I thought about writing today’s post highlighting how to choose your wedding photographer, but then decided that an actual photographer’s view would be much more insightful! That being said, we have a special guest post on the blog today! This one comes from Rachel Wakefield of Rachel Wakefield Photography, an international wedding and portrait photographer!
I know that when you are planning a wedding it can feel overwhelming. Hopefully you have an incredible wedding coordinator or planner to help you in this exciting time! When it comes to photography, how do you get the best? Who is the best photographer out there?
Sticking with three simple points will help you hire the best wedding or elopement photographer.
1. ARTISTIC STYLE
What’s number one to most brides next to price? Artistic style of work. More and more, brides are being inspired by photographers and hiring whoever they want from other cities and countries. Searching for the photographer who captures what matters most to you is a definite must. Don’t let distance rule out who you hire for your wedding day. If you love their style, reach out.
Looking back at what your “must haves” are, you have to determine what you want to spend your money on. Some brides want to spend very low (under one thousand) and others have no limit, spending up to ten thousand and beyond. It all depends on what you want. Hiring an exclusive photographer is crucial if you want your day remembered in an incredible way. Price does reflect work, more often than not. Taking the time to put photography at the top of your list won’t disappoint. You may not see why until after your day. But it is worth it. Figure out how much of your budget (if you have one) should go towards preserving your day forever.
I believe that building trust with your photographer can go such a long way. By the end of the day I pretty much know every family member you both have and am hugging your mom letting her know how much I will miss her! It’s very hard to part with everyone after a wedding day. Sounds somewhat silly, but the trust I now have between every single one of my clients is pretty amazing. Clients become friends. And friends trust each other.
Style, price and trust. There you have it ladies.
We’re so happy to work with Rachel this coming wedding season!