In today’s Tips for Brides blog post, I’m sharing tips for choosing your wedding photographer! Your wedding photographer is one of the few vendors that will be with you from the beginning to the end of your wedding day (and your engagement session!) so in addition to finding someone whose work you admire, it’s important to find someone you absolutely adore on a personal level (and who adores you right back). There are a ton of tips out there but instead of overwhelming you in your busy wedding planning process, I’ll give you my top 3 pieces of advice! I was featured in a Vendor Spotlight on Just Dandy Events blog last year and was asked this question so I’m excited to reflect here today! Read below to see my top 3 tips 🙂
3 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
1. Find someone who suits your style
Your first step is to decide what style of photography you are drawn to. Light and airy? Dark and moody? Candids, posed or a mixture of both? Find what aligns with your vision for your wedding and go through your perspective photographers website, galleries and blog! Their website and easy navigation will show off their organization/professionalism, their galleries will show you their absolute best work and their blog posts will show you how they tell the story of a wedding day from beginning to end. If you love all of the above, move on to tip 2!
2. Find someone who suits your personality
This is SOOOO important! Your wedding photography experience should be personal. Go through their social media profiles (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and pay attention to their email tone to see if they are someone you genuinely like as a person! I truly believe your photographer shouldn’t be seen as just a vendor, but a friend. This will help you to feel relaxed and comfortable while getting your pictures taken during your engagement session and wedding day. A relaxed couple = better pictures and a better experience 🙂
3. Find someone whose photography experience suits your needs
You will probably see quite a few different packages when inquiring with various photographers. A package that includes an engagement session, at least 8 hours of wedding day coverage, a second shooter and digital files is a winner in my book! The packages may have add-ons such as a bridal session, an album or additional coverage so it all depends on your personal preference. So before you make your decision based on cost alone, truly study the packages to see that it includes everything you need.
I hope these quick tips help you in your wedding planning process! If you’d like to chat more about my wedding experience for your big day, feel free to send me an email through the Contact page! I’d love to hear your love story, all the fun wedding details and see if we are a good fit 🙂
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