Some housekeeping items!
Okay, before we talk about this, I want you to take a deep breath. No, actually. I’ll count you down. 3..2..1..breathe.
You are in the right place to get some ideas about how to choose the right photographer for your day, my friend. It’s going to be amazing.
Okay, now that we’ve reset, let’s get right into it.
The meat and potatoes
If you want to pick the right photographer for your day, you’re going to want to consider four specific things!
Set a date and time to dream about the kind of photographic experience you want with your person.
This may sound super simple, but if you’re newly engaged, you likely have NO idea what you want in photography or how the process works, so it can really give you a lot of peace of mind going into searching for photographers having an idea of what you want!
Here are questions to ask each other
- What kind of style of photos do you want?
- What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of how you want to FEEL on your wedding day?
- Close your eyes, what type of photos do you see?
Follow up to #1 – Do you see the day you envisioned on the photographer’s website and social media?
If you don’t see it, chances are they can’t give you what you’re looking for, and that’s okay!
Do you have a connection with them?
You want to feel comfortable and safe with the photographer who’s going to be with you on one of the most intimate and monumental days of your life! Do you feel like you can establish a friendship with them? THIS is what’s going to allow you to get authentic photos on your day. Uncomfortable relationships don’t make for REAL photos!
Do you trust them?
Simply put, picking a photographer you don’t trust to capture the day the way you see it is a bad idea.
You don’t want to invest in a photographer that makes you feel like you have to control and lead the process.
You want to invest in someone who knows how to gracefully lead the process so you don’t have to (Is someone clapping in this house with me?!).
You ought to sit back and relax for this one!
Are these tips helping you? I hope so!
Well, before you go, I want to say something you likely didn’t expect me to say: I want you to use this litmus test on US!
Yes, we are ALL about finding the right photographer fit, so if you use this guide and find out, we don’t fit the vision you have, no hard feelings, we’re excited about your dream fit!
If this was helpful, let us know below, we love meeting new people!