When your significant other pops the question, the wonderful sense of love and euphoria that you feel seems to last a lifetime… but when you start rolling up your sleeves ands actually planning the wedding it can be enough to make you wish you’d run for the hills as soon as that box came out of their pocket. All joking aside, wedding planning can be a stressful affair, and with so much to manage, it can be the cause of substantial stress and even place a strain on your relationship. But don’t worry, we’re here to lend you the benefit of our years of experience to help you get in right.
When it comes to wedding planning, your photographer is one of the most important choices you’ll make. After all, the wedding itself will only last a day, but their work will stay with you for the rest of your life. All wedding photographers are talented. But not all are the right fit for you. Here are some signs that you’ve found the perfect photographer for your wedding…
You want your photo album to look like their website
Most photographers will have a beautiful website. But you’ll know you’re onto something special when their website showcases work that’s exactly your kind of beautiful. Take a look at NYC based company A Day of Bliss Photography Inc. for an idea of what you should expect from a wedding photographer’s website. It’s not just gorgeous pictures (although there should be plenty of those), it’s about the passion that radiates through the screen and assures you that the photographer will dedicate themselves to taking incredible photos of your big day.
They dig your style as much as you dig theirs
A great wedding photographer will get excited about your wedding concept. They’ll have lots of great ideas about how they can make your aesthetic really pop in your photos and dig your style as much as you dig theirs.
They have a lot of experience with weddings
Many photographers do a little bit of everything. They may have one or two weddings, bar mitzvahs and birthdays under their belt but this is something that pays the bills rather than being where their true passion lies. That doesn’t mean that a wedding photographer can’t have other interests. But it’s a good idea to choose a photographer who has done a number of weddings, knows what to expect and where to position themselves to get the right shots at the right time. What’s more, if your wedding follows a non-Christian service (e.g. Jewish, Armenian, Hindu, Islamic etc.) it’s a good idea to ensure your photographer has experience with weddings like yours so that they know exactly what to expect and how long they need to make themselves available for.
They have a good knowledge of your venue
Finally, it’s definitely helpful when a photographer has a good knowledge of your wedding venue, has worked there before and has a good relationship with the staff. This means they know all the great little nooks in which great shots are taken and which areas catch the light most beautifully at certain times in the day.
When you photographer checks all of these boxes, you can be supremely confident that your “I do” will look beautiful for decades to come.