Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
"Weddings are events you can't do over. While making sure you get a photographer that's going to deliver is difficult, it's a must. When your meeting
with potential photographers asking to run a mock photo session with them is a good way to see if you click. Since most shoot digital it's probably not going
to cost them anything to snap a few shots for you to view. It's a great way to see first hand what you can expect from them on your wedding day."
Christine of Photography by Christine Bowen
Herlong, California Wedding
Planning an outdoor wedding, and can't predict the weather? You want to trust in your photographer's abilities to create stunning images in response to all sorts of conditions. Ask to see images from weddings where weather struck! Wind or rain! How creative was the photographer's solution? Do the images feel flat, with the same old tent interior, or did serendipity find it's way in; producing new angles, a stroke of cloud burst, a misty, glistening bride?
- Jennifer of Aphrodite Wedding Photography
Portsmouth, New Hampshire Wedding Photographer
"Your wedding day is a long stressful day. You will spend many hours with your photographer(s). If you are comfortable with them and they with you, your photos will reflect that. Spend more money on the things that are most important to you. If photography is important to you the extra money you might spend to get someone who you thought was out of your league could be worth it to you in the long run. Lower prices don't always produce the best results, and in the case of most professional photographers, you get what you pay for.
You're going to be looking at these photos for the rest of your life, so take your time choosing a photographer! View their website, talk to them, meet with them in person. You want to make sure that you not only love their work, but that you want to see yourself in them. This is the only part of your wedding day that you'll have to remember it with for the rest of your life, choose carefully.
Communicate often with your photographer before the wedding day. Make sure that your photographer understands the photos that are the most important to you and your family. It is helpful to write out a list for your photographer so they will know who the important family members are and who they should focus on when taking pictures throughout the day. Appoint someone, (usually the best man) to gather the individuals when needed and to help identify specific family members."
- Henry of LensWiz Digital Photography, Marlborough, MA Wedding
"When choosing a photographer it is important to do three things. Of course you should look at hard copy examples of their work and seek recommendations from former clients but at least once during your consultation, I think it is important to laugh with your photographer. Sounds strange but if you can't find something on common ground to laugh about at an informal meeting, then it will be terribly difficult on your wedding day when things can be much more tense to be at ease with your photographer. I find that if I can make my clients laugh, I get much more interesting and inviting pictures."
- Chris of Photoplay Photography, Charlotte, NC Wedding Photographer
"Choosing the right photographer is a matter of taste! There are lots of great photographers across the U.S. There are many different types of wedding photography. We've all heard the buzzwords... photo journalistic, contemporary, magazine style, traditional. It all boils down to liking what you see. Look at the photographer's most recent weddings. Most photographers call these "featured weddings" on their website. In most cases, this represents the photographer's photographic style.
Does the photographer you are considering photograph in the style that you like? If not, are they experienced in other types of wedding photography...and willing to photograph in that style. If not, then you should consider another photographer. You will treasure you photographs for decades. In essence, they become your first family heirloom. Your wedding portraits should showcase your wedding day beauty and romance in a style that is reflective of who you are and what you envisioned.
Mauldin Photography offers modern wedding photography for today's bride. We are not out to create carbon copy wedding photography. Every wedding is photographed from the perspective of capturing that particular bride and love story. Our goal is for you to be thrilled with the results. If our style is not for you, by all means, find another photographer - I promise our feelings will not be hurt. Remember, our goal is for you to be thrilled."
- Cheryl of Mauldin Photography
Newport, Arkansas Wedding Photographer
"When making your selection for a Professional Wedding Photographer you do not want to waste time with a photographers collection of best images. Study the consistency and quality of at least three complete weddings. This will show you what you realistically can expect in a single wedding, your wedding."
- Tiger of The Photography of Tiger Cosmos
Greensboro, North Carolina Wedding Photographer
"Pick a photographer that you feel comfortable talking to and working with. It will help you feel relaxed in front of the camera. Your wedding photos will reflect your ease and appear candid."
- Kristine of Kristine Crawford Photography
Belmont, MI Wedding Photographer
"Make sure your personality and that of your photographer make a perfect match. You will spend the bulk of your day with this vendor. Be sure you are excited that they are the 'one'."
- Lisa of Lisa Marie Photography
Birmingham, AL Wedding Photographer