You’re going to invest a big portion of your wedding budget in your wedding photographs. So, how do you make sure they are everything you want them to be? How do you have your perfect wedding photos? With more than 10 years of experience, photographing over 200 weddings and elopements, I’ve learned a few things that will make your wedding photography dreams come true.
perfect wedding photos begin with the right photographer
I’ve said this before—actually it’s right on my website, but your wedding day is one of those rare occasions in your life when all of your closest family and friends will be together in one place. Chances are, this will never happen again and your wedding photographs are supposed to document this rare occasion.
Choosing the right photographer you can trust to photograph the day will be one of the biggest decisions you make during the wedding planning process. This person needs to be able to blend in with your nearest and dearest, put everyone at ease, quietly observe and document the event like they are collecting moments, and deliver photographs you will love for a lifetime.
Perfect wedding photos begin with the right photographer.
friend for the day
Your photographer will spend the most time with you on your wedding day and be privy to many intimate and raw moments. It is so important that you feel comfortable with this person, that you can be yourselves with them, and that you trust them.
The more vulnerable you are with them, and the more comfortable you will be in their presernce will factor into the images that are created, especially during your more intimate parts of the day. The last thing you want to do is feel tense when your photographer is around when you are sharing a tender moment with a friend or your partner.
If you want your photos to feel wholly personal, and that they were taken from an insider's perspective on your day, then you want your photographer to feel like an extension of your family or friend group on your wedding day, and only you can decide who this person will be.
Good photography by an experienced photographer with the right equipment who understands all the intricacies of delivering photographs that you will love today and still thirty years from now is an investment. It will be one of the largest investments you make for your wedding and it should be.
So, and this is a really, really important “so”…
When you find a photographer you feel a connection with, whose work you adore and will age well, whose personality and humanity outshine others, and who have the experience that you can trust... snap. them. up.
“Loving” your photographer as much as you love their work will significantly impact the success of your wedding photography experience, and how you feel about your photographs when all is said and done.
Of all the pieces of advice that you apply, this one is the most important.
Choosing the right photographer for you is how you will make your wedding photography dreams come true.
And if you’re still looking for a wedding photographer I’d love to hear from you! Visit my website and use the contact form to get in touch.