Planning your own garden wedding is a balancing act. Knowing what you want can ensure no moment is missed. From bridal portraits, engagement portraits, wedding to reception photos, having a well planned list of your expectations keeps your photographer on task. You are responsible for your photographer to meet these expectations -- don't rely on them to know what you want. Whether you pay for your photographer or it is gifted, clear goals must be set to capture the photos you imagine. Find or create backdrops that are not distractions from your photographic expectations.
Below is a link to checklists, planning & inspirational photographs.