Don’t Skimp on the Photographer - People think that anybody with a point-and-click digital camera can adequately shoot your wedding. But photos and video are the things you’re going to show people and look back on years later. You’ll want them to be great. Everything else from the wedding—the food, the music, the flowers, the dress—lasts only for the day. Don’t go cheap on the one the thing you’re going to have forever.
— --DFW.com Ink Edition, June 3-9, 2010

Wedding Day Do-Over: Brides Reveal what they would have done differently

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/wedding-do-over_n_2903683.html

Would you trust a family member or friend with a good stove/oven to cater your wedding? 

http://petapixel.com/2013/10/04/save-big-money-hiring-professional-wedding-photographer/


Brandon was wonderful to work with. We met with several protographers and he was our favorite by far. We loved how his rates were posted on his website and he was honest and upfront from the first time we met him. He was flexible, listened to our requests, and gave us some ideas. We told him we loved candid shots, those were the most important to us. He provided us with hours of coverage and did an amazing job. It’s hard to imagine one person took all of those photos! He is flexible and will work with you. Our agreement with Brandon was that we could keep our digital files. We were surprised how many photographers would not do this. Overall, he did a wonderful job and we thank him for truly capturing our wedding exactly as he promised.
— Alicia
Very affordable for the amount of talent he has! Our engagements, my wife’s bridals, and our wedding portraits were great. He is great to work with and does everything very quickly (fast turn-around time.) All around great vendor.
— Brad
Brandon was with us from the beginning; he shot our engagements, my bridals, and our entire wedding day. Our initial engagement plans were ruined by the weather, but he was more than willing to help us come up with other location ideas and helped us to still get some great shots. On the day of my bridals, he went to multiple locations with me for several hours and I could not have been happier with my pictures; they’re beautiful and people talked about them all night when we revealed a few at the wedding. (We still get so many great comments from our wedding gifts even half a year later.) The day of our wedding, he was there with us through everything from getting ready to when we left the reception after midnight. The shots from that day are detailed, edited beautifully, and definitely something that we will love sharing with family members and kids on down the line. I spent months searching for a photographer, and Brandon’s rates were some of the most affordable I found. Great photographer full of talent; and, very wonderful personality that will help you to feel comfortable during any of your sessions!
— Heather
Brandon did an amazing job with our wedding photos. He was very flexible when I made some last minute time adjustments. Our wedding photographs turned out so well with all the special moments captured beautifully. Brandon was very professional to work with and his rates were very reasonable. Him providing us DVDs of all the digital pictures so we can make our own copies was an extra bonus. We also appreciate how quickly he made our proofs available to view. Now the hard part is to try to choose the pictures we want to have printed since there are so many good ones to choose from. I highly recommend Brandon Wade for wedding photography or any special event.
— Megan
Brandon was referred to us by a family member who is also in the photography field. Brandon had shot her wedding and her bridals, both of which were stunning. She was thrilled with her pictures and could not say enough glowing things about Brandon, so we took her advice and we are so thankful we did. Brandon shot our engagement pictures at the State Fair last October. We had such a blast with Brandon and Lindsey; they managed to capture the most romantic, reflective, and creative shots of us. We have family members all over the world that have raved about his work. When the wedding day came, Brandon was able to capture some of the most memorable parts of our day. From the giggles in the beginning to the solemnity of the Mass and the joy in the reception, he caught it all. We were so thankful for this as our wedding day certainly buzzed by, but we’ve flipped time and time again through the pictures and we will for years to come. I would recommend Brandon to anyone for a wedding, engagements, bridals, and any other special occasion. He’s affordable and creative and has a way of making you feel comfortable in front of the camera so he can get truly authentic shots, rather than the awful posed shots that we all dread. Working with Brandon was a pleasure and I would be happy to recommend him in the future.
— Holly