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Cassidy Drury is a Kansas City based Luxury Wedding Photographer specializing in documentary and timeless work. She is an expert in her industry and available for travel.

Currently booking 2024 and 2025 weddings

Picking the Perfect Wedding Venue

Hey there, lovebirds and photography fanatics! I'm Cassidy Drury, and today, we're diving headfirst into the exhilarating world of picking THE wedding venue that's going to make your photos POP. As a wedding photographer extraordinaire, I'm here to serve up some piping-hot tips on finding that venue that'll make your wedding album the envy of all.

Style Matchmaking: Where Venue Meets Vision

Before you start mentally redecorating, let's talk about your photography style, shall we? Are you all about rustic romance in a countryside barn or dreaming of a glitzy ballroom bash? Your venue needs to be BFFs with your vision. Trust me, a venue that matches your photography style is like a match made in matrimonial heaven!

Let There Be Light: Sun-Kissed Windows and Nature's Spotlight

Speaking of heavenly matches, let's talk natural light, the photographer's secret weapon. Look for venues that let that glorious sunshine stream in through big ol' windows or boast enchanting outdoor spaces. Why? 'Cause it'll have you basking in a soft, glowy radiance that even the most top-notch filters can't replicate. Say cheese to that!

Backdrop Brilliance: The Venue's Visual Oomph

The venue's backdrop needs to be more fabulous than your Aunt Mabel's infamous wedding hat. Whether it's breathtaking landscapes, serene lakes, or a cityscape panorama, it should make your photos go from "nice" to "OMG, frame that!" Stunning surroundings are not just for show; they're the fairy dust that elevates your whole wedding experience.

Shape-Shifter Spaces: The Ultimate Wedding Chameleon

Versatility is the name of the game, folks! You need a venue that's got a few tricks up its sleeve. Look for places with indoor and outdoor options and pockets of uniqueness. Why? 'Cause different moments need different vibes, and a versatile venue lets you play around and have those creative moments.

Architectural Charms: The Cherry on Top

Just like you wouldn't have cake without frosting (the horror!), your photos need architectural details to make them pop. Think grand staircases, intricate doorways, and charming nooks. They're like little cameos that add depth and sophistication to your photo story. Picture perfection, indeed!

Seasonal Sizzle: Timing is Everything

Consider your wedding season when you pick a venue. Different seasons bring different photo opportunities. Winter weddings can have cozy fireplaces, while spring and summer bloom with gardens and flowers. Each season adds its own magical touch. So, embrace what Mother Nature dishes out!

Golden Hour Glory: That Magic Hour

Alright, here's a pro tip: the "golden hour." It's that time right before sunset when everything's bathed in a warm, dreamy glow. Venues that allow for outdoor photos during this hour are the real MVPs. Trust me, you'll want to be in the spotlight during this magical time.

Weather Warriors: Backup Plans and Plan B's

We can't predict what Mother Nature's got up her sleeve, so make sure your venue has a rock-solid backup plan. Indoor spaces for backup mean you won't end up with soggy photos if rain decides to crash the party. Dry photos are happy photos!

Crowd-Sourced Wisdom: Real Couples' Reviews

Don't just take my word for it; listen to the pros – real couples who've walked the wedding walk. Check out reviews and recommendations to get the inside scoop on how well a venue plays nice with weddings and photography. It's like having a backstage pass to the wedding world!

Photographer Power: Tap into the Expertise

And finally, never underestimate the knowledge your photographer brings to the table. We've seen it all, folks, and we've got insights to spare. We're here to make sure your photos are picture-perfect, so ask away and let us guide you to that dream venue.

Now, go forth, my fellow wedding warriors, and conquer the quest for your picture-perfect wedding venue! May your venue hunt be as thrilling as your love story, and your wedding album a masterpiece for the ages. Happy venue hunting, and remember, your photos are gonna rock!


Hello, I'm Cassidy, the creative eye behind the lens. My journey as a wedding photographer is fueled by a profound love for watching stories come to life through the art of imagery. Every wedding I capture is a unique tale of love, emotion, and connection, and it's my privilege to translate these moments into timeless photographs. With each click of the shutter, I aim to narrate the beautiful, unfolding stories of couples on their special day. Join me on this visual journey, and together, we'll explore the magic of love and storytelling through the lens.

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