Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

How NOT to Choose a Wedding Photographer

By at September 23, 2013 | 3:29 pm

You have seen it on practically every wedding photographer's web page and in bridal magazines. It seems that everyone wants to give the bride and groom advice on how to choose a wedding photographer. Most of what I have read is sound and useful advice, but I thought it might be helpful to write an article that explores this in more detail. So lets look at the mistakes

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Available light in Wedding Photography?

By at August 18, 2013 | 4:05 pm

Well sometimes it's yes and sometimes it's YES! Often light is not where you'd think it is. Like in a bright field of flowers, which, while pretty, causes squinting and dark shadows. And camera flashes? I shudder every time someone fires off a flash when there is great light all around them. They have their place but not when they kill the beauty of what's already there,

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Photography Styles – A Different Kind of Difference

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:59 pm

One word of caution, the style of photographs do have some technical and procedural differences in how your wedding is shot. For example: Degree of control - Traditional photographers and fashion style shooters tend to do a fair amount of directing (you & your guests) in order to achieve their results. Photojournalistic guys can be more a fly on the wall, somewhat

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How Many Photos should your Photographer Take?

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:39 pm

How many photos do I take? How many do you want? I know that I'm not supposed to answer a question with a question but it's a question I get asked all the time. That's probably because it can be measured, like my fee or how many hours I stay at a wedding. Easy questions. Trouble is, it's tough to answer. So before I answer it, let's think about the question: How

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Look for the Light When Choosing a Photographer

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:36 pm

Why do you like certain photographs? It's interesting to think why any picture might interest you, spark a reaction. Having more insight into your own visual "aesthetic" and you do have one, might give you a better compass for finding the right photographer for your wedding. Or it could make your picture taking more fun. So back to the question, why a particular

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Looking for a wedding photographer? Here are 15 must-ask questions!

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:30 pm

When looking for a wedding photographer, it's easy to become overwhelmed. You want to find a photographer whose style is in line with your wedding style. You also want someone who is professional, experienced, talented, and a pleasure to work with. It's important to meet with the wedding photographer before signing a contract! Your wedding photographer

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When Looking for a Photographer What Photography Style is Right for You?

By at July 30, 2013 | 8:06 pm

Finding your photographer is like going through a visual/verbal maze. There are more labels than you can shake a stick at, as my dad used to say. One problem is that there is a belief that photographers' styles fall crisply into neat groupings, like traditional, photojournalistic, fashion, etc. Deb Carpenito of WeddingPhotoUSA has several nice articles two of the most

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Is There a Right Price for Wedding Photography?

By at September 7, 2011 | 9:38 am

As a leading resource on finding wedding photographers we are often asked, what is the right price for wedding photography? Specifically what is the typical cost, and do wedding photographers get paid by the hour or by the event? All great questions that circle around the same concept: what is the price for wedding photography? The question seems simple enough for a

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Choosing a Wedding Photographer 2.0

By at January 4, 2011 | 1:14 pm

At least once or twice a week, one of the brides coming to my studio for a consultation, walks in, sits on the couch, and as soon as her purse hits the coffee table, out comes the list. It's a list of questions for your wedding photographer that she has found in a bridal magazine or website. Unfortunately, most of them contain obvious questions like do you have a

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