So. Many. Decisions. Planning a wedding requires for you to make a lot of decisions, from what you'll wear to where you'll honeymoon! As a wedding professional, my engaged friends have time and time again come to me with the question, "Evelyn, how do I know how to choose my wedding photographer? What should I be looking for? What should I be asking?"
There are a number of variances amongst wedding photographers including, and not limited to, price point, products and services offered, and style of work. In the end, I believe that there are two nonnegotiable factors that every couple should feel confident with when choosing their wedding photographer.
Love your photographer's photos.
Do you want your wedding photos to look similar to what is presented on your potential wedding photographer's website? Do you love the photos you see? Look at how couples are posed and are interacting. Look for photos that take your breathe away. Choose a wedding photographer who's work you love because your photos will be a reflection of your photographer's style.
I am a natural light photographer: I use natural sunlight to create bright and airy photos that are still true to life. I capture the classic poses and then quickly move into providing direction for you to get get comfortable and capture you both in natural smiles, laughs, and cuddles.
Ensure that you like your photographer.
I tell my friends and potential brides and grooms that vibing with their photographer is critical: can you see yourself spending a large part of your wedding day with this person? They will be with you during the most intimate moments of your day: when the dress is put on, during your first look, and during portraits, potentially the only 'alone' time you two will have in the day where you won't be surrounded by others.
My past couples have told me I have made them feel at ease: my job is photographer, cheerleader, back up planner, friend. I believe in paying attention to the details: I fluff dresses, straighten bow ties, and ensure every hair is in place. I have been told I am professional in demeanor, in dress, and in providing upmost service throughout the wedding planning process. I believe in being excited with, as well as a resource to, my couples throughout the wedding planning process.
I encourage my girlfriends (and male homies, too!) to get to know the person behind the camera, and this is why I love getting to know my couples beforehand as well. I want to ensure your expectations match what I can deliver and we are a great personality match.