Your wedding day will go by so quickly that you’ll want to be sure you absolutely adore the photos you get to take away from that magical day! We truly believe that hiring a professional wedding photographer is vital to the success of your special day, so we have compiled a list of some tips and tricks for you to make finding your dream photographer an easy and exciting process!
Photo by Eric & Jamie Photography
Figure out your photography style: Sit down with your groom-to-be and discuss what style of wedding photography you are dreaming of. Wedding photography can range from fine art to photojournalistic, so you want to narrow down what type of style you like best. Every photographer does things a little differently and each have their own style, so you want to know what exactly you’re looking for when it comes to your wedding photos.
Do your research: Most photographers will have photos of past weddings on their websites which will give you a good idea of their style and the types of weddings they have worked. Search through their social media and past client reviews to get a good sense of your photographers experience with weddings. Also, ask potential photographers to see a full gallery they have shot!
Meet them: When you find a couple of photographers that meet your standards, be sure to set up in-person or FaceTime meetings with them. You want to make sure you and your fiance feel completely comfortable around them since they will be with you all day on the biggest day of your life!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions: You’re going to have a million questions for your potential wedding photographer whether it be about pricing, what types of shots they will be taking, or how will they organize all of your family members into one shot… So be sure you ask them up front! A good wedding photographer will have answers to your questions and be excited to work with you.
Photo by Alisha Crossley Photography
Take your time finding the photographer that’s just right for you and your fiance! It’s worth every minute of your energy, time and money in the end.