Wedding Tip Wednesday | Choosing a Photographer

How to Chose A Wedding Photographer

This is a question I recieve moreso from friends and family then from potential clients, but it’s one of the biggest questions a couple have to wrestle with when planning their big day.

And the truth of the matter is this.  Find someone who’s work compels you to spend hours going through it, and makes you smile uncontrollably shot after shot.  The price isn’t important, because as we mentioned before, these aren’t just snapshots.  Your wedding pictures are a time capsule that you will come back to again and again.  They are both a visual story of your wedding day, and a historical record to pass down to your grandchildren’s grandchildren.

After it’s all said and done, after the ceremony has wrapped, after the cake has been devoured, after the dress has been packed away, and the decorations placed into boxes, your wedding photographer is the person most responsible for bringing back all those memories decades after the event.

That’s a pretty big responsibility.

So find someone who’s work you cant live without, as opposed to someone who’s work you can simply live with.

When hunting for photographers, don’t just base your assessment off of somebody’s portfolio online.  Most wedding photographers will only post a few choice images.  What you want to make certain of is that even the “common” shots that a photographer captures are compelling.  This is one of the reasons we keep our client galleries open to the public for viewing.  We want our customers to know full well what we are capable of producing from the start to the finish…not just our choice work, but every image our customers receive.

Photographs are crystallized memories given physical form on paper.   They are gateways to the past, and the best preservation of your big day.   It’s very rare that a couple don’t have to work within a budget.  But if there is ever a spot where you should be willing to splurge a little, it should always be your photography.