Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are looking for your wedding photographer and planning your wedding day.
- Research. We can’t stress this enough. Spend time thinking about what attracts you and what you like and consider it in relation to what you want from your photographer. You should know enough about yourself to know what you like and what you don’t. Find a photographer who matches your style and whose photos will stand the test of time. You don’t want to look back at your wedding photos and say, “what was I thinking? That vintage look is sooooo 2009.”
- Build in time for portraits: Your wedding day may be the only day where all of your family and friends are assembled in the same place at the same time and you’re actually alive to enjoy it. Make sure to allot enough time to commemorate the love and community that the day represents. We recommend you allot at least 30 minutes for couple portraits and another 30 minutes for family portraits.
- Speak up. Don’t be afraid to ask your photographer for specific shots. Are there special DIY projects or articles of clothing you want to get details of? Are their special family members we should highlight? The earlier you do this the better – ideally when we first meet. Still, don’t be afraid to communicate your inspirations on the wedding day. If you are inspired by something and moved to set up a shot or see something poignant, by all means let us know so we can capture it for you!