THE DECISION IS FOREVER, JUST LIKE YOUR VOWS ARE!
Yeah, yeah, I know, you've heard it before, but... THE PHOTOS ARE ALL YOU HAVE LEFT AFTER YOUR BIG DAY! Well, that and your spouse. Just let that really sink in for a moment.
You will be looking at these photos for THE REST of your LIFE! They are going to hang on that wall of yours, be your Facebook profile picture, fill up your albums and be your Mom's favourite pictures ever (Except for that one pic of you from Kindergarten where you were awkwardly holding an apple. Yup I have that one too). Your kids are going to stare at these pictures for hours and show them to all their friends. So please, dear bride-to-be, I beg of you; PICK A PHOTOGRAPHER WHOSE WORK YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE AND TRUST!
2. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
I hate to break it to you, but sometimes things go wrong on your big day.
Be sure to ask your photographer questions like: - What will you do if it starts to rain?- Do you have a second shooter to capture moments you might miss?- What will you do if we run behind schedule and you have 10 minutes to shoot our couple photos?
3. MAKE SURE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER IS NICE TO THE WAITER.
You know that saying that goes: "If he/she is not nice to the waiter, he/she is not a nice person?" Yeah, that one applies to wedding photographers too. You might think, what does this have to do with my wedding pictures? Well... EVERYTHING! You feel super comfy around your photographer, as they will be right next to you in some of the most vulnerable moments of your life. You don't want mister grumpy pants making you feel like there is something on your face when you say your vows. You want someone who can make you laugh with the love of your life when you feel overwhelmed by all the attention.
4. TRENDS ARE SUPER DANGEROUS
As photographers, we have seen tons of editing trends come and go. Be sure when you pick your photographer, that you really love their editing style and that you are not just following a trend.
5. ASK TO SEE EVERYTHING!
It's important to remember that your wedding consists of much more than just couple photos. Ask your photographer to show you pictures from the ceremony and reception as well as how they approach family portraits on the day and make sure that you are happy with their answer.