Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
"When choosing a suitable photographer for your wedding, among the many considerations, be sure that the sample photographs speak to you emotionally. You want to feel connected to the moments and emotions conveyed in the images. If not, then the author of the sample images is not the right photographer for you. Also, do not regard wedding photography as an expense. Wedding photography is an investment that increases in emotional value with time. Therefore, budget appropriately for this investment because it is the most valuable one that you will make in your wedding. Lastly, remember that you get what you pay for. Seek the best possible photographer that your money can afford. The factors that distinguish "the best" are training, experience, accreditations, awards, business approach and structure, and most relevantly, how the photographer's images move you on an emotional level."
- James of Bridal Sands, Inc.
Trujillo Alto, PR Wedding Photographer
"Brides, do not limit your photographer search when looking at price ranges. Look at the photographer portfolio and ensure that he/she has a good
variety of photographs. Numerous great photos from one wedding does not show versatility with the camera."
- Steven of Studio Saldana
New York, NY Wedding Photographer
"Look for the light, a good photographer will display good use of lighting on their subjects, poor lighting is a sign of lack of experience."
- Ena of MM Digital Photography
Jacksonville, NC Wedding
"Select a professional photographer that you connect with. During your interview if you feel comfortable talking with them and your personalities mesh, hire them. If makes the day that much more enjoyable when you and your photographer have fun...and it will show in your photos. A pre-wedding photo shoot is also a great way to get to know each other."
- Dawn of Galleria Studios, Fishers, IN Wedding Photographer
"When choosing a wedding photographer, the most important thing to consider is personality. You will be spending many hours with your photographer, if you are comfortable with your photographer as a person, your photos will benefit greatly."
- Mark of Marks Brides, Birmingham, AL Wedding Photographer
"The best advice I can give a bride and groom who are planning a wedding with a budget is to spend more money on the things that are most important
to them. Photography important to you? The extra $500 you might spend to afford someone who you thought was out of your league could be worth it to you in
the long run. Lowest prices don't always produce the best results, and in the case of most professional photographers, you get what you pay for!"
Adam of Adam Czap Photography, Northville, MI Wedding Photographer
"You're going to be looking at these pictures for the rest of your life, so take your time choosing a photographer! You want to make sure that you not only love their pictures, but that you want to see yourself in them. This is the only part of your wedding you get to keep, so make sure you love it!"
- Jason of The Hudsons - Modern Wedding Photography, Fayetteville
AR Wedding Photographer
- Pete of , Wilmington DE Wedding Photographer
"When looking at a photographers portfolio, if looking for a photojournalistic style, choose a photographer who clearly shows that they can "capture the moment". Usually this means a photographer who has past experiance in the news business capturing the moment and who has fast professional camera equipment. The portfolio should show alot of emotion."
- Pat of Pat Crowe Photography, Middletown DE Wedding Photographer