Helpful Tips for Selecting Your Wedding Photographer
Planning your wedding day can be a daunting task. It will be an amazing day filled with wonderful memories marking the beginning of your life together. In addition to finding your venue, rings, and clothing for the day, another important task is answering the question, "Who will be your wedding photographer?"
Here is a list of some of things you should consider when looking for a photographer to capture your wedding Memories.
The Photographer's Personality
This sounds like a silly thing to think about since you might ask, "Isn't your wedding photographer just another vendor?" The answer to that question is a bit more complex.
The reality is, your wedding photographer will spend more time with you, your family and your wedding group than any other vendor on your wedding day. The personality of your wedding photographer is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked or discounted. The personality of your photographer can set the tone for your entire wedding day and your bridal party. More than likely, you will be working with your wedding photographer for a year or more when you include your engagement session, wedding day photography and albums.
Price is always an important factor when selecting your photographer. However, price should not be the only consideration. Nearly everyone knows someone who heard a horror story when a wedding photographer was chosen based purely on price. The problem of choosing a photographer based strictly on price is when the event is over, your wedding photography will be one of the few things you have to remember your wedding day. If your photographer isn't a photographer with professional grade gear, staff and workflow, you could end up with images that didn't capture what you want to remember. Or worse, poorly lit, out of focus or missing images.
With your wedding day behind you, what will you do with the images from your wedding photographer? Most people decide to display them in a beautifully designed wedding album provided by their wedding photographer. Don't underestimate the importance of a wedding album from your wedding day. This is your first family heirloom and one keepsake you will have forever to look back on and revisit the memories from your wedding.
When selecting a photographer, you should look for an album that best represents you and your new family. Wedding albums are available in nearly every shape and size. You should ask your Wedding Photographer:
It's very easy to overlook the number of hours of coverage offered by your Wedding Photographer. Covering all the moments of your day typically requires your wedding photographer to be with you for 8 - 10 hours. This is an area where you need to be very careful. Many wedding photographers offer cut-rate prices by offering less hours than required to cover your wedding day. These often become hidden costs, or are added on after the fact, and once you realize it, it's often too late. Our collections cover the moments of the couple getting ready through to the first dances.
Number of Photographers
How many photographers are needed for your dream wedding? Nearly all weddings require at least two wedding photographers. This ensures your wedding photographer is focused on working with you and your group, while allowing the second wedding photographer to cover other events taking place at the same time.
We find by having two Wedding Photographers at your event, your wedding photography needs can be met while ensuring nothing gets missed from your wedding day. We include a second wedding photographer as part of our collections.
If you found these tips useful and you feel that our wedding philosophy matches what you're looking for, please e-mail or text us at (952)288-8617 or email us at [email protected] to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you!
"I can not express enough what a great experience I had with Cara. She did an amazing job of capturing our special day capturing everything from our causal moments all the way until the last dance. Our day went by so fast and it's truly wonderful to have great photographs to look back and remember the day! Cara is extremely professional, caring, creative and even went as far as learning our bridal party member names as well as our family....a truly outstanding photographer and person!" ~Denise and Mark