Finding the right photographer for you will help you feel confident in wedding planning and on the day itself. Every photographer handles style, pricing, planning, and gallery delivery a little differently- Check out the “this or that” questions below to help you decide what kind of photographer is the best fit for you!
Cheery & playful style posing
Light and airy editing style
Warmer skin tones (yellows & oranges)
Serious & vogue style posing
Dark and moody editing style
Cooler skin tones (blues & grays)
As you are looking at websites and instagram profiles, take note of what styles you’re most drawn to! Be sure to see how the photographer handles different lighting situations (i.e. a sunny mountain side vs. a dark reception hall).
Help you create a timeline, family shot list, and provide planning resources
Instruct posing (i.e. what to do with your hands!)
Keep the day on track with the timeline & collaborate with your other vendors
Be hands off in the planning process
Let you do your thing- more documentary style
“Fly on the wall”- just show up & take the pictures!
You will spend a lot of time with your photographer on your wedding day- it’s important to find someone who you like and vibe with!
Packages designed for your specific needs
Bundle packages for engagement session, second shooter, etc.- included in your total price!
Travel costs, taxes, and fees included in your package price
Generic price list
Add on/ a la cart pricing for engagement session, second shooter, etc.- pick what you want!
Travel costs, taxes, and fees added on to package price
These are good questions to consider and ask when choosing a photographer. As you are looking at websites and instagram profiles, take note of what styles you’re most drawn to!
High resolution and web size photos-access to download/print all of the images
You can choose to print photos through their shop or elsewhere
Offers services such as sneak peak photos, album design, gallery protection, etc.
Low resolution and/or watermarked photos- only pay for the photos you want to download/print
You must print photos through their shop to ensure high quality images
Whether you want download and print your own photos, or have more hands on help from your photographer is a personal preference. Choose what’s best for you!
As you begin to search websites, fill out contact forms, and get on consultation calls, consider what is most important to you. Investing in your wedding photography will help you remember your special day forever!