We asked experts from a broad range of industries to open up to us about things they know about their industry but that we probably don’t and we’ve shared some of those responses below.

Emily Woods | Wedding Photographer

I think a huge misconception is how much time is dedicated to each wedding as a photographer. Actually taking photos of the day is a huge part, but the real work starts when I get home. It takes me about 30-35 minutes to upload an average of 2500-4,000 photos I usually take during a normal wedding. Then, it takes me several weeks of editing sessions of at least 15 hours per week to get to the final photo delivery. So that’s why I tell people that wedding photographers are (most of the time) worth what they charge! Read more>>

Lisa Garcia | Chandler / Owner at Ouachita Wax and Naturals

My first thought is that there is an incredible amount of information regarding candles that most people, including myself, never knew or thought about when lighting a candle. There can be an immense difference in the quality, and ultimately safety, environmental, and health impact of a burning candle in your home. The type of wax used, the type of fragrance oil, the type of wick, the dyes, and any other additives can greatly affect what that candle produces and releases into your environment as it burns in your home. Read more>>

Steve Kemble | Lifestyle Expert

People perceive that the world of planning events, meetings and weddings as a “glamorous” job! While we do create glamour for our clients, it is also one of the most stressful jobs in the world. In many cases you are responsible for planning the most important event in a person’s life. You need to be: *A highly organized individual *You will be juggling various tasks each and every day, so you must be able to multitask *”The devil is in the details”, which makes event, meeting and wedding planning fairly “devilish”… Read more>>