Weekends Are For Weddings
By Jess Casey
Your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co, talks all things weddings as a seasoned photographer in the industry. Here Jess will give her take on various wedding topics, give advice, interview other wedding vendors & professionals and even read some red hot wedding tea found on Reddit. New episodes will drop every Friday, because after all... weekends ARE for weddings. Follow along on Instagram: @weekendsareforweddings
Episode 14. (Reddit Ep) A Whole Lot of Zillas
REDDIT EPISODE! Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., as she talks about Zillas! That’s right - anyone can be a Zilla. In the wedding world the most coined term is BRIDEzilla, but in the Reddit world anyone can be a Zilla. Momzilla, cousinzilla, friendzilla... you name it. So this week Jess dives into a few different Zilla situations that you may or may not have seen a time or two. Take a listen now. Make sure to rate and subscribe!
November 18, 2022
Episode 13. Preppin’ For My Weddings
Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., as she goes over what she does to prep for each wedding. The process starts months beforehand and she has a whole lot goin’ on to keep her on track and streamline everything for the day-of. Not a beat is missed! Take a listen if you’re interested in learning more about her wedding prep processes and how she brings her A game to each wedding day.
November 11, 2022
Episode 12. (Reddit Ep) It’s All About Timing
REDDIT EPISODE! Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., she dives into stories all relative to timing. Timing is important when it comes to weddings. Whether it be making sure your mother shows up on time for once, why planning a wedding on a whim in 5 days is not ideal or why telling your BFF she can’t get pregnant before her wedding 2.5 years away... well, it’s all relative. Story 1. https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/x2fpbv/aita_for_tricking_my_parents_into_being_on_time/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Story 2. https://www.reddit.com/r/weddingshaming/comments/yl7gt8/bridezilla_announces_her_wedding_a_week_before/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Story 3. https://www.reddit.com/r/FriendshipAdvice/comments/ykpox2/my_bff_said_i_cant_be_pregnant_at_her_wedding/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
November 04, 2022
Episode 11. JESS HAD HER WEDDING
Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., as she talks all about her VERY OWN WEDDING DAY!!! She’s taken a little hiatus as the busiest time of year ensued after her wedding on 9/24/22. But she’s here to talk about her wedding day from start to finish! She hopes you’ll take a listen. Leave a comment with any questions you might have about her event!
October 28, 2022
Episode 10. You won’t catch me pedal biking photos to my client
REDDIT EPISODE! Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., as she reads through 3 Reddit stories this week! Story #1: https://www.reddit.com/r/WeddingPhotography/comments/wk4afa/my_summer_horror_story/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Story #2: https://www.reddit.com/r/bridezillas/comments/wn3qvz/bride_demands_2x_12_tier_cakes_from_baker_sister/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Story #3: https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/wvreag/aita_for_changing_the_way_my_mil_looks_in_my/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
September 09, 2022
Episode 09. Wedding Nightmares
Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., as she talks about a sticky situation from last weekend AND some fun wedding nightmares that various followers submitted!
August 26, 2022
Episode 08. Gas Leaks?! & 3 things you should NOT skimp on for the wedding
Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., for this two part-er as she shares some wild stories shared by a fellow vendor and past couple. AND, learn how Jess had to handle a GAS LEAK at a wedding!! The second half of the episode Jess will share the top 3 things you shouldn’t skimp on when it comes to planning an event. I’m sure you can guess what number one is, but tune in to hear the other two!
August 19, 2022
Episode 07. Random Reddit Finds
REDDIT EPISODE! Sorry we missed you last week! Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., with some fresh Reddit stories! There’s no rhyme theme to these stories this week, and FULL DISCLOSURE... Jess’ voice is still recovering from when she had the vid so fair warning, this episode is a little choppy in all areas. Story #1. https://www.reddit.com/r/wedding/comments/wgat7g/is_it_okay_to_walk_myself_down_the_aisle/?sort=top Story #2. https://www.reddit.com/r/wedding/comments/w2qyjf/my_grandma_thinks_our_gift_idea_is_tacky/?sort=top Story #3. https://www.reddit.com/r/wedding/comments/w704br/colleague_has_invited_himself_to_my_wedding/?sort=top Story #4. https://www.reddit.com/r/wedding/comments/uvead3/aita_for_not_wanting_to_give_a_refund/?sort=top Story #5. https://www.reddit.com/r/wedding/comments/v2emel/aita_wedding_edition/?sort=top
August 12, 2022
Episode 06. What does Jess REALLY do?
Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., as she walks you through the entirety and behind the scenes of what she does with each wedding couple that she works with! It’s not just taking pretty photos and adding filters. There’s MONTHS of work that goes into each booked event. It can seem impossible for people to truly understand what goes into wedding photography, running a business and making the most magical images happen when there are so many moving pieces. Wedding photography is not cheap... and there’s a reason why! Take a listen now and let us know what you think.
July 29, 2022
Episode 05. Wedding Debatables
Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., as she talks about more wedding topics that can be controversial, or debatable, if you will. Garter tosses? Open bar vs. cash bars? DOLLAR DANCES? Jess will cover an array of topics and give her opinion as both someone who sees a lot of weddings as a photographer, but also as someone who is planning her own wedding. Let us know what you think of each topic!
July 22, 2022
Episode 04. Throwing photographers under the bus
REDDIT EPISODE! Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., as she essentially throws her own kind under the bus. That’s right - she will read reddit stories regarding bad photographer experiences and will give her take on each story. Trigger warning, this could make you lose sleep if you’re planning a wedding. But alas, it happens and this is what Jess would do! Let us know what you think!
July 15, 2022
Episode 03. HOT TOPIC: First looks or nah
Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., as she hits on one of the hottest topics in the wedding industry. First looks are super controversial, so listen as Jess gives her take on why or why you should consider a first look. As well as hear what her real life clients have to say about them. Let us know if you’re team first look or nah!
July 08, 2022
Episode 02. Wedding Reddit Stories
Join your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., as she dives into some wedding reddit stories and gives her take on the sticky situations. A “bridezilla” loses her photographer AND DJ on her wedding day (yikes!), an awkward alternative to a garter toss & 2 AITA stories. Let us know your takes! Reddit story 1. https://www.reddit.com/r/weddingshaming/comments/u177h4/choosing_beggar_bridezilla_loses_dj_and/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Reddit story 2. https://www.reddit.com/r/weddingshaming/comments/u51ayj/bridetobe_asking_for_alternatives_to_the_garter/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Reddit story 3. https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/tc6ux5/aita_for_wearing_the_same_color_dress_as_the/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf Reddit story 4. https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/tgy726/aita_for_walking_out_of_my_friends_wedding/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
July 01, 2022
Episode 01. This is the intro, pilot or...whatever
Welcome to the Weekends Are For Weddings (WAFW) podcast! This is episode one with your host, Jess Casey of Coral Compass Photo Co., where we dive into what this podcast will be about. We are here to talk about all things wedding related and episode one covers how Jess got into the wedding industry as a 7 year photographer and what’s to come on the WAFW pod. Let us know what you think!
June 27, 2022