Let’s be really for a minute, okay? Wedding photography is expensive. Ya, I know it. And I know there are so many newly engaged brides searching out their perfect photographer only to be left in complete shock when they see that photographer’s prices.
But I really, truly believe that photography is the most important investment to make for your wedding. I know I probably seem super biased in saying that, but let’s think about it for a minute. Your day will fly by so fast, the cake will be eaten, your guests will go home, and all of the details you’ve spent months preparing will be taken down. And over time, your memories of that perfect day when you stood up and said "forever” to your person will begin to fade, and you will be left with photographs.
Maybe your uncle has a nice camera. Maybe you know a friend willing to do it on the cheap. But the difference between a hobbyist and professional is all the detail. The little moments and emotions that they are trained to look for. The experience in fast-paced events and the ability to be one-step ahead of the schedule. The knowledge of a wide range of lighting conditions. Anticipating moments, and knowing where to be looking and when.
You want to look back at your wedding photos and feel all of it all over again. And that is exactly what you need to be searching for in a wedding photographer. I truly believe that it is possible to find a photographer who is a good match for you at all difference price points. And I am by no means advocating you spend beyond your means just to have “the best” photographer you can find. What I am saying, is when making your budget, keep in mind the importance of your memories. And find someone you absolutely trust to capture them for you.
With all of that said, here are a few quick tips on finding your perfect-match photographer.