What to look for and exciting news!

If you are engaged, will be engaged or just really like post that people who are getting married should read, you will want to read this!

First, let me tell how absolutely ECSTATIC I am about having one of my bridal images featured on snapknot.com.  Oh my goodness, that is absolutely amazing!  Here is the blog post, if you would like to read it.

Okay, now to get on to the reason for this blog.

Do you know exactly what to look for when you are shopping around for a wedding photographer?  Do you know what style of photography fits the vision you have for your day?  What about the photographer’s workflow, presence and philosophy about how they do their job?

Let me tell you a little about me and how I would answer the above questions, then you can check out this blog post to get more ideas of what each photography style looks like.

My philosophy when it comes to shooting your wedding is to get to know my client through in-person meetings, emails, texts, phone calls and whatever is needed to accomplish what we need to do.  Does that mean I will be bugging you constantly?  NO, but I have no problem taking those calls, texts, emails and meetings to help plan, alleviate any concerns and answer questions.  Getting married is a big deal!

What you should be looking for is:  Does the photographers look match my vision?  Check out their work on their website, blog, FaceBook page and more…do your research before you even contact them!  Can I afford their services?  Again, do your research!  Many photographers offer standard packages, but can also build a package to fit your budget needs.  Are they in my location?  Do they offer everything I am looking for within the session as well as products and services I am looking for?  What amount is required as a retainer and do they offer payment plans?

These are just a few of the many items to consider when looking for a bridal photographer.  If you check out their work and love it and their work is in your budget (remember, to ask about a custom package if you are close, but not quite there financially), contact them and make an appointment to meet.  Even if the photographer meets all the criteria, if you don’t connect or feel comfortable with them KEEP LOOKING!  It is imperative to enjoy time with your photographer and feel comfortable that they are going to give you the kind of experience you are looking for.  Not all people instantly click, so it is important to find one you “click” with.

As for me, I am a natural light photographer, but am skilled with and work with a flash for receptions and night-time shoots.  I use a mixture of both traditional/classic and photojournalistic approach to all my sessions, including bridal sessions, along with bridal portraits for the bride and groom.  My editing style is natural with clean processing.  You can see more of my bridal style by looking through my photo galleries here.

So, what are your thoughts?  Did I miss anything?  I would love to hear what is important to you in a bridal photographer!  Thanks for taking the time to read this, I can’t wait to hear from you!

Hugs,

April

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