Bar and bat Mitzvah Photography- by Shani Barel – Serving the Great Los Angeles Area » modern photography with a twist of sarcasm

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Why I would hire an event planner

When a prospective client interviews me, I always ask them if they’re hiring an event planner or coordinator… some photographers will tell you that their having one indicates that the budget is there and this will be a fancy affair…to me it indicates a day going smoothly, a relaxed parent/ bride and at the end of the day – their expenses might even come in under budget so the extra funds can go to the honeymoon/ vacation/ college fund/ credit card debt.. whatever… one thing is sure – most things will run on time, I will have someone to ask questions and all in all the day and evening will go smoother… because when hiring a good event coordinator, he or she will take care of all the details you really, really don’t have the time for, especially on the day of… I would much rather just let the coordinator decide which side of the bar to put the monogrammed napkins.. which brings me to the main subject of this post and that is the wonderful and gorgeous Dee Gaubert, of No Worries Event Planning. I met Dee at an event I was photographing a few years back and we immediately connected – not just over living in the same area and raising children, but just over our views on life, work, casual wear and spending time in Paris… Dee is sweet, friendly, efficient, organized, fun, and always makes sure I get fed…Dee also flies once or twice a year to coordinate a wedding in Paris and I made her promise to get me over there to shoot a wedding.. hey, I can shoot a wedding in French, Mais Oui! ¬†Fromage! Merci, bisoux, au revoir!

So a few months ago Dee asked me to photograph her so she has a “decent” headshot for her website ABOUT page… we got Kari Cottom to make her up just a bit ( This whole Hair & Make up thing is totally growing on me…!!!) and since Dee only used one for her site and we had all these others, I thought they needed to see the light of day… so here they are Dee.. and Happy International Woman’s Day… You are one!

Oh, and the main reason to hire an event planner /coordinator/ day of? Because even though they told us we could, its no fun doing it all, on our own.

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