December 23, 2014 , Bride Tips
Did you just got engaged? Congrats! I am guessing you stumbled upon our page because you are looking for a wedding photographer. Great! We want to tell you a few things to help you in the journey of finding your perfect photographer!
1. Be relieved!
We are not going to push you or make you feel pressured to book with us. Our heart is to book clients who we feel appreciate our work, who we are, and overall is a perfect fit. We want you to go with your gut and book the photographer you are excited about working with.
2. Be aware.
Look into all of the details a photographer gives. Ask questions. One price may look higher or lower but every photographer has different packages and pricing formats. Our prices are a flat fee plus tax. What you see on the website is the actual cost for everything. It includes you high res files with a print release. When comparing be sure to get the full list of what is included.
3. Be friends!
Don’t hire a photographer you don’t get a long with. Be friends and get to know them. Your photographer is the person you will spend the most time with, even more than your soon to be spouse on the day of the wedding. You want to know this person connects with you so you don’t feel uncomfortable all day.
4. Be alert.
Look for red flags. Are they unorganized? Did they lose something? Did they not call you back for a week? You want a photographer who is organized to ensure your day moves smoothly. I can’t stress how important this is. A photographer that is unorganized could change the entire timeline of your day..we have seen it! Give the photographers that respond quickly and efficiently your time. Trust me it’s worth it.
5. Be honest.
What is your real style? Book someone who you know can handle your wedding theme and style correctly. If you spent more on your center pieces then you thought then it might be a good idea to hire a photographer who shoots details well. If your having a barn wedding and the photographer has never shot a rustic wedding, they might not be a good fit.
6. Be conscious!
There is a difference between good and great and that can be hard for an untrained eye to see. You may think your venue is perfect but it could have really difficult lighting. Your ceremony time maybe later which can cause portraits to be at dusk. You may not realize that you have challenging lighting and technical elements to your day. It is so important to know that your photographer can handle any lighting situation and the quality of their work shows that. Do they only show pictures of bride and groom? Ask to see more. You will know the difference if you just study a little more rather then see a few pictures you like and then inquire.
Thanks for stopping by! Congrats and we wish you the best of luck finding your photographer!
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Andrew + Chrissy Photography