keeping you on a budget its her big goal to achieve and helping to find the vendors that fit your needs and handle all of the paperwork, scheduling, and appointments to ensure a stress-free planning experience…

Here I truly believe that wedding planning teams ensures that YOU ARE ABLE TO BE PRESENT AND ENYOY THE MOMENT - handling all of the planning prior to ensure things are on track + being present on the day-of to keep everything running smoothly.

GREAT THINGS IN BUSINESS ARE NEVER DONE BY ONE PERSON. THEY ARE DONE BY A TEAM OF PEOPLE, - Steve Jobs
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As a final result on the picture above, I had a wonderful opportunity working with this AMAZING TEAM and without everyone’s collaboration, the real magic won’t be going so smooth as it was.

So massive applause, everyone!

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Meet the photographer

Meet the photographer

Popping to say HI to an old and a new friends here...!

My 2019 has been going way too fast... and here is me surrounded by my own #MotherhoodVibes.

For those who don’t know me yet I’d like to make a brief introduction and also hear from you too...

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I’ve been a people’s photographer for more a decade now - I started photographing things while I travelled, then my friends + family invited me to be their wedding photographer... and here my #DreamLife rollercoaster as a photographer continues... Now mainly I reflect on a lifestyle stories for intimate love reunions, beautiful mama’s and business owners based in #London.

I was born and raised in my beautiful #Lithuania and lived around #Europe for more than a decade now...
If you had asked me a 6-7 months ago to paint a picture of what my life would look like when I am not photographing..., it would have included plenty of travelling + tons of fitness goals and I would never said no to a red lipstick...

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I’m a tiny a bit nervous (and MEGA EXCITED), but it’s official, from now I’m nesting for my #BabyBambino to arrive and this 2019 Christmas where I’ll be joyfully joining all the bear mama’s photographers side...

Kind of getting ready for a #WorkingMums challenge...!

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Ernesta & Liepa - We all carry the seeds of life within us

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Ernesta & Liepa - We all carry the seeds of life within us

We all carry the seeds of life within us. We are born with these seeds. We may think of them as babies, ideas, projects or dreams. A seed gets to be birthed into the world through us and us…

A part of us is always in the seed. The baby carries the seed of the mother and the father, and at the same time carries his/her own seeds for new generations to come. 

The family connection has commonly named the call of the blood. It is the call of the initial seed that connects us all. 

To me as a photographer, capturing a mother and her child is magical. Through my lens I get to witness the blooming of a new seed. But this new seed could have not been here without the seed of the mother and the father.

I believe that years later when we get to look back at our childhood photos we all want our photos to reflect the initial connection we had with our parents. The truth is there would be no us without them. 

The birthing process requires courage, intuition, love and trust. The trust in the divinity of the seed to know what to do and how to evolve without our help. However, the seed needs the mother’s help to be birthed into this world. 

We all are bathed with the mother’s love when we take our first breath. That love is there, unshaken, unchanged for us to soak on throughout our lives. It is that love that gets to be captured in time through photos. It is the bravery of the mother, the love in her eyes, the connection with her baby and the trust in the divine.

…here I am, let me tell you Ernesta’s and Liepa’s story…

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…I have never photographed a mother that I didn’t learn something in the process… and I am most thankful here to Ernesta’s family shared all the heartwarming memories with me…

Joana xoxo

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