You are newly engaged with the weight of that ring still heavy and noticeable on your left hand. You tell your parents, family and friends. You pick a date, location and church. Then you Google “wedding photographer.”.
A gazillion websites pop up. How do you choose?
1. Ask friends for referrals if they’ve hired a wedding photographer in past. They will be able to tell you if they they enjoyed their experience on the day, prior to and after.
2. Meet with perspective photographers. They should be able to show you extensive portfolios of weddings they’ve photographed. You can also use this meeting to gage personality. After all, this person will spend more time with you on the day than almost anyone else. Make sure you want them around you!
3. Ask questions. Do they have contracts? Back-up equipment? What do they offer for packages? Etc.
4. Choose a photographer that will tell your story. Many photographers use fancy prose on their website to describe how they love taking pictures. That’s fine. However, capturing a wedding is all about photographing an emotional sequence of events. The photography should have symmetry, style and flow throughout the day. Your photographer should be a master at telling your unique story.
If you are looking for someone to capture your story, contact me for your 2012 wedding. I would love to visit over a coffee and hear about your bridal vision.