Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
"When selecting a wedding photographer, one of the first things you want to ask yourself is, "What style of photography will best suit my
There are many different types of photographers, with many different styles. You can have the traditional style, which is the most prominent and includes a
variety of different poses in different locations to portray the love between you and your partner.
Another style that has become popular recently is the photojournalistic style. Capturing all of the details and telling the story of your wedding day in all
its intricacies - before, during, and after. This is a great way for you to remember by seeing your day played out from many different perspectives and many
The fine art perspective is the ultimate attention to detail when it comes to wedding photography. Many photographers do offer this, however few can follow
through on this claim unless they have a background in fine art. Making each photo a work of art is the passion of most photographers, and is also the desire
of many brides & grooms.
Keep an eye out for these styles, among others, when looking for a wedding photographer. My suggestion would be a combination of all three so you have alot
of variety in your photos when it is all said and done.
Researching different prices vs. what you get for the price is also a very important question. Experience in the industry IS important, however the quality
and number or images presented for you based on the price is very important as well.
Ask your photographer for samples of their work, if they offer products such as storybook albums, or even sample prints, so you can see firsthand the quality
you can expect. You deserve to see what your final product is going to look like.
Probably THE most important question that you need to ask yourself before booking a wedding photographer is, "Do I feel comfortable with this person?"
On your wedding day, your photographer will be like your sidekick. His or her job is to focus on you and be as close to the "action" as possible. If you do
not feel comfortable around this person, then you probably should not book them because they will be intimately involved in almost every aspect of your
- Noah of Noah J Orr Photography, Honolulu, HI Wedding
"If your budget allows it is a good idea to do a photo session with your selected wedding photographer. You wouldn't buy a car without a test
drive...once you find the right person, make sure they measure up!"
- Laura of Three Lights Photography, LLC, Middleburg VA Wedding Photographer
"I always say, that on your wedding day your allowed to be a diva. Just be youself, and most of all. Have a connection with your photographer from
the beginning. For me having a good relationship with the couple means rewarding results."
- Adel of Adel Photos, Columbia SC Wedding Photographer
"If you go to a large photo company you may not meet your photographer until your wedding day. It's important to feel comfortable with your
photographer since he/she will be with you for several hours before, during, and after your wedding day. Hire the same person who will shoot your wedding.
- John of Times of Your Life Photography, Lake Worth FL Wedding
"Meet with your photographer in person, if possible. Ask lots of questions! Don't be satisfied with a few samples. Ask to see whole wedding proof books."
- Stephanie of Stephanie Dubsky Photography, Sarasota FL Wedding Photographer
"Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so don't settle for anything but the best. The bitterness of poor quality remains long
after the excitement of a great price!"
- Sue of Simply Elegant Weddings, Portsmouth NH Wedding Photographer
"Photography is a give and take relationship between the person being photographed and the photographer. You will feed off each other's enthusiasm
and build a solid relationship of trust. Make sure you choose a photographer who you are comfortable with and who makes you feel at ease. The photos will
be as wonderful as how you felt at the time!"
- Tracy of Tracy Turpen Photography, Swansboro, NC Wedding Photographer
"When searching for a wedding photographer, be sure to ask digital photographers about how they plan to archive your wedding photography files and
how long they keep this archive of images."
- Karrn of Lotus Photographic, Grand Rapids, MI Wedding Photographer