The Most Important Qualification for your Wedding Photographer
You’ve just gotten engaged, and there is so much to do to plan the day. There are guests to invite, venues to pick, dresses to try on . . . and a wedding photographer to choose.
Do I like this person?
Of course, the first impulse is to judge a photographer based on whether they fit your budget or whether you like their images—but that’s not the right question to ask. The number one question you should ask instead is: do I like this photographer as a person?
You’re going to spend your entire day with your photographer—so you need to know that they care about you and not just the pictures at the end of the day. Can you talk with your photographer and have a good conversation? Do they ask the right questions to find out what’s important to you? Do they know how to help you on your wedding day? Will they be sympathetic to what you think is most important? Will they be people you want at your wedding? Are they loving and friendly?
Yes, of course, their images should be good, and of course, you should be conscious of your budget. But there are so many amazing photographers and artists out there—and not all of them will mesh with you personally. You don’t want to be gritting your teeth on your wedding day dealing with someone who is only in it for themselves—you want to have someone by your side who is in tune with you as well as your fiancé and your family. You want someone who is sensitive to your needs, ready to help and serve, ready to make your day run smoothly—all while getting the most genuine and authentic memories possible.
We have a few suggestions for things to look for as you shop for a photographer that will ensure that your photographer is in it for you:
- When you meet them, do they bring up cost and contract first thing or do they want to get to know you?
- Do they take the time to listen and answer your questions?
- Are they welcoming?
- Do they make you feel comfortable?
When you find the photographers who make you feel comfortable, who listen and understand and try to honor your traditions, family dynamics, emotions, and the core of your relationships—you’ve found the people you need.
Let’s face it—it’s your wedding day. You need a photographer who gets you.
We’d love to be those photographers. Please feel free to contact us to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you.