Welcome back to another installment of Real Weddings Magazine’s Partner Profiles!
This week, we highlight Photography By Tammy‘s owner, Tammy Nguyen Le! This lady sure knows how to make a girl feel beautiful and sexy! Just take a look at her gorgeous photos! Take it away, Tammy…
Photography By Tammy
Tell us a little about your company? Wedding + Boudoir Photography. Edgy photography for sexy people.
When did you establish your business? 2008
Do you regularly blog? Yes, visit my blog here!
Can you share a funny/embarrassing/touching story about one of your clients? Not really about my couple, but about myself at a wedding.
At a recent wedding I was doing some formal group shots with the bridal party. I had them all lined up where I wanted them with the bridal party positioned perfectly behind the bride and groom. I was ready to take the shot, but notice the best man, which happened to be the groom’s brother, hiding behind the bride.
So of course, I asked the best man, “Best man, I cannot see you can you step a little to the left.”
…and when he did I turned my attention back to the bride and groom and with my mind still on the best man I said, “Bride can you please kiss (insert best man’s name).” Oh my gosh, I was mortified, but then I calmly said, “I’m sorry, I meant (insert groom’s name).”….and I should’ve left it at that. My mind was shouting Tammy, shut up, shut up, shut up….but my mouth obviously doesn’t work well in teams because I continued to say, “You know what I meant…..It’s the same thing.”
At that moment, My second shooter turned to me with wide open eyes and whispered, “It is totally not the same thing.” As if she was saying, Tammy, shut up, shut up, oh please be quiet too. She should’ve slapped me. Snap out of it.
At this point I’m so embarrassed I think I wanted to crawl in a hole and die.
Do you have secret vice or indulgence? What is it? I watch too much tv.
If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what elements would be most important to you? I got married a local venue and had my reception in a classic ballroom with 150 guests. 5 years later I look back and realized that wasn’t me. If I could do it over I would fly my family, his family, and my 2 best friends to Mexico and have a small wedding on the beach with less than 20 people. I think sometimes people have a wedding for the big production, but it’s important to remember your wedding is about being with the one you love and surround yourself with people who love you most and will be with you 20 years from now.
What advice would you can give to brides and grooms getting married today? A couple of things 1. Whatever happens will happen. Don’t stress yourself out on your wedding day if everything is not perfect. You are marrying your best friend. In the scheme of things, everything else will fall into place as it should. 2. Photography is important. After all is said and done the one thing that will travel with you from home to home is your pictures! Pick a photographer you trust and don’t settle!
Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Social Media Maven, Aimee Carroll.
Photos courtesy of Photography By Tammy.
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