Booking your wedding photographer, in my opinion, is one of the biggest decisions in planning your wedding. But don’t freak out! Once you know what to ask and what you’re looking for, it’s an easy stress-free, and even super fun step in planning your wedding! Before you start reaching out and asking questions to photographers, ask these questions to yourself:
Some common styles/buzz words are editorial, journalistic, romantic, edgy, timeless, etc. Make sure you know what you mean when you say these so that you and your photographer are on the same page. Do you want it to look soft, whimsical and romantic? Or do you love color, artsy shots, and unexpected angles? Some brides may say that they want “romantic”, but all their favorite pins are colorful and edgy. Not sure? Schedule a consultation with some photographers that you like. Sometimes just talking with a photographer and describing how you want them to look or feel will help!
Are you looking for someone who is a soft-spoken, fly-on-the-wall type personality, or someone who can command a room and will be dancing alongside your party guests? This is such an important thing to think about beforehand and decide because there are SO MANY TALENTED wedding photographers! Many brides get overwhelmed and stressed out before they event start. Make sure you grab a coffee and actually meet the photographer’s you’re interested in. You might love their Instagram, but then find out that they drive you crazy in real life.
Once you know what you want, then you’re ready to start looking for your perfect match! Don’t worry about being too picky when it comes to your photographer. They should be someone that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed and beautiful because they are going to be with you all day. It’s not like your caterer will be following you around (although that would solve the age-old dilemma of not getting to eat at your wedding!).
Top ten things you should ask when hiring a wedding photographer:
Now that I’ve given you some insight into the questions you should ask, you are ready to walk into any consultation full of confidence! I believe that in addition to having an amazing wedding photographer, you should be able to hire someone that you “click” with (no pun intended). So let’s grab a coffee and see if we would be a good fit! Because if we are, I would love to be at your wedding.